I like doing things for myself.
One of the most appealing things about Alex was his confidence.
She had to move a few things to make room, but that wasn't too hard.
If Alex had known he had a son, things would have been different.
But there were more important things to think about at the moment.
"Yes; but we're used to such things in California," he replied.
My point is: While the Internet does all those things, it is not accurate to say the Internet is only any one of them.
With his return to work, things at the house shifted to a faster pace.
It isn't one of those things you can talk through, I guess.
Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.
But let's see how things turn out.
I guess the way I've acted... not telling you things - what else could you think?
Now they could discuss things instead of avoiding sensitive subjects - build on their relationship instead of tearing it down with the same demolition ball.
Being able to discuss such things with him was as comforting as it was new.
Maybe we would have felt this way with them if things had been different.
Things were getting complicated here and the mountains were calling.
It makes me feel small when you keep things from me - like you don't trust me, or you think I'm not mature enough to handle it.
If she focused on the past, he would be encouraged to hide things in the future.
Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.
If you need time to take care of things, I can come back and get you.
Snapping it open, she pulled out a dresser drawer and began tossing things in.
If he was going to start throwing things, she had no intention of staying there in the kitchen alone with him.
"Well," Sarah amended, "I don't know that much about bears and things like that.
After last night, she had decided to keep things professional between them.
I don't want things to be professional – not for you here and not between us.
Things are coming to me like waking from a nightmare.
How long this state of things continued Dorothy could not even guess, she was so greatly bewildered.
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
It was one of the things Gwig usually did to prove he was a sorcerer.
"True," he replied; "and in my satchel are other useful things to fight with."
"You may need them, some time," he said, "and there is really no use in my manufacturing these things unless somebody uses them."
There are certain things proper for a kitten to eat; but I never heard of a kitten eating a pig, under ANY cir'stances.
Wooden birds fluttered among the trees and wooden cows were browsing upon the wooden grass; but the most amazing things of all were the wooden people--the creatures known as Gargoyles.
"If we had known we were coming we might have brought along several other useful things," responded the Wizard.
"Those wooden things are impossible to hurt," he said, "and all the damage Jim has done to them is to knock a few splinters from their noses and ears.
He can do several very wonderful things--if he knows how.
"I cannot think of leaving these little things here to be trampled upon," said the general.
He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
There was once a painter whose name was Zeuxis. He could paint pictures so life-like that they were mistaken for the real things which they represented.
You gather knowledge from the little things which common men pass by unnoticed.
Indeed, there were few things that he loved more.
They thought that pictures might take one's mind away from things that were better or more useful.
They told him about the wonderful things they had seen there.
The king sat down by the fire, and the woman hurried to get things ready for supper.
He knew only of those things that give joy and health and peace.
In it there are numberless trees and flowers and rivers and waterfalls, and other things to make the heart glad.
"Then to-morrow I will go out and see some of those things," he said.
She has other things to do, and no time to attend to me.
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
Whether things in the future stay the same as they are today or change from what they are today, both are understood in terms of the current reality.
The 1920s to 1950s renderings of what people thought the future would look like are full of things like personal jetpacks and flying cars.
The choices we make to test options never before contemplated will tell us all kinds of new things about ourselves.
Our ability to process data, move information, and make things small will progress to a point where they will not be gating factors ever again.
And in our Internet Renaissance, aren't we seeing an explosion of these same things at a spectacularly more massive scale?
We have a natural desire to make beautiful things and a bone-deep need to understand the world we live in and our place in it.
Well, that tells us something new about ourselves—in fact, a lot of things: the kinds of information we want to share, the kinds of information we want to consume, and the immediacy with which we want it all to occur.
These are all knowable things, and yet there is not universal agreement on them.
You could start looking around for lines that connect things we didn't previously think were connected.
Four things will then happen that will make the suggestion engine get vastly better over time:
If it required those things, the computer couldn't do it.
(It would have many more, but for now let's just say it includes a million things about you.)
All the things they tried and failed, or achieved, we have to redo.
Two things were known at the time about smallpox, also called variola.
Today, we discover things like "Wellbutrin helps people stop smoking" through chance and dumb luck.
However, I fully expect we will learn things about the opposite—what we may do, thanks to our genes.
You need to have a basic understanding of how things work in biology.
The first mechanism is the creation of things, an old and familiar approach.
The first is that we all value things differently, such as in our jelly bean example.
So when people have excess goods, they are able to trade those goods away for things they want and suffer less of a decrease in utility than the amount they are increasing in their trading partners.
