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And was disposed too often to idealize as a virtue that habit of mean subservience to wealth and social position which, after more than half a century of political democracy, is still the characteristic and odious vice of the Englishman.R. H. Tawney Odious Sayings By R. H. Tawney: And was disposed too often to idealize as a virtue that habit of mean subservience
Oh, the odious wench.How I wish I were rid of her. I have always loathed women, from clew to earring; hook, line and sinker; root and branch.I always said this would happen, you remember; I was against it from the start. Damn it for a flibbertigibbet, the hussy.Patrick O'Brian Odious Sayings By Patrick O'Brian: Oh, the odious wench.How I wish I were rid of her. I have always loathed
Comparisons are odious

Cervantes, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, ect...
Talon Rihai Odious Sayings By Talon Rihai: Comparisons are odiousCervantes, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, ect...
There is something very unnatural and odious in a government a thousand leagues off. A whole government of our own choice, managed by persons whom we love, revere, and can confide in, has charms in it for which men will fight.John Adams Odious Sayings By John Adams: There is something very unnatural and odious in a government a thousand leagues off. A
I hate the present modes of living and getting a living. Farming and shopkeeping and working at a trade or profession are all odious to me. I should relish getting my living in a simple, primitive fashion.Henry David Thoreau Odious Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: I hate the present modes of living and getting a living. Farming and shopkeeping and
Why do guys insist on wearing those odious jeans with their rear ends hanging down around their ankles? Do they really think it's hot?Steve Kluger Odious Sayings By Steve Kluger: Why do guys insist on wearing those odious jeans with their rear ends hanging down
The problem with holiness is that once we look into the face of it we are no longer capable of taking that which is odious and filthy and somehow pretending that it's translucent and clean. In other words, we have to do one of the most revolting things possible; we have to face ourselves.Craig D. Lounsbrough Odious Sayings By Craig D. Lounsbrough: The problem with holiness is that once we look into the face of it we
Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.Samuel Richardson Odious Sayings By Samuel Richardson: Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
What bitter slavishness, that of my face, that of one of my former faces. This odious fate reserved for my features must perforce make me odious too, but I no longer care.Jorge Luis Borges Odious Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: What bitter slavishness, that of my face, that of one of my former faces. This
I love the healing parable of Jesus and the blind man. As he went along he saw a man blind from birth, his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned? This man or his parents, that he was born blind?" "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." We have been trained to think in terms of sin and punishment. These ideas disempower us by stressing that we are weak and wrong. The empowering way is to view trials as lessons and opportunities to choose differently. We can transcend the odious notion of being sinners cloaked in guilt, awaiting punishment. To access a spiritual solution to a problem involves focusing on the idea of a solution.Wayne W. Dyer Odious Sayings By Wayne W. Dyer: I love the healing parable of Jesus and the blind man. As he went along
We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are - whether it's here in the United States or, as Hillary (Clinton) mentioned, more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda.Barack Obama Odious Sayings By Barack Obama: We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable
Uncle Fitzy!" the girl yells. "Gingersnap is being bad!" Eisenhower hates it when she calls him Gingersnap. He complains about it with a statesman's pomp: "Gentlemen, there exists no more odious appellation than"
nose crumpling, black lips curling
"Gingersnap."
From The Barn at the End of Our Term
Karen Russell Odious Sayings By Karen Russell: Uncle Fitzy!" the girl yells. "Gingersnap is being bad!" Eisenhower hates it when she calls
A Prince should esteem the great, but must not make himself odious to the people.Niccolo Machiavelli Odious Sayings By Niccolo Machiavelli: A Prince should esteem the great, but must not make himself odious to the people.
Forever all goodness will be most charming; forever all wickedness will be most odious.Thomas Sprat Odious Sayings By Thomas Sprat: Forever all goodness will be most charming; forever all wickedness will be most odious.
Anarchy is not a social form, but a method of individuation. No society will concede to me more than a limited freedom and a well-being that it grants to each of its members. But I am not content with this and want more. I want all that I have the power to conquer. Every society seeks to confine me to the august limits of the permitted and the prohibited . But I do not acknowledge these limits, for nothing is forbidden and all is permitted to those who have the force and the valor.

