Quotes of Degradation

“ We are a vibrant first-world country, but we have a humbling third-world memory. ”

- Mary McAleese

“ One man's transparency is another's humiliation. ”

- Gerry Adams

“ Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ He that has never suffered extreme adversity knows not the full extent of his own depravation. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy. ”

- Boethius

“ In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning. ”

- Jean Baudrillard

“ Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom. ”

- Charles Horton Cooley

“ In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her. ”

- Simone Weil

“ To write is a humiliation. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ With publicity comes humiliation. ”

- Tama Janowitz

“ Stagnation is something worse than death. It is corruption, also. ”

- William Gilmore Simms

“ The chance is now given you to end in a day the bondage of centuries, and to rise in one bound from social degradation to the place of common equality with all other varieties of men. ”

- Frederick Douglass

“ Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? ”

- Patrick Henry

“ Such is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck. ”

- Raymond Chandler

“ The best mask for demoralization is daring. ”

- Lucan

“ These humiliations are the essence of the game. ”

- Alistair Cooke

“ Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification. ”

- John Donne

“ One is guilty of all abjection that one does not help to relieve. ”

- Jose Marti

“ Poverty does not produce unhappiness: It produces degradation. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. ”

- Alice Jones

“ Poverty doesn't bring unhappiness; it brings degradation. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves. ”

- Simone Weil

“ Every individual or national degeneration is immediately revealed by a directly proportional degradation in language. ”

- Joseph De Maistre

“ I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. ”

- Alice James

“ One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real. ”

- Klaus Kinski

“ The horror of wedlock, the most appalling, the most loathsome of all the bonds humankind has devised for its own discomfort and degradation. ”

- Marquis de Sade

“ Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet. ”

- Lewis Mumford

“ We found nothing grand in the history of the Jews nor in the morals inculcated in the Pentateuch. I know of no other books that so fully teach the subjection and degradation of woman. ”

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“ If your Bible is an argument for the degradation of women, and the abuse by whipping of little children, I advise you to put it away, and use your common sense instead. ”

- Lucy N. Colman
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