quote by Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

There is no god, there is no god, there is no god at all. He who invented god is a fool. He who propagates god is a scoundrel. He who worships god is a barbarian.

— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Passioned Scoundrel quotations

If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it.

Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers.


Everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.

I am Diogenes the Dog. I nuzzle the kind, bark at the greedy and bite scoundrels.

What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I'm a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s Man of the Year.

I have stood your meanness as long as I intend to.

You have played the part of a damn scoundrel, and if you were any part of a man I would slap your jaws and force you to resent it.


I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.

Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

No tin-hat brigade of goose-stepping vigilantes or bibble-babbling mob of blackguarding and corporation paid scoundrels will prevent the onward march of labor, or divert its purpose to play its natural and rational part in the development of the economic, political and social life of our nation.

Patriotism, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first.

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?


Every passion gives a particular cast to the countenance, and is apt to discover itself in some feature or other. I have seen an eye curse for half an hour together, and an eyebrow call a man a scoundrel.

They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.

In argument about moral problems, relativism is the first refuge of the scoundrel.

In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.


General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocite, flatterer.

As long as I live under the capitalistic system I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck and call of every itinerant scoundrel who has two cents to invest in a postage stamp. This, sir, is my resignation.

Scoundrels are always sociable.

As for famous men who were not artists, I am beginning to be tired of them.

Those poor little scoundrels who are called great men fill me with nothing but overwhelming horror.

Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are the plea of the hypocrite, scoundrel, and knave.


Truth made you a traitor as it often does in a time of scoundrels.

Never trust a man whom you know to have acted like a scoundrel to others, whatever friendliness he may profess to feel towards yourself, however plausible he may be, or however kindly he may behave; be sure that, the moment he has anything to gain by so doing, he will "throw you over."

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.

Scoundrels [...] simply don't die. The ones who die are always the gentle, sweet, and beautiful people. [...] Scoundrels live a long time. The beautiful die young.

It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel.


He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars.

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

If I did what has already been done, I would be a plagiarist and would consider myself unworthy; so I do something different and people call me a scoundrel. I'd rather be a scoundrel than a plagiarist!

We handed the most important belongings of our people - the railroads and the banks - to aliens who 2000 years ago had turned the temple into a house of usury. Back then there was a man who had the bravery to drive out these scoundrels with a whip! If today a national socialist is seen with such a temple-whip, he's thrown into jail.

No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.


One of the great attractions of patriotism

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting.

It is no great misfortune to oblige ungrateful people, but an unsupportable one to be forced to be under an obligation to a scoundrel.

The tobacco business is a conspiracy against womanhood and manhood.

It owes its origin to that scoundrel Sir Walter Raleigh, who was likewise the founder of American slavery.