In all fighting, the direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to secure victory.
In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack--the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers.
The JUST causes of war, for the most part, arise either from violation of treaties or from direct violence.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
The naked skin on the head of a vulture is generally looked at as a direct adaptation for wallowing in putridity; and so it may be, or it may possibly be due to the direct action of putrid matter; but we should be very cautious in drawing any such inference, when we see that the skin on the head of the clean-feeding male turkey is likewise naked.
Yet I fully admit that many structures are of no direct use to their possessors.
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
In so opulent a nation as that of Britain, where direct
taxes from superior wealth must be much more tolerable, and, from the vigor of the government, much more practicable, than in America, far the greatest part of the national revenue is derived from taxes of the indirect kind, from imposts, and from excises.
Jones having received his direction to the place, took his leave of the Man of the Hill, and, desiring him to direct
Partridge the same way, returned hastily to the wood.
I believe also that he will be successful who directs
his actions according to the spirit of the times, and that he whose actions do not accord with the times will not be successful.
The council of chieftains of each community control the matter as surely as the owner of a Kentucky racing stud directs
the scientific breeding of his stock for the improvement of the whole.