Quotes by humiliating

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  • Ellen Key
    Ellen Key
    Zweeds writer 1849-1926
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    Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    British playwright 1946-
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    I think there's something degrading about having a husband for a rival. It's humiliating if you fail and commonplace if you succeed.
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
    American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author 1944-
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    It is both humiliating and humbling to discover that a single generation after the events that constructed me as a public personality, I am remembered as a hairdo.
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
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    It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do.
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
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    My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    French writer 1821-1880
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    Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Society is a system of inherited forms reducing our humiliating passivity to nature. We may alter these forms, slowly or suddenly, but no change in society will change nature.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    Swiss-born British author 1969-
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    Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
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    The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
  • Barbara Castle
    Barbara Castle
    British Labour Party politician 1910-2002
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    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.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That's why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end. It's a way of escaping thoughts about death. We like lists because we don't want to die.
  • Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher
    American actress, writer and comedienne 1956-2016
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    You knew how humiliating that is as an experience for celebrities to be less of a celebrity. There's no class to adjust to being less famous, and you don't think you have to worry about it. But you do.
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