That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends
on the government, the arms, and the resources of the country.
Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends
more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet.
And this being so, can one help being tempted to rejoice that it has not yet come off, and that desire still depends
on something we don't know?
The true proposition, however, is in no way the cause of the being of the man, but the fact of the man's being does seem somehow to be the cause of the truth of the proposition, for the truth or falsity of the proposition depends
on the fact of the man's being or not being.
These seem very slight things, and I dare say you will be amused at my making them of so much importance; at the same time, my dear, I can assure you (and you'll find this out, Nicholas, for yourself one of these days, if you ever fall in love with anybody; as I trust and hope you will, provided she is respectable and well conducted, and of course you'd never dream of falling in love with anybody who was not), I say, I can assure you that a great deal more depends
upon these little things than you would suppose possible.
So that in all cases, the average number of any animal or plant depends
only indirectly on the number of its eggs or seeds.
As the force of impressions generally depends
on preconceived ideas, I may add, that mine were taken from the vivid descriptions in the Personal Narrative of Humboldt, which far exceed in merit anything else which I have read.
Of course, for myself I had no objection to it, as I was not in the habit either of starting or stumbling, and had only been used to depend
on my driver for guidance and encouragement.
To say that deficiencies may be provided for by requisitions upon the States, is on the one hand to acknowledge that this system cannot be depended
upon, and on the other hand to depend
upon it for every thing beyond a certain limit.
In the first instance, the success of the usurpation will depend
on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in the last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people who can, by the election of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.
During this conversation, Dantes, after having exchanged a cheerful shake of the hand with all his sympathizing friends, had surrendered himself to the officer sent to arrest him, merely saying, "Make yourselves quite easy, my good fellows, there is some little mistake to clear up, that's all, depend
upon it; and very likely I may not have to go so far as the prison to effect that.
This again either does not happen, or, if it does, it will not be for your security, because that deliverance is of no avail which does not depend
upon yourself; those only are reliable, certain, and durable that depend
on yourself and your valour.