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#1. A statement that is repugnant to one's beliefs can be as true as one that is pleasurable. - Author: Taylor Caldwell
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#2. O.K., helplessness is repugnant to me, as a father, as a piece of protoplasm. My parents were activists. I don't believe you can't do anything. - Author: Marshall Brickman
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#3. The constitution controls any legislative act repugnant to it. - Author: John Marshall
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#4. Things are often exactly what they seem---horrifying or distasteful, even repugnant and disgusting. - Author: Norman Giddan
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#5. Let me ask you outright, gentle reader, if there have not been hours, indeed whole days and weeks of your life, during which all your usual activities were painfully repugnant, and everything you believed in and valued seemed foolish and worthless? - Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann
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#6. Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be, that an act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void. - Author: John Marshall
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#7. I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating ... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition. - Author: Fidel Castro
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#8. Freedom of expression truly exists only when a society's most repugnant nitwits are allowed to spew their nonsense in public. - Author: Sarah Vowell
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#9. Being inclusive sometimes means being kind toward people whose views are repugnant. But you should only do so if it is physically and emotionally safe for you. - Author: Amy Dickinson
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#10. The spirit of the depths teaches me that I am a servant, in fact the servant of a child. This dictum was repugnant to me and I hated it. But I had to recognize and accept that my soul is a child - Author: C. G. Jung
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#11. It's hard to penetrate characters who are very cut off and lack empathy and to do it with sympathy. It's so easy to make a damaged character repugnant. - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#12. People with menial jobs conjure up what Nietzsche calls a background world, forcing themselves to believe in an earthly or heavenly paradise. Their mental Eden is as seductive as their job is repugnant. - Author: Amelie Nothomb
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#13. Philosophically, the notion of a beginning of the present order of Nature is repugnant to me ... I should like to find a genuine loophole. - Author: Arthur Eddington
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#14. Why is it that a large majority of Hindus do not inter-dine and do not inter-marry? Why is it that your cause is not popular? There can be only one answer to this question, and it is that inter-dining and inter-marriage are repugnant to the beliefs and dogmas which the Hindus regard as sacred. - Author: B.R. Ambedkar
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#15. Plunder, ravage and kill; the secret works of the repugnant. Since the fall of man and brother killing brother, evil has owned the night. - Author: Dennis F. Larsen
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#16. There's probably no concept in theology more repugnant to modern America than the idea of divine wrath. - Author: R.C. Sproul
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#17. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability
To lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here - Author: Maynard James Keenan
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#18. Asylums are nothing more than gardens of human cabbages, of miserable, grotesque, repugnant human beings watered with the fertilizer of injections. - Author: Antonio Lobo Antunes
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#19. The particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void; and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument. - Author: John Marshall
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#20. The line we draw between animals that are socially acceptable and those we find repugnant can be awfully arbitrary. - Author: Alexandra Harney
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#21. The leader of Iran made one of the most repugnant remarks the international community has heard since Adolf Hitler. - Author: Tom Lantos
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#22. Those less fortunate eat dried fish while the truly destitute fight with the spiny shells of crabs or lobsters. Decades later, my father will find it incomprehensible that Americans crave what in his childhood was considered repugnant fare. - Author: Nayomi Munaweera
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#23. The idea of personal salvation is intensely repugnant to me when it is not absurd. Imagine Roosevelt, the big brute, preserving his personality in a future state and swaggering about as a celestial Rough Rider! - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#24. Any imposition from without means compulsion. Such compulsion is repugnant to religion. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#25. [T]he most repugnant bastard there is: the bastard-octopus. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#26. nothing in the world is more repugnant to a man than following the path that leads him to himself! - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#27. Arminian notion of Liberty of the Will, consisting in the will's Self-determination, is repugnant to itself, and shuts itself wholly out of the world. - Author: Jonathan Edwards
