quote by Bill W.

Nothing can be more demoralizing than a clinging and abject dependence upon another human being. This often amounts to the demand for a degree of protection and love that no one could possibly satisfy. So our hoped for protectors finally flee, and once more we are left alone - either to grow up or to disintegrate.

— Bill W.

Romantic Abject quotations

Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.

Poverty is the absence of all human rights.

The frustrations, hostility and anger generated by abject poverty cannot sustain peace in any society.

I came from abject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.


The abject pleasure of an abject mind And hence so dear to poor weak woman kind.

[Lat., Vindicta Nemo magis gaudet, quam femina.]

Nothing is so abject and pathetic as a politician who has lost his job, save only a retired stud-horse.

Endless praise and adoration, limitless abnegation and abjection of self; a celestial North Korea.

I will go to my grave in a state of abject endless fascination that we all have the capacity to become emotionally involved with a personality that doesn't exist.

If our economic system is to survive, there has to be a better distribution of wealth ... we can't have a system where some people live in superfluous, inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.


Our Lord loves you and loves you tenderly;

and if He does not let you feel the sweetness of His love, it is to make you more humble and abject in your own eyes.

The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience.

It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love.

True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit;

it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.

Abjection is above all ambiguity. Because, while releasing a hold, it does not radically cut off the subject from what threatens it --- on the contrary, abjection acknowledges it to be in perpetual danger.

When you see in places like Africa and parts of Asia abject poverty, hungry children and malnutrition around you, and you look at yourself as being people who have well being and comforts, I think it takes a very insensitive, tough person not to feel they need to do something.


Our Saviour would love at no less rate than death;

and from the supereminent height of glory, stooped and debased Himself to the sufferance of the extremest of indignities, and sunk himself to the bottom of abjectness, to exalt our condition to the contrary extreme.

Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger;

the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.

In the same way that we need statesmen to spare us the abjection of exercising power, we need scholars to spare us the abjection of learning.

There is no sin so profound, no despondency so low, no misery so abject, but the love of Christ is deeper.

Enthusiasm, being the infirmity of bold and ambitious tempers, is naturally accompanied with a spirit of liberty; as superstition,on the contrary, renders men tame and abject, and fits them for slavery.


Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.

How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how wonderful, is man!... Midway from nothing to the Deity!

In naturalism, man is actually very insignificant, but arrogates to himself stupendous power. In Christianity, man is actually the apex of created significance, but is called to see it in abject humility.

Homophobia's just one form of abjection, and wherever you have a marker of deviance - skin colour, gender, gender identity, disability - you get the same mechanisms of prejudice.


Abject poverty is demeaning, is an assault on the dignity of those that suffer it. In the end it demeans us all. It makes the freedom of all of us less meaningful.

If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.

I've always been drawn to a certain kind of dark aesthetic in cinema and in film, to what's abjected or considered abject. I've been tremendously influenced by noirish cinema whether that's Von Sternberg or Scorsese in the 70s or Lynch, etc.

Abject flattery and indiscriminate assentation degrade, as much as indiscriminate contradiction and noisy debate disgust. But a modest assertion of one's own opinion, and a complaisant acquiescence in other people's, preserve dignity.

Revenge, we find, the abject pleasure of an abject mind.


The world at large is less inequitable today than at any time in history.

Number of people in abject poverty, as a percentage, is at all-time low.

Imagine living in abject poverty and not knowing anything other than that for generations. Or alternatively, imagine being born into a really wealthy family, but there was no real love. Everyone's living these extraordinary, interesting lives whether they know it or not.

When a mean wretch cannot vie with another in virtue, out of his wickedness he begins to slander. The abject envious wretch will slander the virtuous man when absent, but when brought face to face his loquacious tongue becomes dumb.

The mind that is much elevated and insolent with prosperity, and cast down with adversity, is generally abject and base.

It's the abject smallness of the earth that gets you.