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Expedience

  • That woman ... would use the third-rising of a corpse for her ends.

  • ... her morality often changed color against the stronger color schemes of her wishes.

  • I will not stagger from expedient to expedient.

  • Perhaps it is the expediency in the political eye that blinds it.

  • ... it was his nature to make use of everything. It is an infallible sign of the second-rate in nature and intellect to make use of everything and every one. The genius is incapable of making use of people. It is for the second-rate clever people to make use of him.

  • Equity speaks softly and wins in the end. But it is expedience, with its loud voice, that sets the time of victory.

  • ... I encountered the Duke of Guise who was quite satisfied with the feud he saw breaking out in our family; he, being a cautious man, hoped to collect the ruins from the ship's disaster.

  • One must use the weapons one finds in one's path.