Top 10 torture quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about torture?


The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me-then they will have my dead body, not my obedience.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.

Luther Burbank, environmentalist

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.

John Calvin, theologian



The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.

Jacob Bronowski, scientist

Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture ourselves getting somewhere, and when we get there it is nowhere, for there is nowhere to get to.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.

Doug Coupland, author

To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.

Stanislaw Lem, writer

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.

Edward Everett Hale, historian

Chess is mental torture.

Garry Kasparov, celebrity


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