Quotes of Defile

“ The dose makes the poison. ”

- Paracelsus

“ His money is twice tainted: taint yours and taint mine.". ”

- Mark Twain

“ To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile. ”

- Simone Weil

“ What a man does defiles him, not what is done by others. ”

- William Golding

“ Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that I know; that's the one they invented when they got tired of all the others. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ Images contaminate us like viruses. ”

- Paul Virilio

“ There is nothing which vanity does not desecrate. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism, tuberculosis, and some other diseases, much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil. ”

- Simone Weil

“ Should envious tongues some malice frame; to soil and tarnish your good name; Live it Down! ”

- Henry Rink

“ To make our idea of morality center on forbidden acts is to defile the imagination and to introduce into our judgments of our fellow-men a secret element of gusto. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ Purity is the power to contemplate defilement. ”

- Simone Weil

“ In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. ”

- Bishop Robert South

“ Though these Indians dwell among the English and see in what plenty a little industry enables them to live, yet they choose to continue in their stupid idleness and to suffer all the inconveniences of dirt, cold, and want rather than disturb their heads with care or defile their hands with labor. ”

- William Byrd

“ A little weeping, a little wheedling, a little self-degradation, a little careful use of our advantages, and then some man will say ".Come, be my wife!" With good looks and youth marriage is easy to attain. There are men enough; but a woman who has sold herself, even for a ring and a new name, need hold her skirt aside for no creature in the street… ”

- Olive Schreiner
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