Tom was the first to come to a realization
of what was needed to be done.
He sought to elaborate some new scheme of life that would have its reasoned philosophy and its ordered principles, and find in the spiritualizing of the senses its highest realization
For, occupied incessantly with the consideration of the limits prescribed to their power by nature, they became so entirely convinced that nothing was at their disposal except their own thoughts, that this conviction was of itself sufficient to prevent their entertaining any desire of other objects; and over their thoughts they acquired a sway so absolute, that they had some ground on this account for esteeming themselves more rich and more powerful, more free and more happy, than other men who, whatever be the favors heaped on them by nature and fortune, if destitute of this philosophy, can never command the realization
of all their desires.
When the soul and the imagination have magnified a misfortune and made it too heavy for the shoulders and the brain to bear; when a hope long cherished, the realization
of which would pacify the vulture feeding on the heart, is balked, and the man has faith neither in himself, despite his powers, nor in the future, despite of the Divine power,-- then that man is lost.
We were brought back to a realization
of our present conditions by a messenger bearing a summons from Lorquas Ptomel directing me to appear before him forthwith.
His eyes bulged in horror at the realization
of the truth which that glance revealed.
Had I not seen the repose in the first place, and the gladness that stole over it just ere the final dissolution came, as realization
that the soul had been won, I could not have gone further with my butchery.
The sudden realization
of my ignorance of their ways of thinking and doing came home to me very vividly in the darkness.
Thus a new, a stronger, and more inexorable barrier was interposed to cut off the realization
of their hopes.
Babcock himself really knew as little about the bad, in any quarter of the world, as a nursing infant, his most vivid realization
of evil had been the discovery that one of his college classmates, who was studying architecture in Paris had a love affair with a young woman who did not expect him to marry her.
It would have been as easy for Rose to be cheerful in the midst of mere squalor as for a flower to bloom white in a crowded tenement, but at the swift realization
of the lack of tenderness for her which this indifference to her first impressions so clearly expressed, her faith in the man she had married began to wither.
She perceived in his words the realization
of her own apprehensive foreboding in former times.