Laurence made no reply; for his heart burned within him, as the picture of Wolfe, dying on the blood-stained field of victory, arose to his imagination; and yet he had a deep inward consciousness that, after all, there was a truer
glory than could thus be won.
Being neither my son, nor the brother of our lost Europa, thou hast shown thyself truer
to me and her than Phoenix and Cilix did, whom we have left behind us.
We are trying to build up life, Lady Hunstanton, on a better, truer
, purer basis than life rests on here.
This is true where men are employed, but much truer
in the case of females.
Why, what could come truer
nor that pictur o' the cock wi' the big spurs, as has got its head knocked down wi' th' anchor, an' th' firin', an' the ships behind?
No man will be of a truer
mind than that which has been mine from the hour when you, sir, angered Achilles by taking the girl Briseis from his tent against my judgment.
And you will own yourself, Judge, that the buck fell at the last shot, which was sent from a truer
and a younger hand than your’n or mine either; but, for my part, although I am a poor man I can live without the venison, but I don’t love to give up my lawful dues in a free country.
Do they not think, they will have their own ends, and be truer
to themselves, than to them?
Some lesser points of the dialogue may be noted, such as (1) the acute observation that Meno prefers the familiar definition, which is embellished with poetical language, to the better and truer
one; or (2) the shrewd reflection, which may admit of an application to modern as well as to ancient teachers, that the Sophists having made large fortunes; this must surely be a criterion of their powers of teaching, for that no man could get a living by shoemaking who was not a good shoemaker; or (3) the remark conveyed, almost in a word, that the verbal sceptic is saved the labour of thought and enquiry (ouden dei to toiouto zeteseos).
Those," he said, "came nearer to the Scripture meaning, who understood by it candour, or the forming of a benevolent opinion of our brethren, and passing a favourable judgment on their actions; a virtue much higher, and more extensive in its nature, than a pitiful distribution of alms, which, though we would never so much prejudice, or even ruin our families, could never reach many; whereas charity, in the other and truer
sense, might be extended to all mankind.
The Filmmaker Grants include the Piaget Producers Award, the Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award and the Truer
Than Fiction Award.
This new translation from the original Greek omits nothing and is a truer
reflection of Kazantzakis's playful wording.