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Suppose I believe, for example, "that Caesar crossed the Rubicon." The objective of my belief is an event which happened long ago, which I never saw and do not remember.
"I don't see why the things we believe absolutely now shouldn't be just as wrong as what they believed in the past."
"Listen," said the abbe, extending his hand over the wounded man, as if to command him to believe; "this is what the God in whom, on your death-bed, you refuse to believe, has done for you -- he gave you health, strength, regular employment, even friends -- a life, in fact, which a man might enjoy with a calm conscience.
Verily, not in backworlds and redeeming blood-drops: but in the body do they also believe most; and their own body is for them the thing-in-itself.
Against these, too, I must try to make a defence:--Let their affidavit be read: it contains something of this kind: It says that Socrates is a doer of evil, who corrupts the youth; and who does not believe in the gods of the state, but has other new divinities of his own.
"You wouldn't believe how I've missed..." And with a long pressure of her hand and a meaning smile, he put her in her carriage.
He was afraid of any want of clearness, any weakness, in the Mason's arguments; he dreaded not to be able to believe in him.
You are employed by them often, I believe, but you are not on the staff, not since the affair of Nerman and the code book."
I shall not tell you any more of my life because you are young and you would not believe me if I did.
In this, believe me, I was actuated by no motives of revenge for the occasional annoyances I had lately sustained from him, - nor yet by any feeling of malevolent enmity towards Miss Wilson, but purely by the fact that I could not endure that such a woman should be Mrs.
And thus it is necessary to take such measures that, when they believe no longer, it may be possible to make them believe by force.
One is apt, I believe, to connect assurance of manner with coquetry, and to expect that an impudent address will naturally attend an impudent mind; at least I was myself prepared for an improper degree of confidence in Lady Susan; but her countenance is absolutely sweet, and her voice and manner winningly mild.
Can we believe that natural selection could produce, on the one hand, organs of trifling importance, such as the tail of a giraffe, which serves as a fly-flapper, and, on the other hand, organs of such wonderful structure, as the eye, of which we hardly as yet fully understand the inimitable perfection?
'You probably won't believe it, but the news made absolutely no difference to me one way or the other.
Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you."