If you'll come back to my house, you shall have the best room in it--yes, all the rooms if you wish.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it.
Prince Andrew shook himself as if waking up, and his face assumed the look it had had in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room.
It was very difficult to walk over, the ties were wide apart and so narrow that one felt as if one were walking on knives.
The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.
If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.
As they had no wings the strangers could not fly away, and if they jumped down from such a height they would surely be killed.
If you hadn't happened to find the piglet, Eureka would surely have been executed.
If I had an even faster computer than I have today, I could come up with really interesting questions to ask it.
Whenever anything delighted or interested me she talked it over with me just as if she were a little girl herself.
"Charming!" whispered the little princess, sticking the needle into her work as if to testify that the interest and fascination of the story prevented her from going on with it.
We must cease raving if we are sons of our Fatherland!
Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.
At this point, if you follow my reasoning, we have established at least the possibility of a bright future.
If anything more is wanted I'll send after you.
"Perhaps," said Dorothy, "if you untied him, he would go."
If you can prove I'm guilty, I'll be willing to die nine times, but a mind's eye is no proof, because the Woggle-Bug has no mind to see with.
It seemed as if no one saw that coming because, frankly, no one could conceive of it happening.
Its delicate blossoms shrank from the slightest earthly touch; it seemed as if a tree of paradise had been transplanted to earth.
She went quickly over uninteresting details, and never nagged me with questions to see if I remembered the day-before-yesterday's lesson.
"Yes, if having obtained power, without availing himself of it to commit murder he had restored it to the rightful king, I should have called him a great man," remarked the vicomte.
What if the Smolensk people have offahd to waise militia for the Empewah?
Tell them it would be foolish for me to eat the piglet, because I had sense enough to know it would raise a row if I did.
But don't try to make out I'm too innocent to eat a fat piglet if I could do it and not be found out.
Linda gets the idea to call Facebook and see if she can advertise to people who change their status to "In a relationship."
She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that.
But the rumble of the machinery made me think it was thundering, and I began to cry, because I feared if it rained we should not be able to have our picnic out of doors.
If he reports that our losses were great, it is not true; perhaps about four thousand, not more, and not even that; but even were they ten thousand, that's war!
So tell them that I shall await a reply till the tenth, and if by the tenth I don't receive news that they have all got away I shall have to throw up everything and come myself to Bald Hills.
We can stop right here if you want, Carmen.
Dessalles wrote this letter to the Governor for Princess Mary, she signed it, and it was given to Alpatych with instructions to hand it to the Governor and to come back as quickly as possible if there was danger.
At these words Alpatych nodded as if in approval, and not wishing to hear more went to the door of the room opposite the innkeeper's, where he had left his purchases.
"If you noticed some disorder in the garden," said Alpatych, "it was impossible to prevent it.
If it has come to this--we must fight as long as Russia can and as long as there are men able to stand...
I can neither punish him if he does wrong nor reward him if he does right.
"It's like this," he said thoughtfully, "if there's a battle soon, yours will win.
But if three days pass, then after that, well, then that same battle will not soon be over.
Lelorgne d'Ideville smilingly interpreted this speech to Napoleon thus: "If a battle takes place within the next three days the French will win, but if later, God knows what will happen."
Trying to convict her, he told her she had worn him out, had caused his quarrel with his son, had harbored nasty suspicions of him, making it the object of her life to poison his existence, and he drove her from his study telling her that if she did not go away it was all the same to him.
Would it not be better if the end did come, the very end?
He made a mumbling sound in confirmation of this, took her hand, and began pressing it to different parts of his breast as if trying to find the right place for it.