There is first to note that, whereas in other principalities the ambition of the nobles and the insolence of the people only have to be contended with, the Roman emperors had a third difficulty in having to put up with the cruelty and avarice of their soldiers, a matter so beset with difficulties that it was the ruin of many; for it was a hard thing to give satisfaction both to soldiers and people; because the people loved peace, and for this reason they loved the unaspiring
prince, whilst the soldiers loved the warlike prince who was bold, cruel, and rapacious, which qualities they were quite willing he should exercise upon the people, so that they could get double pay and give vent to their own greed and cruelty.
We were in the heart and home of priest craft--of a happy, cheerful, contented ignorance, superstition, degradation, poverty, indolence, and everlasting unaspiring
In so doing, they respond to anthropol-Johannes Fabian's 1990 observation in "Religious and Secular Colonizaogist tion" (History and Anthropology 4:339-55) that not only "the crooks and brutal exploiters, but the honest and intelligent agents of colonialism need to be accounted for." The biographical vignettes are invariably laser-sharp: "Garibay was honest, unaspiring
, uninspiring, and--worse--manipulable" (p.
And I must use my unaspiring
wits To say things as I see them, going straight; Just as a plain man's life does, tramping on The way that lies before one, with no whys.
If you factor in the 39 per cent of citizens who declined to cast a ballot, their majority rests on a quarter of the eligible voters: a limp mandate even by the unaspiring
standards of representative democracy.
"Targets here in Wales are already 10% behind those in England and Scotland, yet still Wales is nowhere near meeting these unaspiring
I know what I thought of people who said that Chelsea was a very small, dull, unaspiring
town, with no discernible excuse for a separate name or existence.