“The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc.”
C. Wright Mills
“Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue”
“In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.”
“The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution.”
Byron R. White
“Do the work that's nearest, / Though it's dull at whiles, / Helping, when we meet them,/ Lame dogs over stiles.”
“I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.”
Cato The Elder
“Well, between Scotch and nothin', I suppose I'd take Scotch. It's the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find.”
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