65 Infamy Quotes On Success In Life

These infamy quotes will inspire you. Infamy, the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed.

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

Best Infamy Quotes

  1. “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
    [This miserable mode
    Maintain the melancholy souls of those
    Who lived withouten infamy or praise.]” ~ Dante Alighieri
  2. “In a country that doesn’t discriminate between fame and infamy, the latter presents itself as plainly more achievable.” ~ Lionel Shriver
  3. “Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy –
    No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “Fame or infamy, either one is preferable to being forgotten when you have passed from this realm.” ~ Christopher Paolini

  5. “He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.” ~ Johann Ludwig Tieck
  6. “Those who say that life is worth living at any cost have already written an epitaph of infamy, for there is no cause and no person that they will not betray to stay alive.” ~ Sidney Hook
  7. “He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.” ~ Pierre Corneille
  8. “The technique of infamy is to start two lies at once and get people arguing heatedly over which is the truth.” ~ Ezra Pound

  9. “For what is history, but… huge libel on human nature, to which we industriously add page after page, volume after volume, as if we were holding up a monument to the honor, rather than the infamy of our species.” ~ Washington Irving
  10. “There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.” ~ William Hazlitt
  11. “Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  12. “There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.” ~ Ricky Gervais

  13. “We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, affliction, or infamy. We kill when, because it is easier, we countenance, or pretend to approve of atrophied social, political, educational, and religious institutions, instead of resolutely combating them.” ~ Hermann Hesse
  14. “Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  15. “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
  16. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan… We will gain the inevitable triumph so help us God.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  17. “In this, our age of infamy Man’s choice is but to be A tyrant, traitor, prisoner: No other choice has he.” ~ Alexander Pushkin
  18. “Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory…. we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  19. “December 7, 1941. A date which will live in infamy.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  20. “That diabolical Hell conceived principle of persecution rages amoung some and to their eternal Infamy the Clergy can furnish their Quota of Imps for such business.” ~ James Madison

  21. “The American People in their Righteous Might will win through to Absolute Victory.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  22. “When men of infamy to grandeur soar, They light a torch to show their shame the more.” ~ Edward Young
  23. “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.” ~ Peter Sellers
  24. “The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience. Courage strenthens, wilfulness is fun and patience provides tranquility.” ~ Hermann Hesse

  25. “Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.” ~ Woody Allen
  26. “It is infamy to die, and not be missed.” ~ Carlos Wilcox
  27. “I have a chest full of all the insults, villainies, and infamies a man is capable of withstanding. . . . If you become famous, you will have to go through that.” ~ Mario Vargas Llosa
  28. “More precious is want with honesty than wealth with infamy.” ~ Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

  29. “Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.” ~ Marquis de Sade
  30. “Crime, violence, infamy are not tragedy. Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy – not defeat or death. That is why the spectacle of tragedy has always filled men, not with despair, but with a sense of hope and exaltation.” ~ Whittaker Chambers
  31. “Envy is the most universal passion. We only pride ourselves on the qualities we possess, or think we possess; but we envy the pretensions we have, and those which we have not, and do not even wish for. We envy the greatest qualities and every trifling advantage. We envy the most ridiculous appearance or affectation of superiority. We envy folly and conceit; nay, we go so far as to envy whatever confers distinction of notoriety, even vice and infamy.” ~ William Hazlitt
  32. “Virtue steals, like a guilty thing, into the secret haunts of vice and infamy, clings to their devoted victim, and will not be driven quite away. Nothing can destroy the human heart.” ~ William Hazlitt

  33. “We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  34. “We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery.-Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them, if we basely entail hereditary bondage upon them.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  35. “This sorrow weighs upon the melancholy souls of those who lived without infamy or praise.” ~ Dante Alighieri
  36. “Even the small amount of infamy I have makes me uncomfortable – on a personal level and on a professional level.” ~ John Hawkes

  37. “To brand man with infamy, and let him free, is an absurdity that peoples our forests with assassins.” ~ John Philpot Curran
  38. “I was cured in my new infamy of all the tired wisdom of age. I would never weary into that tired state again – -I swore to myself, I would always be this raw, wet child hereafter.” ~ Clive Barker
  39. “If, on a full and final review, my life and practice shall be found unworthy of my principles, let due infamy be heaped on my memory; but let none be led thereby to distrust the principles to which I proved recreant, nor yet the ability of some to adorn them by a suitable life and conversation. To unerring time be all this committed.” ~ Horace Greeley
  40. “Hasty wrath and heedless hazardy do breed repentance late and lasting infamy.” ~ Edmund Spenser

  41. “Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth” ~ Stephen Vizinczey
  42. “The awful discretion, which a court of impeachments must necessarily have, to doom to honor or to infamy the most confidential and the most distinguished characters of the community, forbids the commitment of the trust to a small number of persons.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  43. “If you desire to be magnanimous, undertake nothing rashly, and fear nothing thou undertakest; fear nothing but infamy; dare anything but injury; the measure of magnanimity is neither to be rash nor timorous.” ~ Francis Quarles
  44. “The Hindu civilisation is a diabolical contrivance to enslave humanity. Its proper name would be infamy.” ~ B. R. Ambedkar

