Putting what she knew of her husband's embarrassments and what I had heard of his conversation with the lawyer together, we arrived necessarily at the conclusion that the parchment in the library had been drawn up for the purpose of borrowing money, and that Laura's signature was absolutely necessary to fit it for the attainment of Sir Percival's object.
All that was necessary to the attainment of his end was, that he should get into the vestry unperceived, that he should tear out the page in the register, and that he should leave the vestry again as privately as he had entered it.
D’Artagnan bowed without replying, feeling his desire to don the Musketeer’s uniform vastly increased by the great difficulties which preceded the attainment of it.
The truth is that morality is not mainly concerned with the attainment of pleasure; it is rather concerned, in all its deeper and more authoritative maxims, with the prevention of suffering.
Now, however, her interview with the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, on the night of his vigil, had given her a new theme of reflection, and held up to her an object that appeared worthy of any exertion and sacrifice for its attainment.
I omitted the troublesome business of the possession of women, and the procreation of children, and the appointment of the rulers, because I knew that the perfect State would be eyed with jealousy and was difficult of attainment; but that piece of cleverness was not of much service to me, for I had to discuss them all the same.
Then you see that this knowledge may be truly called necessary, necessitating as it clearly does the use of the pure intelligence in the attainment of pure truth?
We may still think the attainment of these conditions a vastly laborious and difficult and uncertain undertaking, but we understand that the attempt must be made because no other prospect before us gives even a promise of happiness or self-respect or preservation of our kind.
To a certain small number of men and women the attainment of a world peace has become the supreme work in life, has become a religious self-devotion.
40.3 Some Fundamental Characteristics of a Modern World StateThe attainment of the world state may be impeded and may be opposed to-day by many apparently vast forces; but it has, urging it on, a much more powerful force, that of the free and growing common intelligence of mankind.
The wholeteaching consisted in the recognition of truth and following it,in a greater and greater attainment of truth, and a closer andcloser following of it in the acts of life.
Every condition, according to this doctrine, is only a particularstep in the attainment of inward and outward perfection, andtherefore has no significance of itself.
Thetrue life, according to preceding religions, consists in carryingout rules, the law; according to Christ’s teaching it consists inan ever closer approximation to the divine perfection hell upbefore every man, and recognized within himself by every man, inan ever closer and closer approach to the perfect fusion of hiswill in the will of God, that fusion toward which man strives, andthe attainment of which would be the destruction of the life meknow.
The precept,showing the level below which we cannot fall in the attainment ofthis ideal, is that of purity of married life, avoidance ofdebauchery.
They do allkinds of different things for the attainment of their aim, but notthe one simple obvious thing which is within reach of everyone.
Men of the state conception of life are of the opinion that to actin that way is not necessary, and is even prejudicial to theattainment of their object, the emancipation of men from slavery.
But besides corrupting public opinion, the use of force leads mento the fatal conviction that they progress, not through thespiritual impulse which impels them to the attainment of truth andits realization in life, and which constitutes the only source ofevery progressive movement of humanity, but by means of violence,the very force which, far from leading men to truth, alwayscarries them further away from it.
"I was surprised to find, now that my prize was within my grasp, how inconclusive its attainment seemed.
The method which is laid down for the attainment of the great object proposed, consists of seven steps:— the investigation of things; the completion of knowledge; the sincerity of the thoughts; the rectifying of the heart; the cultivation of the person; the regulation of the family; and the government of the state.
And to this attainment there are requisite the extensive study of what is good, accurate inquiry about it, careful reflection on it, the clear discrimination of it, and the earnest practice of it .’
Why did you not say to him:— He is simply a man who in his eager pursuit of knowledge forgets his food, who in the joy of its attainment forgets his sorrows, and who does not perceive that old age is coming on ?’
Lord Spratte, still restless after the attainment of his ambition, was seized with the desire to found a great family; and on this account wished his eldest son, who had assumed the title of Viscount Rallington, to marry a certain heiress of important connections.
He walked onwards, and did not neglect to employ his tongue in prayer, beseeching from God deliverance and the attainment of his wishes.
Let every attainment in what is good be firmly grasped.
The young man first discussed with the elder his plans for the attainment of his position as a farmer on an extensive scale--either in England or in the Colonies.
All tends to confirm the lesson that humility is one of the chief and the highest graces; one of the most difficult of attainment; one to which our first and chiefest efforts ought to be directed; one that only comes in power, when the fullness of the Spirit makes us partakers of the indwelling Christ, and He lives within us.
God only there, not I.' May God teach us to believe that to be humble, to be nothing in His presence, is the highest attainment, and the fullest blessing of the Christian life.
To see larks flying, denotes high aims and purposes through the attainment of which you will throw off selfishness and cultivate kindly graces of mind.
If you dream that you are in a tornado, you will be filled with disappointment and perplexity over the miscarriage of studied plans for swift attainment of fortune.
To force a breach in a wall, you will succeed in the attainment of your wishes by sheer tenacity of purpose.
Someone has said that when a man knows definitely and in detail just exactly what he desires, he is halfway toward attainment.
No pleasure or attainment brought complete satisfaction.
It is fitting that they should educate themselves highly, since they are so capable of attainment in scholarship.
If a man has unusual intellectual attainment, he either does or does not acquire extensive education.
This was the attainment which he had so long desired.
Sidenote: Three Postulates for this Course With these three fundamental propositions as postulates, it will be the end and aim of this Course of Reading to develop plain, simple and specific methods and directions for the most efficient use of the mind in the attainment of practical ends.
He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings.
The new name received by a swami thus has a twofold significance, and represents the attainment of supreme bliss (ANANDA) through some divine quality or state-love, wisdom, devotion, service, yoga-and through a harmony with nature, as expressed in her infinite vastness of oceans, mountains, skies.
One attempts in vain even to picture the avatar's attainment.
"To the attainment of this desirable end, attention is asked to the following practical directions, which, if carefully followed, will lead to success: "(1) Select a quiet room where you will be entirely undisturbed, taking care that it is as far as possible free from mirrors, ornaments, pictures, glaring colors, and the like, which may otherwise district the attention.
But it is obvious that condensations and intermediate or compromise formations occurring in the presentations impede the attainment of this end-identity; by substituting one idea for the other they deviate from the path which otherwise would have been continued from the original idea.
One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment.
Talent is marked mental ability, and in a special sense, a particular and uncommon aptitude for some special mental work or attainment.
idea, original, An ideal is that which is conceived or taken as the highest type of excellence or ultimate object of attainment.
Polity is the permanent system of government of a state, a church, or a society; policy is the method of management with reference to the attainment of certain ends; the national polity of the United States is republican; each administration has a policy of its own.
attainment, Progress (L. pro, forward, gradior, go) is a moving onward or forward, whether in space or in the mental or moral realm, and may be either mechanical, individual, or social.
Attainment, development, and proficiency are more absolute than the other words of the group, denoting some point of advantage or of comparative perfection reached by forward or onward movement; we speak of attainments in virtue or scholarship, proficiency in music or languages, the development of new powers or organs; proficiency includes the idea of skill.
Refinement applies either to nations or individuals, denoting the removal of what is coarse and rude, and a corresponding attainment of what is delicate, elegant, and beautiful.