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Letter "B" » baseness
«It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all.»
«Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.»
«Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.»
«National character is only another name for the particular form which the littleness, perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country. Every nation mocks at other nations, and all are right.»
«When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither at their sublimity nor their baseness. There are no limits in either direction apparently.»
«There is a law of neutralization of forces, which hinders bodies from sinking beyond a certain depth in the sea; but in the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking»
«In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.»
«There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.»