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Letter "H" » halving
«Let us, above all, be clear that, without a convincing program of debt relief to start the new millennium, our objective of halving world poverty by 2015 will be only a pipe dream.»
Author: Kofi Annan
, pipe dream
, The Millennium
«Women are the twin halves of men»
«'What? Ridden on a horse?''Yes''You're using coconuts!''What?''You've got two empty halves of coconuts and you're banging them together!''So?'»
«Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.»
«To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.»
«HALF, n. One of two equal parts into which a thing may be divided, or considered as divided. In the fourteenth century a heated discussion arose among theologists and philosophers as to whether Omniscience could part an object into three halves; and the pious Father Aldrovinus publicly prayed in the cathedral at Rouen that God would demonstrate the affirmative of the proposition in some signal and unmistakable way, and particularly (if it should please Him) upon the body of that hardy blasphemer, Manutius Procinus, who maintained the negative. Procinus, however, was spared to die of the bite of a viper.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, Body of
, The Cathedral
, The Negative
, three parts
«He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.»
«It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.»
«A problem shared is a problem halved»
«Someone once said that two halves make a whole. And when two halves move in together, it makes a whole lot of stuff. [Carrie]»