The people who live in fear of disease are the people who get it.
The happy people are the ones who are bubbling over with kindliness.
Such people are commonly men of mean birth, but of great wealth, and frequently of great pride.
The people of this culture were most probably ancestors of the later Turkish peoples.
Most people like music at meals but to the Thoracic it is almost indispensable.
Such people are, as a rule, the children of strange circumstances over which they seem to have no control.
And now I began to wonder at myself for being in the coach, and to doubt whether I had sufficient reason for being there, and to consider whether I should get out presently and go back, and to argue against ever heeding an anonymous communication, and, in short, to pass through all those phases of contradiction and indecision to which I suppose very few hurried people are strangers.
And indeed I was now inclining to the belief that he must be no Circle at all, but some extremely clever juggler; or else that the old wives' tales were true, and that after all there were such people as Enchanters and Magicians.
I have to use this room as a place of business,” he said, “and these people are my clients.”
I am convinced that the belief that such people must be the best witnesses, is false, at least as a generalization.
What drives one to despair is the fact that these people are such clever liars that they make a game of the business.
Miss Lavinia revived herself with a few whiffs of aromatic vinegar—Traddles and I looking on with great solicitude the while; and then went on to say, rather faintly:‘My sister and myself have been in great doubt, Mr. Traddles, what course we ought to take in reference to the likings, or imaginary likings, of such very young people as your friend Mr. Copperfield and our niece.’
And it’s not always a good idea to send letters to people like Titorelli, you don’t know what might happen to them.
The carter at once unyoked the oxen and left them to roam at large about the pleasant green spot, the freshness of which seemed to invite, not enchanted people like Don Quixote, but wide-awake, sensible folk like his squire, who begged the curate to allow his master to leave the cage for a little; for if they did not let him out, the prison might not be as clean as the propriety of such a gentleman as his master required.
There is little in the political constitution of such countries as the United States or Switzerland that would impede their coalescence upon terms of frank give and take with other equally civilized confederations; political systems involving dependent areas and subject peoples such as the Turkish Empire was before the Great War, seem to require something in the nature of a breaking up before they can be adapted to a federal world system.
Moreover, under everygovernment without exception everything is kept back that mightemancipate and everything encouraged that tends to corrupt thepeople, such as literary works tending to keep them in thebarbarism of religious and patriotic superstition, all kinds ofsensual amusements, spectacles, circuses, theaters, and even thephysical means of inducing stupefaction, as tobacco and alcohol,which form the principal source of revenue of states.
It seemed to her suddenly that these people among whom till now she had lived contentedly, were but play-actors repeating carelessly the words they had learnt by rote.
One spoke of the “coming World-Revolution, of which we are the advance-guard”; another of “the new age of brotherhood, when all the peoples will become one great family….”
But if the play makes the public aware that there are such people as phoneticians, and that they are among the most important people in England at present, it will serve its turn.
Such people as a rule feel the responsibilities of life too heavily and in consequence often become despondent and gloomy or retire into their own shell.