After mentioning the duality of subject and object, which is supposed to constitute consciousness, he proceeds in italics: "EXPERIENCE, I BELIEVE, HAS NO SUCH INNER DUPLICITY; AND THE SEPARATION OF IT INTO CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONTENT
COMES, NOT BY WAY OF SUBTRACTION, BUT BY WAY OF ADDITION"(p.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content
And lifting their right hands from the public treasury they swore to be content
The great majority are perfectly content
to do the ordinary thing."
Some are blessed with a contented
mind, some are wanderers by destiny.
The poor lieutenant was more peculiarly unhappy in this, that while he felt the effects of the enmity of his colonel, he neither knew, nor suspected, that he really bore him any; for he could not suspect an ill-will for which he was not conscious of giving any cause; and his wife, fearing what her husband's nice regard to his honour might have occasioned, contented
herself with preserving her virtue without enjoying the triumphs of her conquest.
He locked himself again in the turret-room, and laid the opened chest on a table, and in the darkness began to unpack it, laying out the contents
, which were mainly of metal and glass--great pieces in strange forms--on another table.
And let them not imagine, either--as they are also fond of doing--that they are very wise and philosophical and that it is a very artful thing to be contented
. It may be true that "a contented
mind is happy anywhere," but so is a Jerusalem pony, and the consequence is that both are put anywhere and are treated anyhow.
Sorrowfully and affectionately he let his fingers press the hard outlines of the contents
. Ah, if he could extract a little handful of the precious stones!
The door of my cabinet is then to be forced: and you are to go in alone; to open the glazed press (letter E) on the left hand, breaking the lock if it be shut; and to draw out, with all its contents
as they stand, the fourth drawer from the top or (which is the same thing) the third from the bottom.
Now as soon as the little boy had eaten all the food which his sister had left him, he went out into the woods, and gathered berries and dug up roots, and while the sun shone he was contented
and had his fill.
Not even all that I had gone through could make me contented
with a quiet life.