Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
At the lowest cognitive level, they are processes of experiencing, or, to speak more generally, processes of intuiting that grasp the object in the original.
Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse.
For psychological purposes the most important differences in conation are those in virtue of which the object is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
I have this magpie instinct for the next glittering object. There are one or two things I know I can’t write about, though: DIY, cricket, automobile repair. I could study it for a lifetime and not produce a word on the carburettor.
In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
Active creation is conceived as a transitive action in which there is always presupposed an object about which the agent is concerned; it is virtually but not formally transitive because it makes, not presupposes, an object.