My pride is my soul
My soul immortal
Break this body
I’ll not ask for mercy
I kneel to no one
Make me cry?
I’d rather Die
Nothing is worth begging for
I will not bow
I will no break
Everything you throw
In my book
If you have no pride
You’re not worth knowing!
Makes me a god of thunder
The worlds most extraordinary lover
The deepest thinker
Most profound feeler
No one is my match
No one is my equal
I pity those who are not me
They will never know what it’s like
To take life in
With pure greed
Be you mighty
Despair and envy me
Look unto me and dream
Of what you could be
For my pride is there
To guide me
To remind me
There is no one greater in this world
I am almighty
Let the humble bow
When I meet my maker
I will stand before him
And look at his glory
And take my pride
And say ‘look upon it! ’
‘Isn’t it a worthy trophy? ’
‘Is love of my accomplishments
My passing of time
Mine crime? ’
Is pride truly the greatest sin?
Did it not save me countless times.
Kept me standing where others fell?
Made decisions my very own?
The essence of individuality
In Escaping conformity?
If asked to part
I’ll say nay
‘Saying but you made me this way! ’
And go my own way
Not entering another’s HIS domain
I’ll have my pride as companion
Always by my side
No one will get the better of me
Not while my pride holds me
For am I not unlike God
Made in his own image?
Charles Louis de Secondat was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1689 to a wealthy family. Despite his family’s wealth, de Decondat was placed in the care of a poor family during his childhood. He later went to college and studied science and history, eventually becoming a lawyer in the local government. Charles’s father died in 1713 and he was taken care by his uncle Baron De Montesquieu, the president of the Bordeaux parliament. When the Baron died, he left Secondat his fortune, the office of the president and his title Baron De Montesquieu
Later, he was the member of Bordeaux and French academics of science. He studied the laws, customs and government of the countries of Europe.
Secodant became famous by his famous Persian letters in 1721 which criticised the lifestyle and liberties of wealthy people and even the Church. The greatest work of writing by Montesquieu was on the spirit of laws (1748) which outlined his idea that how a government should work.
Montesquieu’s idea of the best government was the ‘seperation of powers’ in which three branches of government has equal but different powers. He wrote “when the law making and law enforcement power lies in the same person, there can be no Liberty.” According to him, each branch of the government should be inter-controllable so that no branch could threaten the Liberty of the people. This idea of constitution by Montesquieu, later, went on to become the basis of the constitution of United States of America
“Government should be set up so that no man fears another”
The period between 1861-1865 saw the largest and most destructive conflict in the Western world between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the onset of World War I in 1914 – The American civil war. This war, that was triggered at fort Sumter on 12 April, 1861, cost more than 625,000 lives (nearly as many American soldier died in other wars combined).
The war was based on, as many of the wars were, uncompromising differences between the slave and the free. When Abraham Lincoln took charge for the president of the USA, he seceded(the historic term for withdrawal) seven slave states in the deep south and asked them to form a new country (Confederates States of America) apart from USA to keep slavery away from the other territories. However, most of the northern people refused to this secession as they thought it could effect the country and break United States into several small, squabbling territories and even more, ‘discredit’ democracy’
The war was triggered when Lincoln tried to suppress the ‘insurrection’ (violent uprise against an authority) that happened in fort Sumter and seceded four more states in the confederacy. The war’s fire burnt so drastically that by the end of 1861, nearly a million armed men confronted each other along a line stretching 1200 miles from Virginia to Missouri
The statue of Liberty or La Liberté éclairant le monde as as they say in France, is a neoclassical sculpture on Liberty island on New York Harbor, New York city, USA. It was a gift from the people of France to the people of United States during the American revolution on October 28, 1886. The idea of sculpture was monumented by Email De Laboulaye and sculpted by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman goddess. She holds a torch above her head(depicted as showing us the path to Liberty), and in her left arm carries a tabula ansata(Latin word for tablet with handles) inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. declaration of independence. A broken chain lies at her feet.
The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
The seven spikes of the crown represent the seven continents and oceans of the world and indicate the universal liberty
Everytime we say that we know a thing or two about some activities, the people say that you don’t have anything to prove it so they criticise us
I know it’s a bit lame but just get the point instead of the words. We are what we are and we don’t need anyone to say and agree with what we are. If a person says he don’t like doing a thing, people should only suggest him for doing so instead of forcing him because that’ll make him only two things – 1. Sheep 2. Rebel
The world is full of hatred and wars so we should think of making it a better place to live in because if we continue to criticise and giving our certificates to others, the earth will not be the only planet to sustain life, it’ll be the only planet to run on papers. Specially India, where everything talent is measured by certificate. If you want to be a guitarist, where’s your certificate of your “viraashad” ? If you’re a writer where’s your degree of PhD ?
I’m just saying that we should learn to suggest, not certify. We’ve no right to do so because they are already one of their kind, they have their own life, everyone of them. But it’s right to make a person shove his greatness up his mouth if he/she is telling you how great he/she or how much tough job he does and how great the places he go
I have a dream that one day we’ll have a world where a piece of paper with only some crappy questions about a specific chapter of a specific subject written on it will not measure how talented or genius anyone is. Well it really doesn’t
I place my hand upon the iron bar,
He is my cold master, whom I live to serve
And who rewards my loyalty with Size.
I am properly hydrated and poised to lift these weights.
I will do lat curls and work my core to achieve
The well-defined abs that women go wild for.
The Great War swallowed a generation.
Their screams were blanketed in a lethal hail of shells.
I am here among the ruins of the war-scarred Earth
Dutifully performing reps.
I’m benching 250 now,
Which is more than my older brother, who is still alive.
I have incredible technique.
I am sculpting my body
With impeccable form.
As said in my last post (https://thegreatchange316.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/the-seven-deadly-sins-the-principle/) that we’ll be focusing on the cure of conducting these sins
Power does not come from self to change the heart. On the contrary, the verse of Ezekiel 36:26-27 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.” clearly points out that God alone gives you a new heart and causes you to walk in His ways. As this event becomes a reality in your life, the seven deadly sins of gluttony, envy, sloth, wrath, pride, lust, and greed will lose their power in your life. With the indwelling Holy Spirit in your life, you will instead desire to live a life based upon the principles of the Bible.
The SEVEN VIRTUES
The seven virtues were originally defined in the poem, Psychomachia, by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, a Christian governor who died around 410 A.D. Because of the poem’s prevalence the concept and idea of the seven virtues spread throughout Europe. The following is a listing of the seven virtues and how they cure each of the seven deadly sins:
- Kindness = cures envy by placing the desire to help others above the need to supersede them
- Temperance = cures the gluttony by implanting the desire to be healthy, therefore making one fit to serve others
- Charity or love = cures greed by putting the desire to help others above storing up treasure for oneself
- Chastity or self control = cures lust by controlling passion and leveraging that energy for the welfare of others
- Humility = cures pride by removing by removing the person’s ego and boastfulness, therefore allowing the attitude of service
- Diligence or zeal = cures slothfulness by placing the best interest of others above the life of ease and relaxation
- Patience = cures wrath by taking time to understand the needs and desires of others before acting or speaking
Adding to the statement, there are many times where the the seven corpal works of mercy drives oneself to the heaven which includes things you can do to help others : feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, give shelter to strangers, clothe the naked, visit the sick, minister to prisoners and bury the dead.