She should wash them, but there wasn't time.
It should be ready now.
Connie should be here any minute.
Maybe we should go home.
So, what should she pack?
Should he buy candy?
I should have been with them tonight.
He knew that an apple should not be plucked while it is green.
I should have been checking it.
Well... Yancey, maybe you're the one I should be careful about.
I should have anticipated this.
"But you thought you should defend me," he said in a calculating tone.
If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.
"You should get some rest, Carmen," Felipa said.
So the governor sent a messenger to Delphi to ask the oracle what should be done with the tripod.
She should discuss all this with Alex.
You should have seen Dad's face.
Why do you suppose that I should look severely on your affection for that young man?
She should probably listen to her gut feeling about this.
That is the way it should be, Mama says.
What should the company do?
It should have been an exciting discovery.
"I should think not," said Vera, "because there can never be anything wrong in my behavior.
Alex should have told you all this.
If I should squeeze one, there wouldn't be anything left of it.
In the village, outside the drink shop, another meeting was being held, which decided that the horses should be driven out into the woods and the carts should not be provided.
Why should we agree?
We should live in all the ages of the world in an hour; ay, in all the worlds of the ages.
I should like very much to see her, said Pierre.
And I should so like to thank Uncle once for all his kindness to me and Boris.
I should be sorry to leave the regiment.
"I should like to go to Kuragin's," thought he.
God forbid that you should make peace after all our sacrifices and such insane retreats!
I should have known you would feel this way.
Every woman should have her princess moment, don't you think?
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
Katie said she should confront him when he did that - tell him how it made her feel.
As Benjamin ran down the street, he wondered what he should buy.
Quicker, quicker--and that they should leave me in peace!
Why should we bother?
"I should like to be a sailor," said George Washington.
"I should like to learn to do that--oh, ever so much!" he answered.
Why should he not cool himself in the refreshing water?
"It seems funny to me," said Pierre, "that you, you should consider yourself incapable and your life a spoiled life.
Why should we give up everything?
He had not decided what it should mean when he heard the voice of the eldest princess at the door asking whether she might come in.
I should get rid of this and buy something a little more feminine.
"You should get some rest, Carmen," Felipa said.
"But I should like to know the story which this book tells," said Alfred.
I guess because the only one who should be looking at it is my husband.
His older brothers were quite willing that he should go to sea.
The other girls felt sorry that she should suffer for so small a fault.
It is the man who rose to go out, and two young princes contended for the honor of giving him his shoes but at last agreed that each should offer him one.
It requires knowing what you should do in a given situation.
Clearly, from a "big picture" standpoint, you should stick with the Oreos.
How quickly I should lock up all these mighty warriors, and hoary sages, and impossible heroes, who are now almost my only companions; and dance and sing and frolic like other girls!
I should make too good a target for the French, besides I am afraid I should hardly be able to climb onto a horse.
You should wake the captain first.
If they were truly soul mates, she should be in his corner all the way.
You should have seen her when he came in carrying a doll.
You mean I should try to cover up that which any man might find attractive.
So it was decided that the boy should go to some school where he might be prepared for college.
What should he do?
In the ancient world, man wanted guidance from the gods on what he should do.
He laid out how doctors should conduct themselves professionally, how to record patient records, and even suggested matters of personal hygiene for physicians, right down to their fingernails.
There is some debate as to whether the poor should even try to feed themselves.
They should be advocating that genetically modified crops be created not because it would result in better looking strawberries, but because GM crops don't require fertilizer or pesticides.
There was a period when intellectuals believed and spoke openly of the idea that the "breeding" of the "unfit" should be limited.
When I left New York the idea had become a fixed purpose; and it was decided that I should go to Cambridge.
Mr. Gilman at first agreed to this; but when my tasks had become somewhat perplexing, he insisted that I was overworked, and that I should remain at his school three years longer.
In the wonderland of Mind I should be as free as another.
One of them is the precious science of patience, which teaches us that we should take our education as we would take a walk in the country, leisurely, our minds hospitably open to impressions of every sort.
Before we began the story Miss Sullivan explained to me the things that she knew I should not understand, and as we read on she explained the unfamiliar words.
It seems strange that my first reading of Shakespeare should have left me so many unpleasant memories.
I did not like to trouble them while I was trying to get money for poor little Tommy, for of course it was more important that he should be educated than that my people should have books to read. 4.
Oh, Carrie, how I should like to speak like other people!
I should be willing to work night and day if it could only be accomplished.
Why, I should have to be a Cicero to talk like a Cicero!...
But even suppose blood should flow.
And she knew I should notice it.
We should have attacked Napoleon in the center or on the right, and the engagement would have taken place on the twenty-fifth, in the position we intended and had fortified.
"Well, you should get some sleep now," said the Cossack.
In such a state of affairs, whatever your ultimate plans may be, the interest of Your Majesty's service demands that the army should be rallied at Smolensk and should first of all be freed from ineffectives, such as dismounted cavalry, unnecessary baggage, and artillery material that is no longer in proportion to the present forces.
On reading that letter (she always read her husband's letters) Natasha herself suggested that he should go to Petersburg, though she would feel his absence very acutely.
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
She should shut the door, but her temper flared.
"Yes, why should we?" said Mr. Speed.
Should he buy a pretty toy?
The king also wondered why this man, who was his favorite, should be so slighted.
When your country is in danger, you should forget your own safety.
"Good friend," he said, "if you should find something that we have lost, what would you do with it?"
The machine should start looking for correlations we would not expect.
This scene, in one form or another, should seem familiar.
You need an answer to a basic question: "Where should I go for Italian food?"
"Where should I go to college?" is a much bigger choice that people face.
Regarding disorders and disabilities: We should be able to repair, heal, or replace any part of the body not functioning at the level the person with the disability reasonably wishes it to.
Likewise for mental illnesses: We should be able to cure them to the extent the person in question would wish them to be.
If the magnitude and increasing complexity of these creations fails to impress you, the sheer quantity should suffice.
If the company pollutes, it should bear the cost of that pollution.
The company should insure its workers because if uninsured workers end up in the ER, the burden falls on society, not the company.
If you are a wage earner, then you should love machines.
The minute we do, the people doing those jobs should become operators of the new machines—and get big raises because their productivity just shot way up.
What we should not try to do, in my opinion, is give them human traits.
Vacationing should fall in price but requires much direct labor, so it will not fall by a thousandfold.
People broadly agree that government should do at least this much.
