It is--we say it without censure, nor in diminution of the claim which it indefeasibly possesses on beings of another mould--it is always selfish in its essence; and we must give it leave to be so, and heap up our heroic and disinterested
love upon it so much the more, without a recompense.
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested
virtue to sustain it.
He came back presently and said his principal was charmed with the idea of brickbats at three-quarters of a mile, but must decline on account of the danger to disinterested
parties passing between them.
Weston, smiling, "you give him credit for more simple, disinterested
benevolence in this instance than I do; for while Miss Bates was speaking, a suspicion darted into my head, and I have never been able to get it out again.
Of Edward, or at least of some of his concerns, she now received intelligence from Colonel Brandon, who had been into Dorsetshire lately; and who, treating her at once as the disinterested
friend of Mr.
If you think so, you must have a strange opinion of me; you must regard me as a plotting profligate--a base and low rake who has been simulating disinterested
love in order to draw you into a snare deliberately laid, and strip you of honour and rob you of self- respect.
Clare, with the icy composure of a disinterested
Well, I am the most disinterested
among you, after all,' said the first speaker,' for I never wear black gloves, and I never eat lunch.
I am sure when I think of the fellow now, my blood rises against him with the disinterested
indignation I should feel if I could have known all about him without having ever been in his power; but it rises hotly, because I know him to have been an incapable brute, who had no more right to be possessed of the great trust he held, than to be Lord High Admiral, or Commander-in-Chief - in either of which capacities it is probable that he would have done infinitely less mischief.
But he really is disinterested
, and above small jealousy and spite, I have heard?
Wylie had learnt by rote that the whole duty of a lady is to be graceful, charitable, helpful, modest, and disinterested
whilst awaiting passively whatever lot these virtues may induce.
If industry, frugality, and disinterested
integrity were alike the virtues of all, there would, apparently, be more of the social spirit, in making all property a common stock, and giving to each individual a proportional title to the wealth of the whole.