He asked me, "what were the usual causes
or motives that made one country go to war with another?
In a review of these transactions we may trace some of the causes
which would be likely to embroil the States with each other, if it should be their unpropitious destiny to become disunited.
There are again two methods of removing the causes
of faction: the one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests.
My brother is one of the best of Squares, just, sensible, cheerful, and not without fraternal affection; yet I confess that my weekly interviews, at least in one respect, cause
me the bitterest pain.
From this a general rule is drawn which never or rarely fails: that he who is the cause
of another becoming powerful is ruined; because that predominancy has been brought about either by astuteness or else by force, and both are distrusted by him who has been raised to power.
These are all yawning, for no crumb of amusement ever falls from Jarndyce and Jarndyce (the cause
in hand), which was squeezed dry years upon years ago.
The deeper we delve in search of these causes
the more of them we find; and each separate cause
or whole series of causes
appears to us equally valid in itself and equally false by its insignificance compared to the magnitude of the events, and by its impotence- apart from the cooperation of all the other coincident causes
- to occasion the event.
While he looked upon the alarming spectacle an Office broke away from the Throng and took shelter in a tomb close to where he stood, the crowd being too intent upon hammering one another to observe that the cause
of their contention had departed.
In living bodies, variation will cause
the slight alterations, generation will multiply them almost infinitely, and natural selection will pick out with unerring skill each improvement.
For the reasons mentioned in the preceding chapter, and from some other matrimonial concessions, well known to most husbands, and which, like the secrets of freemasonry, should be divulged to none who are not members of that honourable fraternity, Mrs Partridge was pretty well satisfied that she had condemned her husband without cause
, and endeavoured by acts of kindness to make him amends for her false suspicion.
A "behaviour-cycle" is a series of voluntary or reflex movements of an animal, tending to cause
a certain result, and continuing until that result is caused, unless they are interrupted by death, accident, or some new behaviour-cycle.
But still Sergey Ivanovitch had expected that on its appearance his book would be sure to make a serious impression on society, and if it did not cause
a revolution in social science it would, at any rate, make a great stir in the scientific world.