quote by Ashoka

He who does reverence to his own sect, while disparaging the sects of others with intent to enhance the glory of his own sect, by such conduct inflicts the severest injury on his own sect.

— Ashoka

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Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.

It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults.

So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottom are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Sea. It is the Gulf Stream.

If there are quarrels between the parents or if their marriage is unhappy, the ground will be prepared in their children for the severest predisposition to a disturbance of sexual development or to neurotic illness.

Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic.

Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me.

Decency and tolerance, to be of any value, must be capable of withstanding the severest strain.

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

What a singular fact for an angel visitant to this earth to carry back in his note-book, that men were forbidden to expose their bodies under the severest penalties!

By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds which brave men and women are capable.

My definition of democracy is - A form and a method of Government whereby revolutionary changes in the social life are brought about without bloodshed. That is the real test. It is perhaps the severest test. But when you are judging the quality of the material you must put it to the severest test.

But I had not quite fixed whether to make him [Don Juan] end in Hell-or in an unhappy marriage,-not knowing which would be the severest.

When I left Springfield [to become President] I asked the people to pray for me.

I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.

The severest trial of oppression is the constant outrage which one suffers at the thought of the oppressor. What Jesus discovered was how to avoid the inner devastations. His technique was to practice the opposite emotion... a man may not get his freedom or possessions back, but he's less miserable. It's a difficult lesson.

If you're not your own severest critic, you are your own worst enemy.

The severest prosecutions have never been followed by revelations changing a divine law, obedience to which brought imprisonment or martyrdom. Though I go to prison, God will not change his law of celestial marriage.

Those who do the least themselves are always the severest critics upon the noble achievements of others.

We become aware, however, that all customs, even the hardest, grow pleasanter and milder with time, and that the severest way of life may become a habit and therefore a pleasure.

Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.

Not returning phone calls is the severest form of torture in the civilized world.

Sin is dark and loves the dark, still hides from itself in gloom, and in the darkest hell is still itself the darkest hell and the severest woe.

We’ve been devastated by the severest and deadliest drought in history – that of our profound awareness of the futility of all effort and the vanity of all plans.

He is always the severest censor of the merit of others who has the least worth of his own.

I will not doubt, though sorrows fall like rain, And troubles swarm like bees about a hive; I shall believe the heights for which I strive Are only reached by anguish and by pain; And though I groan and tremble with my crosses, I yet shall see, through my severest losses, The greater gain.

The Rationalist case needs no straining of evidence and always gains by the severest self-criticism.

And moody madness laughing wild Amid severest woe.

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character.

It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!

The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.

No iconoclast can possibly escape the severest criticism.

The more ignorant the authority, the more dogmatic it is.

In the fields where no real knowledge is even possible, the authorities are the fiercest and most assured and punish non-belief with the severest of penalties.

These men, in teaching us how to die, have at the same time taught us how to live. If this man's acts and words do not create a revival, it will be the severest possible satire on the acts and words that do. It is the best news that America has ever heard.... How many a man who was lately contemplating suicide has now something to live for!

But the divinest poem, or the life of a great man, is the severest satire.

... The greater the genius, the keener the edge of the satire.

Music the fiercest grief can charm, And fate's severest rage disarm.

Music can soften pain to ease, And make despair and madness please; Our joys below it can improve, And antedate the bliss above.

The severest critics are always those who have either never attempted, or who have failed in original composition.

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