“Among the responsibilities of command is the necessity to punish . . . but only when the victim demands it.”
Nature’s beauteous form Contains a lovely essence Called by some—decay. By this lovely presence New life finds its way. Tears shed silently Are but water of the soul: They bring new life To the pain of being— A separation from that seeing Which death makes whole.
“The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.”
* * * These are illusions of popular history which a successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumphs; a good deed is its own reward; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness . . . —FROM THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL: MISSIONARIA PROTECTIVA