The rising unto place is laborious; and by pains, men come to greater pains; and it is sometimes base; and by indignities
, men come to dignities.
My heart could never be with the race that had heaped indignities upon my princess and my son.
"Ah," he continued with a malicious snarl, "but the Earth man shall suffer for the indignities he has put upon the holy of holies, nor shall any vileness be too vile to inflict upon his princess.
Had you tempted him with a handful of fat caterpillars he even might have sufficiently unbended to narrate to you a few stories of the many indignities
which Tarzan had heaped upon him by means of his hated rope; but then Tublat always worked himself into such a frightful rage when he devoted any considerable thought either to the rope or to Tarzan, that it might not have proved comfortable for you to have remained close enough to him to hear what he had to say.
Imbecility in the government; discord among the provinces; foreign influence and indignities
; a precarious existence in peace, and peculiar calamities from war.
Once they seemed funny, but now only cruel, and even stupid, so that it was strange to realize his qualities and indignities
as both flowing from the same mind.
I shall not be able to side with you openly, and, no matter what indignities
may be put upon me, you are to remain likewise silent.
Summary: Daily indignities
are inherent to the life of Palestinians, and survival is often dependent on the mercy of international donors.
"When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?: Indignities
, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of Midlife" plumbs the physical, spiritual, and emotional changes unique to the middle years: from the emptying nest to the sagging effects of aging.
Critique: An inherently absorbing, entertaining, thoughtful and thought-provoking read from beginning to end, "When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?: Indignities
, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of Midlife" will have special appeal for readers experiencing the life-changes associated with middle age.
Particularly pernicious for this group may be the belief that suicide Is a masculine response to "the indignities
of aging." This is a script that implicitly justifies, and even glorifies, suicide among men.
Daily, I would be asked: "Who's ahead, Steve or Pat?" Many who did the asking remain keen followers to this day and the notion that, after the indignities
heaped upon the Flat by those obsessed with change, the captivating race to be champion at Doncaster in November will be taken from us, is a shocking mistake too far.