Consequently, anarchy, which is the natural liberty of the individual freed from the odious yoke of spiritual and material rulers, is not the construction of a new and suffocating society.' It is a decisive fight against all societies-christian, democratic, socialist, communist, etc., etc. Anarchism is the eternal struggle of a small minority of aristocratic outsiders against all societies which follow one another on the stage of history.
Renzo Novatore Odious Sayings By Renzo Novatore: Anarchy is not a social form, but a method of individuation. No society will concede
Neutrality in things good or evil is both odious and prejudicial; but in matters of an indifferent nature is safe and commendable. Herein taking of parts maketh sides, and breaketh unity. In an unjust cause of separation, he that favoreth both parts may perhaps have least love of either side, but hath most charity in himself.Joseph Hall Odious Sayings By Joseph Hall: Neutrality in things good or evil is both odious and prejudicial; but in matters of
It is not a charity but a right, not bounty but justice, that I am pleading for. The present state of civilization is as odious as it is unjust. It is absolutely the opposite of what it should be, and it is necessary that a revolution should be made in it. The contrast of affluence and wretchedness continually meeting and offending the eye, is like dead and living bodies chained togetherThomas Paine Odious Sayings By Thomas Paine: It is not a charity but a right, not bounty but justice, that I am
Comparisons are odious.Evelyn Waugh Odious Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: Comparisons are odious.
All false practices and affections of knowledge are more odious to God, and deserve to be so to men, than any want or defect of knowledge can be.Thomas Sprat Odious Sayings By Thomas Sprat: All false practices and affections of knowledge are more odious to God, and deserve to
I have never, in all my life, been so odious as to regard myself as 'superior' to any living being, human or animal. I just walked alone - as I have always walked alone.Edith Sitwell Odious Sayings By Edith Sitwell: I have never, in all my life, been so odious as to regard myself as
Peter Mandelson is one of the most odious, self-satisfied, misogynistic men I have ever met. Compellingly, fascinatingly horrible.Jemima Khan Odious Sayings By Jemima Khan: Peter Mandelson is one of the most odious, self-satisfied, misogynistic men I have ever met.
... I do not mind odious young men; it is when they are charming that I button up the pockets of my sympathy.W. Somerset Maugham Odious Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: ... I do not mind odious young men; it is when they are charming that
I think comparisons are odious.John Madden Odious Sayings By John Madden: I think comparisons are odious.
The day seems long, but night is odious; no sleep, but dreams; no dreams but visions strange.Philip Sidney Odious Sayings By Philip Sidney: The day seems long, but night is odious; no sleep, but dreams; no dreams but
If they had had a different neighbour, one less self-absorbed and more concerned for others, a man of normal, charitable instincts, their desperate state would not have gone unnoticed, their distress-signals would have been heard, and perhaps they would have been rescued by now. Certainly they appeared utterly depraved, corrupt, vile and odious; but it is rare for those who have sunk so low not to be degraded in the process, and there comes a point, moreover, where the unfortunate and the infamous are grouped together, merged in a single fateful word. They are les miserables - the outcasts, the underdogs. And who is to blame? Is it not the most fallen who have most need of charity?Victor Hugo Odious Sayings By Victor Hugo: If they had had a different neighbour, one less self-absorbed and more concerned for others,
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.Harlan Stone Odious Sayings By Harlan Stone: Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to
A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.Norton Juster Odious Sayings By Norton Juster: A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect.
A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness or anger or passion or love of drink, or who commits any other action prompted by impulse and inopportune, will probably find his fault condoned; but if he stoops to greed, he will not be pardoned, but render himself odious as a combination of all vices at once.Apollonius Of Tyana Odious Sayings By Apollonius Of Tyana: A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness
The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.Percy Bysshe Shelley Odious Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that
This is ridiculous," she said, then changed her mind. The last time she had confessed her real feelings to this man, it hadn't gone well. "Our lines, I mean, in this play. But I hope you will choose to enjoy it a little."
