Quotation Explorer - 'Writ'

HABEAS CORPUS. A writ by which a man may be taken out of jail when confined for the wrong crime. - Ambrose Bierce
And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ; And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. - William Shakespeare
Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. - William Shakespeare
I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other, as this Writ of Assistance is. - James Otis
Here lies one whose name was writ on water. - John Keats
Nowhere is it writ that anthropoid apes should understand reality. - Terence McKenna
I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more. - Dorothy Parker
Life is a memory, then it is nothing. All law is writ in a seed. - Cormac McCarthy
In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride—it is always considered a sin. Therefore, no matter how the world uses the term, we must understand how God uses the term so we can understand the language of holy writ and profit thereby. - Ezra Taft Benson
According to inflation, the more than 100 billion galaxies, sparkling throughout space like heavenly diamonds, are nothing but quantum mechanics writ large across the sky. To me, this realization is one of the greatest wonders of the modern scientific age. - Brian Greene
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