This event itself is not in my mind when I believe
that it happened.
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.
Whether he accepted the wise reasoning contained in the Mason's words, or believed as a child believes, in the speaker's tone of conviction and earnestness, or the tremor of the speaker's voice- which sometimes almost broke- or those brilliant aged eyes grown old in this conviction, or the calm firmness and certainty of his vocation, which radiated from his whole being (and which struck Pierre especially by contrast with his own dejection and hopelessness)- at any rate, Pierre longed with his whole soul to believe
and he did believe
, and felt a joyful sense of comfort, regeneration, and return to life.
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
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.
As much as one merely human being can help another I believe
that he has helped me; he has not influenced me in aesthetics only, but in ethics, too, so that I can never again see life in the way I saw it before I knew him.