None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life
but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.
There stood beautiful palm-trees, oaks, and plantains; there stood parsley and flowering thyme: every tree and every flower had its name; each of them was a human life
, the human frame still lived--one in China, and another in Greenland--round about in the world.
Pain, anguish, and suffering in human life
are always in proportion to the strength with which a man is endowed.
He told us "he had been thirty years employing his thoughts for the improvement of human life
Whence, I fear, the tragedy of human life
is likely to continue for a long time to come, in spite of mental philosophers who are ready with the best receipts for avoiding all mistakes of the kind.
She became a ship passing in the night-- an emblem of the loneliness of human life
, an occasion for queer confidences and sudden appeals for sympathy.
You have touched upon a subject, senor canon," observed the curate here, "that has awakened an old enmity I have against the plays in vogue at the present day, quite as strong as that which I bear to the books of chivalry; for while the drama, according to Tully, should be the mirror of human life
, the model of manners, and the image of the truth, those which are presented now-a-days are mirrors of nonsense, models of folly, and images of lewdness.
The crime was depicted in the most vivid colors; the former life of the prisoner, his transformation, a review of his life from the earliest period, were set forth with all the talent that a knowledge of human life
could furnish to a mind like that of the procureur.
I looked back with horror at the vices of my youth; at the fruitless after-days when I had impiously doubted all that is most noble, all that is most consoling in human life
Still, the average duration of human life
is proved to have increased of late years.
The child admired and praised his work, and shortly afterwards departed; thinking, as she went, how strange it was, that this old man, drawing from his pursuits, and everything around him, one stern moral, never contemplated its application to himself; and, while he dwelt upon the uncertainty of human life
, seemed both in word and deed to deem himself immortal.
But in Black Hawk the scene of human life
was spread out shrunken and pinched, frozen down to the bare stalk.