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If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,
by Abigail Adams

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,
we are determined to foment a rebellion,
and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice,
or representation.
- Abigail Adams

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard,
very liable to be broken.
- Abigail Adams

 

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power,
whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping,
and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'
- Abigail Adams

A little of what you call frippery is very necessary
towards looking like the rest of the world.
- Abigail Adams

Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so;
but she smarted so severely for hers,
that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.
- Abigail Adams

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We have too many high-sounding words,
and too few actions that correspond with them.
- Abigail Adams

Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience,
not the lessons of retirement and leisure.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting points of view
he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
- Abigail Adams

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life.
Man was made for action and for bustle too,
I believe.
- Abigail Adams

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers,
we should have learned women.
- Abigail Adams

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen.
Then what will be the quality?
Watchfully alert, joyously unmotivated,
centered, loving, flowing, one walks.
And the walking is sauntering.
Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated -
not sitting for anything in particular,
just enjoying how beautiful
just sitting doing nothing is,
how relaxing, how restful.
- Osho

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be
left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

If in the least particular, one could
derange the order of nature,
who would accept the gift of life?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern:
every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular.
His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends.
I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.
- Ed Harris

This is about these particular candidates in this particular year.
That's what motivates me.
- David Dinkins

Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations,
at least under normal circumstances,
must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.
- Tom G. Palmer

I'm not faithful to one particular medium,
and it's what I try to teach to people who work with me.
- Fay Godwin

There is an awful lot of what I call recreational jazz going on,
where people go out and learn a particular language
or style and become real sharks on somebody else's language.
- Steve Lacy

I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most
minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
- Donna Tartt

This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those
which have forgotten how to die.
I was so struck by this statement.
- Harold Pinter

My room for books and study or for sitting and thinking
about nothing in particular to see what would happen
was at the end of a hall.
- Carl Sandburg

I'm not fascinated by one particular case,
but by knowledge that I had no idea was out there.
- Shannon Miller

Location is the key to most businesses,
and the entrepreneurs typically build their reputation at a particular spot.
- Phyllis Schlafly

There's nothing tantric about my particular view on life.
- Andrew Cohen

I feel like an outsider, and I always will feel like one.
I've always felt that I wasn't a member of any particular group.
- Anne Rice

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way,
virtuous.
- Iris Murdoch

You don't say to a university professor who is immersed
in a particular subject that they should get a life.
They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
- Magnus Magnusson

Because modeling is lucrative, I'm able to save up
and be more particular about the acting roles I take.
- Kathy Ireland

If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard,
I threw it in the trash.
- Mary Lou Retton

Dullness in matters of government is a good sign,
and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary
government is a test of its excellence,
an indication of its success.
- Walter Bagehot

The creative habit is like a drug.
The particular obsession changes, but the excitement,
the thrill of your creation lasts.
- Henry Moore

It has been the acknowledged right of every Marxist
scholar to read into Marx the particular meaning that
he himself prefers and to treat all others with indignation.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It is our character that supports the promise of our future -
far more than particular government programs or policies.
- William Bennett

I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause,
then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty,
to go through with that particular course of action.
- Wole Soyinka

Growing up in a particular neighborhood,
growing up in a working-class family,
not having much money, all of those things fire you
and can give you an edge,
can give you an anger.
- Gary Oldman

Television really does offer still great parts for women,
cable in particular.
- Christine Lahti

I don't have any particular excitement about working
with any specific director or actor at this point.
- Sean Penn

The particular ballet was not so important as the fact
that I was physically healthy,
and capable of getting out there and dancing as often as possible.
- Suzanne Farrell

I used to believe there were people on Mars,
and of course now we know there aren't.
Mars held particular interest.
I was curious what kind of beings they would look like.
- Clyde Tombaugh

Indeed, our particular concept of private property,
which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth,
favors pollution.
- Garrett Hardin

He has all those different aspects to him,
so I can more or less decide as a performer how I'm
going to deliver a line in a particular scene,
or play a particular scene in total.
- Paul Darrow

I think it's time for the people and the press,
in particular, to be more vigilant about not giving
equal weight to lies as they give the truth.
- Joe Wilson

It now seems certain that the amino acid sequence of
any protein is determined by the sequence of bases
in some region of a particular nucleic acid molecule.
- Francis Crick

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there,
in particular the structure of the deuteron.
- Walter Kohn

But whatever the POV, and the difficulty of forcing
the action into a particular frame,
stay within it.
- Arthur Herzog

My life as a working theorist began three months after
this preliminary study and background reading,
when Oscar gently nudged me toward working on a particular problem.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

There are times in history where a particular doctrine
becomes a symbol of a greater problem.
- Pat Robertson

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment
of those objects which are by nature suited to our
several particular appetites,
passions, and affections.
- Joseph Butler

Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects,
and not by particular exceptions.
- James F. Cooper

What the translator - myself in particular -
does is not comparable to what the Homeric performer was doing.
- Robert Fitzgerald

To be deeply committed to negotiations,
to be opposed to a particular war or military action,
is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
- Myriam Miedzian

At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective
thing that can't win for everyone,
while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random
symbol for petty tribal behavior.
- John Carmack

Most achievers I know are people who have made a strong
and deep dedication to pursuing a particular goal.
That dedication took a tremendous amount of effort.
- Donald Johanson

We have been very conditioned by the cultures that
we come from and are usually very identified with the
particular gender that we happen to be a member of.
- Andrew Cohen

The soy-bean, in particular, has proved sufficiently
resistant to cold in spring and to adverse weather
during summer to warrant heavy planting,
especially throughout the South.
- David F. Houston

It never dawned on me at any particular time of my
life that people are paid tremendous money to sing.
- Ben E. King

The moral turpitude of the boys of today appears to
center in their failure to concentrate on any particular
objective long enough to obtain their maximum results.
- Major Taylor

I end up writing about all kinds of things.
I never make an attempt to write about anything in particular.
I don't have a little list of topics to write about.
- Tracy Chapman

Anybody can decide if they have got the money to fight
a case if they don't like a particular thing,
and they complain to the watch committee,
local council or whatever.
- Timothy West


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