An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and a smelly fish.josé rizal
My canvas soothes me into forgetfulness of the scene of turmoil and folly — and worse — of the scene around me. Every gleam of sunshine is blighted to me in the art at least. Can it therefore be wondered at that I paint continual storms? "Tempest o'er tempest roll'd" — still the "darkness" is majestic.john constable
It is the mark of a mean, vulgar and ignoble spirit to dwell on the thought of food before meal times or worse to dwell on it afterwards, to discuss it and wallow in the remembered pleasures of every mouthful. Those whose minds dwell before dinner on the spit, and after on the dishes, are fit only to be scullions.francis de sales
And I myself, in Rome, heard it said openly in the streets, “If there is a hell, then Rome is built on it.” That is, “After the devil himself, there is no worse folk than the pope and his followers.”Martin Luther
Let us say in passing that since (philosophical) remedies are often worse than the malady, our age, in order to be cured of the Plato sickness, has swallowed such doses of a relativist, vaguely skeptical, lightly spiritualist and insipidly moralist medicine, that it is in the process of gently dying, in the small bed of its supposed democratic comfort.alain badiou
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.1755 A Dictionary of the English Language, preface.
Allah, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.ali ibn abi talib
I'd never seen anything like that ad. Putting pictures of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden next to the picture of a man who left three limbs on the battlefield -- it's worse than disgraceful. It's reprehensible.saxby chambliss
Every endeavor should be used to weaken and destroy all those institutions relating to corporations, apprenticeships, &c, which cause the labours of agriculture to be worse paid than the labours of trade and manufactures.thomas malthus
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.Richard Hooker
No possible future government in Kabul can be worse than the Taliban, and no thinkable future government would allow the level of Al Qaeda gangsterism to recur. So the outcome is proportionate and congruent with international principles of self-defense.christopher hitchens
Man treats woman as his own property and not as being capable of feelings, like himself. The way man treats women is much worse than the way landlords treat servants and the high-caste treat the low-caste. These treat them so demeaningly only in situations mutually affecting them; but men treat cruelly and as slaves, from their birth till death.periyar e. v. ramasamy
There is currently no food, water or electricity. We can only imagine how much worse the situation will be for families living in towns and remote villages.DEC chairman Salah Saeed, quoted on BBC News, "Typhoon Haiyan: UK aid work under way in Philippines", November 13, 2013.
I find the medicine worse than the malady.Beaumont and Fletcher, Love's Cure (c. 1612–13; revised c. 1625; published 1647), Act III, scene 2.
Allah, the Exalted, gave the angels intellect without desires, He gave the animals desires without intellect, and He gave both to the sons of Adam. So a man whose intellect prevails over his desires is better than the angels, whilst a man whose desire prevails over his intellect is worse than the animals.Majlisi, Bih?rul Anw?r, vol. 60, p. 299, no.5
In the sunrise … the Phoenix effect!?! Now what the heck does that mean: freaky after-image of a very freak dream … or harbinger of something worse?Chris Claremont in the Excalibur pilot issue: Excalibur : The Sword is Drawn (1987), Kitty Pryde, p. 8
If he raises me from the dead... will you dump your girlfriend and be with me? [Elan: ...] No thanks, then... I'll take my chances that the Afterlife... won't have any punishment worse... than not being with you.Who: Therkla
We’ve been fighting for so long, we’ve begun to lose ourselves. And it’s getting worse.greg bear
For better or worse, the struggle against terror may well intensify, rather than ameliorate, unilateralist and isolationist instincts.charles a. kupchan
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