So that the greatest advantage I derived from the study
consisted in this, that, observing many things which, however extravagant and ridiculous to our apprehension, are yet by common consent received and approved by other great nations, I learned to entertain too decided a belief in regard to nothing of the truth of which I had been persuaded merely by example and custom; and thus I gradually extricated myself from many errors powerful enough to darken our natural intelligence, and incapacitate us in great measure from listening to reason.
But to exercise the intellect the prince should read histories, and study
there the actions of illustrious men, to see how they have borne themselves in war, to examine the causes of their victories and defeat, so as to avoid the latter and imitate the former; and above all do as an illustrious man did, who took as an exemplar one who had been praised and famous before him, and whose achievements and deeds he always kept in his mind, as it is said Alexander the Great imitated Achilles, Caesar Alexander, Scipio Cyrus.
Rose's friends used to come in to tea in the study
sometimes or sit about when there was nothing better to do--Rose liked a crowd and the chance of a rag--and they found that Philip was quite a decent fellow.
Seems to me the pills are a good thing," said Omby Amby, who remembered how it used to make his head ache as a boy to study
Having thus provided for my support in prison, I was enabled to introduce myself to my fellow-debtors, and to study
character for the new series of prints, on the very first day of my incarceration, with my mind quite at ease.
An excellent study
, for she enjoys it, and I mean to teach her how to manage her nerves so that they won't be a curse to her, as many a woman's become through ignorance or want of thought.
And I'll study
as hard as I can and do my very best to be a credit to you.
Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, I can entertain no doubt, after the most deliberate study
and dispassionate judgment of which I am capable, that the view which most naturalists entertain, and which I formerly entertained--namely, that each species has been independently created--is erroneous.
The best poems for study
are: The Prolog to the Canterbury Tales.
Incessant labor with my hands, at first, for I had my house to finish and my beans to hoe at the same time, made more study
And I dare say that if a person were to throw his head back and study
the fretted ceiling, you would still think that his mind was the percipient, and not his eyes.
The first of these two rooms was the study
in which the celebrated Mr.