She stood apart from moral interests, yet close beside them, like a ghost that revisits the familiar fireside, and can no longer make itself
seen or felt; no more smile with the household joy, nor mourn with the kindred sorrow; or, should it succeed in manifesting its forbidden sympathy, awakening only terror and horrible repugnance.
The Revolution itself
was a work of thirteen years--and had never been completed until that day.
But it is by reason of the modification which takes place within the substance itself
that a substance is said to be capable of admitting contrary qualities; for a substance admits within itself
either disease or health, whiteness or blackness.
Suddenly a croupier informed me that I had, won thirty thousand florins, as well as that, since the latter was the limit for which, at any one time, the bank could make itself
responsible, roulette at that table must close for the night.
Then consider the garden of "my own," so overgrown, entangled with roses and lilies, as to be "a little wilderness"--the fawn loving to be there, and there "only"--the maiden seeking it "where it should lie"--and not being able to distinguish it from the flowers until "itself
would rise"--the lying among the lilies "like a bank of lilies"--the loving to "fill itself
It is the doctrine of universal experience professed with a cynicism that is really most extraordinary, and which, presenting itself
in a young woman of considerable education, appears to me to be the judgment of a society.
Thought was then free only in this manner; hence it never wrote itself
out completely except on the books called edifices.
At the council at Fili the prevailing thought in the minds of the Russian commanders was the one naturally suggesting itself
, namely, a direct retreat by the Nizhni road.
There I found joy and sorrow mixed, and nothing abstract or typical, but everything standing for itself
, and not for some other thing.
In his sleep, as if it had nothing fresher to work upon, his mind went back and tortured itself
with something years and years away, an old, long-forgotten sorrow of his childhood.
At the same time it extended itself
to north and south, joining small patches of mist that appeared to come out of the mountainside on exactly the same level, with an intelligent design to be absorbed.
It was the book itself
he cared for, Leslie--not what might be said of it--and he had it.
And the blindness of the intellect begins when it would be something of itself
To create new values--that, even the lion cannot yet accomplish: but to create itself
freedom for new creating--that can the might of the lion do.
But now, when he began to think over the question that had just presented itself
, it seemed to him very complicated and difficult.