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When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.
My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I'm sick or in good health, whether I'm in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.
Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
Ulysses S. Grant
If you feel uncomfortable on stage, you can very easily descend into a sort of abyss, convinced you're the worst actor ever, that you're a disgrace to the profession, that you're a disgrace to yourself. It's an awful feeling.
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
W. C. Fields
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.
Yes, I'm a patriotic person. For these people who disgrace the American way and burn our flag and do all of these things... I say, don't live here and disgrace my country. Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it.
It isn't a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.
Benjamin E. Mays
No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people.
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.
I'm kind of proud of myself. I've been able to keep a certain grace about me, even in the times of disgrace and craziness.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
Henry David Thoreau
Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.
The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.
Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
I hope there's a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there's one good scandal left in me yet.
A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
It is more of a disgrace to be robbed of what one has than to fail in some new undertaking.
Reproach is shame, blame, disgrace, disapproval and a disrespectful attitude toward yourself. When you're under reproach, your behavior shows it.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
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