The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.
Mankind deserves sacrifice – but not of mankind.
I was probably unusually close to my parents, so I do what I can now to preserve the integrity of their memory. The Holocaust deserves to be remembered.
We’ve got to decide that we want to live in a world that is sane and happy and healthy, and that everyone deserves that.
I have always had trouble recognizing myself in the features of the intellectual playing his political role according to the screenplay that you are familiar with and whose heritage deserves to be questioned.
If you will have a person enslaved, the first thing you must do is convince yourself that the person is subhuman. The second thing you have to do is convince your allies so you’ll have some help, and the third and probably unkindest cut of all is to convince that person that he or she is subhuman and deserves it.
I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul. The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement.
When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.