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DISGRACE
[ Also see Adversity Contempt Defeat Grace Honor Popularity Reputation Scandal Shame ]

Come, Death, and snatch me from disgrace.
      - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton,
        Richelieu (act IV, sc. 1)

The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone!
      - Edmund Burke,
        Reflections on the Revolution in France
         (vol. III, p. 331)

Could he with reason murmur at his case,
  Himself sole author of his own disgrace?
      - William Cowper, Hope (l. 316)

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.
      - Josiah Gilbert Holland (used pseudonym Timothy Titcomb)

Whatever disgrace we may have deserved, it is almost always in our power to re-establish our character.
      - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Disgrace is the synonym of discovery.
      - Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

Dishonor is like the Aaron's Beard in the hedgerows; it can only poison if it be plucked.
      - Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)

That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
  [Lat., Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati.]
      - Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia), Fables
         (III, 11, 7)

Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead.
  [Lat., Hominum immortalis est infamia;
    Etiam tum vivit, cum esse credas mortuam.]
      - Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus), Persa
         (III, 1, 27)

Reason bears disgrace, courage combats it, patience surmounts it.
      - Marquise de Sevigne, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

And wilt thou still be hammering treachery
  To tumble down thy husband and thyself
    From top of honor to disgrace's feet?
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part II
         (Gloucester at I, ii)


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