Where bigotry is so blind, reason is but dust in the balance.
He was rescued at last from this monkish idleness by his inborn genius, which, not being able to give free vent to its poetical inspirations under the crushing weight of bigotry, claimed a greater share in the legitimate enjoyments of life and the appreciation of the beauties of nature, as well as a more enlightened faith of tolerance, benevolence, and liberality.
Dying in 1802 he was succeeded by Said, who in bigotry and fanaticism was a true son of his father.
Nevertheless bigotry and the desire to tarnish the reputation of women of letters have led to the bringing of odious accusations against her character, for which there is not the smallest foundation.
The drain of men told upon her vitality, their quality deteriorated, and their bigotry and intolerance raised even a fiercer opposition to them within the bounds of India; and as the Dutch and British came into prominence the Portuguese gradually faded away.
Its intense pride, its fatalistic indolence and ignorance, its honesty and its bigotry, tempered by a keen sense of humour, are well-known characteristics.
But during Louis's latter years, when the War of the Spanish Succession had brought a rain of disasters thickly upon him, bigotry got the upper hand.
Indeed," sectarian bigotry and exclusiveness are to be found chiefly among the professional leaders of the modern brotherhoods and their low-caste followers, who are taught to believe that theirs are the only true gods, and that the rest do not deserve any reverence whatever "(Jog.
Count KhuenHedervary, as Ban of Croatia, reduced political corruption to a fine art and governed by playing off Croat and Serb against each other, and fanning the dying flames of religious bigotry: while at the same time Serbia under King Milan was reduced to the position of a mere satellite of Vienna.
In Naples King Ferdinand retained some of the laws and institutions of Murats rgime, and many of the functionaries of the former government entered Naples his service; but he revived the Bourbon tradition, the odious police system and the censorship; and a degrading religious bigotry, to which the masses were all too much inclined, became the basis of government and social iife.
He took part, with much charity and mildness, in the Oxford disputes against Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley; but he had no liking for the fierce bigotry and bloody measures then in force against Protestants.
Under his authority the colony of Massachusetts Bay made rapid progress, and except in the matter of religious intolerance - he showed great bigotry and harshness, particularly towards the Quakers - his rule was just and praiseworthy.
Of him Edward Eggleston says: "A strange mixture of rashness, pious zeal, genial manners, hot temper, and harsh bigotry, his extravagances supply the condiment of humour to a very serious history - it is perhaps the principal debt posterity owes him."
In 1610 fears of the help which the Moriscoes might give to a Mahommedan attack from Africa combined with religious bigotry to cause their expulsion.
Bigotry rather than religion was Tyrconnel's ruling passion, and he filled up offices with Catholics independently of character.
Disease and famine; crushing imposts and extortions; official debasement of the currency; bankruptcy; state prisons; religious and political inquisition; suppression of all institutions for the safe-guarding of rights; tyranny by the intendants; royal, feudal and clerical oppression burdening every faculty and every necessary of life; monstrous and incurable luxury; the horrible drama of poison; the twofold adultery of Madame de Montespan; and the narrow bigotry of Madame de Maintenon-~--all concurred to make the end of the reign a sad contrast with the splendour of its beginning.
Spanish pride and bigotry were offended by the French occupation of Rome and the erection of a republic in the place of the papal government.
While his relationship with his friends remained intact, Oliver's parents wrestled with their own bigotry where he was concerned.
Asimov found his robots made worthy symbols for the human targets of bigotry in his own time.
There are over 30 mosques in the town, a dervish monastery, and numerous theological colleges (medresses), and the Moslem inhabitants have a reputation for bigotry.
The very sincerity of her piety and strength of her religious convictions led her more than once, however, into great errors of state policy, and into more than one act which offends the moral sense of a more refined age; her efforts for the introduction of the Inquisition into Castile, and for the proscription of the Jews, are outstanding evidences of what can only be called her bigotry.
He was not only paradoxical to the verge of craziness, but intolerant to the verge of bigotry.
The revocation of the edict of Nantes owes quite as much to the dream of political absolutism, inherited from Richelieu, as to religious bigotry.
That a learned man like Hippolytus should refer a work which contains quotations from the Epistles and Gospels to Simon Magus, who was probably older than Jesus Christ, shows the extent to which men can be blinded by religious bigotry.
