We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
He rose at thirteen minutes to one, and directed his steps towards the large hall, a sumptuous apartment adorned with lavishly-framed paintings. A flunkey handed him an uncut Times, which he proceeded to cut with a skill which betrayed familiarity with this delicate operation.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
On the 31st of October, at ten o'clock in the morning, the troop disembarked on the quays of Tampa Town and one may imagine the activity which pervaded that little town, whose population was thus doubled in a single day.
We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
He believed in it, as certain good women believe in the leviathan--by faith, not by reason.
Ah, pierce me 100 times with your needles fine and I will thank you 100 times, Saint Morphine, you who Aeseulapus has made a God.
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
The resolutions passed at the last meeting produced a great effect out of doors. Timid people took fright at the idea of a shot weighing 20,000 pounds being launched into space they asked what cannon could ever transmit a sufficient velocity to such a mighty mass.
Liberty is worth paying for.
On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real
How much further can we go What are the final frontiers in this quest for travel Will humankind only be satisfied when journeys into space become readily available and affordable
Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve
Was I to believe him in earnest in his intention to penetrate to the centre of this massive globe Had I been listening to the mad speculations of a lunatic, or to the scientific conclusions of a lofty genius Where did truth stop Where did error begin.
This forcible abduction, so roughly carried out, was accomplished with the rapidity of lightning. I shivered all over. Whom had we to deal with No doubt some new sort of pirates, who explored the sea in their own way. Hardly had the narrow panel closed up
Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships, and above all to contribute to international cooperation and peace throughout the world.
It was all very well for an Englishman like Mr. Fogg to make the tour of the world with a carpet-bag a lady could not be expected to travel comfortably under such conditions.
The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?
It swam crossways in the direction of the Nautilus with great speed, watching us with its enormous staring green eyes. Its eight arms, or rather feet, fixed to its head, that have given the name of cephalopod to these animals, were twice as long as its body, and were twisted like the furies' hair.
To those who were not familiar with the motions of the moon, they demonstrated that she possesses two distinct motions, the first being that of rotation upon her axis, the second being that of revolution round the earth, accomplishing both together in an equal period of time, that is to say, in twenty-seven and one-third days.
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