Degraded Quotes by Isabella Bird, Nelson Algren, Ellen G. White, Theodore Zeldin, Howard Graham Buffett, Mary Wollstonecraft and many others.
The Americans will never solve the Indian problem till the Indian is extinct. They have treated them after a fashion which has intensified their treachery and ‘devilry’ as enemies, and as friends reduces them to a degraded pauperism, devoid of the very first elements of civilization.
Since I’m essentially optimistic, I can’t imagine a world in which man is totally decimated or degraded.
The love of Christ reaches to the very depths of earthly misery and woe, or it would not meet the case of the veriest sinner. It also reaches to the throne of the eternal, or man could not he lifted from his degraded condition, and our necessities would not be met, our desires would be unsatisfied.
So much of what passes for conversation today is degraded. It’s either about one-upmanship, or dreary trivia. Even the cut and thrust of wit and bons mots is a form of bedazzlement designed to stop conversations dead rather than broaden them.
Africa is the most weathered continent in the world; 75 percent of its soil has been degraded. You don’t just bring that back. I always like to say it’s like putting an oxygen mask on a cadaver; it just isn’t going to work.
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.
Every hour I spent on manual work, every hour I was humiliated in England or degraded has helped me because that’s the same way other people feel in the townships here. People are still walking long distances and are working long hours.
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.
You can manage cancer. You don’t have to be degraded by humiliating treatments and protocols. And in some cases, you can be cured of cancer.
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.
The care and concern of one human being for another is a peculiar ‘commodity.’ It can’t be stockpiled. It becomes degraded through trade. It isn’t delivered by machines. Its quality rests entirely on the attention paid by one person to another. Even to speak of reducing the time involved is to misunderstand its value.
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.
There’s a lot of talk about people being abused on Twitter, women being savagely insulted and degraded. I think, ‘Why get into that in the first place?’ If I jump into a garbage bin, I can’t complain that I’ve got rubbish all over me.
Wherever, on the face of the globe or on the page of history, you show me a disfranchised class, I will show you a degraded class of labor.
Marriage is a very sacred institution and should not be degraded by allowing every other type of relationship to be made equivalent to it.
No government can be strong and flourishing while the national character is weak and degraded. A government must flourish and decay with its subjects; and, when a prince makes a law or performs an action which has a tendency to injure the character or prosperity of the nation, he injures himself.
In real life, women don’t enjoy being degraded and treated like objects/receptacles.
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
Will biofuel usage require land? Absolutely, but we think the ability to use winter cover crops, degraded land, as well as using sources such as organic waste, sewage, and forest waste means that actual land usage will be limited. Just these sources can replace most of our imported oil by 2030 without touching new land.
Women are at once the guardians and the well-spring of the world’s faith, morality, and tenderness; and if ever they are degraded to a commonplace level with men, this fine essential quality will be impaired, and their weakness will have to beg and follow where now it guides and controls.
A poet who is a bad man is a degraded being, baser and more culpable than a bad man who is not a poet.
Wealth and vegetation go together, and that exacerbates environmental injustice. The poor bear the burden of degraded environments.
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.
So many people have won Emmys, so many people have won multiple Emmys that I think it’s a degraded award.
The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.