769-768) (40) For these are days which come from Zeus the all-wise, when men discern
Children, who play life, discern
its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
if he discern
such sinfulness in his own white soul, what horrid spectacle would he behold in thine or mine
If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern
therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to him?
It requires no skill in the science of war to discern
that uniformity in the organization and discipline of the militia would be attended with the most beneficial effects, whenever they were called into service for the public defense.
When I was in Spaceland I heard that your sailors have very similar experiences while they traverse your seas and discern
some distant island or coast lying on the horizon.
But the scanty wisdom of man, on entering into an affair which looks well at first, cannot discern
the poison that is hidden in it, as I have said above of hectic fevers.
To learn and discern
of his brother the clod, Of his brother the brute, and his brother the God.
And if it come so to pass, in that distance of judgment, which is between man and man, shall we not think that God above, that knows the heart, doth not discern
that frail men, in some of their contradictions, intend the same thing; and accepteth of both?