"Of course. It would be uncivil to say I will not enjoy making love to you tonight."
Jane's mouth was dry. "Wh-what?"
"Tonight as we perform the play," he said, completely composed. "My character professes love to your character, and to say that such a task is odious would be an insult to you."
"Ah," she said with a little laugh. "All right then." She had forgotten for a moment that "making love" did not mean to Austen what it meant today. Of course, Mr. Nobley the twenty-first-century actor knew that, and she squinted at him to see if he had been playing with her.
Shannon Hale Odious Sayings By Shannon Hale: This is ridiculous," she said, then changed her mind. The last time she had confessed
Never compare one person with another: comparisons are odious.Teresa Of Avila Odious Sayings By Teresa Of Avila: Never compare one person with another: comparisons are odious.
The delicate muses lose their head if their attention is once diverted. Perhaps if you were successful abroad in talking and dealing with men, you would not come back to your bookshelf and your task. When the spirit chooses you for its scribe to publish some commandment, it makes you odious to men and men odious to you, and you shall accept that loathsomeness with joy. The moth must fly to the lamp, and you must solve those questions though you die.Ralph Waldo Emerson Odious Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: The delicate muses lose their head if their attention is once diverted. Perhaps if you
What makes tar sands particularly odious is that the energy you get out in the end, per unit carbon dioxide, is poor. It's equivalent to burning coal in your automobile.James Hansen Odious Sayings By James Hansen: What makes tar sands particularly odious is that the energy you get out in the
I cannot but conclude that the Bulk of your Natives, to be the most pernicious Race of little odious Vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the Surface of the Earth.Jonathan Swift Odious Sayings By Jonathan Swift: I cannot but conclude that the Bulk of your Natives, to be the most pernicious
When principles are so absurd and so destructive of human society, it may safely be averred, that the more sincere and the more disinterested they are, they only become the more ridiculous and the more odious.David Hume Odious Sayings By David Hume: When principles are so absurd and so destructive of human society, it may safely be
30. Insects
The fly should have been included in my list of hateful things; for such an odious creature does not belong with ordinary insects ...
Sei Shonagon Odious Sayings By Sei Shonagon: 30. InsectsThe fly should have been included in my list of hateful things; for such
To subject every private family to the odious visits and examination of the tax-gatherers ... would be altogether inconsistent with liberty.Adam Smith Odious Sayings By Adam Smith: To subject every private family to the odious visits and examination of the tax-gatherers ...
She glowered at him. 'For your information, in the past week, I have been, oh let's see, nearly raped,
kidnapped, tied to a bedpost, forced to cough my voice into nothingness-"
"That was your own fault."
"Not to mention the fact that I embarked upon a life of crime by breaking and entering into my former
home, was nearly trapped by my odious guardian-"
"Don't forget your sprained ankle," he supplied.
"Ooooohhhh! I could kill you!" Another bar of soap flew by his head, grazing his ear.
"Madam, you are certainly doing an able job of trying."
"And now!" she fairly yelled. "And now, as if all of that weren't undignified enough, I am forced to live
for a week in a bloody bathroom!