I take things from my attic and my garage and sell them to people who value them more than I do.
Instead, we are surrounded by things we could not create ourselves.
So how do these things get made?
Most things come in a limited supply, so some people have a thing and others do not.
And like our example with energy, technology and human innovation could make other things that are now scarce—or that we think of now as scarce—not so at all.
First, many things in the physical world that we think of as scarce are not really scarce, just presently beyond our ability to capture.
Second, as technology advances, it will make things in the physical world fall in price.
Calculating the actual, societal costs of fatty foods, alcohol, cars, pet ownership, mercury thermometers, air conditioning, solar panels, razor blades, jogging shoes, and ten thousand other things, and incorporating those costs in the prices as taxes would lead to a vastly more efficient allocation of resources.
What if machines did all the things they could in theory do?
And the sooner we get machines to do the things they can do, freeing up people to do what they can do, the happier and wealthier we all will be.
Those things were never necessary for prosperity and even less so in the Internet age.
If this is not the case, people will not trade their labor for things that can easily or capriciously be taken away. 3.
We have fallen into the habit of anthropomorphizing computers and robots for a simple reason: The more we program them to do things that we presently do, the more we think of them as being like us.
Just make the things work.
When we can build at the molecular level, we can build things I cannot imagine today.
Now, things have shot forward.
When computers are in your clothes, medicine, eyeglasses, wallet, tires, walls, makeup, jewelry, cookware, tennis shoes, binoculars, and everything else you own, those things will do more than you can imagine—the stuff of science fiction.
It will do things you don't expect a house to do.
This house will be cheaper to build than a house today and worth vastly more to you for all the cool things it does.
I would love to write more and more about this topic, about how things will get better and cheaper in the future.
In the future, the price of some things won't go down as much, if at all.
But I expect that technology and free enterprise will take us across a threshold where things formerly regarded as scarce will not be so any more.
When nations are young and when they are poor, they usually focus on two things: the military and civil order.
Simply put, as income rises, we buy more things, including more government.
All is well and good until things turn down for a nation.
People are highly versatile, great at learning new things, naturally curious, and naturally enjoy new things.
As children, we had all these things we liked to do that interested and excited us.
We live in a place and time where we own thousands of things we could not have made.
As machines do ever more things that we used to do, we will have more choices for how we spend our time.
It is fascinating reading to this day because the things he notes about the American character are still very much with us.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
And second, people are really bad at connecting cause and effect in their lives when it comes to things like this.
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.
Regardless of who is "right," the harm comes if you try to do all these things at once.
I say we can improve things not by 20 or so percent, but by twenty times or more.
When I use a term like factory farm, I am envisioning not what these things are now but what they will be.
At this point, things get harder.
Part of this will be enabled by very cheap sensors embedded in the things you use.
Just when things look dark, well, they actually get worse.
By declaring a pretty broad range of things worth killing and dying for, we say that each of those is more precious to us than human life.
How things have changed!
More and more of the things we have, we "can't live without."
Civilization and the division of labor have gotten ever better at creating and adding value, thereby making things we love.
Then slowly, over time, things changed.
The web is a force for truth, connectedness, understanding, and communication—all things whose absence can trigger war.
I have no doubt there are all kinds of things in the Twitterverse that I want to know about, but I only find the ones that I first knew to look for.
Repeat until things change.
Nations will maintain their own traditions, holidays, music, idioms, diets, and a thousand things that make them different from other nations.
As education rises, a thousand other things rise with it: income, health, political engagement, and an overall concern for world affairs.
All these things are the same today as they were in Shakespeare's time, and because of that, his stories are still very relevant to us.
Then we will list the things that might derail us on the way to that future.
Instead of relearning things over the course of centuries, people will be able to learn from the choices others have made.
Instead, you have to find small things over which to argue, like whether the capital gains tax should be raised.
This book began with the assertion that it is the optimists who get things done.
During the whole trip I did not have one fit of temper, there were so many things to keep my mind and fingers busy.
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.
As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in.
I longed for my teacher's return; but above all things I wanted to get down from that tree.
It seemed to me that there could be nothing more beautiful than the sun, whose warmth makes all things grow.
The loveliness of things taught me all their use.
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.
How much of my delight in all beautiful things is innate, and how much is due to her influence, I can never tell.
Up to the time of the "Frost King" episode, I had lived the unconscious life of a little child; now my thoughts were turned inward, and I beheld things invisible.
