Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
It isn't a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons;
in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful.
No wise person should make known the loss of fortune, any malpractice in their house, his being cheated, or having been disgraced.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards. If you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.
Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.
The Cold War in Africa is one of the darkest, most disgraceful pages in contemporary history, and everybody ought to be ashamed.
The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses;
out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.
Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
When I consider how little of a rarity children are -- that every street and blind alley swarms with them -- that the poorest people commonly have them in most abundance -- that there are few marriages that are not blest with at least one of these bargains -- how often they turn out ill, and defeat the fond hopes of their parents, taking to vicious courses, which end in poverty, disgrace, the gallows, etc. -- I cannot for my life tell what cause for pride there can possibly be in having them.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face, It's nothing against you to fall down flat/ But to lie there-that's a disgrace.
We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
Favor and disgrace are like fear. Favor is in a higher place, and disgrace in a lower place. When you win them you are like being in fear, and when you lose them you are also like being in fear. So favor and disgrace are like fear.
A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams.