Infamous Quotes that I can't understand.
May 5, 2010 1:45pm CST
Ok I keep hearing this quote on tv from a politician, and I can't make any sense of it. The person is obviously trying to sound very wise, but it just sounds like she's saying nonsense. Can anyone tell me what in the world this means? "He who is innocent, is as brave as the lion"
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5 May 10
'He who is innocent, is as brave as the lion' hmmmmm Lions are fearless... King of their domain. 'He' as in God? No one else is innocent... man is not; far from it. Which politician said this? What else did he say in the context of the speech? Then again... telling the TRUTH is hard most of the time, isn't it? Being honest in the face of others who WANT you to lie.... to take the easy road, to be dishonest... and choosing not too.. is BRAVE. That might be what the politician was referring too? We all politicians are as bad as liars (ooops... I meant lawyers!)
5 May 10
I wonder if it means innocent as in unknowing or naive. If someone doesn't know what they are about to face or is unaware how dangerous the situation is, then they are not frightened or intimidated but 'brave as a lion'. Sort of: its easy to be brave when you're ignorant of the facts. Probably doesn't mean that but its how I'd interpret it. I'll be watching this discussion to find out