The barbarian chieftain, who defended his country against the Roman invasion, driven to the remotest extremity of Britain, and stimulating his followers to battle by all that has power of persuasion upon the human
heart, concluded his persuasion by an appeal to these irresistible feelings: "Think of your forefathers and of your posterity.
He had been with them so long that he had come to regard them as almost normal human
Clearly, at some time in the Long-Ago of human
decay the Morlocks' food had run short.
The physiological advantages of the practice of injection are undeniable, if one thinks of the tremendous waste of human
time and energy occasioned by eating and the digestive process.
All things considered, these are as proper subjects of human
pride as any relations of human
rank that men can fix upon.
It was a presentiment that human
thought, in changing its form, was about to change its mode of expression; that the dominant idea of each generation would no longer be written with the same matter, and in the same manner; that the book of stone, so solid and so durable, was about to make way for the book of paper, more solid and still more durable.
Bartholomew was not due to Charles IX's will, though he gave the order for it and thought it was done as a result of that order; and strange as it may seem to suppose that the slaughter of eighty thousand men at Borodino was not due to Napoleon's will, though he ordered the commencement and conduct of the battle and thought it was done because he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human
dignity- which tells me that each of us is, if not more at least not less a man than the great Napoleon- demands the acceptance of that solution of the question, and historic investigation abundantly confirms it.
But the Norwegian deals with simple and primitive circumstances for the most part, and always with a small world; and the Russian has to do with human
nature inside of its conventional shells, and his scene is often as large as Europe.
Clear and delicate at once as he is in the outlining of visible imagery, he is more finely scrupulous still in the noting of sounds; he conceives of noble sound as even moulding the human
countenance to nobler types, and as something actually "profaned" by visible form or colour.
All children could have such recollections if they would press their hands hard to their temples, for, having been birds before they were human
, they are naturally a little wild during the first few weeks, and very itchy at the shoulders, where their wings used to be.
They are a noble-looking race, these cave men of Pellucidar, and if our progenitors were as they, the human
race of the outer crust has deteriorated rather than improved with the march of the ages.
A hideous roar broke from his titanic lungs--a roar which ended in a long-drawn scream that is more human
than the death-cry of a tortured woman--more human
but more awesome.