Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.
The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich.bertrand russell
Just released in 1994 is Christina Hoff Sommers’s landmark study, Who Stole Feminism? , which uses ingenious detective work to unmask the shocking fraud and propaganda of establishment feminism and the servility of American media and academe to Machiavellian feminist manipulation. This bracingly precise, fact-based book should be required reading for every journalist. Sommers is a courageous academic philosopher who was one of the very first to systematically critique current feminist ideology and who took tremendous abuse for it. … Sommers has done a great service for women and for feminism, whose fundamental precepts she has clarified and strengthened.camille paglia
Forget the South Park dust up; forget Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. If you want to see truly shocking anti-religious cartoons, you have to go back to the sixteenth century. Near the end of Luther’s life, his propaganda campaign against Rome grew increasingly vitriolic and his language grotesquely pungent.Austin Dacey, Austin (May 12, 2010). "Satire is Religion – The debate over cartoons and prophets is not just about free of speech; it’s about freedom of religion.". Religion Dispatches (www.religiondispatches.org).
The gash in its throat was shocking, but not pathetic.1960 'View of a Pig'.
In olden days a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking. But now,God knows, Anything goes.Cole Porter
When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness.lauren bacall
It is especially shocking that such a tragedy can go on, year after year, with the rest of the world paying so little attention to it. My Christmas message to Colombian refugees and to the millions of displaced people in Colombia is that the world has not totally forgotten them.angelina jolie
It is rather shocking to note that opposition leaders, who are representatives of the wananchi (citizens), are themselves rejecting the participation of the wananchi in this major public issue.On the referendum for the proposed formation of a coalition government; quoted in Mwinyi Sadallah, "Karume gives condition for meeting Seif," The Guardian (2008-05-20)
I had, in my legal practice, often encountered really shocking examples of the devastating impact of the costs of long-term medical care on meagre incomes. And, just before I was elected, I had my own personal experience in paying very considerable bills for my mother's terminal illness.judy lamarsh
A final argument for broad freedom of expression is its effect on the character of individuals in a society. Citizens in a free society must have courage — the courage to hear not only unwelcome political speech but novel and shocking ideas in science and the arts.anthony lewis
... [Slave] trade … is the most shocking violation of the law of nature, has a direct tendency to diminish … liberty, and makes every dealer in it a tyrant, from the director of an African company to the petty chapman [peddler]…. It is a clear truth, that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.james otis
The eager or dutiful persons who subject themselves to these tidal waves of the classics and the moderns find everything wonderful in an absent-minded way. The wonder washes over them rather than into them, and one of its effects is to make anything shocking or odd suddenly interesting enough to gain a month's celebrity. And so another by-product of our come-one, come-all policy is the tendency to reward cleverness, not art, and to put one more hurdle in the path of the truly original artist.jacques barzun
There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which makes them proof against the most fatiguing delays, the most mortifying disappointments, the most shocking insults; and, what is severer than all, the presumptuous judgement of the ignorant upon their designs.Edmund Burke
Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous. Science, already oppressive with its shocking revelations, will perhaps be the ultimate exterminator of our human species if separate species we be for its reserve of unguessed horrors could never be borne by mortal brains if loosed upon the world.h. p. lovecraft
In olden days a glimpse of stocking Was looked on as something shocking But now, Heaven knows , Anything goes.Cole Porter
It's shocking, the positions, the unchecked simplicity with which one mind contrives to fertilize another! Such positions the Kama Sutra itself doesn't know.wisława szymborska
Real theology is always rather shocking to people who already think they know what they think. I'm still shocked myself.larry wall
It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so, they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups.Henry A. Wallace, in Blue Butterflies: Miracles, Mercies, Mysteries and Lessons Learned, p.1
A final argument for broad freedom of expression is its effect on the character of individuals in a society. Citizens in a free society must have courage the courage to hear not only unwelcome political speech but novel and shocking ideas in science and the arts.anthony lewis
The human capacity for denial and rationalization is always shocking, but never surprising.David Levy (2007) Humor in Psychotherapy
The human capacity for denial and rationalization is always shocking, but never surprising.David Levy, (2007) Humor in Psychotherapy
The knowledge imposes a pattern, and falsifies, For the pattern is new in every moment And every moment is a new and shocking Valuation of all we have been.T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets, "East Coker" (1940)
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