Suttee Famous Quotes & Sayings

6 Suttee Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The worst disgrace that can befall a producer is an unkind notice from a New York reviewer. When this happens, the producer becomes a pariah in Hollywood. He is shunned by his friends, thrown into bankruptcy, and like a Japanese electing hara-kiri, he commits suttee.S.J Perelman Suttee Sayings By S.J Perelman: The worst disgrace that can befall a producer is an unkind notice from a New
Widows tend either to fade away when husbands die, committing emotional suttee, or else find that a new life burgeons. Here in Christchurch, a lot of burgeoning goes on.Fay Weldon Suttee Sayings By Fay Weldon: Widows tend either to fade away when husbands die, committing emotional suttee, or else find
Mother's electric blanket broke, & I have 'mended' it, so she may be practising suttee involuntarily before long.Philip Larkin Suttee Sayings By Philip Larkin: Mother's electric blanket broke, & I have 'mended' it, so she may be practising suttee
When people say it's a funny thing about them, you will probably be able to control your hysterics. They are only getting ready to announce the shattering fact that they don't like something. And it's not going to be something that's really quite awful, like suttee or apartheid; it's going to be something small.Peg Bracken Suttee Sayings By Peg Bracken: When people say it's a funny thing about them, you will probably be able to
Dogmatic toleration is nonsense: I would no more tolerate the teaching of Calvinism to children if I had power to persecute it than the British Raj tolerated suttee in India. Every civilized authority must draw a line between the tolerable and the intolerable.George Bernard Shaw Suttee Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: Dogmatic toleration is nonsense: I would no more tolerate the teaching of Calvinism to children
A poignant example of what it often takes to bring about an end to a superstitious barbaric act may be seen in the Indian practice of suttee, or the burning of widows. The British government abolished suttee by outlawing it, and followed up by severely punishing transgressors. As the nineteenth-century British commander in chief in India, General Charles Napier, told his charges who complained that suttee was their cultural custom that the British should respect: Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.Michael Shermer Suttee Sayings By Michael Shermer: A poignant example of what it often takes to bring about an end to a