What his mother really is we cannot know; but, from Fanny's occasional mention of her conduct and opinions
, we have never been disposed to think her amiable; and I am very much mistaken if Edward is not himself aware that there would be many difficulties in his way, if he were to wish to marry a woman who had not either a great fortune or high rank.
said I, pressing him, for I thought I saw him near a loophole here; "but would that be your opinion
It is true that, while busied only in considering the manners of other men, I found here, too, scarce any ground for settled conviction, and remarked hardly less contradiction among them than in the opinions
of the philosophers.
If no such cabal should exist, the mere diversity of views and opinions
would alone be sufficient to tincture the exercise of the executive authority with a spirit of habitual feebleness and dilatoriness.
Her ill opinion
of him was founded chiefly on observations, which, for her cousins' sake, she could scarcely dare mention to their father.
As to the question whether stakes and winnings are, in themselves, immoral is another question altogether, and I wish to express no opinion
Of that," said the prince triumphantly, "there can be no doubt, but let us suppose that it is not, what would your opinion
There are, of course, many objections to what I say: Milton is a great example of the contrary; but his opinion
with respect to the 'Paradise Regained' is by no means fairly ascertained.
A long table and a square table, or seats about the walls, seem things of form, but are things of substance; for at a long table a few at the upper end, in effect, sway all the business; but in the other form, there is more use of the counsellors' opinions
, that sit lower.
Anna Pavlovna turned toward him and, with a Christian mildness that expressed forgiveness of his indiscretion, nodded and said: "I hope to see you again, but I also hope you will change your opinions
, my dear Monsieur Pierre.
I take your opinions
for granted, and I tell you how I should set to work myself if they were
For virtue may be under the guidance of right opinion
as well as of knowledge; and right opinion
is for practical purposes as good as knowledge, but is incapable of being taught, and is also liable, like the images of Daedalus, to 'walk off,' because not bound by the tie of the cause.
The readiest means of obtaining Sir Patrick's opinion
was, in this case, to answer, Yes.
I have nothing to do with the lady's character, and with your opinion
of it,' he said to me.
Herschel attributed their brilliancy to currents of lava congealed by the cold; an opinion
, however, which has not been generally adopted.