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Afflict quotes by Blaise Pascal
#1. Little things console us because little things afflict us. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Afflict quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#2. The most fortunate of us all in our journey through life frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which greatly afflict us. To fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes should be one of the principal studies and endeavors of our lives. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Afflict quotes by Jane Austen
#3. But I must object to your dooming Colonel Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders."
"But he talked of flannel waistcoats," said Marianne; "and with me a flannel waistcoat is invariably connected with the aches, cramps, rheumatisms, and every species of ailment that can afflict the old and the feeble. #Quote by Jane Austen
Afflict quotes by Emil Cioran
#4. Each time I have a lapse of memory, I think of the anguish which must afflict those who know they no longer remember anything. But something tells me that after a certain time a secret joy possesses them, a joy they would not agree to trade for any of their memories, even the most stirring. ... #Quote by Emil Cioran
Afflict quotes by Ryan Holiday
#5. If you know what you believe and why you believe it, you'll avoid poisonous relationships, toxic jobs, fair-weather friends, and any number of ills that afflict people who haven't thought through their deepest concerns. #Quote by Ryan Holiday
Afflict quotes by Seneca.
#6. the other vices seize individuals, this is the one passion that sometimes takes hold of an entire state. Never has an entire people burned with love for a woman, no state in its entirety has placed its hope in money or profit; ambition seizes men one by one on a personal basis, lack of self-restraint does not afflict a whole people; often they rush to anger in one mass. #Quote by Seneca.
Afflict quotes by Keshub Chandra Sen
#7. Education is the chief remedy for all those great evils which afflict the country. Education will not only cultivate and improve the intellect of the nation, but will also purify its character. #Quote by Keshub Chandra Sen
Afflict quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#8. Believing that the happiness of mankind is best promoted by the useful pursuits of peace, that on these alone a stable prosperity can be founded, that the evils of war are great in their endurance, and have a long reckoning for ages to come, I have used my best endeavors to keep our country uncommitted in the troubles which afflict Europe, and which assail us on every side. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Afflict quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#9. If any think that their influence would be lost there, and their voices no longer afflict the ear of the State, that they would not be as an enemy within its walls, they do not know how much truth is stronger than errors, nor how much more eloquently and effectively he can combat injustice who has experienced a little in his own person. Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Afflict quotes by Hermann Hesse
#10. His face was still more clever and spiritual than others, but it seldom smiled, and one after the other it was taking on the traits one so often observes in the faces of the wealthy: that look of dissatisfaction, infirmity, displeasure, lethargy, unkindness. Slowly he was being stricken with the maladies that afflict rich people's souls. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Afflict quotes by Brian D. McLaren
#11. Comfort and power can become great enemies of true spirituality, which explains why we often say that the prophets come not only to comfort the afflicted, but also to afflict the comfortable. #Quote by Brian D. McLaren
Afflict quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#12. I would say that if you're going to slander a lady's reputation," Simon said in a dangerously pleasant tone, "you had better have some hard proof of what you're saying."
"Egads, gossip doesn't require proof," the young man replied with a wink. "And time will soon reveal the lady's true character. Hodgeham doesn't have the means to keep a prime beauty like that - before long she'll want more than he can deliver. I predict that at the season's end, she'll sail off to the fellow with the deepest pockets."
"Which would be mine," Simon said softly.
Burdick blinked in surprise, his smile fading as he wondered if he had heard correctly. "Wha - "
"I've watched as you and the pack of idiots you run with have sniffed at her heels for two years," Simon said, his eyes narrowing. "Now you've lost your chance at her."
"Lost my… what do you mean by that?" Burdick asked indignantly.
"I mean that I will afflict the most acute kind of pain, mental, physical, and financial, on the first man who dares to trespass on my territory. And the next person who repeats any unsubstantiated rumors about Miss Peyton in my hearing will find it shoved right back in his throat - along with my fist." Simon's smile contained a tigerish menace as he beheld Burdick's stunned face. "Tell that to anyone who may find it of interest," he advised, and strode away from the pompous, gape-jawed little runt. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Afflict quotes by Anna Blanc
#13. Satan has no legal right to afflict the people of God. And God has left to us the responsibility of enforcing His victory over the power of the enemy. We must do our part in standing in the victory Christ has already won. #Quote by Anna Blanc
Afflict quotes by Cardinal Richelieu
#14. War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men. #Quote by Cardinal Richelieu
Afflict quotes by Khalil Gibran
#15. There is within me a friend who consoles me every time that troubles overwhelm me and misfortunes afflict me. The man who does not feel friendship towards himself is a public enemy, and he who finds no confidant within himself will die of despair. For life streams out of man's inner self and in no way from what surrounds him. #Quote by Khalil Gibran
Afflict quotes by Thomas Paine
#16. I will conclude this work with stating in what light religion appears to me.
