Best Disgrace Quotes & Sayings In Life

These disgrace quotes will inspire you. Disgrace loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonorable action; or bring shame or discredit on.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging disgrace quotes, disgrace sayings, and disgrace proverbs.

Famous Disgrace Quotes

  1. “Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant
  2. “It isn’t a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.” ~ Benjamin E. Mays
  3. “The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same.” ~ Stephen Ambrose
  4. “One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.” ~ Donald Trump

  5. “How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  6. “A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  7. “He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” ~ Albert Einstein
  8. “It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.” ~ Charles Kettering

  9. “I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.” ~ Peter Stone
  10. “At Munich, we sold the Czechs for a few months grace, but the disgrace will last as long as history.” ~ F. L. Lucas
  11. “Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  12. “I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.” ~ Pierre Corneille

  13. “New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it’s a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.” ~ Andrew Cuomo
  14. “Whatever disgrace we may have deserved, it is almost always in our power to re-establish our character.” ~ Plautus
  15. “I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty.” ~ Davy Crockett
  16. “Poverty is not a disgrace, but it’s terribly inconvenient.” ~ Milton Berle

  17. “We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.” ~ Horace
  18. “At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.” ~ Earl Blumenauer
  19. “It’s a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured.” ~ Colin Powell
  20. “It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.” ~ Pierre Corneille

  21. “I think what’s going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn’t say it’s the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  22. “A man whose life has been dishonorable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.” ~ Lucius Accius
  23. “My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied.” ~ Horatio Nelson
  24. “When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.” ~ W. C. Fields

  25. “His mind has become a refuge for old thoughts, idle, indigent, with nowhere else to go. He ought to chase them out, sweep the premises clean. But he does not care to do so, or does not care enough”(72).” ~ J. M. Coetzee
  26. “Each morning is a new beginning of our life. Each day is a finished whole. The present-day marks the boundary of our cares and concerns. It is long enough to find God or lose Him, to keep faith or fall into disgrace.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  27. “It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment’s grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one’s life.” ~ Chanakya
  28. “There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy’s hand, when you hate mutually.” ~ Aeschylus

  29. “Yes, I’m a patriotic person. For these people who disgrace the American way and burn our flag and do all of these things… I say, don’t live here and disgrace my country. Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it.” ~ Payne Stewart
  30. “We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.” ~ Charles Kettering
  31. “Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best.” ~ Jim Palmer
  32. “The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one’s inner power.” ~ Xunzi

  33. “He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.” ~ Hesiod
  34. “Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead.” ~ Plautus
  35. “Your national greatness, swelling vanity; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  36. “To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  37. “This, I have seen in life – those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step. Those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  38. “No one can disgrace us but ourselves.” ~ Josh Billings
  39. “Disgrace does not consist in the punishment, but in the crime.” ~ Vittorio Alfieri
  40. “Work is no disgrace: it is idleness which is a disgrace.” ~ Hesiod

  41. “Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign of weakness to show affection; to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace, and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.” ~ Agnes Smedley
  42. “Because a women’s beauty does not belong to her alone. It is a part of the bounty she brings into the world. She has a duty to share it.” ~ J. M. Coetzee
  43. “The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.” ~ Sun Tzu
  44. “At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player. I am a better person because of my failures and disgraces.” ~ Bill Walton

  45. “The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school.” ~ Christopher Fry
  46. “I beg my Children to be just and virtuous, never to disgrace my name or theirs, and then they are out of fortune’s power” ~ Thomas Willis
  47. “To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.” ~ David Hare
  48. “A lot of people are upset that I’m not working. They say it’s a disgrace.” ~ Marcel Carne

  49. “Is it no imputation to be arraigned before this House, in which I have sat forty years, and to have my name transmitted to posterity with disgrace and infamy?” ~ Robert Walpole
  50. “Dishonor is like the Aaron’s Beard in the hedgerows; it can only poison if it be plucked.” ~ Ouida
  51. “The unbought grace of life, the cheap defense of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone!” ~ Edmund Burke
  52. “It is no disgrace to start all over; it is usually an opportunity.” ~ George Madison Adams

  53. “Could he with reason murmur at his case, Himself sole author of his own disgrace?” ~ William Cowper
  54. “New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance.” ~ Andrew Cuomo
  55. “Defeat in this world is no disgrace and that is what they cannot understand. If you really fought well and fought for the right thing.” ~ Katherine Anne Porter
  56. “Call no man happy until he is dead.” ~ Solon

  57. “Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace.” ~ William Shakespeare
  58. “No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” ~ Socrates
  59. “Despair … is like a gas, odourless, tasteless, without nourishment. You breathe it in, your limbs relax, you cease to care, even at the moment when the steel touches your throat.” ~ J. M. Coetzee
  60. “The man who dies rich dies disgraced.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

  61. For himself, then. For his idea of the world, a world in which men do not use shovels to beat corpses into a more convenient shape for processing.” ~ J. M. Coetzee
  62. “He continues to teach because it provides him with a livelihood; also because it teaches him humility, brings it home to him who he is in the world. The irony does not escape him: that the one who comes to teach learns the keenest of lessons, while those who come to learn nothing.” ~ J. M. Coetzee
  63. “A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” ~ Alexander Hamilton

  64. “His own opinion, which he does not air, is that the origin of speech lie in song, and the origins of song in the need to fill out with sound the overlarge and rather empty human soul.” ~ J. M. Coetzee
  65. “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” ~ Mother Teresa

Disgrace embarrassment and the loss of other people’s respect, or behavior that causes this.

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