Julia Quinn Odious Sayings By Julia Quinn: She glowered at him. 'For your information, in the past week, I have been, oh
The U.S. invaded the wrong country, destroying an odious government that was not responsible for 9/11. I don't know how you recover from invading the wrong country, no matter how you spin it.Richard Engel Odious Sayings By Richard Engel: The U.S. invaded the wrong country, destroying an odious government that was not responsible for
Once more the odious courtesies began, the first handed the knife across K. to the second, who handed it across K. back again to the first. K. now perceived clearly that he was supposed to seize the knife himself, as it traveled from hand to hand above him, and plunge it into his own breast. But he did not do so, he merely turned his head, which was still free to move, and gazed around him. He could not completely rise to the occasion, he could not relieve the officials of all their tasks; the responsibility for this last failure of his lay with him who had not left him the remnant of strength necessary for the deed.Franz Kafka Odious Sayings By Franz Kafka: Once more the odious courtesies began, the first handed the knife across K. to the
In other words, the uninsured private bankers had to be bailed out illegally and utterly unethically. But the taxpayers who were forced to carry that can should not even be given better terms for repaying the odious, private debt they were forced to acquire in order to bail the bankers out.Yanis Varoufakis Odious Sayings By Yanis Varoufakis: In other words, the uninsured private bankers had to be bailed out illegally and utterly
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.Winston S. Churchill Odious Sayings By Winston S. Churchill: The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge
Vicious habits are so odious and degrading that they transform the individual who practices them into an incarnate demon.Marcus Tullius Cicero Odious Sayings By Marcus Tullius Cicero: Vicious habits are so odious and degrading that they transform the individual who practices them
There are so many intellectual and moral angels battling for rationalism, good citizenship, and pure spirituality; so many and such eminent ones, so very vocal and authoritative! The poor devil in man needs all the support and advocacy he can get. The artist is his natural champion. When an artist deserts to the side of the angels, it is the most odious of treasons.Aldous Huxley Odious Sayings By Aldous Huxley: There are so many intellectual and moral angels battling for rationalism, good citizenship, and pure
What unites us all as human beings is an urge for happiness, which at heart is a yearning for union, for overcoming our feelings of separateness. We want to feel our identity with something larger than our small selves. We long to be one with our own lives and with each other. If we look at the root of even the most terrible addictions, even the most appalling violence in this world, somewhere we will find this urge to unite, to be happy. In some form it is there, even in the most distorted and odious disguises. We can touch that. We can draw near and open up.Sharon Salzberg Odious Sayings By Sharon Salzberg: What unites us all as human beings is an urge for happiness, which at heart
We stand for free speech. This means we are not going to ban distasteful subreddits. We will not ban legal content even if we find it odious or if we personally condemn it.Yishan Wong Odious Sayings By Yishan Wong: We stand for free speech. This means we are not going to ban distasteful subreddits.
The Tower of Babel" ...
The undersigned citizens, being artists, painters, sculptors, architects, and others devoted to and desirous preserving the amenities of Paris, wish to protest, in the name of our national good taste, against such an erection in the very heart of our city, as the monstrous and useless Eiffel Tower, already christened ... " The Tower of Babel" ...
How much longer is the City of Paris to be a play-ground for these barbarous and sordid imaginations which disfigure and dishonor her? For the Eiffel Tower, which even commercially minded America rejected, is a public dishonor to our city. All our historic buildings, our monuments of rare and appealing beauty, are dwarfed and humiliated by this monstrous apotheosis of the factory chimney whose odious shadow will lie over the city ...
Plea to the Exposition Director in opposition to the Eiffel Tower, signed by artists and writers and published in Le Temps, 1887
Carol McCleary Odious Sayings By Carol McCleary: The Tower of Babel" ... The undersigned citizens, being artists, painters, sculptors, architects, and others
And it was understood that Scottish Borderers did not take kindly to outside Wardens. The oustanding example was the unfortunate Frenchman, Anthony Darcy, the Sieur de la Bastie, who in 1516 was ill-advised enough to accept the Wardenry of all the Scottish Marches, with particular responsibility in the east. This was Hume country, and they regarded Darcy with "horrid resentment". He seems to have been a brave, honest and conscientious Warden, which no doubt rendered him all the more odious. The outcome was that the Humes finally caught up with him near Duns, cut off his head, and took it home in triumph, tied by its long locks to a saddle-bow.George MacDonald Fraser Odious Sayings By George MacDonald Fraser: And it was understood that Scottish Borderers did not take kindly to outside Wardens. The
Liberty lies in the rights of that person whose views you find most odious.John Stuart Mill Odious Sayings By John Stuart Mill: Liberty lies in the rights of that person whose views you find most odious.
