Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Indignity

"Moral contempt is a far greater indignity and insult than any kind of crime." -

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process." - Adlai Ewing Stevenson

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process." -

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process." -

"Of the many things we have done to democracy in the past, the worst has been the indignity of taking it for granted." - Max Lerner, fully Maxwell "Max" Alan Lerner, aka Mikhail Lerner

"Moral contempt is a far greater indignity and insult than any kind of crime. " - Friedrich Nietzsche, fully Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"The indignity of your fate is the will of one more powerful. " - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The living all assemble! What's the cue? — Do what the clumsy partner wants to do!" - Theodore Roethke

"The mass and majesty of this world, all that carries weight and always weighs the same lay in the hands of others; they were small and could not hope for help and no help came: what their foes like to do was done, their shame was all the worst could wish; they lost their pride and died as men before their bodies died." - W. H. Auden, fully Wystan Hugh Auden