Didn't Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, believe the Constitution should be rewritten every twenty years so that no one was governed by a document they had no say in creating?
No one should decide what someone else should value or spend his money on.
But many people's lives do follow humdrum, dispiriting patterns because we employ too many people doing work that machines should be doing.
Instead, the poorest nations should simply resign themselves to importing their food from abroad and instead get jobs working in cities in factories.
How much more should we be able to with the Internet, computers, and other technology?
Environmentalists should be the first people onboard the genetic modification bandwagon.
I am not saying governments are supposed to feed the world or that food should be free.
While Jefferson's "all men are created equal" statement was not meant by him to include slaves, we have broadened the application of the principle and should continue to do so.
It should be noted that the Byzantines were among the most civilized people in all the world at that time.
As we contemplate whether we absolutely must end war, we should consider how life lived on a war footing affects our most basic rights and freedoms.
I will not propose that we should "give peace a chance."
(Yes, I know that statement should earn the "Screamingly Obvious Statement of the Year Award," but bear with me.)
For these reasons and a hundred more, government should be the smallest unit that is economically and politically viable.
When the leaders of nations decide war is the best choice, they should know better.
That should have been the end of it, right?
In fact, virtually everyone should have wondered why he was fighting soldiers from places he couldn't find on a map.
With these powers should come enormous checks and balances on their use.
Very seldom is that, "I should go to war to force others to my will."
Whether it is the notion of manufacturing meat or having the computer tell you what you should order at the restaurant, you may have cringed and thought, "Man, that's kind of creepy."
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
Instead, you have to find small things over which to argue, like whether the capital gains tax should be raised.
I felt of him and thought it very strange that he should carry his house on his back.
At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"
I wrote timidly, fearfully, but resolutely, urged on by my teacher, who knew that if I persevered, I should find my mental foothold again and get a grip on my faculties.
It seems strange to many people that I should be impressed by the wonders and beauties of Niagara.
Mr. Irons, a neighbour of theirs, was a good Latin scholar; it was arranged that I should study under him.
There it was arranged that I should go to the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City.
I thought how strange it was that such precious seeds of truth and wisdom should have fallen among the tares of ignorance and corruption.
Mr. Gilman had agreed that that year I should study mathematics principally.
At the beginning we had agreed that I should, if necessary, take five years to prepare for college, but at the end of the first year the success of my examinations showed Miss Sullivan, Miss Harbaugh (Mr.
Before I entered college, however, it was thought best that I should study another year under Mr. Keith.
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.
Then she told me that she had a beautiful story about a little boy which she was sure I should like better than "The Scarlet Letter."
It is not necessary that one should be able to define every word and give it its principal parts and its grammatical position in the sentence in order to understand and appreciate a fine poem.
Although she did not think I should understand, she began to spell into my hand the story of Joseph and his brothers.
I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen.
He asked me to indicate as far as I could the gestures and action that should go with the lines.
In spite of the lapse of years, they seem so close to me that I should not think it strange if at any moment they should clasp my hand and speak words of endearment as they used to before they went away.
I should like to send a kiss to Vittorio, the little prince of Naples, but teacher says she is afraid you will not remember so many messages.
I should like to call her Lioness, for your dog.
The Earl said he should be delighted to visit Tuscumbia the next time he comes to America.
This good and happy news delighted me exceedingly, for then I was sure that I should learn also.
I should like very much to see you to-day Is the sun very hot in Boston now? this afternoon if it is cool enough I shall take Mildred for a ride on my donkey.
It has followed me across the ocean and found me in this magnificent great city which I should like to tell you all about if I could take time for it and make my letter long enough.
In reading this letter about Niagara one should remember that Miss Keller knows distance and shape, and that the size of Niagara is within her experience after she has explored it, crossed the bridge and gone down in the elevator.
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
All the time I was preparing for the great ordeal, I could not suppress an inward fear and trembling lest I should fail, and now it is an unspeakable relief to know that I have passed the examinations with credit.
In college I should wish to continue most, if not all of these subjects.
My friends think it very strange that they should hesitate so long, especially when I have not asked them to simplify my work in the least, but only to modify it so as to meet the existing circumstances.
I considered this suggestion carefully, then I told Mr. Rhoades that I should be proud and glad to have wise friends to whom I could always turn for advice in all important matters.
It is evident that the blind should have a good magazine, not a special magazine for the blind, but one of our best monthlies, printed in embossed letters.
But why should not the friends of the blind assist The Great Round World, if necessary?
If he had not taken upon himself the responsibility of Laura Bridgman's education and led her out of the pit of Acheron back to her human inheritance, should I be a sophomore at Radcliffe College to-day--who can say?
It is fitting that Miss Keller's "Story of My Life" should appear at this time.
It should be said that any double-case watch with the crystal removed serves well enough for a blind person whose touch is sufficiently delicate to feel the position of the hands and not disturb or injure them.
Although Miss Sullivan is still rather amused than distressed when some one, even one of her friends, makes mistakes in published articles about her and Miss Keller, still she sees that Miss Keller's book should include all the information that the teacher could at present furnish.
I was surprised to find Mrs. Keller a very young-looking woman, not much older than myself, I should think.
I had an idea that I could win the love and confidence of my little pupil by the same means that I should use if she could see and hear.
Her father objected and said that no child of his should be deprived of his food on any account.
But "genius" and "originality" are words we should not use lightly.
In conclusion she asked her mother if she should like to see "very high mountain and beautiful cloudcaps."
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
Why should I treat these questions differently?
But she was surprised that hot water should come out of the ground.
What would happen, do you think, if some one should try to measure our intelligence by our ability to define the commonest words we use?
I don't know what I should have done, had some of the young people not learned to talk with her.
Then she threw herself on the floor and began to swim so energetically that some of us thought we should be kicked out of our chairs!
It seems strange that people should marvel at what is really so simple.
She is not conscious of any reason why she should be awkward; consequently, her movements are free and graceful.
I have always talked to Helen exactly as I would talk to a seeing and hearing child, and I have insisted that other people should do the same.
Of course, in the beginning it was necessary that the things described should be familiar and interesting, and the English pure and simple.
It is not necessary that a child should understand every word in a book before he can read with pleasure and profit.
Indeed, only such explanations should be given as are really essential.
Reading, I think, should be kept independent of the regular school exercises.
Children should be encouraged to read for the pure delight of it.
The attitude of the child toward his books should be that of unconscious receptivity.
