Quote by Virgil
Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.
In this quote, the speaker conveys that they are compelled to take certain actions due to challenging circumstances and the urgency of establishing their new kingdom. The phrase "harsh necessity" refers to the compelling reasons or circumstances that require them to act in a particular way. Furthermore, the speaker emphasizes the necessity to protect their borders diligently, indicating the importance of securing and defending their realm against potential threats from all directions. The quote underscores the notion that the pressures of a challenging situation can require difficult choices and actions to ensure the success and stability of a newly formed domain.
I have often been asked, Do not people bore you? I do not understand quite what that means. I suppose the calls of the stupid and curious, especially of newspaper reporters, are always inopportune. I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.