There's a world of good you could perform.
All the money in the world couldn't have saved her.
Betsy and I claimed world class ability while Quinn just rolled his eyes.
He loved Molly and she thinks the world of him.
They got wind there might be someone out there in the nether world with incredible abilities they could commandeer.
You can know everything in the world and still make bad decisions.
"At least you don't have to worry about Jude Bryce screaming to the world that the tipster murdered his brother," she said before transferring me to Frank Vasapolli.
As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in.
Her conversation with Jenn made the world around her more concrete.
She was going to say that the bitter note in her tone was for someone who had betrayed her, but the whole world didn't need to know about their shame.
I do not know whether the end of the world has come or not.
Now the world has one less fool!
Bianca's new world was tiny and white, the porcelain toilet the only chair and the tub the only place long enough for her to lie down.
"No, no, I am going to be a sailor; I am going to see the world" he said.
I'm like those reclusive millionaires who own priceless art and won't let the rest of the world see it.
Yet as the world began to open beyond her little circle, she realized that he had been open about his interest all along.
Images of landmark buildings, of the seven greatest wonders of the ancient world, and city scenes from around the world.
"The end of the world has come!" cried some; and they ran about in the darkness.
And what in the world makes you think that?
Quinn sits around knowing what we're doing, and the world is treating him like some minor failed unemployed scientist.
What's this world coming to?
He was dressed in black but not in SWAT gear, as if he knew nothing in this world could hurt him.
I'm very certain, Oz, that you gave me the best brains in the world, for I can think with them day and night, when all other brains are fast asleep.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
"I am the only man in the world who can paint a picture so true to life," he said.
Certainly, you don't want the whole world to know where you were last night.
He had made his leap, he had seen the great world, and was content to stay in his pretty glass house under the big fuchsia tree until he attained the dignity of froghood.
It would be splendid to have The Great Round World printed in "language that can be felt."
Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold.
We have built for this world a family mansion, and for the next a family tomb.
What is anyone in the world to me?
When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.
For all of Quinn LeBlanc's intellectual abilities, I not sure Martha isn't the main bread winner while Quinn tinkers in the theoretical world of the intellectual elite.
The world will come to an end if he does.
Alder's Bridge was re-named Brockville, after the first soldier fatality of World War Two!
Am I going to tell the world Lizzie Borden really did it?
Quinn resided in his own world, immersed in the science of things and not suited to lead.
"I thought Youngblood was the star attraction of the psychic world," Martha said as she tried to get comfortable.
Claire Elizabeth LeBlanc, all seven pounds, six ounces of her, came into the world at Dartmouth-Hitchcok Medical Center, in Keene, New Hampshire on June third.
By the way, he thinks the world of all of you guys.
Yes. He thinks the world of you, by the way.
I'll tell the world at this end I'm off on a ten day fishing trip and can't be contacted.
Not a worry in the world but a little white ball.
We've changed the world together, for lots of people and now we can't even talk about what we did.
We had world war three over it.
Mine is a very brutal world, he said.
This world was real.
He was hugging Sunny as if she were the only thing in the world that mattered.
Darian's voice reminded Dusty of the world outside Bianca's body.
Where in the world have you been, my lad?
"I have heard that you are the wisest man in the world," she said, "and surely this simple thing ought not to puzzle you."
But one day after he had become a man, he said: Tell me about the great world which, you say, lies outside of these palace walls.
"Most of the people in the world are poor," said the coachman.
"And is this the great, beautiful, happy world that I have been told about?" cried the prince.
I will spend all my life, and give all that I have, to lessen the distress and sorrow with which this world seems filled.
One night he left the beautiful palace which his father had given to him and went out into the world to do good and to help his fellow men.
Whether you are rich or poor, live in the developed world or the developing world, life today is better and easier than it was a century ago by virtually any measure.
From that vantage point, if you had tried to look fifty years ahead to what the world would be like in the year 2500 BC, you would have expected very little change.
When you hear about a new company and your response is, "Why in the world would anyone want to do that?" it will be because there is no offline corollary.
Better than anything the world has ever seen.
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.
Today, there are modern-day Da Vincis living in parts of the world where just surviving is a full-time occupation, powerless to develop the gifts they could offer the wider world.
Imagine a world where everyone on the planet has access to this expanded canvas of human expression that technology has created.
It would not be the first time, or the last, that ignorance in the world exacted a high price.
Via books, ideas became mobile—or as we would say today, went viral—spreading to other villages and other countries and to multiple places around the world simultaneously.
So the simple fact that all the information in the world may soon be available to everyone via the Internet does not end ignorance, just as the existence of a library in your city doesn't end ignorance.
So he commissioned seven emissaries to go out to seven certain oracles around the world and on a predetermined day, let's say July 12, at a predetermined time, say 3:00 p.m.