Vicious habits are so great a stain to human nature, and so odious in themselves, that every person actuated by right reason would avoid them, though he were sure they would be always concealed both from God and man, and had no future punishment entailed upon them.Marcus Tullius Cicero Odious Sayings By Marcus Tullius Cicero: Vicious habits are so great a stain to human nature, and so odious in themselves,
Is it possible your pragmatical worship should not know that the comparisons made between wit and wit, courage and courage, beauty and beauty, birth and birth, are always odious and ill taken?.Miguel De Cervantes Odious Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes: Is it possible your pragmatical worship should not know that the comparisons made between wit
You cannot protect your solitude if you cannot make yourself odious.Emile M. Cioran Odious Sayings By Emile M. Cioran: You cannot protect your solitude if you cannot make yourself odious.
His eyes widen. Then he laughs. "Elissa isn't my girlfriend. Jesus, that's disgusting. She's my sister." It's my turn to be surprised. "Your sister?" "Yes." Relief has never felt more odious.Leisa Rayven Odious Sayings By Leisa Rayven: His eyes widen. Then he laughs. "Elissa isn't my girlfriend. Jesus, that's disgusting. She's my
'I shall vomit,' said Hugh, 'if you persist in pestering me with all that odious rot.'Vladimir Nabokov Odious Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: 'I shall vomit,' said Hugh, 'if you persist in pestering me with all that odious
What is odious but ... people ... who toast their feet on the register ...Marsilio Ficino Odious Sayings By Marsilio Ficino: What is odious but ... people ... who toast their feet on the register ...
What did you do to your hair? I don't like it as
much."
His brow knitted. "How do you like it?"
"I prefer the curls."
He looked as if she'd told him she preferred him with three eyes. "You used to make fun of them. You told me that if Bo Peep had a child with one of her sheep it would have hair like mine."
She burst out laughing - and gasped at the pain that shot through her scalp. "You are not making it up, are you? Did I really say that?"
"Sometimes you called me Goldilocks."
She had to remind herself not to laugh again. "And you married me? I sound like a very odious sort of girl."
"I was a very odious sort of boy, so you might say we were evenly matched."
She didn't know enough to comment upon that, but when he was near, she was ... happier.
Sherry Thomas Odious Sayings By Sherry Thomas: What did you do to your hair? I don't like it asmuch."His brow knitted. "How
I really found this campaign odious. I couldn't get up for it. The quality of the candidates and the campaign, I just found the whole thing second-rate. I didn't know how to explain to my granddaughter that I was spending my dotage writing about Al Gore and George W. Bush.Jack Germond Odious Sayings By Jack Germond: I really found this campaign odious. I couldn't get up for it. The quality of
To the Jews, Rome constituted the quintessence of all that was odious and should be swept away from off the face of the earth. They hated Rome and her device, arma et leges, with an inhuman hatred. True, Rome had leges, laws, like the Jews. But in their very resemblance lay their difference; for the Roman laws were merely the practical application of the arma, the arms ... but without the arms, the leges were empty formulae.Joseph Kastein Odious Sayings By Joseph Kastein: To the Jews, Rome constituted the quintessence of all that was odious and should be
But let other pens treat of sex and sexuality; we quit such odious subjects as soon as we can.Virginia Woolf Odious Sayings By Virginia Woolf: But let other pens treat of sex and sexuality; we quit such odious subjects as
It is a trite but true Observation, that Examples work more forcibly on the Mind than Precepts: and if this be just in what is odious and blameable, it is more strongly so in what is amiable and praiseworthy.Henry Fielding Odious Sayings By Henry Fielding: It is a trite but true Observation, that Examples work more forcibly on the Mind
Kindness acts Not always as you think; a hated hand Renders it odious.Pierre Corneille Odious Sayings By Pierre Corneille: Kindness acts Not always as you think; a hated hand Renders it odious.
