quote by Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Man is equal to man. There should not be exploitation. One should help the other. No one should harm anybody. Generally there should be no room for grievance or complaint from anybody. Everyone should live and let others live, with a national spirit.

— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

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People haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.

With many sovereign states, with no system of law enforceable among them, with each state judging its grievances and ambitions according to the dictates of its own reason or desire - conflict, sometimes leading to war, is bound to occur.

It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine.

... fear breeds repression; that repression breeds hate; that hate menaces stable government; that the path of safety lies in the opportunity to discuss freely supposed grievances and proposed remedies; and that the fitting remedy for evil counsels is good ones.


The pas has no power to stop you from being present now.

Only your grievance about the past can do that.

We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.

To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.

The past has no power to stop you from being present now.

Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.

Forgiveness is the choice to see people as they are now.

When we're mad at people, we're angry because of something they said or did before this moment. By letting go of the past, we make room for miracles to replace our grievances.


Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.

Those who automatically say that the social pathology of the ghetto is due to poverty discrimination and the like cannot explain why such pathology was far less prevalent in the 1950s, when poverty and discrimination were worse. But there were not nearly as many grievance mongers and race hustlers then.

Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups.

They have raised wages, shortened hours, and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.

abroad it is our habit to regard all other travelers in the light of personal and unpardonable grievances. They are intruders into our chosen realms of pleasure, they jar upon our sensibilities, they lessen our meager share of comforts, they are everywhere in our way, they are always an unnecessary feature in the landscape.

You cannot rectify grievances from the past with today's charity.


You can't hold on to a grievance and be happy. Time to make a choice!

If you have to invoke a distant past to justify a present grievance, the case for the grievance is already undermined.

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.

No person with a grievance can be also a person with an attractive personality!

To foment grievance and to set men at variance is the trade by which agitators thrive and journalists make money.


a woman of the world should always be the mistress of sorrow and not its servant. She may have a grief but never a grievance.

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

Round and round will Americans be compelled to ride on a mindless, manufactured, racial carousel... for without it, the edifice of an industry built upon grievance and excuse-making is destined to collapse.

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

If you would make yourself agreeable wherever you go, listen to the grievances of others but never relate your own.


It is easier to recount grievances and slights than it is to set down a broad redress of such grievances and slights. The reason is that one fears to be thought of as an arrant braggart.

That these are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty, with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.

Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.

I am persuaded that the people of the world have no grievances, one against the other. The hopes and desires of a man who tills the soil are about the same whether he lives on the banks of the Colorado or on the banks of the Danube.

Revolutions are not push button affairs;

rather, they evolve only if there exists a reservoir of hope and grievance that can be galvanized into popular action.


Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business.

There would be very little to dislike in other people if we refused to bring to them all of our own judgements and petty grievances.

When people become too intense, too serious, they will have trouble in relating to any sort of social game or norm. Perhaps this is why jokes are so important. On one hand they tell us about where the problems and grievances are, and, at the same time, they provide the means of enduring these grievances by laughing at the problems.

There have always been grievances and youth has always been the agitator.

We also need to learn the art of letting go: of the past, of unresolved grievances, of our younger selves. Nobody gets out of here alive.

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