By "the end of ignorance," I mean a world where everyone everywhere will be able to go through life making wise decisions based on near-perfect information.
But in a world where great wisdom is available to everyone, the end of ignorance will be within our grasp.
But at times in history, left-handedness was thought to be a malady in need of curing (and in some parts of the world still is).
It was recognized as the flu, although records describe conditions which were highly likely to have been polio.
Hundreds of thousands of cases were still, of course, in the rest of the world even three decades after Salk's breakthrough.
At present, there are about one hundred new cases reported per month around the world, infecting about the same number of people as die from lightning strikes.
In 1958, with smallpox still killing two million people a year, the World Health Organization pledged to eradicate it.
Every day, the world has fewer unreachable corners and a more interconnected population.
If the smallpox and polio successes were achieved in a low-tech world, think how much more we can accomplish with vastly improved tools, infrastructure, and communication.
Certainly some of the medical practices of the ancient world, such as bloodletting and the use of leeches, seem to us at least misguided and at worst, barbaric.
As access becomes cheaper and better, and the whole world has mobile phones, more information can be delivered to people in remote parts of the world.
Teams of scientists in different parts of the world can collaborate virtually.
Additionally, online stores powered by Yahoo and Google and Amazon exist where small vendors can set up storefronts and sell to the world, as a hobby or a livelihood.
For the foreseeable future, technological advance will drive the world of wealth creation—and it is capable of producing more wealth than everything that has come before it.
Economically, we understand the world around us in terms of scarcity.
The notion of scarcity is so ingrained in us and so permeates the world today, it is difficult to imagine a world without it.
All around the world, scientists are racing to create hot fusion reactors.
And in that future, I believe the world can have—in fact, will have—plentiful, free, clean energy that will result in dramatically lower costs for everything, everywhere.
We have a hard time seeing this world without scarcity because we are firmly planted in the worldview of scarcity.
Most raw materials in the world are essentially unlimited.
We compute the maximum amount of food the world can produce by beginning with total acres of land considered arable, but that is based on assumptions about the future of technology and agriculture.
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.
As we envision a world where machines do more and more work that people used to do, our minds naturally turn to those who would be displaced by technological advance.
But if you can tolerate it, what follows will explain why free trade sometimes hurts the (net) world economy.
If you take something worth a dollar, spend an hour working on it, and your employer sells it for three dollars, no way in the world can you ever make more than two dollars an hour.
Say the world has ten thousand burger flippers.
The history of the world is a history of rising prosperity.
In parts of the world where these three ingredients exist, we have seen prosperity rise.
We are about to enter a world where robots do more and more of our work for us.
That brings us back to the thousandfold increase in wealth, which the world will soon experience.
How would it affect the world for everyone's buying power to increase a hundredfold?
The overall economic output of the planet, GWP (gross world product), will rise dramatically in the years to come, but its distribution will be quite skewed.
I wish the whole world were like that!
The United Kingdom famously did this after World War II by raising marginal tax rates on earned income to more than 99 percent and, for some other kinds of income, to more than 100 percent.
Roughly speaking, if you look at the poorest forty nations in the world, who have an average income per person of about $1,500 a year, their effective tax rates are about 20 percent.
But the big question is whether these same economics would apply in a world one hundred times richer than we are right now.
In a world where only one tool is invented, a hoe, there will be no billionaires.
In a world of economic superabundance, people will no longer tolerate poverty.
In that world, everyone will be guaranteed a minimum income.
It will be regarded as a dividend of the work of the one hundred prior generations that got the world to this point.
In a world without abundance, socialism removes the one reliable creator of abundance—the individual profit motive—and that results in a lower standard of living for everyone.
But in a world without scarcity, socialism can't even exist.
In a world without scarcity, or that has scarcity at such a trivial level it is hardly noticeable, all the conventional theories and dogmas lose their meaning.
This world will gradually come to us.
As we start heading toward this world without want, there will be sizable disruptions in the normal fabric of life.
Pretend there is a spectrum of jobs from the best in the world down to the worst and everyone agrees on the order.
To the extent this world is a meritocracy, the most talented will be the movie star and the least talented will be hauling manure.
They will take advantage of the freedom from financial want that the modern age gives them and will focus on improving themselves and the world they live in.
In this world, humans have grown fat, stopped walking, and fill their days with non-stop entertainment and food.
I think most people around the world will seek personal excellence.
Nobody is particularly snooty in this world, right?
One day, a tornado comes, lifts up your trailer with everyone in it, flies it around the world to the poorest nation on earth, and drops it in the middle of the village.
I base that expectation in part on the fact that today, many of us already live in more comfort than the richest king in the world did two hundred years ago.
We control the temperature of our surroundings, eat food from around the world, and own possessions no king could have imagined.
And in that world, no one is left behind.
The free enterprise system—the greatest creator of wealth the world has known—will continue to produce the material gains we enjoy today and to reward most those who serve their fellow humans best.
