Sir," replied the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions, "a ship is expected, bearing His Majesty the King of the Fly-Speck Islands, and I wish to be the first to grasp the crowned hand.
My dear sir," said the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions, without removing his eyes from the horizon, "you wander away into the strangest irrelevancies
In this country we are very vain of our political institutions, which are singular in this, that they sprung, within the memory of living men, from the character and condition of the people, which they still express with sufficient fidelity,-- and we ostentatiously prefer them to any other in history.
Citizens of feudal states are alarmed at our democratic institutions lapsing into anarchy, and the older and more cautious among ourselves are learning from Europeans to look with some terror at our turbulent freedom.
After he had learnt what the institutions
of Germany could teach him, he gave the French a turn next, and the Italians a turn after that.
It is a great and pleasant feature of all such institutions
in America, that they are either supported by the State or assisted by the State; or (in the event of their not needing its helping hand) that they act in concert with it, and are emphatically the people's.
It was the result of circumstances and discussions which had occurred during their passage from Europe, and is a full demonstration that the nature of civil government, abstracted from the political institutions
of their native country, had been an object of their serious meditation.
I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution--which amendment, however, I have not seen--has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions
of the States, including that of persons held to service.
But it was not always so easy to perceive wherein you had contravened the spirit of this institution
And Stepan Arkadyevitch was not merely an honest man--unemphatically--in the common acceptation of the words, he was an honest man--emphatically--in that special sense which the word has in Moscow, when they talk of an "honest" politician, an "honest" writer, an "honest" newspaper, an "honest" institution
, an "honest" tendency, meaning not simply that the man or the institution
is not dishonest, but that they are capable on occasion of taking a line of their own in opposition to the authorities.
The office has been placed at my disposal, as vice-president of the new Institution
The Book of Army Management says: On the field of battle, the spoken word does not carry far enough: hence the institution
of gongs and drums.