Each man was his own philosopher, and the elaborate systems which the great men of the past had composed were only valid
for the writers.
"In order to render an act valid
, I must be certain of the approbation or disapprobation of my client.
He was versed in patent lore from Alpha to Omega; and as the trial proceeded, he became convinced that the Bell patent was valid
. He notified the Western Union confidentially, of course, that its case could not be proven, and that "Bell was the original inventor of the telephone." The best policy, he suggested, was to withdraw their claims and make a settlement.
But recollecting what he had said of marrying them by a written contract, which I knew he would stand to, I returned it back upon him, and told him I granted all that he had said to be just, and on his part very kind; that I would discourse with the men upon the point now, when I came to them; and I knew no reason why they should scruple to let him marry them all, which I knew well enough would be granted to be as authentic and valid
in England as if they were married by one of our own clergymen.
Lydgate was convinced that if there had been no valid
objection to Mr.
But we have to consider, not what led them to desire the view, but whether their arguments for it are valid
No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid
. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.
In the third place, as the constitutions of the States differ much from each other, it might happen that a treaty or national law, of great and equal importance to the States, would interfere with some and not with other constitutions, and would consequently be valid
in some of the States, at the same time that it would have no effect in others.
That his anger could be carried to such a point of inconceivable resentment as to refuse his daughter a privilege without which her marriage would scarcely seem valid
, exceeded all she could believe possible.
From all this it resulted that the false and selfish called her wise, the vulgar and debased termed her charitable, the insolent and unjust dubbed her amiable, the conscientious and benevolent generally at first accepted as valid
her claim to be considered one of themselves; but ere long the plating of pretension wore off, the real material appeared below, and they laid her aside as a deception.
They say the queen went so far as to consult the court of Rome, whether such a marriage, contracted against her will, would be valid
. Oh, if I were but twenty-five!
Adam was really happy to meet her wishes, not from any sentiment, but because he wished to give some valid
and ostensible reason for examining the passage of the Worm, which would obviate any suspicion resulting from his being on the premises.