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This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. There is nothing I can think of that is quite as isolating as this.
The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.
If you actively do something, it will stop making you feel like a victim and you'll start feeling like part of the solution, which is just a huge benefit to your body and your psyche.
I became a war hero before going on to critical acclaim as a professional victim.
History laughs at both the victim and the aggressor.
Sure, I've been a victim, but in retrospect, most of it has been of my own making. I allowed it to happen.
How is justice served if the victim and the accused are working together to make it all go away? Somebody please explain that to me.
We have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a platform to see victim status, and one of the qualifications for that is that you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which are easily offended.
I worked as a teacher in the public school system in New York City for several years, and I was a victim of the layoffs, you know, in the mid-'70s. And then I worked as a sales engineer for a company in New Jersey that was selling industrial filtration equipment.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
Everybody is not a victim.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can the society that is supposed to represent the victim lay claim to innocence?
The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil.
The fact is, violence is not only not a beautiful thing, but it's also very painful and not without consequences for the perpetrator as well as the victim.
I'd rather be a victor than a victim.
The psychologist Elizabeth Loftus has shown great courage, in the face of spiteful vested interests, in demonstrating how easy it is for people to concoct memories that are entirely false but which seem, to the victim, every bit as real as true memories.
Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.
E. B. White
Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.
Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim.
Emile M. Cioran
No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.
Restorative justice is not a replacement of retributive justice, but a complement. It seeks the rehabilitation of the wrongdoer and the repair of the victim's injury.
Lewis B. Smedes
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
W. H. Auden
It would perhaps be nice to be alternately the victim and the executioner.
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