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Quotes of meanest

  1. None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue. – Mary Astell
  2. The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world. – Edgar Watson Howe
  3. My books are very few, but then the world is before me- a library open to all- from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me- in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve. – Joseph Howe
  4. Love is of that excellent nature, that it is esteemed by the best of men, and accepted from the meanest persons; what then is the affection of a Father! – John Pearson
  5. Mankind is considered( by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything. – Dixie Lee Ray
  6. All human excellence is but comparative. There may be persons who excel us, as much as we fancy we excel the meanest – Samuel Richardson
  7. Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley. – Joel Rosenberg
  8. There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  9. I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  10. To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. – William Wordsworth

Usage examples for meanest

  1. The pilots were as ignorant of our situation as the meanest sailor in the squadron. ” – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  2. As is usual even in the meanest lodgings in Paris houses, a small antechamber gave between the front door and the main room. ” – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  3. They are the meanest medicines." ” – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  4. She employed her in the meanest work of the house: she scoured the dishes, tables, etc. ” – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  5. “ Fishes have different kinds o' tempers, you know, an' often it's the smallest creature that's the meanest – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  6. “ I had insulted him by the meanest the grossest distrust of the honor and the credit of his house, and that on the word of an absolute stranger, of a vagabond, if ever there was one yet. ” – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  7. She's the meanest girl. ” – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  8. 1. 'Mar' What meanest thou by that? ” – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  9. Though, as I have said, he was fully convinced of the folly of those notions which he had formerly entertained, yet he did not, as most of those braves do, go from one degree of extravagance to the other, that is, from daring everything to sinking into the meanest cowardice, for Hawes went to his death very composedly, as he had received the Sacrament the day before, with all the outward marks of devotion. ” – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  10. And I think it is not only true in this, but that the best of the actions of us all are so silly, that the meanest people begin to see through them, and contemn them. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  11. And I never saw but one of my brothers fight at school, and he fought the meanest boy in school and punished him well. ” – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  12. But lift me thine own self, As I am sure thou meanest – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  13. “ " If thou but boast to mortal ear The meanest charm thou find'st in me, If"- here his lips the sweet lips seal, Low- murmuring, " Love can ne'er reveal- It cannot breathe to mortal ear The charms it finds in thee!" ” – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  14. My heavens alive, seems some days as if I couldn'tbut just live, an' the meanest thing about a man is, he's so dead sure as he makes you happy, bein' around the house." ” – Susan Clegg and a Man in the House by Anne Warner
  15. Every one who has lived in China, and has kept his eyes open, must have noticed what a large measure of personal freedom is enjoyed by even the meanest subject of the Son of Heaven. ” – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  16. He is about the meanest man in town." ” – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  17. I'm happy, you're happy, we're all happy, even the meanest Irishman that walks along Broadway. ” – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  18. We may be sure that He delights even in the meanest and humblest of them, if only we take them to Him and say: 'All things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee. ” – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  19. He was the meanest man for hanging out on a fool thing I ever knew. ” – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  20. It seems to me it is the meanest thing there is. ” – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon

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