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harsh treatment Quotes

12 of the best book quotes about harsh treatment
  1. #1
    “I wondered how many other things were lurking around waiting to take a child’s life when you weren’t paying attention. I was useless. I was crazy to think I was doing this child a favor by whisking her away from the Cherokee Nation.”
  2. #2
    “The water hears and understands. The ice does not forgive.”
  3. #3
    “Nothing like being shot at a few times to make you a fast learner.”
  4. #4
    “People point guns at each other all the time in Ketterdam. It’s basically a handshake.”
  5. #5
    “‘Everything I have ever done I’ve done from a place of love. If I don’t punish you, the world will punish you even worse. The world doesn’t love you. If the police get you, the police don’t love you. When I beat you, I’m trying to save you. When they beat you, they’re trying to kill you.’”
  6. #6
    “My family has property and I don’t know why I’m being treated like this.”
  1. #7
    “Every portion was underweight - the only question was by how much. Twice a day you looked at it and tried to set your mind at rest. Maybe they haven’t robbed me blind this time?”
  2. #8
    “You have no right to make people undress in the freezing cold! You don’t know Article 9 of the Criminal Code! . . . But they did have. They did know. It’s you, brother, who don’t know anything yet!”
  3. #9
    “The zeks plodded on, heads down, like men going to a funeral. Nothing to lose now, we’re last back in camp anyway.”
  4. #10
    “You can turn a man upside down, inside out, any way you like.”
  5. #11
    “Her father, a mason, had died in a fall from some scaffolding. Then her mother died, her sisters scattered, and a farmer took her in and employed her, small as she was, to look after the cows in the fields. She would shiver in her rags, drink pond water lying flat on her stomach, and be beaten for the slightest reason, and was finally thrown out over a theft of thirty sols which she had not committed.”
  6. #12
    “A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious.”

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