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Letter "C" » conciliating
«A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity, but a weak one is odious in the former, and contemptible in the latter»
«A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity.»
«The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured»
«An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.»
«It is just as impossible to help reform by conciliating prejudice as it is by buying votes. Prejudice is the enemy. Whoever is not for you is against you.»
«Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer»
«In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things.»
Author: Edmund Burke
, military officer
«When I contemplate the interposition of Providence, as it was visibly manifested, in guiding us through the Revolution, in preparing us for the reception of a general government, and in conciliating the good will of the People of America towards one»
«Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.»