Besides this, he saw the arms of Italy, especially those by which he might have been assisted, in hands that would fear the aggrandizement of the Pope, namely, the Orsini and the Colonnesi and their following.
This came to him soon and he used it well; for the Orsini, perceiving at length that the aggrandizement of the duke and the Church was ruin to them, called a meeting of the Magione in Perugia.
On returning to France, to the bosom of the great, strong, magnificent, peaceful, and glorious fatherland, I should have proclaimed her frontiers immutable; all future wars purely defensive, all aggrandizement
She knew that his mother neither behaved to him so as to make his home comfortable at present, nor to give him any assurance that he might form a home for himself, without strictly attending to her views for his aggrandizement
. With such a knowledge as this, it was impossible for Elinor to feel easy on the subject.
This would be the more likely to take place, as the delinquencies of the larger members might be expected sometimes to proceed from an ambitious premeditation in their rulers, with a view to getting rid of all external control upon their designs of personal aggrandizement
; the better to effect which it is presumable they would tamper beforehand with leading individuals in the adjacent States.
A perusal of their journals, as well as the candid acknowledgments of such as have had a seat in that assembly, will inform us, that the members have but too frequently displayed the character, rather of partisans of their respective States, than of impartial guardians of a common interest; that where on one occasion improper sacrifices have been made of local considerations, to the aggrandizement
of the federal government, the great interests of the nation have suffered on a hundred, from an undue attention to the local prejudices, interests, and views of the particular States.
His transactions, huge and carefully thought out, were for his own aggrandizement
only, and left always in their wake ruin and disaster for the less fortunate and weaker speculators.
"The whole fabric of our religion is based on superstitious belief in lies that have been foisted upon us for ages by those directly above us, to whose personal profit and aggrandizement
it was to have us continue to believe as they wished us to believe.
That same jealousy which a husband cherisheth for the honor of his wife, the resentment which the son hath for the love of his father, a good vassal should feel for the glory of his king; he should pine away for the zeal of this house, for the aggrandizement
of his service.
Look in the mirror, or better yet, attend the next Trump Self Aggrandizement
and Ego Stroking Rally, and you'll see the vile orange-tinted source of hate.
'The reason is because many of us, what matters above all is the 'self.' It is selfishness [at] its worst for no purpose other than personal aggrandizement
,' he added.
The political leadership takes such decisions merely for self aggrandizement
and deriving political mileage.