Consumed

Famous quotes containing the word consumed:

    Who can measure the advantages that would result if the magnificent abilities of these women could be devoted to the needs of government, society and home, instead of being consumed in the struggle to obtain their birthright of individual freedom? Until this be gained we can never know, we can not even prophesy the capacity and power of women for the uplifting of humanity.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors.
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    A taxidermist stuffed a bear with such brio that he cried aloud “I love it!” A passing goddess, imperfectly understanding, but wishing to be responsive, kindly brought the beast to life. It consumed the artisan forthwith. Moral: Say what you mean.
    Stan Washburn (b. 1943)