The mythos-over-logos argument points to the fact that each child is born as ignorant as any caveman. What keeps the world from reverting to the Neandertal with each generation is the continuing, ongoing mythos, transformed into logos but still mythos, the huge body of common knowledge that unites our minds as cells are united in the body of man. To feel that one is not so united, that one can accept or discard this mythos as one pleases, is not to understand what the mythos is.
I think Miss Moore was right to cut “The Steeple-Jack” the poem seems plainer and clearer in its shortened state but she has cut too much... The reader may feel like saying, “Let her do as she pleases with the poem; it’s hers, isn’t it?” No; it’s much too good a poem for that, it long ago became everybody’s, and we can protest just as we could if Donatello cut off David’s left leg.Randall Jarrell
The soul of the journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.william hazlitt
Who now reads Cowley? if he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit.Alexander Pope
L'homme dit ce qu'il sait, la femme dit ce qui pla|"t. A man says what he knows, a woman says what pleases.
In judging paintings, you should consider whether the first impression pleases the eye and whether the artist has followed the rules; as for the rest, everyone makes some mistakes.
Let the League of Nations say whatever it pleases, let America offer whatever interference, let China decry Japan's action at the top of her voice, but Japan must adhere to her course unswervingly.sadao araki
Through me the energy policy of the whole Common Market is being held up. Without opening old wounds, it pleases me no end.tony benn
Men follow their sentiments and their self-interest, but it pleases them to imagine that they follow reason. And so they look for, and always find, some theory which, a posteriori, makes their actions appear to be logical. If that theory could be demolished scientifically, the only result would be that another theory would be substituted for the first one, and for the same purpose.vilfredo pareto
Jesus knows that we had rather labor than suffer; and that we would rather labor.and suffer, too, than be laid aside. No man is fit to rise up and labor, until he is made willing to lie still and suffer as long as his Master pleases.edward payson
If his Majesty is resolved to have my head, he may make a whistle of my arse if he pleases.algernon sydney
I have just put my soul as a blank into the hand of Jesus, my Redeemer, and desired Him to write on it what He pleases; I know it will be His image.george whitefield
It is a great truth, wonderful as it is undeniable, that all our happiness temporal, spiritual, and eternal consists in one thing; namely, in resigning ourselves to God, and in leaving ourselves with Him, to do with us and in us just as He pleases.jeanne marie bouvier de la motte guyon
Surrender yourselves then to be led and disposed of just as God pleases, with respect both to your outward and inward state.jeanne marie bouvier de la motte guyon
I have resolved, if our interview is conducted in the usual manner, and it pleases God to give me the opportunity, to reserve and throw away my first fire, and I have thoughts even of reserving my second fire.Alexander Hamilton
A male has the right to wander about as he pleases. He has the right to marry any number of girls. This practice has led to prostitution.periyar e. v. ramasamy
The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.larry wall
The government are very keen on amassing statistics. They collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. But you must never forget that every one of these figures comes in the first instance from the chowty dar [chowkidar] (village watchman in India), who just puts down what he damn pleases.
What tho' the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile?
What the she-wolf does (brings forth) pleases the he-wolf.
He likes the poor things of the world the best, I would not, therefore, if I could be rich. It pleases him to stoop for buttercups.
Purely philosophical assertions which do not pertain to theology should not be solemnly condemned or forbidden by anyone, because in connection with such [assertions] anyone at all ought to be free to say freely what pleases him.
I cannot conceive how any man can have brought himself to that pitch of presumption, to consider his country as nothing but carte blanche, upon which he may scribble whatever he pleases.Edmund Burke
Aristotle dines when it seems good to King Philip, but Diogenes when he himself pleases.
Any one may take upon him what surname, and as many surnames as he pleases without an Act of Parliament.
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