quote by Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all. He who invented god is a fool. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. He who worships god is a barbarian.

— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

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Let those who once fought against brothers and relatives now rightfully fight against barbarians.


Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers.

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Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire.

With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.

Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace;

and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.


If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.

The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history.

It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace, can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within.

We are the new "barbarians", forged in iron hardness in the fires of their hate and persecution. All over the world, we wait to pounce.

There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.

If I paint like a barbarian, it's because we live in a barbarous age


The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.

How highly should we honor the Macedonians, who for the greater part of their lives never cease from fighting with the barbarians for the sake of the security of Greece? For who is not aware that Greece would have constantly stood in the greater danger, had we not been fenced by the Macedonians and the honorable ambition of their kings?

It is the decisive people who have become civilised;

it is the indecisive, otherwise called the higher sceptics, or the idealistic doubters, who have remained barbarians.

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.

We attacked a foreign people and treated them like rebels.

As you know, it's all right to treat barbarians barbarically. It's the desire to be barbaric that makes governments call their enemies barbarians.


We are standing face to face with the barbarians.

The enemy is no longer outside but inside the City, and the ruling ideology, paralysed, is incapable of spotting him. It stammers, overcome by its own moral disarmament, and is giving up: this is the time to seize the reins. Present society is an accomplice to the evil that is devouring it.

What shall become of us without any barbarians? Those people were a kind of solution.

Every virile people has established colonial power.

All great nations in the fullness of their strength have desired to set their mark upon barbarian lands and those who fail to participate in this great rivalry will play a pitiable role in time to come.

People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians.

War is the business of barbarians.


Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.

Read properly, fewer books than a hundred would suffice for a liberal education.

Read superficially, the British Museum Library might still leave the student a barbarian.

I know somewhat too much; and from this knowledge, once one has been infected, there seems to be no recovering.

It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender... In being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages.

Is Islam a religion of peace? I'm sure for some of the practitioners, but it's been hijacked by people who have an ideology that wants to destroy western civilization, and they're barbarians.


The destruction that barbarians leave behind has a grim fascination, doesn't it? We're reminded how thin is the veneer of civilization.

To conceive that compulsion and punishment are the proper means of reformation is the sentiment of a barbarian.

Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen.

Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.

Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.

Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok?


The barbarian weapon is fission: the splitting asunder.

It has been perfected for death. Our only weapon is fusion: an imperfect process still, though designed for life.

What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today.

As we manipulate everyday words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal stories, that we are building our houses with broken pieces of sculptures and ruined statues of gods as the barbarians did.

Bluebell, you couldn’t take me if I was blindfolded and had both hands tied behind my back.” “Bluebell?” Illium narrowed his eyes. “That’s it, Barbarian.