I assured her that its profundity was quite unfathomable, and expressed my belief that nothing like it had ever been known.
His mother holds, I know, the secret belief that some of our brave friend's spirit has passed into him.
I cannot make out that it applies to plants, and this would seriously have shaken my belief in its truth, had not the great variability in plants made it particularly difficult to compare their relative degrees of variability.
He had to reinstate himself in all the wonted concerns of his Mansfield life: to see his steward and his bailiff; to examine and compute, and, in the intervals of business, to walk into his stables and his gardens, and nearest plantations; but active and methodical, he had not only done all this before he resumed his seat as master of the house at dinner, he had also set the carpenter to work in pulling down what had been so lately put up in the billiard-room, and given the scene-painter his dismissal long enough to justify the pleasing belief of his being then at least as far off as Northampton.
You never can know what it was to be devoted to you, with those old associations; to find that anyone could be so hard as to suppose that the truth of my heart was bartered away, and to be surrounded by appearances confirming that belief.
As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart.
Acting on the assumption that Curwen possessed a wondrous and secret medical skill, many sufferers of various sorts applied to him for aid; but though he appeared to encourage their belief in a non-committal way, and always gave them odd-coloured potions in response to their requests, it was observed that his ministrations to others seldom proved of benefit.
Fanaticism is extravagant or even frenzied zeal; bigotry is obstinate and unreasoning attachment to a cause or creed; fanaticism and bigotry usually include intolerance, which is unwillingness to tolerate beliefs or opinions contrary to one's own; superstition is ignorant and irrational religious belief.
Or he will even say: "For many reasons I can delight in the good opinion of others, perhaps because I love and honour them, and rejoice in all their joys, perhaps also because their good opinion endorses and strengthens my belief in my own good opinion, perhaps because the good opinion of others, even in cases where I do not share it, is useful to me, or gives promise of usefulness:--all this, however, is not vanity."
In the year mentioned, Mesmer sent out a circular letter to various scientific societies or "Academies" as they are called in Europe, stating his belief that "animal magnetism" existed, and that through it one man could influence another.
A student of philosophy would be the better for being able to stand an examination both in Locke and in Kant, whichever of the two he takes up with, or even if with neither: and there is no reasonable objection to examining an atheist in the evidences of Christianity, provided he is not required to profess a belief in them.
should prefer this place, and should sit and work or read in it, all alone, when it’s her turn out, I grant you, passes belief.
But consciousness, as we have seen, is a complex notion, involving beliefs, as well as mnemic phenomena such as are required for perception and memory.
Whoever has once become notorious by base ----, even if he speaks truth gains no belief.
Nor can it explain beliefs which do not issue in any proximate action, such as those of mathematics.
Dr. Cocke also declares his belief that no person can be hypnotized against his will by a person who is repugnant to him.
India has much to learn from the West in material development; in return, India can teach the universal methods by which the West will be able to base its religious beliefs on the unshakable foundations of yogic science.
We accept another's statement; admit any point made against us; acknowledge what we have said or done, good or bad; avow our individual beliefs or feelings; certify to facts within our knowledge; confess our own faults; endorse a friend's note or statement; grant a request; own our faults or obligations; recognize lawful authority; concede a claim.
Many learned men have denied his very existence, while other able persons, perhaps of even higher authority, have affirmed their belief in the reality of his life.
There are, it is alleged, certain beliefs, so useful, not to say indispensable to well-being, that it is as much the duty of governments to uphold those beliefs, as to protect any other of the interests of society.
He caught the glitter of victory in his wife's eyes, and for the first time understood that she shared the belief.
On the contrary, Government, in a well-constituted republic, requires no belief from man beyond what his reason can give.
To confirm what I have now said, and further to show the miserableeffects of a confined education, I shall here insert a passage,which will hardly obtain belief.
They are glad in their inmost heart that there is a standard according to which those who are over-endowed with intellectual goods and privileges, are equal to them, they contend for the "equality of all before God," and almost NEED the belief in God for this purpose.
