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

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

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?

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, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The very same fact about a thing can be both the good and the bad thing about it.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sun Tzu
“The wise general in his deliberations must consider both favorable and unfavorable factors. He ponders the dangers inherent in the advantages, and the advantages inherent in the dangers.

By taking into account the favorable factors, he makes his plan feasible; by taking into account the unfavorable, he may resolve the difficulties. Advantage and disadvantage are mutually reproductive. The enlightened deliberate.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War