performs his part with most agility, and holds out the longest in leaping and creeping, is rewarded with the blue-coloured silk; the red is given to the next, and the green to the third, which they all wear girt twice round about the middle; and you see few great persons about this court who are not adorned with one of these girdles.
It was arranged that whoever
should first bring water out of a stream a long way off, should be the victor.
should reply: If the people have property outside the city, and see it burnt, they will not remain patient, and the long siege and self- interest will make them forget their prince; to this I answer that a powerful and courageous prince will overcome all such difficulties by giving at one time hope to his subjects that the evil will not be for long, at another time fear of the cruelty of the enemy, then preserving himself adroitly from those subjects who seem to him to be too bold.
For whoever knows the right and is ready to speak it, far-seeing Zeus gives him prosperity; but whoever deliberately lies in his witness and forswears himself, and so hurts Justice and sins beyond repair, that man's generation is left obscure thereafter.
293-319) That man is altogether best who considers all things himself and marks what will be better afterwards and at the end; and he, again, is good who listens to a good adviser; but whoever neither thinks for himself nor keeps in mind what another tells him, he is an unprofitable man.
For the man who gives willingly, even though he gives a great thing, rejoices in his gift and is glad in heart; but whoever gives way to shamelessness and takes something himself, even though it be a small thing, it freezes his heart.
hath had the honour to be admitted to any degree of intimacy with this mob, must well know that it is one of their established maxims to plunder and pillage their rich neighbours without any reluctance; and that this is held to be neither sin nor shame among them.
I am a railing alongside the torrent; whoever
is able to grasp me may grasp me
reads, for example, Professor Eddington's "Space, Time and Gravitation"
Sorry for Burgess and steaming with anger at whoever
thought it would be a good idea to persuade him he could be a World Cup-standard centre eight months after switching over from rugby league.
blocks genuine partnership based on the constitution amid electioneering, blocks any meaningful presidential election, Kanaan said.
A spokesman said: "The hall has been broken into, and whoever
has been letting themselves in has also had the cheek to use the kitchen to cook food, make hot drinks and even use the Hall's electricity supply to charge their mobile phones.