It's the lessons we learned from the past.
I had no plans to share with Howie what I'd learned of his previous life.
Some time later, the shepherd went to the city and told the king that the children had learned to speak one word, but how or from whom, he did not know.
Life sometimes got in the way of their goals, but they learned to be resilient.
And the Woggle-Bug shall be the Public Accuser, because he is so learned that no one can deceive him.
I just learned this recently.
Taken altogether, it was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name.
He learned many languages and became known all over the world as "The Learned Blacksmith."
The lesson you have learned to-day is never to pay too dear for a whistle.
You finally learned how to smile again.
I had related to the detective what I'd learned from Willard Humphries, Grasso's cell mate, that he had a hide out somewhere away from Santa Barbara.
There was enough material there to enable him to prepare several new tricks which he had learned from some of the jugglers in the circus, and he had passed part of the night in getting them ready.
These children are learning it just as the first people who lived on the earth learned it in the beginning.
He soon learned all that his teacher could teach; for he was bright and quick, and had a good memory.
He learned many languages and became known all over the world as "The Learned Blacksmith."
In those days, people had not learned to be kind to their enemies.
The next day, all the priests and learned men went out to beg for mercy.
I updated him on all we'd learned, with the only good news that baby Claire was alive and apparently well.
They learned that Chilon was a very quiet man, that he never spoke about himself, and that he spent all his time in trying to make his country great and strong and happy.
The tip covers only a few minutes, like she has to leave quickly, even though there must be more to be learned if she stayed.
But after he had learned to read, she taught him to look in books for that which he wished to know.
He learned to endure hunger and cold.
In the early 1900s, we learned about blood types, vitamins, and Alzheimer's disease, and invented the electrocardiograph.
In the First World War, we learned to treat wounds by washing them with a germicide.
By the time you were fifteen, you learned everything you needed to know to be a good farmer.
Again, this is because without compelling, widely accepted facts, we use things we've learned from other parts of our lives to make our decisions.
Even after my illness I remembered one of the words I had learned in these early months.
I ceased making the sound "wah-wah" only when I learned to spell the word.
My hands felt every object and observed every motion, and in this way I learned to know many things.
Then I learned what those papers were, and that my father edited one of them.
In the days that followed I learned to spell in this uncomprehending way a great many words, among them pin, hat, cup and a few verbs like sit, stand and walk.
I did nothing but explore with my hands and learn the name of every object that I touched; and the more I handled things and learned their names and uses, the more joyous and confident grew my sense of kinship with the rest of the world.
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.
Long before I learned to do a sum in arithmetic or describe the shape of the earth, Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass, and in the curves and dimples of my baby sister's hand.
I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."
I quickly learned that each printed word stood for an object, an act, or a quality.
Miss Sullivan tried to teach me to count by stringing beads in groups, and by arranging kintergarten straws I learned to add and subtract.
After I had learned a great many interesting things about the life and habits of the children of the sea--how in the midst of dashing waves the little polyps build the beautiful coral isles of the Pacific, and the foraminifera have made the chalk-hills of many a land--my teacher read me "The Chambered Nautilus," and showed me that the shell-building process of the mollusks is symbolical of the development of the mind.
When I learned that there was a gift for each child, I was delighted, and the kind people who had prepared the tree permitted me to hand the presents to the children.
It was in the spring of 1890 that I learned to speak.
I stopped using it only after I had learned to spell the word on my fingers.
I had learned only the elements of speech.
Nor is it true that, after I had learned these elements, I did the rest of the work myself.
I wrote the story when I was at home, the autumn after I had learned to speak.
It is only after years of this sort of practice that even great men have learned to marshal the legion of words which come thronging through every byway of the mind.
At the Cape of Good Hope exhibit, I learned much about the processes of mining diamonds.
From these relics I learned more about the progress of man than I have heard or read since.
I learned for the first time to know an author, to recognize his style as I recognize the clasp of a friend's hand.
The signs, which I had so lately learned, and which I thought I knew, perplexed me.
If I have since learned differently, I am not going to tell anybody.
While my days at Radcliffe were still in the future, they were encircled with a halo of romance, which they have lost; but in the transition from romantic to actual I have learned many things I should never have known had I not tried the experiment.
We heard of the cruel, unnecessary fighting in the far-away Pacific, and learned of the struggles going on between capital and labour.
It was early in the spring, just after I had learned to speak.
After that I saw Dr. Holmes many times and learned to love the man as well as the poet.
Teacher and I went to walk in the yard, and I learned about how flowers and trees grow.
But soon they learned some Dutch words; but they loved their own language and they did not want little boys and girls to forget it and learn to talk funny Dutch.
