Quotes and Sayings about Victims
"I will also continue to fight to provide better economic security for victims of domestic violence."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Fight, Security, Victims, Violence, Will)
"I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed."
- George Allen
(Related: History, Action, Failure, Apology, Senate, states, Today, United, Victims)
"Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Family, Women, Life, Children, Friends, Jobs, Victims)
"I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Women, Family, Successful, Drama, Victims)
"It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Change, Fools, Grief, Tragedy, Victims)
"Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Laws, Mercy, Nothing, Victims)
"The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: First, Victims)
"Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Men, Women, Victims)
"Most victims of my autobiographical verse are either far too polite, remarkably understanding unaware that I have written poems about them."
- John Barton
(Related: Poems, Understanding, Victims)
"We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq... Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain."
- Marek Belka
(Related: Iraq, Terror, Troops, Victims, Will)
"In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Misery, Now, Past, Poverty, Victims)
"Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Time, Cancer, Fate, Victims, Will)
"I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Government, Children, Day, Despair, Faces, Forget, Parents, State, Victims)
"There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm, and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Time, Criticism, Help, May, Neighbors, Victims)
"I didn't do this for the President. When I had this opportunity, not only was it work, but it was something that I could do, as an actor, for the victims and their families. Something I could give back."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actor, President, Victims)
"The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet - when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Lie, Victims)
"The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Victims, Weight)
"All serial killers want to win. They choose victims they can kill successfully."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Victims, Want)
"Most well-known serial killers have victims numbering in the dozens, have sent taunting letters to the police or have done bizarre things to the bodies."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Bizarre, Letters, Police, Victims)
"Nowadays, with much more racial and ethnic mixing, we are seeing serial killers murdering a variety of victims; whoever comes along will most likely do."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Variety, Victims, Will)
"Although the evidence at this trial shows that Charles Manson was the leader of the conspiracy to commit these murders, there is no evidence that he actually personally killed any of the seven victims in this case."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Leader, Victims)
"It seems, though, that historically we have now reached a position in which Jews cannot legitimately be understood always and only as presumptive victims."
- Judith Butler
(Related: Now, Victims)
"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Man, Victims)
"Most of the victims of Nazi aggression were before the war less well off than Germany. They should not be expected by Germany to bear, unaided, the major costs of Nazi aggression."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: War, Aggression, Germany, Victims)
"At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Work, Rights, Heroes, Human rights, Oppression, Support, Victims)
"We have to keep in mind that it's not just about the numbers of people who died; it's also the manner which many of these victims met their deaths."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Mind, Numbers, Victims)
"Our goodness comes solely from thinking on goodness; our wickedness from thinking on wickedness. We too are the victims of our own contemplation."
- John Jay Chapman
(Related: Contemplation, Goodness, Thinking, Victims, Wickedness)
"We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Change, Death, Being, Expression, Sickness, Spirit, Victims)
"Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: First, Justice, Mercy, Victims)
"The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Revolution, Leaders, May, Victims)
"For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed a multitude of innocent civilian victims: Men, women and children, Arab and Israeli."
- John Conyers
(Related: Women, Children, Violence)
"The Crime Victims Fund is distributed to service providers who assist millions of crime victims annually throughout our communities in a host of ways. It is paid for by fines levied on criminals, not taxpayers."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Crime, Service, Victims)
"In addition, to punishing sexual offenders and protecting our children, we must also provide services, resources and counseling to the people who are victims of these horrible crimes."
- Jim Costa
(Related: People, Children, Victims)
"I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Accident, Blood, Victims)
"The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Boston, College, Disaster, June, Murder, Sense, Victims, Word)
"Saddam's fate should be in the hands of his country men. They were the major victims of his brutal reign and should decide his life, death, or permanent imprisonment. Personally, I would lock him away forever."
- Ronnie James Dio
(Related: Death, Life, Men, Country, Fate, Imprisonment, Victims)
"Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother's home."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Home, Women, Mother, Culture, Man, Mind, Victims)
"In my experience victims are more concerned with helping their families understand that they are still connected to them. In some rare experiences information comes through that helps understand what happened."
- John Edward
(Related: Experience, Information, Victims)
"Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Sympathy, Feeling, Resentment, Victims)
"There are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn't bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it's hard to see, it's important to understand that these people exist."
- Mia Farrow
(Related: People, Suffering, Victims)
"We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Society, Congress, Justice, Laws, Obligation, Responsibility, Victims)
"I guess I've played a lot of victims, but that's what a lot of the history of women is about."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: History, Women, Victims)
"Solutions will not be found while Indigenous people are treated as victims for whom someone else must find solutions."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: People, Victims, Will)
"Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Men, Enemy, Suffering, Victims)
"Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Men, Women, Enemy, Victims)
"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Future, Victims)
"Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Care, Sense, Today, Victims)
"We are really the victims of our own problems."
- Jimmy Greaves
(Related: Problems, Victims)
"In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims."
- William Greider
(Related: Time, Finance, Crime, Deeds, Prison, Victims)
"I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Abuse, Attention, Bureaucracy, Children, Neglect, Service, Victims)
"According to the Privacy Rights Center, up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year. They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Health, Americans, Rights, Privacy, Theft, Victims)
"I am proud to be a role model for my viewers. I am finding out that helping victims is as or more rewarding the all the awards I wins."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Awards, Victims)
"There has to be some limit to what lawyers can take from their clients. Otherwise, cagey attorneys end up with the lion's share of the settlement and the victims end up with little more than scraps."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Clients, End, Lawyers, Victims)
"Cult recruiting methods based on dosing victims with the brain chemicals released during capture bonding would make cults even more of a problem than they are now."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Now, Victims)
"Even small cults are a serious cost on the world economy, to victims, their families, employers, friends, and credit-card companies."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Credit, Economy, Friends, Victims, World)
"Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Snow, Victims)
"The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Lie, People, Victims, Will)
"The East Timorese government does not believe that we should consider compensation for the victims because there are tens of thousands of people who were, in one way or another, affected by the violence either directly or indirectly."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Government, People, Victims, Violence)
"It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Murder, Victims)
"The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Politics, War, Fact, Murder, Quarrels, Victims)
"I intentionally aided them by being there and blocking an avenue of escape for the victims."
- Robert Iler
(Related: Being, Victims)
"Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."
- John Irving
(Related: Victims, Writing)
"Most of today's black convicts have come to understand that they are the most abused victims of an unrighteous order."
- George Jackson
(Related: Order, Today, Victims)
"The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Life, Commitment, Rights, Help, Human rights, Justice, Victims)
"We were the victims of the new producer but what annoyed me was they told the press we were leaving before us."
- Louise Jameson
(Related: Press, Victims)
"We must stop posing as victims of the West and behaving negatively towards the West. We must participate with the West on an equal footing in the reconstruction of the world."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Victims, World)
"A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims."
- Douglas Jerrold
"We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Women, Crime, Evil, Houses, Humanity, Victims)
"We are all victims because of the circumstances, but I'm not sure what to say to any one who has lost a loved one. I know the feeling myself, and words just don't do much to ease the pain."
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Related: Circumstances, Feeling, Pain, Victims, Words)
"You kept quiet... When these victims wanted your help to survive, you kept quiet."
- Paul Kagame
(Related: Help, Quiet, Victims)
"I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results. I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Children, Projects, Results, Victims)
"A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Women, Climate, Constitution, Existence, Results, Victims, Weakness)
"The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Society, Government, People, Help, Victims)
"The conflict in Darfur could escalate to where we're seeing 100,000 victims per month."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Conflict, Victims)
"We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Judgment, Pain, Suffering, Today, Victims)
"Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Abuse, Children, Victims)
"They know they're going to look beautiful, and I don't think women should look like costumes. They shouldn't look like fashion victims."
- Ralph Lauren
(Related: Women, Fashion, Victims)
"I don't think women should look like costumes. I don't think they should look like fashion victims. I think these (clothes) are for women that want to look sexy. They want to look smart."
- Ralph Lauren
(Related: Women, Fashion, Victims, Want)
"I say let's respond as best we can to the victims and their families."
- William P. Leahy
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: May, Tyranny, Victims)
"Somewhere we turn ourselves into victims instead of being the powerful women we really are meant to be."
- Judith Light
(Related: Women, Being, Victims)
"Let me tell you who we conservatives are: we love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don't see groups. We don't see victims."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Love, People, America, Americans, states, United, Victims)
"I'm interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We're all victims and few of us are truly free."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Art, Artists, Therapy, Victims, Writers)
"Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Needs, Victims, Will)
"A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church's healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That's good, it's all positive."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Positive, Church, Alcohol, Drugs, Example, Healing, Victims)
"Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: People, Victims)
"Unfortunately, cancer is the number one killer of children in this country today, and it destroys not only these innocent victims, but their families as well."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Cancer, Children, Country, Today, Victims)
"Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the victims and heroes of September 11th. As we commemorate the anniversary of 9-11, we must also remember that the threat is still very real today."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Heroes, Resolution, Today, Victims)
"As long as we're dependent on those fossil fuels, we're dependent on the Middle East. If we are not victims, we're certainly captives."
- John McHugh
"We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat."