You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.Francois-Rene De Chateaubriand Odious Sayings By Francois-Rene De Chateaubriand: You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
There are many who suppose a democracy cannot be tyrannical, by definition. But of all its forms, the most odious type of tyranny is one propagated by a majority in sole possession of statutory power, giving it free reign to step on and humiliate the minority. Those in the minority should always be afforded an equal right to express their views and have their liberty respected.W. Kristjan Arnold Odious Sayings By W. Kristjan Arnold: There are many who suppose a democracy cannot be tyrannical, by definition. But of all
This subject brings me to that vilest offspring of the herd mind
the odious militia. The man who enjoys marching in line and file to the strains of music falls below my contempt; he received his great brain by mistake
the spinal cord would have been amply sufficient. This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast of patriotism
how intensely I despise them! War is low and despicable, and I had rather be smitten to shreds than participate in such doings.
Albert Einstein Odious Sayings By Albert Einstein: This subject brings me to that vilest offspring of the herd mind the odious militia.
Of course, having a culprit, someone to take the brunt of your anger, is an open door, a chance to temporarily escape your suffering. And the more odious the crime, the more ideal the culprit, the more legitimate your hatred. You think about him in order not to think about yourself. You hate him in order not to hate what's left of your life. You rejoice at his death in order not to have to smile at those who remain.Antoine Leiris Odious Sayings By Antoine Leiris: Of course, having a culprit, someone to take the brunt of your anger, is an
Since time immemorial wise people have been saying that all comparisons are odious. When we compare, we set up a winner-loser dynamic. If my crisis is greater than yours, then yours is belittled and insignificant. I say that's nonsense. Each crisis has its own power, its own unique reality.Tavis Smiley Odious Sayings By Tavis Smiley: Since time immemorial wise people have been saying that all comparisons are odious. When we
Experience alone, that supreme educator of peoples, will be at pains to show us our mistake. It alone will be powerful enough to prove the necessity of replacing our odious text-books and our pitiable examinations by industrial instruction capable of inducing our young men to return to the fields, to the workshop, and to the colonial enterprise which they avoid to-day at all costs.Gustave Le Bon Odious Sayings By Gustave Le Bon: Experience alone, that supreme educator of peoples, will be at pains to show us our
She was like a musician who may be an odious vulgarian in ordinary life, devoid of tact and taste; but who will hear a false note in music with diabolical accuracy of judgment.Anonymous Odious Sayings By Anonymous: She was like a musician who may be an odious vulgarian in ordinary life, devoid
What a night, I'm telling you. Odious. Odious with cherries on top.Victor Lodato Odious Sayings By Victor Lodato: What a night, I'm telling you. Odious. Odious with cherries on top.
MONDAY morning found Tom Sawyer miserable. Monday morning always found him so - because it began another week's slow suffering in school. He generally began that day with wishing he had had no intervening holiday, it made the going into captivity and fetters again so much more odious.Mark Twain Odious Sayings By Mark Twain: MONDAY morning found Tom Sawyer miserable. Monday morning always found him so - because it
Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death, set up thine altar here, and dress it with such terrors as thou hast at thy command: for this is thy dominion! But of the loved, revered, and honoured head, thou canst not turn one hair to thy dread purposes, or make one feature odious. It is not that the hand is heavy and will fall down when released; it is not that the heart and pulse are still; but that the hand was open, generous, and true; the heart brave, warm, and tender; and the pulse a man's. Strike, Shadow, strike! And see his good deeds springing from the wound, to sow the world with life immortal.Charles Dickens Odious Sayings By Charles Dickens: Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death, set up thine altar here, and dress it with
The word 'love,' used in connection with the reproduction of our species, is the most odious blasphemy taught in our times.Honore De Balzac Odious Sayings By Honore De Balzac: The word 'love,' used in connection with the reproduction of our species, is the most
