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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of the sort inflicted by Life's picture story is not an essential instrument of responsible journalism.
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
Ludwig von Mises
Who has suffered? The families of the dead, no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because, as I said, we lost the pillars of our society.
If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you.
William Irwin Thompson
France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her.
Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience.
But the memory of war weighs undiminished upon the people's minds. That is because deeper than material wounds, moral wounds are smarting, inflicted by the so- called peace treaties.
I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me.
I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself.
Now I walk around with my head down, trying to hide, thinking that everybody knows that I inflicted people with HIV, because that is all they are going to read.
There is no French town in which the wounds inflicted on the battle-field are not bleeding.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
Joseph de Maistre
People have got to get together and work together. I'm tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
All pressure is self-inflicted. It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.
It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.
Because animals are property, we consider as 'humane treatment' that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans.
Gary L. Francione
I don't hate nobody. I hate certain conditions that are inflicted upon the people - and they're helpless with it.
My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today's society.
I have these accidents, these mistakes, these self-inflicted wounds, and then I tear my head to shreds about it for days.
I was on cruise control from '85 to '95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn't directing. I wasn't writing. That's not who I am.
When we're dealing with the people in our family - no matter how annoying or gross they may be, no matter how self-inflicted their suffering may appear, no matter how afflicted they are with ignorance, prejudice or nose hairs - we give from the deepest parts of ourselves.
The sad truth is that the civil rights movement cannot be reborn until we identify the causes of black suffering, some of them self-inflicted. Why can't black leaders organize rallies around responsible sexuality, birth within marriage, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework?
Henry Louis Gates
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