Disadvantage Quotes

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William S. Burroughs
“Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.”
William S. Burroughs

Immanuel Kant
“But to unite in a permanent religious institution which is not to be subject to doubt before the public even in the lifetime of one man, and thereby to make a period of time fruitless in the progress of mankind toward improvement, thus working to the disadvantage of posterity - that is absolutely forbidden. For himself (and only for a short time) a man may postpone enlightenment in what he ought to know, but to renounce it for posterity is to injure and trample on the rights of mankind.”
Immanuel Kant, An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?

Reni Eddo-Lodge
“The mess we are living in is a deliberate one. If it was created by people, it can be dismantled by people, and it can be rebuilt in a way that serves all, rather than a selfish, hoarding few.”
Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Israelmore Ayivor
“I think this is one bad side of a mirror; it helps us to see the reflection of the effects of our own actions on ourselves. We smile and it smiles back to us, we frown and it frowns to us. How I wish it shows us the reflections of the effects of our actions on other people as well so that we will be conscious!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Bad people often end up as heroes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Pawan Mishra
“One of the biggest disadvantages of being grown up is seeing the time rush by faster.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Idries Shah
“Water shrinks wool, urgency shrinks time.
Shrinkage may be an advantage or the reverse, according to expectation.”
Idries Shah, Reflections

G.K. Chesterton
“A real problem only occurs when there are admittedly disadvantages in all courses that can be pursued. If it is discovered just before a fashionable wedding that the Bishop is locked up in the coal-cellar, that is not a problem. It is obvious to anyone but an extreme anti-clerical or practical joker that the Bishop must be let out of the coal-cellar. But suppose the Bishop has been locked up in the wine-cellar, and from the obscure noises, sounds as of song and dance, etc., it is guessed that he has indiscreetly tested the vintages round him; then indeed we may properly say that there has arisen a problem; for upon the one hand, it is awkward to keep the wedding waiting, while, upon the other, any hasty opening of the door might mean an episcopal rush and scenes of the most unforeseen description.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Uses of Diversity

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The world is changing rapidly, and everyone changes along with the world. Discoveries is now becoming rampant; intellectually, technologically,etc, each having its advantage and disadvantage.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Sonia Sotomayor
“I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run.”
Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Sarah Waters
“She said that that was the disadvantage of bringing creatures into the house: one grew used to them, and then, one had the upset of their loss.”
Sarah Waters, Affinity

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A disadvantage is often a seed of an advantage.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana