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  • Not specifically. "Demons have been on Earth as long as we have. They're all over the world, in their different forms – Greek daemons, Persian daevas, Hindu asuras, Japanese oni. Most belief systems have some method of incorporating both their existence and the fight against them. Shadowhunters cleave to no single religion, and in turn all religions assist us in our battle. I could as easily have gone for help to a Jewish synagogue or a Shinto temple, or – Ah. Here it is.

    Fighting   Long   Greek  
    Cassandra Clare (2012). “Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instruments Series (5 books): City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls”, p.246, Simon and Schuster
  • Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.

    Military   Mean   America  
    Jimmy Carter (2013). “Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President”, p.492, University of Arkansas Press
  • But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism, and we are grateful for that. Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel continue anti-terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf.

    Military   War   Grateful  
  • She offered her mouth to him, as if enchanted. A Persian princess, a little Indian, a fox, a morning glory, a lovely wisteria--it always pleased them when you told them they looked like something, like something else.

  • If one doubts whether Grecian valor and patriotism are not a fiction of the poets, he may go to Athens and see still upon the walls of the temple of Minerva the circular marks made by the shields taken from the enemy in the Persian war, which were suspended there. We have not far to seek for living and unquestionable evidence. The very dust takes shape and confirms some story which we had read.

    Wall   War   Taken  
    Henry David Thoreau (2016). “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers”, p.178, Xist Publishing
  • Bill Gates is just a monocle and a Persian Cat away from being one of the bad guys in a James Bond movie.

    Funny   Humor   Cat  
  • By accident of geography, the world's major oil resources are in Shi'ite-dominated areas. Iran's oil is concentrated right near the gulf, which happens to be an Arab area, not Persian. Khuzestan is Arab, has been loyal to Iran, fought with Iran not Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. This is a potential source of dissension. I would be amazed if there isn't an attempt going on to stir up secessionist elements in Khuzestan.

    War   Iran   Oil  
  • Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.

    Mirrors   Hands   Pieces  
    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • I have just been given a very engaging Persian kitten... and his opinion is that I have been given to him.

    Cat   Opinion   Kitten  
  • It was better to be in chains with friends than in a garden with strangers. [An ancient Persian proverb.] So true, huh?

    "Why Bob Dylan deserves the Nobel Prize in Literature" by Robert Chalmers, Ocotber 13, 2016.
  • Whoever gives advice to a heedless man is himself in need of advice.

    Wisdom   Islamic   Men  
  • Although extraordinary valor was displayed by the entire corps of Spartans and Thespians, yet bravest of all was declared the Spartan Dienekes. It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that the Persian archers were so numerous that, their arrows would block out the sun. Dienekes, however, undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we will fight in the shade.

    Block   Archer   Fighting  
  • There is a Persian proverb: 'To test that which has been tested is ignorance.' To try to test something without the means of testing is even worse.

    Ignorance   Mean   Trying  
    Idries Shah (1988). “Caravan of Dreams”, p.217, Octagon Press Ltd
  • Good housewives all the winter's rage despise, Defended by the riding-hood's disguise; Or, underneath the umbrella's oily shade, Safe through the wet on clinking pattens tread, Let Persian dames the unbrella's ribs display, To guard their beauties from the sunny ray; Or sweating slaves support the shady load, When eastern monarchs show their state abroad; Britain in winter only knows its aid, To guard from chilling showers the walking maid.

    Winter   Support   Maids  
    John Gay (1826). “Gay's Fables and Other Poems: Cotton's Visions in Verse ; Moore's Fables for the Female Sex ; with Sketches of the Authors' Lives”, p.197
  • If Tehran insists on combining the Persian imperial tradition with contemporary Islamic fervor, then a collision with America and, indeed, with its negotiating partners of the Six is unavoidable. Iran simply cannot be permitted to fulfill a dream of imperial rule in a region of such importance to the rest of the world.

    Dream   Islamic   Iran  
    "The Next Steps With Iran". The Washington Post, p. A15, July 31, 2006.
  • Americans once believed that their prosperity and way of life depended on having assured access to Persian Gulf oil. Today, that is no longer the case. The United States is once more an oil exporter. Available and accessible reserves of oil and natural gas in North America are far greater than was once believed. Yet the assumption that the Persian Gulf still qualifies as crucial to American national security persists in Washington. Why?

    "Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us To Miss". May 7, 2017.
  • Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Hellenic Amphictiony and of the Lakedaimonians and of the Corinthians... and of all the Hellenic peoples, join your fellow-soldiers and entrust yourselves to me, so that we can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves to barbarians.

    Moving   Army   Greek  
    "Historia Alexandri Magni". Pseudo-Kallisthenes,
  • The poodle [Rufus] ate in the dining room with the rest of the [Churchill] family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus's meal.

    Dog   Dining   Meals  
  • Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

    Rumi (2015). “Selected Poems”, p.336, Penguin UK
  • Using overwhelming air power to utterly and completely destroy ISIS. To put things in perspective, in the first Persian Gulf War, we launched roughly 1,100 air attacks a day. We carpet bombed them for 36 days, saturation bombing, after which our troops went in and in a day and a half mopped up what was left of the Iraqi army.

    War   Army   Air  
    Republican Presidential Debate, December 16, 2015.
  • I don't really think of most non-English as people, more or less indigenous squirrels that I fancy to kick around with my snakeskin French Persian Boots

  • A Persian's heaven is eas'ly made: 'T is but black eyes and lemonade.

    Eye   Heaven   Black  
  • I personally object to the veil on aesthetic as well as other grounds; but I must admit that, for instance in the suburbs of American cities, I have often seen women attired more sloppily than our Persian women normally are.

    Cities   Veils   Persian  
    "Mission for my Country". Book by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, p. 232, 1961.
  • I'm worried about the world because there's chaos in the Middle East, and I think the Iranian deal [to lift sanctions] is going to continue the Shia-Sunni battles, the Persian-Arab battles.

    Thinking   Battle   World  
  • Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there.

    Country   War   Fighting  
  • Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat

    Cat   Zest   Sea  
    1927 archy and mehitabel,'mehitabels extensive past'.
  • Persian social manners are well known, and there is no other society that can compete with them.

    "Interview: Israeli President Discusses Iran Nuclear Standoff". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty interview, March 20, 2006.
  • We have never said that the fight against the Iranian aggression and against the expansionist Persian tendencies (which have been demonstrated by various means under successive regimes in Iran) is the decisive battle for the Arabs. What we have said, and still say, is that the fight against Zionism is the main decisive battle for the Arabs. This is a great objective reality, which cannot be denied or underestimated except by someone who would not only harm the Arab nation and its main causes, but would also overlook the main danger.

    Mean   Fighting   Reality  
    "President Saddam Hussein's Speech on National Day", Baghdad : Dar al-Ma'mun for Translation and Pub, 1981.
  • King Croesus, watching Persian soldiers sack [his capital city], is supposed to have asked the Persian King Cyrus, 'What is it that all those men of yours are so intent upon doing?' 'They are plundering your city and carrying off your treasures,' Cyrus replied. 'Not my city or my treasures,' Croesus corrected him. 'Nothing there any longer belongs to me. It is you they are robbing.'

    Kings   Men   Cities  
  • Themistocles replied that a man's discourse was like to a rich Persian carpet, the beautiful figures and patterns of which can only be shown by spreading and extending it out; when it is contracted and folded up, they are obscured and lost.

    Beautiful   Men   Speech  
    Plutarch (2012). “Greek and Roman Lives”, p.61, Courier Corporation
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