29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTSThe most preoccupied of the four friends was certainly d’Artagnan, although he, in his quality of Guardsman, would be much more easily equipped than Messieurs the Musketeers, who were all of high rank; but our Gascon cadet was, as may have been observed, of a provident and almost avaricious character, and with that (explain the contradiction) so vain as almost to rival Porthos.
A society that not only could never reconcile these contradictions, but drove them ever more to a climax.
The certainty of paternal parentage rested as of old on moral conviction at best, and in order to solve the unreconcilable contradiction, the code Napoléon decreed in its article 312: "L'enfant conçu pendant le mariage a pour père le mari;" the child conceived during marriage has for its father--the husband.
The gentile constitution had grown out of a society that did not know any internal contradictions, and it was only adapted to such a society.
It is good that we sometimes endure contradictions, and are hardly and unfairly judged, when we do and mean what is good.
Only, avoid direct contradiction, drop the subject in question, and return to it indirectly when you perceive that the obstinate individual recognizes his error.
Margaret looked up at the man, almost expecting some contradiction from him, or at least some remark that would modify his daughter’s utter hopelessness.
Exploitation of one class by another being the basis of civilization, its whole development involves a continual contradiction.
It struck me that had I sought the world over, I could not have found a greater contradiction to my impulsive uncle.
Joseph objected at first; she was too much in earnest, however, to suffer contradiction; and at last he placed his hat on his head, and walked grumbling forth.
That entails a contradiction.
Its complete lack of the criticalspirit does not allow of its perceiving these contradictions.
According to the chances of the moment, the one or the other setof ideas showed themselves each with their special accompanimentof acts or utterances, the same individual presenting in this waythe most flagrant contradictions.
Because he was of the broad Karamazov character-that’sjust what I am leading up to-capable of combining the mostincongruous contradictions, and capable of the greatest heights and ofthe greatest depths.
All this, you willremember, was put forward in a tone what brooked no contradiction.
To breed out of humanitas a self-contradiction, an art of self-pollution, a will to lie at any price, an aversion and contempt for all good and honest instincts!
in a tone of the greatest amazement, was his only reply to Mr. Rushworth, and he turned towards his brother and sisters as if hardly doubting a contradiction.
I was charm'd with it, adopted it, dropt my abrupt contradiction and positive argumentation, and put on the humble inquirer and doubter.
For, if you would inform, a positive and dogmatical manner in advancing your sentiments may provoke contradiction and prevent a candid attention.
I made it a rule to forbear all direct contradiction to the sentiments of others, and all positive assertion of my own.
Figure to yourself all the contradictions, all the inconsistencies possible, and you may meet with them in the government, the courts of justice, the churches, and the public spectacles of this odd nation.”
I then gave more attention to the subject, and as often as propriety allowed of it, I related to those whose lives had so passed before me the substance of my dream-vision, to obtain from them its contradiction or confirmation.
The mass of the people regard as profound only him who suggests pungent contradictions of the general idea.
Confessions, for whatever reason,—because the confessor wants to die, because he is diseased,because he wants to free the real criminal,—can be discovered as false only by showing their contradiction with the other evidence.
Much testimony contains similar, if not so thoroughgoing contradictions.
I might add with regard to the last point that the fact that women are better able to endure nursing children or invalids constitutes only an apparent contradiction of this point.
Mr. Dawson seemed to feel that silent contradiction to his assertion of his own ability, and to grow only the more angry under it.
It’s quite easy to clear up these contradictions,” said the painter. “
And when this principle measures and certifies that some things are equal, or that some are greater or less than others, there occurs an apparent contradiction?
Whether he had been trying to make love to his cousin again, and had got a rebuff—or whether his broken rest, night after night, was aggravating the queer contradictions and uncertainties in his character—I don’t know.
Theystudiously deceive the child on the most important subject inlife, and when the deception has so grown into his life that itwould be difficult to uproot it, then they reveal to him the wholeworld of science and reality, which cannot by any means bereconciled with the beliefs that have been instilled into him,leaving it to him to find his way as best he can out of thesecontradictions.
People do not Try to Remove the Contradiction between Life andConscience by a Change of Life, but their Cultivated Leaders ExertEvery Effort to Obscure the Demands of Conscience, and justifytheir Life; in this Way they Degrade Society below Paganism to aState of Primeval Barbarism—Undefined Attitude of Modern Leadersof Thought to War, to Universal Militarism, and to CompulsoryService in Army—One Section Regards War as an AccidentalPolitical Phenomenon, to be Avoided by External Measures only—Peace Congress—The Article in the REVUE DES REVUES—Propositionof Maxime du Camp—Value of Boards of Arbitration and Suppressionof Armies—Attitude of Governments to Men of this Opinion and Whatthey Do—Another Section Regards War as Cruel, but Inevitable—Maupassant—Rod—A Third Section Regard War as Necessary, and notwithout its Advantages—Doucet-Claretie-Zola-Vog��.
There aremen who maintain that the love for peace and the inevitability ofwar form a hideous contradiction, and that such is the fate ofman.
Then the outward condition of cruelty and of slavery was incomplete harmony with the inner conscience of men, and every stepin advance intensified this harmony; now the outward condition ofcruelty and of slavery is completely contradictory to theChristian consciousness of men, and every step in advance onlyintensifies this contradiction.
For from the hour of My birth, until My death upon the Cross, I ceased not from bearing of sorrow; I had much lack of temporal things; I oftentimes heard many reproaches against Myself; I gently bore contradictions and hard words; I received ingratitude for benefits, blasphemies for My miracles, rebukes for My doctrine."
An individual may accept contradiction anddiscussion; a crowd will never do so.