It seems very strange to me that there should be this difference of opinion; I cannot understand how any one interested in our education can fail to appreciate the satisfaction we feel in being able to express our thoughts in living words.
It brings me into closer and tenderer relationship with those I love, and makes it possible for me to enjoy the sweet companionship of a great many persons from whom I should be entirely cut off if I could not talk.
I should like much to see it, and to obtain a few copies if possible.
She thinks it is wonderful that two people should write stories so much alike; but she still considers her own as original.
He stood still a moment to look about him, and think what he should do first.
I am sure we should love each other.
It was very beautiful; but the idle fairies were too much frightened at the mischief their disobedience had caused, to admire the beauty of the forest, and at once tried to hide themselves among the bushes, lest King Frost should come and punish them.
But on nearer approach we should discover our error.
She could not keep back her tears, and the chief cause of her pain seemed to be the fear lest people should doubt her truthfulness.
There is no reason why she should strike from her vocabulary all words of sound and vision.
Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.
To be sure, I take the keenest interest in everything that concerns those who surround me; it is this very interest which makes it so difficult for me to carry on a conversation with some people who will not talk or say what they think, but I should not be sorry to find more friends ready to talk with me now and then about the wonderful things I read.
What if in my waking hours a sound should ring through the silent halls of hearing?
What if a ray of light should flash through the darkened chambers of my soul?
Most behave as if they believed that their prospects for life would be ruined if they should do it.
Or what if I were to allow--would it not be a singular allowance?--that our furniture should be more complex than the Arab's, in proportion as we are morally and intellectually his superiors!
By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man's morning work in this world?
I do not mean that exactly, but I mean something which he might think a good deal like that; I mean that they should not play life, or study it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly live it from beginning to end.
To my astonishment I was informed on leaving college that I had studied navigation!--why, if I had taken one turn down the harbor I should have known more about it.
And so, if the railroad reached round the world, I think that I should keep ahead of you; and as for seeing the country and getting experience of that kind, I should have to cut your acquaintance altogether.
He should have gone up garret at once.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
For my part, I should like to know who in those days did not build them--who were above such trifling.
It was fit that I should live on rice, mainly, who love so well the philosophy of India.
Finally, as for salt, that grossest of groceries, to obtain this might be a fit occasion for a visit to the seashore, or, if I did without it altogether, I should probably drink the less water.
I have tried trade but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil.
It is not necessary that a man should earn his living by the sweat of his brow, unless he sweats easier than I do.
One young man of my acquaintance, who has inherited some acres, told me that he thought he should live as I did, if he had the means.
I heard it proposed lately that two young men should travel together over the world, the one without money, earning his means as he went, before the mast and behind the plow, the other carrying a bill of exchange in his pocket.
Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it.
If I were to preach at all in this strain, I should say rather, Set about being good.
You boast of spending a tenth part of your income in charity; maybe you should spend the nine tenths so, and done with it.
We should impart our courage, and not our despair, our health and ease, and not our disease, and take care that this does not spread by contagion.
If you should ever be betrayed into any of these philanthropies, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, for it is not worth knowing.
What should we think of the shepherd's life if his flocks always wandered to higher pastures than his thoughts?
All memorable events, I should say, transpire in morning time and in a morning atmosphere.
Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?
If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the "Mill-dam" go to?
If he should give us an account of the realities he beheld there, we should not recognize the place in his description.
Why should we knock under and go with the stream?
If the bell rings, why should we run?
We should be as good as the worthies of antiquity, but partly by first knowing how good they were.
In this country, the village should in some respects take the place of the nobleman of Europe.
If we live in the Nineteenth Century, why should we not enjoy the advantages which the Nineteenth Century offers?
Why should our life be in any respect provincial?
Why should we leave it to Harper & Brothers and Redding & Co. to select our reading?
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.
This carload of torn sails is more legible and interesting now than if they should be wrought into paper and printed books.
If it should continue so long as to cause the seeds to rot in the ground and destroy the potatoes in the low lands, it would still be good for the grass on the uplands, and, being good for the grass, it would be good for me.
Men frequently say to me, "I should think you would feel lonesome down there, and want to be nearer to folks, rainy and snowy days and nights especially."
Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way?
The value of a man is not in his skin, that we should touch him.
If working every day were not my trade, I could get all the meat I should want by hunting-pigeons, woodchucks, rabbits, partridges--by gosh!
I could get all I should want for a week in one day.
One man proposed a book in which visitors should write their names, as at the White Mountains; but, alas!
But why should I raise them?
But sometimes it was a really noble and inspiring strain that reached these woods, and the trumpet that sings of fame, and I felt as if I could spit a Mexican with a good relish--for why should we always stand for trifles?--and looked round for a woodchuck or a skunk to exercise my chivalry upon.
But why should not the New Englander try new adventures, and not lay so much stress on his grain, his potato and grass crop, and his orchards--raise other crops than these?
We should really be fed and cheered if when we met a man we were sure to see that some of the qualities which I have named, which we all prize more than those other productions, but which are for the most part broadcast and floating in the air, had taken root and grown in him.
We should never stand upon ceremony with sincerity.
The specific name reticulatus would not apply to this; it should be guttatus rather.
I should be glad if all the meadows on the earth were left in a wild state, if that were the consequence of men's beginning to redeem themselves.
We should come home from far, from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day, with new experience and character.
They early introduce us to and detain us in scenery with which otherwise, at that age, we should have little acquaintance.
But I see that if I were to live in a wilderness I should again be tempted to become a fisher and hunter in earnest.
If I should soon bring this meditation to an end, would another so sweet occasion be likely to offer?
Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
There are a few who remember his little patch among the walnuts, which he let grow up till he should be old and need them; but a younger and whiter speculator got them at last.
If he had lived I should have made him fight his battles over again.
One has suggested, that if such a "leach-hole" should be found, its connection with the meadow, if any existed, might be proved by conveying some colored powder or sawdust to the mouth of the hole, and then putting a strainer over the spring in the meadow, which would catch some of the particles carried through by the current.
This difference of three and a half degrees between the temperature of the deep water and the shallow in the latter pond, and the fact that a great proportion of it is comparatively shallow, show why it should break up so much sooner than Walden.
Is Franklin the only man who is lost, that his wife should be so earnest to find him?
Who that has heard a strain of music feared then lest he should speak extravagantly any more forever?
The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement.
I do not suppose that I have attained to obscurity, but I should be proud if no more fatal fault were found with my pages on this score than was found with the Walden ice.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?
