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Letter "A" » affront
«Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you»
«Men are disgusting and, left to their own devices, they will affront the central tenets of human decency - and laugh uproariously at it»
Author: Jonah Goldberg
, The central
«I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.»
«It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance»
«It may affront the military-minded person to suggest a regime that does not maintain any military secrets.»
Author: Albert Einstein
, The Military
«It will be good for our souls because global poverty is an affront and confronting the challenge is simply the right thing to do.»
«Monarchies, aristocracies, and religions are all based upon that large defect in your race -- the individual's distrust of his neighbor, and his desire, for safety's or comfort's sake, to stand well in his neighbor's eye. These institutions will always remain, and always flourish, and always oppress you, affront you, and degrade you, because you will always be and remain slaves of minorities. There was never a country where the majority of the people were in their secret hearts loyal to any of these institutions.»
Author: Mark Twain
«In the Communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind -- too little food. Even today, the Soviet Union still cannot feed itself. . . . East and West do not distrust each other because we are armed; we are armed because we distrust each other. And our differences are not about weapons but about liberty. . . . The most fundamental distinction of all between East and West (sic.) [is that] the totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship. The totalitarian world finds even symbols of love and of worship an affront.»
Author: Ronald Reagan
, health food
, human health
, Soviet Union
«For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.»
«A moral, sensible, and well-bred manWill not affront me, -- and no other can.»