  45. “No sin is committed merely because a thought enters the mind, provided it is not made welcome. Perhaps we may use the figure that the thought first passes into an anteroom, where it stands before the mind acting as a judge. No matter how sordid or evil, it has not touched the personality with its infamy nor in any way laid guilt upon the soul unless and until the mind acting as judge admits it with a welcome. If the mind decides against it and dismisses it, the personality is not only unsullied but is, on the contrary, by this act of rejection stimulated and strengthened in moral power.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  46. “True courage is the result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable. Resolution lies more in the head than in the veins, and a just sense of honor and of infamy, of duty and of religion, will carry us farther than all the force of mechanism.” ~ Jeremy Collier
  47. “If opinion hath lighted the lamp of thy name, endeavor to encourage it with thy own oil, lest it go out and stink; the chronical disease of Popularity is shame; if thou be once up, beware; from fame to infamy is a beaten road.” ~ Francis Quarles
  48. “If i thought i was replying to someone who would every return to the world, this flame would cease it’s flickering. But since no one has returned from these depths alive, if what I’ve heard is true, I will answer you without fear of infamy.” ~ Dante Alighieri

  49. “If i thought i was replying to someone who would every return to the world, this flame would cease it’s flickering. But since no one has returned from these depths alive, if what I’ve heard is true, I will answer you without fear of infamy.” ~ Dante Alighieri
  50. “It is the curse of humanity that it learns to tolerate even the most horrible situations by habituation, that it forgets the most shameful happenings in the daily shame of events, and that it can hardly understand when individuals aim to destroy this infamy.” ~ Rudolf Virchow
  51. “All who contribute to the overthrow of religion, or to the ruin of kingdoms and commonwealths, all who are foes to letters and to the arts which confer honour and benefit on the human race (among whom I reckon the impious, the cruel, the ignorant, the indolent, the base and the worthless), are held in infamy and detestation.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  52. “Those who turn proud when their praise is sounded, who seek their own glory, not Christ’s, or those who are moved by slanders and by infamy, had better leave the ministry of the Word.” ~ Martin Luther

  53. “Know what is evil, no matter how worshipped it may be. Let the man of sense not mistake it, even when clothed in brocade, or at times crowned in gold, because it cannot thereby hide its hypocrisy, for slavery does not lose its infamy, however noble the master.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
  54. “The myth of hell represents all the meanness, all the revenge, all the selfishness, all the cruelty, all the hatred, all the infamy of which the heart of man is capable.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  55. “Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice!” ~ Marquis de Sade
  56. “When politics enter into municipal government, nothing resulting therefrom in the way of crimes and infamies is then incredible. It actually enables one to accept and believe the impossible.” ~ Mark Twain

  57. “I do here in the most solemn and bitter manner curse the Prime Minister of England [sic] for having cumulated all his other betrayals of the national interest and honour, by his last terrible exhibition of dishonour, weakness and gullibility. The depths of infamy which our accurst “love of peace” can lower us are unfathomable.” ~ Enoch Powell
  58. “Such is the moral construction of the world that no national crime passes unpunished in the long run… Were present oppressors to reflect on the same truth, they would spare to their own countries the penalties on their present wrongs which will be inflicted on them in future times. The seeds of hatred and revenge which they sow with a large hand will not fail to produce their fruits in time. Like their brother robbers on the highway, they suppose the escape of the moment a final escape and deem infamy and future risk countervailed by present gain.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  59. “The law of honor: Go along only on the paths of honor. Fight, and never be a coward. Leave the path of infamy to others. Better to fall in an honorable fight than win by infamy.” ~ Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
  60. “The only thing on my mind is getting into that ring and destroying a boxing myth, someone who has reached a level of infamy through doing a number of stupid things.” ~ David Haye

  61. “Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  62. “It is axiomatic among writers that no one ever sues the writer of an unsuccessful book. Just let a book go over twenty-five thousand copies and it is surprising how many people’s feelings are hurt, how many screwballs think their brain children have been stolen, and how many people feel that they have been portrayed in a manner calculated to bring infamy upon them.” ~ Margaret Mitchell
  63. “O lust, thou infernal fire, whose fuel is gluttony; whose flame is pride, whose sparkles are wanton words; whose smoke is infamy; whose ashes are uncleanness; whose end is hell.” ~ Francis Quarles

  64. “To abandon your shield is the basest of crimes; nor may a man thus disgraced be present at the sacred rites, or enter their council; many, indeed, after escaping from battle, have ended their infamy with the halter.” ~ Tacitus
  65. “Thou lovest like an infinite God when Thou lovest; Thou movest heaven and earth to save Thy loved ones. Thou becomest man, a babe, the vilest of men, covered with reproaches, dying with infamy and under the pangs of the cross; all this is not too much for an infinite love.” ~ Francois Fenelon

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