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A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?' We must always consider the person.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue.
Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
A Muslim fanatic and a Christian fanatic, a Jewish fanatic, a secular fanatic, an atheist fanatic, a communist fanatic - all of them are the same. The thinking that, 'If you don't think like me, that if you are not with me, then you are against me;' this is something to condemn.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?... It is necessary to accompany them with mercy.
If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way.
I am very conscious that you can't condemn people of an earlier era by the standards of ours.
To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness.
The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: no vice is worse than being judgmental.
If the childhood obesity epidemic remains unchecked, it will condemn many of our kids to shorter lives, as well as the emotional and financial burdens of poor health.
We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.
Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday, and dream of who you can be tomorrow.
Neale Donald Walsch
We have a tendency to condemn people who are different from us, to define their sins as paramount and our own sinfulness as being insignificant.
Now for my own case, I bless the Lord that, for all that hath been said of me, my conscience doth not condemn me. I do not say I am free of sin, but I am at peace with God through a slain Mediator; and I believe that there is no salvation but only in Christ.
Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away.
Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.
I believe in something. But I don't believe that anything can hold a grudge for long enough to condemn its creation to eternal punishment. Nobody can hold a grudge that long, even God.
I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize.
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.
Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes; scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.
The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.
It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country's liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace.
John Boyle O'Reilly
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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