Beauty would be his life; his aspirations would all tend toward it; and, allowing his frame and physical
organs to be in consonance, his own developments would likewise be beautiful.
Misshapen from my birth-hour, how could I delude myself with the idea that intellectual gifts might veil physical
deformity in a young girl's fantasy?
courage and the love of battle, for instance, are no great help--may even be hindrances--to a civilized man.
Fanning, a Yankee mariner of some reputation, likewise records his lively impressions of the physical
appearance of these people; and Commodore David Porter of the U.
There are so many unsubstantial sorrows which the necessity of our mortal state begets on idleness, that an observer, casting aside sentiment, is sometimes led to question whether there be any real woe, except absolute physical
suffering and the loss of closest friends.
We must be careful not to confuse the physical
and the moral.
But something held him back: not so much  a reluctancy of temperament, or of physical
constitution (common enough cause why men of undeniable gifts fail of commensurate production) but a cause purely intellectual--the presence in him, namely, of a certain vein of opinion; that other, constituent but contending, person, in his complex nature.
And you think that regardless of their physical
appearance the fact that they were without souls would have been apparent?
It was both mental and physical
, a deep-lying feeling that
A man of soft civilization, sitting at a desk, would have grown lean and woe-begone on the fare that kept Kama and Daylight at the top-notch of physical
The act released his physical
energies without unfettering his will; his mind was still spellbound, but his powerful body and agile limbs, endowed with a blind, insensate life of their own, resisted stoutly and well.
loathing for alcohol I have never got over.