It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
He proceeded instantly to the forest for wood, being resolved that it should not be made of unsuitable material; and as he searched for and rejected stick after stick, his friends gradually deserted him, for they grew old in their works and died, but he grew not older by a moment.
Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe, you carrying on the work.
I should have done better had I called on him.
I heartily accept the motto,--"That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.
I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.
It is not so important that many should be as good as you, as that there be some absolute goodness somewhere; for that will leaven the whole lump.
I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail.
It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail.
They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil.
A man has not everything to do, but something; and because he cannot do everything, it is not necessary that he should do something wrong.
I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves Abolitionists should at once effectually withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them.
For my own part, I should not like to think that I ever rely on the protection of the State.
I should feel as if I were worth less in that case.
I did not see why the schoolmaster should be taxed to support the priest, and not the priest the schoolmaster: for I was not the State's schoolmaster, but I supported myself by voluntary subscription.
I did not see why the lyceum should not present its tax-bill, and have the State to back its demand, as well as the Church.
If I had known how to name them, I should then have signed off in detail from all the societies which I never signed on to; but I did not know where to find a complete list.
When I meet a government which says to me, "Your money or your life," why should I be in haste to give it my money?
I pumped my fellow-prisoner as dry as I could, for fear I should never see him again; but at length he showed me which was my bed, and left me to blow out the lamp.
When they called for the vessels again, I was green enough to return what bread I had left; but my comrade seized it, and said that I should lay that up for lunch or dinner.
Soon after he was let out to work at haying in a neighboring field, whither he went every day, and would not be back till noon; so he bade me good-day, saying that he doubted if he should see me again.
But I think, again, This is no reason why I should do as they do, or permit others to suffer much greater pain of a different kind.
"I should like," said the vicomte, "to ask how monsieur explains the 18th Brumaire; was not that an imposture?
It's queer," he added after a pause, "that you should have suspected me!"
"Nicholas is going away in a week's time, his... papers... have come... he told me himself... but still I should not cry," and she showed a paper she held in her hand--with the verses Nicholas had written, "still, I should not cry, but you can't... no one can understand... what a soul he has!"
You should have seen the state of the mothers, wives, and children of the men who were going and should have heard the sobs.
We should enter into everyone's situation.
"He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.
Give this letter to Michael Ilarionovich. * I have written that he should make use of you in proper places and not keep you long as an adjutant: a bad position!
In an hour's time, I should say.
If a soldier, he should be dressed in regulation uniform like the others.
The commander-in-chief made a sign that the men should continue to march at ease, and he and all his suite showed pleasure at the sound of the singing and the sight of the dancing soldier and the gay and smartly marching men.
I should long ago have joined the archduke.
We have fully concentrated forces of nearly seventy thousand men with which to attack and defeat the enemy should he cross the Lech.
Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.
Who should it be?
"No, but what I should like," added he, munching a pie in his moist-lipped handsome mouth, "would be to slip in over there."
There, Fedotov, you should be quartered on them!
You should dismount, he said.
"I should wish for nothing else, nothing, if only I were there," thought Rostov.
Kuragin is exquisite when he discusses politics--you should see his gravity!
"I should like to speak well of them, but as far as I know the facts, I can't," replied Bolkonski, smiling.
"And should there be nothing left but to die?" he thought.
Your excellency, I should like to be of use here.
To be able to crush it absolutely he awaited the arrival of the rest of the troops who were on their way from Vienna, and with this object offered a three days' truce on condition that both armies should remain in position without moving.
Prince Andrew, without replying, asked the prince's permission to ride round the position to see the disposition of the forces, so as to know his bearings should he be sent to execute an order.
The prince gave orders that no one should leave his post.
It seemed so natural to Pierre that everyone should like him, and it would have seemed so unnatural had anyone disliked him, that he could not but believe in the sincerity of those around him.
So why should I not stay at his house?
It was as if he said to them: I know you, I know you, but why should I bother about you?
"And why should she marry?" he thought.
"I should be glad enough to fall asleep, so it's not my fault!" and her voice quivered like that of a child about to cry.
He kept telling himself that he would consider the whole matter and decide what was right and how he should act, but instead of that he only excited himself more and more.
Anna Mikhaylovna, in a few words, told her the contents of the letter, on condition that she should tell no one.
And I should be ashamed to write to Boris.
Why should you be ashamed?
From all he says one should be glad and not cry.
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.
So far everything's all right, but I confess I should much like to be an adjutant and not remain at the front.
Because when once a man starts on military service, he should try to make as successful a career of it as possible.
Should he go to headquarters next day and challenge that affected adjutant, or really let the matter drop, was the question that worried him all the way.
I should die of happiness!
"My God, how happy I should be if he ordered me to leap into the fire this instant!" thought Rostov.
The one who was writing and whom Boris addressed turned round crossly and told him Bolkonski was on duty and that he should go through the door on the left into the reception room if he wished to see him.
If not as 'Consul' and of course not as 'Emperor,' it seemed to me it should be to 'General Bonaparte.'
You know I should be very glad to do all in my power both for you and for this dear young man.
He is a man in a gray overcoat, very anxious that I should call him 'Your Majesty,' but who, to his chagrin, got no title from me!
"Despite my great respect for old Kutuzov," he continued, "we should be a nice set of fellows if we were to wait about and so give him a chance to escape, or to trick us, now that we certainly have him in our hands!
You should have gone on long ago, now you won't get there till evening.
The general shouted a demand that the cavalry should be halted, the Austrian argued that not he, but the higher command, was to blame.
"Old though he may be, he should not, he certainly should not, speak like that," their glances seemed to say.
"And if I should meet His Majesty before I meet the commander-in-chief, your excellency?" said Rostov, with his hand to his cap.
Why should I envy them?
Turning the horse sharply, he again jumped the ditch, and deferentially addressed the horseman with the white plumes, evidently suggesting that he should do the same.
He might... not only might but should, have gone up to the sovereign.
But to whom should I say that?
His brother and sisters struggled for the places nearest to him and disputed with one another who should bring him his tea, handkerchief, and pipe.
Why should he not love her now, and even marry her, Rostov thought, but just now there were so many other pleasures and interests before him!
By his age he should have belonged to the younger men, but by his wealth and connections he belonged to the groups of old and honored guests, and so he went from one group to another.
But all eyes demanded that he should submit.
"One should make up to the husbands of pretty women," said Denisov.
"I should perhaps have done the same thing in his place," thought Pierre.
