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Reproach Quotes

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Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle

Related topics: Age

It seems that whatever we do is somehow beyond reproach -
murder,
rape, drunk driving - as long as we go on a TV show and apologize.
- Eric Stoltz

As a leader, you're supposed to be above reproach,
and what that means is you can't even give the appearance
that you're going to do something wrong.
- Kevin Thomas

I must work hard to make my singing above reproach;
there must be no faults which hard work would take care of.
- Kate Smith

 

Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted.
In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder.
It is a howling reproach.
- Ted Koppel

But I felt all the more bound to make this proposal,
because it at once turns to a reproach.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear
ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake,
and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
- Louisa May Alcott

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We reproach people for talking about themselves;
but it is the subject they treat best.
- Anatole France

If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody
to reproach us for being black,
or for being slaves.
- Jupiter Hammon

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing,
than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
- Robert E. Lee

The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest,
but allows political candidates to lie without reproach.
What's wrong with this picture?
- Jef I. Richards

My father is a man of impeccable character who has
worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years.
His integrity is beyond reproach.
- Kojo Annan

Knight without fear and without reproach.
- Richard Harris Barham

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him
is very much like a reproach.
- Demosthenes

To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge
that one may have deserved it.
- Tacitus

There is luxury in self-reproach.
When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
- Don Marquis

We can live our own lives in a way that does not bring
reproach on the principles we claim to support.
- Jesse Helms

Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think
they will be favoured like the thief on the cross;
for we see on the other side,
they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself.
- Elias Hicks

Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name,
by serving any ambition and the sins of others;
which though I did by the persuasion of other men,
yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it.
- William Laud

I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended
below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing
before the English of the nineteenth century a true
picture of the life of their ancestors.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the
hands of illiterate people,
and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy
is not made a reproach on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always
assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics;
just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper.
Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed
to study anything without reproach.
- Aleister Crowley

Our own theological Church, as we know,
has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed
almost a reproach and a shame to have one,
yet at the same time has credited it with power to
drag the soul to perdition.
- Eliza Farnham

But after this natural burst of indignation,
no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his
time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings.
- Robert Peel

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.
- Mason Cooley

A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!
- Karl Kraus

On the day, therefore, when I went to the church to be confirmed,
with a number of others, I suffered extremely from
the reproaches of my conscience.
- Maria Monk

Farewell all relations and friends in Christ;
farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments;
farewell reading and preaching,
praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches,
and sufferings.
- Donald Cargill

Women are from their very infancy debarred those Advantages
with the want of which they are afterwards reproached.
- Mary Astell

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was
very vulgar and deeply stupid.
From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for
making a film that is about stupid people.
- Claude Chabrol

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

Man can never be a woman's equal
in the spirit of selfless service
with which nature has endowed her.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning
when first I considered going.
Once faced and settled there really wasn't
any good reason to refer to it.
- Amelia Earhart

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

Please know that I am aware of the hazards.
I want to do it because I want to do it.
Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan


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