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But the branches of industry are so multifarious, the divisions of labour so minutes and manifold, that it seems at first almost impossible to reduce them to any system. Henry Mayhew#Almost 59
Henry Mayhew#Almost 59
Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact. Henry Mayhew#According 55
Henry Mayhew#According 55
The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living, whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it. Henry Mayhew#Animal 46
Henry Mayhew#Animal 46
A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind. Henry Mayhew#Assimilated 43
Henry Mayhew#Assimilated 43
In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity. Henry Mayhew#Appeared 42
Henry Mayhew#Appeared 42
It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port. Henry Mayhew#Beside 41
Henry Mayhew#Beside 41
Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings. Henry Mayhew#Acquiring 32
Henry Mayhew#Acquiring 32
We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles. Henry Mayhew#Either 27
Henry Mayhew#Either 27
The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge, and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it. Henry Mayhew#Acquiring 25
Henry Mayhew#Acquiring 25
We then journeyed on to London Street, down which the tidal ditch continues its course. Henry Mayhew#Continues 23
Henry Mayhew#Continues 23
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