Then came World War I, which utilized these institutions and greatly expanded the size of the federal government.
In the modern era, what we have seen around the world is a general increase in social services and the welfare state over time.
It is a shame that de Tocqueville's voluntary associations aren't more prominent around the world today—but in the future, they may be.
In fact, China produces more food than any other country in the world, triple the amount the United States produces.
More than half the hungry people in the world live in just these three nations—nations that are all net food exporters.
Well, in the developed world, the percent of people needed to farm fell from more than 90 percent to today's 4 percent.
This is less than one-half of 1 percent of world GNP.
The problem is not that the world doesn't have enough food.
So, why is there hunger in the world today?
As nice as it would be for the Japan strategy to work in the developing world, I don't think these countries can count on it.
Those are only some of the most significant factors contributing to hunger in the world today.
Because the most efficient farms in the world are those that operate at vast scale.
If I am ultimately proven wrong and the world rejects GM foods, we will still end hunger.
There they can see the world commodity prices for their produce in real time.
This is made possible by technology and the Internet, which is used to connect buyers and sellers worldwide and bring information (world commodity prices) to the far reaches of the globe.
The United Nations World Food Programme was so inspired by this success that pilot programs for an exchange were launched in twenty-one countries.
The world is quickly moving to participatory government.
According to the Center for Systemic Peace's tally, the world went from just twenty democracies in 1946 to ninety-two in 2009.
With the help of local agencies around the world that have experience in micro-loans, a would-be borrower—say, a fish seller in the Philippines—uploads a picture and an explanation of what she wants the loan for.
But in the meantime, hunger will stay with us even in the world of plenty.
I am not saying governments are supposed to feed the world or that food should be free.
I hope that someday the whole world has only this nation's level of problems.
Why would we conduct ourselves any differently in world affairs?
What good is our high economic standing in the world if we do not use it for good purposes?
As people grow wealthier (as the whole world will), they typically spend more money on food, though it is less as a percentage of overall income.
As the world grows richer, people will care more about how their food is made, how the animals are treated, whether the laborer who picked the food is paid a living wage.
But over time, as incomes around the world rise, people will migrate more and more to products associated with social practices that match their own ideals.
The cost of food will fall to nearly zero as the number of farmers in the world falls to zero and food becomes as cheap as clean water.
I know our world seems far from ending war.
It should be noted that the Byzantines were among the most civilized people in all the world at that time.
The ancient world was a cruel place.
The only thing that separates us from that world is this thing called civilization.
Yet in most parts of the world, emancipation came peacefully as the civilizing effects of culture transformed society.
In most parts of the world, women are no longer legally regarded as chattel.
While inequalities still exist around the world for women, the tide of history is flowing inexorably in favor of women's rights.
Until very recently, our world was ruled by kings.
As recently as 1900, most of the world was governed this way.
In many parts of the world, we have even outlawed the use of animals fighting as entertainment, such as cockfighting and dogfighting.
During World War II, when General Patton got sacked for slapping a soldier whom he regarded as cowardly, the Germans couldn't believe it: Their officers could have soldiers shot without trial!
In the past, when the power of the state was absolute in many parts of the world, it was harder to argue that every person on the planet had rights no monarch or state could violate.
Courts of law are now the norm in the world, with laws being democratically established and widely published.
Ask people in what way they hope the world will become better and you will certainly get replies about reducing poverty, disease, and hunger.
This world in arms is not spending money alone.
As Denzel Washington's character observed in the movie Crimson Tide, "In the nuclear world, the true enemy is war itself."
Albert Einstein reflected this when he famously said, "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
A full-scale, no-holds-barred, nuclear-missiles-raining-down kind of world war would profoundly change the course of human history for all time.
Those asking it didn't offer a means for the world to escape from war.
At the world level is no equivalent.
No such system of laws controls relations among nations, no significant world police force exists, and the world court system is very weak.
The way to end war is not to set up some big world government or eliminate nation-states, which will always retain the right to take unilateral military action to defend themselves.
Why do I say world government is not a good idea and nation-states are?
They can standardize in a thousand more ways to a world economy, while maintaining their values, traditions, and distinctions.
In these ways, they can be part of a larger world economy without sacrificing much autonomy.
Everything we understood about the world and politics changed.
After all, World War I was called The War to End War.
We live in a chillingly martial world.
We are used to non-rationed goods, unlimited food in grocery stores, and the overall widespread availability of inexpensive quality products.
Since war historically has interrupted the flow of consumer goods, and would do so even more in our present interconnected world, preserving our hard-earned possessions provides an additional disincentive to war.
In World War II, for instance, the Singer Corporation, of sewing-machine fame, made handguns for the war effort.
You are already on top of the world, remember?
Anything that creates a more intertwined world without compromising autonomy, self-rule, and self-determination is good for peace.
