Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy, Band 11

Brentano's, 1903 - 244 Seiten

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Seite xxxi - This is the true joy in life, the being used for a pur'pose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
Seite 82 - I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers Could not with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum.
Seite 225 - I will do unto others as I would they should do unto me.' 1903 GB SHAW Man & Superman 227 Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you.
Seite xxxv - Effectiveness of assertion is the Alpha and Omega of style. He who has nothing to assert has no style and can have none : he who has something to assert will go as far in power of style as its momentousness and his conviction will carry him.
Seite 236 - The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Seite xxvi - They are all right from their several points of view; and their points of view are, for the dramatic moment, mine also. This may puzzle the people who believe that there is such a thing as an absolutely right point of view, usually their own. It may seem to them that nobody who doubts this can be in a state of grace. However that may be, it is certainly true that nobody who agrees with them can possibly be a dramatist, or indeed anything else that turns upon a knowledge of mankind. Hence it has been...
Seite 53 - You think that you are Ann's suitor; that you are the pursuer and she the pursued; that it is your part to woo, to persuade, to prevail, to overcome. Fool: it is you who are the pursued, the marked down quarry, the destined prey. You need not sit looking longingly at the bait through the wires of the trap: the door is open, and will remain so until it shuts behind you for ever. OCTAVIUS. I wish I could believe that, vilely as you put it. TANNER. Why, man, what other work has she in life but to get...
Seite 132 - The philosopher is Nature's pilot. And there you have our difference: to be in hell is to drift: to be in heaven is to steer.
Seite 237 - EXPERIENCE Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. If we could learn from mere experience, the stones of London would be wiser than its wisest men.
Seite 117 - I remembered them and desperately strove to recover their illusion; but they now seemed the emptiest of inventions: my judgment was not to be corrupted : my brain still said No on every issue. And whilst I was in the act of framing my excuse to the lady, Life seized me and threw me into her arms as a sailor throws a scrap of fish into the mouth of a seabird.

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