Earth comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and death
Yes, that is Herder's theory," said Prince Andrew, "but it is not that which can convince me, dear friend- life and death
are what convince.
A medical man likes to make psychological observations, and sometimes in the pursuit of such studies is too easily tempted into momentous prophecy which life and death
easily set at nought.
He came back from his researches with no solution of the question, with no message, indeed, but the awful warning, "Be true, be true," which is the burden of the Scarlet Letter; yet in all his books there is the hue of thoughts that we think only in the presence of the mysteries of life and death
Where I go," he said, "the cruder passions may rage, and life and death
be reckoned things of little account.
Now, in the words of the writer before quoted--the learned doctor himself nowhere puts it so concisely: "A man inclosed in such a closet could neither see nor be seen; neither hear nor be heard; neither feel nor be felt; neither live nor die, for both life and death
are processes which can take place only where there is force, and in empty space no force could exist.
House-cleaning must be finished with first, whatever issues of life and death
might await beyond.
They reasoned thus: Man differs from the brute in that he has the sovereign right to dispose of his person; take away this power of life and death
over himself and he becomes the plaything of fate, the slave of other men.
One after another the precious hours, pregnant with the issues of life and death
, followed each other on the dial.
But in man there is more of the child than in the youth, and less of melancholy: better understandeth he about life and death
But he had never connected these scientific deductions as to the origin of man as an animal, as to reflex action, biology, and sociology, with those questions as to the meaning of life and death
to himself, which had of late been more and more often in his mind.