They brought themselves by these means, acting on a mood of profound happiness, to a state of clear-sightedness
where the lifting of a finger had effect, and one word spoke more than a sentence.
Oh to have been able to discharge this monster, whom John now perceived, with tardy clear-sightedness
, to have begun betimes the festivities of Christmas!
Fouquet looked steadily at Baisemeaux, as if he would read his very heart; and perceived, with that clear-sightedness
most men possess who are accustomed to the exercise of power, that the man was speaking with perfect sincerity.
The advocates of the tinder-box-and-pedlar view considered the other side a muddle-headed and credulous set, who, because they themselves were wall-eyed, supposed everybody else to have the same blank outlook; and the adherents of the inexplicable more than hinted that their antagonists were animals inclined to crow before they had found any corn--mere skimming-dishes in point of depth--whose clear-sightedness
consisted in supposing there was nothing behind a barn-door because they couldn't see through it; so that, though their controversy did not serve to elicit the fact concerning the robbery, it elicited some true opinions of collateral importance.
Thus it is that their eyes begin to weaken just as they need to have the clear-sightedness
of eagles; their mind is weary when its youth and fire need to be redoubled.
This IS opinion, but it is born of the clear-sightedness
of a prophet, the wisdom of a witness to history.
On this very special moment for our two nations, it is worth remembering that, after times of bitter conflict, France and Germany together were able to find strength and clear-sightedness
This moment in the arc of humanity unfolding has never been readier and more in need for us to bring greater wakefulness, compassion, and clear-sightedness
to the body politic, and how we treat our one divine abode--that is, planet earth.
In a medical culture that privileges expertise, certainty, and efficiency, Epstein confronts the paradigm in praise of compassion, openness, relationship, and clear-sightedness
. The strength of the book lies in Epstein's ability to embrace complexity and the depth of his understanding of healing.
"These remarks reveal the pope's own lack of clear-sightedness
. The 'reality' that he should call by its name is the reality of collusion, apathy and cowardice among priests," she said.
Le Guin holds court with her trademark clear-sightedness
and wit on topics ranging from the realities of aging and the art of narrative to eating breakfast and adopting a new cat.
We need candidates with special qualities of passion, clear-sightedness
, and leadership abilities.