Every one knew how laborious the usual method
is of attaining to arts and sciences; whereas, by his contrivance, the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study.
To get a question asked and answered in five minutes by means of an electric wire, instead of in two hours by the slow trudging of a messenger boy--that is the method
that best suits our passion for instantaneous service.
There are four other possible methods
which the Constitution might have taken on this subject.
Yet it cannot be called talent to slay fellow-citizens, to deceive friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; such methods
may gain empire, but not glory.
Yet it would be difficult to say which is the worst of the two--Russian ineptitude or the German method
of growing rich through honest toil.
There was no system whatever in swindling me out of a penny -- a clear fraud of fifty per cent -- no method
in any respect.
With respect to gaining money by exchange, the principal method
of doing this is by merchandise, which is carried on in three different ways, either by sending the commodity for sale by sea or by land, or else selling it on the place where it grows; and these differ from each other in this, that the one is more profitable, the other safer.
Although he never told me so in so many words, I found that General Armstrong took this method
of introducing me to the people of the North, as well as for the sake of securing some immediate funds to be used in the erection of Alabama Hall.
The first method
of history is to take an arbitrarily selected series of continuous events and examine it apart from others, though there is and can be no beginning to any event, for one event always flows uninterruptedly from another.
I now think that there is a finer and truer method
than his, but in its way, Tourguenief's method
is as far as art can go.
It was by the same method
that men, aping her, bred race-horses and cucumbers.
A Carpenter, with equal enthusiasm, proposed timber as a preferable method
Your sociology is as vicious and worthless as is your method
In Bacon and Locke we have another development in which the mind of man is supposed to receive knowledge by a new method
and to work by observation and experience.
I hope that the list of available inexpensive editions of the chief authors may suggest a practical method
of providing the material, especially for colleges which can provide enough copies for class use.