Careful Words

condition (n.)

condition (v.)

condition (adj.)

  The highest condition takes rise in the lowest.

Publius Syrus (42 b c): Maxim 781.

Honour and shame from no condition rise;

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 193.

  It is a condition which confronts us—not a theory.

Grover Cleveland (1837-1908): Annual Message, 1887.

The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Lear. Act iv. Sc. 1.

O wearisome condition of humanity!

Lord Brooke (1554-1628): Mustapha. Act v. Sc. 4.