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#28. I have always found it peculiar, to say the least, when conservatives, especially conservative men, make these particular issues their ideological focus; there is something suspect to me about individuals who devote enormous amounts of time and attention dos objects they profess to find repugnant - Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
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#29. Those who have a true understanding of America know that we have no desire for territorial expansion, for economic or other domination of other peoples. Such purposes are repugnant to our ideals of human freedom. - Author: Herbert Hoover
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#30. The right of free speech cannot be parceled out based on whether we want to hear what the speaker has to say or whether we agree with those views. It means, quite often, tolerating the expression of views that we find distasteful, perhaps even repugnant. - Author: Andrew Rosenthal
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#31. To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice. - Author: John Knox
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#32. A woman does not want the truth; what is truth to women? From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile
to woman than the truth - her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#33. When the great theologian and philosopher Rabbi Hillel was challenged to explain the Torah in the time he could stand on one foot, he replied, Do not do unto others that which is repugnant to you. All else is commentary. - Author: Edward O. Wilson
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#34. He was a dastardly fellow," the beer mug continued happily. "Truly repugnant. And smelled! Oh, lad, the stench could knock over an ox! - Author: M.L. LeGette
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#35. Violence is a very ugly thing. Violence is often so casual on film, and made to look so cool and so sexy, but violence is a repulsive, repugnant act that human beings inflict on each other. It shouldn't seem to be cool and sexy, ever really. - Author: James Purefoy
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#36. We're in a horrible, repugnant place now where kids are told it's their right and due to be hugely famous. Not good at their job, not good at anything, just hugely famous. This is not sane. Little girls think they'll be famous if they have vast breast implants and might as well die if they don't. - Author: James McAvoy
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#37. The very word Secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#38. When hypocrisy is a character trait, it also affects one's thinking, because it consists in the negation of all the aspects of reality that one finds disagreeable, irrational or repugnant. - Author: Octavio Paz
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#39. If it be true that every novel contains an element of autobiography - and this can hardly be denied, since the creator can only express himself in his creation - then there are some of us to whom an open display of sentiment is repugnant. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#40. Grace pursues; grace transforms; grace molds porn stars into objects of delight. Grace means that God seeks out repugnant sinners - the Judahs of the world - and uses them to redeem wicked people. And we are Judah. - Author: Preston Sprinkle
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#41. They who depend upon manifest observations will philosophize better than those who persist in opinions repugnant to the senses. - Author: Galileo Galilei
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#42. But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations. - Author: William H. Seward
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#43. My creative powers have been reduced to a restless indolence. I cannot be idle, yet I cannot seem to do anything either. I have no imagination, no more feeling for nature, and reading has become repugnant to me. When we are robbed of ourselves, we are robbed of everything. - Author: Sally Brampton
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#44. 'Death with dignity' is our society's expression of the universal yearning to achieve a graceful triumph over the stark and often repugnant finality of life's last sputterings. But the fact is, death is not a confrontation. It is simply an event in the sequence of nature's ongoing rhythms. - Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
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#45. You should protest about the views of people you disagree with over major moral issues, and argue them down, but you should not try to silence them, however repugnant you find them. That is the bitter pill free speech requires us to swallow. - Author: Julian Baggini
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#46. I get nonplussed by all the Fifties retro-revival aesthetic. Would we really want to be in our pinnies in our kitchen weeping? I find the kitchen, housewifey aesthetic repugnant. - Author: Romola Garai
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#47. I believe it is the photographer's function to reveal that which is concealed, even if it be repugnant to the majority, not merely to record what we see around us. - Author: Arthur Tress
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#48. These examples, though as unfit for the imitation, as they are repugnant to the genius of America, are notwithstanding ... very instructive proofs of the necessity of some institution that will blend stability with liberty. - Author: James Madison
