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Definition of "pusillanimousness" []

  • Pusillanimity (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "Thus the appearance of "weakness" consistently shown by the Administration is not due (or not solely due) to its own pusillanimousness; rather it comes from the inherent disconnect between the vague rhetoric of reform that it was forced to adopt to win popular support, and its real business: servicing the most powerful elements of a militarized, oligarchic state."
  • "Magnanimity (megalopsuchia) belongs only to men of high gifts, and is, as opposed to empty pretense, on the one hand, and to self-disparaging pusillanimousness, on the other, the proper respecting of self, the moral pride of the great man, — while the proper self-respect of the ordinary person is not magnanimity, but only modesty; the former virtue stands higher than the latter."
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