Even Mary had found out that one of Colin's chief peculiarities was that he did not know in the least what a rude little brute he was with his way
of ordering people about.
Because men, when they receive good from him of whom they were expecting evil, are bound more closely to their benefactor; thus the people quickly become more devoted to him than if he had been raised to the principality by their favours; and the prince can win their affections in many ways
, but as these vary according to the circumstances one cannot give fixed rules, so I omit them; but, I repeat, it is necessary for a prince to have the people friendly, otherwise he has no security in adversity.
It was not essential that he should plan his ways
in regard to them.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways
, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
Thus, had my mother been there calling to me, I should have recognized her voice amongst the voices of a thousand mothers, and in the same way
would she have recognized mine amongst a thousand.
There is much to be learned from the minor novelists and poets of the past about people's ways
of thinking and feeling, but not much that the masters do not give you in better quality and fuller measure; and I should say, Read the old masters and let their schools go, rather than neglect any possible master of your own time.
There is ways
to keep off some kinds of bad luck, but this wasn't one of them kind; so I never tried to do anything, but just poked along low-spirited and on the watch-out.
Her strong character and aggressive and commanding ways
compelled Tom's admiration in spite of the fact that he got more illustrations of them than he needed for his comfort.
The women and children of a man's retinue may be likened to a military unit for which he is responsible in various ways
, as in matters of instruction, discipline, sustenance, and the exigencies of their continual roamings and their unending strife with other communities and with the red Martians.
These then are all the different ways
of electing of magistrates; and they have been allotted according to the nature of the different communities; but what mode of proceeding is proper for different communities, or how the offices ought to be established, or with what powers shall be particularly explained.
You can't think of all the subtle ways
of grieving her I have.
He was very soon aware that he had wandered into a world whose ways
were not his ways
and with whom he had no kinship.