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Quote Left The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. Quote Right
Quote Left Americans become unhappy and vicious because their preoccupation with amassing possessions obliterates their loneliness. This is why production in America seems to be on such an endless upward spiral: every time we buy something we deepen our emotional deprivation and hence our need to buy something. Quote Right
Quote Left She's a vicious, life-sucking bitch from which there is no escape. Quote Right
Quote Left Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it. Quote Right
Quote Left Multitudes of people, drifting aimlessly to and fro without a set purpose, deny themselves such fulfillment of their capacities, and the satisfying happiness which attends it. They are not wicked, they are only shallow. They are not mean or vicious; they simply are empty -- shake them and they would rattle like gourds. They lack range, depth, and conviction. Without purpose their lives ultimately wander into the morass of dissatisfaction. As we harness our abilities to a steady purpose and undertake the long pull toward its accomplishment, rich compensations reward us. A sense of purpose simplifies life and therefore concentrates our abilities; and concentration adds power. Quote Right
Quote Left It is an honorable calling that you have chosen. Some of you will soon be defending poor, helpless insurance companies who are constantly being sued by greedy, vicious widows and orphans trying to collect on their policies. Others will work tirelessly to protect frightened, beleaguered oil companies from being attacked by depraved consumer groups. Quote Right
Quote Left We crossed the Embarras River and encamped on a small branch of the same about one mile west. In pitching my tent we found three massasaugas or prairie rattlesnakes, which the brethren were about to kill, but I said, ‘Let them alone—don’t hurt them! How will the serpent ever lose his venom, while the servants of God possess the same disposition and continue to make war upon it? Men must become harmless, before the brute creation; and when men lose their vicious dispositions and cease to destroy the animal race, the lion and the lamb can dwell together, and the sucking child can play with the serpent in safety. Quote Right
Quote Left When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Psychologists/sociologists/criminologists studied prison inmates who committed especially brutal/sadistic crimes to humans like rape/torture/murder. One common factor in almost all of these sadistic crimes was a background of animal abuse and torture in these criminals' youths, adolescence or early childhood. Because of these and many similar findings, abuse of animals is viewed as a predictor of vicious crimes against people!' Quote Right
Quote Left Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Patriotism Quote Right
Quote Left 'Tis to rebuke a vicious taste which has crept into thousands besides herself,—of reading straight forwards, more in quest of the adventures... Quote Right
Quote Left The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear. Quote Right
Quote Left All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership. Quote Right
Quote Left Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life -- and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it. Quote Right
Quote Left University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small Quote Right
Quote Left Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. Quote Right
Quote Left Most married couples, even though they love each other very much in theory, tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies, the result being that they get on each other's nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting matches over such issues as toaster settings. Quote Right
Quote Left All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership. Quote Right
Quote Left All the arts are predominantly national, and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us. The battle gets more and more vicious each year. Quote Right
Quote Left Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it. Quote Right
Quote Left Any dog, you put him in the corner, no matter if they're vicious or not, they're going to bite back. Quote Right
Quote Left Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Quote Right
Quote Left Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies. Quote Right
Quote Left Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes. Quote Right
Quote Left American audiences are just the same as any other audiences. Except a bit more boring. Quote Right
Quote Left Friends who drag one away into evil habits and vicious deeds, are prowling around in search of victims. Quote Right
Quote Left Vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies. Quote Right
Quote Left Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious Quote Right
Quote Left Early in the morning, at break of day, in all the freshness and dawn of one's strength, to read a book --I call that vicious! Quote Right
Quote Left Human nature is not of itself vicious. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Vicious

Quote Left It is even worse to include centuries and millenniums as lexical entities in our dictionaries. The world today is a vicious and vision-less platform.Hope ought be empirical. Quote Right
Quote Left Friendship is a process of being too concerned with other people's independence. A mission of amassing vicious competitors and a sure bet for any time passionate enmity Quote Right
Quote Left If you had not been such vicious and greedy capitalist pigs, there would have been no communism and Communists! Quote Right