Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Need Help On Eng Assessment  
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

I'm going to do my english assessment and there's a quote that I do not understand

"WHom The Gods Would Destory, They First Make Mad With Power"

What does it really mean in a literal form? can anyone elobrate it and give me some examples??

Best Regards

6 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

A search on Google brings up 42 results:

To early for me to work out what it means..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


[Edited 2003-05-29 12:20:05]

User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

well - if you wanted a 2 word answer - Tony Blair would do  Big grin

English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I think Saddam Hussien, Stalin, Hitler etc... are good examples of the phrase. Not Tony Blair.

"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9428 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1952 times:

As far as I get it, it means that higher powers (called "Gods" here, but might as well be "fortune" or alike) follow a certain strategy to "destroy" someone. They don't oppress that person, but give them power and might so he/she can ease into it. When that's been done to a certain extent, read: when he/she has started to use those powers in an incorrect way, the higher powers take away all the powers and joyfully watch the person's demise.

As for Galaxy 5's examples, here's my € 0,02:

Saddam - partly agreed, he's not yet dead (or is he?), so he's not yet "destroyed"

Stalin - If he had been murdered, condemned and cursed by his own people, I could agree with that example. But millions of Russians were desperate when he died, and "destruction" took place mainly in western public.

Hitler - direct hit

Blair - agreed, he's definitely not a good example; he's got no powers but authorities

Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

All it is saying before GOD brings a person down, he gives them power. In the US, we do that all the time. We will take a person and make them the greatest thing since sliced bread. After a bit, we rip them down like no ones business.

23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Hm.......good examples and explanations from all of you, appreciated.

I've f**ked up one of my assessments so for this one there's no chance for me to get shit marks.

Anyways, thanks a lot.

Best Regards

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Need Help On US Immigration Policy... posted Sun Oct 15 2006 02:49:03 by Boeinglover24
Need Help On A Social Issue posted Wed Mar 8 2006 17:48:18 by Pope
My Computer Was Hijacked, Need Help On Restoring! posted Wed Mar 31 2004 05:01:07 by VonRichtofen
Need Help On Home Wireless Network posted Fri Oct 17 2003 10:47:46 by Cfalk
I Need Help On Buying A New Cell Phone posted Tue Aug 26 2003 04:52:04 by Jgore
Need Help On Song Title And Artist... posted Fri Oct 18 2002 01:56:48 by JETPILOT
Need Help On Html posted Thu Oct 25 2001 12:04:07 by Sin777er
Need Help With V=IR (and TEC's On A Computer) posted Fri Oct 13 2006 00:38:37 by Lehpron
I Need Some Help On Spain! posted Mon Mar 13 2006 05:27:25 by COEWR777
Australians: Need Help With Feelings On Anzac Day posted Wed Apr 20 2005 11:32:59 by QANTASforever