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What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master.
Much is reckoned higher than life itself by the living one; but out of the very reckoning speaketh--the Will to Power
Thus, on the theory of descent with modification, the main facts with respect to the mutual affinities of the extinct forms of life to each other and to living forms, seem to me explained in a satisfactory manner.
To compare small things with great: if the principal living and extinct races of the domestic pigeon were arranged as well as they could be in serial affinity, this arrangement would not closely accord with the order in time of their production, and still less with the order of their disappearance; for the parent rock-pigeon now lives; and many varieties between the rock-pigeon and the carrier have become extinct; and carriers which are extreme in the important character of length of beak originated earlier than short-beaked tumblers, which are at the opposite end of the series in this same respect.
Clift many years ago showed that the fossil mammals from the Australian caves were closely allied to the living marsupials of that continent.
But in the caves of Brazil, there are many extinct species which are closely allied in size and in other characters to the species still living in South America; and some of these fossils may be the actual progenitors of living species.
We can understand, from the continued tendency to divergence of character, why the more ancient a form is, the more it generally differs from those now living.
We must give up the farm, my dear," replied her uncle sadly, "and wander away into the world to work for our living.
We don't mind for ourselves," said her aunt, stroking the little girl's head tenderly; "but we love you as if you were our own child, and we are heart-broken to think that you must also endure poverty, and work for a living before you have grown big and strong.
We fear, though, that we shall have much trouble in earning a living for ourselves.
Fanny left the room with a very sorrowful heart; she could not feel the difference to be so small, she could not think of living with her aunt with anything like satisfaction.
The only difference will be that, living with your aunt, you will necessarily be brought forward as you ought to be.
Then you will not mind living by yourself quite alone?
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