At the risk of displeasing innocent ears, I submit that egoism belongs to the essence of a noble soul, I mean the unalterable belief that to a being such as "we," other beings must naturally be in subjection, and have to sacrifice themselves.
Some fallacious rumours have been set afloat in England to induce a belief in money, and, among others, that of the French refugees bringing great quantities.
Likely is a word with a wide range of usage, but always implying the belief that the thing is, or will be, true; it is often used with the infinitive, as the other words of this list can not be; as, it is likely to happen.
But Grushenka hadsucceeded in emancipating herself, while she established in him aboundless belief in her fidelity.
A belief is rendered true or false by relation to a fact, which may lie outside the experience of the person entertaining the belief.
CHAPTER I FROM BEYOND THE PALE "To John P. Gilmore, Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.A. "MY DEAR BROTHER-IN-LAW,--For years you have believed me dead, and I have made no effort to disturb that belief.
Should we discard the belief in the infinitude of number, because we cannot understand it, and therefore say that finite number is not a part of the infinite?
If this is true, we cannot define belief by the effect on voluntary movements.
But a thinking man hasonly to come into contact—as constantly happens in these days—with people, equally good and bad, of different denominations, whocondemn each other’s beliefs, to doubt of the truth of the beliefhe professes himself.
In the absence of this philosophic test it might be supposed thatcrowds change their political or religious beliefs frequently andat will.
The spokesman of the pair, the shorter of the two, declined to sit, and explained the object of the call thus: He had had a talk about the relative height of Mr. Lincoln and his companion, and had asserted his belief that they were of exactly the same height.
I am myself inclined, as a working hypothesis, to adopt the belief in question, and to hold that past experience only affects present behaviour through modifications of physiological structure.
As for the barbarians who destroyedthe Roman civilisation, it was only when they had acquiredcertain commonly accepted beliefs that they attained a measure ofcohesion and emerged from anarchy.
Conceding to this view of the subject the utmost that can be claimed for it by those most easily satisfied with the amount of understanding of truth which ought to accompany the belief of it; even so, the argument for free discussion is no way weakened.
For this very thing was of all most to bebelieved, since no contentiousness of blasphemous questionings, of allthat multitude which I had read in the self-contradictingphilosophers, could wring this belief from me, “That Thou art”whatsoever Thou wert (what I knew not), and “That the government ofhuman things belongs to Thee.”
For nowhath it no more need of baptism, as the heathen have, and as itselfhad, when it was covered with the waters; (for no other entrance isthere into the kingdom of heaven, since Thou hast appointed thatthis should be the entrance:) nor does it seek after wonderfulnessof miracles to work belief; for it is not such, that unless it seessigns and wonders, it will not believe, now that the faithful earth isseparated from the waters that were bitter with infidelity; andtongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them thatbelieve not.
She then resum’d: “Thou certainly wilt see In falsehood thy belief o’erwhelm’d, if well Thou listen to the arguments, which I Shall bring to face it.
Others, again and those best able to appreciate the minister's peculiar sensibility, and the wonderful operation of his spirit upon the body--whispered their belief, that the awful symbol was the effect of the ever-active tooth of remorse, gnawing from the inmost heart outwardly, and at last manifesting Heaven's dreadful judgment by the visible presence of the letter.
Behooves thee to express, what thou believ’st, The next, and whereon thy belief hath grown.”
It is also often argued, and still oftener thought, that none but bad men would desire to weaken these salutary beliefs; and there can be nothing wrong, it is thought, in restraining bad men, and prohibiting what only such men would wish to practise.
It is the merit of the Circles that they have effectually suppressed those ancient heresies which led men to waste energy and sympathy in the vain belief that conduct depends upon will, effort, training, encouragement, praise, or anything else but Configuration.
No; you want a deliberate belief.
Charlie Jones, reading his Bible on the edge of his bunk, voiced the general belief.
I understood the jealous belief in his young mistress which prompted those words.
Among the remote factors there are some of a general nature,which are found to underlie all the beliefs and opinions ofcrowds.
Many a time ere now The sons have for the sire’s transgression wail’d; Nor let him trust the fond belief, that heav’n Will truck its armour for his lilied shield.