Benjamin Franklin lived to be a very old man, but he never forgot that lesson.
This third way is based on the principle that it is possible to see the future by accepting discontinuity but not unpredictability.
But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.
"Don't know," said Dorothy, "but it must have been humbug."
But he was anxious to learn.
But this I know, I love to play In the meadow, among the hay-- Up the water, and o'er the lea, That's the way for Billy and me.
In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
But there was no shepherd in Scotland that could have done better than Sirrah did that night.
Discontinuity happens, but it is not unpredictable.
Dorothy and Zeb jumped out of the buggy and ran after them, but the Sorcerer remained calmly in his throne.
But I cannot remember any instance in which this feeling prevented me from repeating the naughtiness when I failed to get what I wanted.
The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.
It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
His tone suggested impatience, but his expression gave no clue as to why.
But right or wrong, she isn't his daughter.
He intended it as a joke, but the memory it resurrected was painful.
We needed the car fixed so I had no choice but to pay the huge amount the repair shop was asking.
A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."
Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness the old prince not only excluded her from his room, but did not admit Mademoiselle Bourienne either.
It was one thing to tell herself everything was resolved, but quite another to thoroughly accept something she had always considered wrong.
But you're still not comfortable with the decision, are you?
But I guess if we have, it's no worse than having a child out of wedlock.
I’d love to come to the concert, but I already have plans that night.
I’m trying a new diet. My breakfast is going to be nothing but fruit for the next month.
Broccoli soup for dinner? Thanks, but no thanks.
Maybe not, but it would have made a difference if I had known how you felt.
"Yes; but we're used to such things in California," he replied.
One of the old men nearest to him looked round, but his attention was immediately diverted by an exclamation at the other side of the table.
The actors of 1812 have long since left the stage, their personal interests have vanished leaving no trace, and nothing remains of that time but its historic results.
But all these hints at what happened, both from the French side and the Russian, are advanced only because they fit in with the event.
Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
He wrote to Arakcheev, the Emperor's confidant: It must be as my sovereign pleases, but I cannot work with the Minister (meaning Barclay).
You plotted against me, you lied to Prince Andrew about my relations with that Frenchwoman and made me quarrel with him, but you see I need neither her nor you!
She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
We pass the time as we can, but in war as in war!
But as soon as he had left the room the old prince, looking uneasily round, threw down his napkin and went himself.
Dessalles looked in amazement at the prince, who was talking of the Niemen when the enemy was already at the Dnieper, but Princess Mary, forgetting the geographical position of the Niemen, thought that what her father was saying was correct.
"But, Prince," Dessalles began timidly, "the letter mentions Vitebsk...."