It's even certain that I should have done the same, then why this duel, this murder?
"I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
If you were cleverer and more agreeable, I should prefer yours.
"Your excellency, should not Mary Bogdanovna be sent for?" said one of the maids who was present.
You young ladies should not know anything about it.
Prince Andrew sat in another room, faint with fear lest the baby should be drowned in the font, and awaited the termination of the ceremony.
Why, if he was so jealous, as I see things he should have shown it sooner, but he lets it go on for months.
'He's a fool who trusts to luck, one should make certain,' and I want to try.
You should have seen how he said it!
I shall speak to him myself, said the countess, indignant that they should have dared to treat this little Natasha as grown up.
What should one love and what hate?
I should like to help you as far as lies in my power.
"I should never dare to say that I know the truth," said the Mason, whose words struck Pierre more and more by their precision and firmness.
To Pierre's inquiries as to what he must do and how he should answer, Willarski only replied that brothers more worthy than he would test him and that Pierre had only to tell the truth.
Half an hour later, the Rhetor returned to inform the seeker of the seven virtues, corresponding to the seven steps of Solomon's temple, which every Freemason should cultivate in himself.
This chamber with what you see therein should already have suggested to your heart, if it is sincere, more than words could do.
He heard those around him disputing in whispers and one of them insisting that he should be led along a certain carpet.
Our aim is no longer, as it should be, to avoid or attack the enemy, but solely to avoid General Buxhowden who by right of seniority should be our chief.
He was seized with alarm lest something should have happened to the child while he was reading the letter.
Just as I could not stand his terrible physical labor but should die of it in a week, so he could not stand my physical idleness, but would grow fat and die.
I should be thankful to do nothing, but here on the one hand the local nobility have done me the honor to choose me to be their marshal; it was all I could do to get out of it.
It is those people I pity, and for their sake I should like to liberate the serfs.
But as soon as he thought of what he should say, he felt that Prince Andrew with one word, one argument, would upset all his teaching, and he shrank from beginning, afraid of exposing to possible ridicule what to him was precious and sacred.
You should not think so.
If I see, clearly see, that ladder leading from plant to man, why should I suppose it breaks off at me and does not go farther and farther?
Alarmed at Denisov's condition, Rostov suggested that he should undress, drink some water, and send for the doctor.
It's well that the charitable Prussian ladies send us two pounds of coffee and some lint each month or we should be lost! he laughed.
"I should like to see the great man," he said, alluding to Napoleon, whom hitherto he, like everyone else, had always called Buonaparte.
I should not have come, but I have business, he said coldly.
Everything was right and everything was as it should be: only one thing disconcerted Prince Andrew.
It is impossible to eradicate the passions; but we must strive to direct them to a noble aim, and it is therefore necessary that everyone should be able to satisfy his passions within the limits of virtue.
Our order should provide means to that end.
Joseph Alexeevich, having remained silent and thoughtful for a good while, told me his view of the matter, which at once lit up for me my whole past and the future path I should follow.
I knew that if I once let myself see her I should not have strength to go on refusing what she wanted.
That is why I should really like to save him from evil and lead him into the path of truth, but evil thoughts of him did not leave me.
To this he replied that one should not deprive a wife of one's embraces and gave me to understand that that was my duty.
But I replied that I should be ashamed to do it, and suddenly everything vanished.
And I said, "I should have known you had I met you by chance," and I thought to myself, "Am I telling the truth?"
"You see," said Berg to his comrade, whom he called "friend" only because he knew that everyone has friends, "you see, I have considered it all, and should not marry if I had not thought it all out or if it were in any way unsuitable.
Because, consider, Count--if I allowed myself to marry now without having definite means to maintain my wife, I should be acting badly....
"I should think so!" replied Natasha's laughing eyes.
Berg, closely buttoned up in his new uniform, sat beside his wife explaining to her that one always could and should be acquainted with people above one, because only then does one get satisfaction from acquaintances.
But at that moment Berg came to Pierre and began insisting that he should take part in an argument between the general and the colonel on the affairs in Spain.
And it had to happen that he should come specially to Petersburg while we are here.
And it had to happen that we should meet at that ball.
Who else should it be?
"I should not have believed anyone who told me that I was capable of such love," said Prince Andrew.
Then, at the moment of our loss, these thoughts could not occur to me; I should then have dismissed them with horror, but now they are very clear and certain.
If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months.
"I knew," thought Nicholas, "that I should never understand anything in this crazy world."
Rostov, having finally settled with "Uncle" where they should set on the hounds, and having shown Natasha where she was to stand--a spot where nothing could possibly run out--went round above the ravine.
Several times he addressed a prayer to God that the wolf should come his way.
Nicholas could already see not far in front of him the wood where the wolf would certainly escape should she reach it.
Toward evening Ilagin took leave of Nicholas, who found that they were so far from home that he accepted "Uncle's" offer that the hunting party should spend the night in his little village of Mikhaylovna.
"Uncle" dismounted at the porch of his little wooden house which stood in the midst of an overgrown garden and, after a glance at his retainers, shouted authoritatively that the superfluous ones should take themselves off and that all necessary preparations should be made to receive the guests and the visitors.
Why should she marry?
Why should I be wasted like this, Mamma?
"I should think so!" he replied.
"Zakhar is shouting that I should turn to the left, but why to the left?" thought Nicholas.
They told her where the barn was and how she should stand and listen, and they handed her a fur cloak.
When they all drove back from Pelageya Danilovna's, Natasha, who always saw and noticed everything, arranged that she and Madame Schoss should go back in the sleigh with Dimmler, and Sonya with Nicholas and the maids.
Natasha set to work to effect a reconciliation, and so far succeeded that Nicholas received a promise from his mother that Sonya should not be troubled, while he on his side promised not to undertake anything without his parents' knowledge.
Next day the prince did not say a word to his daughter, but she noticed that at dinner he gave orders that Mademoiselle Bourienne should be served first.
Pierre looked at Rostopchin with naive astonishment, not understanding why he should be disturbed by the bad composition of the Note.
"My dear fellow, with our five hundred thousand troops it should be easy to have a good style," returned Count Rostopchin.
He was here; they admitted him in spite of my request that they should let no one in, he went on, glancing angrily at his daughter.
I should like to tell everything to Pierre.
I should like them to meet here.
I am so fond of Julie that I should be sorry for her.
It wasn't your fault so why should you mind?
She even turned so that he should see her profile in what she thought was its most becoming aspect.
