"I don't understand," he said, "how it is that the mind of man cannot attain
the knowledge of which you speak."
This honest purpose you have been pleased to think I have attained
: and to say the truth, it is likeliest to be attained
in books of this kind; for an example is a kind of picture, in which virtue becomes, as it were, an object of sight, and strikes us with an idea of that loveliness, which Plato asserts there is in her naked charms.
that end it would be necessary to be an aide-de-camp to the Emperor--which he expected to become--or to marry into that exclusive set, which he resolved to do.
One single hypothesis of the observers of Long's Peak could ever be realized, that which foresaw the case of the travelers (if still alive) uniting their efforts with the lunar attraction to attain
the surface of the disc.
For they too are in error, like the astronomers; they investigate the numbers of the harmonies which are heard, but they never attain
to problems-that is to say, they never reach the natural harmonies of number, or reflect why some numbers are harmonious and others not.
While if you stick to consciousness, even though the same result is attained
, you can at least flog yourself at times, and that will, at any rate, liven you up.
In the afternoon of the second day, the travellers attained
one of the elevated valleys locked up in this singular bed of mountains.
The estimation in which these gentlemen were held, according to one of the most scientific exponents of the Gun Club, was "proportional to the masses of their guns, and in the direct ratio of the square of the distances attained
by their projectiles."
'If there is knowledge, there must be teachers; and where are the teachers?' There is no knowledge in the higher sense of systematic, connected, reasoned knowledge, such as may one day be attained
, and such as Plato himself seems to see in some far off vision of a single science.
These are six ways of courting defeat, which must be carefully noted by the general who has attained
a responsible post.
There are two lessons in this discourse: first, that in order to create one must be as a little child; secondly, that it is only through existing law and order that one attains
to that height from which new law and new order may be promulgated.
Nor will it be a sufficient excuse to say that the chief object well-ordered governments have in view when they permit plays to be performed in public is to entertain the people with some harmless amusement occasionally, and keep it from those evil humours which idleness is apt to engender; and that, as this may be attained
by any sort of play, good or bad, there is no need to lay down laws, or bind those who write or act them to make them as they ought to be made, since, as I say, the object sought for may be secured by any sort.