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Like Peter the second, too, his projects had almost invariably failed, and, but for the magnificent success of the final one, would have left him with hardly a coat and pair of breeches to his gaunt and grizzled person.
After one project that has failed, there is always another project that may lead to fortune; we should never despair.
Young men are fitter to invent, than to judge; fitter for execution, than for counsel; and fitter for new projects, than for settled business.
There are certain projects which are never revealed until the favorable opportunity arrives.
The bailiff listened attentively, and obviously made an effort to approve of his employer's projects.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Nevertheless, it is necessary that my will should be respected in my family, and that the folly of an old man and the caprice of a child should not be allowed to overturn a project which I have entertained for so many years.
I regard the project as thoroughly successful, and the easy navigation of the air in any direction (not exactly in the teeth of a gale) as no longer problematical.
To be sure when we consider that I DID take some pains to prevent my brother-in-law's marrying her, this want of cordiality is not very surprizing, and yet it shows an illiberal and vindictive spirit to resent a project which influenced me six years ago, and which never succeeded at last.
The labors of these hardy pioneers of science are now about to be knit together by the daring project of Dr.
Of course it was the idea of an eagle, and must have originated with Napoleon; but the other project was good too--it was the
I know myself that one cannot help one's sympathies and antipathies," thought Prince Andrew, "so it will not do to present my proposal for the reform of the army regulations to the Emperor personally, but the project will speak for itself.