- Terence McKenna
(Related: Earth, Victims)
"I'm glad to see that women have an important role within the industry. My no. 1 complaint would still be that most women are very submissive and victims. I would like to see women portrayed in a much stronger and intelligent capacity."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Women, Complaint, Victims)
"I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?"
- Paul Merton
"If the graves of the thousands of victims who have fallen in the terrible wars of the two races had been placed in line the philanthropist might travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, and be constantly in sight of green mounds."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Travel, Sight, Victims)
"A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Women, Ending, Revolution, Oppression, Victims)
"Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: People, Schools, Victims, Violence)
"War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Age, War, Truth, Being, Military, Murder, Now, Potential, Victims)
"If we don't act now to safeguard our privacy, we could all become victims of identity theft."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Act, Identity, Now, Privacy, Theft, Victims)
"Nine out of 10 war victims die from a gun."
- Andrew Niccol
(Related: War, Victims)
"We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction. But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns. It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction."
- Andrew Niccol
(Related: War, Destruction, Victims, Weapons)
"Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Children, Conflict, Past, Victims)
"The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Cruelty, Victims)
"The Second World War claimed tens of millions of victims."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: War, Victims, World, World war)
"The generosity of the American public toward the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami has been reflected in the outpouring of support for the Pakistani earthquake victims."
- Jon Porter
(Related: American, Generosity, Public, Support, Victims)
"We must work to ensure that the Nevada Cancer Institute continues to receive the dollars necessary to make it a vibrant source of research and clinical assistance for cancer victims throughout the state of Nevada and the nation."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Work, Cancer, Nation, Research, State, Victims)
"Terrorism has once again shown it is prepared deliberately to stop at nothing in creating human victims. An end must be put to this. As never before, it is vital to unite forces of the entire world community against terror."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Community, End, Nothing, Terror, Terrorism, Victims, World)
"Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Government, Legal, Force, Man, Victims)
"We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give them truthful answers as to why this event took place and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Answers, Victims, Will)
"Despite the generous rewards that state juries dole out, in many cases, victims receive less than 50 cents on the dollar in settlements with the lawyers taking the rest. This is not justice."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Justice, Lawyers, Rest, State, Victims)
"We're all going to be victims of temptation at several points in our lives."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Temptation, Victims)
"A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which we've never seen is going to be needed. We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away. We can do it for our own citizens."
- Al Roker
(Related: Effort, State, Victims, World)
"I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It's a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I've written are about wives who just couldn't get away."
- Ann Rule
(Related: Women, Books, Cause, Potential, Victims, Want, Wives)
"Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Fascism, Victims)
"I hate victims who respect their executioners."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Hate, Respect, Victims)
"Under Hitler it was the entrepreneurial and professional classes who were the first victims of Nazi boycotts and exclusion. Today it is Israel, the most powerful symbol of Jewish national resurgence in two millennia."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: First, Israel, Symbol, Today, Victims)
"The Defense Department must do a better job of providing the best possible care for service women who are victims of sexual assault."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Care, Defense, Job, Service, Victims)
"Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Blame, Evil, Illness, Victims)
"Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Guilt, Innocence, Logic, Victims)
"The book grew out of the introduction I did for Brady's Gates of Janus. I knew that the writing in that introduction had a better than average chance of being read by people involved in Brady's life - parents of victims, police, Brady himself."
- Peter Sotos
(Related: Life, People, Being, Chance, Parents, Police, Victims, Writing)
"I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured tanks seems to have been more important to me than the vanished victims of racism."
- Albert Speer
(Related: Racism, Victims)
"What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires on children lose sight of to a terrible, terrible degree - a devastating degree - is that their victims are real people who will suffer forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: People, Children, Sight, Victims, Will)
"I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Time, People, Deeds, Evil, Indifference, Victims)
"My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: History, Heart, Books, Disaster, Disasters, Tragedy, Victims, Will)
"Some 70 percent of Americans donated to Katrina victims."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Americans, Victims)
"When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones."
- Peter De Vries
"Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Truth, First, Force, Man, Victims)
"My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance."
- Ryan White
(Related: Family, People, Hatred, Ignorance, Victims)
"The friendlies were South Vietnamese women and children, helpless victims in a war they did not understand."
- John Whitehead
(Related: War, Women, Children, Victims)
"For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. It can also be other people."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: People, Law, Tragedy, Victims)
"We always see the innocent victims in the stories, and I am a little bored with that. I am much more interested in the price paid by the people who can fly."
- Bill Williams
(Related: People, Victims)
"The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren't even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs."
- A. B. Yehoshua
(Related: Possibility, Blood, Revenge, Suicide, Victims)