Quote by Claude A. Helvetius
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
This quote suggests that providing advice or guidance in a harsh and stern manner is ineffective. Harsh counsels are compared to hammers that are constantly pushed back by the resistance of an anvil. In other words, harshly delivering advice can often be met with resistance and rejection, rather than acceptance or implementation. The quote implies that a gentler approach to counseling or advising may be more successful in achieving the desired outcome.
Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
People said that video games were bad because they made you numb to death, made you register entrails splattering across a screen as a sign of success. In that moment, Val thought that the real problem with games was that the player was suppossed to try everything. If there was a cave, you went in it. If there was a mysterious stranger, you talked to him. If there was a map, you followed it. But in games, you had a hundred million billion lives and Val only had this one.
A lot of people experience the world with the same incredulity as when a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat.We know that the world is not all sleight of hand and deception because we are in it, we are part of it. Actually we are the white rabbit being pulled out of the hat. The only difference beween us and the white rabbit is that the rabbit does not realize it is taking part in a magic trick.