He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events—sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them—assumed in Karatáev’s a character of solemn fitness.
Do right; though pain and anguish be thy lot, / Thy heart will cheer thee when the pain’s forgot; / Do wrong for pleasure’s sake, then count thy gains, / The pleasure soon departs, the sin remains. Bp. And Rostopchín now knew it. To the Sheriff of the County of New York. The jealous Clytie gained nothing by her cruel conduct, for the sun-god came to her no more. Can che morde non abbaia in vano—A dog that bites does not bark in vain.
If we represent space or time to ourselves as infinitely divided, we have an infinitude of points, but continuity is present therein as a space which comprehends them: as Notion, however, continuity is the fact that all these are alike, and thus in reality they do not appear one out of the other like points. Schenck would make the simultaneous movement when Benham was known to be in march, and McCook’s and my own brigade would at least make demonstrations from our several positions. If people were constant, it would surprise me. An interesting feature of the matter developed subsequently. And this it is that makes me sometimes doubt in my own mind, whether a divine, or a philosopher, and such men of exact and tender prudence and conscience, are fit to write history: for how can they stake their reputation upon a popular faith? how be responsible for the opinions of men they do not know? and with what assurance deliver their conjectures for current pay? Of actions performed before their own eyes, wherein several persons were actors, they would be unwilling to give evidence upon oath before a judge; and there is no man, so familiarly known to them, for whose intentions they would become absolute caution.
No sooner had they evacuated the city than the Protestants issued from their retreats, liberated all the prisoners, and sent off messengers to invite William to enter his new capital in triumph. In my country, and in my time, learning improves fortunes enough, but not minds; if it meet with those that are dull and heavy, it overcharges and suffocates them, leaving them a crude and undigested mass; if airy and fine, it purifies, clarifies, and subtilises them, even to exinanition.