'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 Doktor Faustus.
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 Ruskin Unto this Last, preface.