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Quotes of century

  1. The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. – John Berger
  2. So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960's, part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week. – Michael Beschloss
  3. I don't believe, in the 21st century in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries. – Joschka Fischer
  4. Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted. – John Kenneth Galbraith
  5. If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. – Auberon Herbert
  6. When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition. – James Hillman
  7. In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism. – C. L. R. James
  8. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been in existence for most of this century – C. Everett Koop
  9. Because the New Testament provides the primary historical source for information on the resurrection, many critics during the 19th century attacked the reliability of these biblical documents. – Josh McDowell
  10. I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century – Oliver North
  11. At the beginning of the new century it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation. – Li Peng
  12. The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West. – Henri Pirenne
  13. In sum, as we enter the 21st century the Euro -Atlantic community- North America and Europe together- has to face some tough challenges when it comes to improving our capability. – Lord Robertson
  14. It was wrong to allow Stalin to shape the European landscape of the 20th century It would be even more wrong to let him shape the landscape of the 21st century – Lawrence Summers
  15. Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria, Martyr, 4th century If ye keep watch over your hearts, and listen for the Voice of God and learn of Him, in one short hour ye can learn more from Him than ye could learn from Man in a thousand years. – Johannes Tauler

Usage examples for century

  1. Mr. Randolph rose and bowed low to Miss Betsey Taylor, with his right hand over his heart in the manner of half a century ago. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  2. The Space Age is barely a quarter of a century old. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  3. In 1875 a new plan was adopted and followed for a quarter of a century – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. All this last century has been leading up to it, as you see. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. Her mouth quivered as she said words she had not even dreamed of saying for more than a quarter of a century Will you- can you- forgive me?" – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  6. Yet it is only half a century ago that the men who owned them were making a gallant stir for patriotism's sake. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  7. We have had peace for a quarter of a century – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  8. He had not lived in a house in half a century – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  9. There are hardly six people in a century who can master it. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  10. He ought to be one of the most regular visitors at the Twentieth Century five o'clocks." – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  11. The latter started in the fifth century – Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus
  12. But that was half a century ago. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  13. What will London be like a century hence? – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  14. Can it exist till the end of this century – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  15. That was half a century ago, and more. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. It was much the same way in England during the early part of last century but they are far in advance of us now. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  17. Meanwhile more than a century had passed away. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  18. No, you're not too last- century – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  19. " In this world, in which I have lived nearly three- quarters of a century I have found nothing one- quarter so well worth living for as old friends," she said. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  20. But a duke now is not so great a man as a baron was but a century back. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli

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