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No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.
Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science.
The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, that my friends, is true perversion.
Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.
H. P. Lovecraft
Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.
Henry A. Wallace
Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.
Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
The way you give love is the most profoundly human part of you. When people say it's ugly or a perversion or an abomination, they're attacking the center of your being.
What we now call 'finance' is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love.
Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
Ambition is to be the fastest runner on this planet, to be the first on the South Pole, which is a grotesque perversion of ambition. It's an ego trip, and I'm not on an ego trip. I don't have ambitions - I have a vision.
The job of the poet is to render the world - to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do.
Mark Van Doren
When you have both parties who will not find ways to compromise, who won't meet in the middle, you have paralysis. It's the perversion of idealism.
The enemy is not Islam, the great world faith, but a perversion of Islam.
War is a perversion of sex.
It is an extreme perversion of capitalism if you can trade in something before you have even paid for it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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