In nature every species of organic being instinctively adopts and practises those acts which most conduce
to the prevalence or supremacy of its kind.
First, then, we warn thee not too hastily to condemn any of the incidents in this our history as impertinent and foreign to our main design, because thou dost not immediately conceive in what manner such incident may conduce
to that design.
He has also been very desirous to establish such rules as will conduce
to perfect the internal policy of his state, and he ought also to have done the same with respect to its neighbours and all foreign nations; for the considerations of the military establishment should take place in planning every government, that it may not be unprovided in case of a war, of which he has said nothing; so also with respect to property, it ought not only to be adapted to the exigencies of the state, but also to such dangers as may arise from without.
But it is not in this aspect of the subject alone that Union will be seen to conduce
to the purpose of revenue.
It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce
more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, or that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies, and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government.
They both have vehement wishes; they frame themselves readily into imaginations and suggestions; and they come easily into the eye, especially upon the present of the objects; which are the points that conduce
to fascination, if any such thing there be.
Living in the thick of the horde did not conduce
As to what remains, I am now in a position to discern, as I think, with sufficient clearness what course must be taken to make the majority those experiments which may conduce
to this end: but I perceive likewise that they are such and so numerous, that neither my hands nor my income, though it were a thousand times larger than it is, would be sufficient for them all; so that according as henceforward I shall have the means of making more or fewer experiments, I shall in the same proportion make greater or less progress in the knowledge of nature.
Administration, as a matter of fact, does not consist in forcing more or less wise methods and ideas upon the great mass of the nation, but in giving to the ideas, good or bad, that they already possess a practical turn which will make them conduce
to the general welfare of the State.
at threeandtwenty to be the king of his companythe great man the practised politician, who is to read every body's character, and make every body's talents conduce
to the display of his own superiority; to be dispensing his flatteries around, that he may make all appear like fools compared with himself!
I was but a speck among a myriad of other things produced by the hand of the Creator, and all to conduce
to his own wise ends and unequaled glory.
The Epic has here an advantage, and one that conduces
to grandeur of effect, to diverting the mind of the hearer, and relieving the story with varying episodes.