Our affairs are attached to the destiny decreed by God, even our best plans may lead us to destruction.
The affairs of gold-laden Gyges do not interest me zealousy of the gods has never seized me nor anger at their deeds. But I have no love for great tyranny for its deeds are very far from my eyes.
In effect the people were present through their representatives, and were themselves, step by step and point by point, acting in the conduct of public affairs. No longer merely an ultimate check on government, they were in some sense the government.
A good Christian does not care for miracles very much, because a miracle is God looking after His own affairs, and we prefer looking after them for Him.
It's a rum state of affairs when you feel like punching a jar of mayonnaise in the face.
And so class will some day supplant race in world affairs. Race war will then be merely a side-show to the gigantic class war which will be waged in the big tent we call the world.
It shews the anxiety of the great men who influenced the conduct of affairs at that great event, to make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.
My dog Millie knows more about foreign affairs than these two bozos.
Were I a king (God bless me) I should hate My chaplains meddling with affairs of state; Nor would my subjects, I should think, be fond, Whenever theirs the Bible went beyond.
The enemies of Christ could not bear his independence; his Give the emperor that which is the emperors showed a contempt for the affairs of state and its politicsfor the moral orderthat their self-respect would not let them tolerate.
Politics and the affairs of State are dissociated from the orbit of the individual, and in so far as they cannot be repossessed as his living private property they must be rendered impotent.
Assuredly men of merit are never lacking at any time, for those are the men who manage affairs, and it is affairs that produce the men. I have never searched, and I have always found under my hand the men who have served me, and for the most part I have been well served.
A nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy.
The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern.
Private misfortunes must never induce us to neglect public affairs.