Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
We cannot therefore say that mental acts contain a cognitive as well as a conative element.
A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body who tended to be quite active. I think that’s in general a feature of intellectually active places.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.
Many of my poems try to use a comic element to reach a place that isn’t comic at all. The comic element works as a surprise. It is unexpected and energizing.
The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
According to the Jain view, soul is that element which knows, thinks and feels. It is in fact the divine element in the living being. The Jain thinks that the phenomena of knowledge, feeling, thinking and willing are conditioned on something, and that that something must be as real as anything can be.
The spiritual element, the really important part of religion, has no concern with Time and Space, temporary mundane laws, or conduct.