Quotes and Sayings about Disgrace



"If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Deeds, Evil, Man, Profit, Shame, Will, Word)

"There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Disgrace, Enemy, Hate, Suffering)

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

"The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Disgrace, states, United)

"As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander."
- John Andre
(Related: Death, Life, Country, Disgrace)

"Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

"Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Disgrace, Poverty)

"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
(Related: Death, Peace, War, Disgrace, Prison)

"No one can disgrace us but ourselves."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Disgrace)

"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
(Related: Time, American, Cause, Democracy, Disgrace, Exercise, Iraq, Republican, Soldiers)

"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

"A lot of people are upset that I'm not working. They say it's a disgrace."
- Marcel Carne
(Related: People, Disgrace)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Causes, Day, Disgrace, Grief, Loss)

"It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Crime, Disgrace)

"I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Disgrace, Honor)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Death, Life, Hope, Disgrace, Duty)

"The written word is the basic of everything. Most important, the idea, and after that, the dialogue. You can rehash the dialogue as you go along, it 's disgraceful to have to do this, but now and again you have no choice."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Idea, Choice, Now, Word)

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

"The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Disgrace, Public, School)

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

"In Washington it is an honor to be disgraced. you have to have been somebody to fall."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Honor, Washington)

"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
(Related: Bargain, Country, Disgrace, France, Germany, Name)

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

"I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Age)

"There is no disgrace in working. There was no silver spoon around at the time I was born."
- Anna Held
(Related: Time, Disgrace)

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

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

"We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others."
- Horace
(Related: Crime, Disgrace)

"The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice."
- Horace
(Related: Disgrace, Vice)

"The man who dies rich, dies in disgrace."
- Tom Hunter
(Related: Disgrace, Man)

"It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish."
- Douglas Hyde
(Related: Irish, Language, Shame)

"A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years."
- Juvenal
(Related: Son, Mind, Respect, Years)

"The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest, most disgraceful pages in contemporary history, and everybody ought to be ashamed."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: War, History)

"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
(Related: Failure, Cause, Disgrace, Man, World)

"It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world."
- Charles Kettering
(Related: Disgrace, World)

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

"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
(Related: Being)

"As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union."
- George Mason
(Related: Strength, states, Trade, Value, Weakness)

"The augmentation of slaves weakens the states; and such a trade is diabolical in itself, and disgraceful to mankind."
- George Mason
(Related: Mankind, states, Trade)

"It isn't a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for."
- Benjamin E. Mays
(Related: Disgrace, Stars)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Death, Life, Character, Disgrace, Name)

"Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best."
- Jim Palmer
(Related: Disgrace, Losing)

"The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it's Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace."
- Rick Perry
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Countries, Country, Disgrace)

"That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Disgrace, Man)

"Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying."
- William Pitt
(Related: Disgrace, Poverty)

"Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality."
- Plato
(Related: Equality, Nature, Custom, Injustice)

"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
(Related: Time, People, American, Americans, Disgrace, Economy, Eyes, Judgment)

"And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust."
- Simon Raven
(Related: Age, Trust, Charity, Nothing, Patience, Skill)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Hope, Disgrace, Scandal)

"The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Education, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Mother, Father, Affection, Class, Disaster, Disgrace, Kissing, Weakness)

"Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Disgrace, Man, Poverty)

"Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Men, Drinking, Habits)

"Yes, I'm a patriotic person. For these people who disgrace the American way and burn our flag and do all of these things... I say, don't live here and disgrace my country. Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: People, American, Country, Disgrace)

"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
(Related: Congress, Disgrace, Law, Man)

"Rather than allow themselves to be separated from the love of Christ, they submitted cheerfully to every privation, to contumely and disgrace, and to death itself."
- John Strachan
(Related: Death, Love, Christ, Disgrace)

"Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace."
- James Thomson
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Thought, Country, Disgrace, Fame, Service)

"It's as if our electric grid didn't even have fences around it. This is disgraceful what we do, and what we don't do, to protect the Internet."
- Paul Vixie
(Related: Internet)

"Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House, in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?"
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Disgrace, Name, Posterity, Years)

"At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player, that I'm a better person because of my failures and disgraces."
- Bill Walton
"I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient - in America."
- Bert Williams
(Related: America, Being, Man)

"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
(Related: Power, Children, Disgrace, Fortune, Name)

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