If you cannot indicate this motion from left to right by yourself moving in it, then I beg you to describe it to me in words.
If you cannot tell your right side from your left, I fear that no words of mine can make my meaning clear to you.
Well then, since words cannot explain the matter, I will try deeds, and will move gradually out of Lineland in the direction which I desire to indicate to you.
Every man, savage or sage, however incontestably reason and experiment may prove to him that it is impossible to imagine two different courses of action in precisely the same conditions, feels that without this irrational conception (which constitutes the essence of freedom) he cannot imagine life.
A man having no freedom cannot be conceived of except as deprived of life.
Only in our self-confident day of the popularization of knowledge- thanks to that most powerful engine of ignorance, the diffusion of printed matter- has the question of the freedom of will been put on a level on which the question itself cannot exist.
Thus, one and the same colour cannot be white and black.
As, then, no change takes place in themselves, these cannot be said to be capable of admitting contrary qualities.
It is only in those cases in which the unity of the system of appearances constituting a piece of matter has to be broken up, that the statement of what is happening cannot be made exclusively in terms of matter.
The laws which psychology seeks cannot be so stated, since the particulars themselves are what interests the psychologist.
Said Peter 'Though I cannot
sound The depths of such a man as you, Yet in your character I've found An inconsistency or two.
And if the temperance and justice of him who commands is different from his who, though a freeman, is under command, it is evident that the virtues of a good citizen cannot
be the same as justice, for instance but must be of a different species in these two different situations, as the temperance and courage of a man and a woman are different from each other; for a man would appear a coward who had only that courage which would be graceful in a woman, and a woman would be thought a talker who should take as large a part in the conversation as would become a man of consequence.
In his parlor I see very well that he has been at hard work this morning, with that knitted brow and that settled humor, which all his desire to be courteous cannot shake off.
When the high cannot bring up the low to itself, it benumbs it, as man charms down the resistance of the lower animals.
I revere the person who is riches; so that I cannot think of him as alone, or poor, or exiled, or unhappy, or a client, but as perpetual patron, benefactor, and beatified man.