If we suppose a large family of children, who, on any particular day, or particular circumstance, made it a custom to present to their parents some token of their affection and gratitude, each of them would make a different offering, and most probably in a different manner. Some would pay their congratulations in themes of verse and prose, by some little devices, as their genius dictated, or according to what they thought would please; and, perhaps, the least of all, not able to do any of those things, would ramble into the garden, or the field, and gather what it thought the prettiest flower it could find, though, perhaps, it might be but a simple weed. The parent would be more gratified by such a variety, than if the whole of them had acted on a concerted plan, and each had made exactly the same offering. This would have the cold appearance of contrivance, or the harsh one of control. But of all unwelcome things, nothing could more afflict the parent than to know, that the whole of them had afterwards gotten together by the ears, boys and girls, fighting, scratching, reviling, and abusing each other about which was the best or the worst present.
Why may we not suppose, that the great Father of all is pleased with variety of devotion; and that the greatest offence we can act, is that by which we seek to torment and render each other miserable? For my own part, I am fully satisfied that wha #Quote by Thomas Paine
Afflict quotes by Seneca The Younger
#17. Some there are that torment themselves afresh with the memory of what is past; others, again, afflict themselves with the apprehension of evils to come; and very ridiculously both - for the one does not now concern us, and the other not yet ... One should count each day as a separate life. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Afflict quotes by Arthur W. Pink
#18. The substitution of so-called "practical" preaching for the doctrinal exposition which it has supplanted is the root cause of many of the evil maladies which now afflict the church of God. The reason why there is so little depth, so little intelligence, so little grasp of the fundamental verities of Christianity, is because so few believers have been established in the faith, through hearing expounded and through their own personal study of the doctrines of grace. #Quote by Arthur W. Pink
Afflict quotes by Zen Cho
#19. I am reading a terrible sententious book called The Wedding of Herbert Mimnaugh. Firstly, what sort of a name is Herbert and why would a parent with any trace of natural affection wish to afflict their child with such a name? Herbert's parents do not feature prominently in the book when this choice alone makes it obvious that they are the most interesting people in it. #Quote by Zen Cho
Afflict quotes by Alphonsus Liguori
#20. Let us, at any rate, give heed to suffer joyfully the crosses that God sends us, because they all, if we are saved, will become for us eternal joys. When infirmities, pains, or any adversities afflict us, let us lift up our eyes to heaven and say, "One day all these pains will have an end, and after them I hope to enjoy God forever." #Quote by Alphonsus Liguori
Afflict quotes by William Shakespeare
#21. A beastly ambition, which the gods grant thee t'
attain to! If thou wert the lion, the fox would
beguile thee; if thou wert the lamb, the fox would
eat three: if thou wert the fox, the lion would
suspect thee, when peradventure thou wert accused by
the ass: if thou wert the ass, thy dulness would
torment thee, and still thou livedst but as a
breakfast to the wolf: if thou wert the wolf, thy
greediness would afflict thee, and oft thou shouldst
hazard thy life for thy dinner: wert thou the
unicorn, pride and wrath would confound thee and
make thine own self the conquest of thy fury: wert
thou a bear, thou wouldst be killed by the horse:
wert thou a horse, thou wouldst be seized by the
leopard: wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to
the lion and the spots of thy kindred were jurors on
thy life: all thy safety were remotion and thy
defence absence. What beast couldst thou be, that
were not subject to a beast? and what a beast art
thou already, that seest not thy loss in
transformation! #Quote by William Shakespeare
Afflict quotes by Angela Eschler
#22. LETTER FROM JOSEPH TO EMMA
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
13 OCTOBER 1832

"I feel as if I wanted to say something to you to comfort you in your peculiar trial and present affliction. I hope God will give you strength that you may not faint. I pray God to soften the hearts of those around you to be kind to you and take the burden off your shoulders as much as possible and not afflict you. I feel for you, for I know your state and that others do not, but you must comfort yourself knowing that God is your friend in Heaven and that you have one true and living friend on earth, your husband. #Quote by Angela Eschler
Afflict quotes by Paul Auster
#23. When I met Maria at Sachs' apartment in 1979, she hadn't slept with a man in close to three years. It took her that long to recover from the shock of the beating, and abstinence was not a choice so much as a necessity, the only possible cure. As much as the physical humiliation she had suffered, the incident with Jerome had been a spiritual defeat. For the first time in her life, Maria had been chastened. She had stepped over the boundaries of herself, and the brutality of that experience had altered her sense of who she was. Until then, she had imagined herself capable of any thing: any adventure, any transgression, any dare. She had felt stronger than other people, immunized against the ravages and failures that afflict the rest of humanity. After the switch with Lilian, she learned how badly she had deceived herself. She was weak, she discovered, a person hemmed in by her own fears and inner constraints, as mortal and confused as anyone else.
It took her three years to repair the damage (to the extent that it was ever repaired), and when we crossed paths at Sachs's apartment that night, she was more or less ready to emerge from her shell. #Quote by Paul Auster
Afflict quotes by Sinclair Lewis
#24. And why, she began to ask, did she rage against individuals? Not individuals but institutions are the enemies, and they most afflict the disciples who the most generously serve them. They insinuate their tyranny under a hundred guises and pompous names, such as Polite Society, the Family, the Church, Sound Business, the Party, the Country, the Superior White Race; and the only defense against them, Carol beheld, was unembittered laughter. #Quote by Sinclair Lewis
Afflict quotes by Susan Cain
#25. Social anxiety disorder - which essentially means pathological shyness - is now thought to afflict nearly one in five of us. The most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), the psychiatrist's bible of mental disorders, considers the fear of public speaking to be a pathology - not an annoyance, not a disadvantage, but a disease - if it interferes with the sufferer's job performance. #Quote by Susan Cain
Afflict quotes by Eric Hoffer
#26. It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Afflict quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda
#27. As you find your soul-reservoir of peace, less and less controversy will be able to afflict your life. #Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda
Afflict quotes by Teresa Of Avila
#28. Any unrest and any strife can be borne, as I have already said, if we find peace where we live; but if we would have rest from the thousand trials which afflict us in the world and the Lord is pleased to prepare such rest for us, and yet the cause of the trouble is in ourselves, the result cannot but be very painful, indeed almost unbearable. #Quote by Teresa Of Avila
Afflict quotes by Michael Drayton
#29. The mind is free, whate'er afflict the man, A King's a King, do Fortune what she can. #Quote by Michael Drayton
Afflict quotes by Sophie Swetchine
#30. I can understand the things that afflict mankind, but I often marvel at God those which console. An atom may wound, but God alone can heal. #Quote by Sophie Swetchine
Afflict quotes by Zhuangzi
#31. Ah," said Lien Shu, "it is true that a blind person cannot appreciate beautiful patterns and forms, and the deaf cannot appreciate the music of bells and drums. Yet blindness and deafness do not only afflict people physically, they also exist in the minds and attitudes of people. #Quote by Zhuangzi
Afflict quotes by Saint John Chrysostom
#32. Are you angry? Be angry at your sins, beat your soul, afflict your conscience, but strict in judgement and a terrible punisher of your own sins. This is the benefit of anger, wherefore God placed it in us. #Quote by Saint John Chrysostom
Afflict quotes by Dalai Lama
#33. We are all here on this planet, as it were, as tourists. None of us can live here forever. The longest we might live is a hundred years. So while we are here we should try to have a good heart and to make something positive and useful of our lives. Whether we live just a few years or a whole century, it would be truly regrettable and sad if we were to spend that time aggravating the problems that afflict other people, animals, and the environment. The most important things is to be a good human being. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Afflict quotes by Martha Beck
#34. If you're a bit spongy, vulnerable to the unsettling energy of others, count yourself lucky. You've been given an incentive to armor up, to consciously screen out the ubiquitous stresses that afflict humanity. #Quote by Martha Beck
Afflict quotes by Julio Cortazar
#35. ...there are enormous regions where I have never been, and what one has not known is what one has not been. An anxiety to start running, go into a house, into that store, jump on a train, devour all of Jouhandeau, know German... What is defective is felt more as an intuitive poverty than as a mere lack of experience. It really doesn't afflict me not having read all of Jouhandeau, at most the melancholy feeling of too short a life for so many libraries, etc. The lack of experience is inevitable, if I read Joyce I am automatically sacrificing another book and vice versa, etc. The feeling of lack is sharper in... zones for detention of your eyes, your smell, your taste, and you can't get beyond that limit when you think you've caught anything fully, just like an iceberg the thing has a small piece outside and shows it to you, and the enormous rest of it is beyond our limits and that's why the Titanic went down. #Quote by Julio Cortazar
Afflict quotes by Marc Bekoff
#36. Surely it is our animal nature that recognizes the divinity of the natural world in all its mystery and beauty, despite the distressing habits and limited perception that afflict our species. So perhaps our hope of redemption lies in the fact that we are animals, not that we are people.
-Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Certain Poor Shepherds #Quote by Marc Bekoff
Afflict quotes by William Butler Yeats
#37. O but we dreamed to mend Whatever mischief seemed To afflict mankind, but now That winds of winter blow Learn that we were crack-pated when we dreamed. #Quote by William Butler Yeats
Afflict quotes by Sara Gruen
#38. The business of a newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable was one of the aphorisms his boss liked to quote. #Quote by Sara Gruen
Afflict quotes by Maximus The Confessor
#39. For indeed, what is more dire than the evils which today afflict the world? What is more terrible for the discerning than the unfolding events? What is more pitiable and frightening for those who endure them? To see a barbarous people of the desert overrunning another's lands as though they were their own; to see civilization itself being ravaged by wild and untamed beasts whose form alone is human. #Quote by Maximus The Confessor
Afflict quotes by Kate L. Turabian
#40. This may be the time to address a problem that afflicts even experienced researchers and at some point will probably afflict you. As you shuffle through hundreds of notes and a dozen lines of thought, you start feeling that you're not just spinning your wheels but spiraling down into a black hole of confusion, paralyzed by what seems to be an increasingly complex and ultimately unmanageable task. The bad news is that there's no sure way to avoid such moments. The good news is that most of us have them and they usually pass. Yours will too if you keep moving along, following your plan, taking on small and manageable tasks instead of trying to confront the complexity of the whole project. It's another reason to start early, to break a big project into its smallest steps, and to set achievable deadlines, #Quote by Kate L. Turabian
Afflict quotes by Billy Graham
#41. When I preach - no matter where it is in the world - I can always count on five areas of human need that afflict all peoples. Emptiness, loneliness, guilt, fear of death, deep-seated insecurity. #Quote by Billy Graham
Afflict quotes by Aubrey De Grey
#42. There's no such thing as ageing gracefully. I don't meet people who want to get Alzheimer's disease, or who want to get cancer or arthritis or any of the other things that afflict the elderly. Ageing is bad for you, and we better just actually accept that. #Quote by Aubrey De Grey
Afflict quotes by Flaubert
#43. It was one of those pure feelings that do not interfere with life, that are cultivated because they are rare, and whose loss would afflict more than their passion rejoices. #Quote by Flaubert
Afflict quotes by Nachman Of Breslov
#44. Toothaches afflict those who have no compassion for animals. #Quote by Nachman Of Breslov
Afflict quotes by Edith Schaeffer
#45. Our personal afflictions involve the living God; the only way in which Satan can persecute or afflict God is through attacking the people of God. The only way we can have personal victory in the midst of these flying arrows raining down on us is to call upon the Lord for help. It is His strength, supplied to us in our weakness, that makes victory after victory possible. #Quote by Edith Schaeffer
Afflict quotes by Ann Radcliffe
#46. afflict; - he had become a clod of earth, and his life was vanished like a shadow! #Quote by Ann Radcliffe
Afflict quotes by A.C. Grayling
#47. Therefore, encourage and toughen your mind against the mishaps that afflict even the most powerful and the most successful,
For accident and illness can in a moment take away all that was built over many years.
So I declare to you: he is lord of your life that scorns his own. Be the lord of your own life therefore, by not fearing to lose it.