His chief faults were ambition and bigotry.
It is the only way to combat bigotry on all sides.
The tragic thing is that there is no force in the north coming forward to challenge bigotry.
This style of politics is beneath the dignity of any organization that claims to be dedicated to fighting bigotry.
Socialists should of course unconditionally condemn the homophobic bigotry of these performers.
Everyone hopes for the unity of peace-loving people to fight and oppose bigotry and intolerance.
Hundreds of letters have been received by the publisher in recent months, complaining that the word promoted bigotry and racism.
This continued until a minority of citizens, motivated by bigotry, began to drive wedges between elements in our society.
Scotland has not been swayed by the homophobic bigotry of Cardinal Winning, Brian Souter or Jack Irvine.
Friend agree that the only people who will suffer from less religious bigotry in Northern Ireland schools are the men of violence?
What is disguised as patriotism is nothing more than racial bigotry and arrogance and unfortunately the English are the worst offenders.
A sub-plot, without parallel in Shakespeare, dealt with attempts to weed out racist bigotry from the Met.
It's impossible to fight or forgive such outright bigotry.
I think you've caught yourself out with your own bigotry there judge.
scathing about the British state and its defenders who have created and upheld bloodshed, bigotry and oppression in Ireland.
His eye rested only on superficial characteristics which have served to associate the name " Byzantine " with treachery, cruelty, bigotry and decadence.
By the turn of the first century bigotry was distinctly weakened.
Although some of his quatrains are purely mystic and pantheistic, most of them bear quite another stamp; they are the breviary of a radical freethinker, who protests in the most forcible manner both against the narrowness, bigotry and uncompromising austerity of the orthodox ulema and the eccentricity, hypocrisy and wild ravings of advanced Sufis, whom he successfully combats with their own weapons, using the whole mystic terminology simply to ridicule mysticism itself.
The one was the intense bigotry and intolerant policy of Aurangzeb, which had alienated the Hindus and roused the fierce animosity of the haughty Rajputs.
But the bigotry of the Flemish clergy, and the monkish atmosphere of the university of Louvain, overrun with Dominicans and Franciscans, united for once in their enmity to the new classical learning, inclined Erasmus to seek a more congenial home in Basel.
To his modesty Bossuet bears witness, when he told him to stand up sometimes, and not be always on his knees before a critic. Gibbon vouches for his learning, when (in the 47th chapter) he speaks of "this incomparable guide, whose bigotry is overbalanced by the merits of erudition, diligence, veracity and scrupulous minuteness."
Lastly, the Jansenist " hermitage " a.t Port Royal contributed the historian Tillemont, whose bigotry Edward Gibbon declares to be overbalanced by his erudition, veracity and scrupulous minuteness.
The greed and tyranny of several of the commissioners, and the bigotry and mismanagement of well-meaning fanatics such as Cradock and Powell, soon wrought dire confusion throughout the whole Principality, so that a monster petition, signed alike by moderate Puritans and by High Churchmen, was prepared for presentation to parliament in 1652 by Colonel Edward Freeman, attorney-general for South Wales.
We can no longer pussyfoot around the real human issues in order to satisfy religious bigotry.
McCann is scathing about the British state and its defenders who have created and upheld bloodshed, bigotry and oppression in Ireland.
He was often used as a target for human bigotry, as in Balance of Terror and Galileo Seven, with the human distrust, of course, always discovered to have been in error.
Until the powerful social networking tools of Web 2.0 came along, these groups have never had such an effective method to spread messages of hatred and bigotry to a worldwide audience.
Every person within a free society shares the responsibility of standing vigilant against ignorance and bigotry.
YouthWEB Online: A recruiting center for young online leaders who want to stand up against online bias, bigotry and prejudice.
Tolerance.org: Here you can learn how to respond to bigoted comments, and find resources to intelligently deconstruct all ignorant arguments of bigotry and intolerance online.
bigotry on all sides.
bigotry in the future.
bigotry of low expectations " .
bigotry of the people of the village in which the site rests.
pussyfoot around the real human issues in order to satisfy religious bigotry.
It would be bigotry to despise another human race, but not an alien one.
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