But in the case of affirmation and negation
, whether the subject exists or not, one is always false and the other true.
It was perhaps this negation
in the Doctor which made his neighbors call him hard-headed and dry-witted; conditions of texture which were also held favorable to the storing of judgments connected with drugs.
Taken for what it is worth, the expression of this mood--the culture of ennui for its own sake--is certainly carried to its ideal of negation
In all ordinary matters of sentiment I am simply a negation
She shook her head in curt negation
while, caked in mud and inexpressibly serious-faced, Fyne seemed to be backing her up with all the weight of his solemn presence.
But if there be anything which is of such a nature as to be and not to be, that will have a place intermediate between pure being and the absolute negation
Being is the vast affirmative, excluding negation
, self-balanced, and swallowing up all relations, parts and times within itself.
Why is there so much negation
and abnegation in your hearts?
In former days," said Golenishtchev, not observing, or not willing to observe, that both Anna and Vronsky wanted to speak, "in former days the free-thinker was a man who had been brought up in ideas of religion, law, and morality, and only through conflict and struggle came to free-thought; but now there has sprung up a new type of born free-thinkers who grow up without even having heard of principles of morality or of religion, of the existence of authorities, who grow up directly in ideas of negation
in everything, that is to say, savages.
To the sentiment of being alone of one's kind, to the clear perception of the loneliness of one's thoughts, of one's sensations--to the negation
of the habitual, which is safe, there is added the affirmation of the unusual, which is dangerous; a suggestion of things vague, uncontrollable, and repulsive, whose discomposing intrusion excites the imagination and tries the civilized nerves of the foolish and the wise alike.
He's without as much faith as is necessary for complete negation
, and without that much law as is implied in lawlessness.
Razumov's presence in Geneva, a little more credible--for this is a Russian story for Western ears, which, as I have observed already, are not attuned to certain tones of cynicism and cruelty, of moral negation
, and even of moral distress already silenced at our end of Europe.