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.
Press on! for in the grave there is no work and no device. Press on! while yet you may.
All for one, one for all, that is our device.
Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved.
The most popular labor saving device is still money.
Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view.
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.
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.
The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability, and something is bound to come of it.
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.
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.
But, when we started our product portfolio, we focused the mixed signal requirements first for image processing devices and then in audio applications , targeting our technology into the growing use of digital technology in consumer markets.
I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
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.
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business.
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.
Science consistently produces a new crop of miraculous truths and dazzling devices every year.
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.
To my knowledge, the Department of Homeland Security has focused on detection devices that are large, expensive, use a large amount of energy, and cannot easily be placed in or on a shipping container.
What's happened with society is that we have created these devices, computers, which already can register and process huge amounts of information, which is a significant fraction of the amount of information that human beings themselves, as a species, can process.
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