Quotes of Cursing

“ The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. ”

- Henry Steele Commager

“ I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it. ”

- Mae West

“ Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ That was but a prelude; where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people as well. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. ”

- Mark Twain

“ A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad. ”

- Albert Camus

“ We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. ”

- John Stuart Mill

“ The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. ”

- Tommy Smothers

“ We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. ”

- Voltaire

“ The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. ”

- Walt Whitman

“ Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. ”

- Alfred Whitney Griswold

“ What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ Every burned book enlightens the world. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. ”

- Abbott Joseph Liebling

“ Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ”

- Voltaire

“ Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make. ”

- John Ruskin

“ The question eventually must be raised: Is it a criminal offense to take the name of the Lord in vain? When people curse their parents, it unquestionably is a capital crime ”

- Gary North

“ The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. ”

- George Washington

“ Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. ”

- Edgar Watson Howe

“ One unquestioned text we read, All doubt beyond, all fear above; Nor crackling pile nor cursing creed Can burn or blot it: God is Love. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ Let me go to hell, that's all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: Therefore choose life. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ Everybody swears everywhere. Shakespeare and all the rest, all up and down the years they swore at life. Plain old mother talk ain't nowheres near strong enough to describe such a terrible mixup as life. ”

- Mark Harris

“ The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search. ”

- Max Lerner

“ The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error. ”

- John Stuart Mill

“ CURSE, v.t. Energetically to belabor with a verbal slap-stick. This is an operation which in literature, particularly in the drama, is commonly fatal to the victim. Nevertheless, the liability to a cursing is a risk that cuts but a small figure in fixing the rates of life insurance. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ With the dried blood stiff on my temples I climbed the hill, cursing the satanic way of men, yet knowing myself vile, for they had not known what they were doing, but I betrayed an innocent; and the tears - weak, whiskey tears - would not wash from my brow the blood of a little brother. ”

- Henry Williamson

“ Well, Fitz, I looked all through that bible, it was in very fine print and stumbling on that great book Ecclesiastics, read it aloud to all who would listen. Soon I was alone and began cursing the bloody bible because there were no titles in it — although I found the source of practically every good title you ever heard of… ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ I cannot be a materialist — but Oh, how is it possible that a God who speaks to all hearts can let Belgravia go laughing to a vicious luxury, and Whitechapel cursing to a filthy debauchery — such suffering, such dreadful suffering — and shall the short years of Christ's mission atone for it all? ”

- D. H. Lawrence

“ Hope works in these ways: it looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst; it discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot; it regards problems, large or small, as opportunities; it pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit; it "lights the candle" instead of "cursing the darkness… ”

- Unknown
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