Jean-Paul Sartre - Swami Vivekananda - Julian Baggini - Emma Goldman - Will Rogers - Jimmy Carter - William Shakespeare - Claus Felbinger - Benjamin Franklin - esias -
Man is condemned to be free. Condemned because he did not create himself, yet is nevertheless at liberty, and from the moment he is thrown into this world he is responsible for everything he does. Jean-Paul Sartre
Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. Swami Vivekananda
The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: no vice is worse than being judgmental. Julian Baggini
Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think. Emma Goldman
So let’s be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way. Will Rogers
We have a tendency to condemn people who are different from us, to define their sins as paramount and our own sinfulness as being insignificant. Jimmy Carter
I cannot justify whom the law condemns. William Shakespeare, The First Part of the Contention II Henry VI II iii 16, Gloucester
Condemn the fault and not the actor of it? William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii 37
We are accused also of condemning all who are not of our mind and who act not as we do. That we deny. We condemn no man, but we show to men their reprobate life and warn them of condemnation. Claus Felbinger, Hutterite, cited William R Estep
Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do. Benjamin Franklin
‘Death’s dredger delayed,’ cries the Skull and the Cloak,
I wait down at heart, the quay at low tide.
My friends are the rats, the rope and the rocks,
The Ferryman screams by the gate of the docks.
The dungeons of my soul racked with my guilt,
To pay for my sins my blood will be spilt,
Too fallen to feel my life has been robbed
My offences to Heaven rise with the smog.
Betwixt Heav’n and Hell my name fit for curse
No appeal judge me granted, my case unrehearsed.
Help never coming, no saviour, no cheer,
Life my tormentor, my enemy clear. esias ryder, The Happy Hangman, 2007