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" Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind. "
Like Master Like Man: A Novel ... - Strona 19
autor: John Palmer - 1811
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1899
...a Board. His solemnity is appalling, and perfectly illustrates the Gallic definition of gravity : ' Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind.' And Laura enjoys and finds safety in the ' mysterious carriage ; ' she approves of the seriousness...
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The Etchingham Letters

Ella Fuller Maitland, Frederick Pollock - 1899 - Liczba stron: 327
...a Board. His solemnity is appalling, and perfectly illustrates the Gallic definition of gravity : " Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body invented to cover the defects of the mind." And Laura enjoys and finds safety in the " mysterious carriage;" she approves of the seriousness with...
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A Study of Social Morality

Wellstood Alexander Watt - 1901 - Liczba stron: 293
...pretentiousness. Its personal aspect has been exposed for all time in La Kochefoucauld's famous epigram : " Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind." In literature we meet with so many studies of the psychology of deception that the deceiver's world,...
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The Thoughtless Thoughts of Carisabel

Isa Carrington Cabell - 1903 - Liczba stron: 345
...expected." I wonder if it would do to repeat to persons with perpetual grievances the Scotch aphorism : " Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the soul." I wonder, but I do not dare. XXIII Dappiness JANE says that one of these days, when she gets...
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Wit and Humor of the American Pulpit: A Collection from Various Sources ...

Henry Frederic Reddall - 1904 - Liczba stron: 248
...give thee a definition of my own, but perhaps that of De la Rochefoucauld will suit thee. He says that gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind." CHAPTER XIV Mixed Metaphors His Bearings Were Right APART from verbal mishaps — things one would...
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1908 - Liczba stron: 293
...difference,7 and commonly by amusing men with a subtilty, blanch8 the matter jfaf whom A. Gellius9 1 "Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind." Maximes et Reflexions Morales du due de La Rochefoucauld. g87. (Paris. 1828.) 1 Lucius Calpurnius Piso,...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - Liczba stron: 644
...shallow mind, — Lanatfr. Those wanting vit affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.—Oryden. Gravity is a mysterious carriage of the body, invented to cover the defects of the mind. — Rochefoucauld. The very essence of assumed gravity is design, and consequently deceit ; a taught...
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