You are amazed at all the things you know which are not on the examination paper.
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.
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.
The Bible gives me a deep, comforting sense that "things seen are temporal, and things unseen are eternal."
All things transitory But as symbols are sent.
The prattle of the little ones and their pleasure in the stories I told them of elf and gnome, of hero and wily bear, are pleasant things to remember.
Thus it is that Even as the roots, shut in the darksome earth, Share in the tree-top's joyance, and conceive Of sunshine and wide air and winged things, By sympathy of nature, so do I gave evidence of things unseen.
These things would pass away; here were lakes and woods and broad daisy-starred fields and sweet-breathed meadows, and they shall endure forever.
They lead me about and show me the things they are interested in.
He made me sit in his armchair, while he brought different interesting things for me to examine, and at his request I recited "The Chambered Nautilus," which was then my favorite poem.
I also knew Mr. Charles Dudley Warner, the most delightful of story-tellers and the most beloved friend, whose sympathy was so broad that it may be truly said of him, he loved all living things and his neighbour as himself.
I had many lovely things for Christmas.
Then we rode for a long time to see all the beautiful things in West Newton.
I did see the rock in Plymouth and a little ship like the Mayflower and the cradle that dear little Peregrine slept in and many old things that came in the Mayflower.
When she is older I will teach her many things if she is patient and obedient.
I will write and tell you all the pleasant things we do.
I cannot know about many things, when my dear teacher is not here.
I love you very dearly, because you have taught me so many lovely things about flowers, and birds, and people.
I am studying about insects in zoology, and I have learned many things about butterflies.
It is Sunday morning, and while I sit here in the library writing this letter you are teaching hundreds of people some of the grand and beautiful things about their heavenly Father.
Perhaps the Old Sea God as he lay asleep upon the shore, heard the soft music of growing things--the stir of life in the earth's bosom, and his stormy heart was angry, because he knew that his and Winter's reign was almost at an end.
I love all living things,--I suppose everyone does; but of course I cannot have a menagerie.
You see, none of my friends describe things to me so vividly and so beautifully as he does....
Nearly all of the exhibitors seemed perfectly willing to let me touch the most delicate things, and they were very nice about explaining everything to me.
We are all discoverers in one sense, being born quite ignorant of all things; but I hardly think that is what she meant.
The thought that my dear Heavenly Father is always near, giving me abundantly of all those things, which truly enrich life and make it sweet and beautiful, makes every deprivation seem of little moment compared with the countless blessings I enjoy.
Dr. Bell told me many interesting things about his work.
But it is to be remembered that Miss Keller has written many things in her autobiography for the fun of writing them, and the disillusion, which the writer of the editorial took seriously, is in great part humorous.
She reaches out and touches the leaves, and the world of growing things is hers, as truly as it is ours, to enjoy while she holds the leaves in her fingers and smells the blossoms, and to remember when the walk is done.
Miss Keller used to knit and crochet, but she has had better things to do.
Miss Keller does not as a rule read very fast, but she reads deliberately, not so much because she feels the words less quickly than we see then, as because it is one of her habits of mind to do things thoroughly and well.
All that she is, all that she has done, can be explained directly, except such things in every human being as never can be explained.
She is in love with noble things, with noble thoughts, and with the characters of noble men and women.
In the diary that she kept at the Wright-Humason School in New York she wrote on October 18, 1894, "I find that I have four things to learn in my school life here, and indeed, in life--to think clearly without hurry or confusion, to love everybody sincerely, to act in everything with the highest motives, and to trust in dear God unhesitatingly."
I had a lot to say, and couldn't stop to think how to express things neatly.
I suppose I shall have many such battles with the little woman before she learns the only two essential things I can teach her, obedience and love.
The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
I realize that it hurts to see their afflicted little child punished and made to do things against her will.
Helen's instincts are decidedly social; she likes to have people about her and to visit her friends, partly, I think, because they always have things she likes to eat.
After supper we go to my room and do all sorts of things until eight, when I undress the little woman and put her to bed.
Wherever we go, she asks eagerly for the names of things she has not learned at home.
He sees people do things, and he tries to do them.
Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself, instead of sitting indoors at a little round table, while a sweet-voiced teacher suggests that he build a stone wall with his wooden blocks, or make a rainbow out of strips of coloured paper, or plant straw trees in bead flower-pots.
She screamed with glee when the little things squealed and squirmed in their efforts to get back to their mother, and spelled, "Baby--eat large."
