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But in the case of affirmation and negation, whether the subject exists or not, one is always false and the other true.
For they are clearly not in greater darkness or negation than not-being, or more full of light and existence than being.
And not only does a Russian 'become an Atheist,' but he actually BELIEVES IN Atheism, just as though he had found a new faith, not perceiving that he has pinned his faith to a negation. Such is our anguish of thirst!
Taken for what it is worth, the expression of this mood--the culture of ennui for its own sake--is certainly carried to its ideal of negation by Amiel.
"In all ordinary matters of sentiment I am simply a negation. There is one antipathy, however, which I find it hard to overcome.
Or a benefactor's veto might impose such a negation on a man's life that the consequent blank might be more cruel than the benefaction was generous.
He would never have been easy to call his action anything else than duty; but in this case, contending motives thrust him back into negations.
And by those negations, considered along with the affirmative fact of his prodigious bulk and power, you can best form to yourself the truest, though not the most exhilarating conception of what the most exalted potency is.
The life that went on in them seemed to me made up of evasions and negations; shifts to save cooking, to save washing and cleaning, devices to propitiate the tongue of gossip.
All the vital rights of minorities and of individuals are so plainly assured to them by affirmations and negations, guaranties and prohibitions, in the Constitution, that controversies never arise concerning them.
'I will advocate for the law to be passed on the ban of negation of genocide in the BiH Parliament.
Mr Bokhari said the survey was a complete negation of the prevailing economic conditions and poor governance in the country.