Absolute freedom mocks at justice . Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.
I do admit to mocking atheists, because mockery is a legitimate form of debate according to my rule Book. God Himself mocks evil men who refuse His moral government (see Proverbs 1:26-27).ray comfort
Grant us the single heart once moreThat mocks no sacred thing,The Sword of Truth our fathers woreWhen Thou wast Lord and King.Let darkness unto darkness tellOur deep unspoken prayer;For, while our souls in darkness dwell,We know that Thou art there.Alfred Noyes
He remembers impulses bridled, the joy he sacrificed. Every chance he lost now mocks his senseless caution.constantine p. cavafy
“Are you mocking the concept?” “Not necessary,” Berko says. “The concept mocks itself.”michael chabon
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.Arthur Schopenhauer
It's the bad that's in the best of us Leaves the saint so like the rest of us! It's the good in the darkest-curst of us Redeems and saves the worst of us! It's the muddle of hope and madness; It's the tangle of good and badness; It's the lunacy linked with sanity Makes up, and mocks, humanity!Arthur Stringer, Humanity.
Know, too, that when a pilgrim strays, In morning mist or evening maze, Along the mountain lone, That fairy fortress often mocks His gaze upon the castled rocks Of the Valley of Saint John.Walter Scott The Bridal of Triermain (1813), Canto 3, Conclusion, st. 1.
The babbling echo mocks the hounds, Replying shrilly to the well-tun'd horns, As if a double hunt were heard at once.william shakespeare
If she be false, O! then heaven mocks itself. I'll not believe't.Othello, scene iii
The aim of jazz is the mechanical reproduction of a regressive moment, a castration symbolism. 'Give up your masculinity, let yourself be castrated,' the eunuchlike sound of the jazz band both mocks and proclaims, 'and you will be rewarded, accepted into a fraternity which shares the mystery of impotence with you, a mystery revealed at the moment of the initiation rite.theodor adorno
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