My dear fellow, it stands to reason that if the square of a is a squared, and the square of b is b squared, then the square of a minus b is a squared minus b squared. You may argue till we are both tired, you will never alter that.
It stands to reason that a thick tumbler, having a larger body of cold matter for the heat to distribute itself over, is less liable to crack when boiling water is poured into it than a thin one would be.
It stands to reason that my men have their own work to attend to, and cannot be running about London all day rectifying other people's mistakes.
It stands to reason that Russia, though vast, is a poor country, that the war must cost immense sums, and that there must come a time.Spectator.
He had also the comfortable reflection that, by the violent quarrel with Lord Dalgarno, he must now forfeit the friendship and good offices of that nobleman's father and sister.Scott.
Naturally that reference was received with laughter by the Opposition, who are, or profess to be, convinced that our countrymen in the Transvaal do not intend to keep faith with us. They are very welcome to the monopoly of that unworthy estimate, which must greatly endear them to all our kindred beyond seas.Times.
The whole of these proceedings were so agreeable to Mr. Pecksniff, that he stood with his eyes fixed upon the floor..., as if a host of penal sentences were being passed upon him.Dickens.
The time comes when the banker thinks it prudent to contract some of his accounts, and this may be one which he thinks it expedient to reduce: and then perhaps he makes the pleasant discovery, that there are no such persons at all as the acceptors, and that the funds for meeting all these bills have been got from himself!H. D. Macleod.
And this honourable (?) proposal was actually made in the presence of two at least of the parties to the former transaction!
These so-called gentlemen seem to forget...
I was content to be snubbed and harassed and worried a hundred times a day by one or other of the 'great' personages who wandered at will all over my house and grounds, and accepted my lavish hospitality. Many people imagine that it must be an 'honour' to entertain a select party of aristocrats, but I...Corelli.
The much-prated-of 'kindness of heart' and 'generosity' possessed by millionaires, generally amounts to this kind of thing.Corelli.
Was I about to discover that the supposed 'woman-hater' had been tamed and caught at last?Corelli.
That should undoubtedly have been your 'great' careeryou were born for itmade for it! You would have been as brute-souled as you are now...Corelli.
Our enveloping movements since some days proved successful, and fiercest battle is now proceeding.Times.
In which, too, so many noblest men have ... both made and been what will be venerated to all time.Carlyle.
Struggling with objects which, though it cannot master them, are essentially of richest significance.Carlyle.
The request was urged with every kind suggestion, and every assurance of aid and comfort, by friendliest parties in Manchester, who, in the sequel, amply redeemed their word.Emerson.
In Darkest Africa.Stanley.
Delos furnishes, not only quaintest tripods, crude bronze oxen and horses like those found at Olympia, but...L. M. Mitchell.
The scene represents in crudest forms the combat of gods and giants, a subject which should attain long afterwards fullest expression in the powerful frieze of the Great Altar at Pergamon.L. M. Mitchell.
A world of highest and noblest thought in dramas of perfect form.L. M. Mitchell.
From earliest times such competitive games had been celebrated.L. M. Mitchell.
When fullest, freest forms had not yet been developed.L. M. Mitchell.
How beautiful is noble-sentiment; like gossamer-gauze beautiful and cheap, which will stand no tear and wear.Carlyle.
Bloated promises, which end in nothing or little.Emerson.
The universities also are parcel of the ecclesiastical system.Emerson.
Fox, Burke, Pitt, Erskine, Wilberforce, Sheridan, Romilly, or whatever national man, were by this means sent to Parliament.Emerson.
And the stronger these are, the individual is so much weaker.Emerson.
The faster the ball falls to the sun, the force to fly off is by so much augmented.Emerson.
The friction in nature is so enormous that we cannot spare any power. It is not question to express our thought, to elect our way, but to overcome resistances.Emerson.