I can only suppose that the circumstances of your early life were too unfavourable to the development of your reasoning powers
, and that we began too late.
You have demonstrated a lack of uncontaminated reasoning power
It is therefore no disparagement to the great officer in question to state, without disguise or concealment, that he was at first very much alarmed, and that he betrayed divers emotions of fear, until his reasoning powers
came to his relief, and set before him a more hopeful prospect.
If my reasoning powers
had not been already sapped dry by my harassments, I would have known better than to try to set an umbrella on end on one of those glassy German floors in the dark; it can't be done in the daytime without four failures to one success.
May it not be that a mongoose may have merely the instinct to attack, that nature does not allow or provide him with the fine reasoning powers
to discriminate who he is to attack?
He owes his reputation solely to his ability; but he lacks reasoning power
,--the mathematics of his ideas are very poor.
Had I a few hundred great apes with your reasoning power
I could drive the Germans into the ocean as quickly as the remnant of them could reach the coast.
He knew, however, that there was little chance that they would attack him, since it is not within the reasoning powers
of the anthropoid to be able to weigh or appreciate the value of concentrated action against an enemy--otherwise they would long since have become the dominant creatures of their haunts, so tremendous a power of destruction lies in their mighty thews and savage fangs.
With the help of the great dictionary and the active intelligence of a healthy mind endowed by inheritance with more than ordinary reasoning powers
he shrewdly guessed at much which he could not really understand, and more often than not his guesses were close to the mark of truth.
The distinction has probably been slurred over, owing to the sterility in both cases being looked on as a special endowment, beyond the province of our reasoning powers
Another of these magi constructed (of like material) a creature that put to shame even the genius of him who made it; for so great were its reasoning powers
that, in a second, it performed calculations of so vast an extent that they would have required the united labor of fifty thousand fleshy men for a year.
I felt the force of the remark, that man, at least savage man, with his reasoning powers
only partly developed, is the child of the tropics.