You see, my mind is undisciplined, full of skips and jumps, and here and there a lot of things huddled together in dark corners.
She has often gone with me to the post-office to mail letters, and I suppose I have repeated to her things I wrote to you.
She was (or imagined she was) putting on paper the things which had interested her.
I do wish things would stop being born!
"New puppies," "new calves" and "new babies" keep Helen's interest in the why and wherefore of things at white heat.
Helen talks a great deal about things that she cannot know of through the sense of touch.
She asked the other day, "Who made all things and Boston?"
I told her that I could see things with my eyes, and that she could see them with her fingers.
Who put many things on tree?
I HAVE TRIED FROM THE BEGINNING TO TALK NATURALLY TO HELEN AND TO TEACH HER TO TELL ME ONLY THINGS THAT INTEREST HER AND ASK QUESTIONS ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF FINDING OUT WHAT SHE WANTS TO KNOW.
So far, her only knowledge of death is in connection with things to eat.
After talking about the various things that carpenters make, she asked me, "Did carpenter make me?" and before I could answer, she spelled quickly, "No, no, photographer made me in Sheffield."
I appreciate the kind things Mr. Anagnos has said about Helen and me; but his extravagant way of saying them rubs me the wrong way.
Dr. Bell writes that Helen's progress is without a parallel in the education of the deaf, or something like that and he says many nice things about her teacher.
But I haven't time to write all the pleasant things people said--they would make a very large book, and the kind things they did for us would fill another volume.
If you had called these sensations respectively BLACK and WHITE, he would have adopted them as readily; but he would mean by BLACK and WHITE the same things that he means by SWEET and SOUR.
"No," she replied, "I think not; but children learn better if they write about things that concern them personally."
She is very fond of all the living things at home, and she will not have them unkindly treated.
While not confining myself to any special system of instruction, I have tried to add to her general information and intelligence, to enlarge her acquaintance with things around her, and to bring her into easy and natural relations with people.
Of course, in the beginning it was necessary that the things described should be familiar and interesting, and the English pure and simple.
I wish to write about things I do not understand.
Please tell your little pupil many things when you have much time.
It is often necessary to remind her that there are infinitely many things that the wisest people in the world cannot explain.
Thus he learns that words name things and actions and feelings.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
In this, as in all other things, Miss Sullivan has been the wise teacher.
She could not remember that any one had ever read to her any stories about King Frost, but said she had talked with her teacher about Jack Frost and the wonderful things he did.
Surely the writer must become as a little child to see things like that.
Words often make the thought, and the master of words will say things greater than are in him.
So the master of words is master of thoughts which the words create, and says things greater than he could otherwise know.
In the early years of her education she had only good things to read; some were, indeed, trivial and not excellent in style, but not one was positively bad in manner or substance.
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.
They have got to live a man's life, pushing all these things before them, and get on as well as they can.
Some things are really necessaries of life in some circles, the most helpless and diseased, which in others are luxuries merely, and in others still are entirely unknown.
But how happens it that he who is said to enjoy these things is so commonly a poor civilized man, while the savage, who has them not, is rich as a savage?
Shall we always study to obtain more of these things, and not sometimes to be content with less?
Those things for which the most money is demanded are never the things which the student most wants.
Indeed, the more you have of such things the poorer you are.
I got up early and bathed in the pond; that was a religious exercise, and one of the best things which I did.
Instead of three meals a day, if it be necessary eat but one; instead of a hundred dishes, five; and reduce other things in proportion.
If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.
The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
It can spend money enough on such things as farmers and traders value, but it is thought Utopian to propose spending money for things which more intelligent men know to be of far more worth.
It was worth the while to see the sun shine on these things, and hear the free wind blow on them; so much more interesting most familiar objects look out of doors than in the house.
To do things "railroad fashion" is now the byword; and it is worth the while to be warned so often and so sincerely by any power to get off its track.
While these things go up other things come down.
Nearest to all things is that power which fashions their being.
It would have suggested many things to a philosopher to have dealings with him.
He had never heard of such things before.
For the most part I escaped wonderfully from these dangers, either by proceeding at once boldly and without deliberation to the goal, as is recommended to those who run the gauntlet, or by keeping my thoughts on high things, like Orpheus, who, "loudly singing the praises of the gods to his lyre, drowned the voices of the Sirens, and kept out of danger."
He who is only a traveller learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority.
They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist he is.
I hesitate to say these things, but it is not because of the subject--I care not how obscene my words are--but because I cannot speak of them without betraying my impurity.
He teaches how to eat, drink, cohabit, void excrement and urine, and the like, elevating what is mean, and does not falsely excuse himself by calling these things trifles.
I was as near being resolved into the essence of things as ever I was in my life.
His words and attitude always suppose a better state of things than other men are acquainted with, and he will be the last man to be disappointed as the ages revolve.
Early in the morning, while all things are crisp with frost, men come with fishing-reels and slender lunch, and let down their fine lines through the snowy field to take pickerel and perch; wild men, who instinctively follow other fashions and trust other authorities than their townsmen, and by their goings and comings stitch towns together in parts where else they would be ripped.
The things which they practice are said not yet to be known.
The change from storm and winter to serene and mild weather, from dark and sluggish hours to bright and elastic ones, is a memorable crisis which all things proclaim.
All things must live in such a light.
At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.
As if Nature could support but one order of understandings, could not sustain birds as well as quadrupeds, flying as well as creeping things, and hush and whoa, which Bright can understand, were the best English.
If the condition of things which we were made for is not yet, what were any reality which we can substitute?
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.
Things do not change; we change.
Action from principle--the perception and the performance of right--changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was.
Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war.
"How often have I asked you not to take my things?" she said.
"You always manage to do things at the wrong time," continued Vera.
"The unpleasant things were said to me," remarked Vera, "I said none to anyone."
How did you get things settled?
One learns many things then, she added with a certain pride.
It can make things no worse, and it is absolutely necessary to prepare him if he is so ill.
Last winter she wheedled herself in here and told the count such vile, disgraceful things about us, especially about Sophie--I can't repeat them--that it made the count quite ill and he would not see us for a whole fortnight.
Pierre could not make out what it was all about, and still less what "watching over his interests" meant, but he decided that all these things had to be.
The enormous study was full of things evidently in constant use.
Though there are things in it difficult for the feeble human mind to grasp, it is an admirable book which calms and elevates the soul.
My father talks of nothing but marches and countermarches, things of which I understand nothing; and the day before yesterday during my daily walk through the village I witnessed a heartrending scene....
Michael Ivanovich did not at all know when "you and I" had said such things about Bonaparte, but understanding that he was wanted as a peg on which to hang the prince's favorite topic, he looked inquiringly at the young prince, wondering what would follow.
Only those things he always kept with him remained in his room; a small box, a large canteen fitted with silver plate, two Turkish pistols and a saber--a present from his father who had brought it from the siege of Ochakov.
To be quite frank, Mary, I expect Father's character sometimes makes things trying for you, doesn't it?
These two things can be done together, he added.
Looking at their boots he several times shook his head sadly, pointing them out to the Austrian general with an expression which seemed to say that he was not blaming anyone, but could not help noticing what a bad state of things it was.
Some, a minority, acknowledged him to be different from themselves and from everyone else, expected great things of him, listened to him, admired, and imitated him, and with them Prince Andrew was natural and pleasant.
Our Bogdanich knows how things are done.
He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
You are faced by one of two things," and the skin over his left temple puckered, "either you will not reach your regiment before peace is concluded, or you will share defeat and disgrace with Kutuzov's whole army."
For a moment he dozed, but in that short interval innumerable things appeared to him in a dream: his mother and her large white hand, Sonya's thin little shoulders, Natasha's eyes and laughter, Denisov with his voice and mustache, and Telyanin and all that affair with Telyanin and Bogdanich.
"This is all very fine, but things must be settled," said Prince Vasili to himself, with a sorrowful sigh, one morning, feeling that Pierre who was under such obligations to him ("But never mind that") was not behaving very well in this matter.
Prince Vasili readily adopted her tone and the little princess also drew Anatole, whom she hardly knew, into these amusing recollections of things that had never occurred.
For more than a week preparations were being made, rough drafts of letters to Nicholas from all the household were written and copied out, while under the supervision of the countess and the solicitude of the count, money and all things necessary for the uniform and equipment of the newly commissioned officer were collected.
He would say a lot of pleasant things, ask you to dinner" ("That would not be bad as regards the unwritten code," thought Boris), "but nothing more would come of it.
Reasons were found for the incredible, unheard- of, and impossible event of a Russian defeat, everything became clear, and in all corners of Moscow the same things began to be said.
She waited till the valet had set down the coffee things and left the room.
Why, if he was so jealous, as I see things he should have shown it sooner, but he lets it go on for months.
