For if injury is the experiencing of some evil, if, moreover, the wise man can experience no evil, no injury affects a wise man. The invulnerable thing is not that which is not struck, but that which is not hurt; by this mark I will show you the wise man.
Conscience frequently errs from individual ignorance without losing its dignity. By the same token, these prohibitions had as their aim not so much mortification of the flesh as destruction of the family.
A monarchy, where there is no nobility at all, is ever a pure and absolute tyranny; as that of the Turks.
The state system established as a result is therefore defined and shaped by the necessity of holding power. Concerning the materials of seditions. Truth may perhaps come to the price of a pearl, that showeth best by day; but it will not rise to the price of a diamond, or carbuncle, that showeth best in varied lights.
Neither let any prince, or state, be secure concerning discontentments, because they have been often, or have been long, and yet no peril hath ensued: In their sermons, the Cathars preached that a true Christian life was possible only on the condition that property was held in common.
Persons of noble blood, are less envied in their rising. Besides the fact that all the future is uncertain, and more certain to be worse than otherwise, it is true that the souls that are quickly released from intercourse with men find the journey to the gods above most easy; for they carry less weight of earthly dross.
Inthe founder of the Society, George Fox, rejected a commission in the militia not on the basis of societal benefit, but as evidence of his conversion: 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.
Which he spake, because indeed there was never law, or sect, or opinion, did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth. For this group, the most significant aspects of the doctrine were those that proclaimed the idea of communality in its most extreme form and rejected the fundamental institutions of society: I said, too, that in Cato the immortal gods had given to us a truer exemplar of the wise man than earlier ages had in Ulysses and Hercules.
Another source of grief is the thought: Seek the good of other men, but be not in bondage to their faces or fancies; for that is but facility, or softness; which taketh an honest mind prisoner.
It is one of the best bonds, both of chastity and obedience, in the wife, if she think her husband wise; which she will never do, if she find him jealous. But superstition hath been the confusion of many states, and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government.
Another is, scandal of priests; when it is come to that which St. And so let others deal with you gently and ply soft words. Shall we saith he take good at God's hands, and not be content to take evil also.
The entire education of the guardians, beginning with children's games, is supervised by the philosophers, who subject them to various tests, checking their memory, endurance, moderation and courage. We should offer ourselves to Fortune in order that, struggling with her, we may be hardened by her.
For the first of these, secrecy; it is indeed the virtue of a confessor. The basis of the "orgiastic mass" was strictly ideological. Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed:.
Montaigne’s autobiographical Essays that explore his thoughts, feelings, and moral judgments on a multitude of topics portray a modern, subjective idea of conscience that does not acknowledge sin, show contrition for wrongdoing, make reparation, or seek forgiveness or absolution.
Soldiers, from the Second Intifada up untilshare their testimonies in a new booklet: "Why I broke the silence.” What all of these soldiers have in common, despite serving at different times, in different units, and across different parts of the Occupied Territories, is the drive to fight against silence.
As former American sergeant Camilo Mejia said, ”There’s no higher assertion of freedom than to follow your conscience.” InMejia went on a leave of absence from Iraq and never returned because of his loathing of the abuse prisoners of war.
INTRODUCTION. The special subject of the greater part of the letters and essays of Schiller contained in this volume is Aesthetics; and before passing to any remarks on his treatment of the subject it will be useful to offer a few observations on the nature of this topic, and on its treatment by the philosophical spirit of different ages.
Delve Deeper into “Soldiers of Conscience" A film by Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg This multi-media resource list, compiled by Rebecca Federman of the New York Public Library, Essay Press, Written by one of the soldiers featured in “Soldiers of Conscience”.
Charles Darwin was born inseven years after his grandfather Erasmus had died. Charles grew up during a conservative period in British and American society, shortly after the Napoleonic Wars.Essays on soldiers of conscience