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Scoundrels Quotes

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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Related topics: Patriotism

A minority group has "arrived" only when it has the
right to produce some fools and scoundrels without
the entire group paying for it.
- Carl T. Rowan

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
- Georges Jacques Danton

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels;
it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
- Michael Crichton

 

Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.
- Lillian Hellman

Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them;
there are some things you cannot ask an honest ma to do.
- Jean de la Bruyere

refuge of scoundrels
- William Samuel Johnson

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I prefer to remake flops.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop,
and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.
- Michael Caine

Religion is all-too-often a refuge for scoundrels.
- Neal Boortz

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
- W. Clement Stone

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
- Heywood Broun

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience.
A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
- Vladimir Lenin

I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be
more like my own than any other man's living.
As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing,
it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
- Jonathan Swift

I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many
times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.
- Douglas MacArthur

I don't know what a scoundrel is like,
but I know what a respectable man is like,
and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
- Joseph de Maistre

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting.
- Murray Kempton

No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.
- Shakti Gawain

I'd never painted anything before.
I was quite content to take other people's work since
I didn't care anyway about the subject matter.
I approached subject matter as a scoundrel.
I had nothing to say about it whatsoever.
I only wanted to make these exciting paintings.
- Tom Wesselmann

A child who does not think about what happens around
him and is content with living without wondering whether
he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's
work and is on the road to being a scoundrel.
- Jose Marti

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars:
general Good is the plea of the scoundrel,
hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot
exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
- William Blake

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
- Edmund Burke

In politics nothing is contemptible.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite
things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
- Arthur Machen

How can a Man respect his Wife when he has a contemptible
Opinion of her and her Sex?
- Mary Astell

None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in
their own Nature Contemptible;
the meanest Fly,
the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue.
- Mary Astell

Wit is the most rascally, contemptible,
beggarly thing on the face of the earth.
- Arthur Murphy

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers,
man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests
and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
- Diogenes

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
- Samuel Butler

For among other evils caused by being disarmed,
it renders you contemptible; which is one of those
disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There is something feeble and a little contemptible
about a man who cannot face the perils of life without
the help of comfortable myths.
- Bertrand Russell

A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own,
have rendered the great government of the United States
helpless and contemptible.
- Woodrow Wilson

Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
- George Eliot

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous,
nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
- Henry Fielding

The two most precious things this side of the grave
are our reputation and our life.
But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible
whisper may deprive us of the one,
and the weakest weapon of the other.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most
abject and contemptible Degree below us,
we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand
of Nature had implanted in us,
for great and useful purposes.
- George Mason

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado


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