This topper spirit, yclept the Germanic racial inclination towards bibacity, this bragging of bibulous achievements, for which, as heroic deeds, admiration was exacted, were clearly remnants of the medieval temper, and were transmitted to modern times, although the present age has doubtless sobered down, even if, now and then, there is still something shown of this medieval awe and respect for the unsubdued knight of the bowl.
It is the unusual which requires preservation, not the commonplace.
They were jerky little scissors.
‘She was not conquered,’ he said; and he closed her eyes, and sat unmoving beside her as the night drew down.
Therefore, given that in the course of history many have acted on beliefs in which many others did not believe, we must perforce admit that for each, to a different degree, history has been largely the Theater of an Illusion.
Some are born to fortune, and some have fortune thrust upon them.
I had no sorrows, and the world was very bright, so I could not guess that what these men sought was forgetfulness of jaded toil and stale grief.
The idea is to take a posture that reflects your inherent brilliant sanity, so one that is dignified but not stiff.
I am the way you see me.
If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness — they cannot work and their civilization collapses.
They were children of Abraham, learning more from a hawk stooping over the desert than from any book yet written.
Words are vocal symbols for ideas; ideas, however, are more or less definite mental symbols for frequently returning and concurring sensations, for groups of sensations.
I read every glance like a favorite book.
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
The Gods laugh in their sleeve to watch man doubt and fear,who knows not what to believe since he sees nothing clear, and dares stamp nothing false where he finds nothing sure