Quotations on Disgrace

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A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
- Lucius Accius
(Keywords: Death, Life, Disgrace, Man)

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Keywords: Crime, Disgrace, Punishment)

There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Death, Peace, War, Disgrace, Prison)

At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: Cause, Country, Disgrace, Excuses, Potential, Terrorism)

It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Life, Causes, Day, Disgrace, Grief, Loss)

I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.
- Davy Crockett
(Keywords: Country, Disgrace, Duty, Gain, Ruin, Self, Will)

New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.
- Andrew Cuomo
(Keywords: Government, Time, Boss, Performance, Blush, Corruption, Disgrace, Now, State, Taxes)

The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.
- Thomas Day
(Keywords: Nature, Heart, Disgrace, Fact, Human nature, Interest, Name, Now, Trifle)

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
- W. C. Fields
(Keywords: Death, Life, Hope, Disgrace, Duty)

A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
- Sigmund Freud
(Keywords: Act, Disgrace, State, Violence)

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Keywords: Men, Disgrace, Labor, Man)

Altogether apart from that, it would be a disgrace to us to make this bargain with Germany at the expense of France, a disgrace from which the good name of this country would never recover.
- Edward Grey
(Keywords: Bargain, Country, Disgrace, France, Germany, Name)

To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.
- David Hare
(Keywords: God, Disgrace, Honor, Sin)

He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
- Hesiod
(Keywords: Victory, Disgrace, Man, Suffering)

Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
- Hesiod
(Keywords: Work, Disgrace, Idleness)

We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
- Charles Kettering
(Keywords: Failure, Cause, Disgrace, Man, World)

At Munich we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history.
- F. L. Lucas
(Keywords: History, Disgrace, Months, Will)

Taking Big Bird away from our five year olds, lunch money away from our ten year olds, job training programs away from our fifteen year olds, and college loans away from our twenty year olds is a disgrace.
- John Murray
(Keywords: Money, College, Disgrace, Job, Training)

My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.
- Horatio Nelson
(Keywords: Death, Life, Character, Disgrace, Name)

It's a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured, but at the same time too - in the eyes of the American people, in my judgment, it looked as if that somehow become more important than the main attack which was to fix the economy and get the Americans working again.
- Colin Powell
(Keywords: Time, People, American, Americans, Disgrace, Economy, Eyes, Judgment)

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
- Ronald Reagan
(Keywords: Politics, Disgrace, Profession, Succeed)

However saying that I totally support the concept of civil partnerships in the eyes of the law, and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have had to wait so long for legal rights, protection and recognition.
- Adam Rickitt
(Keywords: Legal, Sex, Disgrace, Eyes, Rights, Law, Protection, Saying, Support)

I hope there's a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there's one good scandal left in me yet.
- Diana Rigg
(Keywords: Hope, Disgrace, Scandal)

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley
(Keywords: Family, Mother, Father, Affection, Class, Disaster, Disgrace, Kissing, Weakness)

I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.
- Peter Stone
(Keywords: Congress, Disgrace, Law, Man)

Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.
- James Thomson
(Keywords: Peace, War, Corruption, Disgrace, Man, State)

How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
- Henry David Thoreau
(Keywords: Government, American, Disgrace, Man, Today)

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.
- Donald Trump
(Keywords: Government, Politics, People, Disgrace, Key, Problems, Today)

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
- Sun Tzu
(Keywords: Thought, Country, Disgrace, Fame, Service)

I beg my Children to be just and virtuous, never to disgrace my name or theirs, and then they are out of fortune's power.
- Thomas Willis
(Keywords: Power, Children, Disgrace, Fortune, Name)

The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Power, Disgrace, Honor, Reflection)

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