Since the day we were born we are being led towards the day we die: in the interim let us be courageous, and do good things. #Quote by A.C. Grayling
Afflict quotes by Rumi
#48. No sickness worse than imagining thyself to be perfect can afflict thy soul. #Quote by Rumi
Afflict quotes by Mark Twain
#49. The silent colossal National Lie that is the support and confederate of all the tyrannies and shams and inequalities and unfairnesses that afflict the peoples - that is the one to throw bricks and sermons at. #Quote by Mark Twain
Afflict quotes by Donna Woolfolk Cross
#50. Shattered by the cumulative effect of so much horror and death, Joan was again afflicted by a crisis of faith. How could a good and benevolent God let such a thing happen? How could He so terribly afflict even children and babies, who were not guilty of any sin? #Quote by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Afflict quotes by Baron D'Holbach
#51. The atheist ... destroys the chimeras which afflict the human race, and so leads men back to nature, to experience and to reason. #Quote by Baron D'Holbach
Afflict quotes by Teresa Of Avila
#52. Lord, how you afflict your lovers! But everything is small in comparison to what you give them afterwards. #Quote by Teresa Of Avila
Afflict quotes by Evalyn Walsh McLean
#53. [On her morphine addiction:] I was meant to 'taper off.' At times I felt such pains as must afflict a creature while a bigger beast eats and claws at its middle. God-awful things were hiding underneath my bed, and it was no use telling me they were not there - I knew they were, and felt their dreadful ever-changing shapes. #Quote by Evalyn Walsh McLean
Afflict quotes by Keith O'Brien
#54. Whatever flaws or personal failings afflict them, it remains the case that the overwhelming majority of priests and politicians are honourable and honest - seeking to live out their beliefs and serve society. #Quote by Keith O'Brien
Afflict quotes by Isaac Of Nineveh
#55. No one can sense his own weakness is at least a small temptation is not allowed to afflict either his body or his soul. Then, comparing his weakness to the help of God, a man comes to know its magnitude. But whoever does not know that he needs God's help, let him make many prayers. Insofar as he multiplies them, in that measure will he be humbled. #Quote by Isaac Of Nineveh
Afflict quotes by Jacob G. Hornberger
#56. The many woes that afflict out nation are rooted in the morally bankrupt paradigms of socialism, interventionism, and empire that have held our nation in their grip for decades and that the only real solution to such woes is libertarianism. #Quote by Jacob G. Hornberger
Afflict quotes by Lucille Clifton
#57. I come to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable. #Quote by Lucille Clifton
Afflict quotes by Hesiod
#58. The gods being always close to men perceive those who afflict others with unjust devices and do not fear the wrath of heaven. #Quote by Hesiod
Afflict quotes by Stefan Zweig
#59. In my youth and comparative inexperience I had always regarded the yearning and pangs of love as the worst torture that could afflict the human heart. At this moment, however, I began to realize that there was another and perhaps grimmer torture than that of longing and desiring: that of being loved against one's will and of being unable to defend oneself against the urgency of another's passion; of seeing another human being seared by the flame of her desire and of having to look impotently, lacking the power, the capacity, the strength to pluck her from the flames. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Afflict quotes by George Q. Cannon
#60. The saints should always remember that God sees not as man sees; that he does not willingly afflict his children, and that if he requires them to endure present privation and trial, it is that they may escape greater tribulations which would otherwise inevitably overtake them. If He deprives them of any present blessing, it is that he may bestow upon them greater and more glorious ones by-and by. #Quote by George Q. Cannon
Afflict quotes by Martin Buber
#61. We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully. #Quote by Martin Buber
Afflict quotes by David Halberstam
#62. Fear was the terrible secret of the battlefiled and could afflict the brave as well as the timid. Worse it was contagious, and could destroy a unit before a battle even began. Because of that, commanders were first and foremost in the fear suppression business. #Quote by David Halberstam
Afflict quotes by Anonymous
#63. Thus saith thy Lord the Lord, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over. #Quote by Anonymous
Afflict quotes by David Foster Wallace
#64. ... television looks to be an absolute godsend for a human subspecies that loves to watch people but hates to be watched itself. For the television screen affords access only one-way. A psychic ball-check valve. We can see Them; They can't see Us. We can relax, unobserved, as we ogle. I happen to believe this is why television also appeals so much to lonely people. To voluntary shut-ins. Every lonely human I know watches way more than the average U.S. six hours a day. The lonely, like the fictive, love one-way watching. For lonely people are usually lonely not because of hideous deformity or odor or obnoxiousness - in fact there exist today support- and social groups for persons with precisely these attributes. Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly. Let's call the average U.S. lonely person Joe Briefcase. Joe Briefcase fears and loathes the strain of the special self-consciousness which seems to afflict him only when other real human beings are around, staring, their human sense-antennae abristle. Joe B. fears how he might appear, come across, to watchers. He chooses to sit out the enormously stressful U.S. game of appearance poker. But lonely people, at home, alone, still crave sights and scenes, company. Hence television. Joe can stare at Them on the screen; They remain blind to Joe. It's almost like voyeurism. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Afflict quotes by Ann M. Dibb
