Echos of Innocence
The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
- Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)
Boom and Bust, Will Anyone Be Around to Hear the Echo?
Echos of Innocence
Inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)'s quote, "The guilty think all talk is of themselves". The titled responsion is...
A great quote by Chaucer is "I am not certain but I believe that the very poor are the most miserable; and those who are the happiest are also the very poorest." To understand this quote, it needs to be noted that Chaucer, like most other early English writers had very little income and most likely didn't even have the luxury of running a store or working with other people. His lack of financial security and social status was reflected in his writing style as well.
Geoffroy Chaucer Quotations Goal financial stability. Unlike many early American authors, economic troubles rarely have fatal dates. Cosmic World Cosmic Earth. In an un-patriotic world tainted with negativity and hatred, stand tall, shine brightly and always be proud of yourself. This is the reason that people today do not take the time to look at a man's character, but rather see him as a "good" person that has done good things.
What makes Geoffrey Chaucer's quote so relevant today is that many people are facing economic hardship. However, despite this, the wealthy, famous, and influential still remain in their seats. As the writer says, the poor are unhappy because they feel they are not good enough for someone else's good opinion. Therefore, I would suggest that we as an individual or a group become aware of our own goodness and be proud of that goodness.
Imitation is the sincerest [forme] of flattery
Inspired by Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)'s quote, "Imitation is the sincerest of flattery." The titled responsion is...
The added forme is highly metaphysical. The implied meaning that I am insinuating almost 200 years after Charles Caleb Colton's death is partially Plutonic more-or-less Aristotelian; o sepi to poli.
Charles Caleb Colton, otherwise known as Imitation, was a British clergyman and sometime artist who were born in the West Country. Colton has been called 'the man who made England' by Thomas Carlyle. He is best known for his portrait paintings of the King and Queen, which he produced between 1811 and 1813. In the early years of his career, he was well known as an artist and writer, but he also created a number of Impressionist works. There are some earlier versions of Colton's work, including an article in The Spectator Magazine in 1714 that included the term 'imitation.'
Imitation was a very negative term in those days. A critic of Colton described his work as 'sickly art,' and one of his paintings was displayed in a room decorated with Impressionist 'mixed media,' including paintings and sculptures. Colton, however, denied that he was an Impressionist and explained that he painted mainly realistic scenes. It was not unusual at the time for people to think that Colton had borrowed styles from Impressionists. In fact, Colton did borrow certain Impressionist ideas, including the use of the brush and light source in painting, and even the use of 'inverted perspective,' though Colton maintained that the idea was a fraud and a distortion of reality. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of Colton's paintings, other than the Impressionist influence, is the way in which they were so much like those of his patron, the Queen Mary II.
Colton wrote to the Queen, as follows: 'A painting should be so full of reality that the eye should catch every feature of the picture and make you feel that you were present when it was made by a real person. I suppose you would never have believed a person of any other character than your own could have painted so well as myself, as long as I have lived. Impressionism has done me good by making me what I am and not what I am not. . I feel the same about the life I lead now and as I felt about the life I led then; and believe I am a better person for it.'
Times are Changing
Inspired by Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)'s quote, "Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times." The titled responsion is...
If the study of history is for liberating the mind from the perils and pitfalls of the past, the future is best prepared for by studying the past. What lessons can we learn from history as we live in this unprecedented time of prosperity and god-like gluttony? The lives of excess are not sustainable, the addictive nature of our extractive and dominating personalities will be the death of us unless we reshape and perfect our ideas towards something more worthy.
Gustave Flaubert is one of the most famous writers who have ever lived. Highly respected, he was once considered to be the "deity of the French novel." Born in 1813 in Provence, France, Flaubert first went to study law at the University of Paris where he received a degree in law and minored in philosophy. After taking up a teaching position, he soon became a prolific writer, publishing more than seventy books in his lifetime. Flaubert's writing was so influential that it influenced generations of writers to come.
A man of contradictions, Flaubert loved to write about everything, from politics and religion to love and death. He wrote about every facet of human life, and the stories he wrote were so intriguing that they captured the imagination of many people and readers all over the world. His novels were often compared to Shakespeare's. Some even considered him to be one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Flaubert's life was very colorful, especially in the works of his life, and his biographers were unable to do justice in their portrayals of his life. Flaubert may be one of the most famous writers who ever lived, but many people do not know much about him because his life is so obscure.
In his writings, Flaubert is sometimes known as a philatelist. He had a passion for the arts and would often travel to Paris, which is where much of his work was written. He wrote more than one hundred novels, but many of them have not been translated into English yet. Despite his controversial reputation, Flaubert's books are still very popular, despite some critics claiming that his writing style was not original. His novels are still considered modern day classics by many people. Many of his works are still around and considered very popular. As with most famous people, Flaubert never left us, as we have many copies of his books that can be found in libraries all over the world, and people continue to buy and read them.
Hear the Music! ?
Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)'s quote, "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.". The titled responsion is...
This article looks at what is wrong with our culture in the US and Europe and Friedrich Nietzsche the musician. In his essay The Will To Power he says "The only way to keep up with the Joneses is to die like them." His point of view, that we should all live like him and dance his mad dance in the streets. But this is exactly what the Democratic party in the US is doing. They have now taken this insanity one step further with the insanity known as Obama Derangement Syndrome, or the insanity known as the Democrats' insane dance of the masses.
What was I talking about? Dancing to the music of insane people? Well the reason these insane people are dancing is because they know they are crazy. And those that were seen dancing were often thought to be mentally insane to those that could not hear their music. The Democratic Party has become deaf and blind to the screaming screams of an ordinary working class which has been dancing the ever-dying death wobble all year long. This is the problem with socialism and liberalism is that it destroys the individual and all good things in society by destroying the individual mind.
The insanity of the Democrats' insane dance of the masses is that they cannot even recognize the insanity. And this is the problem with socialism and liberalism, they cannot see the insanity. So when you hear the Democratic Party is talking about a war on capitalism and socialism and you see them dancing the insanity away in the streets in a mad and insane fashion, you know you are watching the Democrats' insane dance of the masses. You know they have gone insane and will not stop dancing until the government puts them in a mental institution because they are insane and cannot understand that they are insane
Inspired by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)'s quote, "Take up the White Man’s burden, Send forth the best ye breed— Go, bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need.". The titled responsion is...
Rudyard Kipling is probably best known for his short stories, the likes of which are still being written today. But what is perhaps more notable for readers is his poem "The White mans burden". The original version of this poem has been attributed to Kipling, who wrote it in the form of an epigraph and added a few lines to it. The meaning of "White mans burden" has shifted over the years. The original version of "The White mans Burden", written in McClure's Magazine, was published in February 1899 at a pivotal juncture in the U.S debate over imperialism.
Debate raged in American political arenas over imperialistic terms, with the phrase "the white man's burden" emerging as a synonym for colonial and imperial policies of which the U.S was a proponent. As this debate raged, "The white man's burden" became increasingly associated with a kind of colonial-era paternalism. Many felt that it was a reference to the burdens placed on European-descended Americans by Europeans during their days of slavery in the Americas. However, a number of scholars today argue that the poem is simply an attempt at making sense of why the United States was an empire in the first place, a justification for the actions and attitudes of the country's leaders.
The original version of "The White mans burden" may be seen as an acknowledgment that the empire had not come to an end when the last of the "slaves" passed away. The poem's message that the U.S. must always remain a white man's burden, and in that role, he is to be a protector, servant, father, husband, and citizen have remained relevant and important. This idea of America's legacy in the world is as relevant today as it was more than 100 years ago. For that reason, many people find that "The White mans Burden" is a particularly meaningful way of celebrating our country's founding principles and legacy, and its continuing ability to make the world better and safer for humanity. It's a reminder that, even today, we have many things that can serve as inspiration to us and help us become better. And that is just one of many things to be found in "The White mans Burden". Take a moment and consider all of it.
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