quote by Eugene V. Debs

Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

— Eugene V. Debs

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He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.

You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.

Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.

For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth.

However , it’s over, and I’ll take no revenge on his folly – I can afford to suffer anything, hereafter! Should the meanest thing alive slap me on the cheek, I’d not only turn the other, but I’d ask pardon for provoking it – and, as proof, I’ll go make my peace with Edgar instantly – Good night – I’m an angel!

To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest.

Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all.

What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.

Speak no evil of women; I tell thee the meanest of them deserves respect; for of women do we not all come?

I have this weird sort of Gemini thing where I can really be empathetic and a loving person. But if you piss me off, I can be one of the meanest, most sadistic people.

Envy, the meanest of vices, creeps on the ground like a serpent.

It is a great mortification to the vanity of man, that his utmost art and industry can never equal the meanest of nature's productions, either for beauty or value. Art is only the under-workman, and is employed to give a few strokes of embellishment to those pieces, which come from the hand of the master.

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices;

so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.

I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.

To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face, one must be able to love the meanest of all creation as oneself.

No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest;

yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.

If a boy is not trained to endure and to bear trouble, he will grow up a girl;

and a boy that is a girl has all a girl's weakness without any of her regal qualities. A woman made out of a woman is God's noblest work; a woman made out of a man is His meanest.

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.

To forget, or pretend to do so, to return a borrowed article, is the meanest sort of petty theft.

The finest productions of human art are immensely short of the meanest work of Nature. The nicest artist cannot make a feather or the leaf of a tree.

John Wayne was the meanest, nastiest man with the worst attitude that I ever worked with.

I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed.

Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.

The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a But.

That man who lives for self alone, Lives for the meanest mortal known.

The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future.

ENVY, n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.

A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death.

There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.

My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve.

For of all slaveholders with whom I have ever met, religious slaveholders are the worst. I have ever found them the meanest and basest, the most cruel and cowardly, of all others.

It is the mind that makes the body rich;

and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.

To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

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