This event itself is not in my mind when I believe that it happened.
But I will say, as a preliminary answer, that the feeling assumes an ideal of knowing which I believe to be quite mistaken.
He was afraid of any want of clearness, any weakness, in the Mason's arguments; he dreaded not to be able to believe
It will be much more convenient to discuss this question in the chapter on the Imperfection of the geological record; and I will here only state that I believe
the answer mainly lies in the record being incomparably less perfect than is generally supposed; the imperfection of the record being chiefly due to organic beings not inhabiting profound depths of the sea, and to their remains being embedded and preserved to a future age only in masses of sediment sufficiently thick and extensive to withstand an enormous amount of future degradation; and such fossiliferous masses can be accumulated only where much sediment is deposited on the shallow bed of the sea, whilst it slowly subsides.
The fact was that he had ceased to believe
not for this reason or the other, but because he had not the religious temperament.
I do not believe
there is a God," howled Caderousse; "you do not believe
it; you lie -- you lie
for I do not as yet understand whether you affirm that I teach other men to acknowledge some gods, and therefore that I do believe
in gods, and am not an entire atheist--this you do not lay to my charge,--but only you say that they are not the same gods which the city recognizes--the charge is that they are different gods.
I cannot believe
that you are ignorant of the salient points concerning Duson's death.
I shall never believe
anything," she declared, "which I do not choose to believe
In this, believe
me, I was actuated by no motives of revenge for the occasional annoyances I had lately sustained from him, - nor yet by any feeling of malevolent enmity towards Miss Wilson, but purely by the fact that I could not endure that such a woman should be Mrs.
If Moses, Cyrus, Theseus, and Romulus had been unarmed they could not have enforced their constitutions for long--as happened in our time to Fra Girolamo Savonarola, who was ruined with his new order of things immediately the multitude believed in him no longer, and he had no means of keeping steadfast those who believed or of making the unbelievers to believe
I don't believe
you ever bother your head about keeping warm in winter and not getting your feet wet.
Much as I respect them, I believe
I thought only of you.
As much as one merely human being can help another I believe
that he has helped me; he has not influenced me in aesthetics only, but in ethics, too, so that I can never again see life in the way I saw it before I knew him.
When I ponder on them seeds I don't find it nowise hard to believe
that we've got souls that'll live in other worlds.