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#49. A French woman is a perfect architect in dress: she never, with Gothic ignorance, mixes the orders; she never tricks out a snobby Doric shape with Corinthian finery; or, to speak without metaphor, she conforms to general fashion only when it happens not to be repugnant to private beauty. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#50. The Supreme Court has also issued and never reversed a number of decisions that are repugnant to the Constitution's vision of human dignity and equality. - Author: Sam Brownback
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#51. I got through college realizing business was repugnant. - Author: Bruce McCulloch
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#52. From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than truth
her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance of beauty. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#53. Nothing is more repugnant to the human mind in an age of equality than the idea of subjection to forms. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#54. In the fullness of time, I suspect that bigotry against homosexuals will seem as repugnant as racial prejudice does today. Or so one hopes. - Author: Jon Meacham
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#55. Unquestionably, American political rhetoric can be repugnant, and the Right can certainly be as guilty as the Left. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#56. An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment, is repugnant to the natural man. Belief is an independent joy to him. - Author: William Minto
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#57. Handling a dead body is not a repugnant or frightening experience and, somehow, it helps to accept the fact that the soul of that person has gone if you treat the body with reverence and respect before it is finally disposed of by cremation or burial. - Author: Jennifer Worth
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#58. Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant. - Author: Julia Roberts
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#59. Things are not more or less perfect, according as they delight or offend human senses, or according as they are serviceable or repugnant to mankind. - Author: Baruch Spinoza
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#60. I was simultaneously elated and depressed, a common enough state of mind these days when people are offered a great deal of money to do something repugnant. - Author: James Hamilton-Paterson
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#61. Morally repugnant and tactically stupid are a lousy combination. - Author: Richard North Patterson
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#62. Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape. - Author: Khalil Gibran
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#63. Our touchstones of slavery are 'Song of the South,' 'Gone With the Wind' and 'The Birth of a Nation.' It's hard to separate the cinematic quality from the underlying themes. I appreciate the films, but the message was repugnant. - Author: John Ridley
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#64. And it is evident that it is not less repugnant that falsity or imperfection, in so far as it is imperfection, should proceed from God, than that truth or perfection should proceed from nothing. - Author: Rene Descartes
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#65. We are alien to each other, and their virtues are even more repugnant to my taste than their falsehoods and false dice. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#66. The idea that we have the right to inflict suffering and death on other sentient beings for the trivial reasons of palate pleasure and fashion is, without doubt, one of the most arrogant and morally repugnant notions in the history of human thought. - Author: Gary L. Francione
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#67. Underwater madness slipping into a haze, drowning and choking in repugnant nostalgic thoughts. - Author: Karen Quan
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#68. In the '90s, there was a big bell-bottom craze. Everyone was wearing grungy bell-bottoms. It was so repugnant to me. - Author: Justin Theroux
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#69. The moral was, in time of anarchy, tough leadership is the only solution - even though the collateral damage may be heartbreaking. Mrs. Thatcher's strident, take-no prisoners approach was in some ways repugnant, but it was surely necessary. - Author: Nigel Hamilton
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#70. A new society cannot be created by reproducing the repugnant past, however refined or enticingly repackaged. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#71. The consciousness of my own baseness has done nothing to reconcile me to the baseness of others. Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another. I have no desire for that slimy brotherhood. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#72. Eragon! I never want to hear you use that excuse again, that because someone else has done
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something means that you should too. It's lazy, repugnant, and indicative of an inferior mind. Am I clear? - Author: Christopher Paolini
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#73. There is no theory of a God, of an author of Nature, of an origin of the Universe, which is not utterly repugnant to my faculties ... - Author: Harriet Martineau
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#74. I'm doing all that I can to prod the industry and get them to pay more attention [ to larger women and petite women]. Because I find it to be reprehensible and repugnant that two populations that are so pervasive in this nation should be so badly neglected. - Author: Tim Gunn
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#75. Our goals can only be achieved with a society that respects and equally protects the rights of every human being, old and young, rich and poor, regardless of gender, color, race, or creed. We must reject the initiation of violence by individuals or government as morally repugnant. - Author: Ron Paul
