independence is as important to me as yours is to you.
The being of God in a personal or impersonal form was a mental necessity to the first thinkers of modern times: from this alone all other ideas could be deduced.
The system of Spinoza is less personal and also less dualistic than that of Descartes.
We by no means intend to abolish this personal
appropriation of the products of labour, an appropriation that is made for the maintenance and reproduction of human life, and that leaves no surplus wherewith to command the labour of others.
He now discovered that he might play his own Odwar into personal
combat with Gahan; but he had already lost one Odwar and could ill spare the other.
Fashion understands itself; good-breeding and personal superiority of whatever country readily fraternize with those of every other.
Therefore besides personal force and so much perception as constitutes unerring taste, society demands in its patrician class another element already intimated, which it significantly terms good-nature,--expressing all degrees of generosity, from the lowest willingness and faculty to oblige, up to the heights of magnanimity and love.
Questions of identity, where instances of personal resemblance are concerned, are, in themselves, the hardest of all questions to settle--the hardest, even when they are free from the complications which beset the case we are now discussing.
"You have, no doubt, a personal motive for proceeding, into which it is not my business to inquire.
You are right in assuming that I have personal motives for stirring in this matter.
He squandered too much in the heat of personal
When the sovereign happened to be a man of vigorous and warlike temper and of superior abilities, he would acquire a personal
weight and influence, which answered, for the time, the purpose of a more regular authority.
It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it; nay, absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for the purposes and objects merely personal
, such as thirst for military glory, revenge for personal
affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans.
When I met him afterwards, for the first time for many years, I found to my astonishment that he, who had been a quite tolerably presentable young man, had actually managed by sheer scorn to alter his personal appearance until he had become a sort of walking repudiation of Oxford and all its traditions.
As it was, he impressed himself professionally on Europe to an extent that made his comparative personal obscurity, and the failure of Oxford to do justice to his eminence, a puzzle to foreign specialists in his subject.