Now we have an interlocked banking system that moves money around the world at light speed.
In one sense, it's a peaceful world: The bully insists on the lunch money of the small kid, who has no recourse but to capitulate.
In World War II, the United States went to war with Germany, Italy, and Japan, a trio of undemocratic countries.
No matter why the theory works, is it good for the world that it does.
It took one week for a localized event to escalate to world war.
Unless one can somehow imagine NATO countries going to war with each other, such as Belgium invading the United Kingdom, it is hard to see how "world wars" could escalate outside of NATO member countries.
This has come about as we have left a polarized world behind us and the importance of military alliances has fallen.
After World War I, as the Ottoman Empire collapsed, several new countries emerged.
It has one of the highest per-capita incomes in the world, almost no crime, and no public or foreign debt.
I am not saying tthe world would be better if every country was the size of Liechtenstein.
Thanks to the burgeoning of technology and social media, public opinion is the most powerful political force in the world today.
The World Wide Web will play an enormous role in ending war, on several levels.
It is the ultimate manifestation of the marketplace of ideas; the more people who proffer their ideas to the world, the better the outcome will be for us all.
Friedman goes on to point out that almost anywhere in the world today, it would be impossible to get away with this fraud.
But a sizable number are attempting this, and the direction the world is heading is obvious.
Around the world, more than a billion mobile devices that both take and send photographs are currently in use, spread even to the poorest parts of the globe.
Everyone in the future will learn English because it will be the language of the Internet and thus the language of the world and commerce.
To be successful in the world, for a while both English and one's native tongue will be requirements.
And if everyone you know speaks English and it is the language of the world, commerce, the Internet, and success, what will be the primary language you teach your children?
Long before English became the lingua franca of the Internet age, the world has wanted a common language.
In the ancient world, it was Greek in the European arena.
Keeping that one comes at a large financial price: Learn proficiency at two languages or remain separate from the world economy.
During World War I in the United States, fourteen states outlawed speaking German.
We are more than three-quarters of the way through our forty-three steps toward world peace.
The world is becoming more educated at an amazing rate.
On the other end of the education spectrum, college degrees are up: A recent Harvard University study reports that 6.7 percent of the world has a college degree, up from 5.9 percent in 2000.
As education rises, a thousand other things rise with it: income, health, political engagement, and an overall concern for world affairs.
We see this process democratized and popularized in the world today.
The world is developing a shared popular culture with elements drawn from around the globe.
And, of course, American fast food is the food the world loves to say it hates.
Nations all around the world make their contributions.
British music is known and loved around the world, as is its comedy and royalty.
YouTube's contribution to world peace is not simply to add empathy to current events, although that would be enough.
In World War I, in the Battle of the Somme, were over a million casualties, and the action advanced the Allied line just seven miles, or about two deaths for every inch of ground.
In World War II, even more battles had a million casualties each.
This is the present reality in a world defined by the ease of communication.
The world is happiest when this process is one of persuasion, goodwill, reason, logic, and negotiation.
So let's address it head-on: In this world of the future, do we lose our humanity?
His plays run in every major city in the English-speaking world, and Hollywood makes movies of them—good movies!
Though the world foreseen in this book may seem far away to you, I believe it will be achieved—and once achieved, that it will grow in stability over time.
A world without hunger, disease, ignorance, poverty, and war is not a perfect world.
The world will still face many challenges, which we will discuss shortly.
Thousands of people research alternative energy because a breakthrough will change the world and make fortunes.
If the whole world had only ten thousand people, how many breakthroughs would you expect?
But imagine the difference if the world had ten billion healthy, well-educated people!
But a world without want and without disease, a world with opportunity for all, is a world where getting along—even when we don't see eye to eye—is going to be a good bit easier.
My goal is not to convince people that the world will be perfect in the future.
Rather, I aim to show that the world will be what we make it to be.
If we have the will and if we do the work, we can make the world greater than we have ever imagined.
But we will see it begin to take shape and will know that we were there the moment the world changed.
These were the keys which unlocked the treasures of the antediluvian world for me.
I could not quite convince myself that there was much world left, for I regarded Boston as the beginning and the end of creation.
The treasures of a new, beautiful world were laid at my feet, and I took in pleasure and information at every turn.
A snowy night closed upon the world, and in the morning one could scarcely recognize a feature of the landscape.
Every day in imagination I made a trip round the world, and I saw many wonders from the uttermost parts of the earth--marvels of invention, treasuries of industry and skill and all the activities of human life actually passed under my finger tips.
Before me I saw a new world opening in beauty and light, and I felt within me the capacity to know all things.
Circumscribed as my life was in so many ways, I had to look between the covers of books for news of the world that lay outside my own.
My physical limitations are forgotten--my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!
The first book that gave me any real sense of the value of history was Swinton's "World History," which I received on my thirteenth birthday.
In Wrentham we caught echoes of what was happening in the world--war, alliance, social conflict.
Is it not true, then, that my life with all its limitations touches at many points the life of the World Beautiful?
The best passages are those in which she talks about herself, and gives her world in terms of her experience of it.
A great deal of the trouble that is in the world is medicine which is very bad to take, but which it is good to take because it makes us better.
And Jesus, who is His Son, but is nearer to Him than all of us His other Children, came into the world on purpose to tell us all about our Father's Love.
It almost makes me think the world would get along as well without seeing and hearing as with them.
I did not imagine, when I studied about the forests of Maine, that a strong and beautiful ship would go sailing all over the world, carrying wood from those rich forests, to build pleasant homes and schools and churches in distant countries.
The sun knows that you like to see the world covered with beautiful white snow and so he kept back all his brightness, and let the little crystals form in the sky.
Then the sun will appear in all his radiance and fill the world with light.
I am sure his heart was always full of music, and in God's beautiful world he must have heard love's sweet replying.
This wonderful world with all its sunlight and beauty was hidden from me, and I had never dreamed of its loveliness.
On the other hand, it would be a pledge to the world that we intend to stand by our declaration of war, and give Cuba to the Cubans, as soon as we have fitted them to assume the duties and responsibilities of a self-governing people....
Love always finds its way to an imprisoned soul, and leads it out into the world of freedom and intelligence!
I feel as if I ought to give up the idea of going to college altogether: for not all the knowledge in the world could make me happy, if obtained at such a cost.
Then the world has advanced one step in its heavenward march.
She said I had already shown the world that I could do the college work, by passing all my examinations successfully, in spite of many obstacles.
How in the world do the papers find out everything, I wonder.
To THE GREAT ROUND WORLD Cambridge, Feb. 16, 1901.
To be able to read for one's self what is being willed, thought and done in the world--the world in whose joys and sorrows, failures and successes one feels the keenest interest--that would indeed be a happiness too deep for words.
Thanks to our friend and helper, our world lies upward; the length and breadth and sweep of the heavens are ours!
The admiration with which the world has regarded her is more than justified by what she has done.
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 Sullivan, who knows her pupil's mind, selects from the passing landscape essential elements, which give a certain clearness to Miss Keller's imagined view of an outer world that to our eyes is confused and overloaded with particulars.
Many of the detached incidents and facts of our daily life pass around and over her unobserved; but she has enough detailed acquaintance with the world to keep her view of it from being essentially defective.
If more people knew this, and the friends and relatives of deaf children learned the manual alphabet at once the deaf all over the world would be happier and better educated.
The world to her is what her own mind is.
Of the real world she knows more of the good and less of the evil than most people seem to know.
Then the educators all over the world said their say and for the most part did not help matters.
The child comes into the world with the ability to learn, and he learns of himself, provided he is supplied with sufficient outward stimulus.
She is much interested in some little chickens that are pecking their way into the world this morning.
We are bothered a good deal by people who assume the responsibility of the world when God is neglectful.
The "why?" is the DOOR THROUGH WHICH HE ENTERS THE WORLD OF REASON AND REFLECTION.
There isn't a living soul in this part of the world to whom I can go for advice in this, or indeed, in any other educational difficulty.
I had no difficulty in making it clear to her that if plants and animals didn't produce offspring after their kind, they would cease to exist, and everything in the world would soon die.
Another said, "Damn me! but I'd give everything I own in the world to have that little girl always near me."
It is often necessary to remind her that there are infinitely many things that the wisest people in the world cannot explain.
I said, "No; because, if there were no death, our world would soon be so crowded with living creatures that it would be impossible for any of them to live comfortably."
She had been living in a world she could not realize.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
The next year at Andover she said: It seems to me the world is full of goodness, beauty, and love; and how grateful we must be to our heavenly Father, who has given us so much to enjoy!
Every year Santa Claus takes a journey over the world in a sleigh drawn by a strong and rapid steed called "Rudolph."
The very fact that the nineteenth century has not produced many authors whom the world may count among the greatest of all time does not in my opinion justify the remark, "There may come a time when people cease to write."
I rarely have dreams that are not in keeping with what I really think and feel, but one night my very nature seemed to change, and I stood in the eye of the world a mighty man and a terrible.
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.
As for the religion and love of art of the builders, it is much the same all the world over, whether the building be an Egyptian temple or the United States Bank.
Pray, for what do we move ever but to get rid of our furniture, our exuviÃ¦: at last to go from this world to another newly furnished, and leave this to be burned?
The Mexicans also practised a similar purification at the end of every fifty-two years, in the belief that it was time for the world to come to an end.
If a man has faith, he will co-operate with equal faith everywhere; if he has not faith, he will continue to live like the rest of the world, whatever company he is joined to.
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.
Now, to speak the truth, I had but ten cents in the world, and it surpassed my arithmetic to tell, if I was that man who had ten cents, or who had a farm, or ten dollars, or all together.
"Pray tell me anything new that has happened to a man anywhere on this globe"--and he reads it over his coffee and rolls, that a man has had his eyes gouged out this morning on the Wachito River; never dreaming the while that he lives in the dark unfathomed mammoth cave of this world, and has but the rudiment of an eye himself.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
I know a woodchopper, of middle age, who takes a French paper, not for news as he says, for he is above that, but to "keep himself in practice," he being a Canadian by birth; and when I ask him what he considers the best thing he can do in this world, he says, beside this, to keep up and add to his English.
Shall the world be confined to one Paris or one Oxford forever?
New England can hire all the wise men in the world to come and teach her, and board them round the while, and not be provincial at all.
I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
Vice and disease, which cast such a sombre moral hue over the world, seemed to have hardly any existence for him.
I require of a visitor that he be not actually starving, though he may have the very best appetite in the world, however he got it.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round--for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost--do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
Even then it had commenced to rise and fall, and had clarified its waters and colored them of the hue they now wear, and obtained a patent of Heaven to be the only Walden Pond in the world and distiller of celestial dews.
In the music of the harp which trembles round the world it is the insisting on this which thrills us.
I wonder what the world is doing now.
How do you like the world to-day?
Methinks I was nearly in this frame of mind; the world lay about at this angle.
It is now many years that men have resorted to the forest for fuel and the materials of the arts: the New Englander and the New Hollander, the Parisian and the Celt, the farmer and Robin Hood, Goody Blake and Harry Gill; in most parts of the world the prince and the peasant, the scholar and the savage, equally require still a few sticks from the forest to warm them and cook their food.
He was a man of manners, like one who had seen the world, and was capable of more civil speech than you could well attend to.
One of the last of the philosophers--Connecticut gave him to the world--he peddled first her wares, afterwards, as he declares, his brains.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
It may be that he lays up no treasures in this world which will cool his summer drink in the next.
In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat-Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions.
It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.
This was manly, as the world goes; and yet it was idle, if not desperate.
How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity!
"They pretend," as I hear, "that the verses of Kabir have four different senses; illusion, spirit, intellect, and the exoteric doctrine of the Vedas"; but in this part of the world it is considered a ground for complaint if a man's writings admit of more than one interpretation.
He had made a new system in making a staff, a world with full and fair proportions; in which, though the old cities and dynasties had passed away, fairer and more glorious ones had taken their places.
If I were confined to a corner of a garret all my days, like a spider, the world would be just as large to me while I had my thoughts about me.
The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after-dinner conversations over the wine.
I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.
They are wont to forget that the world is not governed by policy and expediency.
It is as if the whole world had gone crazy.
At nighttime in the moon's fair glow How sweet, as fancies wander free, To feel that in this world there's one Who still is thinking but of thee!
In this world one has to be cunning and cruel.
Not only where you are--at the heart of affairs and of the world--is the talk all of war, even here amid fieldwork and the calm of nature--which townsfolk consider characteristic of the country--rumors of war are heard and painfully felt.
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted, and self-satisfied.
Since the world began everybody has beaten the Germans.
Murat, seeing that all is lost if the sergeant is allowed to speak, turns to Auersperg with feigned astonishment (he is a true Gascon) and says: 'I don't recognize the world-famous Austrian discipline, if you allow a subordinate to address you like that!'
He saw that his championship of the doctor's wife in her queer trap might expose him to what he dreaded more than anything in the world--to ridicule; but his instinct urged him on.
In that world, the handsome drunkard Number One of the second gun's crew was "uncle"; Tushin looked at him more often than at anyone else and took delight in his every movement.
He was merely a man of the world who had got on and to whom getting on had become a habit.
Only now and then detached ideas and impressions from the world of reality shot unexpectedly through his mind.
The sight of the discomposure of that old man of the world touched Pierre: he looked at Helene and she too seemed disconcerted, and her look seemed to say: "Well, it is your own fault."
Her favorite sonata bore her into a most intimately poetic world and the look she felt upon her made that world still more poetic.
Sitting on the sofa with the little cushions on its arms, in what used to be his old schoolroom, and looking into Natasha's wildly bright eyes, Rostov re-entered that world of home and childhood which had no meaning for anyone else, but gave him some of the best joys of his life; and the burning of an arm with a ruler as a proof of love did not seem to him senseless, he understood and was not surprised at it.
It was as if joy--a supreme joy apart from the joys and sorrows of this world--overflowed the great grief within her.
The most solemn mystery in the world continued its course.
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
And suddenly the whole world centered for him on anticipation of the next note, the next phrase, and everything in the world was divided into three beats: "Oh mio crudele affetto."...
And this something was apart from everything else in the world and above everything in the world.
