It reflects a time when the world is governed by the elite few who use domination and tyranny to control the masses. Why is it that God afflicts the best men with ill health, or sorrow, or some other misfortune? The text's apparent readers are students, tired of studying. Is Fabricius unfortunate because, whenever he has leisure from affairs of state, he tills his fields?
Be assured that good men ought to act likewise; they should not shrink from hardships and difficulties, nor complain against fate; they should take in good part whatever happens, and should turn it to good. Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.
Consistency and advancement are valued above anything else.
War forms larger social units and produces states; of the North American Indians, those had the intensest feeling of unity who were the most warlike. Buddhism is characterized by a pervading peacefulness, but no religion has ever kept its adherents from fighting each other.
Between andBibi Khatoon Astarabadi and other Iranian writers wrote notable satires.
While dealing with serious topics in what are now known as anthropologysociology and psychologyhe introduced a satirical approach, "based on the premise that, however serious the subject under review, it could be made more interesting and thus achieve greater effect, if only one leavened the lump of solemnity by the insertion of a few amusing anecdotes or by the throwing out of some witty or paradoxical observations.
Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. There was a double education, at the same time, out of the same facts and relations.
By casting the truth and happiness of this utopia dystopia into opposition, however, everyone in World State overlooks the more complex reality, which is that truth and happiness can co-exist, as can truth and sadness.
It is possible for me, though being in the water, not to swim; but if I swim, it is impossible for me not to be in the water. As heavenly things escape the hands of man and divinity suffers no harm from those who demolish temples and melt down images, so every wanton, insolent, or haughty act directed against the wise man is essayed in vain.
The householder has a dignity and prerogative in his house, however humble his social position may be; hence the maxim that a man's house is his castle goes back to the beginning of civilization.
Democritus, considering riches to be a burden to the virtuous mind, renounced them. Gradually she will make us a match for herself. Do you, accordingly, put your question to those who weep and wail, who, in defence of their money, present their naked bodies to the point of the sword, who, when their pockets are loaded, flee from the enemy.
The instances which have been cited suffice to show that religion has been quite as much a stimulus to war as to peace; and religious wars are proverbial for ruthlessness and ferocity.
There is no reason for you to suppose me vanquished and yourself the victor; your fortune has vanquished my fortune. Now, therefore, you will know the answer to the question with which we are confronted: Either term, utopia or dystopia, could correctly be used to describe Brave New World.
As the hardness of certain stones is impervious to steel, and adamant cannot be cut or hewed or ground, but in turn blunts whatever comes into contact with it; certain substances cannot be consumed by fire, but, though encompassed by flame, retain their hardness and their shape; as certain cliffs, projecting into the deep, break the force of the sea, and, though lashed for countless ages, show no traces of its wrath, just so the spirit of the wise man is impregnable and has gathered such a measure of strength as to be no less safe from injury than those things which I have mentioned.
Consider now, can any thief or traducer or violent neighbour, or any rich man who wields the power conferred by a childless old age, do injury to this man, from whom war and the enemy and that exponent of the illustrious art of wrecking cities could snatch away nothing?
I shall make no protest against your taking back what once you gave.
What was a crime elsewhere was a greater crime there, and what was not a crime elsewhere might be a crime there. As the kings gained real power and prestige in the feudal states they made the king's peace Edition: In contrast with these cases we find others of extreme warlikeness which account for the current idea that primitive men love war and practice it all the time.
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