quote by Al-Shafi‘i

To admonish your brother in private is to advise him and improve him. But to admonish him publicly is to disgrace and shame him.

— Al-Shafi‘i

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Disgraced quote No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without even seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

Instead of asking ourselves, 'How can I find security and happiness?' we could ask ourselves, 'Can I touch the center of my pain? Can I sit with suffering, both yours and mine, without trying to make it go away? Can I stay present to the ache of loss or disgrace-disapp ointment in all its many forms-and let it open me?' This is the trick.

If you only notice human proceedings, you may observe that all who attain great power and riches, make use of either force or fraud; and what they have acquired either by deceit or violence, in order to conceal the disgraceful methods of attainment, they endeavor to sanctify with the false title of honest gains.

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.

The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream...It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is sin.


Those who are truly wise will remain unmoved by feelings of happiness and suffering, fame and disgrace, praise and blame, gain and loss.They will remain calm like the eye of a hurricane.

Worthy persons deserve to be called so because they are not carried away by the eight winds: prosperity,decline,disgrace,honor,praise,censure,suffering, and pleasure.They are neither elated by prosperity nor grieved by decline. The heavenly gods will surely protect one who is unbending before the eight winds.

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

We have the disgrace of racial discrimination, or we have prejudice against people because of their religion. We have not had the courage to uproot these things, although we know they are wrong.

Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.


It isn't a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.

.. what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

(I)f we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.

A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief.

It is disgraceful to live at the cost of one's self-respect.

Self-respect is the most vital factor in life. Without it, man is a cipher. To live worthily with self-respect, one has to overcome difficulties. It is out of hard and ceaseless struggle alone that one derives strength, confidence and recognition.


My indifference to money and my spendthrift ways are disgraceful.

You have no idea how reckless I am; how often I practically throw money out of the window. I am always making good resolutions, but the next minute I forget and give the waiter eightpence.

Though you be sprung in direct line from Hercules, if you show a lowborn meanness, that long succession of ancestors whom you disgrace are so many witnesses against you; and this grand display of their tarnished glory but serves to make your ignominy more evident.

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.

I shall not rest until Leeds United are kicked out of the football league.

Their fans are the scum of the earth, absolute animals and a disgrace. I will do everything in my power to make sure this happens.

Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next.

Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honorable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death.


It's disgraceful how these humans blame the gods.

They say their tribulations come from us, when they themselves, through their own foolishness, bring hardships which are not decreed by Fate.

Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it.

After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too!

It’s no disgrace to be black, but it’s often very inconvenient.

Illustrators are word people who happen to draw.

We work with one foot in a book, the other stuck in a paint pot. Our shoes are a disgrace.

This, I have seen in life - those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step. Those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.


The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.

In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.

Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.

Creative accounting is an absolute curse to a civilization.

One could argue that double-entry bookkeeping was one of history's great advances. Using accounting for fraud and folly is a disgrace. In a democracy, it often takes a scandal to trigger reform. Enron was the most obvious example of a business culture gone wrong in a long, long time.


There are three degrees of filial piety.

The highest is being a credit to our parents, the second is not disgracing them; the lowest is being able simply to support them.

The Queen has done all she could on the dreadful subject of vivisection, and hopes that Mr. Gladstone will speak strongly against such a practice which is a disgrace to humanity.

The art world is the biggest joke going.

It's a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak. And modern art is a disgrace - never have so many people used so much stuff and taken so long to say so little.

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.

It is no disgrace not to be able to do everything;

but to undertake, or pretend to do, what you are not made for, is not only shameful, but extremely troublesome and vexatious.

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