I feel that I cannot vanish, since nothing vanishes in this world, but that I shall always exist and always have existed.
I feel that beyond me and above me there are spirits, and that in this world there is truth.
The whole world was divided into two unequal parts: one, our Pavlograd regiment; the other, all the rest.
His hospital companions, who had gathered round Rostov--a fresh arrival from the world outside--gradually began to disperse as soon as Denisov began reading his answer.
Now this world disconcerted him no longer and was no longer alien to him, but he himself having entered it found in it a new enjoyment.
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
Just as "Uncle's" pickled mushrooms, honey, and cherry brandy had seemed to her the best in the world, so also that song, at that moment, seemed to her the acme of musical delight.
"Helene, who has never cared for anything but her own body and is one of the stupidest women in the world," thought Pierre, "is regarded by people as the acme of intelligence and refinement, and they pay homage to her.
Meeting at large gatherings Julie and Boris looked on one another as the only souls who understood one another in a world of indifferent people.
Natasha went back to her father in the other box, now quite submissive to the world she found herself in.
She only felt herself again completely borne away into this strange senseless world--so remote from her old world--a world in which it was impossible to know what was good or bad, reasonable or senseless.
For fifty-eight years have I lived in this world and never known anything so disgraceful!
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love!
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
For him it was no new conviction that his presence in any part of the world, from Africa to the steppes of Muscovy alike, was enough to dumfound people and impel them to insane self-oblivion.
Nothing outside himself had any significance for him, because everything in the world, it seemed to him, depended entirely on his will.
Though he concealed the fact under a show of irritation and contempt, he was evidently in despair that the sole remaining chance of verifying his theory by a huge experiment and proving its soundness to the whole world was slipping away from him.
"For the world of angels and all the spirits who dwell above us," prayed Natasha.
This foe confounding Thy land, desiring to lay waste the whole world, rises against us; these lawless men are gathered together to overthrow Thy kingdom, to destroy Thy dear Jerusalem, Thy beloved Russia; to defile Thy temples, to overthrow Thine altars, and to desecrate our holy shrines.
But he was kind and gentle only to those of his regiment, to Timokhin and the like--people quite new to him, belonging to a different world and who could not know and understand his past.
He could not disavow his actions, belauded as they were by half the world, and so he had to repudiate truth, goodness, and all humanity.
"Paris--the capital of the world," Pierre finished his remark for him.
Afterwards when he had received a name and wealth he dared not think of her because he loved her too well, placing her far above everything in the world, and especially therefore above himself.
And his attention was suddenly carried into another world, a world of reality and delirium in which something particular was happening.
In that world some structure was still being erected and did not fall, something was still stretching out, and the candle with its red halo was still burning, and the same shirtlike sphinx lay near the door; but besides all this something creaked, there was a whiff of fresh air, and a new white sphinx appeared, standing at the door.
Prince Andrew wished to return to that former world of pure thought, but he could not, and delirium drew him back into its domain.
Oh, she is certainly the most charming woman in the world, she went on, with a smile at her own enthusiasm.
In the Petersburg world this sad side of the affair again involuntarily centered round a single incident: Kutaysov's death.
In men Rostov could not bear to see the expression of a higher spiritual life (that was why he did not like Prince Andrew) and he referred to it contemptuously as philosophy and dreaminess, but in Princess Mary that very sorrow which revealed the depth of a whole spiritual world foreign to him was an irresistible attraction.
In his words, his tone, and especially in that calm, almost antagonistic look could be felt an estrangement from everything belonging to this world, terrible in one who is alive.
Perhaps it was just the Cossack, Likhachev, who was sitting under the wagon, but it might be the kindest, bravest, most wonderful, most splendid man in the world, whom no one knew of.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
And the whole world for fifty years has been repeating: Sublime!
Again everything was shrouded in hard, dry perplexity, and again with a strained frown she peered toward the world where he was.
The whole meaning of life--not for him alone but for the whole world--seemed to him centered in his love and the possibility of being loved by her.
And some years pass during which he plays a pitiful comedy to himself in solitude on his island, justifying his actions by intrigues and lies when the justification is no longer needed, and displaying to the whole world what it was that people had mistaken for strength as long as an unseen hand directed his actions.
Countess Mary was jealous of this passion of her husband's and regretted that she could not share it; but she could not understand the joys and vexations he derived from that world, to her so remote and alien.
She felt he had a world apart, which he loved passionately and which had laws she had not fathomed.
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.
After the deaths of her son and husband in such rapid succession, she felt herself a being accidentally forgotten in this world and left without aim or object for her existence.
He was proud of her intelligence and goodness, recognized his own insignificance beside her in the spiritual world, and rejoiced all the more that she with such a soul not only belonged to him but was part of himself.
(1) The relation to the external world of the man who commits the deeds.
