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  • I should willingly give every drop of my blood to please Him and to prevent sinners offending Him. I shall be satisfied only when I am a victim to make reparation for my innumerable sins and for the sins of all the world.

  • The mere fact that you belong to a certain ethnic group makes you eternally guilty, according to the twisted logic of Zionism. If Germans who were not even born before 1945 must pay reparations to the State of Israel, which did not exist until 1948, then you can be included in the Zionist racket of reparations and revenge.

  • Our crimes, for which we are responsible: as taxpayers, for failing to provide massive reparations, for granting refuge and immunity to the perpetrators, and for allowing the terrible facts to be sunk deep in the memory hole. All of this is of great significance, as it has been in the past.

    Memories   Past   Church  
    Noam Chomsky (2001). “9-11 [neuf-onze]”, p.46, Seven Stories Press
  • My definition of good is that you understand that this is a question of power. That you be willing to give up some power. That you be willing to give up some resources. That you be willing to pay Black people reparations for our years and years of service in this country. That you be willing to go home and tell your white mother and father about white racism and how it affects and kills Black people in our communities. That's my definition of good white people, and I haven't met any like that.

    "Biography/ Personal Quotes".
  • The capitalist system only allows us to heap up waste. I would like to propose that the trillions of money earmarked for war should be channeled to make good the damage to the environment, to make reparations to the earth.

    "Material World: Evo Morales - A Call for Socialism?". June 2008.
  • The families of the killed and disappeared are entitled to the right to know what happened to their loved ones, and to adequate reparation for the suffering endured.

    "UN experts urge Iraq to establish the whereabouts of the seven missing residents of Camp Ashraf". December 9, 2013.
  • REDRESS, n. Reparation without satisfaction.

    Ambrose Bierce (2004). “The Devil's Dictionaries: The Best of the Devil's Dictionary and the American Heretic's Dictionary”, p.40, See Sharp Press
  • Fortunately, in President Obama, the child of an African and an American, we finally have a leader who is uniquely positioned to bridge the great reparations divide.

  • The round of a passionate man's life is in contracting debts in his passion, which his virtue obliges him to pay. He spends his time in outrage and acknowledgment, injury and reparation.

    Anger   Passion   Men  
  • The Church and the world have a great need of eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease

    Jesus   Waiting   Church  
    Pope John Paul II (1994). “Letters to My Brother Priests”, Midwest Theological Forum
  • Murder is the unique crime, the only one for which we can never make reparation to the victim.

    Unique   Murder   Crime  
    P. D. James (2011). “Time to Be in Earnest”, p.182, Faber & Faber
  • I serve on the Institute of the Black World's National Commission on African-American Reparations, and we have asked the President [Barack Obama] to, by executive order, establish a commission to study reparations. He can do this without Congressional approval. While I am not optimistic, I do hope that President Obama considers this in these waning months of his Presidency.

  • I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.

  • A [reformed] vampire ... mostly tries to make reparation for his previous evil by doing good deeds-most commonly, apparently, going into the crime solving business.

    Evil   Vampire   Trying  
  • Take Germany and Japan, both defeated in the Second World War. Germany has acknowledged its monstrous crimes to a certain extent, has paid reparations and so on. Japan, in contrast, apologizes for nothing and has paid no reparations, with one exception: It pays reparations to the United States, but not to Asia.

    War   Japan   Asia  
  • REPARATION, n. Satisfaction that is made for a wrong and deducted from the satisfaction felt in committing it.

    Ambrose Bierce (2016). “The Devil's Dictionary: The Devil World”, p.181, 谷月社
  • I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet. Unfortunately there are countries who are still destroying it, but we really hope the conservation message rubs off in our film. Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.

  • There's no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we've got some very sad and difficult things to account for. I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged. I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.

  • No love or pity, pardon or excuse should soften the sharp pang of reparation for the guilty man.

    Men   Guilt   Excuse  
    Louisa May Alcott (1997). “A Long Fatal Love Chase”, Thorndike Pr
  • The great question of the seventies is, shall we surrender to our surroundings, or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, to our land, and to our water?

    Air   Land   Water  
    Nixon, Richard M. (1971). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard M. Nixon, 1970”, p.12, Best Books on
  • There is not, perhaps, to a mind well instructed, a more painful occurrence, than the death of one we have injured without reparation.

    Samuel Johnson (1784). “The Rambler: In Four Volumes..”, p.6
  • Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.

  • There are real facts in my poems, but facts mixed up in the perverse stubborn stew of imagination, add a pinch or two of revenge and retribution, a dash of amplification and reparation.

    Revenge   Real   Two  
  • Being black, I'm involved in the reparations movement. It's focused toward the African-American audience. We could begin to heal.

  • The question is whether NGOs that bring protection or aid or reparation therapies are furthering the possibility of self-determination or extending a form of managerial power and paternalism.

    Interview With Cihan Aksan, Jon Bailes, October 11, 2013.
  • The conditions that we are suffering force us to address the real issues that affect the life and well-being of the majority of our people. That is why the call for reparations and justice in dealing with the problems of Black people is so relevant now.

    Real   Issues   People  
  • Reparations, I believe, are talked about for political reasons, trying to cater for the purpose of getting votes. If Congress was serious about reparations - in '93 and '94 the Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the White House, and not one single Republican vote was needed for reparations.

    Believe   White   House  
  • Five million Palestinians have not had a home for 60 years. It is amazing really: You have been paying reparations for the Holocaust for 60 years and will have to keep paying up for another 100 years. Why then is the fate of the Palestinians no issue here?

    Home   Fate   Years  
    "We Are Determined". SPIEGEL Interview, May 30, 2006.
  • Our hours of adoration will be special hours of reparation for sins, and intercession for the needs of the whole world, exposing the sin-sick and suffering humanity to the healing, sustaining and transforming rays of Jesus, radiating from the Eucharist.

    Jesus   Healing   Sick  
    Mother Teresa (2001). “Mother Teresa: Essential Writings”
  • That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement.

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