Might is right 英文諺語

Might is right 強權即是公理

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 柏拉圖的對話錄這樣論斷:“強權即公理,公正就是強者的利益”,法律是由強者制訂與執行,用來保障其既得的利益,因此,“一把強權勝過一口袋的真理” 。
1. Might is right — that is the logic of imperialism.
強權即公理 — 這是帝國主義的邏輯.
2.  Might is right, and is all there is to it.
強權便是真理, 就是這麼一回事.
3.  They mistake grossly in thinking that might is right.
他們以為強權即公理,那是大錯特錯了.

 

The phrase “might is right” refers to the idea that people who have power can do whatever they want. This idea is often phrased a little differently as “might makes right.” In this case, the word “might” is being used in the sense of power and the word “right” can mean either what is morally right or what one has the right to do.

In human terms, when the people who have the might do something, it can automatically come to be seen as morally right even if it really isn’t. This is true partly because no one can stop someone else who has a lot of power. And it is partly true because “the winners write the history.”

In the context of this story, the phrase refers to how life plays out among animals. Among animals, whoever is strong enough to kill its food or its rivals will survive. In such a case, there is no question about what is good or bad — just who has more power.

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Might is right 強權即是公理

 

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Love is blind

Make hay while the sun shines

Man proposes, God disposes

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