Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you.
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they've been hurt, they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny, dear part in them that's still alive.
He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed.
It is the destiny of mint to be crushed.
I caught my wife in bed with another man and I was crushed. So I said, "Get off of me, you two!"
Even so, one step from my grave,
I believe that cruelty, spite,
The powers of darkness will in time
Be crushed by the spirit of light.
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
I have crushed the cup of youth like a rose between my fingers but its nectar never warmed my weary heart.
It's not a gift of mine, but one given to me, to be able to criticise myself and not be crushed, by myself or by others.
People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn’t you help him?
The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.
We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.
I'm missing a knuckle, it's crushed inside my hand at the moment.
The State thrives on war - unless, of course, it is defeated and crushed - expands on it, glories in it.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.