The only difference consists in the opposite character of the equality advocated by these two men; one is the equality that elevates
, the other is the equality that degrades; one brings a king within reach of the guillotine, the other elevates
the people to a level with the throne.
It was probable that, in the lapse of ages, improved systems of moral and intellectual training would appreciably, perhaps considerably, elevate
the involuntary and even the unconscious instincts of human nature; but up to the present day culture, as far as he could see, might be said to have affected only the mental epiderm of those lives which had been brought under its influence.
In order that the render may get the mental half-Nelson on the plot of this narrative which is so essential if a short story is to charm, elevate
, and instruct, it is necessary now, for the nonce (but only for the nonce), to inspect Archibald's past life.
In a large degree it has been the pennies, the nickels, and the dimes which have come from the Sunday-schools, the Christian Endeavour societies, and the missionary societies, as well as from the church proper, that have helped to elevate
the Negro at so rapid a rate.
She did not include Hewet in this criticism; she was thinking of the clever, honest, interesting young men she knew, of whom Hirst was a good example, and wondering whether it was necessary that thought and scholarship should thus maltreat their bodies, and should thus elevate
their minds to a very high tower from which the human race appeared to them like rats and mice squirming on the flat.
Some men must marry to elevate
themselves a little, but when I am in need of that, I hope some one will tell me so--I hope some individual will apprise me of the fact.
I alone of boys had been able to elevate
and lower my eyebrows separately; when the one was climbing my forehead the other descended it, like the two buckets in the well.
He brought our Saviour to the western side Of that high mountain, whence he might behold Another plain, long, but in breadth not wide, Washed by the southern sea, and on the north To equal length backed with a ridge of hills That screened the fruits of the earth and seats of men From cold Septentrion blasts; thence in the midst Divided by a river, off whose banks On each side an Imperial City stood, With towers and temples proudly elevate
On seven small hills, with palaces adorned, Porches and theatres, baths, aqueducts, Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs, Gardens and groves, presented to his eyes Above the highth of mountains interposed-- By what strange parallax, or optic skill Of vision, multiplied through air, or glass Of telescope, were curious to enquire.
It is easy to specify the individual objects of admiration in these grand scenes; but it is not possible to give an adequate idea of the higher feelings of wonder, astonishment, and devotion, which fill and elevate
More conspicuously than ever before the majority of the great writers, not least the poets and novelists, were impelled not merely by the emotional or dramatic creative impulse but by the sense of a message for their age which should broaden the vision and elevate
the ideals of the masses of their fellows.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate
his life by a conscious endeavor.
Will he not be full of boundless aspirations, and fancy himself able to manage the affairs of Hellenes and of barbarians, and having got such notions into his head will he not dilate and elevate
himself in the fulness of vain pomp and senseless pride?