victims

A Quote by Gavin De Becker on intuition, violence, and victims

Every day people engaged in the clever defiance of their own intuition become, in midthought, victims of violence and accidents. So when we wonder why we are victims so often, the answer is clear: It is because we are so good at it.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Gavin De Becker on victims, violence, advocacy, public policy, and control

No matter how famous the victim, no matter how powerful the advocates, it simply isn't always possible to control the conduct of other people.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on fall of the sparrow, victims, and compassion

If you're going to care about the fall of the sparrow you can't pick and choose who's going to be the sparrow. It's everybody.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: The Arm of the Starfish (Laurel Leaf Books)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Justice William O. Douglas on nightfall, darkness, oppression, change, and victims

"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such a twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air—however slight—lest we become unwilling victims of the darkness."

William Douglas

Source: Justice William O. Douglas

Contributed by: James Lord Bard

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on love, compassion, victim, victims, suffer, suffering, compassionate, knowledge, and pity

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss.  I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what at last I have found. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved. Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer. This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Ayn Rand on honesty, liars, lies, dishonesty, and victims

People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim.  What I've learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked.  And if one gains the immediate purpose of the lie - the price one pays is the destruction of that which was intended to serve.  The man who lies to the world, is the world's slave from then on

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 859

Contributed by: HeyOK

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