And yet, if there are no universal
ideas, what becomes of philosophy?
This condition is never observed by the universal historians, and so to explain the resultant forces they are obliged to admit, in addition to the insufficient components, another unexplained force affecting the resultant action.
But the universal historian Gervinus, refuting this opinion of the specialist historian, tries to prove that the campaign of 1813 and the restoration of the Bourbons were due to other things beside Alexander's will- such as the activity of Stein, Metternich, Madame de Stael, Talleyrand, Fichte Chateaubriand, and others.
This image is vague so long as the multiplicity of its prototypes is not recognized, but becomes universal
when it exists alongside of the more specific images of its instances, and is knowingly contrasted with them.
I have collected so large a body of facts, showing that close interbreeding lessens fertility, and, on the other hand, that an occasional cross with a distinct individual or variety increases fertility, that I cannot doubt the correctness of this almost universal belief amongst breeders.
He is as emphatic in his conclusion that some hybrids are perfectly fertile--as fertile as the pure parent-species--as are Kolreuter and Gartner that some degree of sterility between distinct species is a universal law of nature.
That in the two kingdoms above mentioned, where, during his residence, he had conversed very much, he observed long life to be the universal
desire and wish of mankind.
I've seen death as often as most folk, but universal death--it's awful!"
But as to the horror with which universal death appears to inspire you, I would put it to you that it is somewhat exaggerated.
It is the universal
nature which gives worth to particular men and things.
There was accordingly a universal
restlessness and commotion throughout the plain; and the amorous herds gave utterance to their feelings in low bellowings that resounded like distant thunder.
In our condition of universal
dependence it seems heroic to let the petitioner be the judge of his necessity, and to give all that is asked, though at great inconvenience.