For it is a thousand times more credible, that four mutable elements, and one immutable
fifth essence, duly and eternally placed, need no God, than that an army of infinite small portions, or seeds unplaced, should have produced this order and beauty, without a divine marshal.
This center, formed of indefinite molecules, began to revolve around its own axis during its gradual condensation; then, following the immutable
laws of mechanics, in proportion as its bulk diminished by condensation, its rotary motion became accelerated, and these two effects continuing, the result was the formation of one principal star, the center of the nebulous mass.
Victor Lebrun objected; and his decrees were as immutable
as those of Fate.
To be accused was to be convicted, and to be convicted was to be punished; the one always following the other with immutable
One does not forget such experiences, and, in human stupidity, cannot be brought to realise that there is no immutable
law which decrees that same things shall produce same results.
It ended with the double hypothesis: either the attraction of the moon would draw it to herself, and the travelers thus attain their end; or that the projectile, held in one immutable
orbit, would gravitate around the lunar disc to all eternity.
If we stretch forward from what exists to an ideal, it is to a better which may be in its turn transcended, not to a single immutable
For the most part, in this tropic whaling life, a sublime uneventfulness invests you; you hear no news; read no gazettes; extras with startling accounts of commonplaces never delude you into unnecessary excitements; you hear of no domestic afflictions; bankrupt securities; fall of stocks; are never troubled with the thought of what you shall have for dinner --for all your meals for three years and more are snugly stowed in casks, and your bill of fare is immutable
For it could not help bringing up the un- get-aroundable fact that, all gentle cant and philoso- phizing to the contrary notwithstanding, no people in the world ever did achieve their freedom by goody- goody talk and moral suasion: it being immutable
law that all revolutions that will succeed must BEGIN in blood, whatever may answer afterward.
There was something subduing in the influence of that silent and solemn and awful presence; one seemed to meet the immutable
, the indestructible, the eternal, face to face, and to feel the trivial and fleeting nature of his own existence the more sharply by the contrast.
The first party consisted of Pfuel and his adherents- military theorists who believed in a science of war with immutable
laws- laws of oblique movements, outflankings, and so forth.
I daresay you would find it cold,' replied she with a cool, immutable
gravity that did not serve to reassure me.