quote by Genghis Khan

Man's highest joy is in victory: to conquer one's enemies; to pursue them; to deprive them of their possessions; to make their beloved weep; to ride on their horses; and to embrace their wives and daughters.

— Genghis Khan

Uplifting Deprivation quotations

It’s too bad if a heart lacks fire, and is deprived of the light of a heart ablaze. The day on which you are without passionate love is the most wasted day of your life.

When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.

I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day.

I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and pleasure.

When I put my pen to a blank sheet, black isn’t added but rather the white sheet is deprived of light. [] Thus I also grasped that the empty spaces are the most important aspect of a typeface.


Poverty is the deprivation of opportunity.

I was a queen, and you took away my crown;

a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.

[The] type of education now prevailing all over the world is directed against human freedom. State-controlled education ... deprives people of their free choice, creativity and brilliance.

Progress is more plausibly judged by the reduction of deprivation than by the further enrichment of the opulent


The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery.

It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties.

When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent;

it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.

Roughly 7 to 8 percent of men in Germany are homosexual.

If that is how things remain, our nation will fall to pieces because of that plague. Those who practice homosexuality deprive Germany of the children they owe her.

Anytime anyone is enslaved or in any way deprived of his liberty, that person, as a human being, as far as I'm concerned he is justified to resort to whatever methods necessary to bring about his liberty again.


Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

You must not deprive the colonies of their right to make laws for themselves.

Parliament should only make laws necessary for the empire as a whole.

We don't realise that we are actually perfect just the way we are.

We are born perfect, but spend a lifetime trying to be something we are not, and then feel inadequate for failing. Your only purpose is to BE YOURSELF, otherwise you will deprive the universe of who you came here to be.

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good.

I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.


Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.

If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out of business.

This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness; to be deprived of it is to be dehumanized, to be cleaved from, and cast below, mankind.

Heaven deprives me of a wife who never caused me any other grief than that of her death.

Pay close attention to the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness.


I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.

We deprive our children, our charges, of persistence.

What I am trying to say is that we need to fail, children need to fail, we need to feel sad, anxious and anguished. If we impulsively protect ourselves and our children, as the feel-good movement suggests, we deprive them of learning-persistence skills.

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.

Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.


Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.

Government control gives rise to fraud, suppression of Truth, intensification of the black market and artificial scarcity. Above all, it unmans the people and deprives them of initiative, it undoes the teaching of self-help.

Development requires major source of unfreedom: poverty as well as tyranny, poor economic opportunities as well as systematic social deprivation, neglect of public facilities as well as intolerance or overactivity of repressive states.

Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.

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