Quotations list about servile, deferential and docile captions citing Noam Chomsky, Lord Byron and Epicurus sayings.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
— Noam Chomsky
Sincerity may be humble, but she cannot be servile.
— Lord Byron servile quote
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
Force works on servile natures, not the free.
— Ben Johnson
By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
— servile quotation by James Madison
Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
Fraud and prevarication are servile vices.
They sometimes grow out of the necessities, always out of the habits, of slavish and degenerate spirits. It is an erect countenance, it is a firm adherence to principle, it is a power of resisting false shame and frivolous fear, that assert our good faith and honor, and assure to us the confidence of mankind.
Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.
Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest.
But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth --the power to love --although I have put it last, is the rarest.
The English masses are lovable: they are kind, decent, tolerant, practical and not stupid. The tragedy is that they are too many of them, and that they are aimless, having outgrown the servile functions for which they were encouraged to multiply. One day these huge crowds will have to seize power because there will be nothing else for them to do, and yet they neither demand power nor are ready to make use of it; they will learn only to be bored in a new way.
In sex we have the source of man's true connection with the cosmos and of his servile dependence. The categories of sex, male and female, are cosmic categories, not merely anthropological categories.
The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility.
We live in a time of twin credulities: the hunger for the miraculous combined with a servile awe of science. The mating of the two gives us superstition plus scientism.
This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall;
Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
Throw a stick, and the servile dog wheezes and pants and shambles to bring it to you. Do the same before a cat, and he will eye you with coolly polite and somewhat bored amusement.