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Inflicts Quotes

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Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself.
- Emile M. Cioran

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts
capital punishment commits murder.
- Benjamin Tucker

 

The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they
usually die from is routine.
- John Stuart Mill

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that
he is one who never inflicts pain.
- John Henry Newman

An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment,
almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment,
both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment
he inflicts upon himself.
- Irwin Shaw

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"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm,
imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon.
I think the whole base of civil society is at risk.
- Joshua Lederberg

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds
not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder,
but a hatred of all injury.
- George Eliot

I wish we didn't have to own up to a policy deliberately
designed to inflict suffering on people who have already
been traumatised in the countries from which they've fled.
- Hugh Mackay

Here, in Cork district, you have in combination all
the dangers which war can inflict.
- Eamon de Valera

We fear violence less than our own feelings.
Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying
than what anyone else can inflict.
- Jim Morrison

The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict.
He must inflict them once and for all.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Anyone who works is a fool.
I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public.
- Robert Morley

I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed
muscle on my frame and made me very strong.
Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage.
- Esther Williams

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members,
that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
- Theodor Adorno

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

Reality is never as bad as a nightmare,
as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Even the most malignant gods would not continue to
inflict life upon humanity,
time without end.
- Taylor Caldwell

We must not inflict life on children who will be resented;
we must not inflict unwanted children on society.
- Anne Lamott

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict
on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
- Denis Diderot

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering.
Swearing on the other hand, is invoking,
only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
- John Ruskin

Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children
the most terrifying jests.
- Thornton Wilder

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict
pain and get away with it -
short-term pain for long-term gain.
- George Will

There will one day spring from the brain of science
a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities,
so absolutely terrifying, that even man,
the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order
to inflict torture and death,
will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas A. Edison

I started out as a football player.
I liked to inflict pain.
In basketball, it was the same thing.
- Shaquille O'Neal

I'm just mystified and fascinated by women,
and I'm still single.
Hence all of that, and the fact that I celebrate them so much,
I understand that I'm unevolved at this exact moment
to share my life with one.
I wouldn't inflict that upon anyone yet.
But, I'm getting closer.
- Jeremy Piven

The damage done to this country by its own misconduct
in the last few months and years,
to its very heart and soul, is far greater and longer
lasting than any damage that any terrorist could possibly inflict upon us.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others,
you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself;
the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly
proportional to the amount we feel within us.
- Sydney J. Harris

I think you have to remember that Americans saw their
purpose as so innately good that they could excuse
the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes.
Because the purposes were so good, they would justify
this pain we were inflicting on other people.
- Neil Sheehan

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another.
This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union.
The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom,
for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
- Cyril Connolly

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Marianne Williamson

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
- Novalis

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
- Pervez Musharraf

All pressure is self-inflicted.
It's what you make of it or how you let it rub off on you.
- Sebastian Coe

There is no French town in which the wounds inflicted
on the battle-field are not bleeding.
- Georges Duhamel

Needless, heedless, wanton and deliberate injury of
the sort inflicted by Life's picture story is not an
essential instrument of responsible journalism.
- Abe Fortas

I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself.
- Jonathan Franzen

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure
were inflicted by bad governments.
- Ludwig von Mises

No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which
is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
- Joseph Addison

Because animals are property, we consider as "humane
treatment" that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans.
- Gary L. Francione

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which
He has inflicted upon men,
He would kill Himself.
- Alexandre Dumas

If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you.
- William Irwin Thompson

All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
- Andrew Carnegie

I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my
country than from those inflicted on her.
- Simone Weil

Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful
as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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.
- Marc Wallice

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.
- Hjalmar Schacht

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.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Regrets and their cousins, resentments,
are a huge cause of self-inflicted suffering.
Sometimes it takes years of psychotherapy
to gain freedom from regrets about what you did or did not do,
and freedom from resentment over what others did or did not do.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime of self-talk to remember
to put the past in the past where it belongs.
However, sometimes a simple symbolic act can help immeasurably
to grant ourselves freedom from the past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Pierre Laval

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.
- Arthur Helps

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.
- Bram Fischer

Laws are sand, customs are rock.
Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped,
but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
The penalty may be unfair, unrighteous, illogical, and a cruelty;
no matter, it will be inflicted, just the same.
Certainly, then, there can be but one wise thing
for a visiting stranger to do -
find out what the country's customs are,
and refrain from offending against them.
- Mark Twain

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself.
To control aggression without inflicting injury in the Art of Peace.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

Sovereignty must not be used for inflicting harm on anyone,
whether citizen or foreigner.
- Ludwig von Mises

For at the same time many people seem eager to extend
the circle of our moral consideration to animals,
in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting
more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.
- Michael Pollan

I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power,
but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing
the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew
the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them.
- Howard Coble

Congress's definition of torture in those laws -
the infliction of severe mental or physical pain -
leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.
- John Yoo

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists.
That is why they invented Hell.
- Bertrand Russell

The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits
pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less
severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes
invalidates the punishment.
- William J. Brennan

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers


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