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  • First, that 'no social organization can or ought to arrogate to itself power to dispose of the civic and political rights of its members.'†   (source)
  • The human and fallible should not arrogate a power with which the divine and perfect alone can be safely intrusted.†   (source)
  • "No, indeed," replied Monte Cristo with a smile, "I do not arrogate to myself the right of so doing."†   (source)
  • And who are you, then, that arrogate to yourself this tyrannical right over free and rational beings?†   (source)
  • And if there were nothing else that bewrayed their madnesse; yet that very arrogating such inspiration to themselves, is argument enough.†   (source)
  • or flock,
    Oft sacrificing bullock, lamb, or kid,
    With large wine-offerings poured, and sacred feast,
    Shall spend their days in joy unblamed; and dwell
    Long time in peace, by families and tribes,
    Under paternal rule: till one shall rise
    Of proud ambitious heart; who, not content
    With fair equality, fraternal state,
    Will arrogate dominion undeserved
    Over his brethren, and quite dispossess
    Concord and law of nature from the earth;
    Hunting (and men not beasts shall be his game)
    With war, and hostile snare, such as refuse
    Subjection to his empire tyrannous:
    A mighty hunter thence he shall be styled
    Before the Lord; as in despite of Heaven,
    Or from Heaven†   (source)
  • To arrogate, is to Dishonour.†   (source)
  • Nor ought those Teachers to be displeased with this losse of their antient Authority: For there is none should know better then they, that power is preserved by the same Vertues by which it is acquired; that is to say, by Wisdome, Humility, Clearnesse of Doctrine, and sincerity of Conversation; and not by suppression of the Naturall Sciences, and of the Morality of Naturall Reason; nor by obscure Language; nor by Arrogating to themselves more Knowledge than they make appear; nor by Pious Frauds; nor by such other faults, as in the Pastors of Gods Church are not only Faults, but also scandalls, apt to make men stumble one time or other upon the suppression of their Authority.†   (source)
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