When did that end and when did this new, terrible state of things begin?
The traveler, having packed his things with his practiced hands, began fastening his coat.
"Oh, leave off, you always talk nonsense and keep putting things off-- and this is what comes of it!" said Prince Andrew in an exasperated whisper, evidently meaning to wound his sister.
They put questions and gave brief replies about things they knew ought to be talked over at length.
She evidently felt frightened and ashamed to have accepted charity in a house where such things could be said, and was at the same time sorry to have now to forgo the charity of this house.
Another says clever things and one doesn't care to listen, but this one talks rubbish yet stirs an old fellow up.
Despite their pale swollen faces and tattered uniforms, the hussars formed line for roll call, kept things in order, groomed their horses, polished their arms, brought in straw from the thatched roofs in place of fodder, and sat down to dine round the caldrons from which they rose up hungry, joking about their nasty food and their hunger.
Rostov took the joke as an insult, flared up, and said such unpleasant things to the officer that it was all Denisov could do to prevent a duel.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
Five minutes later, Denisov came into the hut, climbed with muddy boots on the bed, lit his pipe, furiously scattered his things about, took his leaded whip, buckled on his saber, and went out again.
He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going.
Oh, you only spoil things for me.
I'll tell you some things about myself.
Stolypin, stuttering, broke into the conversation and began excitedly talking of the abuses that existed under the former order of things--threatening to give a serious turn to the conversation.
Things are nice as it is, she said to herself, and she began walking up and down the room, not stepping simply on the resounding parquet but treading with each step from the heel to the toe (she had on a new and favorite pair of shoes) and listening to the regular tap of the heel and creak of the toe as gladly as she had to the sounds of her own voice.
The count was so weak, and trusted Mitenka so much, and was so good-natured, that everybody took advantage of him and things were going from bad to worse.
Things were not cheerful in the Rostovs' home.
"Here, hand some fruit jelly to the Turk!" she ordered the butler who was handing things round.
"Why is it others see things and I don't?" she said.
After Nicholas had gone things in the Rostov household were more depressing than ever, and the countess fell ill from mental agitation.
On coming home, while his valets were still taking off his things, he picked up a book and began to read.
Now take off your things, quick! she shouted to the count who was going to kiss her hand.
When they came in to tea, having taken off their outdoor things and tidied themselves up after their journey, Marya Dmitrievna kissed them all in due order.
I would not be silly and afraid of things, I would simply embrace him, cling to him, and make him look at me with those searching inquiring eyes with which he has so often looked at me, and then I would make him laugh as he used to laugh.
In the second act there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers in their hands.
All these things were repeatedly interrupted by the enthusiastic shouts of the audience.
In answer to the count's inquiries she replied that things were all right and that she would tell about it next day.
Don't say such things to me.
If your betrothed comes here now--there will be no avoiding a quarrel; but alone with the old man he will talk things over and then come on to you.
Anatole and Dolokhov liked Balaga too for his masterly driving and because he liked the things they liked.
Why, she'll rush out more dead than alive just in the things she is wearing; if you delay at all there'll be tears and 'Papa' and 'Mamma,' and she's frozen in a minute and must go back--but you wrap the fur cloak round her first thing and carry her to the sleigh.
"Things get worse from hour to hour!" ejaculated Marya Dmitrievna.
Oh, when he takes it in hand himself, things get hot... by heaven!...
Balashev, feeling it incumbent on him to reply, said that from the Russian side things did not appear in so gloomy a light.
Only senseless things, lacking coherence, presented themselves one after another to Prince Andrew's mind.
It will at any rate be understood all the sooner that things cannot go on like this.
If the thought that things looked bad chanced to enter anyone's head, he tried to be as cheerful as befits a good soldier and not to think of the general trend of affairs, but only of the task nearest to hand.
Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and--now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it--set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
Mary Hendrikhovna obliged them with the loan of a petticoat to be used as a curtain, and behind that screen Rostov and Ilyin, helped by Lavrushka who had brought their kits, changed their wet things for dry ones.
In spite of the many pills she swallowed and the drops and powders out of the little bottles and boxes of which Madame Schoss who was fond of such things made a large collection, and in spite of being deprived of the country life to which she was accustomed, youth prevailed.
From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
While dressing, Petya had prepared many fine things he meant to say to the gentleman-in- waiting.
The prince had a list of things to be bought in Smolensk and, walking up and down the room past Alpatych who stood by the door, he gave his instructions.
They've brought things to such a pass that there are no carts or anything!...
They went away because for Russians there could be no question as to whether things would go well or ill under French rule in Moscow.
Une maitresse-femme! * That's what is called putting things squarely.
If they're sent out and brought back again later on it will do no harm, but as things are now one can't answer for anything.
The countess watched the things being packed, was dissatisfied with everything, was constantly in pursuit of Petya who was always running away from her, and was jealous of Natasha with whom he spent all his time.
Sonya alone directed the practical side of matters by getting things packed.
But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.
The peasants and house serfs carrying out the things were treading heavily on the parquet floors.
There now, young lady, you do take things into your head!
Petya directed things in the yard.
Thanks to Natasha's directions the work now went on expeditiously, unnecessary things were left, and the most valuable packed as compactly as possible.
Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow--the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
"Well, never mind, some of the things can be unloaded," he added in a soft, confidential voice, as though afraid of being overheard.
After all, ours are things that can be bought but think what being left behind means to them!...
You said yourself that we have a hundred thousand rubles' worth of things in the house.
It seemed not to matter whether all or only half the things were left behind.
She was putting away the things that had to be left behind and making a list of them as the countess wished, and she tried to get as much taken away with them as possible.
Owing to the present state of things Sophia Danilovna has gone to the Torzhok estate with the children, your excellency.
Gerasim, being a servant who in his time had seen many strange things, accepted Pierre's taking up his residence in the house without surprise, and seemed pleased to have someone to wait on.
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
As you see" (he glanced with an amused air and good-natured smile at his coat and boots) "my things are worn out and I have no money, so I was going to ask the count..."
Who has let things come to such a pass? he ruminated.
Whether it was the wine he had drunk, or an impulse of frankness, or the thought that this man did not, and never would, know any of those who played a part in his story, or whether it was all these things together, something loosened Pierre's tongue.
Conceal nothing from me, I wish to know absolutely how things are.
But, my dear boy, among other things you are too attentive to the other, the blonde.
There is always a right way of doing things, replied the governor's wife.
At that moment an immense number of things passed dimly through both their minds, and they realized that they were both children of humanity and were brothers.
"I say things happen not as we plan but as God judges," he replied, thinking that he was repeating what he had said before, and immediately continued:
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.
With a great effort he tried to return to life and to see things from their point of view.
The state of things on the staff had of late been exceedingly strained.
General Bagovut, a fighting old soldier of placid temperament, being also upset by all the delay, confusion, and cross-purposes, fell into a rage to everybody's surprise and quite contrary to his usual character and said disagreeable things to Toll.
"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.
Now only the commanders of detachments with staffs, and moving according to rules at a distance from the French, still regarded many things as impossible.
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
There were many things Petya wanted to say to the drummer boy, but did not dare to.
It will only make things worse...
Some fellows do things just anyhow, without preparation, and then they're sorry for it afterwards.
This state of things is continually becoming worse and makes one fear that unless a prompt remedy is applied the troops will no longer be under control in case of an engagement.
They were continually kissing and saying tender things to one another and spent most of their time together.
It seemed to her that things must be so, and yet it was dreadfully sad.
This was his acknowledgment of the impossibility of changing a man's convictions by words, and his recognition of the possibility of everyone thinking, feeling, and seeing things each from his own point of view.
But in January Savelich came from Moscow and gave him an account of the state of things there, and spoke of the estimate an architect had made of the cost of rebuilding the town and country houses, speaking of this as of a settled matter.
He did not purposely say things to please her, but whatever he was saying he regarded from her standpoint.
One was snatched out before my eyes... and there were women who had their things snatched off and their earrings torn out... he flushed and grew confused.
What is surprising is that they should trouble about these things now when it can no longer be of interest to them.
On the same day the Chief of Police came to Pierre, inviting him to send a representative to the Faceted Palace to recover things that were to be returned to their owners that day.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
He pretends to fall into a swoon and says senseless things that should have ruined him.
He did not allow himself either to be hard on or punish a man, or to make things easy for or reward anyone, merely because he felt inclined to do so.
Among other things he spoke of the Bogucharovo elder.
And she not only saw no need of any other or better husband, but as all the powers of her soul were intent on serving that husband and family, she could not imagine and saw no interest in imagining how it would be if things were different.
Natasha, who was sitting opposite to him with her eldest daughter on her lap, turned her sparkling eyes swiftly from her husband to the things he showed her.
