His padded hands were so clumsy and the nuts were so small that he dropped almost as many as he put in the basket.
221; limitationsof, 225, 226; influence of environment and training on, 227; “dark,”228; how to test differences in, 229;of experts, 229; subconscious, 230;and orientation, 230.
Many of the shops were shut, and the town was dull.
In crowds the foolish, ignorant, and envious personsare freed from the sense of their insignificance andpowerlessness, and are possessed instead by the notion of brutaland temporary but immense strength.
"This demon must be an honest fellow and a good Christian," said Sancho; "for if he wasn't he wouldn't swear by God and his conscience; I feel sure now there must be good souls even in hell itself."
The philosophers, who now assumed the unworthy office of directing the blind zeal of persecution, had diligently studied the nature and genius of the Christian religion; and as they were not ignorant that the speculative doctrines of the faith were supposed to be contained in the writings of the prophets, of the evangelists, and of the apostles, they most probably suggested the order that the bishops and presbyters should deliver all their sacred books into the hands of the magistrates, who were commanded, under the severest penalties, to burn them in a public and solemn manner.
His was not a lazy trustfulness that hoped, and did no more.
Without concrete proof that espionage on any significant scale had actuallyoccurred, the sentences were light.
Hackers do propagandize, but only among themselves, mostly in giddy, badly spelled manifestos of class warfare, youth rebellion or naive techie utopianism.
“Ideas, he says, are only formed in their natural and normalsurroundings; the promotion of the growth is effected by theinnumerable impressions appealing to the senses which a young manreceives daily in the workshop, the mine, the law court, thestudy, the builder’s yard, the hospital; at the sight of tools,materials, and operations; in the presence of customers, workers,and labour, of work well or ill done, costly or lucrative.
The too-perfect security of the Upper-worlders had led them to a slow movement of degeneration, to a general dwindling in size, strength, and intelligence.
I know you think I'm stupid; I guess you're probably right.
(See Chart 10) Smooth Fingers ¶ What have long been known as "smooth fingers" are typical of the Cerebral.
Manfred spits some virtual cash at thebrutal face of the cash register, and it unfetters the suitcase,unaware that Macx has paid a good bit more than seventy-five euros forthe privilege of collecting this piece of baggage.
The Greek scholar received the same mixture of unintelligent deference and practical contempt.
You will go to foreign lands, where blunt assaults on the ego are not appreciated.
When he arrives he will be met by the obtuse but resolute Lestrade, and I have no doubt that we shall have all our details filled in."
In the first place, my coadjutors were not invariably old; there were men among them in their strength and prime, of marked ability and energy, and altogether superior to the sluggish and dependent mode of life on which their evil stars had cast them.
At first the efforts of so many unskilled workmen, instructed by few experienced officers, were productive of results ridiculous rather than important.
'What is that apathetic being doing?'
Surely this was a poor manifestation of Divinity, but---- Mrs. Johns came--a short, stout, homely woman, gray, wrinkled, dowdy in her clothing, a small wen on one side of her mouth, a nose slightly too big to be pleasing--all mortal deficiencies as to appearance highly emphasized, and looking like an old print of Mrs. Micawber that he had seen somewhere.
But the curate was lethargic, unreasonable.
The Senator passed out, but remembering the old people, visited a clothier and shoe man, and, finding that he could only guess at what sizes might be required, ordered the several articles with the privilege of exchange.
It is there unfashionable not to be a man of business.
At the present day, as the result of discussion and analysis, allopinions are losing their prestige; their distinctive featuresare rapidly worn away, and few survive capable of arousing ourenthusiasm.