"My mother was convinced, and on this head I have retained her firm belief, that to kill animals for the purpose of feeding on their flesh is one of the most deplorable and shameful infirmities of the human state; that it is one of those curses cast upon man either by his fall, or by the obduracy of his own perversity."
Sexual Perversity in Chicago.
They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the Perversity of the human mind.Anthony Trollope
A man must have something to grumble about; and if he can’t complain that his wife harries him to death with her Perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness.anne brontë
It [will-making] is the latest opportunity we have of exercising the natural Perversity of the disposition ... This last act of our lives seldom belies the former tenor of them for stupidity, caprice, and unmeaning spite. All that we seem to think of is to manage matters so (in settling accounts with those who are so unmannerly as to survive us) as to do as little good, and to plague and disappoint as many people, as possible.william hazlitt
The evil effect of science upon men is principally this, that by far the greatest number of those who wish to display a knowledge of it accomplish no improvement at all of the understanding, but only a Perversity of it, not to mention that it serves most of them as a tool of vanity.Immanuel Kant
National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, Perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.Arthur Schopenhauer
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and Perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.Arthur Schopenhauer
Liberals' only remaining big issue is abortion because of their beloved sexual revolution. That's their cause: Spreading anarchy and polymorphous Perversity. Abortion permits that.
The appearance in nineteenth-century psychiatry, jurisprudence, and literature of a whole series of discourses on the species and subspecies of homosexuality, inversion, pederasty, and "psychic hermaphroditism" made possible a strong advance of social controls into this area of "Perversity"; but it also made possible the formation of a "reverse" discourse: homosexuality began to speak in its own behalf, to demand that its legitimacy or "naturality" be acknowledged, often in the same vocabulary, using the same categories by which it was medically disqualified.Michel Foucault