A prince, therefore, ought always to take counsel, but only when he wishes and not when others wish; he ought rather to discourage every one from offering advice unless he asks it; but, however, he ought to be a constant inquirer
, and afterwards a patient listener concerning the things of which he inquired; also, on learning that nay one, on any consideration, has not told him the truth, he should let his anger be felt.
The ambition of the inquirer
seemed to limit itself to the annihilation of those visions on which my interest in science was chiefly founded.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer
, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
The professor, in annoyance, and, as it were, mental suffering at the interruption, looked round at the strange inquirer
, more like a bargeman than a philosopher, and turned his eyes upon Sergey Ivanovitch, as though to ask: What's one to say to him?
At times, he spoke to his slaves with the firmness of Napoleon and the fury of a demon; at other times, he might well be mistaken for an inquirer
who had lost his way.
Milvain, her aunt Celia, a zealous inquirer
into such matters, whose letter was also under consideration.
Sometimes I have to stretch out my arm and brush too curious an inquirer
into the place where curiosity ends.
Just my luck," grumbled the inquirer
, jerking his flies off the water, and throwing again with a heavy, sullen splash, and frightening Tom's fish.
I am, of course, a mere student," said I, with a fatuous smile, "hardly more, I might say, than an earnest inquirer
replied the man, holding the door in his hand, and honouring the inquirer
with a stare and a broad grin, 'Lord, no.
Every view we may take of the subject, as candid inquirers
after truth, will serve to convince us, that it is both unwise and dangerous to deny the federal government an unconfined authority, as to all those objects which are intrusted to its management.
Since this happy alteration for the better, her ladyship's health has, we rejoice to say, rapidly improved; and the answer now given to all friendly and fashionable inquirers
is, in the venerable lady's own humorous phraseology, 'Much better than could be expected.