Everything except primary substances is either predicable of a primary substance or present in a primary substance.
Of secondary substances, the species is more truly substance than the genus, being more nearly related to primary substance.
Moreover, primary substances are most properly called substances in virtue of the fact that they are the entities which underlie every.
In the same way, of primary substances, no one is more truly substance than another; an individual man is not more truly substance than an individual ox.
It is, then, with good reason that of all that remains, when we exclude primary substances, we concede to species and genera alone the name 'secondary substance', for these alone of all the predicates convey a knowledge of primary substance.
Further, primary substances are most properly so called, because they underlie and are the subjects of everything else.
A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary
control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.
The proportional width of the gape of mouth, the proportional length of the eyelids, of the orifice of the nostrils, of the tongue (not always in strict correlation with the length of beak), the size of the crop and of the upper part of the oesophagus; the development and abortion of the oil-gland; the number of the primary
wing and caudal feathers; the relative length of wing and tail to each other and to the body; the relative length of leg and of the feet; the number of scutellae on the toes, the development of skin between the toes, are all points of structure which are variable.
This band of grandees, Hermes, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Plato, Plotinus, Olympiodorus, Proclus, Synesius and the rest, have somewhat so vast in their logic, so primary
in their thinking, that it seems antecedent to all the ordinary distinctions of rhetoric and literature, and to be at once poetry and music and dancing and astronomy and mathematics.
On the other hand, there are those whose primary interest is in the apparent fact that we have KNOWLEDGE, that there is a world surrounding us of which we are aware.
Experience," like "consciousness," must be a product, not part of the primary stuff of the world.
He got them off with difficulty, and baby was at once happily occupied with the primary
mystery of her own toes, inviting Silas, with much chuckling, to consider the mystery too.