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Humiliation Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Humiliation are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

It has always been a mystery to me
how men can feel themselves honored
by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result
in humiliation and disaster.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

With publicity comes humiliation.
- Tama Janowitz


 

Poverty should not be viewed by us as a humiliation
and even less so as a position of honour or a fatality.
- Mathieu Kerekou

Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification.
- John Donne

With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton


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The only way into truth is through one's own annihilation;
through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation.
- Simone Weil

The holy book is implanted in the hearts and minds of all the Muslims.
Humiliation of the holy book represents the humiliation of our people.
- Hamid Karzai

All the world wondered as they witnessed...
a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
- Corazon Aquino

Christianity is the only major religion to have as
its central event the humiliation of its God.
- Bruce Shelley

So, not for lack of love of language,
but because I feel our language is in an enormous state of humiliation,
I decided to make films without words.
- Godfrey Reggio

The revival of Islam dates from the early years of the 20th century.
It was brought about by their humiliation,
by their sense of how low they'd fallen compared with the West.
- John Keegan

American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation,
and much matter for regret and humiliation.
- Herbert Croly

The theme is the theme of humiliation,
which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the
freedom from humiliation,
and love, which is the square root of wonderful.
- Carson McCullers

The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on
something from which you expect great appreciation,
and then fail to get it.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
- John Guare

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation
of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.
- George Armstrong Custer

If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics,
I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to
collapse in deepest humiliation.
- Arthur Eddington

I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage -
though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

Art is born of humiliation.
- W. H. Auden

The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and
of inequality are over and gone forever.
- Gerry Adams

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

I'm always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.
- Ben Stiller

In a society in which equality is a fact,
not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault
and humiliation will be nonsense syllables.
- Catharine MacKinnon

One man's transparency is another's humiliation.
- Gerry Adams

Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory,
or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former defeat.
- John Boyd Orr

To write is a humiliation.
- Edward Dahlberg

The humiliation of the North is complete and overwhelming.
- Benjamin F. Wade

With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God,
I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men;
but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to
cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.
- Charles Simeon

There is an element of anger among women who've been raped.
There's certainly a major element of humiliation.
But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures,
utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about
the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks,
and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake
of acquiring a few shillings.
- Henry Mayhew

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human
beings endure suffering and humiliation.
We must always take sides.
Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
- Elie Wiesel

What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless
mental illness? That diagnosis does you in;
that,
and the humiliation of being there.
I mean, the indignity you're subjected to.
My God.
- Kate Millett

We did not start a fight with America,
and we don't want a war with America.
If someone launches an attack, though,
we will respond.
We will not take rejection or humiliation.
We do not want to fight.
- Hassan Nasrallah

Don't ever humiliate a man.
If you're gonna have to dress him out,
you take him aside and do it that way.
That's the one thing I don't like about Hollywood:
They go in for public humiliation.
You shouldn't do that to a man.
- Rip Torn

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame,
invisibility and four centuries of humiliation.
But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze,
friendly, almost gentle.
- Jean Genet

Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings,
those who are intimidated will be intimidating,
those who are humiliated will impose humiliation,
and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
- Alice Miller

I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice,
exploitation, humiliation.
I know that's not enough to change the world.
But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

As the world's finest democracy, we do not do guillotines.
But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation,
designed to reassure the populace that order is restored,
the Republic cleansed.
- William Greider

We have arrived at that point of time in which we are
forced to see our own humiliation,
as a nation, and that a progression in this line cannot
be a productive of happiness,
private or public.
- Henry Knox

I admit there's an element of brutality in all my work -
it's part of the truth about human existence I always want to explore -
but the last thing I'm trying to do is put on some kind of freak show,
inviting people to get off on other people's pain and humiliation.
- Todd Solondz

I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my
country than from those inflicted on her.
- Simone Weil

We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
- W. H. Auden

A disease and its treatment can be a series of humiliations,
a chisel for humility.
- Laurel Lee

These humiliations are the essence of the game.
- Alistair Cooke

Why do the people humiliate themselves by voting? I
didn't vote because I have dignity.
If I had closed my nose and voted for one of them,
I would spit on my own face.
- Oriana Fallaci

In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to
humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
- Henri Bergson

It is very difficult for people to believe the simple
fact that every persecutor was once a victim.
Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was
allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does
not have the need to humiliate another person.
- Alice Miller

In the past when I was in Hollywood,
I was like a dog.
I felt humiliated.
My English was not good.
People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.
- Jackie Chan

When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated,
and he does not have the proper education,
naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.
- Shirin Ebadi

I guess that's what I was: a set of abs.
And they lit the abs and shot the abs and sent the abs on their way.
The photographer didn't look at my face once.
I was humiliated.
- Michael Bergin

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition...
always new books, new programs, new films,
news items, but always the same meaning.
- Roland Barthes

Your position never gives you the right to command.
It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life
that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I stand up for what I believe.
I don't know if it's always paid off for me,
because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.
- Kevin Costner

I should just drive around this city and take photos
of all the buildings I've been humiliated in.
- Moon Unit Zappa

Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men,
basically I could react to how she felt.
- Isabella Rossellini

I would be humiliated if I found out that anything
I did actually became a commercial success.
- Lydia Lunch

The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated,
so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face.
They are cowards.
- Christopher Monckton

After the crash happened, I was so humiliated and embarrassed.
I thought of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers,
that they must hate me.
- Tracey Gold

I have sworn to only live free.
Even if I find bitter the taste of death,
I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.
- Osama bin Laden

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it,
nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude,
since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Now I feel like whatever I do, no one can hurt me.
I cannot be violated, I cannot be humiliated,
I cannot be disregarded, I cannot be disrespected.
- Fiona Apple

Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud,
and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised
me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
- Saint Patrick

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status:
it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other,
who want the other to respect them.
Battles over status can be even more intractable than
those over land or water or oil.
- Alain de Botton

If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated
and that its honour has been trampled underfoot,
it will want to express its identity and this expression
of an identity will take different shapes and forms.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

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.
- Ben Affleck

Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more
humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
- Johan Huizinga

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you;
it's the most vulnerable that you can be.
But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears.
- Fiona Apple

Trying on pants is one of the most humiliating things
a man can suffer that doesn't involve a woman.
- Larry David


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