The best works of art are the expression of man's struggle to free himself from this condition, but the effect of our art is merely to make this low state comfortable and that higher state to be forgotten.
Yours is the second offer I've had this trip and I want to make sure I get the best deal.
She is the best seamstress in Houston!
Everybody was astonished, for that boy was the best scholar in the school, and he had never been known to break a rule.
No, I simply think there is a proper way to do things, and humans have a habit of doing what pleases them at the moment, not what is best for the future.
She and I were best pals every summer up here.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
Then a woman has to do the best she can on her own.
Many of his best friends had been killed or captured.
The traveller who stops at the best houses, so called, soon discovers this, for the publicans presume him to be a Sardanapalus, and if he resigned himself to their tender mercies he would soon be completely emasculated.
There was no reasoning with him, so she accepted a ride with her best friend, Connie.
"In that case," said the man, "it will be best for you to cross our Valley and mount the spiral staircase inside the Pyramid Mountain."
He was the best loved of all our poets.
This was the same man who treated her so coldly earlier today, and she'd do best to keep that picture in her mind.
Only those who knew and loved him best can understand what his friendship meant to me.
They weren't exactly best of friends.
At best, Alex would be courteous to him.
Desire still a hot ember inside of her, she was tempted to set the record straight, but maybe it was best he didn't know how close she had come to giving in.
It shows us at our best and at our cruelest.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
The count is suffering physically and mentally, and apparently you have done your best to increase his mental sufferings.
I want my best friend back, too.
He distrusted government and said 'that government governs best which governs least.'
Before I entered college, however, it was thought best that I should study another year under Mr. Keith.
The bright, gentle, fanciful plays--the ones I like best now--appear not to have impressed me at first, perhaps because they reflected the habitual sunshine and gaiety of a child's life.
It must have worked, because his trainees were some of the best officers.
She could have left then, and might have if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of her.
Was that what he was hinting at when he said she was his best friend - that he needed someone to talk to?
It was best to stay out of the entire thing - if they would only let her.
As any dream sessions needed to take place in Massachusetts where Quinn's test items were now located, we decided Martha was best suited as coordinator of the event.
Granted, we have to plan how to best make it public but.
But to judge what is best--conscription or the militia--we can leave to the supreme authority....
Barclay de Tolly tried to command the army in the best way, because he wished to fulfill his duty and earn fame as a great commander.
Ours must have got the best of it.
It was said that Mamonov's regiment would cost him eight hundred thousand rubles, and that Bezukhov had spent even more on his, but that the best thing about Bezukhov's action was that he himself was going to don a uniform and ride at the head of his regiment without charging anything for the show.
The Russian army, they say, in its retreat from Smolensk sought out for itself the best position for a general engagement and found such a position at Borodino.
The Russians did not seek out the best position but, on the contrary, during the retreat passed many positions better than Borodino.
We have ten thousand carts, but we need other things as well--we must manage as best we can!
You will see everything best from where Count Bennigsen will be.
He had no thought of betraying us, he tried to do the best he could, he thought out everything, and that is why he is unsuitable.
An ax will be useful, a hunting spear not bad, but a three-pronged fork will be best of all: a Frenchman is no heavier than a sheaf of rye.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.