To get better acquainted she asked that one of the young ladies should come into her box for the rest of the performance, and Natasha moved over to it.
When she was not looking at him she felt that he was looking at her shoulders, and she involuntarily caught his eye so that he should look into hers rather than this.
If he is an honorable man he should either declare his intentions or cease seeing you; and if you won't do this, I will.
Why should I joke about it?
When Gabriel came to inform her that the men who had come had run away again, she rose frowning, and clasping her hands behind her paced through the rooms a long time considering what she should do.
That Prince Andrew's deeply loved affianced wife--the same Natasha Rostova who used to be so charming--should give up Bolkonski for that fool Anatole who was already secretly married (as Pierre knew), and should be so in love with him as to agree to run away with him, was something Pierre could not conceive and could not imagine.
"Natalya Ilynichna," Pierre began, dropping his eyes with a feeling of pity for her and loathing for the thing he had to do, "whether it is true or not should make no difference to you, because..."
She was evidently unable to speak and made a sign with her hands that they should leave her alone.
Pierre drove to Marya Dmitrievna's to tell her of the fulfillment of her wish that Kuragin should be banished from Moscow.
I said that a fallen woman should be forgiven, but I didn't say I could forgive her.
But... I should like to know one thing....
I should like to know, did you love...
He referred to the fact that the Emperor Napoleon had resented the demand that he should withdraw his troops from Prussia, especially when that demand became generally known and the dignity of France was thereby offended.
A sovereign should not be with the army unless he is a general! said Napoleon, evidently uttering these words as a direct challenge to the Emperor.
He said a few words to Prince Andrew and Chernyshev about the present war, with the air of a man who knows beforehand that all will go wrong, and who is not displeased that it should be so.
Of all those present, evidently he alone was not seeking anything for himself, nursed no hatred against anyone, and only desired that the plan, formed on a theory arrived at by years of toil, should be carried out.
God forbid that he should be humane, should love, or pity, or think of what is just and unjust.
But now, at the commencement of the campaign, I should feel dishonored, not only in my comrades' eyes but in my own, if I preferred my own happiness to my love and duty to the Fatherland.
So why should he have made such a sacrifice?
It is not the sugar I want, but only that your little hand should stir my tea.
When they had emptied the samovar, Rostov took a pack of cards and proposed that they should play "Kings" with Mary Hendrikhovna.
They drew lots to settle who should make up her set.
At Rostov's suggestion it was agreed that whoever became "King" should have the right to kiss Mary Hendrikhovna's hand, and that the "Booby" should go to refill and reheat the samovar for the doctor when the latter awoke.
He thought that I should kill him.
Why should I kill him?
She suggested that Natasha should fast and prepare for Holy Communion, and Natasha gladly welcomed the idea.
"Teach me what I should do, how to live my life, how I may grow good forever, forever!" she pleaded.
No... Why should it be?
"I don't know myself," Natasha answered quickly, "but I should not like to do anything you disapproved of.
I've told the countess she should not speak French so much.
What sort of warrior should I make?
"I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."
If we had had only peasants to fight, we should not have let the enemy come so far, said he with a sense of shame and wishing to change the subject.
On reaching home Pierre gave orders to Evstafey--his head coachman who knew everything, could do anything, and was known to all Moscow--that he would leave that night for the army at Mozhaysk, and that his saddle horses should be sent there.
In that case we should probably have defended the Shevardino Redoubt--our left flank-- still more obstinately.
"Why should you be God knows where out of sight, during the battle?" he said, exchanging glances with his young companion.
But if I were right, I should be rendering a service to my Fatherland for which I am ready to die.
And should your Serene Highness require a man who will not spare his skin, please think of me....
Boris said a few words to his general, and Count Bennigsen turned to Pierre and proposed that he should ride with him along the line.
That I should not exist...
That all this should still be, but no me....
They should be executed!
If there was none of this magnanimity in war, we should go to war only when it was worth while going to certain death, as now.
Then all these Westphalians and Hessians whom Napoleon is leading would not follow him into Russia, and we should not go to fight in Austria and Prussia without knowing why.
For some time he stood in silence considering whether he should follow him or go away.
Another valet, with his finger over the mouth of a bottle, was sprinkling Eau de Cologne on the Emperor's pampered body with an expression which seemed to say that he alone knew where and how much Eau de Cologne should be sprinkled.
It was evident to anyone, military or not, that it was here the French should attack.
Having listened to a suggestion from Davout, who was now called Prince d'Eckmuhl, to turn the Russian left wing, Napoleon said it should not be done, without explaining why not.
Having inspected the country opposite the Shevardino Redoubt, Napoleon pondered a little in silence and then indicated the spots where two batteries should be set up by the morrow to act against the Russian entrenchments, and the places where, in line with them, the field artillery should be placed.
The second order was that Poniatowski, moving to the village through the wood, should turn the Russian left flank.
Our body is like a perfect watch that should go for a certain time.
Napoleon gave orders that the troops should form up on the farther side and wait.
The marshals and generals, who were nearer to the field of battle but, like Napoleon, did not take part in the actual fighting and only occasionally went within musket range, made their own arrangements without asking Napoleon and issued orders where and in what direction to fire and where cavalry should gallop and infantry should run.
Berthier approached and suggested that they should ride along the line to ascertain the position of affairs.
Adjutant General Wolzogen, the man who when riding past Prince Andrew had said, "the war should be extended widely," and whom Bagration so detested, rode up while Kutuzov was at dinner.
Napoleon had assented and had given orders that news should be brought to him of the effect those batteries produced.
In that reunion of great sovereigns we should have discussed our interests like one family, and have rendered account to the peoples as clerk to master.
I should have demanded the freedom of all navigable rivers for everybody, that the seas should be common to all, and that the great standing armies should be reduced henceforth to mere guards for the sovereigns.
On returning to France, to the bosom of the great, strong, magnificent, peaceful, and glorious fatherland, I should have proclaimed her frontiers immutable; all future wars purely defensive, all aggrandizement antinational.
To the men of both sides alike, worn out by want of food and rest, it began equally to appear doubtful whether they should continue to slaughter one another; all the faces expressed hesitation, and the question arose in every soul: For what, for whom, must I kill and be killed?...
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.
The other generals, however, understood it and, leaving aside the question of Moscow, spoke of the direction the army should take in its retreat.
"You should take some rest, your Serene Highness," replied Schneider.
I am not a man, that I should repay kindness with ingratitude!
