If the present be compared with the remote past, it is easily seen that in all cities and in all peoples there are the same desires and the same passions as there always were.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Apostate, still thou err'st, nor end wilt find
Offering, from the paths of truth remote.
You cannot neglect the nearer duty for the sake of a remote.
Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.
What exile from himself can flee? To zones, though more and more remote, Still, still pursues, where'er I be, The blight of life--the demon Thought.
She looked at him, watched hum toss the remote on the table and say," So maybe I'm going to handcuff myself to you the next time you decide to take a stroll.