Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety-valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.
Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view.
Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved.
Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.
The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability, and something is bound to come of it.
The most popular labor saving device is still money.
A nuclear weapon of some dimension, whether it's actually a nuclear weapon, or a dirty bomb, or some kind of radiological device. Yes, I think it's probably a near thing.
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box - the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser.
IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device.
The Mobile Web Initiative is important - information must be made seamlessly available on any device.
Our information lives will be better served when we are free to get to our information from wherever we are, with any device available.
There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.
Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
The criminal law needs to be improved to meet new forms of crime, but to denounce financial devices which are useful and legitimate because use is made of them for fraud, is ridiculous and unworthy of the age in which we live.
Those are the things that, in the wrong hands - and certainly in our war on terrorism we also must attack proliferation and those nations that proliferate with chemical, biological and nuclear type devices, because that can cause the most catastrophic results.
Most of the people who had PCs did not have modems and could not use those PCs as communicating devices. They really were using them for spreadsheets or word processing or storing recipes or playing games or what have you.
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
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