For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical
talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation.
It may, if a leader of genius appear, become the first real corps of practical
sociologists, which will substitute facts for the present hotch-potch of theories.
measures proposed in them -- -such as the abolition of the distinction between town and country, of the family, of the carrying on of industries for the account of private individuals, and of the wage system, the proclamation of social harmony, the conversion of the functions of the State into a mere superintendence of production, all these proposals, point solely to the disappearance of class antagonisms which were, at that time, only just cropping up,and which, in these publications, are recognised in their earliest,indistinct and undefined forms only.
What is the practical
shape, and what are the added dangers?
Now, gentlemen, as a practical
detail, let me add this:
In fact, it is quite unpractical, and, as in this age to be practical
is everything, I shall go back to Philosophy and study Metaphysics.
Pierre had none of the practical
persistence that would have enabled him to attend to the business himself and so he disliked it and only tried to pretend to the steward that he was attending to it.
Obviously they had decided to treat the whole matter as a practical
joke and to brave it out, for outside the gates in an open fly were the whole party.
I eyed it with all the practical
interest of a linendraper.
might be got out of the doctor.
When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical
illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks.
I can't help that," the Man of Principle replied, with that lofty scorn of practical
considerations distinguishing his species.
The Tennessee Fraysers were a practical
in the popular sense of devotion to sordid pursuits, but having a robust contempt for any qualities unfitting a man for the wholesome vocation of politics.
I told him I wanted to become a practical
electrician, that I was unafraid of work, that I was used to hard work, and that all he had to do was look at me to see I was fit and strong.
In continental Greece (1), on the other hand, but especially in Boeotia, a new form of epic sprang up, which for the romance and PATHOS of the Ionian School substituted the practical