Quotes of Degrading

“ No labor, however humble, is dishonoring. ”

- Talmud

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

- Mary McAleese

“ I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed. ”

- Christopher Hampton

“ Money: There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money. ”

- Sophocles

“ It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it. ”

- Chuck Daly

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

- Patrick Henry

“ The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all. ”

- Gore Vidal

“ Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient. ”

- Cicero

“ On this album I've got a song called Pretty Black Woman so they can understand that I'm not degrading women just because we sing and talk about women with nice bodies. ”

- Chingy

“ Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking, or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; to me, the female sex is not the weaker sex. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind. For what does it commemorate? It commemorates the deliverance of a people from degrading slavery, from most foul and cruel tyranny. And so, it is Israel's - nay, God's protest against unrighteousness, whether individual or national. ”

- Morris Joseph

“ It's a miracle to be an actor and to know that you have a job to go to a year from now is a rare thing, so I think peace of mind and financial stability come with that. Hopefully I'm a little wiser and have a little more perspective in my life than I did then. ”

- Debra Messing

“ If advertising has invaded the judgment of children, it has also forced its way into the family, an insolent usurper of parental function, degrading parents to mere intermediaries between their children and the market. This indeed is a social revoluation in our time! ”

- Jules Henry

“ The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ For them it's out-of-date and outmoded to perform miracles; teaching the people is too like hard work, interpreting the holy scriptures is for schoolmen and praying is a waste of time; to shed tears is weak and womanish, to be needy is degrading; to suffer defeat is a disgrace and hardly fitting for one who scarcely permits the greatest of kings to kiss the toes of his sacred feet; and finally, death is an unattractive prospect, and dying on a cross would be an ignominious end. ”

- Desiderius Erasmus
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