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If men descended from the apes at an unknown period of time, that is as comprehensible as that they were made from a handful of earth at a certain period of time (in the first case the unknown quantity is the time, in the second case it is the origin); and the question of how man's consciousness of freedom is to be reconciled with the law of necessity to which he is subject cannot be solved by comparative physiology and zoology, for in a frog, a rabbit, or an ape, we can observe only the muscular nervous activity, but in man we observe consciousness as well as the muscular and nervous activity.
Wrong has been done us, it be true; but the white men did not mean the wrong.
In the spring, he went down the Yukon with the young men to trade at Cambell Fort.
To the astonishment of all, the self-made men took even ground at once with the oldest of the regular graduates, and in a few months the most conservative circles of Boston and New York had quite forgotten who of their gownsmen was college-bred, and who was not.
These new associations are composed of men and women of superior talents and sentiments; yet it may easily be questioned whether such a community will draw, except in its beginnings, the able and the good; whether those who have energy will not prefer their chance of superiority and power in the world, to the humble certainties of the association; whether such a retreat does not promise to become an asylum to those who have tried and failed, rather than a field to the strong; and whether the members will not necessarily be fractions of men, because each finds that he cannot enter it, without some compromise.
They caught some of our women, and killed two old men who could not run fast and several children.
But of the thirty families and the sixty men of us, we had had the strength of but one man, for each had fought alone.
She threw changing glances at men who passed her, giving smiling invitations to men of rural or untaught pattern and usually seeming sedately unconscious of the men with a metropolitan seal upon their faces.
That one came too close to the ape-man's craft before its occupants realized that their fellows were pitted against demons instead of men.
It was men, with their rifles and shot-guns, that might bring him to ultimate grief.
42-53) For the gods keep hidden from men the means of life.
Yes, shy men, like ugly women, have a bad time of it in this world, to go through which with any comfort needs the hide of a rhinoceros.
Schopenhauer appeals to Nietzsche's deepest and strongest sentiment--his sympathy for higher men.
The two young men galloped off in the direction mentioned and in ten minutes reached the inn.
Saith he, If it be well weighed, to say that a man lieth, is as much to say, as that he is brave towards God, and a coward towards men.