Frases de Arthur Desmond
Data de nascimento: 1859
Data de falecimento: 23. Janeiro 1929
Arthur Desmond , also Arthur Uing, Ragnar Redbeard , Richard Thurland, Desmond Dilg, and Gavin Gowrie, was a British-born politician, poet, and author.
He is believed to be the author of the book Might Is Right, written under the pen name Ragnar Redbeard. Might Is Right is an essay illustrating the author's support of Social Darwinism and its belief that power, strength, and superiority is the mark of a moral human being and that inherent human rights are nonexistent.
He is also known for his book Rival Caesars.
Citações Arthur Desmond
„Why do men go to war? Is it not in some way to better their condition. All these new fangled notions that men fight for other things than their own personal advantage is pure delusion. It is the solid things of life that men are ever after, though some of them haven't the courage to admit it. What is love of country but love of it's good things?“
„It can postpone death, cure disease, release the captive, bring sight to the blind, clothe the naked, feed the hungry, destroy the despot, win the love of women, and procure all reasonable earthly happiness to any man who is not entirely too old. In course of time perhaps it may even resurrect the dead, create life and storm the very gates of heaven, for money is force and force is the essence of the universe.“
„Now what I desire to know is this: If we want to shoot a man and he badly wants to shoot us, why should we not take his property (if we can) as well as his life? Isn't that the way men win a 'fatherland' first? Don't they fight and conquer the original owners and then take the land? Very well then, what is the good of being a soldier, of risking your life, and being a brave man in battle, if you cannot sieze from your beaten enemy, what your greater valor wins and what you stand badly in need of?“
— Arthur Desmond
From Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of the King's Jest; quoted in the opening of Rival Caesars