There are different kinds of justice. Retributive justice is largely Western. The African understanding is far more restorative - not so much to punish as to redress or restore a balance that has been knocked askew.
I have suffered two grave accidents in my life, one in which a streetcar knocked me down... The other accident is Diego.frida kahlo
Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me."
To me, failure is not fatal unless you quit; getting knocked down is not embarrassing unless you allow it to keep you down.john ashcroft
Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge.
But Oedipus he had the luck For when he hit the ground He bounced up like a jackinabox And knocked his Daddy down.
His big tears, for he wept well, Turned to mill-stones as they fell. And the little children, who Round his feet played to and fro, Thinking every tear a gem, Had their brains knocked out by them.Percy Bysshe Shelley
When you are knocked down you have two choices - stay down or get back up, stronger.alesha dixon
Well, we knocked the bastard off!edmund hillary
I've never ducked anyone. Bernard Hopkins has beaten people that nobody else wanted to fight — Winky Wright, Antonio Tarver. I knocked out Felix Trinidad easily, Oscar de la Hoya with a body shot, I had world title 20 defences.bernard hopkins
I spill water on myself all the time at nice restaurants. I've run into poles and knocked myself out.kristin kreuk
I was paid to be a warhead, and anyone who came near me should get knocked into Hell! "I don't care who gets in my way--my mother, my grandmother, my daughter: I'll knock each and every one of them on their ass." "Call me a queer. I'd rather hit than make love, money, or friends."
“I think I know the real reason.” “Which is?” “Alcohol in the dust clouds. Goddamn stuff is everywhere. Any lousy species ever invents the telescope and the spectroscope and starts looking in between the stars, what do they find?” He knocked the glass on the table. “Loads of stuff, but much of it alcohol.” He drank from the glass. “Humanoids are the galaxy’s way of trying to get rid of all that alcohol.”iain banks
I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you! And the people! And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!george w. bush
Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me."Plutarch
No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition then Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.
I can hear you! I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!
I'm all right... I just got the wind knocked out of me, that's all...
It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.Roy T. Bennett