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Next arose the knowledge of such things as are honourable and good, as opposed to those which are bad and shameful.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 1: CHAPTER II   Context
But those who had heard him speak as a private citizen, when they saw him remain inactive after he was made a magistrate, believed that this arose not from his having obtained any better knowledge of things, but from his having been cajoled or corrupted by the great.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVII   Context
Such, however, has been the unhappiness of this our country, that, up to the present hour, it has never produced any man with the power and knowledge which would have enabled him to act in this way.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV   Context
The causes of such manifestations ought, I think, to be inquired into and explained by some one who has a knowledge, which I have not, of causes natural and supernatural.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 1: CHAPTER LVI   Context
This happens by plague, famine, or flood, of which three the last is the most hurtful, as well because it is the most universal, as because those saved are generally rude and ignorant mountaineers, who possessing no knowledge of antiquity themselves, can impart none to those who come after them.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 2: CHAPTER V   Context
And because it is hard to come at this knowledge directly, the more credit is due to him who reaches it by conjecture.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
Among other qualifications essential in a good captain is a knowledge, both general and particular, of places and countries, for without such knowledge it is impossible for him to carry out any enterprise in the best way.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
Nor can that knowledge of countries which I have spoken of as necessary in a commander, be obtained in any convenient way except by the chase.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
For all countries, and the districts of which they are made up, have a certain resemblance to one another, so that from a knowledge of one we can pass easily to the knowledge of another.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
For all which reasons it was absolutely essential that Decius should have that thorough knowledge which enabled him by gaining possession of this hill to save the Roman army, and to discover a path whereby, in the event of his being attacked, he and his followers might escape.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
For he who joins therein gains a special acquaintance with the character of the country in which it is followed; and he who has made himself specially familiar with one district, will afterwards readily understand the character of any strange country into which he comes.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
He is learned in old manorial and communal rights, and he applies his knowledge sometimes in favour of the villagers of Fernworthy and sometimes against them, so that he is periodically either carried in triumph down the village street or else burned in effigy, according to his latest exploit.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson   Context
MY DEAR HOLMES: If I was compelled to leave you without much news during the early days of my mission you must acknowledge that I am making up for lost time, and that events are now crowding thick and fast upon us.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr.   Context
Such are the adventures of last night, and you must acknowledge, my dear Holmes, that I have done you very well in the matter of a report.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr.   Context
To my dismay the creature flew straight for the great mire, and my acquaintance never paused for an instant, bounding from tuft to tuft behind it, his green net waving in the air.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House   Context
On our way back we stayed for lunch at Merripit House, and it was there that Sir Henry made the acquaintance of Miss Stapleton.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson   Context
Dantes listened with admiring attention to all he said; some of his remarks corresponded with what he already knew, or applied to the sort of knowledge his nautical life had enabled him to acquire.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber   Context
The latter, faithful to the principle of Horace, nil admirari, had contented himself with showing his knowledge by declaring in what lake the best lampreys were caught.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 64. The Beggar   Context
The crime was depicted in the most vivid colors; the former life of the prisoner, his transformation, a review of his life from the earliest period, were set forth with all the talent that a knowledge of human life could furnish to a mind like that of the procureur.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 110. The Indictment   Context
I have two friends, who in this way never depart from me; the one who gave me being, and the other who conferred knowledge and intelligence on me.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 112. The Departure   Context
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