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History of Friedrich the second, called Frederick the Great
Ամբողջությամբ դիտվող - 1901
Abbot Abbot Samson answer Aristocracy Arnold Austrian Bavaria become Berlin better Beza blessed Bouillé Brother called centuries Chartism Corn-Law Country Court Cüstrin Czarina dead death Dilettantism divine Earth Edmund Edmundsbury England English eternal Euvres de Frédéric eyes fact Father Fehrbellin Ferney French Friedrich Friedrich Wilhelm III Fürst Fürstenbund Gersdorf God's Görtz govern hand head heart Heaven Herr Hohenelbe honor horses hour human hypochondria Jocelin justice Kaiser Kaunitz kind King King's Knox living look Lord Majesty Majesty's Mammonism manner ment Mirabeau Monks Nation Nature never noble once Parliament perhaps poor Portrait Potsdam present Preuss Prussian Rannsleben Rathenow readers Reich religion Rödenbeck Ruppin Sans-Souci Schmettau Schönwalde Scotland Seven-Years War silent soul speak Straubingen thee thing thou true truth Universe Voltaire whole wise withal worship worth Ziethen Zimmermann
Էջ 421 - Wiser, may a beneficent instinct lead and impel thee to 'conquer' me, to command me! If thou do know better than I what is good and right, I conjure thee in the name of God, force me to do it ; were it by never such brass collars, whips and handcuffs, leave me not to walk over precipices ! That I have been called, by all the Newspapers, a ' free man' will avail me little, if my pilgrimage have ended in death and wreck.
Էջ 445 - While earnest thou gazest, Comes boding of terror, Comes phantasm and error ; Perplexes the bravest With doubt and misgiving. But heard are the Voices, Heard are the Sages, The Worlds and the Ages: " Choose well ; your choice is Brief, and yet endless. Here eyes do regard you, In Eternity's stillness; Here is all fulness, Ye brave, to reward you; Work, and despair not.
Էջ 249 - To him that hath shall be given, and from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath,' — that doctrines like these should be applied in the State, and especially in a monarchically, paternally governed State.
Էջ 486 - The wealth of a man is the number of things which he loves and blesses, which he is loved and blessed by...
Էջ 229 - For it is the right and noble alone that will have victory in this struggle ; the rest is wholly an obstruction, a postponement and fearful imperilment of the victory. Towards an eternal centre of right and nobleness, and of that only, is all this confusion tending.
Էջ 228 - One strong thing I find here below : the just thing, the true thing. My friend, if thou hadst all the artillery of Woolwich trundling at thy back in support of an unjust thing ; and infinite bonfires visibly waiting ahead of thee, to blaze centuries long for thy victory on behalf of it, — I would advise thee to call halt, to fling down thy baton, and say,
Էջ 338 - There is but one temple in the Universe,' says the devout Novalis, ' and that is the Body of Man. Nothing is holier than that high form. Bending before men is a reverence done to this Revelation in the Flesh. We touch Heaven when we lay our hand on a human body!
Էջ 411 - ... there is thy eternal enemy; attack him swiftly, subdue him; make Order of him, the subject not of Chaos, but of Intelligence, Divinity and Thee! The thistle that grows in thy path, dig it out, that a blade of useful grass, a drop of nourishing milk, may grow there instead. The waste cotton-shrub, gather its waste white down, spin it, weave it; that, in place of idle litter, there may be folded webs, and the naked skin of man be covered. But above all, where thou...
Էջ 413 - Was it thy aim and life-purpose to be filled with good things for thy heroism ; to have a life of pomp and ease, and be what men call 'happy,' in this world, or in any other world ? I answer for thee deliberately, No. The whole spiritual secret of the new epoch lies in this, that thou canst answer for thyself, with thy whole clearness of head and heart, deliberately, No ! My brother, the brave man has to give his Life away.