The public debt of the Union would be a further cause
of collision between the separate States or confederacies.
So far, therefore, as either designed or accidental violations of treaties and the laws of nations afford JUST causes of war, they are less to be apprehended under one general government than under several lesser ones, and in that respect the former most favors the SAFETY of the people.
As to those just causes of war which proceed from direct and unlawful violence, it appears equally clear to me that one good national government affords vastly more security against dangers of that sort than can be derived from any other quarter.
And what are the different classes of legislators but advocates and parties to the causes
which they determine?
From this a general rule is drawn which never or rarely fails: that he who is the cause
of another becoming powerful is ruined; because that predominancy has been brought about either by astuteness or else by force, and both are distrusted by him who has been raised to power.
To us, their descendants, who are not historians and are not carried away by the process of research and can therefore regard the event with unclouded common sense, an incalculable number of causes
Can we consider the sting of the wasp or of the bee as perfect, which, when used against many attacking animals, cannot be withdrawn, owing to the backward serratures, and so inevitably causes
the death of the insect by tearing out its viscera?
For the reasons mentioned in the preceding chapter, and from some other matrimonial concessions, well known to most husbands, and which, like the secrets of freemasonry, should be divulged to none who are not members of that honourable fraternity, Mrs Partridge was pretty well satisfied that she had condemned her husband without cause
, and endeavoured by acts of kindness to make him amends for her false suspicion.
A "behaviour-cycle" is a series of voluntary or reflex movements of an animal, tending to cause
a certain result, and continuing until that result is caused, unless they are interrupted by death, accident, or some new behaviour-cycle.
My brother is one of the best of Squares, just, sensible, cheerful, and not without fraternal affection; yet I confess that my weekly interviews, at least in one respect, cause
me the bitterest pain.
These are all yawning, for no crumb of amusement ever falls from Jarndyce and Jarndyce (the cause
in hand), which was squeezed dry years upon years ago.
And the heroism of the Servians and Montenegrins struggling for a great cause
begot in the whole people a longing to help their brothers not in word but in deed.