Quotes of firsthand

  1. If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience, it's intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about? – Beck
  2. It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth. – David Brock
  3. As an adoptive parent myself of foster children, I have seen firsthand the glaring problems of the system currently facing this Nation. – Dennis Cardoza
  4. Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos. – Jackie Gleason
  5. After 9/11, the businesses in my district and throughout the New York metropolitan area saw firsthand the result of a lack of availability of terrorism insurance. – Steve Israel
  6. Illegal immigration presents a huge problem. That is why I decided to spend a week along the southern border to see firsthand how bad the problem is and, more importantly, what Congress can do to fix it. – Ric Keller
  7. As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother, I know firsthand the importance of a quality education. – Sue Kelly
  8. President Bush's emergency declaration for the State of Texas is great news for the people and communities that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need. – Randy Neugebauer
  9. In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing crime and drugs and improving public safety. – Jim Ramstad
  10. As a first generation Jewish American, I have witnessed firsthand Jewish immigrants who have come to this Nation in order to create a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations. – Jan Schakowsky
  11. I represent the Port of Philadelphia, and I know firsthand the important role that ports play in the national and global economy. I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating impacts on the port system. – Allyson Schwartz
  12. I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing... We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand – Rick Wagoner

Usage examples for firsthand

  1. That's not supposed to happen, but this is the only way to get it all firsthand – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  2. Men of action, whether inside fort walls, bartering in the tepee of the Indian, or off on silent trails alone,- it has been given to each of them to live life at firsthand – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  3. Perhaps the requirement of knowledge at firsthand for children has sometimes been pushed a little too far, with a deadening effect, for the progress of such knowledge is very slow and laborious. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  4. But it's firsthand Jack, if that's what you want. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  5. The English Records from 1792 to 1814, for access to which I have to express my thanks to Lord Granville, form a body of firsthand authority of extraordinary richness, compass, and interest. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  6. Unique as a mother, untiring in the service of humanity, and possessing extraordinary supernormal powers, she gave him, firsthand and from personal investigation, information and understanding of so unusual a character, that Mr. Saltus regarded the privilege of knowing her as an unmerited blessing. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  7. Hence, Si'Wren was able to learn firsthand of their deep- rooted fear, as the fateful decision was finally made to turn aside. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  8. He was very popular with the numerous important Hub citizens who made the long run out to the Manon- some bent on getting a firsthand view of the marvels of Old Galactic science, and a great many more bent on getting an early stake in the development of Manon Planet, which was rapidly approaching the point where its status would shift from Precol Project to Federation Territory, opening it to all qualified comers. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  9. Let us form some conception of what the Irish exiles suffered from the graphic picture painted in colors, somber but not untrue, by one who knew from firsthand experience the lot of the political prisoner. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  10. Now, from her new employer, she was to learn at firsthand how people in the world of fashion comported themselves. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  11. I promised you I'd let you in on the ground floor next time anything happened, so come on down here quick if you want to see some of his work at firsthand – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  12. Let the reader climb the stairs of some of the tenements in Elizabeth Street, or go through those in Union Street, Brooklyn, and he will get firsthand evidence. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  13. The firsthand experience of youth is not sufficient to effect the cure- and it may be that no years and no experience will purge the mind of this natural tendency. – Success (Second Edition) by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
  14. All along she had planned to go down herself, to see firsthand what an auction would be like, but at that instant the shifting breeze brought a sudden stench from the direction of the ship. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  15. Strange, in that moment of intensely personal life, how her memory was suddenly flooded with impersonal impressions of childhood, little regarded at the time and long since forgotten, but now recurring to her with the authentic and uncontrovertible brilliance which only firsthand experiences in life can bring with them- all those families of her public- school mates, the plain, ugly homes in and out of which she had come and gone, with eyes apparently oblivious of all but childish interests, but really recording life- facts which now in her hour of need stretched under her feet like a solid pathway across an oozing marsh. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  16. According to firsthand reports, she was a satisfactory cruiser, except that she was not very weatherly because her centerboard was too small. – The Migrations of an American Boat Type by Howard I. Chapelle
  17. How many settlers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland also were recruited from it, I know not; but the reader may have it at second- hand from me, as I had it at firsthand from my genealogist, that some Virginian names of the first quality originated in Whitechapel, which, in the colonizing times, was a region of high respectability, and not for generations afterwards the perlieu it became, and has now again somewhat ceased to be. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  18. Yes; as Larry the Bat he knew old Isaac, and he knew him not only personally but by firsthand reputation- he had heard the man cursed in blasphemous, whole- souled abandon by more than one crook who was in the old fence's toils. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard