But we must deny the fact, that slaves are considered merely as property, and in no respect whatever as persons.
Could it be reasonably expected, that the Southern States would concur in a system, which considered their slaves in some degree as men, when burdens were to be imposed, but refused to consider them in the same light, when advantages were to be conferred?
Moreover, besides the difference of fortune, there is that which arises from family and merit; or, if there are any other distinctions [1290a] which make part of the city, they have been already mentioned in treating of an aristocracy, for there we considered
how many parts each city must necessarily be composed of; and sometimes each of these have a share in the government, sometimes a few, sometimes more.
All he cared about was gaiety and women, and as according to his ideas there was nothing dishonorable in these tastes, and he was incapable of considering what the gratification of his tastes entailed for others, he honestly considered
himself irreproachable, sincerely despised rogues and bad people, and with a tranquil conscience carried his head high.
I conceived that the art of the ruler, considered
as ruler, whether in a state or in private life, could only regard the good of his flock or subjects; whereas you seem to think that the rulers in states, that is to say, the true rulers, like being in authority.
Especially may be considered
his feeling for Nature, his power of description, and the question how far his faults as a poet nullify his merits.
Thus arrayed, their hair besmeared with fish oil, and their bodies bedaubed with red clay, they considered themselves irresistible.
To settle this they beat their idols soundly against each other; whichever first loses a tooth or a claw is considered as confuted, and his votary retires from the field.
Louisa, I have not considered
it essential to ask you one question, because the possibility implied in it appeared to me to be too remote.
The Same Subject Continued, and Re-Eligibility of the Executive Considered
From the Independent Journal.
To give a higher idea of the principle I mean, as well as one more familiar to the present age; it may be considered
as sitting on its throne in the mind, like the Lord High Chancellor of this kingdom in his court; where it presides, governs, directs, judges, acquits, and condemns according to merit and justice, with a knowledge which nothing escapes, a penetration which nothing can deceive, and an integrity which nothing can corrupt.
Still, if the courage of Agathocles in entering into and extricating himself from dangers be considered
, together with his greatness of mind in enduring and overcoming hardships, it cannot be seen why he should be esteemed less than the most notable captain.