There would have been much more of an absorption into English culture. There is less incentive to be alert and careful with your approach and methods when things are going your way.
Haughtiness and pride imply self-confidence which produces carelessness, and hence a fall—literally, "sliding. It would sound simply absurd. Well, in part because a film can summon a full retinue of Brit acting royalty—Claire Bloom, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Jennifer Ehle and Anthony Andrews also show up—at their ease in this stately-homes, Masterpiece Theatre atmosphere.
If one is right from a legal point of view, nothing more is required.
After all, if it is not broken, why fix it. The turn introduced by the Renaissance evidently was inevitable historically. When we speak of the commerce with our [American] colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
It hardly ever happens because it would damage sales.
We first throw away the tales along with the rattles of our nurses; those of the priest keep their hold a little longer; those of our governors the longest of all.
Evils we have had continually calling for reformation, and reformations more grievous than any evils. But any number of royal historians—and a young British boy named David Seidler—understood that King George VI was nearly paralyzed vocally. Pride also can be in the achievement of ownership or position, for example when getting a longed-for a new car.
This speech discusses the gap between the American dream and reality, saying that overt white supremacists have violated the dream, and that "our federal government has also scarred the dream through its apathy and hypocrisy, its betrayal of the cause of justice".
Appeal from the New Whigs to the Old If we owe to it [civil society] any duty, it is not subject to our will. Very well known representatives of your society, such as George Kennan, say: We are tenants at the will of these gentlemen for everything; and a metaphysical quibble is to decide whether the greatest villain breathing shall meet his deserts, or escape with impunity, or whether the best man in the society shall not be reduced to the lowest and most despicable condition it affords.
After deliberate examination, with the aid of the best lights I could obtain, I was well satisfied that our country, under all the circumstances of the case, had a right to take, and was bound in duty and interest to take, a neutral position. It also helps to focus on a British monarch, as in The Queen, or on a character with a severe physical or emotional disability A Beautiful Mind, Ray, Benjamin Button that he learns to live with or conquer through the help of those who love him.
It based modern Western civilization on the dangerous trend to worship man and his material needs. Without prompting, a couple thousand members of the audience regaled the star with a chorus of "Happy Birthday," and Firth, who in the film plays the British monarch George VI, bowed to his subjects.
This deep manifold split bears the danger of manifold disaster for all of us, in accordance with the ancient truth that a kingdom -- in this case, our Earth -- divided against itself cannot stand.
When perfect quiet is restored, I shall proceed. I cannot speak so long as there is any noise or confusion.
I shall take my time I feel quite prepared to spend the night with you if necessary. Insightful post, Irving! The first thing that popped into my mind was the Proverb that says, “Pride comes before the fall”.
I’ve had many experiences that have taught me that pride. There are meaningful warnings which history gives a threatened or perishing society.
Such are, for instance, the decadence of art, or a lack of great statesmen. Commentary: In his last speech as leader, Callaghan attacked the record of the Conservative government, claiming its policies had resulted in higher prices, unemployment, taxes and interest rates.
Yeah the Universe has its way of humbling us the moment we let pride get to our heads. I too have experienced that many times myself, so I am more watchful and alert about pride today. Although there may be slips from time to time, I make sure not to stray too far.
Speech to the Electors of Bristol (3 November ); as published in The Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke () A conscientious man would be cautious how he dealt in blood. Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol (3 April ); as published in The Works of the Right Hon.
Edmund Burke .Speech on pride has its fall