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  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
  • Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams
    American political commentator, entrepreneur and author 1962-
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    A belief in God helps provide a foundation to arbitrate our decisions. Without this foundation, we are condemned to live essentially formless lives.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    Am I a gangster or a murderer?
    Of what crime do I stand
    Condemned? I made the whole world weep
    At the beauty of my land.
    Source: Selected Poems (1983)
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
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    Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.
  • Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn
    English queen, second wife of Hendruk VIII 1501-1536
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    Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die.
  • Alexandre Dumas
    Alexandre Dumas
    French writer 1802-1870
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    If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
  • Ben Stein
    Ben Stein
    American professor, writer
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    Israel being condemned by the EU, which 66 years ago watched with glee as its Jews were being mass murdered. That is pretty rich.
  • Bernard Paine
    Bernard Paine
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    It must recognize and hold up before men the moral character of this corruption of the ballot. Bribery is a sin. It is condemned in the laws of Moses: And thou shalt take no gift; for a gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. These words are as true to-day as when they were written.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
    Indian socialist revolutionary 1907-1931
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    L. Ram Saran Das was sentenced to death in 1915, and the sentence was later commuted to life transportation. Today myself, sitting in the condemned cell, I can let the readers know as authoritatively that the life-imprisonment is comparatively a far harder lot than that of death.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself are much condemned to have an itching palm.
  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    In België geboren American literair criticus 1919-1983
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    Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
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    Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
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    Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced, and today we think this more than ever and are just as wrong as all previous ages that thought so. How often have we not seen the truth condemned! It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
    Source: Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (1960)
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