He was a quiet, gentle man, a man who loved peace (his country had suffered much from the wars of his predecessor), he behaved graciously toward everyone, humble and great alike. Never high-handed, he always sought advice in the kingdom’s affairs from serious, experienced people. Just why his nephew killed him was never precisely explained.
The necessity for power is obvious, because life cannot be lived without order; but the allocation of power is arbitrary because all men are alike, or very nearly. Yet power must not seem to be arbitrarily allocated, because it will not then be recognized as power. Therefore prestige, which is illusion, is of the very essence of power.Simone Weil
Whether a man goes down with a law bullet in a vital part or is wearied out as is the fish before being landed, where he may gasp his life out; whether he dies with one convulsion after a swallow of prussic acid or dreamily passes away in the solace of an opium overdraught, is perhaps no matter in the end. In the processes there is a vast difference, but the tombstones the reports of that Court which has the last say read very much alike. The figure is, perhaps, not a bad one.Author unidentified.
I predict that Anonymous and entities like it will become far more significant over the next few years than is expected by most of our similarly irrelevant pundits and this will, no doubt, turn out to be just as much of an understatement as anything else that has been written on the subject. … This is the future , whether one approves or not, and the failure on the part of governments and media alike to understand , and contend with the rapid change now afoot, ought to remind everyone concerned why it is that this movement is necessary in the first place.Anonymous representative of Anonymous (group), in "Anonymous and the global correction", Aljazeera (16 February 2011)
alike were they free from Fear, that reigns with the tyrant, and envy, the vice of republics. Neither locks had they to their doors, nor bars to their windows; But their dwellings were open as day and the hearts of their owners; There the richest was poor, and the poorest lived in abundance.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. Two people, when they love each other, grow alike in their tastes and habits and pride, but their moral natures (whatever we may mean by that canting expression) are never welded. The base one goes on being base, and the noble one noble, to the end.willa cather
His thinking threw light in a very introspective way on the entire process of the judicial function. His decisions, beyond just the vote they represented, were sufficiently philosophical to be of enduring interest. He decided the case before him with that respect for its particulars, its special features, that marks alike the honest artist and the just judge.harlan, john marshall, ii
He that's liberalTo all alike, may do a good by chance,But never out of judgment.Beaumont and Fletcher, The Spanish Curate, Act I, scene 1.
In the political, the social, the economic, even the cultural sphere, the revolutions of our time have been revolutions "against" rather than revolutions "for"... On the whole throughout this period the man--or party--that stood for doing the positive has usually cut a pathetic figure; well meaning but ineffectual, civilized but unrealistic, he was suspect alike to [by both] the ultras of destruction and the ultras of preservation and restoration.Peter Drucker
The Americans never use the word peasant, because they have no idea of the class which that term denotes; the ignorance of more remote ages, the simplicity of rural life, and the rusticity of the villager have not been preserved among them; and they are alike unacquainted with the virtues, the vices, the coarse habits, and the simple graces of an early stage of civilization.alexis de tocqueville
He that's liberal To all alike, may do a good by chance, But never out of judgment.Beaumont and Fletcher, The Spanish Curate, Act I, scene 1.
There are dons who care for the intellect and the imagination, and there are priests who care for the spirit; but broadly speaking the function of universities and churches alike is to trim and tame enthusiasm, to suppress curiosity, and, in short, to whittle immortal souls into serviceable props of the established order.Hugh Kingsmill The Progress of a Biographer (London: Methuen, 1949) p. 2.
Skilful alike with tongue and pen, He preached to all men everywhere The Gospel of the Golden Rule, The New Commandment given to men, Thinking the deed, and not the creed, Would help us in our utmost need.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, prelude to Tales of a Wayside Inn, line 217.
For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.Bertrand Russell in: Christopher Hitchens The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer, Da Capo Press, 2007m p.200
Democracy ... dispenses equality to equals and unequaled alike.Plato, The Republic, 558c
Targets of a targeted killing include the potential suicide bomber as well as other individuals. A legitimate target is an individual significantly involved in the suicide bomber infrastructure; that is, "doers" and "senders" alike.Bassiouni, M. Cherif (2008). International Criminal Law: Sources, Subjects and Contents. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers / Brill Academic. p. 674. ISBN 9004165320.
We designate by the term "State" institutions that embody absolutism in its extreme form and institutions that temper it with more or less liberality. We apply the word alike to institutions that do nothing but aggress and to institutions that, besides aggressing, to some extent protect and defend. But which is the State's essential function, aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.Benjamin Tucker, Address to Unitarian Ministers (1890)
Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the skeptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride , He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest ; In doubt to deem himself a god , or beast ; In doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reasn'ing but to err; alike in ignorance , his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much.Alexander Pope, in An Essay on Man (1733) Epistle II
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