If the observer had then specially directed his attention to one of the more humble and less brilliant of these stellar bodies, a star of the fourth class, that which is arrogantly called the Sun, all the phenomena to which the formation of the Universe
is to be ascribed would have been successively fulfilled before his eyes.
Delight of the Universe
,' thou art in a sad predicament
That was why to Jurgis it seemed almost profanity to speak about the place as did Jokubas, skeptically; it was a thing as tremendous as the universe
--the laws and ways of its working no more than the universe
to be questioned or understood.
It was a bit of phenomena that he could not correlate with all the rest of the phenomena in the universe
He has founded upon him a theory of the universe
The metaphysician explains the universe
by himself, the scientist explains himself by the universe
For the world is not painted or adorned, but is from the beginning beautiful; and God has not made some beautiful things, but Beauty is the creator of the universe
The value of the universe
contrives to throw itself into every point.
Notre-Dame had been to him successively, as he grew up and developed, the egg, the nest, the house, the country, the universe
In a word, the clock struck five just as Mr Jones took his leave of Gloucester; an hour at which (as it was now mid-winter) the dirty fingers of Night would have drawn her sable curtain over the universe
, had not the moon forbid her, who now, with a face as broad and as red as those of some jolly mortals, who, like her, turn night into day, began to rise from her bed, where she had slumbered away the day, in order to sit up all night.
But it is a terrible ordeal for a man to stand upright on his two legs unswaying, and decide that in all the universe
he finds for himself but one freedom--namely, the anticipating of the day of his death.
Genius, he held, is necessarily intolerant of fetters: on the one hand it must have the utmost play for its spontaneity; on the other, it may confidently await those messages from the universe
which summon it to its peculiar work, only placing itself in an attitude of receptivity towards all sublime chances.