They are, if I may say so, all Musical Passions; their natural tones are all clear, distinct, and almost melodious; and they naturally express themselves in a language which is distinguished by pauses at regular, and almost equal, intervals; and which, upon that account, can more easily be adapted to the regular returns of the correspondent periods of a tune.
I have in mind a pseudo-scientific book for children that abounds in misstatements combined with beautiful illustrations; a book of travel full of ludicrous misinformation; a work intended to teach Italians English, whose English is screamingly funny.
Military discipline is an extension and specialized application of the discipline demands habitual but reasoned obedience that preserves initiative and functions unfalteringly even in the absence of the commander.
Discipline is created within a command by instilling a sense of confidence and responsibility in each individual. The need for discipline is best inculcated in individual by appealing to his sense of reason.
It does mean that you do what needs to be done regardless of your feelings.
In the beneficial or hurtful nature of the effects which the affection aims at, or tends to produce, consists the merit or demerit of the action, the qualities by which it is entitled to reward, or is deserving of punishment.Thus miracles come to be expected as matters of every-day occurrence, and the laws of nature are to be suspended whenever man chooses to tempt his God with the promise of right and the threat of injustice to be committed in His name.More frequently some fiery gentleman claimed the right of vindicating his quarrel at the risk of his life.The element of an awkward shyness comes into much of the early playful “trying it on”.I would ask, therefore, how it is, that, according to this system, we approve or disapprove of proper or improper approbation?Yet it would, I think, be an error to treat this laughter at the outsider as a form of serious ridicule, with its feeling of the corrective superior.Vanity is a building that falls to the ground as you widen its foundation, or strengthen the props that should support it.Yet genial laughter, when the contempt has been vaporised out of it, necessarily tends at the moment to a levelling of planes, as is seen in the immediate assertion of the right of reciprocity.They immediately perceive the analogy between a number of facts of the same class, and make a general inference, which is done the more easily, the fewer particulars you trouble yourself with; it is in a good measure the art of forgetting.Self-discipline makes the tank commander demand another run-through of a battle drill if the performance doesn’t meet the standard—even though everyone is long past ready to quit.Self-discipline doesn’t mean that you never get tired or discouraged—after all, you’re only human.