Dirty

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbors made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

Never throw mud. You may miss your mark; but you must have dirty hands.

I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.

There is no lie too improbable, no distortion too great, no smear campaign too dirty for the State Department and the media to embrace.

With your votes you are working for your future. It is not a holiday; it is the most serious day of work since you were born. Better to come in clothing dirty from work than with your soul filthy from having sold your right to justice.

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

If you want to help pull a friend out of the mire, don't hesitate to get a little dirty.

Humilities are piled on a soldier... so in order that he may, when the time comes, be not too resentful of the final humility - a meaningless and dirty death.

Politics is the life blood of democracy. To call politics “dirty” is to call democracy “dirty.”

If you want to help pull a friend out of the mire, don't hesitate to get a little dirty.

Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others -- and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet.

We have become too civilized to grasp the obvious. For the truth is very simple. To survive you often have to fight, and to fight you have to dirty yourself. War is evil, and it is often the lesser evil. Those who take the sword perish by the sword, and those who don't take the sword perish by smelly diseases.

Don't walk in my head with your dirty feet.

The dirty truth is that the rich are the great cause of poverty.

Maintaining silence about a dirty truth is another way of lying, a common practice in high places.

If one looks into the genealogies of many 'old families,' one discovers episodes of slave trafficking, bootlegging, gun running, opium trading, falsified land claims, violent acquisition of water and mineral rights, the extermination of indigenous peoples, sales of shoddy and unsafe goods, public funds used for private speculations, crooked deals in government bonds and vouchers, and payoffs for political favors. One finds fortunes built on slave labor, indentured labor, prison labor, immigrant labor, female labor, child labor, and scab labor -- backed by the lethal force of gun thugs and militia. 'Old money' is often little more than dirty money laundered by several generations of possession.