Is it possible you can answer up, right off, and tell what anybody on the other side of the earth is doing
, and yet can't tell what a person is doing
who isn't three yards from you?
Sir," answered the Sultan, "I am sure you have a good reason for not doing
so, and having heard your cry of distress, I am come to offer you my help.
For the evil of doing
as he is doing
--the evil of unjustly taking away the life of another--is greater far.
Whilst he was doing
this,I caught sight of a knot of young lasses, who were sitting near us on the grass surrounded by heaps of flowers which they were forming into garlands.
With all my heart," said the Sheriff, "only, as I said before, make thou haste in thy doings
There is no doubt of your doing
exceedingly well--quite as well, or better, perhaps, all things considered.
I didn't set eyes on her for as much as a minute altogether; and there I have been hanging about the place till after nightfall on the chance of seeing her again -- skulking, I should have called it, if I had found one of my men doing
what I have been doing
This is very difficult, what I'm doing
now--and the pesky door is so thick
this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it so far as practicable, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means, or in some authoritative manner direct the contrary.
An ambitious man, too, when he found himself seated on the summit of his country's honors, when he looked forward to the time at which he must descend from the exalted eminence for ever, and reflected that no exertion of merit on his part could save him from the unwelcome reverse; such a man, in such a situation, would be much more violently tempted to embrace a favorable conjuncture for attempting the prolongation of his power, at every personal hazard, than if he had the probability of answering the same end by doing
With us, our Priests are Administrators of all Business, Art, and Science; Directors of Trade, Commerce, Generalship, Architecture, Engineering, Education, Statesmanship, Legislature, Morality, Theology; doing
nothing themselves, they are the Causes of everything worth doing
, that is done by others.
How could you think of doing
such a thing as taking a journey?