So too, like Voltaire in his time, uninvited defenders of the law of inevitability today use that law as a weapon against religion, though the law of inevitability in history, like the law of Copernicus in astronomy, far from destroying, even strengthens the foundation
on which the institutions of state and church are erected.
From the fact of the reef-building corals not living at great depths, it is absolutely certain that throughout these vast areas, wherever there is now an atoll, a foundation
must have originally existed within a depth of from 20 to 30 fathoms from the surface.
The temptations to enter political life were so alluring that I came very near yielding to them at one time, but I was kept from doing so by the feeling that I would be helping in a more substantial way by assisting in the laying of the foundation
of the race through a generous education of the hand, head, and heart.
Having taken for granted that there was a foundation
in truth for what she herself had heard in her aunt's room, could she reasonably resist the conclusion that there must be a foundation
in truth for what Mrs.
Surely such persons, if they will not be thought mad, must own, either that they are incapable of tasting the sweets of the tenderest friendship, or that they sacrifice the greatest happiness of which they are capable to the vain, uncertain, and senseless laws of vulgar opinion, which owe as well their force as their foundation
of the former was a superintending Providence- -the rights of man, and the constituent revolutionary power of the people.
It would be worth the while to build still more deliberately than I did, considering, for instance, what foundation
a door, a window, a cellar, a garret, have in the nature of man, and perchance never raising any superstructure until we found a better reason for it than our temporal necessities even.
He is thus completely wedged before and behind, and can only expand himself sideways by settling down on his stretched legs; but a sudden, violent pitch of the boat will often go far to topple him, because length of foundation
is nothing without corresponding breadth.
To this catalogue of circumstances that tend to the amelioration of popular systems of civil government, I shall venture, however novel it may appear to some, to add one more, on a principle which has been made the foundation
of an objection to the new Constitution; I mean the ENLARGEMENT of the ORBIT within which such systems are to revolve, either in respect to the dimensions of a single State or to the consolidation of several smaller States into one great Confederacy.
"He came over with the first settlers, and had been the intimate companion of all those excellent and famous men who laid the foundation
of our country.
This father, Noel Collins, had been a successful animal trainer in England, before emigrating to America, and in America he had continued the success and laid the foundation
of the big animal training school at Cedarwild, which his son had developed and built up after him.
'No more I do, my dear; but then, you know, there must be some foundation