Travelling, whether in the mental or the physical world, is a joy, and it is good to know that, in the mental world at least, there are vast countries still very imperfectly explored.
The object may be something past or future; it may be physical, not mental; it may be something abstract, like equality for example; it may be something imaginary, like a golden mountain; or it may even be something self-contradictory, like a round square.
The last weeks passed in her mother's bedroom had strained Natasha's physical
I thought of the physical slightness of the people, their lack of intelligence, and those big abundant ruins, and it strengthened my belief in a perfect conquest of Nature.
Physical courage and the love of battle, for instance, are no great help--may even be hindrances--to a civilized man.
I assert that a state of public feeling which does practically place physical training, in its estimation, above moral and mental training, is a positively bad and dangerous state of feeling in this, that it encourages the inbred reluctance in humanity to submit to the demands which moral and mental cultivation must inevitably make on it.
I said," admitted Sir Patrick, "that a man will go all the better to his books for his healthy physical exercise.
It was not without a shudder that he found himself on the point of meeting his former acquaintance, whom he had known in the glory of youth, and whom now after an interval of five years, he was to find the victim either of a diseased fancy or a horrible physical
In considering the distribution of organic beings over the face of the globe, the first great fact which strikes us is, that neither the similarity nor the dissimilarity of the inhabitants of various regions can be accounted for by their climatal and other physical
There came three months of mental worry, hard rolling, remorse, and physical
pain to drive home the lesson of insufficient experience.
She could not but tremble at these preparations; for she felt that -- having now done all that humanity, or principle, or, if so it were, a refined cruelty, impelled him to do for the relief of physical
suffering -- he was next to treat with her as the man whom she had most deeply and irreparably injured.
As to whether any moral change accompanies a physical
one, I can only say that I have met no proof of the fact.