Is Destiny with Grandma Reynolds today?
Is it always like this?
It is a beautiful day, but yesterday it was cold.
This is registered horses?
This isn't easy for you, is it?
"Nina, this is Carmen," Felipa introduced her.
Is he not wonderful?
This is our planting-ground.
"And sometimes we do," answered the Prince; "but that is considered a great misfortune, for then we must be planted at once."
"Who is this?" asked the Wizard, curiously.
"The Princess is lovely to look at," continued Dorothy, thoughtfully; "but I don't care much for her, after all.
Even if we should come to unpleasant places on our way it is necessary, in order to reach the earth's surface, to keep moving on toward it.
"You may need them, some time," he said, "and there is really no use in my manufacturing these things unless somebody uses them."
"Dear me! how careless Eureka is," exclaimed the girl, much distressed.
"Oh, Edward, there is Mr. Harris!" whispered the little girl.
Then try to tell what it is, what it is like, what it is good for, and what is done with it.
Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
"What is that word?" asked the king.
"Becos," said the wise man, "is a Phrygian [Footnote: Phrygian (_pro_. frij'i an).] word, and it means _bread_."
He has seen me in my blindness, and is trying to open my eyes.
It is a simple premise and yet, at the same time, an article of faith—a faith that the future would be better than the past.
Our national character is centered on optimism.
The present is better than the past.
Whether you are rich or poor, live in the developed world or the developing world, life today is better and easier than it was a century ago by virtually any measure.
But the present is manifestly better than the past because of all the people who expected it to be so and therefore got up early and worked hard to make it so.
Blind optimism is not, to be sure.
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
The family on my father's side is descended from Caspar Keller, a native of Switzerland, who settled in Maryland.
One of my Swiss ancestors was the first teacher of the deaf in Zurich and wrote a book on the subject of their education--rather a singular coincidence; though it is true that there is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
Thinking that turn and turn about is fair play, she seized the scissors and cut off one of my curls, and would have cut them all off but for my mother's timely interference.
Miss Sullivan had tried to impress it upon me that "m-u-g" is mug and that "w-a-t-e-r" is water, but I persisted in confounding the two.
There were barriers still, it is true, but barriers that could in time be swept away.
I learned how the sun and the rain make to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, how birds build their nests and live and thrive from land to land, how the squirrel, the deer, the lion and every other creature finds food and shelter.
But about this time I had an experience which taught me that nature is not always kind.
We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking.
They have no friend Iolaus to burn with a hot iron the root of the hydra's head, but as soon as one head is crushed, two spring up.
I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily acquired than got rid of.
Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt?
It is hard to have a Southern overseer; it is worse to have a Northern one; but worst of all when you are the slave-driver of yourself.
How godlike, how immortal, is he?
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
My daughter is coming for me to take me there.
That is the one thing I have faith in!
Prussia has always declared that Buonaparte is invincible, and that all Europe is powerless before him....
This famous Prussian neutrality is just a trap.
A propos," she added, becoming calm again, "I am expecting two very interesting men tonight, le Vicomte de Mortemart, who is connected with the Montmorencys through the Rohans, one of the best French families.
He is one of the genuine emigres, the good ones.
The baron by all accounts is a poor creature.