Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely. 'Tis pedantry to estimate nations by the census, or by square miles of land, or other than by their importance to the mind of the time.
This quote suggests that when evaluating a country, one should prioritize the perspective and actions of the minority over the majority. Census data and land size should not be the sole measures of a nation's worth. Instead, the true significance of a country lies in its impact on the prevailing ideas and consciousness of the era. It highlights the importance of considering intellectual and cultural contributions rather than pure numerical or physical factors when assessing the value and influence of a nation.
As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures.
I'm not resigned, but I'm realistic too. The statistics in my case are very poor. Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long. And the other wager is, the part of the wager, it's a certainty you'll have a terrible time and you may wish you were dying because it's an awful process.
The question takes me through the spectrum of human emotion and psychology, to the darkest, recesses of the human heart where hypocrisy and insincerity duel. Yes it is! There are times when it is perfectly ok to tell a lie, and given the precise circumstances, expected of the noble being.