quote by Mahatma Gandhi

Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood.

— Mahatma Gandhi

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A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.

Those who fear the facts will forever try to discredit the fact-finders.

Freedom of the press is essential to the preservation of a democracy;

but there is a difference between freedom and license. Editorialists who tell downright lies in order to advance their own agendas do more to discredit the press than all the censors in the world.

I believe that the moment is near when by a procedure of active paranoiac thought, it will be possible to systematize confusion and contribute to the total discrediting of the world of reality.


I've never seen a prosecutor hold a press conference to discredit the victim.

Socialists have always spent much of their time seeking new titles for their beliefs, because the old versions so quickly become outdated and discredited.

These disturbing phenomena [Extra Sensory Perception] seem to deny all our scientific ideas. How we should like to discredit them! Unfortunately the statistical evidence, at least for telepathy, is overwhelming.

To show that there are natural processes that produce religious belief does nothing, so far, to discredit it; perhaps God designed us in such a way that it is by virtue of those processes that we come to have knowledge of him.

I think people discredit teenagers and how wise they can be.

Sometimes I meet teenagers who are much wiser than many adults I've met, because they haven't let any insecurities or doubts about themselves get in the way of their thoughts.


Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited.

That which Steinitz gave to the theoretical aspect of the game when he was at his best is very remote to all out home-bred chess philosophers, but with his views on Morphy, whom he tries to discredit completely, it is of course impossible to agree.

By the end of the 20th century, "liberals" had again discredited themselves, to the point where they went back to calling themselves "progressives" to escape their past, much as people do when they declare bankruptcy.

The freethinker has the same right to discredit the beliefs of Christians that the Orthodox Christians enjoy in destroying reverence, respect, and confidence in Mohammedanism, Mormonism, Christian Science, or Atheism.

When cruelty is inflicted on innocent people, it discredits whatever cause.


Today I stand before the world organization which has succeeded to the mantle discarded by its discredited predecessor.

For me, I'm just trying to be the best at what I do.

I'll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I'm not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven't had the opportunity.

Today the discredit of words is very great.

Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why --but the editorialists forget it --terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking.

However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me.

When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of the serpent in his composition, he becomes ridiculous in many circumstances of life, and very often discredits his best actions.


That loss is most discreditable which is caused by negligence.

Timothy McVeigh was a coward. Violence is the stupid way out. It'll discredit any real legitmate movement.

If our zeal is embittered by expressions of anger, invective, or scorn—we may think we are doing service of the cause of truth, when in reality we shall only bring it into discredit!

Painting took on a fabulous strength and splendor;

the object was discredited as an indispensable element of the picture.

I don’t care about the word ‘art’ because it has been so discredited.

So I want to get rid of it. There is an unnecessary adoration of ‘art’ today.


plagiarism, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honorable subsequence.

Since outright slavery has been discredited, "democracy" is the only remaining rationale for state compulsion that most people will accept.

It is best and easiest not to discredit others but to prepare oneself to be as good as possible.

It is no discredit to Walt Whitman that he wrote Leaves of Grass, only that he did not burn it afterwards.

Today the discredit of words is very great.


It’s the combination of improbability with an independently given pattern that discredits chance.

I would never discredit reading the Scriptures, but it is important to meditate on it.

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear.

Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.

The proofs of the existence of God are to such an extent fallen into discredit that they pass for something antiquated, belonging to days gone by.

To aspire to be superhuman is a most discreditable admission that you lack the guts, the wit, the moderating judgment to be successfully and consummately human.

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