Thus our conception of free will and inevitability gradually diminishes or increases according to the greater or lesser connection with the external world, the greater or lesser remoteness of time, and the greater or lesser dependence on the causes in relation to which we contemplate a man's life.
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.
All that we know of the external world of nature is only a certain relation of the forces of nature to inevitability, or of the essence of life to the laws of reason.
What vocational opportunities are available for an almost-priest who's been out of this world for a few years?
"You're missing world class pancakes," Quinn grumbled.
If you think it's capable of something world shattering, you're mistaken.
1932 was between world wars, in the middle of the depression.
He was world-class wealthy.
This is the definition of my Shangri-La; the town should have a good hospital where my child will enter this world and, if Martha want's to, she can work enough hours to utilize her skills.
We're on top of the world, aren't we?
It was as if I hadn't had time to come to grips with that tragedy with the world wind swirling around me.
As incredible as this psychic ability is, the whole world knows something or someone can do this.
What in the world is this?
Thousands of years ago the greatest country, in the world was Egypt.
He learned many languages and became known all over the world as "The Learned Blacksmith."
People from all parts of the world sent to it, to tell it their troubles and get its advice.
We have, in fact, envisioned a better world and have made it happen.
Once again, war raged in Europe and around the world and left sixty million people dead.
World War II ushered in the age of nuclear weapons.
Its end led directly to the Cold War, which consumed inconceivable amounts of money and almost pushed the world to the brink of nuclear devastation.
To him that is what seeing the world is about.
He once said he does all this because he wants to introduce everyone in the world to everyone else.
This system will look at all the restaurants across the country (even around the world) where you have dined frequently.
In the world of the future, the collective experience of everyone on the planet is recorded.
Many of the treatments of the ancient world had high degrees of efficacy, all obtained without access to any modern knowledge or equipment.
You can then divide the world into redheads and non-redheads and compare their accident records.
Once the promise of this world comes to be, new ways will be created to measure even more data.
In such a world, everyone who wants to be a medical scientist can be.
The world will still need ever-smarter specialists doing ever-more complex work.
In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick announced to the scientific world that they had solved the puzzle.
And yet, in that world, scientific breakthroughs happened.
Today, an astonishing 77 percent of the people in the world have mobile devices and thus access to all kinds of better care via telemedicine.
So even if no new goods were created tomorrow, we could still vastly increase the wealth of the world by allocating existing goods differently.
In the still, dark world in which I lived there was no strong sentiment or tenderness.
Was there ever anything so exquisitely beautiful in the world before!
The Great Round World, New York City.
I trust that the effort of The Great Round World to bring light to those who sit in darkness will receive the encouragement and support it so richly deserves.
But why should not the friends of the blind assist The Great Round World, if necessary?
He dwelt, as it were, in a tent in this world, and was either threading the valleys, or crossing the plains, or climbing the mountain-tops.
How much sorrow it causes in the world, said the countess.
"It seems that even in the next world only the gentry are to have a chance!" remarked one.
Holdings hands like an old world family; we were committing our lives together like marriage vows.
Say you're a world class swimmer and spot a drowning man.
If he isn't blowing smoke, it's a world-class opportunity.
I was growing to love this town, with its simple history, proud of its old homes and field stone fences, telling the world it was a place worth staying.
My beloved Betsy, my world, was in his hands.
The world can wait for you to sleep for a few hours.
That meant that their world--the real world--was not very far away, and that the succession of perilous adventures they had encountered had at last brought them near the earth's surface, which meant home to them.
"Why, in the world, Uncle," answered Zeb, with a laugh.
In the First World War, we learned to treat wounds by washing them with a germicide.
This method will allow us to treat the entire world as a controlled experiment in retrospect.
Here he could contain himself no longer and went on, between gasps of laughter: "And the whole world knew...."
He was convinced that he alone could maintain command of the army in these difficult circumstances, and that in all the world he alone could encounter the invincible Napoleon without fear, and he was horrified at the thought of the order he had to issue.
I think this is the loveliest country in the world; but not being fairies Jim and I feel we ought to be where we belong--and that's at the ranch.
In the ancient world, man wanted guidance from the gods on what he should do.
I do not remember what they all were; but I do know that mother, father, sister, teacher were among them--words that were to make the world blossom for me, "like Aaron's rod, with flowers."
We should live in all the ages of the world in an hour; ay, in all the worlds of the ages.
Can you imagine a world without poverty?
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.
Since the world began and men have killed one another no one has ever committed such a crime against his fellow man without comforting himself with this same idea.
All the people of the world were once Egyptians.
What in the world is going on?
It was clear she'd overheard a lot of information and as I was fearful she might confide in someone else, I admitted to her that Howie was the person the world was seeking, the so-called psychic tipster.
I sometimes despair of getting anything quite simple and honest done in this world by the help of men.
He was her world, but she'd been nothing more than an afterthought, strung along with promises for years.