"An institution upholding honor, the source of emulation, is one similar to the Legion d'honneur of the great Emperor Napoleon, not harmful but helpful to the success of the service, but not a class or court privilege."
"Yet you do not care to avail yourself of the privilege, Prince," said Speranski, indicating by a smile that he wished to finish amiably an argument which was embarrassing for his companion.
If you look at society as a whole from this point of view, you will soon see, as I do, that the privilege of election ought only to be exercised by men who possess wealth, power, or intelligence, and you will likewise see that the action of the deputies they may choose to represent them should be considerably restricted.
As a matter of fact, if the priest has possessions and privileges, he at once appears in the light of an oppressor.
Hence it is clear that the office of a citizen must differ as governments do from each other: for which reason he who is called a citizen has, in a democracy, every privilege
which that station supposes.
The representatives of the people, in a popular assembly, seem sometimes to fancy that they are the people themselves, and betray strong symptoms of impatience and disgust at the least sign of opposition from any other quarter; as if the exercise of its rights, by either the executive or judiciary, were a breach of their privilege
and an outrage to their dignity.
This privilege was extended to you on account of certain great operations in which you were then engaged, and the object of which was not foreign to our own aims.
"Subject," he drawled, "to all the usual pains and privileges?"
It is an inspiring sight when one stands on the platform there and sees before him eleven or twelve hundred earnest young men and women; and one cannot but feel that it is a privilege
to help to guide them to a higher and more useful life.
They show that the duel has a singular fascination about it somewhere, for these free men, so far from resting upon the privilege
of the badge, are always volunteering.
In the fourth article of the Confederation, it is declared "that the FREE INHABITANTS of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice, excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges
and immunities of FREE CITIZENS in the several States; and THE PEOPLE of each State shall, in every other, enjoy all the privileges
of trade and commerce," etc.
And he who becomes master of a city accustomed to freedom and does not destroy it, may expect to be destroyed by it, for in rebellion it has always the watchword of liberty and its ancient privileges
as a rallying point, which neither time nor benefits will ever cause it to forget.
The occasional emergence of an Equilateral from the ranks of his serf-born ancestors is welcomed, not only by the poor serfs themselves, as a gleam of light and hope shed upon the monotonous squalor of their existence, but also by the Aristocracy at large; for all the higher classes are well aware that these rare phenomena, while they do little or nothing to vulgarize their own privileges
, serve as a most useful barrier against revolution from below.
It was called by the slaves the ~Great House Farm.~ Few privileges
were esteemed higher, by the slaves of the out-farms, than that of being selected to do errands at the Great House Farm.
In reality, the wages had been raised much higher, and the privileges
were correspondingly greater.