#65. If there is any one thing most needed in this time of tumult and frustration, when men and women and youth and young adults are desperately seeking for answers to the problems which afflict mankind, it is an "iron rod" as a safe guide along the straight path on the way to eternal life, amidst the strange and devious roadways that would eventually lead to destruction and to the ruin of all that is "virtuous, lovely, or of good report." #Quote by Ann M. Dibb
Afflict quotes by Edmund Spenser
#66. He oft finds med'cine, who his griefe imparts;
But double griefs afflict concealing harts,
As raging flames who striveth to supresse. #Quote by Edmund Spenser
Afflict quotes by Gene Robinson
#67. It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage equality advocate, to know that like any marriage, gay and lesbian couples are subject to the same complications and hardships that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples, #Quote by Gene Robinson
Afflict quotes by William Lane Craig
#68. In addition to these physical problems, sexually transmitted diseases are rampant among the homosexual population. 75% of homosexual men carry one or more sexually transmitted diseases, wholly apart from AIDS. These include all sorts of non-viral infections like gonorrhea, syphilis, bacterial infections, and parasites. Also common among homosexuals are viral infections like herpes and hepatitis B (which afflicts 65% of homosexual men), both of which are incurable, as well as hepatitis A and anal warts, which afflict 40% of homosexual men. And I haven't even included AIDS. Perhaps the most shocking and frightening statistic is that, leaving aside those who die from AIDS, the life expectancy for a homosexual male is about 45 years of age. That compares to a life expectancy of around 70 for men in general. If you include those who die of AIDS, which now infects 30% of homosexual men, the life expectancy drops to 39 years of age.

So I think a very good case can be made out on the basis of generally accepted moral principles that homosexual behavior is wrong. It is horribly self-destructive and injurious to another person. Thus, wholly apart from the Bible's prohibition, there are sound, sensible reasons to regard homosexual activity as wrong. #Quote by William Lane Craig
Afflict quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#69. I intend to study love as well as medicine, for it is one of the most mysterious and remarkable diseases that afflict mankind, and the best way to understand it is to have it. I may catch it someday, and then I should like to know how to treat and cure it.
- Mac (Rose In Bloom) #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Afflict quotes by Mary Gaitskill
#70. God famously doesn't afflict Job because of anything Job has done, but because he wants to prove a point to Satan. Twenty years later, I am sympathetic with my first assessment; to me, in spite of the soft radiant beauty of many of its passages, the Bible still has a mechanical quality, a refusal to brook complexity that feels brutal and violent. There has been a change, however. When I look at Revelation now, it still seems frightening and impenetrable, and it still suggests an inexorable, ridiculous order that is unknowable by us, in which our earthly concerns matter very little. However, it not longer reads to me like a chronicle of arbitrarily inflicted cruelty. It reads like a terrible abstract of how we violate ourselves and others and thus bring down endless suffering on earth. When I read And they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pain and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds, I think of myself and others I've known or know who blaspheme life itself by failing to have the courage to be honest and kind - and how then we rage around and lash out because we hurt. When I read the word fornication, I don't read it as a description of sex outside legal marriage: I read it as sex done in a state of psychic disintegration, with no awareness of one's self or one's partner, let alone any sense of honor or even real playfulness. I still don't know what to make of much of it, but I'm inclined to read it as a writer's primitive attempt to give form to his mor #Quote by Mary Gaitskill
Afflict quotes by Henry Adams
#71. All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indiscriminately levied on every everything are one of the greatest curses that can afflict a people #Quote by Henry Adams
Afflict quotes by Steven Pinker
#72. The second illusion is historical myopia: the closer an era is to our vantage point in the present, the more details we can make out. Historical myopia can afflict both common sense and professional history. The cognitive psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman have shown that people intuitively estimate relative frequency using a shortcut called the availability heuristic: the easier it is to recall examples of an event, the more probable people think it is.10 People, for example, overestimate the likelihoods of the kinds of accidents that make headlines, such as plane crashes, shark attacks, and terrorist bombings, and they underestimate those that pile up unremarked, like electrocutions, falls, and drownings. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Afflict quotes by Martin Luther
#73. War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. #Quote by Martin Luther
Afflict quotes by Kugane Maruyama
#74. We are neither omniscient nor omnipotent. Are there ever any correct answers in this world? The only thing we can do is keep walking, even as we afflict the soles of our feet with woe and remorse. -You too must keep walking. #Quote by Kugane Maruyama
Afflict quotes by David        Mitchell
#75. These people, I'm afraid, include those who suffer from 'wheat intolerance'. I know there is such a thing, which can afflict even the sturdiest, most no-nonsense of souls and causes the consumption of foods containing wheat to bring on unpleasant symptoms that, while not at the same level as an allergic reaction, the sufferer would still want to do something about, such as stopping eating wheat, and that wouldn't necessarily make them a tedious, attention-seeking wuss.

