quote by Oscar Romero

Even when they call us mad, when they call us subversives and communists and all the epithets they put on us, we know we only preach the subversive witness of the Beatitudes, which have turned everything upside down.

— Oscar Romero

Controversy Epithet quotations

The modern revisionists and reactionaries call us Stalinists, thinking that they insult us and, in fact, that is what they have in mind. But, on the contrary, they glorify us with this epithet; it is an honor for us to be Stalinists for while we maintain such a stand the enemy cannot and will never force us to our knees.

For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print.

Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense.

The use of 'conspiracy theory' as a derogatory - as an epithet almost - is something the propagandists have perfected over the decades, and it's a useful tool for eliminating articulate dissent and other points of view, and information that might be inconvenient for a policy agenda.

Ah fair Zenocrate, divine Zenocrate, Fair is too foul an epithet for thee.

The epithets of imbeciles have never bothered me.

If a man knows precisely what he can do to you or what epithet he can hurl against you in order to make you lose your temper, your equilibrium, then he can always keep you under subjection.

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.

For it is a plain fact that, most certainly in the West, the writings, works of art, musical compositions which are of central reference, comport that which is "grave and constant" (Joyce's epithets) in the mystery of our condition.

The truth is, that common-sense, or thought as it first emerges above the level of the narrowly practical, is deeply imbued with that bad logical quality to which the epithet metaphysical is commonly applied; and nothing can clear it up but a severe course of logic.

Ardent, intelligent, sweet, sensitive, cultivated, erudite.

These are the adjectives of praise in an androgynous world. Those who consider them epithets of shame or folly ought not to be trusted with leadership, for they will be men hot for power and revenge, certain of right and wrong.

A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.

As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet.

As a result of the feminist revolution, 'feminine' becomes an abusive epithet.

It's easy to attack an artist as misogynist, but that's really such a facile epithet. And if an artist is constantly worrying about how others will judge a work, it can end up being a block to investigating certain areas of human nature or certain truths about sexuality.

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.

Fascist is not just an epithet. Fascist is a proper noun that means a specific thing. It`s a real thing. It`s not always referring to ancient history.

I think we all have the power to name ourselves.

I try to call people what it is they wish to be called. But we can take the sting out of epithets and bad words by using them.

Children, I grant, should be innocent;

but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.

What praise is implied in the simple epithet useful! What reproach in the contrary.

My notion about any artist is that we honor him best by reading him, by playing his music, by seeing his plays or by looking at his pictures. We don't need to fall all over ourselves with adjectives and epithets. Let's play him more.

The epithets of parent and child have been long applied to Great Britain and her colonies, [but] we rarely see anything from your side of the water except the authoritative style of a master to a school-boy.

Slothful, feeble, pretentious, pedantic, elitist - these are some of the epithets that eventually become associated with the absent minded scholar, the poor sighted reader, the book worm, the nerd.

I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a creature can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go .

Here in the United States, when the term "fascist" gets used, it`s either talking about other countries, ancient history or it`s used as a sort of insult, right, a sort of generic right wing epithet that people use to criticize politicians who are at most on the edge of mainstream American political thought.

An epithet or metaphor drawn from nature ennobles art;

an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature.

Men's thoughts and opinions are in a great degree vassals of him who invents a new phrase or re-applies an old epithet. The thought or feeling a thousand times repeated becomes his at last who utters it best.

Epithets, like pepper, Give zest to what you write;

And if you strew them sparely, They whet the appetite: But if you lay them on too thick, You spoil the matter quite!

Children, I grant, should be innocent;

but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.

For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.

Other presidents behind the scenes mutter epithets about the media.

Donald Trump calls us the lowest form of human life to our face. Other presidents tried their best to go around the media that they don't think are expressing their views. President Trump just is - is just very, very vocal about that and much more - spends much more time being vocal about that.

Trudeau has to defend Canadian interests and values.

But he has to do it in a way that doesn't say that Trump is stupid or outrageous or completely xenophobic - staying away from the epithets, and restricting his comments to areas where there's either false information, fake news, alternative facts, etcetera, about Canada.

In my opinion, using different kinds of epithets and adjectives in connection with the word democracy is a sign of mere hypocrisy, to put it mildly. Either there's democracy, or there isn't.

The infernal flag-waving after 9/11 nearly drove liberals out of their gourds.

For the left, 'flag-waving' is an epithet.

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