And yet," said John, "I am sure the young ladies did not mean
it; it was only ignorance.
You can hang any word you please to its tail, and make it mean
anything you want to.
In bourgeois society, living labour is but a means
to increase accumulated labour.
I apologized; but he continued scornfully, "Since you are impervious to argument, you shall hear with your ears how by means
of my two voices I reveal my shape to my Wives, who are at this moment six thousand miles seventy yards two feet eight inches away, the one to the North, the other to the South.
Noirtier, being deprived of voice and motion, is accustomed to convey his meaning by closing his eyes when he wishes to signify `yes,' and to wink when he means
Suppose a marriage, and the husband has ONLY $1,000 for his pocket, this would bring down the ways and means
to $2,000 per annum; or less than a hundredth part of the expense of keeping ONE pocket-handkerchief; and when you come to include rent, fuel, marketing, and other necessaries, you see, my dear Miss Monson, there is a great deal of poetry in paying so much for a pocket-handkerchief.
I think I can mean
only one thing: the enemy to behaviour.
I conceived of its effect then, but I conceived of it as a misfortune, a fatality; now I am by no means
sure that it was so; hereafter the creation of beauty, as we call it, for beauty's sake, may be considered something monstrous.
that the return of a deposit of gold which is to the injury of the receiver, if the two parties are friends, is not the repayment of a debt,--that is what you would imagine him to say?
I don't know what you mean
by "glory,"' Alice said.
, that we are liable to be imposed upon, and to confer our choicest favours often on the undeserving, as you must own was your case in your bounty to that worthless fellow Partridge: for two or three such examples must greatly lessen the inward satisfaction which a good man would otherwise find in generosity; nay, may even make him timorous in bestowing, lest he should be guilty of supporting vice, and encouraging the wicked; a crime of a very black dye, and for which it will by no means
be a sufficient excuse, that we have not actually intended such an encouragement; unless we have used the utmost caution in chusing the objects of our beneficence.
That is," she corrected, coloring distressfully, "I don't mean
that I'm not sorry for the heathen, only just now I can't help being glad that you don't want the little India boys, because all the rest have wanted them.