And as it always happens in contests of cunning that a stupid person gets the better of cleverer ones, Helene--having realized that the main object of all these words and all this trouble was, after converting her to Catholicism, to obtain money from her for Jesuit institutions (as to which she received indications)-before parting with her money insisted that the various operations necessary to free her from her husband should be performed.
That marriage lacked the dual significance it should have had.
One second more and I should have understood it all!
She turned everything out and began quickly repacking, deciding that the inferior Russian carpets and unnecessary crockery should not be taken at all.
I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.
It no longer seemed strange to them but on the contrary it seemed the only thing that could be done, just as a quarter of an hour before it had not seemed strange to anyone that the wounded should be left behind and the goods carted away but that had seemed the only thing to do.
As it was sealed up so it has remained, but Sophia Danilovna gave orders that if anyone should come from you they were to have the books.
Or no, it should be simply: Maison de ma Mere, *(2) he concluded.
I should have come yesterday....
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
"He should pay folks off properly," a thin workingman, with frowning brows and a straggly beard, was saying.
"We should ask him... that's he himself?"...
Why should that cause the masses to riot?
"Oh, tell that blockhead," he said in reply to the question from the Registrar's Department, "that he should remain to guard his documents.
And on my honor, in spite of the cough I caught there, I should be ready to begin again.
Well, if you hadn't told me you were Russian, I should have wagered that you were Parisian!
Who would have said that I should be a soldier and a captain of dragoons in the service of Bonaparte, as we used to call him?
Though with the intimacy now established between the wounded man and Natasha the thought occurred that should he recover their former engagement would be renewed, no one--least of all Natasha and Prince Andrew--spoke of this: the unsettled question of life and death, which hung not only over Bolkonski but over all Russia, shut out all other considerations.
Pierre's way led through side streets to the Povarskoy and from there to the church of St. Nicholas on the Arbat, where he had long before decided that the deed should be done.
"Sire," he said, with respectful playfulness, "they are only afraid lest Your Majesty, in the goodness of your heart, should allow yourself to be persuaded to make peace.
What for a long while specially surprised and delighted him were the women, young and healthy, without a dozen officers making up to each of them; women, too, who were pleased and flattered that a passing officer should joke with them.
And he had only one wish-- that the frightful thing that had to happen should happen quickly.
You should do like this.
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
If I did not know you I should think you did not want what you are asking for.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
Some columns, supposing they had reached their destination, halted, piled arms, and settled down on the cold ground, but the majority marched all night and arrived at places where they evidently should not have been.
Should we let them go on or not?
Thus he stumbled on Bagovut's corps in a wood when it was already broad daylight, though the corps should long before have joined Orlov-Denisov.
He rode silently on his small gray horse, indolently answering suggestions that they should attack.
"That's how everything is done with us, all topsy-turvy!" said the Russian officers and generals after the Tarutino battle, letting it be understood that some fool there is doing things all wrong but that we ourselves should not have done so, just as people speak today.
With regard to supplies for the army, Napoleon decreed that all the troops in turn should enter Moscow a la maraude * to obtain provisions for themselves, so that the army might have its future provided for.
Sokolov, one of the soldiers in the shed with Pierre, was dying, and Pierre told the corporal that something should be done about him.
His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.
Since his appointment as general on duty he had always slept with his door open, giving orders that every messenger should be allowed to wake him up.
That rule says that an attacker should concentrate his forces in order to be stronger than his opponent at the moment of conflict.
And by bringing variously selected historic units (battles, campaigns, periods of war) into such equations, a series of numbers could be obtained in which certain laws should exist and might be discovered.
The tactical rule that an army should act in masses when attacking, and in smaller groups in retreat, unconsciously confirms the truth that the strength of an army depends on its spirit.
The French, retreating in 1812--though according to tactics they should have separated into detachments to defend themselves--congregated into a mass because the spirit of the army had so fallen that only the mass held the army together.
In their rear, more than a mile from Mikulino where the forest came right up to the road, six Cossacks were posted to report if any fresh columns of French should show themselves.
Denisov had Tikhon called and, having praised him for his activity, said a few words in the elder's presence about loyalty to the Tsar and the country and the hatred of the French that all sons of the fatherland should cherish.
They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
The old man was living as a convict, submitting as he should and doing no wrong.
All the profound plans about cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.
He alone during the whole retreat insisted that battles, which were useless then, should not be fought, and that a new war should not be begun nor the frontiers of Russia crossed.
All his life he had looked over the heads of the men around him, when he should have merely looked in front of him without straining his eyes.
There was now within him a judge who by some rule unknown to him decided what should or should not be done.
The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.
When he spoke of the execution he wanted to pass over the horrible details, but Natasha insisted that he should not omit anything.
I too should wish nothing but to relive it all from the beginning.
What is surprising is that they should trouble about these things now when it can no longer be of interest to them.
"Mary," said she, "tell me what I should do!
He pretends to fall into a swoon and says senseless things that should have ruined him.
But the once proud and shrewd rulers of France, feeling that their part is played out, are even more bewildered than he, and do not say the words they should have said to destroy him and retain their power.
As always happens in such cases rivalry sprang up as to which should get paid first, and those who like Mitenka held promissory notes given them as presents now became the most exacting of the creditors.
He could not have said by what standard he judged what he should or should not do, but the standard was quite firm and definite in his own mind.
What I want is that our children should not have to go begging.
But he did forget himself once or twice within a twelvemonth, and then he would go and confess to his wife, and would again promise that this should really be the very last time.
"You should go, go away at once, if you don't feel strong enough to control yourself," she would reply sadly, trying to comfort her husband.
But today she quite forgot that and was hurt that he should be angry with her without any reason, and she felt unhappy.
You should have seen her ecstasy, and how he caught it for having stayed away so long.
"I should never, never have believed that one could be so happy," she whispered to herself.
The subject which wholly engrossed Natasha's attention was her family: that is, her husband whom she had to keep so that he should belong entirely to her and to the home, and the children whom she had to bear, bring into the world, nurse, and bring up.
Natasha asked quickly in a whisper, afraid to move lest she should rouse the dozing baby.
Oh, they should let that fine fellow Bonaparte loose--he'd knock all this nonsense out of them!
In saying this Natasha was sincere in acknowledging Mary's superiority, but at the same time by saying it she made a demand on Pierre that he should, all the same, prefer her to Mary and to all other women, and that now, especially after having seen many women in Petersburg, he should tell her so afresh.
Why should not the same sort of thing happen to me?
