The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the other.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.
Few revolutions succeed, and when they do, you often discover they did not gain what you hoped for, and you condemn yourself to perpetual fear, as the parties you defeated may always regain power and work for your ruin.
The U.N. Security Council did not to condemn the Qana massacre, due to the U.S. veto.
To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a state of perpetual unhappiness.
Most Glorious and eternal Majesty, Thou art righteous and holy in all thou dost to the sons of men, though thou hast suffered men to condemn Thy servant, Thy servant will not condemn Thee.
Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.
It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country’s liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace.
Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left, conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom.