Scapegoat

In religion, it is not the sycophants or those who cling most faithfully to the status quo who are ultimately praised. It is the insurgents. Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have been the same person. Socrates was a rebel, and he was sentenced to drink hemlock. Jesus was a rebel, and he was crucified for it. Joan of Arc was a rebel, and she was burned at the stake.

— Rollo May, The Courage To Create

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

— Mignon McLaughlin

The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert, and so on.

— Noam Chomsky

Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.

— Ernest Bevin, 1881-1951

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