'Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul; I think the Romans call it stoicism. Joseph Addison
Cato, act1, sc.4, l.82^3.
Un homme n'a jamais pu e lever sa ma|"tresse jusqu'a' lui; mais une femme place toujours son amant aussi haut qu'elle. A man can never elevate his mistress to his rank, but a woman can always place her lover as high as she. Honore de Balzac
Physiologie du mariage.
Is there for honest Poverty That hings his head, and a'that; The coward-slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a'that! For a'that, and a'that, Our toils obscure, and a'that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a'that. Robert Burns
'For a' that and a' that', stanza1.
The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which ourdull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive formsthis knowledge, this feeling, isatthe centerof true religiousness.In thissense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men. Albert Einstein
Quoted in Philipp Frank Einstein: HisLife and Times (1947), ch.12, section 5.
Liberty is, to the lowest rank of every nation, little more than the choice of working or starving. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson
'The Bravery of the English Common Soldier', in The British Magazine, Jan.
I keep no rank nor station. Cured, I am frizzled, stale and small. RobertTraill Spence,Jr Lowell
'Home After Three Months Away'.
Das Seelische [ist] immer das Prim a« re und eigentlich Motivierende; die politischeAktion ist zweiterOrdnung, Reflex, Ausdruck, Instrument. The mental state is always the primaryand ultimately the motivating state.Political actionis ofsecond rank, reflex, expression, instrument. Thomas Mann
It ought to be quite as natural and straightforward a matter for a labourer to take his pension from his parish, because he has deserved well of his parish, as for a man in higher rank to take his pension from his country, because he has deserved well of his country. John RuskinSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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