It was in this way that she learned to use correctly words of sound and vision which express ideas outside of her experience.
EXCEEDINGLY is one that I learned yesterday.
I am studying about insects in zoology, and I have learned many things about butterflies.
This was the first home-going after she had learned to "talk with her mouth."
I am very sorry to say that Tommy has not learned any words yet.
I tried to imagine my gentle poet when he was a school-boy, and I wondered if it was in Andover he learned the songs of the birds and the secrets of the shy little woodland children.
Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.
I have really learned to swim and dive--after a fashion!
The signs, which I had learned the day before, and which I thought I knew perfectly, confused me.
Dear Frau Grote learned the manual alphabet, and used to teach me herself; but this was in private lessons, which were paid for by my friends.
She cannot know in detail how she was taught, and her memory of her childhood is in some cases an idealized memory of what she has learned later from her teacher and others.
If more people knew this, and the friends and relatives of deaf children learned the manual alphabet at once the deaf all over the world would be happier and better educated.
Philosophers have tried to find out what was her conception of abstract ideas before she learned language.
She has not even learned that exhibition on which so many pride themselves, of 'righteous indignation.'
His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.
I saw clearly that it was useless to try to teach her language or anything else until she learned to obey me.
She has learned three new words, and when I give her the objects, the names of which she has learned, she spells them unhesitatingly; but she seems glad when the lesson is over.
She learned the stitch this week, and is very proud of the achievement.
Helen has learned several nouns this week.
And I don't intend that the lesson she has learned at the cost of so much pain and trouble shall be unlearned.
She learned to knit very quickly, and is making a wash-cloth for her mother.
She has learned that EVERYTHING HAS A NAME, AND THAT THE MANUAL ALPHABET IS THE KEY TO EVERYTHING SHE WANTS TO KNOW.
All the way back to the house she was highly excited, and learned the name of every object she touched, so that in a few hours she had adDED THIRTY NEW WORDS TO HER VOCABULARY.
Wherever we go, she asks eagerly for the names of things she has not learned at home.
Helen is learning adjectives and adverbs as easily as she learned nouns.
The same day she had learned, at different times, the words: hOUSE, WEED, DUST, SWING, MOLASSES, FAST, SLOW, MAPLE-SUGAR and COUNTER, and she had not forgotten one of these last.
The first evening she learned the names of all the people in the hotel, about twenty, I think.
She taught the young people the alphabet, and several of them learned to talk with her.
Here follows the last part, beginning with the great day, April 5th, when Helen learned water.
Very soon she learned the difference between ON and IN, though it was some time before she could use these words in sentences of her own.
In connection with this lesson she learned the names of the members of the family and the word IS.
Then her attention was called to the hardness of the one ball and the softness of the other, and she learned SOFT and HARD.
As she had now learned to express her ideas on paper, I next taught her the braille system.
She learned it gladly when she discovered that she could herself read what she had written; and this still affords her constant pleasure.
Helen has learned to tell the time at last, and her father is going to give her a watch for Christmas.
Several little girls have learned to spell on their fingers and are very proud of the accomplishment.
I don't know what I should have done, had some of the young people not learned to talk with her.
All the learned men marveled at her intelligence and gaiety.
These same questions had been asked me a hundred times by the learned doctors.
She has learned to connect certain movements of the body with anger, others with joy, and others still with sorrow.
I learned a song about spring.
She had learned the printed letters, and for some time had amused herself by making simple sentences, using slips on which the words were printed in raised letters; but these sentences had no special relation to one another.
By watching them, she learned to treat her pupil as nearly as possible like an ordinary child.
She expressed ideas in signs before she learned language.
Miss Keller has told how she learned to speak.
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
The only words she had learned to pronounce with any degree of distinctness previous to March, 1890, were PAPA, MAMMA, BABY, SISTER.
It would seem that Helen had learned and treasured the memory of this expression of the poet, and this morning in the snow-storm had found its application.
Writing of the moment when she learned that everything has a name, she says: We met the nurse carrying my little cousin; and teacher spelled 'baby.'
I would cling to my mother's dress as she went about her household duties, and my little hands felt every object and observed every motion, and in this way I learned a great many things.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
The manufacturers have learned that this taste is merely whimsical.
I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.
But I have since learned that trade curses everything it handles; and though you trade in messages from heaven, the whole curse of trade attaches to the business.
They had not learned the nobler dialects of Greece and Rome, but the very materials on which they were written were waste paper to them, and they prized instead a cheap contemporary literature.
We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects.
