Its motto must be "Ich dien"--I serve; and it will be the work of the future
statesmen of the telephone to illustrate this motto in all its practical variations.
The union of two beings may be so engrossing, in their eyes, have lasted so long, and embraced so many ties, as to seem indissoluble; it is all seeming; the hour will infallibly come when the past becomes as nothing, except as it has opened the way to the future
They had tested each other in what seemed only a short time; and, instinctively, they recognized that their souls were of a kind whose inexhaustible riches promised for the future
Consider that his was a mind which shrank from pity: have you ever watched in such a mind the effect of a suspicion that what is pressing it as a grief may be really a source of contentment, either actual or future
, to the being who already offends by pitying?
She smiled to herself at vagrant impulses which arose from nowhere and suggested that she rumple his hair; while he desired greatly, when they tired of reading, to rest his head in her lap and dream with closed eyes about the future
that was to be theirs.
In thinking of her future
, Mary naturally thought of herself in the character of a wife.
Did she realize in a flash of prescience that there was no earthly future
for our sweet Cecily?
The second reading confirmed her in a resolution which she had privately taken, while she had been sitting by Anne on the sofa--a resolution destined to lead to far more serious results in the future
than any previsions of hers could anticipate.
She was now looking by anticipation at her own future
What mysterious results was the future
reserving for the investigation of science?
I took it for granted that I should be a great man, because there was the power of becoming one within me; so I discounted all my future
glory, without giving a thought to the patience required for the conception of a great work, nor of the execution, in the course of which all the difficulties of the task appear.
sir, I have not been punished more than I have deserved; and it shall be the whole business of my future
life to deserve that happiness you now bestow on me; for, believe me, my dear uncle, my punishment hath not been thrown away upon me: though I have been a great, I am not a hardened sinner; I thank Heaven, I have had time to reflect on my past life, where, though I cannot charge myself with any gross villany, yet I can discern follies and vices more than enough to repent and to be ashamed of; follies which have been attended with dreadful consequences to myself, and have brought me to the brink of destruction.