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Lawrence Hargrave Quotes and Sayings

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The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing
birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
- Lawrence Hargrave

The wings are moved several times by hand to charge
the crank chamber with mixture,
which flows on through the external pipe and inlet
valve to the compression space and cylinder.
- Lawrence Hargrave

Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible.
- Lawrence Hargrave

To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge
as has come under my notice,
my own previously expressed views, and also describe
and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility.
- Lawrence Hargrave

 

If you direct your attention to the position of a bird
with regard to the wave surface,
it will speedily be noticed to be nearly always on
the rising side or face of the wave and moving apparently
at right angles to the wave's course,
but really diagonal to it.
- Lawrence Hargrave

Used as kites, these rigid stable aeroplanes are superior
to the very best cellular kites I can make;
they are lighter,
pull harder per square foot, attain a greater angle of elevation,
and have fewer parts.
- Lawrence Hargrave

As to the effect of the wave on the air,
we will suppose the water to be quite flat and the air motionless,
a heavy undulation comes on the scene,
it has to pass, so it pushes the air up with its face,
letting it fall again as its back glides onwards.
- Lawrence Hargrave

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Common sense steps in here and says:
Separate the parts you want to be mobile from the parts you want to be inert.
You have seen the result, and I know many have the skill to apply it.
- Lawrence Hargrave

It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when
the effect of cross seas,
wind at all angles and ever varying force,
arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area,
and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up.
- Lawrence Hargrave

And from a poise at this station the plane may swoop down,
at great disadvantage if close to the back of the wave,
at various slopes and directions till it cuts into
the air that is being raised by the face of the following wave,
which again enables it to resume its velocity.
- Lawrence Hargrave

The plane is simply abstracting the power stored in
the wave by a distant gale,
and using it to counteract gravity.
And if the work be continued long enough,
or a multitude of planes be continually drawing on the reservoir of power,
the wave must inevitably be flattened.
- Lawrence Hargrave

The closer the bird is to the surface of the water,
the firmer and more inelastic is the uplift of the rising air.
The bird appears to almost feel the surface with the tip of its weather wing.
- Lawrence Hargrave

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power.
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions,
all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
- Paul Engle

Jesus was all right,
but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
- John Lennon

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no extraordinary men...
just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
- William Halsey

I have a contract but it's not a commitment in the ordinary sense.
It's our ongoing conversation.
- Diane Sawyer

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear.
That there is no alternative way, so far discovered,
of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can
hold a candle to the productive activities that are
unleashed by a free enterprise system.
- Milton Friedman

The notes I have made are not a diary in the ordinary sense,
but partly lengthy records of my spiritual experiences,
and partly poems in prose.
- Edvard Munch

Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us;
ordinary men gain much.
- Walter Savage Landor

Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes:
one must make them when one reflects;
and whatever you may say,
I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It's an ordinary day for Brian.
Like, he died every day, you know.
- Peter Townsend

If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself,
I complain that they do not even think of themselves.
- Michel de Montaigne

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant
men in charge of affairs.
They expect too much of ordinary men.
- Thucydides

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer
lends so much more credence and attaches so much more
importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams...
Man...
is above all the plaything of his memory.
- Andre Breton

That's important to me, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary.
- Mark Haddon

This sounds an extraordinary statement to make,
but in fact all truth is very ordinary.
- Brian Perkins

An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand
books and thenceforward have at least one place in
the world in which it is possible to be happy.
- Augustine Birrell

It's easy to like the most popular films,
but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
- Danny Boyle

There's another way of making music,
by touching the lives and feelings of ordinary people.
- Gavin Bryars

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday
mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
- Iris Murdoch

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist,
as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
- Loren Eiseley

There is no doubt that this film is autobiographical,
but at the same time it also tries to portray an ordinary
couple in a language that everyone can understand.
- Sophie Marceau

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.
- Martin Scorsese

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people.
They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence,
ambition, and aggressiveness.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain,
is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into
the minds of ordinary men.
- Jacob Bronowski

The Apple II was not designed like an ordinary product.
It used crazy tricks everywhere.
- Andy Hertzfeld

They say the death of a parent puts you in time because
that means there's now no generation standing between you and ordinary death:
you're next.
I don't buy it.
- Bruce Jackson

I'm not that old, and I haven't lived a life so far from the ordinary,
really.
- Mariel Hemingway

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are
of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
- Thomas More

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley

The business of the poet is not to find new emotions,
but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry,
to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.
- T. S. Eliot

We're all pretty ordinary on paper.
- Michael Bergin

The ordinary man is involved in action,
the hero acts.
An immense difference.
- Henry Miller

On sand, you can never be sure of anything.
An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.
- Eric Cantona

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play
better than ordinary players at all.
- Al Alvarez

I wanted to look at them because I feel,
internally, that I am an ordinary person who has had an extraordinary life.
- Sidney Poitier

I am an ordinary person.
- Frances McDormand

Genius...
is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
- Ezra Pound

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington


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