Of all the tribes named in these pages, there exist
only a few half-civilized beings of the Oneidas, on the reservations of their people in New York.
While the strict legal right may exist
in the government to enforce the exercise of these offices, the attempt to do so would be so irritating, and so nearly impracticable withal, that I deem it better to forego for the time the uses of such offices.
And as I observed that in the words I think, therefore I am, there is nothing at all which gives me assurance of their truth beyond this, that I see very clearly that in order to think it is necessary to exist
, I concluded that I might take, as a general rule, the principle, that all the things which we very clearly and distinctly conceive are true, only observing, however, that there is some difficulty in rightly determining the objects which we distinctly conceive.
Thus, in the case of the squaring of the circle, if indeed that process is an object of knowledge, though it itself exists
as an object of knowledge, yet the knowledge of it has not yet come into existence.
It seems as only yesterday--it is in fact fourteen long, long years--that I heard him thus holding forth to his pupils, explaining the marvels of the illimitable void, and rendering clear to my understanding the vast distance that exists
between the Being that created all things and the works of his hands.
He assumes the characteristic Platonic view that all men seek the good, and go wrong through ignorance, not through evil will, and so he naturally regards the state as a community which exists
for the sake of the good life.
But the wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand which perishes in the twisting; that the State must follow and not lead the character and progress of the citizen; the strongest usurper is quickly got rid of; and they only who build on Ideas, build for eternity; and that the form of government which prevails is the expression of what cultivation exists
in the population which permits it.
In my opinion the solar system is a solid homogeneous body; the planets which compose it are in actual contact with each other; and whatever space exists
between them is nothing more than the space which separates the molecules of the densest metal, such as silver, iron, or platinum
After the above facts, we are compelled to conclude, against anterior probability,  that among the mammalia there exists
no close relation between the bulk of the species, and the
Does the injustice or other evil which exists
in the soul waste and consume her?
Those who are not professional metaphysicians are willing to confess that they do not know what mind actually is, or how matter is constituted; but they remain convinced that there is an impassable gulf between the two, and that both belong to what actually exists
in the world.
Sympathies, I believe, exist
(for instance, between far-distant, long-absent, wholly estranged relatives asserting, notwithstanding their alienation, the unity of the source to which each traces his origin) whose workings baffle mortal comprehension.