Once or twice Pierre was carried away and began to speak of these things, but Nicholas and Natasha always brought him back to the health of Prince Ivan and Countess Mary Alexeevna.
Denisov, dissatisfied with the government on account of his own disappointments in the service, heard with pleasure of the things done in Petersburg which seemed to him stupid, and made forcible and sharp comments on what Pierre told them.
And so he thought it necessary to take an interest in these things and to question Pierre.
Everybody sees that things are going so badly that they cannot be allowed to go on so and that it is the duty of all decent men to counteract it as far as they can.
The lad looked down and seemed now for the first time to notice what he had done to the things on the table.
But the universal historian Gervinus, refuting this opinion of the specialist historian, tries to prove that the campaign of 1813 and the restoration of the Bourbons were due to other things beside Alexander's will--such as the activity of Stein, Metternich, Madame de Stael, Talleyrand, Fichte, Chateaubriand, and others.
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
Would she ever outgrow the things mama had taught her?
To be fair, his father hadn't made things any better by offering money to Alex and not his sister.
I just wondered how you felt about him hiding things from you.
I don't know if he is actually trying to hide things, or simply doesn't know how to initiate the subject.
It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.
Popping it open, she started hanging their things in the closet.
Things would get better.
They would purchase a few things for Christmas tomorrow.
Dulce watches you and tries to find things you do wrong.
For the next two hours, the women talked delightfully about meaningless things that kept them laughing.
He was growing up and she needed to keep that in mind - and some things off his mind.
Maybe, but how else would you explain things like this?
Let's not think of unpleasant things right now.
That's when we all do things together.
Even if they could change things, she didn't want to.
Alex and Jonathan wanted to help decorate, but there were some basic things that could be done.
"I hopped things would be different when we got back home - that we would stop all this bickering," he said crisply.
Things will get better.
Partly because of the way he worded things, but mostly because he tried to mask his emotions - like Alex.
Partly because of the way he worded things, but mostly because he tried to mask his emotions - like Alex.
Most things had returned to normal, but the trip to Texas had given Jonathan an idea.
If it's something we simply can't afford, that's one thing, but we should be encouraging things like this, Alex.
But then; he insisted those things were also hers.
More important, would there ever be a time when he stopped hiding things from her?
Father and Dad are two different things to a son.
I'm sorry about your car and the rest of your things, but please don't mention money.
You think things over for a long time before you make decisions – even in small matters.
How are things at the house?
But I've noticed that many queer things happen in fairy countries.
"Oh, what cunning things!" cried Dorothy, catching up one and petting it.
But in the basket-car are some things I would like to keep with me.
The strangers took their seats at the table willingly enough, for they were all hungry and the platters were now heaped with good things to eat.
The wooden things wound their long arms around Zeb and the Wizard and held them fast.
Oh, Dorothy--you can't imagine what horrid things they are!
But you can learn many things from books.
Read about things that are beautiful and good.
Some of these bundles contained the things they would need on the road; some contained clothing; and some contained goods which the master would sell in the city.
So they filled a small boat with the things that he would need the most--an ax, a hoe, a kettle, and some other things.
They told him that there were beautiful things at home--why go away to see other things less beautiful?
Do those two things even compare?
Occasionally amid these memories temptations of the devil would surge into her imagination: thoughts of how things would be after his death, and how her new, liberated life would be ordered.
On waking she listened to what was going on behind the door and, hearing him groan, said to herself with a sigh that things were still the same.
In front of it stood carriages without horses and things were being packed into the vehicles.
Alpatych, arriving from the devastated Bald Hills estate, sent for his Dron on the day of the prince's funeral and told him to have twelve horses got ready for the princess' carriages and eighteen carts for the things to be removed from Bogucharovo.
Kamenski sent soldiers to Rustchuk, but I only employed these two things and took more fortresses than Kamenski and made them Turks eat horseflesh!
"On the contrary, things seem satisfactory, ma cousine," said Pierre in the bantering tone he habitually adopted toward her, always feeling uncomfortable in the role of her benefactor.
We have ten thousand carts, but we need other things as well--we must manage as best we can!
For the most part things happened contrary to their orders.
For people accustomed to think that plans of campaign and battles are made by generals--as any one of us sitting over a map in his study may imagine how he would have arranged things in this or that battle--the questions present themselves: Why did Kutuzov during the retreat not do this or that?
It wasn't as if she was in the habit of discussing such things - especially with strangers.
Bennigsen should have advanced into Prussia sooner, then things would have taken a different turn...