discrimination

A Quote by unknown on ability, aim, appreciation, beauty, creativity, criticism, decisions, destruction, discrimination, facts, judgment, meaning, traditions, truth, and work

The real aim of criticism is not the destruction of cherished traditions - although a due regard for the facts does often compel us to revise older opinions - but a fuller appreciation of the beauty and truth of the creative work on which it fixes its regard. The word "criticism" is derived from the Greek word kritikos, which means "the ability to select or discriminate," hence, to decide or judge. The meaning of criticism is thus discriminating judgment.

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A Quote by Thomas Andrew (Tom) Lehrer on ability, army, colors, discrimination, idealism, and logic

The Army has carried the American . . . ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.

Tom Lehrer (1928 -)

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on challenge and discrimination

[Ending racial discrimination in jury selection] can be accomplished only by eliminating peremptory challenges entirely.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Majority opinion in 7-2 ruling that made it more difficult to exclude blacks from juries, 30 Apr 86

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on discrimination, history, practice, and shame

[It is] a historic step toward eliminating the shameful practice of racial discrimination in the selection of juries.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Majority opinion in 7-2 ruling that made it more difficult to exclude blacks from juries, 30 Apr 86

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A Quote by Takuan Soho on discrimination, divinity, knowledge, and separation

"One does not divine this by impressions or knowledge." What this means is that no matter how much you try to figure or calculate by means of impressions or knowledge, it will not prove the least bit useful. Therefore, separate yourself from the discrimination of figuring things out.

Takuan Soho (1573 - ?)

Source: Takuan Soho in The Unfettered Mind. Trans. W. S. Wilson. Tokyo, 1986., p 62

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on discrimination, facts, god, and understanding

The absurd . . . the fact that with God all things are possible. The absurd is not one of the factors which can be discriminated within the proper compass of the understanding: it is not identical with the improbable, the unexpected, the unforeseen.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune on acceptance, conscience, discrimination, protest, responsibility, and slander

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything . . . that smacks of discrimination or slander.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

Source: Certain Unalienable Rights, What the Negro Wants, edited by Rayford W. Logan (1944)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on acceptance, discrimination, inferiority, lies, life, society, and truth

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: To Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta, August 16, 1967.

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on confidence, discrimination, fear, ignorance, knowledge, strength, surprises, and weakness

Ignorance makes for weakness and fear; knowledge gives strength and confidence. Nothing surprises an intellect that knows all things with a sense of discrimination.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on discovery, discrimination, evil, good, happiness, life, order, perfection, quality, superiority, temperament, vices, and world

There is nothing that does not have something perfect in it; and it is the happiness of good taste to be able to find this perfection in all things. But there is a natural malignity that often discovers a vice in the midst of several virtues, in order to reveal and proclaim the discovery to all the world - a quality that is more the mark of a naturally evil temperament than a superior sense of discrimination. And it is truly an evil lot, to pass one's life always feeding off the imperfections of others.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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