Alexandria Virtual Cultural Centre of WA
........Each man has the same right to the greatest and the least; claim destroys claim, impulse destroys impulse, force destroys force. Might is right, and the limits of our strength our only law. It is true, there are certain conventions men have made, to rule the pulses that turn the world. Honourable reputation! A valuable coin indeed, one to drive a fine bargain with for the man who knows how to use it. Conscience yes, indeed! An excellent scarecrow, to keep the sparrows from the cherry trees! And a well written cheque to help the bankrupt too at the last moment. Yes indeed, most admirable devices to keep fools respectful and to hold down the mob, so that clever people can live in better comfort. It must be admitted, most ingenious devices! They, remind me of the hedges my peasants plant so cunningly around their fields, so that the rabbits cannot jump over no, not on your life, not one single rabbit! – But their lord and master sets spur to his horse, and gallops away where the crops were standing. Poor little rabbit! It's a sad part to play, to be a rabbit in this world! But your lord and master needs his rabbits!....
(Franz Von Moor - Friedrich Schiller’s -The Robbers)
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