Just as the worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realised by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it, so, in the present state of things in England, the people who do most harm are the people who try to do most good; and at last we have had the spectacle of men who have really studied the problem and know the life - educated men who live in the East End - coming forward and imploring the community to restrain its altruistic impulses of charity, benevolence, and the like.
These are the poets, the philosophers, the men of science, the men of culture - in a word, the real men, the men who have realised themselves, and in whom all Humanity gains a partial realisation.
Father Damien was Christlike when he went out to live with the lepers, because in such service he realised fully what was best in him.
I often wonder, however, whether the public understand that that success is entirely due to the fact that he did not accept their standard, but realised his own.
In many ways he fell short of all the usual standards by which the men of her class were judged, yet she suddenly realised that he possessed a touch of that quality which lifted him at once far over their heads, The man had genius.
And he, on his part, felt a glow of keen pleasure When he realised how the events of the day had gone in his favour.
Trent, who had been looking forward to the next few minutes with all the eagerness of a man who, for the first time in his life, runs the favourite in a great race, smiled as he realised how very content he was to stay where nothing could be seen until the final struggle was over.
In fact, a chill tremor went through me as I realised
that, to all intent, I was at length respectably settled down, with quite a considerable retrospect of happy married life.