They appeared very corrupt and very depraved, no doubt, very vile, very odious even; but those who fall without becoming degraded are rare; besides, there is a point where the unfortunate and the infamous unite and are confounded in a single word, a fatal word, the miserable; whose fault is this? And then should not the charity be all the more profound, in proportion as the fall is great?Victor Hugo Odious Sayings By Victor Hugo: They appeared very corrupt and very depraved, no doubt, very vile, very odious even; but
I conceive disgust at those impertinent and misbecoming familiarities, inscribed upon your ordinary tombstones. Every dead man must take upon himself to be lecturing me with his odious truism, that "such as he now is, I must shortly be." Not so shortly, friend, perhaps, as thou imaginest. In the meantime I am alive. I move about. I am worth twenty of thee. Know thy betters!Charles Lamb Odious Sayings By Charles Lamb: I conceive disgust at those impertinent and misbecoming familiarities, inscribed upon your ordinary tombstones. Every
The exercise of authority is odious, and they who know how to govern, leave it in abeyance as much as possible.John Lancaster Spalding Odious Sayings By John Lancaster Spalding: The exercise of authority is odious, and they who know how to govern, leave it
None of us are nuclear experts, but we know that if there is a melt-down and breach of containment, that's clearly the most odious thing that could happen.William Scranton Odious Sayings By William Scranton: None of us are nuclear experts, but we know that if there is a melt-down
A few persons of an odious and despised country could not have filled the world with believers, had they not shown undoubted credentials from the divine person who sent them on such a message.Joseph Addison Odious Sayings By Joseph Addison: A few persons of an odious and despised country could not have filled the world
The certainty of those with whom we disagree - whether the disagreement concerns who should run the country or who should run the dishwasher - never looks justified to us, and frequently looks odious. As often as not, we regard it as a sign of excessive emotional attachment to an idea, or an indicator of a narrow, fearful, or stubborn frame of mind. By contrast, we experience our own certainty as simply a side-effect of our rightness, justifiable because our cause is just. And, remarkably, despite our generally supple, imaginative, extrapolation-happy minds, we cannot transpose this scene. We cannot imagine, or do not care, that our own certainty, when seen from the outside, must look just as unbecoming and ill-grounded as the certainty we abhor in others.Kathryn Schulz Odious Sayings By Kathryn Schulz: The certainty of those with whom we disagree - whether the disagreement concerns who should
Opposite to godliness is atheism in profession, and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind, that it never had many professors.Isaac Newton Odious Sayings By Isaac Newton: Opposite to godliness is atheism in profession, and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless
The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice.Robert H. Jackson Odious Sayings By Robert H. Jackson: The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice.
But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.James Otis Odious Sayings By James Otis: But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious
Then she was terribly angry, and took him up and threw him with all her might against the wall. "Now, thou wilt be quiet, odious frog," said she.Jacob Grimm Odious Sayings By Jacob Grimm: Then she was terribly angry, and took him up and threw him with all her
For the will, as that which is common to all, is for that reason also common: consequently, every vehement emergence of will is common, i.e. it demeans us to a mere exemplar of the species.
He, who on the other hand. who wants to be altogether uncommon, that is to say great, must never let a preponderant agitation of will take his consciousness altogether, however much he is urged to do so.
He must, e.g., be able to take note of the odious opinion of another without feeling his own aroused by it: indeed, there is no surer sign of greatness than ignoring hurtful or insulting expressions by attributing them without further ado, like countless other errors, to the speaker's lack of knowledge and thus merely taking note of them without feeling them.
Arthur Schopenhauer Odious Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: For the will, as that which is common to all, is for that reason also
There is still another inconvenieney in conquests made by democracies; their government is ever odious to the conquered states. It is apparently monarchical, but in reality it is more oppressive than monarchy, as the experience of all ages and countries evinces.Baron De Montesquieu Odious Sayings By Baron De Montesquieu: There is still another inconvenieney in conquests made by democracies; their government is ever odious
The treason pleases, but the traitors are odious.Miguel De Cervantes Odious Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes: The treason pleases, but the traitors are odious.
