At half-past two o'clock of a moonlit morning in March, I was awakened by a tremendous earthquake, and though I hadn't ever before enjoyed a storm of this sort, the strange thrilling motion could not be mistaken, and I ran out of my cabin, both glad and frightened, shouting, "A noble earthquake! A noble earthquake" feeling sure I was going to learn something.
He'd been Mistaken in thinking that if he killed himself the sordid bourgeois world would perish with him.
Whoever of ye Whigs thinks I am to be Hecktor'd or frighted into a Complyance tho I am a woman, are mightely Mistaken in me. I thank God I have a Soul above that, & am too much conserned for my reputation to do any thing to forfeit it.
An English village could never be Mistaken for an American one: the outline against the sky differs; a thatched cottage makes a very wavy line on the blue above.maria mitchell
I say, of the Congress, then, this that its aims are Mistaken, that the spirit in which it proceeds towards their accomplishment is not a spirit of sincerity and whole-heartedness, and that the methods it has chosen are not the right methods, and the leaders in whom it trusts, not the right sort of men to be leaders; in brief, that we are at present the blind led, if not by the blind, at any rate by the one-eyed.sri aurobindo
:;The life of the spirit is the expression of Infinity and, as such, knows no artificial limits. True spirituality is not to be Mistaken for an exclusive enthusiasm for some fad. It is not concerned with any “ism.” When people seek spirituality apart from life, as if it had nothing to do with the material world, their search is futile.meher baba
Mistaken for me, is he? That's strange, for no one ever mistakes me for Mr. Jones.1st duke of wellington
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be Mistaken.Oliver Cromwell
The main characters in this story, with whom you want to become intimate, are nowhere near here. They aren't expecting you; you mean nothing to them. If you think they're going to get out of their warm beds and travel miles to meet you, you are Mistaken.michel faber
Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is permanently free from all Mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day.geshe kelsang gyatso
These decisions give support to a current Mistaken view of the Constitution and the constitutional function of this court. This view, in short, is that every major social ill in this country can find its cure in some constitutional principle and that this court should take the lead in promoting reform when other branches of government fail to act. The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare nor should this court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven of reform movements.harlan, john marshall, ii
He'd been Mistaken in thinking that if he killed himself the sordid bourgeois world would perish with him.yukio mishima
The second part of the New Right's policy package has been the belief that free-market solutions are always best. It is this latter view which is profoundly Mistaken. Markets and profits are crucial, but the pure free-market model itself is deeply flawed.paul ormerod
The Israelis are Mistaken if they think we do not have an alternative to negotiations. By Allah I swear they are wrong. The Palestinian people are prepared to sacrifice until either the last boy and the last girl raise the Palestinian flag over the walls, the churches and the mosques of Jerusalem.yasser arafat
A lost love. Deny it who will, ridicule it, treat it as mere imagination and sentiment, the thing is and will be; and women do suffer therefrom, in all its infinite varieties: loss by death, by faithlessness or unworthiness, and by Mistaken or unrequited affection.dinah maria mulock
The refusal of free inquiry derives from an awareness of the fragility of the basis of religious faith; and since certainty is psychologically preferable to truth, the former often being willfully Mistaken for the latter, anything that threatens certainty is anathematized with fury.anthony daniels
Fools! who fancy Christ Mistaken; Man a tool to buy and sell; Earth a failure, God-forsaken, Ante-room of Hell.Charles Kingsley
This is that which I think great readers are apt to be Mistaken in; those who have read of everything, are thought to understand everything too; but it is not always so. Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. We are of the ruminating kind , and it is not enough to cram ourselves with a great load of collections:;; unless we chew them over again, they will not give us strength and nourishment.john locke
Some of the biggest cases of Mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.thomas sowell
The Anarchists are right in everything; in the negation of the existing order, and in the assertion that, without authority, there could not be worse violence than that of authority under existing conditions. They are Mistaken only in thinking that Anarchy can be instituted by a revolution. "To establish Anarchy." "Anarchy will be instituted." But it will be instituted only by there being more and more people who do not require protection from governmental power, and by there being more and more people who will be ashamed of applying this power.leo tolstoy
"That was excellently observed," say I when I read a passage in another where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, then I pronounce him to be Mistaken.jonathan swift
List 'twas the cuckoo O, with what delight Heard I that voice! and catch it now, though faint, Far off and faint, and melting into air, Yet not to be Mistaken. Hark again! Those louder cries give notice that the bird, Although invisible as Echo's self, Is wheeling hitherward.william wordsworth
Men are more apt to be Mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.
Cunning is only the mimic of discretion, and may pass upon weak men in the same manner as vivacity is often Mistaken for wit, and gravity for wisdom.joseph addison
There is no pure visualization in the sense of a priori philosophies; every visualization is determined by previous sense perceptions, and any separation into perceptual space and space of visualization is not permissible, since the specifically visual elements of the imagination are derived from perceptual space. What led to the Mistaken conception of pure visualization was rather an improper interpretation of the normative function... an essential element of all visual representations. Indeed, all arguments which have been introduced for the distinction of perceptual space and space of visualization are base on this normative component of the imagination.