Let the reports of all the learned societies come to us, and we will see if they know anything.
If we were always, indeed, getting our living, and regulating our lives according to the last and best mode we had learned, we should never be troubled with ennui.
I confess, that practically speaking, when I have learned a man's real disposition, I have no hopes of changing it for the better or worse in this state of existence.
With respect to wit, I learned that there was not much difference between the half and the whole.
We never learned meanness of them.
I never learned which party was victorious, nor the cause of the war; but I felt for the rest of that day as if I had had my feelings excited and harrowed by witnessing the struggle, the ferocity and carnage, of a human battle before my door.
My bricks, being second-hand ones, required to be cleaned with a trowel, so that I learned more than usual of the qualities of bricks and trowels.
The atoms have already learned this law, and are pregnant by it.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
The learned societies and great men of Assyria--where are they?
Assuming quite the pose of a society woman (heaven knows when and where she had learned it) she talked with her partner, fanning herself and smiling over the fan.
From one of the drivers he learned that Kutuzov's staff were not far off, in the village the vehicles were going to.
At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
Rostov went on ahead to do what was asked, and to his great surprise learned that Dolokhov the brawler, Dolokhov the bully, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchback sister, and was the most affectionate of sons and brothers.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
Kiss me, he said, having learned who the young stranger was.
"That is metempsychosis," said Sonya, who had always learned well, and remembered everything.
It seemed to him that it was only today, thanks to that burnt-cork mustache, that he had fully learned to know her.
She was surrounded by young men who, she fancied, had suddenly learned to appreciate her worth.
Yesterday I learned that, despite the loyalty with which I have kept my engagements with Your Majesty, your troops have crossed the Russian frontier, and I have this moment received from Petersburg a note, in which Count Lauriston informs me, as a reason for this aggression, that Your Majesty has considered yourself to be in a state of war with me from the time Prince Kuragin asked for his passports.
I have learned to know him, and he will not deceive me any more....
That evening he learned that all these prisoners (he, probably, among them) were to be tried for incendiarism.
He passed four days in the coach house near the Crimean bridge and during that time learned, from the talk of the French soldiers, that all those confined there were awaiting a decision which might come any day from the marshal.
She had learned to knit stockings since Prince Andrew had casually mentioned that no one nursed the sick so well as old nurses who knit stockings, and that there is something soothing in the knitting of stockings.
The sight of them reminded him of all he had experienced and learned during these weeks and this recollection was pleasant to him.
Petya was as musical as Natasha and more so than Nicholas, but had never learned music or thought about it, and so the melody that unexpectedly came to his mind seemed to him particularly fresh and attractive.
While imprisoned in the shed Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being, by life itself, that man is created for happiness, that happiness is within him, in the satisfaction of simple human needs, and that all unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
He had learned that as there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom.
Beyond Smolensk there were several different roads available for the French, and one would have thought that during their stay of four days they might have learned where the enemy was, might have arranged some more advantageous plan and undertaken something new.
That same day he had learned that Prince Andrew, after surviving the battle of Borodino for more than a month had recently died in the Rostovs' house at Yaroslavl, and Denisov who told him this news also mentioned Helene's death, supposing that Pierre had heard of it long before.
Just then he was only anxious to get away as quickly as possible from places where people were killing one another, to some peaceful refuge where he could recover himself, rest, and think over all the strange new facts he had learned; but on reaching Orel he immediately fell ill.
No, you can't understand what I learned from that illiterate man--that simple fellow.
From reports current in town she learned how the Rostovs were situated, and how "the son has sacrificed himself for his mother," as people were saying.
Only when he had understood the peasants' tastes and aspirations, had learned to talk their language, to grasp the hidden meaning of their words, and felt akin to them did he begin boldly to manage his serfs, that is, to perform toward them the duties demanded of him.
Five minutes later little black-eyed three-year-old Natasha, her father's pet, having learned from her brother that Papa was asleep and Mamma was in the sitting room, ran to her father unobserved by her mother.
He did not want to be an hussar or a Knight of St. George like his uncle Nicholas; he wanted to be learned, wise, and kind like Pierre.
In the first place the historian describes the activity of individuals who in his opinion have directed humanity (one historian considers only monarchs, generals, and ministers as being such men, while another includes also orators, learned men, reformers, philosophers, and poets).
Having learned from experiment and argument that a stone falls downwards, a man indubitably believes this and always expects the law that he has learned to be fulfilled.
Maybe they had inherited or learned it from their mother, not his father.
Maybe she couldn't make the ugly beast go away completely, but she had learned to control it.
Then when she learned about Tessa's son, she was furious because he might inherit - even though I hadn't said anything to father.
