The language of this country being always upon the flux, the STRULDBRUGS of one age do not understand those of another; neither are they able, after two hundred years, to hold any conversation (farther than by a few general words) with their neighbours the mortals; and thus they lie under the disadvantage of living
like foreigners in their own country.
Thus, on the theory of descent with modification, the main facts with respect to the mutual affinities of the extinct forms of life to each other and to living forms, seem to me explained in a satisfactory manner.
To compare small things with great: if the principal living and extinct races of the domestic pigeon were arranged as well as they could be in serial affinity, this arrangement would not closely accord with the order in time of their production, and still less with the order of their disappearance; for the parent rock-pigeon now lives; and many varieties between the rock-pigeon and the carrier have become extinct; and carriers which are extreme in the important character of length of beak originated earlier than short-beaked tumblers, which are at the opposite end of the series in this same respect.
Clift many years ago showed that the fossil mammals from the Australian caves were closely allied to the living marsupials of that continent.
But in the caves of Brazil, there are many extinct species which are closely allied in size and in other characters to the species still living in South America; and some of these fossils may be the actual progenitors of living species.
We can understand, from the continued tendency to divergence of character, why the more ancient a form is, the more it generally differs from those now living.
Life, when it knows that it must cease living
, will always rebel.
An attempt and a risk seemed all commanding unto me; and whenever it commandeth, the living thing risketh itself thereby.
What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master.
Much is reckoned higher than life itself by the living one; but out of the very reckoning speaketh--the Will to Power
Forlorn and disowned, sorely tried and sadly changed--her beauty faded, her mind clouded--robbed of her station in the world, of her place among living
creatures--the devotion I had promised, the devotion of my whole heart and soul and strength, might be laid blamelessly now at those dear feet.
After more than 25 years of development and innovation, assisted living
is better than ever.
Liza's "problem"--along with drugs, drink, and overeating, and the "problem" of (her husbands') homosexuality--is wondering whether she's "live" or just living
proof of Judy Garland's gifts and travails; living
proof that Mama and Papa loved each other; living
proof that the children of the studio system survive, even when the system does not.
There are decidedly worse ways to make a living
, says Erin Horne, a live performer and head puppeteer with the ``Dragon Tales Live