When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; when there are no fixes duties assigned to officers and men, and the ranks are formed in a slovenly haphazard manner, the result is utter disorganization.
When a general, unable to estimate the enemy's strength, allows an inferior force to engage a larger one, or hurls a weak detachment against a powerful one, and neglects to place picked soldiers in the front rank, the result must be rout.
Setting aside their rewards and results
, I want to know what they are in themselves, and how they inwardly work in the soul.
By the method of exclusion, I had arrived at this result, for no other hypothesis would meet the facts.
The details of the case will probably be never known now, though we are informed upon good authority that the crime was the result of an old standing and romantic feud, in which love and Mormonism bore a part.
Just as in a clock, the result
of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result
of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
The Seven Lamps of Architecture' argues that great art, as the supreme expression of life, is the result of seven moral and religious principles, Sacrifice, Truth, Power, and the like.
Among other movements now everywhere taken for granted 'social settlements' are a result of his efforts.
A "behaviour-cycle" is a series of voluntary or reflex movements of an animal, tending to cause a certain result, and continuing until that result is caused, unless they are interrupted by death, accident, or some new behaviour-cycle.
The "purpose" of a behaviour-cycle is the result which brings it to an end, normally by a condition of temporary quiescence-provided there is no interruption.
A supposed message from Lady Glyde in London was sufficient to obtain this result.
The statement of this curious fact--intended merely to assist me in identifying the person of whom we were in search--when coupled with the additional information that Anne Catherick had escaped from a mad-house, started the first immense conception in my mind, which subsequently led to such amazing results.
His first questions led to no very encouraging results.
Three days of labor with the spade and the sieve produced no results of the slightest importance.
It obeyed no known laws of physics, and overthrew the hoary axiom that like things performed to like things produce like results