No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the misfortune is to do it solemnly.
The loathsome mask has fallen, the man remains Sceptreless, free, uncircumscribed, but man Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless, Exempt from awe, worship, degree, the king Over himself; just, gentle, wise: but man Passionless?no, yet free from guilt or pain, Which were, for his will made or suffered them, Nor yet Exempt, though ruling them like slaves, From chance, and death, and mutability, The clogs of that which else might oversoar The loftiest star of unascended heaven, Pinnacled dim in the intense inane.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Exempt are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love.Aristotle, Free Translation from the French version of a letter named "The Letter of Aristotle to Alexander on the Policy toward the Cities". Basis for translation: Lettre d’Aristote à Alexandre sur la politique envers les cités, Arabic text edition and translated/edited by Józef Bielawski and Marian Plezia (Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences, 1970), page 72.
Music [is] a science peculiarly productive of a pleasure that no state of life, publick or private, secular or sacred; no difference of age or season; no temper of mind or condition of health Exempt from present anguish; nor, lastly, distinction of quality, renders either improper, untimely, or unentertaining.Samuel Pepys
The divorce between the church and the state ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no church property anywhere in any State or in the nation should be Exempt from equal taxation; for if you Exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a church tax upon the whole community.james a. garfield
And because it may be too great a temptation to human frailty, apt to grasp at power, for the same persons, who have the power of making laws, to have also in their hands the power to execute them, whereby they may Exempt themselves from obedience to the laws they make, and suit the law, both in its making, and execution, to their own private advantagejohn locke
No one is Exempt from talking nonsense. The great misfortune is to do it solemnly.Anthony de Mello, in One Minute Nonsense (1992), Introduction
How can historicism consistently Exempt itself from its own verdict that all human thought is historical?Laurence Lampert (1997) Leo Strauss and Nietzsche, p. 6
I Exempt you of being present in my idea of you.Original: Dispenso-a de comparecer na minha ideia de si.
Of law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world: all tilings in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not Exempt from her power.Richard Hooker, p. 374. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
A happy and eternal being has no trouble himself and brings no trouble upon any other being; hence he is Exempt from movements of anger and partiality, for every such movement implies weakness . (1)Variant translations:
[O]ne of the greatest sages of Jewish Law of the late 20th century, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, unequivocally described abortion as a form of murder, albeit a form that is Exempt from capital punishment. But those of us faithful to our tradition have obviously failed to persuade our fellow Jews that abortion equals murder.Daniel Lapin, in Weeping About our Families, (February 24, 2001).