When the church hears the cry of the oppressed it cannot but denounce the social structures that give rise to and perpetuate the misery from which the cry arises.— Oscar Romero
Unbelievable Perpetuity quotations
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.
I tramp a perpetual journey.
The future is in the hands of those who explore.
.. and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.
I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness-- being happy-- is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way.
Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent;
it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.
American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.
To .. all the dispossessed youth of Africa: for perpetuation of communion with ancestral spirits through the fight for African freedom, and in the firm faith that the dead, the living, and the unborn will unite to rebuild the destroyed shrines.
Laws will not eliminate prejudice from the hearts of human beings.
But that is no reason to allow prejudice to continue to be enshrined in our laws - to perpetuate injustice through inaction.
War is to man what maternity is to a woman
There is but one mode by which man can possess in perpetuity all the happiness which his nature is capable of enjoying, - that is by the union and co-operation of all for the benefit of each.
Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary.
...he [Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind...The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God.
To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.
Goal setting has traditionally been based on past performance.
This practice has tended to perpetuate the sins of the past.
A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army. We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
My aim is to institute perpetual adoration," he said, for this is the "the most important activity.
I love drinking now and then. It defecates the standing pool of thought. A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating.
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
One must be patient like the earth. What iniquities are being perpetuated on her! Yet she quietly endures them all.
"My aim is to institute perpetual adoration," spoke St.
Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Franciscan priest and founder of the Knights of the Immaculata. For he said that this is "the most important activity," and "if half of the Brothers would work, and the other half pray, this would not require too much."
The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence.
Don't try to behave as though you were essentially sane and naturally good.
We're all demented sinners in the same cosmic boat - and the boat is perpetually sinking.
We have no eternal allies, and we have not perpetual enemies.
Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.
To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness.
Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves. (p. 221)
When men were all asleep the snow came flying, In large white flakes falling on the city brown, Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying, Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town.
When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
the anxiety arising from the perpetual activity of the death instinct, though never eliminated, is counteracted and kept at bay by the power of the life instinct.
It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity - than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.
The Jews' guilt of the crucifixion of Jesus consigned them to perpetual servitude, and, like Cain, they are to be wanderers and fugitives. The Jews will not dare to raise their necks, bowed under the yoke of perpetual slavery, against the reverence of the Christian faith.