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But men must know, that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on. Options
Daemon
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But men must know, that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
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Men are given physical strength and they need to make use of this strength with a better sense of purpose and responsibility towards the society
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In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.

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In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.

Pythagoras

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Verbatim
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Daemon wrote:
But men must know, that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


A rare quotation from "The Advancement of Learning", 1605. Indeed, in this theater of life man can hardly be an onlooker: If he lives he must strive.

From the same source: "Seek first the virtues of the mind; and other things either will come, or will not be wanted."
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Who's taking the place of an executive producer in this arrangement if not God?
Vit Babenco
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"Shout it from the roof
Scream it from your lungs
Spit it from you mouth
It could fall on deaf ears to indulge in your fears
There's a spy in the sky
There's a noise on the wire
There's a tap on the line
And for every paranoid's desire...

There's always Someone looking at you.
Someone looking at you...
They're always looking at you."
Boomtown Rats - Someone's Looking At You
mactoria
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Very simply, humans are meant to live life, not be bystanders in their lives.
pedro
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I don't think I've ever met an angel.

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CheVegas ☁️ ✈ ☁️
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pedro wrote:
I don't think I've ever met an angel.


I met Jesus once...down in Cartagena. It was the eighties. We got pretty messed up.
Gary98
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Daemon wrote:
But men must know, that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


In this case I will try to be like God and angles then, especially when I have had my share of the good things in this world.
Phil Redbud
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pedro wrote:
I don't think I've ever met an angel.


I know one, sadly I haven't been able to see her since she got her wings. Angel

Oh, what fresh horror is this, Isn't it bad enough I lay the occasional egg?
NeuroticHellFem
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Daemon wrote:
But men must know, that in this theater of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, & there are people who wonder what the hell just happened.
I like this comment:
mactoria wrote:
Very simply, humans are meant to live life, not be bystanders in their lives.
Applause

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
striker
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men should be humble
TB Turtle
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I agree with Mactoria and Gary98.

And of course Striker is right; most men need to exercise their humble gene. Testosterone, good thing run amok at times ;-}
Pieter_Hove
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There are quite a few voyeurs in this theater, though. But it's true these voyeurs don't have the panoramic view of the ones above us.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 5:55:54 PM
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It is very doubtful that Francis Bacon had voyeurs in mind when he wrote about who alone may claim the role of "lookers on in this theater of man's life."
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Live life with enthusiasm! Love it. Live it. The angels will cheer.
Dr WWWW
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Online Etymology Dictionary

voyeur (n.)

scopophiliac, 1889 as a French word in English, from French voyeur, literally "one who views or inspects," from voir "to view," from Latin videre "to see" (see vision).

Je ne puis pourtant omettre une catégorie de sadistes assez étonnants; ce sont ceux qu'on désigne sous le nom de "voyeurs." Ceux-ci cherchent une excitation dans les spectacles impudiques. [Léo Taxil]

Google translate
"Yet I can not omit a category of pretty amazing sadists; are those which is designated by the name of "voyeurs." They seek excitement in lewd shows"


If you wish to tone down the true meaning of a phrase, say it in French


"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." -- Edmund Burke
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:04:13 PM
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Dr WWWW wrote:
Online Etymology Dictionary

voyeur (n.)

scopophiliac, 1889 as a French word in English, from French voyeur, literally "one who views or inspects," from voir "to view," from Latin videre "to see" (see vision).

Je ne puis pourtant omettre une catégorie de sadistes assez étonnants; ce sont ceux qu'on désigne sous le nom de "voyeurs." Ceux-ci cherchent une excitation dans les spectacles impudiques. [Léo Taxil]

Google translate
"Yet I can not omit a category of pretty amazing sadists; are those which is designated by the name of "voyeurs." They seek excitement in lewd shows"
If you wish to tone down the true meaning of a phrase, say it in French



Unfortunately, once said in English it does not work conversely. Speak to the hand

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