It was a signature day in Ouray, better than the best of the area's finest painted or photographed images with the sky so blue, the pines so green and the snow so white, you couldn't paint truer colors with an art store's inventory.
A truer estimate is that of Sainte-Beuve, her intimate friend for more than thirty years, but never her lover.
No one shows truer courage, not marred by irreverence, in confronting the great problems of human destiny, or greater strength in triumphing over human weakness.
But after all the misinterpretation, the book as a whole leaves upon us an impression of peculiar strength and charm.
Theodorus, held even more strongly that passing pleasure may be a delusion, and that permanent tranquillity is a truer end of conduct.