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The rich also even in democracies, despising the disorder and anarchy which will arise, hope to better themselves by the same means which happened at Thebes after the battle of Oenophyta, where, in consequence of bad administration, the democracy was destroyed; as it was at Megara, where the power of the people was lost through anarchy and disorder; the same thing happened at Syracuse before the tyranny of Gelon; and at Rhodes there was the same sedition before the popular government was overthrown.
And firstly, if it be not entirely new, but is, as it were, a member of a state which, taken collectively, may be called composite, the changes arise chiefly from an inherent difficulty which there is in all new principalities; for men change their rulers willingly, hoping to better themselves, and this hope induces them to take up arms against him who rules: wherein they are deceived, because they afterwards find by experience they have gone from bad to worse.
They were, in fact, a necessitous family; numerous, too, almost beyond example; by no means respected in their own neighbourhood, as he had lately had particular opportunities of discovering; aiming at a style of life which their fortune could not warrant; seeking to better themselves by wealthy connections; a forward, bragging, scheming race.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today urged Malaysian Muslims to fully use the holy month of Ramadan to spiritually better themselves.
How exactly do leaders go about cultivating engaged employees who work to better themselves and the company over time?
He added the fraternity also urged all Filipinos to exercise their right to freedom of expression and self-determination to better themselves and the nation.
'A world where people actually know how to own up to their mistakes and better themselves instead of letting pride and fear of judgment take over because if God can forgive billions of people over and over every single day, so can we,' she added.
It's great we have that competition in the country - every player will want to better themselves when the others players in their position are playing well."
"Borrowers shouldn't have to struggle financially because they attended college to better themselves. That's why Ameritech is there to help them in the ways they can, and to be an advocate for them," said Knickerbocker.
What opportunities are available for the young people to exploit their talents and skills to better themselves and importantly, create a better society given that the future is theirs.SPECIAL ATTENTIONStatistically, the youth constitute the highest percentage of the population hence the imperative to pay special attention to them.
Perhaps also they could inform the electorate why they have been blaming national politicians for cuts to local services when they could have done so much better themselves? Betrayed by politicians?
So for me, it's about motivating people just to better themselves, feel good about themselves and keep active, because it is important.
The program is geared toward junior and senior business majors who demonstrate academic excellence and are looking for a way to better themselves through student engagement and cultural enrichment.
Every player in our dressing room wants to better themselves. We know by getting promoted we can do that.
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