However, I think the vast majority of people who cite the condition are tedious, attention-seeking wusses who mistake the normal symptoms of daily life – feeling sluggish after meals, tired in the morning, hungry before breakfast and generally not as though they want to leap around like someone in an advert – for there being something wrong with them. It's not just wheat they're intolerant of, it's everything. They're so dissatisfied with the sensation of being human, with the world's constant assaults on the temples that are their bodies, that they're now unwilling even to coexist with a grain. #Quote by David Mitchell
Afflict quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#76. These folk are hewers of trees and hunters of beasts; therefore we are their unfriends, and if they will not depart we shall afflict them in all ways that we can. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Afflict quotes by Samuel Smiles
#77. Mere political reform will not cure the manifold evils which now afflict society. There requires a social reform, a domestic reform, an individual reform. #Quote by Samuel Smiles
Afflict quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#78. There are in life real evils enough and it is folly to afflict ourselves with imaginary ones. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Afflict quotes by Sophie Swetchine
#79. Our faults afflict us more than our good deeds console. Pain is ever uppermost in the conscience as in the heart. #Quote by Sophie Swetchine
Afflict quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#80. The most fortunate of us, in our journey through life, frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which may greatly afflict us; and, to fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes should be one of the principal studies and endeavors of our lives. The only method of doing this is to assume a perfect resignation to the Divine will, to consider that whatever does happen, must happen; and that, by our uneasiness, we cannot prevent the blow before it does fall, but we may add to its force after it has fallen. These considerations, and others such as these, may enable us in some measure to surmount the difficulties thrown in our way; to bear up with a tolerable degree of patience under the burden of life; and to proceed with a pious and unshaken resignation, till we arrive at our journey's end. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Afflict quotes by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
#81. The period of Catholic ascendancy was on the whole one of the most deplorable in the history of the human mind ... The spirit that shrinks from enquiry as sinful and deems a state of doubt a state of guilt, is the most enduring disease that can afflict the mind of man. Not till the education of Europe passed from the monasteries to the universities, not till Mohammedan science, and classical free thought, and industrial independence broke the sceptre of the Church, did the intellectual revival of Europe begin. #Quote by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Afflict quotes by David L. Katz
#82. The influenza pandemic of 1918 may well be the greatest scourge ever to afflict humanity, exacting a death toll greater than all the wars of the 20th Century combined. The virus that wreaked this havoc apparently developed in birds, and then jumped to people. In other words, it was avian flu. #Quote by David L. Katz
Afflict quotes by Kenneth Keniston
#83. It is misleading to discuss recent changes in family life without emphasizing the fact that for generations some Americans have had to raise children under particularly appalling pressures. Although much of what is worrying American parents is shared by them all, the most grievous problems are those that especially afflict a large minority
the poor, the nonwhite and, in various ways, the parents of handicapped children. #Quote by Kenneth Keniston
Afflict quotes by Dalai Lama
#84. Delusions are states of mind which, when they arise within our mental continuum, leave us disturbed, confused and unhappy. Therefore, those states of mind which delude or afflict us are called 'delusions.' #Quote by Dalai Lama
Afflict quotes by Jocelyn Murray
#85. There is nothing more painful than the untimely death of someone young and dear to the heart. The harrowing grief surges from a bottomless well of sorrow, drowning the mourner in a torrent of agonizing pain; an exquisite pain that continues to afflict the mourner with heartache and loneliness long after the deceased is buried and gone. #Quote by Jocelyn Murray
Afflict quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#86. What though distresses afflict me, though Satan assault me, though there may be many things to be experienced before I get to heaven, those are done for me in the covenant of divine grace; there is nothing wanting in my Lord, Christ hath done it all. On the cross He said, It is finished! #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Afflict quotes by Aneurin Bevan
