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.
They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it.
"Where is Lincoln?" asked one.
"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.
"Well, I know what that is," he said to himself; and he wrote the word _turnip_ on his slate.
Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
The lesson you have learned to-day is never to pay too dear for a whistle.
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 I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.
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.
Such bold achievements are driven by the optimism that is the natural state of humanity, and among the most powerful forces on the planet.
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.
If we have once seen, "the day is ours, and what the day has shown."
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.
My earliest distinct recollection of my father is making my way through great drifts of newspapers to his side and finding him alone, holding a sheet of paper before his face.
She is so near to me that it almost seems indelicate to speak of her.
And from the sacred mountain I heard a voice which said, "Knowledge is love and light and vision."
We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking.
I would fain say something, not so much concerning the Chinese and Sandwich Islanders as you who read these pages, who are said to live in New England; something about your condition, especially your outward condition or circumstances in this world, in this town, what it is, whether it is necessary that it be as bad as it is, whether it cannot be improved as well as not.
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?
But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist--I really believe he is Antichrist--I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself!
If you have nothing better to do, Count (or Prince), and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between 7 and 10--Annette Scherer.
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.