James's view is that the raw material out of which the world is built up is not of two sorts, one matter and the other mind
, but that it is arranged in different patterns by its inter-relations, and that some arrangements may be called mental, while others may be called physical.
If any one will but take pains to observe the variety of actions to which he is equally inclined in certain moods of mind
, and those to which he is averse, he will see how deep is the chain of affinity.
This strange condition of my mind
was matched by an equally strange condition of my body.
All philosophy, even that part of it which is said to be based upon experience, is really ideal; and ideas are not only derived from facts, but they are also prior to them and extend far beyond them, just as the mind
is prior to the senses.
I returned to the hotel at Welmingham so jaded in body and mind
, so weakened and depressed by all that I had gone through, as to be quite unfit to endure the local gossip about the inquest, and to answer the trivial questions that the talkers addressed to me in the coffee-room.
Nothing has been left undone to cripple their intellects, darken their minds
, debase their moral nature, obliterate all traces of their relation- ship to mankind; and yet how wonderfully they have sustained the mighty load of a most frightful bond- age, under which they have been groaning for cen- turies!
Our conversations have, I think, made sufficiently clear to you the tenor of my life and purposes: a tenor unsuited, I am aware, to the commoner order of minds
. But I have discerned in you an elevation of thought and a capability of devotedness, which I had hitherto not conceived to be compatible either with the early bloom of youth or with those graces of sex that may be said at once to win and to confer distinction when combined, as they notably are in you, with the mental qualities above indicated.
I doubted if her mind
was in a fit condition to take in what I had said to her.
you fall in love in the right place, and don't get a wife who will drain your purse and make you niggardly in spite of yourself.
whereas the truth-finder, having raked out that jakes, his own mind
, and being there capable of tracing no ray of divinity, nor anything virtuous or good, or lovely, or loving, very fairly, honestly, and logically concludes that no such things exist in the whole creation.
When the idea of his scheme had sprung to life in his mind
, the novelty of it had startled him--the enormous daring of it, suddenly self-revealed, had daunted him.
Miss Garth went back to the suffering woman, with the burden on her mind
of one anxiety more.
Pray give your mind
to it, and advise me well for his sake--and above all, for his daughter's--his daughter's, my dear Manette."
you bring Nancy to the Warrens before the week's out, Mr.
Of all the ingenious modes of torture that have ever been invented, that of solitary confinement is probably the most cruel--the mind
feeding on itself with the rapacity of a cormorant, when the conscience quickens its activity and feeds its longings.