It was something they had learned to accept.
Long ago she had learned to ignore the second glances, open stares, and sometimes even suggestive leers of men.
Maybe he figured she had learned her lesson.
When Sarah learned of her plan to go to the house and pick up some things, she insisted there was no reason to stay.
Let's just say I learned the hard way that I can take care of myself.
The more she learned about the way he thought, the more she was convinced that people around him were the strange ones, not Cade.
Haven't you learned that yet?
I was raised on a farm, and being an only child, I learned not to depend on others for entertainment.
Everything turned out fine and you learned a lesson.
Once she had been unaware of his love, but now she had learned to read the signs.
From what I've learned his entire brain structure is distorted.
While we refrained from tracking our results, when we learned through public media of a success, we celebrated.
Nothing was learned from the brief visit that contradicted what the man had said to me.
During the interim we learned the sad news of the death of the Alabama Deputy Sheriff who was shot multiple times after stopping the kidnapper of eight year old Jennifer Morley.
I learned to recognize the same voice answering the line most of the time, though my voice was scrambled to her ears.
We'd learned to accommodate one another's quirks with no more than a raised eyebrow.
No one had learned to duplicate his settings nor did any of us want to be so educated.
We learned later, at first the police were suspicious of the parents as they couldn't believe someone could enter a small house with sleeping adults and two boys in an adjoining room, and not be heard.
When they questioned the mother of kidnap victim, she was fine, until she learned Youngblood was murdered.
Who's afraid of this Psychic Tipster except a killer who knows what was tipped couldn't be learned by normal means?
It can keep company with what we just learned at this end.
In general, the learned consensus dubbed the whole business with indifference.
Now you've learned to use caution and untraceable phones, but I caught you're one mistake, didn't I?
He kept trying, and we learned later, he maintained contact for nearly a mile.
Howie would toss in towel once he learned he'd been deceived by this woman, his first love.
Then you learned the truth when he talked in his sleep.
It's not as if you just learned it?
I'd planned to ask Quinn and Martha to come in so I could tell them what I'd learned but the more I considered it, I decided a phone call was sufficient.
I felt if Quinn learned that fact he would want to scrub the entire operation.
Julie was a basket case when she learned she'd be required to transfer planes in Los Angeles.
I related in detail what I'd learned on line.
Now that Molly had confessed more knowledge than any of us suspected, I felt obligated to tell Martha the full story before she learned it from overheard conversation or from Molly directly.
However, she quickly learned that wasn't Howie's main concern.
It wasn't an invitation but I figured I owed my presence for what I'd learned so far and I couldn't wait to renew our conversation.
Howie said nothing as I related in detail most, at least, of what I'd learned from Willard Humphries.
I learned later the facility was the largest between Los Angeles and San Francisco and contained five hundred and ten beds and a fully equipped trauma center.
"It's blue," the woman whom I learned was called Nancy answered.
He reminded her of Jonny when her brother had learned of his father's death last summer.
She'd learned self-defense by the age of eleven and how to shoot a gun when she was twelve.
I learned what I know of the world from reading in his library, and I learned to fight.
Though I've learned none of you will listen to that advice.
By some means, however, he learned to read; and after that he loved nothing so much as a good book.
So these former farmers got jobs in factories, learned to repair equipment, solved problems, became line managers, suggested improvements to processes, and got paid for their effort.
I learned a great many new words that day.
Some of the girls learned to speak to me, so that Miss Sullivan did not have to repeat their conversation.
I learned a great many words that day.
One large bundle held their all--bed, coffee-mill, looking-glass, hens--all but the cat; she took to the woods and became a wild cat, and, as I learned afterward, trod in a trap set for woodchucks, and so became a dead cat at last.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
The balloon was not yet ready, but Pierre learned that it was being constructed by the Emperor's desire.
Learned military authorities quite seriously tell us that Kutuzov should have moved his army to the Kaluga road long before reaching Fili, and that somebody actually submitted such a proposal to him.
Having learned that there were many charitable institutions in Moscow he mentally decided that he would shower favors on them all.
The captain gazed intently at him as he had done when he learned that "shelter" was Unterkunft in German, and his face suddenly brightened.
"Your information may be better than mine," Anna Pavlovna suddenly and venomously retorted on the inexperienced young man, "but I know on good authority that this doctor is a very learned and able man.
Princess Mary, having learned of her brother's wound only from the Gazette and having no definite news of him, prepared (so Nicholas heard, he had not seen her again himself) to set off in search of Prince Andrew.
I've learned my lesson, though.
I learned the hard way.