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.honoré de balzac: 1829 Physiologie du mariage.
I keep no rank nor station. Cured, I am frizzled, stale and small.Lowell, RobertTraill Spence,Jr: 1956 'Home After Three Months Away'.
Liberty is, to the lowest rank of every nation, little more than the choice of working or starving.Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson: 1760 'The Bravery of the English Common Soldier', in The British Magazine, Jan.
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: 1862 Unto this Last, preface.
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: 1947 Doktor Faustus.
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: 1795 '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.
'Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul; I think the Romans call it stoicism.joseph addison: 1713 Cato, act1, sc.4, l.82-3.
Just imagine for a moment what life in this country might have been if women had been properly represented in Congress. Would a Congress where women in all their diversity were represented tolerate the countless laws now on the books that discriminate against women in all phases of their lives? Would a Congress with adequate representation of women have allowed this country to reach the 1970s without a national health care system? Would it have permitted this country to rank fourteenth in infant mortality among the developed nations of the world? Would it have allowed the situation we now have in which thousands of kids grow up without decent care because their working mothers have no place to leave them? Would such a Congress condone the continued butchering of young girls and mothers in amateur abortion mills? Would it allow fraudulent packaging and cheating of consumers in supermarkets, department stores and other retail outlets? Would it consent to the perverted sense of priorities that has dominated our government for decades, where billions have been appropriated for war while our human needs as a people have been neglected?bella abzug: Bella!, “February 7” section (1972)
The inflexible integrity of the moral code is, to me, the secret of the authority, the dignity, the utility of History.If we may debase the currency for the sake of genius, or success, or rank, or reputation, we may debase it for the sake of a man’s influence, of his religion, of his party, of the good cause which prospers by his credit and suffers by his disgrace. Then History ceases to be a science, an arbiter of controversy, a guide of the Wanderer, the upholder of that moral standard which the powers of earth and religion itself tend constantly to depress. It serves where it ought to reign; and it serves the worst cause better than the purest.john acton: Letter to Mandell Creighton (5 April 1887), published in Historical Essays and Studies, by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton (1907), edited by John Neville Figgis and Reginald Vere Laurence, Appendix, p. 504; also in Essays on Freedom and Power (1972)
The world grows more enlightened. Knowledge is more equally diffused. Newspapers, magazines, and circulating libraries have made mankind wiser. Titles and distinctions, ranks and orders, parade and ceremony, are all going out of fashion.This is roundly and frequently asserted in the streets, and sometimes on theatres of higher rank. Some truth there is in it; and if the opportunity were temperately improved, to the reformation of abuses, the rectification of errors, and the dissipation of pernicious prejudices, a great advantage it might be. But, on the other hand, false inferences may be drawn from it, which may make mankind wish for the age of dragons, giants, and fairies.john adams: No. 13
As of rioting, the old Roman way of dealing with that is always the right one; flog the rank and file, and fling the ring-leaders from the Tarpeian rock.thomas arnold: Quoted by Matthew Arnold, Cornhill Magazine, August 1868
[General literacy would] teach [the poor] to despise their lot in life, instead of making them good servants in agriculture, and other laborious employment to which their rank in society has destined them;... it would enable them to read seditious pamphlets, vicious books, and publications against Christianity; it would render them insolent.John Oxenham: 'Literacy. Writing, Reading and Social Organisation'. As quoted in 'The Writing Systems of the World' by Florian Coulmas p. 6
As no one can adventure nearer the throne of God by virtue of his rank, his wealth, or his talent, so no one is kept farther from that throne by his low condition, or by his poverty of wealth, of learning, or of intellect. The prince and the sage are not more welcome to heaven than the poor and ignorant.albert barnes: P. 455. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Want keeps pace with dignity. Destitute of the lawful means of supporting his rank, his dignity presents a motive for malversation, and his power furnishes the means.jeremy bentham: The Rationale of Reward (1811)
At the mention of the name and offence of this degraded being a great sound went up from the entire multitude – a universal cry of execration, not greatly dissimilar from that which may be frequently heard in the crowded Temple of Impartiality when the one whose duty it is to take up, at a venture, the folded papers, announces that the sublime Emperor, or some mandarin of exalted rank, has been so fortunate as to hold the winning number in the Annual State Lottery.ernest bramah: "The Vision of Yin, the Son of Yat Huang"
"If you loved as I do,' she earnestly replied, 'you would not have so nearly lost me - these scruples of false delicacy and pride would never thus have troubled you - you would have seen that the greatest worldly distinctions and discrepancies of rank, birth, and fortune are as dust in the balance compared with the unity of accordant thoughts and feelings, and truly loving, sympathising hearts and souls."anne brontë: Helen to Gilbert (Ch. LIII : Conclusion)
Rank is a great beautifier.edward bulwer-lytton: The Lady of Lyons (1838), Act ii, Scene i.
The rank is but the guinea's stamp,The man's the gowd for a' that.For a' that an a' that.Robert Burns: A Man's A Man For A' That, st. 1 (1795)
Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord,Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that;Tho' hundreds worship at his word,He's but a coof for a' that:For a' that, an' a' that,His ribband, star, an' a' that:The man o' independent mindHe looks an' laughs at a' that.A prince can mak a belted knight,A marquis, duke, an' a' that;But an honest man's abon his might,Gude faith, he maunna fa' that!For a' that, an' a' that,Their dignities an' a' that;The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth,Are higher rank than a' that.Then let us pray that come it may,(As come it will for a' that,)That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.For a' that, an' a' that,It's coming yet for a' that,That Man to Man, the world o'er,Shall brothers be for a' that.Robert Burns: A Man's A Man For A' That, st. 3-5 (1795)
To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend — I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor." ... "Your men are under a different command now, one that knows no rank, only love; knows no danger, only peace, May God bless them all.george h. w. bush: At a memorial in Norfolk Virginia for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). - "Bush Fights Tears at Memorial", By Susan Page. Newsday Washington Bureau. Newsday. Long Island, N.Y.: April 25, 1989. pg. 04
Many a man may thank his talent for his rank, but no man has ever been able to return the compliment by thanking his rank for his talent.Charles Caleb Colton: Lacon, vol. 1 (1820), # 8
"The ever-increasing cattle production is wreaking havoc on the earth’s ecosystems, destroying habitats on six continents. Cattle raisin is a primary factor in the destruction of the word’s remaining tropical rain forests. […] Cattle are also a major cause of global warming… The devastating environmental, economic, and human toll of maintaining a worldwide cattle complex is little discussed in public policy circles… Yet, cattle production and beef consumption now rank among the gravest threats to the future well-being of the earth and its human population." - Jeremy Rifkin, Beyond Beef , 1992That '70s Show, Season 3, Episode 6 (aired 21 November 2000), written by Dean Batali and Rob Deshotel
"To see the convulsions, agonies and tortures of a poor fellow-creature, whom they cannot restore nor recompense, dying to gratify luxury and tickle callous and rank organs, must require a rocky heart, and a great degree of cruelty and ferocity. I cannot find any great difference between feeding on human flesh and feeding on [other] animal flesh, except custom and practice."George Cheyne , Essay on Regimen
The more important Puranas or ancient tales ...were written somewhere between 300 AD and 1200 AD and rank next to the epics in their influence on the masses as they seek to evoke religious devotion through myths , stories , and legends .Gurinder Singh Mann, in Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America : A Short History, p.22