#87. Now, the vicissitudes that afflict the individual have their source in society. It is this situation that has given currency to the phrase social forces. Personal relations have given way to impersonal ones. The Great Society has arrived and the task of our generation is to bring it under control. The study of how it is to be done is the function of politics. #Quote by Aneurin Bevan
Afflict quotes by Mark Twain
#88. This book is merely a personal narrative, and not a pretentious history or a philosophical dissertation. It is a record of several years of variegated vagabondizing, and it's object is rather to help the resting reader while away an idle hour than afflict him with metaphysics, or goad him with science. #Quote by Mark Twain
Afflict quotes by John McCain
#89. Because the people of New Hampshire take their responsibilities as citizens of the Republic seriously, they keep it interesting for candidates who, believe it or not, can get a little tired of the mannered, predictable, and unimaginative qualities that typically afflict modern political campaigns. #Quote by John McCain
Afflict quotes by Philip K. Dick
#90. I pity the small creatures the most, he thought. Those who have done the least harm. They above all do not deserve this. The goat-thing will single them out for the greatest suffering; it will afflict them in proportion to their innocence ... this is its method by which the great balance is tilted from rectitude, and the Plan undone. It will accuse the weak and destroy the helpless; it will use its power against those least able to defend themselves. And, most of all, it will devour the little hopes, the meager dreams of the small.
Here we must intervene, he said to himself. To protect the small. This is our first task and the first line of our defense. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Afflict quotes by Olivia Laing
#91. I don't believe the cure for loneliness is meeting someone, not necessarily. I think it's about two things: learning how to befriend yourself and understanding that many of the things that seem to afflict us as individuals are in fact a result of larger forces of stigma and exclusion, which can and should be resisted. #Quote by Olivia Laing
Afflict quotes by Brian Lindstrom
#92. I knew as a young boy that addiction and alcoholism afflict people - good, loving people - in profound ways, and that some people - usually from those rare "normal" families that I longed for as a child and as an adult wonder if they even exist - didn't understand this and sort of looked down their noses at people suffering with addiction. #Quote by Brian Lindstrom
Afflict quotes by Jane Austen
#93. Dear Eloisa (said I) there's no occasion for your crying so much about such a trifle. (for I was willing to make light of it in order to comfort her) I beg you would not mind it – You see it does not vex me in the least; though perhaps I may suffer most from it after all; for I shall not only be obliged to eat up all the Victuals I have dressed already, but must if Henry should recover (which however is not very likely) dress as much for you again; or should he die (as I suppose he will) I shall still have to prepare a Dinner for you whenever you marry any one else. So you see that tho perhaps for the present it may afflict you to think of Henry's sufferings, yet I dare say he'll die soon and then his pain will be over and you will be easy, whereas my Trouble will last much longer for work as hard as I may, I am certain that the pantry cannot be cleared in less than a fortnight #Quote by Jane Austen
Afflict quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#94. All sensible people know that vanity is the most devastating, the most universal, and the most ineradicable of the passions that afflict the soul of man, and it is only vanity that makes him deny its power. It is more consuming than love. With advancing years, mercifully, you can snap your fingers at the terror and the servitude of love, but age cannot free you from the thraldom of vanity. Time can assuage the pangs of love, but only death can still the anguish of wounded vanity. Love is simple and seeks no subterfuge, but vanity cozens you with a hundred disguises. It is part and parcel of every virtue: it is mainspring of courage and the strength of ambition; it gives constancy to the lover and endurance to the stoic; it adds fuel to the fire of the artist's desire for fame and is at once the support and the compensation of the honest man's integrity; it leers even cynically in the humility of the saint. You cannot escape it, and should you take pains to guard against it, it will make use of those very pains to trip you up. You are defenseless against its onslaught because you know not on what unprotected side it will attack you. Sincerity cannot protect you from its snare nor humour from its mockery.
[His Excellency] #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Afflict quotes by Harold S. Geneen
#95. The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism. #Quote by Harold S. Geneen

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