But, on examination, I found that, as for logic, its syllogisms and the majority of its other precepts are of avail- rather in the communication of what we already know, or even as the art of Lully, in speaking without judgment of things of which we are ignorant, than in the investigation of the unknown; and although this science contains indeed a number of correct and very excellent precepts, there are, nevertheless, so many others, and these either injurious or superfluous, mingled with the former, that it is almost quite as difficult to effect a severance of the true from the false as it is to extract a Diana or a Minerva from a rough block of marble.
In this way I believed that I could borrow all that was best both in geometrical analysis and in algebra, and correct all the defects of the one by help of the other.
This omission I now made haste to correct
, and, after the manner of green Martians with their beasts, I let him know partially by the weird and uncanny telepathy of Barsoom and partly by word of mouth that we were upon the trail of those who had recently occupied the boat through which we had just passed.
Yet, in truth, there are but two men in Amiel--two sufficiently opposed personalities, which the attentive reader may define for himself; compare with, and try by each other--as we think, correct also by each other.
Fact is corrupting--it is we who correct it by the persistence of our ideal.
So long as he does not ask me to correct
And" and "ing," with the "d" and "g" pronounced emphatically, he went over thousands of times; and to his surprise he noticed that he was beginning to speak cleaner and more correct
English than the officers themselves and the gentleman-adventurers in the cabin who had financed the expedition.
That is just it, your Honour," replied the counsel for the plaintiff; "the defendant by making a correct
forecast fooled my client in the only way that he could do so.
Lastly, particular care had been taken to secure a literally correct
report of the evidence given by the various witnesses.
If this judgment is unbiased and correct
, and the little folks find this new story "real Ozzy," I shall be very glad indeed that I wrote it.
Her ladyship's correspondence and visiting list, her ladyship's household bills and ledgers; her ladyship's Diary and Memorandum-book (bound in scarlet morocco); her ladyship's desk, envelope-case, match-box, and taper candlestick (all in ebony and silver); her ladyship herself, presiding over her responsibilities, and wielding her materials, equal to any calls of emergency, beautifully dressed in correct
morning costume, blessed with perfect health both of the secretions and the principles; absolutely void of vice, and formidably full of virtue, presented, to every properly-constituted mind, the most imposing spectacle known to humanity--the British Matron on her throne, asking the world in general, When will you produce the like of Me?
, Socrates, if Simonides is to be believed, said Polemarchus interposing.
speech does not of itself afford any better evidence of mental content than the performance of any other set of biologically useful movements, such as those of flight or combat.
No; I imagine, joking apart, that to know love, one must make mistakes and then correct
them," said Princess Betsy.
The smallest boy I ever conversed with, carrying the largest baby I ever saw, offered a supernaturally intelligent explanation of the locality in its old uses, and was very nearly correct