Each new fact in his private experience flashes a light on what great bodies of men have done, and the crises of his life refer to national crises.
He hears the commendation, not of himself, but, more sweet, of that character he seeks, in every word that is said concerning character, yea further in every fact and circumstance,--in the running river and the rustling corn.
Every law which the state enacts indicates a fact in human nature; that is all.
It is the spirit and not the fact that is identical.
I can hear him now, with that war- note in his voice, flaying them with his facts, each fact a lash that stung and stung again.
In fact, no ready-made suit of clothes ever could fit his body.
He was a natural aristocrat--and this in spite of the fact that he was in the camp of the non-aristocrats.
(c) ASSOCIATION.--The broad fact of association, on the mental side, is that when we experience something which we have experienced before, it tends to call up the context of the former experience.
it will supply qualities which the object in question does not in fact have.
Exactly the same present fact would not call up the same memory if our past experience had been different.
We might, in fact, define one chain of experience, or one biography, as a series of occurrences linked by mnemic causation.
He had sufficient insight to understand that she valued nothing in the world--herself least of all--and he made no attempt to conceal the fact that he was a coward in some respects.
His decision was strengthened by the fact that Nastasia Philipovna had curiously altered of late.
In fact, Nastasia Philipovna's beauty became a thing known to all the town; but not a single man could boast of anything more than his own admiration for her; and this reputation of hers, and her wit and culture and grace, all confirmed Totski in the plan he had now prepared.
I have been made to feel sad for such persons because I am conscious of the fact
that mere connection with what is known as a superior race will not permanently carry an individual forward unless he has individual worth, and mere connection with what is regarded as an inferior race will not finally hold an individual back if he possesses intrinsic, individual merit.