There isn't a penny for the girls. They will be dependent on Strathland as I should be if I lived; a position for which I have as little relish as for that of a murderer on the loose. And should I ever be really safe? If this stinking quartet takes it into its head to levy annual blackmail, where is the money coming from? I won't have the others let in while I'm alive.
While Madame Vantrasson had been in the room he had scarcely dared to raise his eyes, so great was his dread of encountering the gaze of this woman, whose malignity was but poorly veiled by her smooth-tongued hypocrisy. He really feared he should not be able to resist his desire to strangle her.
There must always be in relation two ideas or things, either in themselves really separate, or considered as distinct, and then a ground or occasion for their comparison. All Things capable of Relation.
Some people get absorbed in life in the wrong way, just bent on acquisition and comfort some people, again, live as if they were staying in somebody else's house but what you want to induce men and women to do is to realise the sort of thing that life really is, and to attempt to put it in some kind of proportion.
"There have been one or two unpleasant incidents," wrote the tactful Considine, "but during the latter part of the term I must say that your boy's conduct has been practically unexceptionable. I think it is only right to tell you that I have great hopes of him." At the same time Gabrielle was silent. Of course Considine didn't really know as much about it as she did.
'Do you really? I suppose you know many interesting people in London, as you are in his circle. 'Very few; weeks, months have passed since anybody has said as much to me as you have. His voice quivered a little, for he was trembling with an emotion quite inexplicable by mere intellectual relationship.
Now this is very far from saying that the pursuit of really useful knowledge may not give this ideal just as effectively as the pursuit of knowledge that will never be used. My point is simply this: that beyond the immediate utility of the facts that we teach, indeed, basic and fundamental to this utility, is the utility of the ideals and standards that are derived from our school work.
"New York." "Really? How odd." "Not at all. It's nearly as big as London and there's nothin' odd about New York." "Were you born there?" asked Jerry. "I was," answered Peg. "By way of old Ireland, eh?" "How did ye guess that?" queried Peg, not quite certain whether to be pleased or angry. "Your slight but DELIGHTFUL accent," replied Jerry. "ACCENT is it?" and Peg looked at him in astonishment.
The apologetics of Pascal, of Leibnitz, of Secretan, are to me no more convincing than those of the Middle Ages, for they presuppose what is really in question a revealed doctrine, a definite and unchangeable Christianity. It seems to me that what remains to me from all my studies is a new phenomenology of mind, an intuition of universal metamorphosis.
But I am content for the moment to reaffirm the merely imaginative pleasure of those dizzy turrets and dancing fires. If those nightmare buildings were really all built for nothing, how noble they would be! The fact that they were really built for something need not unduly depress us for a moment, or drag down our soaring fancies.