It would seem that having rejected the belief of the ancients in man's subjection to the Deity and in a predetermined aim toward which nations are led, modern history should study not the manifestations of power but the causes that produce it.
If instead of a divine power some other force has appeared, it should be explained in what this new force consists, for the whole interest of history lies precisely in that force.
From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power-- existing immutably outside time--is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
But why did it not react on Louis XIV or on Louis XV--why should it react just on Louis XVI?
For an order to be certainly executed, it is necessary that a man should order what can be executed.
The establishment of this simple and obvious law should be enough.
How should the past life of nations and of humanity be regarded--as the result of the free, or as the result of the constrained, activity of man?
To solve the question of how freedom and necessity are combined and what constitutes the essence of these two conceptions, the philosophy of history can and should follow a path contrary to that taken by other sciences.
For my action to be free it was necessary that it should encounter no obstacles.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
But besides this, even if, admitting the remaining minimum of freedom to equal zero, we assumed in some given case--as for instance in that of a dying man, an unborn babe, or an idiot--complete absence of freedom, by so doing we should destroy the very conception of man in the case we are examining, for as soon as there is no freedom there is also no man.
In the first case, if inevitability were possible without freedom we should have reached a definition of inevitability by the laws of inevitability itself, that is, a mere form without content.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
We should in fact have reached those two fundamentals of which man's whole outlook on the universe is constructed--the incomprehensible essence of life, and the laws defining that essence.
Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
So why should we listen to what they call normal?
Having a baby was something they should be excited about - talking about to others.
Maybe he should see a doctor.
If so, maybe they should put one on the payroll.
I should have shown it to you in private - prepared you for it.
Alex should have been there to see that.
I should have known.
You should have seen her when he came in carrying a doll.
It was great news and she should have felt relieved.
That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.
Quint knew he should quell the ire that surged up and pounded in his neck.
Good, that should make this easier.
They should be home any minute.
As she stared at the caskets she knew she should feel something – should cry.
I should have known.
She should be looking for a replacement vehicle, but having another car in the garage would only be a reminder that there was no one left to drive it.
Still, it was something she should have asked when he first offered her the job.
"I should think she would be," agreed Dorothy.
They wished to be ready to defend themselves, if the soldiers should try to do them harm.
"How I should like to meet that wolf," said little Gilbert.
And they asked what they should do about it.
So it was arranged that the boy should travel with a small company of merchants who were going to the same place.
"If I had answered your questions differently, I should have told a lie," said Otanes; "and none but cowards tell lies"
Well, we should have thrown both men into prison, and the treasure would have been given to the king.
The rulers of the city met to decide what should be done with the corn.
They feared to spare him lest he should report the matter to the king.
He did not know whether he should take the right-hand fork or the left-hand.
He wished to teach you that no man should feel himself too fine to carry his own packages.
He also ordered that the merchant should come at the same time.
It was the wish of his father and mother that every day of his life should be a day of perfect happiness.
"The oracle did not intend that I should have it," he said.
It is to him that you should have taken the tripod.
Why should we expect that to change?
And wisdom probably concludes, "I should not apply for this credit card."
He should have just become a steam drill operator!
I am not saying if you love digging ditches, you should do something else.
Once someone has something, no one should be able to take it from him or her.
You should do something about the problem.
We should totally go to war with them.
Having said all of that, government should certainly be watched with a suspicious eye, for it could conceivably delay or derail our ascent to the next golden age.
This feeling began to agitate me with a vexing, forward-reaching sense of a lack that should be filled.
I felt so cold, I imagined I should die before morning, and the thought comforted me.
I should like to be at home on Christmas day.
But somehow, I should prefer to see the originals in the place where Genius meant them to remain, not only as a hymn of praise to the gods, but also as a monument of the glory of Greece.
Consequently, I did not do so well as I should have done, if Teacher had been allowed to read the Algebra and Geometry to me.
Moreover, Miss Sullivan does not see why Miss Keller should be subjected to the investigation of the scientist, and has not herself made many experiments.
Of course, she hung her stocking--two of them lest Santa Claus should forget one, and she lay awake for a long time and got up two or three times to see if anything had happened.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt?
Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born?
Why should not our furniture be as simple as the Arab's or the Indian's?
"But," says one, "you do not mean that the students should go to work with their hands instead of their heads?"
"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.
If it were a war for freedom I could understand it and should be the first to enter the army; but to help England and Austria against the greatest man in the world is not right.
I should think he has a score of them.
I could not have done it myself, I should not have had the courage, but it's splendid.
The count," pointing to his portrait, "definitely demanded that he should be called."
In the offices and shops and at the post office everyone was talking about the army and about the enemy who was already attacking the town, everybody was asking what should be done, and all were trying to calm one another.
Still, as the prince is unwell my advice is that they should go to Moscow.
It is clear that the man who advocates the conclusion of a peace, and that the Minister should command the army, does not love our sovereign and desires the ruin of us all.
He hopes we should be in time to get away tomorrow, but I think it would now be better to stay here, said Mademoiselle Bourienne.
But I should like to see the right flank.
I should like to start from the Moskva River and ride round the whole position.
Yes, I should think...
They should be doing an ultrasound in a couple of weeks.
I'm the one who should be apologizing - for dragging you into this.
I guess I should have told you that.
It was great news and she should have felt relieved.
I should be delighted to own so beautiful a piece of workmanship, but I know I am not worthy.
The Internet has no central planning agency deciding what new, cool websites should be made.
However painful it may be to me, should the Almighty lay the duties of wife and mother upon me I shall try to perform them as faithfully as I can, without disquieting myself by examining my feelings toward him whom He may give me for husband.
Now, is it suitable that Count Kutuzov, the oldest general in Russia, should preside at that tribunal?
Here's one you should know after raising dairy goats.
What then should I say, if I dared complain, I who am deprived of all who are dear to me?
She said her only consolation was the fact that the princess allowed her to share her sorrow, that all the old misunderstandings should sink into nothing but this great grief; that she felt herself blameless in regard to everyone, and that he, from above, saw her affection and gratitude.
They work at jobs they do not like, doing work a machine should be doing.
TALK SHOULD BE NATURAL AND HAVE FOR ITS OBJECT AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.
Bennigsen should have advanced into Prussia sooner, then things would have taken a different turn...
Those who argue they should not say there is no way for poor countries to compete with mechanized Western farming and the extremely high yields it produces.
Ah yes, there was something else important, very important, that I was keeping till I should be in bed.