Yet every history should be written in a wisdom which divined the range of our affinities and looked at facts as symbols.
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.
He was a natural aristocrat--and this in spite of the fact
that he was in the camp of the non-aristocrats.
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.
In fact, it is not an isolated stimulus that leaves an engram, but the totality of the stimuli at any moment; consequently any portion of this totality tends, if it recurs, to arouse the whole reaction which was aroused before.
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.
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.
Totski was very eloquent all through, and, in conclusion, just touched on the fact that not a soul in the world, not even General Epanchin, had ever heard a word about the above seventy-five thousand roubles, and that this was the first time he had ever given expression to his intentions in respect to them.