It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it.Russell Baker Odious Sayings By Russell Baker: It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile
I mistake the American people if they favor the odious doctrine that there is no such thing as international morality; that there is one law for a strong nation and another for a weak one.Grover Cleveland Odious Sayings By Grover Cleveland: I mistake the American people if they favor the odious doctrine that there is no
Actuated by these motives, and apprehensive of disturbing the repose of an unsettled reign, Julian surprised the world by an edict which was not unworthy of a statesman or a philosopher. He extended to all the inhabitants of the Roman world the benefits of a free and equal toleration; and the only hardship which he inflicted on the Christians was to deprive them of the power of tormenting their fellow-subjects, whom they stigmatised with the odious titles of idolaters and heretics.Edward Gibbon Odious Sayings By Edward Gibbon: Actuated by these motives, and apprehensive of disturbing the repose of an unsettled reign, Julian
When a man, however passively, becomes an obstacle to the fulfillment of a woman's desires, he becomes an odious thing in her eyes, - or will, given time enough.Theodore Dreiser Odious Sayings By Theodore Dreiser: When a man, however passively, becomes an obstacle to the fulfillment of a woman's desires,
I have been long sensible that while I was endeavoring to render our country the greatest of all services, that of regenerating the public education, and placing our rising generation on the level of our sister states (which they have proudly held heretofore), I was discharging the odious function of a physician pouring medicine down the throat of a patient insensible of needing it.Thomas Jefferson Odious Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: I have been long sensible that while I was endeavoring to render our country the
No, they'll dance with you and then say I am justly called mysterious," he said.
"You are odious."
"Quite so, but admit you've never danced better than these last few moments when you were too angry to think about it.
Caroline Stevermer Odious Sayings By Caroline Stevermer: No, they'll dance with you and then say I am justly called mysterious," he said."You
We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax. I never knew a tax that was not odious and unpopular with the people who paid it.John Sherman Odious Sayings By John Sherman: We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax. I never knew a
At length weariness succeeds to labor, and the mind lies at ease in the contemplation of her own attainments without any desire of new conquests or excursions. This is the age of recollection and narrative; the opinions are settled, and the avenues of apprehension shut against any new intelligence; the days that are to follow must pass in the inculcation of precepts already collected, and assertion of tenets already received; nothing is henceforward so odious as opposition, so insolent as doubt, or so dangerous as novelty.Samuel Johnson Odious Sayings By Samuel Johnson: At length weariness succeeds to labor, and the mind lies at ease in the contemplation
The odious little dogs that French people seemed to like so much rushed out at him as he rode by, barking furiously.Paul Bowles Odious Sayings By Paul Bowles: The odious little dogs that French people seemed to like so much rushed out at
But camels, though odious to view and endowed with the offensive spirit, did not enjoy the blessing of pachydermaty.F. E. Adcock Odious Sayings By F. E. Adcock: But camels, though odious to view and endowed with the offensive spirit, did not enjoy
There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even tacitly take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon all the apparatus and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.Mario Savio Odious Sayings By Mario Savio: There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so
You didn't build that' will be Obama's political epitaph: With these remarks, Obama has come out of the closet as a most odious collectivist, who believes religiously that government predation is a condition for production. Or, put simply, that the parasite created the host.Ilana Mercer Odious Sayings By Ilana Mercer: You didn't build that' will be Obama's political epitaph: With these remarks, Obama has come
Whenever I read _Time_ or _Newsweek_ or such magazines, I wash my hands afterward. But how to wash off the small but odious stain such reading leaves on the mind?Edward Abbey Odious Sayings By Edward Abbey: Whenever I read _Time_ or _Newsweek_ or such magazines, I wash my hands afterward. But
It is true that as World War II recedes into the mists of time, almost all big-hearted progressives or liberals (or whatever self-congratulatory term they apply to themselves) denounce Nazism and fascism with the utmost ardor. Yet when these odious movements were on the rise, many among the British elite cautioned prudence in dealing with them; and some actually admired them, including members of the royal family and, of course, clerics in the Anglican Church.R. Emmett Tyrrell Odious Sayings By R. Emmett Tyrrell: It is true that as World War II recedes into the mists of time, almost
Poor fellow! I think he is in love with you.'
I am not aware of it. And to me it is one of the most odious things in a girl's life, that there must always be some supposition of falling in love coming between her and any man who is kind to her ... I have no ground for the nonsensical vanity of fancying everybody who comes near me is in love with me.
George Eliot Odious Sayings By George Eliot: Poor fellow! I think he is in love with you.'I am not aware of it.