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The inner turmoil is made of pride as self-exaltation. Pride is the real cause of every inner turmoil, said Bronte (2013, 84).
But it is only possible if we have abandoned any attitude of pride and self-exaltation (Bronte 2013, 189).
The first comprises roughly the apolitical features of Gnosticism and forms a public belief system of the masses, the chief features of which are self-exaltation, a quasi-official atheism (public banishment of God, if not his murder), moral relativism, social determinism, scientism, pantheism, the elevation of individual rights over responsibilities and duties, and the rejection of traditional concepts of common good or virtue.
Donoghue is arguably more prodigious, envisioning the Ford-Haig era to follow at the expense of Kissinger's own rather fraught self-esteem: "If you're remembered," he admonishes Nixon, "it will be for what I did." Such self-exaltation, however, doesn't prevent Nixon from later taunting his colleague with a "heil Hitler" salute any more than both men are left pondering -- in a particularly eloquent remark -- a "ghostly city (that is to say, Washington D.C.) peopled by monuments to the dead." Most visible among those is the Lincoln bust that stares impassively down at the flailing duo, the illuminated statue at odds with a pair engaged in one last verbal gavotte before their joint tenure is silenced.
He adds that this self-exaltation creates a vested interest in the weakness and failure of people who are not among the "anointed"--who then enjoy the role of rescuers.
It was not just a lust for food or knowledge or wisdom but for the egregiously arrogant self-exaltation of being "like God."
But instead of Romantic self-exaltation or traditional Augustinian self-transcendence, Newman's visions create a new paradigm of dialogue between Self and God, in which, "self-transcendence and self-assertion coalesce" (92).
Some might think the lyric appropriation to be a monumental act of ego -- a master producer seizing the limelight at the end of a self-exaltation called (in yet another Sondheim borrowing) "Hey Mr.
A three-hour-long exercise in self-exaltation, the film is the work of Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, who tells the story of a Greek director known as A.
What has caused this strange national self-exaltation, this isolationism of the heart, these intrusions upon others' territories and cultures, these Rambo reflexes?