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My father was very disappointed by war and fighting. And he thought language could help us out of cycles of revenge and animosity. And so, as a journalist, he always found himself asking lots of questions and trying to gather information. He was always very clear to underscore the fact that Jewish people and Arab people were brother and sister.
Naomi Shihab Nye
The most important thing my grandfather taught me was that the most noble way to use your skills, intellect and energy is to defend the marginalized against those with the greatest power - and that the resulting animosity from those in power is a badge of honor.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African American.
Once one understands that 'racial tensions' is a euphemism for a black animosity toward whites and a left-wing construct, one begins to understand why the election of a black president has had no impact on most blacks or on the left.
Those whose character is mean and vicious will rouse others to animosity against them.
Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.
We did something this year that was not based on animosity.
When a man fails to see the truth of certain generally accepted views, there is no law compelling him to provoke animosity by announcing his dissent.
George Henry Lewes
I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive.
I can't talk to a man who bears an undeserved animosity towards ferrets.
I know my destiny. I was born into animosity, bigotry and hatred. We had water for white folks, and water for coloured folks. White lines, black lines. I came from Beaufort in South Carolina, and it was tougher than Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
It's difficult to have any animosity towards someone if you recognize that on so many levels they're exactly the same as you.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Yeah, I have animosity, a chip on my shoulder. But I love, too.
Animosity is not a policy.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Since neither black animosity nor the Left's falsehood of 'racial tensions' is based on the actual behavior of the vast majority of white Americans, nothing white America could do will affect either many blacks' perceptions or the leftist libel.
I've never been at odds with the world of contemporary artists. If there is any animosity, it's one-sided.
I have no animosity against any living soul.
Heber J. Grant
I think I was pretty much hated in France. The French press ignored me. There was a movement when the children of celebrities faced strong animosity.
Every actor has a natural animosity toward every other actor, present or absent, living or dead.
Just because you might have a sparring match on the air doesn't mean there's any personal animosity.
The hostility that America continues to express against the Muslim people has given rise to feelings of animosity on the part of Muslims against America and against the West in general.
Osama bin Laden
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