These, then, are the methods in which public business is conducted
in a democracy.
I will not hesitate, however, to avow my belief that it has been my singular good fortune to have very early in life fallen in with certain tracks which have conducted
me to considerations and maxims, of which I have formed a method that gives me the means, as I think, of gradually augmenting my knowledge, and of raising it by little and little to the highest point which the mediocrity of my talents and the brief duration of my life will permit me to reach.
Tell me how you came to embark upon such a course of conduct
. Comfort, oh, comfort me if you can.
Tom had his terrible clutch on her conscience and her deepest dread; she writhed under the demonstrable truth of the character he had given to her conduct
, and yet her whole soul rebelled against it as unfair from its incompleteness.
Although the absolute necessity of system, in the conduct
of any business, is universally known and acknowledged, yet the high importance of it in national affairs has not yet become sufficiently impressed on the public mind.
He entered upon each system with a little thrill of excitement, expecting to find in each some guide by which he could rule his conduct
; he felt himself like a traveller in unknown countries and as he pushed forward the enterprise fascinated him; he read emotionally, as other men read pure literature, and his heart leaped as he discovered in noble words what himself had obscurely felt.
If he had married a fool, his conduct
would be intelligible enough.
Huntingdon,' he added aloud, 'that I could be guilty of inciting him to persevere in his present pursuits: on the contrary, I have remonstrated with him again and again; I have frequently expressed my surprise at his conduct
, and reminded him of his duties and his privileges - but to no purpose; he only - '
And yet, notwithstanding their iniquitous conduct
in this and in other matters, the French have ever plumed themselves upon being the most humane and polished of nations.
Unlike the first building into which she had been conducted
, the entrance to which had been doorless, massive doors closed the entrance which she now approached.
They were just enough not to blame Norah for this; they were just enough to acknowledge that her conduct
had been as irreproachable as I had guaranteed it should be when I got her the situation.
Knightley; and exclaimed quite as much as was necessary, (or, being acting a part, perhaps rather more,) at the conduct
of the Churchills, in keeping him away.