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Thomas Tryon Quotes and Sayings

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Refrain at all times from such Foods as cannot be procured
without violence and oppression.
- Thomas Tryon

As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself,
it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep,
and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
- Mark Twain

You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him,
you are doing well enough.
- Edward W. Howe

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts:
to construct and to refrain from destruction.
- Evelyn Waugh

 

We treat them in the same way.
Those who kill our women and innocent,
we kill their women and innocent, until they refrain.
- Osama bin Laden

Child!
Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy
pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
- Hilaire Belloc

I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat,
and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.
- Gloria Swanson

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Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow,
and everyday that fortune grants you,
count as gain.
- Horace

When I'm forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners,
it's all I can do to refrain from attack.
- Jack Henry Abbott

Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech,
lest they should be set to earn their livings.
- Kenneth Grahame

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

We must not demonstrate any arrogance,
and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.
- Chen Shui-bian

Remember the refrain: We always build on the past;
the past always tries to stop us.
Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal.
- Lawrence Lessig

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

The English never smash in a face.
They merely refrain from asking it to dinner.
- Margaret Halsey

Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much,
Vodka puts my mouth in gear.
I hope this refrain, Will help me explain,
As a matter of fact, I like beer.
- Tom T. Hall

Courses on historical methodology are not worth the time that they take up.
I shall never give one myself, and I have observed
that many of my colleagues who do give such courses
refrain from exemplifying their methods by writing anything.
- Samuel E. Morison

We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because
we are concerned about the population explosion or
because we feel we cannot afford children,
but because we do not like children.
- Germaine Greer

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed
by fear rather than reverence,
and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment
that it brings than because of its own foulness.
- Aristotle

Laws are sand, customs are rock.
Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped,
but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
The penalty may be unfair, unrighteous, illogical, and a cruelty;
no matter, it will be inflicted, just the same.
Certainly, then, there can be but one wise thing
for a visiting stranger to do -
find out what the country's customs are,
and refrain from offending against them.
- Mark Twain

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

I choose to live a life of gratitude and joy,
inspiring others to follow my example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want to get old gracefully.
I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and
be an example to my children.
- Sting

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which
field you can get into and hold a job in,
whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse,
for example.
- Daniel Goleman

The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone's example.
- Tobey Maguire

There's a clear example of resolve in this country to fight back.
- John Warner

The attitude is we live and let live.
This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather
short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.
- Tom Wolfe

There is a way in which all writing is connected.
In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate
the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring.
- Marilyn Hacker

We are keeping healthier and living longer and I am
a good example of someone who is in the Age Concern
bracket but is still working and keeping active.
- Susan Hampshire

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning,
compassion, love of others, honesty,
and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer

He who loves, never grows old.
God it a shining example.
- Sri Chinmoy

I've tried to lead a straight, clean life,
not set any kind of a bad example.
- Elvis Presley

South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious
example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination.
- Thabo Mbeki

I would like to see the technology used to explore
more period horror genre works,
for example, E. A. Poe.
- Robert Englund

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort,
the educational value of a good example and respect
for universal fundamental ethical principles.
- Pierre de Coubertin

The mainstream media showed, for example,
no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
- Bruce Jackson

A nobler example, because a less personal one,
of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment
of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race.
- James Payn

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people
in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week.
- Mario Cuomo

What is called for is dignity.
We need to set an example.
- Kenny Dalglish

I've lived my life in a way that I feel would be an
example to young women and I've always given my best
in everything I've tried.
- Cindy Margolis

I don't know any other way to lead but by example.
- Don Shula

For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work.
- Gay Talese

And you can tell the writers who do it -
Robert Stone,
for example, who with each new novel is doing something new.
I appreciate that in other writers.
- Tobias Wolff

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader,
just by example.
- Joe DiMaggio

We've been working our tail off and lead by that example.
- Ed Rendell

I grew up in Derry, of course, and it was -
Derry was the worst example of Northern Ireland's discrimination.
- John Hume

People always underestimate the impact of technology.
To give you an example: In the 1970s the frontier for
offshore development was 200 meters,
today it is 4,000 meters.
- Daniel Yergin

You cannot have companies where many of the largest
ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag,
and IBM is the most recent example of that.
- Kevin Rollins

A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have.
I hope my example helps other teens believe they can
accomplish things they never thought possible.
- Maria Sharapova

I would never dream, for example, of going to The States
to photograph your wildlife.
- Nigel Dennis

I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization
is the evangelization of good example.
- Andrew Greeley

This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job,
the best example of wisdom.
- Paul Ricoeur


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