"If you waste your time in profitless
amusement, you cannot, of course, expect to share the rewards of industry."
All that they knew was, that they spoke of a glory to be revealed,--a wondrous something yet to come, wherein their soul rejoiced, yet knew not why; and though it be not so in the physical, yet in moral science that which cannot be understood is not always profitless
. For the soul awakes, a trembling stranger, between two dim eternities,--the eternal past, the eternal future.
"Haste, Tars Tarkas," I urged, "or we shall both go down to profitless
defeat; I cannot hold them for ever alone."
Those past days of hideous monotony, of profitless
, debasing toil, the long, sleepless nights, the very nightmare of life to a man of Wingrave's culture and habits, might well have poisoned his soul, have filled him with ideas such as these.
He said it was in poor taste, utterly profitless
, anyway, and not in harmony with university traditions and policy.
They talked and smoked and walked about together often at night through the lamp- lit streets, sometimes in the wind, and rain, Carlyle crying out as they walked along against the dirt and squalor and noise of London, "that healthless, profitless
, mad and heavy-laden place," "that Devil's Oven."
that epitome of all the unsteady and profitless
propensities of the settlers without one of their good qualities to counterbalance the evil!
Ah, how dreary it seemed, how miserable, lonely and profitless
! Should she take laudanum, and end it, to have done with all hopes, schemes, debts, and triumphs?
The conversation seemed profitless
and it was further distasteful to him for the reason that it was carried on in German, a tongue which he detested as much as he did the people who spoke it.
nothing mattered and that everything was a weariness and a profitless
As a general rule, political talk appears to me to be of all talk the most dreary and the most profitless
. Glancing at Mr.
I have learned it by looking from my own chamber window and marking these poor monks of the priory, their weary life, their profitless