Leaving out the gamblers, the burglars, and the plumbers, perhaps we do put our trust in god after a fashion. But, after all, it is an overstatement. If the cholera or black plague should come to these shores, perhaps the bulk of the nation would pray to be delivered from it, but the rest would put their trust in the health board.
Times like this it did seem real i was leaving, and even more that my family, and this life, would go on without me. And again i felt that emptiness rise up, but pushed it away. Still, i lingered there, in the doorway, memorizing the noise. The moment. Tucking it away out of sight, to be remembered when i needed it most.
No encounter occured that day, and i was glad of it; i took out of my pocket a little homer i had not opened since leaving marseilles, reread three lines of the odyssey, learned them by heart; then, finding sufficient sustenance in their rhythm and reveling in them at leisure, i closed the book and remained, trembling, more alive than i had thought possible, my mind numb with happiness.
You're just worried they'll hire a male instructor and he'll be hotter than you." jace's eyebrows went up. "hotter than me?" "it could happen," clary said, "you know, theoretically." "theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other, forever and tragically parted, but i'm not worried about that either. Some things," jace said, with his customary crooked smile, "are just too unlikely to dwell upon.
If i could save the union without freeing any slave, i would do it; and if i could save it by freeing all the slaves, i would do it; and if i could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, i would do that. I have here stated my purpose according to my official duty, and i intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men, everywhere, could be free.
It is my ambition to be, as a private individual, abolished and voided from history, leaving it markless, no refuse save the printed books.  it is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: he made the books and he died.
I mean by intellectual integrity the habit of deciding vexed questions in accordance with the evidence, or of leaving them undecided where the evidence is inconclusive. This virtue, though it is underestimated by almost all adherents of any system of dogma, is to my mind of the very greatest social importance and far more likely to benefit the world than christianity or any other system of organized beliefs.
Why should iran have a deterrent strategy? Well, it's surrounded by hostile enemies. Both of its borders have been under occupation by a hostile superpower, the united states, which is constantly violating the u.N. Charter by leaving open what they call the saying, 'all options are open' - meaning the threat of war.
In the end it was shadowhunting they had bonded overa shared love of sharp-edged weapons, gleaming seraph blades, the painful pleasure of burning marks, the thought-numbing swiftness of battle. When alec had wanted to go out hunting alone with jace, leaving izzy behind, jace had spoken up for her: we need her with us; shes the best there is. Aside from me, of course. She had loved him just for that.
Together we understood what terror was: you're not human anymore. You're a shadow. You slip out of your own skin, like molting, shedding your own history and your own future, leaving behind everything you ever were or wanted to believed in. You know you're about to die. And it's not a movie and you aren't a hero and all you can do is whimper and wait.
Of course you realize you're leaving me in the position of being the one tell everyone - your mother, luke, alec, izzy, magnus..." "i guess i shouldn't have said there wouldn't be no risk to you," clary said meekly. "that's right," said simon. "just remember, when your mothers's gnawing my ankle like a furious mama bear separated from her cub, i did it for you.