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#76. I do not deny the existence of material substance merely because I have no notion of it, but because the notion of it is inconsistent, or in other words, because it is repugnant that there should be a notion of it. - Author: George Berkeley
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#77. Aspects that we consider normal today could very well be repugnant in the future - eating animals, for one thing, or abundant choice, or invasive surgery. I was simply trying to demonstrate that what is acceptable today may not be acceptable forever, and vice-versa. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#78. The Universe keeps track of our sins and exacts devious and repugnant punishments, like dates with unknown men. - Author: Sue Grafton
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#79. Misty dreamers had not a chance with her; since, though she did not talk - talking would have been altogether repugnant to her silent nature. - Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann
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#80. The door of the Free Exercise Clause stands tightly closed against any government regulation of religious beliefs as such. Government may neither compel affirmation of a repugnant belief, nor penalize or discriminate against individuals or groups because they hold views abhorrent to the authorities. - Author: William J. Brennan
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#81. It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate. - Author: Alain Resnais
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#82. Keep on acquiring a taste for what is naturally repugnant; this is an unfailing source of pleasure. - Author: Aleister Crowley
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#83. Oh, I know it today: nothing in the world is more repugnant to a man than following the path that leads him to himself! Nevertheless, - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#84. When I started, there was more of a cultural assumption that many readers would find gay characters irrelevant or repugnant. - Author: Carol Anshaw
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#85. The obscene and vulgar stories in the Bible are as repugnant to our ideas of the purity of a Divine Being, as the horrid cruelties and murders it ascribes to Him are repugnant to our ideas of His justice. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#86. Never let money control you. I'd rather see someone spend every red cent and relish his/her life than scrimp, obsess, and pinch the pennies. There's something repugnant about a person who centers his life around money. - Author: Rita Mae Brown
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#87. I find it truly appalling that there are people in the world like you. You are a disgusting, vile, repulsive, repugnant, foul creature. Because of you, I don't believe in God anymore. No just God would allow someone like you to exist. (Quoting feedback from a reader) - Author: Tucker Max
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#88. The sole ultimate factor in human decisions is physical force. This we must learn, however repugnant the idea may seem, if we are to protect ourselves and our institutions. Reliance on anything else is fallacious and ruinous. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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#89. But however imperfect, even repugnant, were particular policies, particular actions, there remained the purity of the ideal, represented in the theories of Karl Marx and the noble visions of many lesser thinkers and writers. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#90. Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene - in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#91. Judging from the ugly and repugnant things that are sometimes in vogue, it would seem as though fashion were desirous of exhibiting its power by getting us to adopt the most atrocious things for its sake alone. - Author: Georg Simmel
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#92. The laws should be rigidly enforced which prohibit the immigration of a servile class to compete with American labor, with no intention of acquiring citizenship, and bringing with them and retaining habits and customs repugnant to our civilization. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#93. A bad feeling is a commotion of the mind repugnant to reason, and against nature. - Author: Zeno Of Citium
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#94. Status based on wealth is an old-fashioned idea; I find it repugnant, actually. - Author: Ian Schrager
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#95. I think social and moral disengagement is repugnant. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#96. Bless all the women of this world who nurture our heritage while too many man rush off to kill for ideals that might now be deeply and personally held, but will often be viewed as repugnant by later generations. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#97. Needless to say, I love the interaction between the sexes; it is a natural part of life and I love women. I just think that when sex is used as a form of blackmail or power, it's a repugnant use of one of God's gifts. - Author: Michael Jackson
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#98. RADIO IS DEAD. The once-bright star that was public broadcasting has been destroyed by greed and corproate muscle to the point that even the music that is completely repugnant is positioned to be popular. - Author: Corey Taylor
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#99. Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#100. The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats. - Author: Norman Finkelstein
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