And if I must have a counter-balancing evil, why e'en let it be the vice of nature, rather than a vice of education and art.
But most evils in this life, even to our mortal vision, are attended with a counter-balancing good.
Each has its special difficulties and sources of error; each has counter-balancing advantages.
So great is its power of attraction, that a counter-balancing force was necessary to keep the machinery of Nature in order.
This is the counter-balancing assertion, and it makes still clearer the bearing of the former saying.