My quarrel with him is, that his works contain nothing worth quoting; and a book that furnishes no quotations, is, me judice [in my opinion], no book - it is a plaything.
No se le hab|a ocurrido pensar hasta entonces que la literatura fuera el mejor juguete que se hab|a inventado para burlarse de la gente. It had never occurred to him until then to think that literature was the best plaything that had ever been invented to make fun of people.
I was their plaything and their idol, and something bettertheir child.Mary Godwin Shelley
Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience; but as blind obedience is ever sought for by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavour to keep women in the dark, because the former only want slaves, and the latter a play-thing.
Marx's prognosis of the future of the capitalist system has often been understood to imply a fatalistic view. Marx's own life should be enough to show that this is not so. Marx did not regard man as the impotent plaything of supernatural; but he thought that man could not ignore the laws of physical nature.roll, eric, baron roll of ipsden
Children are holy and pure. Even those of bandits and crocodiles belong among the angels.... They must not be turned into a plaything of one’s mood, first to be tenderly kissed, then rabidly stomped at.Anton Chekhov