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Degrading Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Degrading

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If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well
it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant
and degrading experience.
- Keith Henson

The message of women's liberation is that women can
love each other and ourselves against our degrading education.
- Jane Rule

Suspicions of degrading morale within some units.
- Thomas Smith

I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival.
It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed.
- Christopher Hampton

 

Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a
perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
- Leon Kass

You think that being a girl is degrading,
but secretly, you'd love to know what it's like,
wouldn't you?
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Girls can wear jeans, cut their hair short,
wear shirts and boots, 'cause it's okay to be a boy,
but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

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Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well,
which would have passed unnoticed a century ago,
now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading.
- Elihu Root

Science without respect for human life is degrading
to us all and reflects a hollow and deceptive philosophy,
a philosophy that we as a people should never condone.
- Nathan Deal

The submission of her body without love or desire is
degrading to the woman's finer sensibility,
all the marriage certificates on earth to the contrary notwithstanding.
- Margaret Sanger

Political commercials encourage the deceptive,
the destructive and the degrading.
- John O'Toole

As President, I will end once and for all the use of
taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for
the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities.
- Gary Bauer

The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is,
to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic,
its influence is degrading upon the individual,
the family, politics and business, and upon everything
that you touch in this old world.
- Billy Sunday

There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law -
that was all the state provided.
It was very degrading, very humiliating.
And there was a means test for receiving poor relief.
- Barbara Castle

To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman;
it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality.
Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine
and beautiful and idealistic in her.
- Barbara Cartland

The whole commerce between master and slave
is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,
the most unremitting despotism on the one part,
and degrading submissions on the other.
Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The photographs of Iraqi prisoners being subjected
to degrading and humiliating treatment by their captors,
and the reports of acts of sexual abuse,
physical abuse, and other acts of maltreatment shock the conscience.
- Ed Markey

No matter how many plots we uncover and disrupt,
no matter how many terrorist organizations we degrade or destroy,
another individual or group will rise to take their place.
- Cofer Black

Man cannot degrade woman without himself falling into degradation;
he cannot elevate her without at the same time elevating himself.
- Alexander Walker

AT&T will not block access to the public Internet or degrade service,
period.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
- Booker T. Washington

The foundation of empire is art and science.
Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more.
Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
- William Blake

The Pythagoreans degrade impious men into brutes and,
if one is to believe Empedocles, even into plants.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being,
but to remind him that he is already degraded.
- George Orwell

A union of government and religion tends to destroy
government and degrade religion.
- Hugo Black

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
- Frederick Douglass

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced,
where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is
made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress,
rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
- Frederick Douglass

A big ethical question is what happens after people stop using the device.
Does it degrade the environment? Could it have been
designed so it would actually be good for the environment?
- Donald Norman

Psychoanalysis is a terribly efficient instrument,
and because it is more and more a prestigious instrument,
we run the risk of using it with a purpose for which it was not made for,
and in this way we may degrade it.
- Jacques Lacan

It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared
but suffering that degrades.
- Susan Sontag

Advertising degrades the people it appeals to;
it deprives them of their will to choose.
- Carrie P. Snow

Whoever degrades another degrades me,
And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.
- Walt Whitman

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not
be sought in a way which disregards man's character
as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
- Francis Arinze

Women have the right to say: this is surface,
this falsifies reality, this degrades.
- Tillie Olsen

Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
- Simone Weil

A wrong concept misleads the understanding;
a wrong deed degrades the whole man,
and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
- Muhammed Iqbal

As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love,
but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
- Annie Dillard

Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
- Boethius

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
- George Sand

The men who made the war were profuse in their praises
of the man who kicked the P.M.
out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal,
dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
- John Burns

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic
feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.
- John Stuart Mill

Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied
to be a ghost in a machine.
- Gilbert Ryle

The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.
- Gustave Flaubert

The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has
degraded into politicians.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment,
and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not
sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made
into an object of affirmation and negation,
when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
- Simone Weil

Business is a subset of the environment,
not the other way around.
You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a
healthy anything in a degraded environment.
- Peter Coyote

So many people have won Emmys, so many people have
won multiple Emmys that I think it's a degraded award.
- Tony Randall

I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols.
That's what our purpose is in this business.
You're merchandised, you're a product.
You're sold and it's based on sex.
But that's okay.
I think women should be empowered by that,
not degraded.
- Megan Fox

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the
trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex,
when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures,
utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about
the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks,
and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake
of acquiring a few shillings.
- Henry Mayhew

I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea,
which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course
of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization,
as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
- Simone Weil

The Christian churches were offered two things:
the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul,
and they rejected the higher inspiration...
Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love
into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our
being into a capital sin.
- Frank Harris

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who
must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution
of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed.
- Fay Godwin

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
- Abu Bakr

I think I would much rather push the boundaries of
the degradation that the characters face.
- Dave Rowntree

Environmental degradation, overpopulation,
refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements,
and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't
stop at a nation's borders.
- Warren Christopher

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous
nation because in the degradation of woman the very
fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
- Lucretia Mott

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
- Andrew Jackson

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after
us will have to pay the price of misery,
degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
- Gifford Pinchot

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against
terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation
of Iraqi security or stability.
- Rick Larsen

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

No one can live under degradation.
- Walid Jumblatt

Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life
of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand
for new technologies that can reduce our dependence
on foreign oil and environmental degradation.
- Sherwood Boehlert

I believe we need to attract a new generation of the
best and brightest to public service and I believe
that government can be a source of inspiration,
not degradation.
- Andrew Cuomo

Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized
by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
- Lewis Mumford


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