In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day-in, day-out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?
The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself.
All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic.
Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you.
It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it.
Indeed, the keynote of government is injustice.
With the arrogance and self-sufficiency of the King who could do no wrong, governments ordain, judge, condemn, and punish the most insignificant offenses, while maintaining themselves by the greatest of all offenses, the annihilation of individual liberty.
And what have you laymen made of hell? A kind of penal servitude for eternity, on the lines of your convict prisons on earth, to which you condemn in advance all the wretched felons your police have hunted from the beginning -- enemies of society, as you call them. You're kind enough to include the blasphemers and the profane. What proud or reasonable man could stomach such a notion of God's justice? And when you find that notion inconvenient it's easy enough for you to put it on one side. Hell is not to love any more, Madame. Not to love any more!
You can t, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity.
It is his clear duty. And least of all can you condemn an artist pursuing, however humbly and imperfectly, a creative aim. In that interior world where his thought and his emotions go seeking for the experience of imagined adventures, there are no policemen, no law, no pressure of circumstance or dread of opinion to keep him within bounds. Who then is going to say Nay to his temptations if not his conscience?
He types his labored column -- weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.
Give me six lines written by the most honorable person alive, and I shall find enough in them to condemn them to the gallows.
It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. To disapprove, to condemn --the human soul shrivels under barren righteousness.
Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behavior perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic.
We do not condemn the preachers as an individual but we condemn what they teach.
We urge that the preachers teach the truth, to teach our people the one important guiding rule of conduct -- unity of purpose.
As a poet and writer, I deeply love and I deeply hate words.
I love the infinite evidence and change and requirements and possibilities of language; every human use of words that is joyful, or honest or new, because experience is new... But as a Black poet and writer, I hate words that cancel my name and my history and the freedom of my future: I hate the words that condemn and refuse the language of my people in America.
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way.
Why is Slavery so much condemn'd and strove against in one Case, and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another?
I condemn everyone and anyone who commits acts of terrorism.
And Hamas has committed acts of terrorism.
Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes;
scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.
The law condemns the best of us; but grace saves the worst of us.
I have condemned my kids to a lifetime of geographic illiteracy.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
Every good picture leaves the painter eager to start again, unsatisfied, inspired by the rich mine in which he is working, hoping for more energy, more vitality, more time - condemned to painting for life.
The myths have always condemned those who "looked back.
" Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.
Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
We must not condemn to frustration those whose job it is to protect us by failing to provide them with the necessary resources to meet the threats they face.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it without a sense of ironic futility.
A man may well be condemned, not for doing something, but for doing nothing.
Most Glorious and eternal Majesty, Thou art righteous and holy in all thou dost to the sons of men, though thou hast suffered men to condemn Thy servant, Thy servant will not condemn Thee.
Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence.
The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away.
There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today.
Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season.
No pope ever condemned slavery.
In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures, we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves, as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there, but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation.