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Brigid Brophy Quotes and Sayings

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I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

Related topics: Equality

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

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If you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- Somerset Maugham

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse
to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while.
The first discipline of education must therefore be
to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
- Aleister Crowley

As a woman I can't go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else.
- Jeanette Rankin

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis
of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
- Edward Albert

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have
the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brando

Before I refuse to take your questions,
I have an opening statement.
- Ronald Reagan

I refuse to be held responsible for bringing back a
wave of pasty-faced people into the world.
- Brian Molko

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two,
even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
- Nancy Astor

I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
- Edward Everett

The current system punishes communities which make
the investment in creating landfills,
only to have them filled by states which refuse to
adequately address their waste issues.
- Paul Gillmor

I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
- Ella Maillart

I refuse to be crude and selfish in any way.
- DeForest Kelley

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.
- Publilius Syrus

I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove
of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse
to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy.
- Roger Waters

It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman
should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
- Jane Austen

A lot of people refuse to do things because they don't want to go naked,
don't want to go without guarantee.
But that's what's got to happen.
You go naked until you die.
- Nikki Giovanni

I have never seen a bad television program,
because I refuse to.
God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off.
- Jack Paar

I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything,
I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
- Diogenes

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.
- Al Hirschfeld

Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
- Brigitte Bardot

This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to
acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us.
This makes us secret and rotten.
- David Herbert Lawrence

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
- A. C. Benson

I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet -
to use the toilet even -
in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was
sneaking in a quick burger.
- Jonny Wilkinson

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to
attend the third day of a match when so often the last
day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
- Frank Woolley

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise
when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West

In general my children refuse to eat anything that
hasn't danced in television.
- Erma Bombeck

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

I refuse to make uninspired music.
- Ben Harper

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men,
but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have,
might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical
violence but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art.
- Balthus

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on
peace keeping missions abroad because they probably
need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan

A Bill of Rights is what the people are
entitled to against every government,
and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
- Thomas Jefferson

My belief in God is responsible for what I am...
How can I refuse to talk about something which is so
much a prt of my life both as a man and as a actor?
- Robert Vaughn

I refuse to be pushed around anymore.
- Loretta Lynn

I refuse the compliment that I think like a man,
thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
- Clare Boothe Luce

I am no longer sure of anything.
If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them;
if I refuse to satisfy them,
they infect the whole soul.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

I think it's perfectly just to refuse service to anyone based on behavior,
but not based on race or religion.
- Dean Koontz

A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her,
saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether
it is worth while to continue her studies.
I invariably refuse such requests.
- Alma Gluck

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will.
Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of
your spiritual environment.
- Arthur Helps

If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility
and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture,
then this poses a serious challenge.
- James S. Coleman

I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll.
- Ben Harper

I refuse to answer on the ground that this might be incriminating.
- Ethel Rosenberg

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels
when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
- Helen Hayes

I know it is a somewhat delicate matter to refuse a gift,
but in this case the statue is so atrocious that every
endeavour should be made to keep it out of the church.
- Giles Gilbert Scott

I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career.
And then it's done, it's dumped.
But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone.
- Taylor Dayne

I refuse to feel guilty.
I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money.
I went through periods when I had nothing,
so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy.
- Jim Carrey

I refuse to this day to do e-mail because everybody I know that does it,
it takes another two or three hours a day.
I don't want to give two or three more hours away.
- Jeff Foxworthy

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with
more noise than is normal.
- Peter Ustinov

I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
- Ralph Ellison

It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.
- Publilius Syrus

This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
- Margaret Atwood

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact
rarely get as far as fact.
- Thomas Huxley


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