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Abandon Quotes

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Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.
- Michael Enzi

We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties,
namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money,
the poor because they had much.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

 

The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration,
and feign innocence vis a vis language,
because language is never innocent.
- Juan Goytisolo

I'm an artist, and the need to get inside myself and
be creative and be other people is a part of who I am.
I don't imagine I'll abandon that completely.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state,
we can't meet the demands of being a modern society.
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner

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Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell;
it demands complete abandon; if words or movements
oppose the magic of caresses,
the spell is broken.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided.
It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I don't want to abandon one work for the other,
and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put
my all into either one of them.
- Aaliyah

I don't let myself get carried away by my own ideas -
I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day.
- Gustav Mahler

Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily,
remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate
their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete,
I suppose.
But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon,
not even now.
- Jock Sturges

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die -
and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
- Albert Camus

Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class.
- John F. Kerry

If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith.
There is always an alternative to the faith we lose.
Or is it the same faith under another mask?
- Graham Greene

This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal;
on the contrary,
from the very first months of the conflict,
it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
- Leon Jouhaux

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
- George Washington

I had to abandon free market principles in order to
save the free market system.
- George W. Bush

If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial
judgments in a world court of law,
they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war.
- Belva Lockwood

It sounds corny, but I've promised my inner child that
never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else again.
- Wynonna Judd

But the approach to recording this album was kind of an organized,
chaotic approach where I wanted to maintain and preserve
that wild abandon to creating.
- Vanessa Carlton

All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily
either adopt practices of little use or else abandon
practices of considerable use.
- Jared Diamond

We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to
abandon all the reforms made over some very painful
years in the Labour party,
we would be consigned back to opposition.
- Patricia Hewitt

There's something magical about putting yourself into life.
You've got to stand up and take responsibility for
your own life and you cannot abandon that.
- Bill Kurtis

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon.
In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
- Patti Smith

Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
- Pope John Paul II

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon,
usually forever.
- Joan D. Vinge

Never abandon a theory that explains something until
you have a theory that explains more.
- John McCarthy

The truth is, it's not a great career move to create a readership and then,
in effect, abandon them.
- Dan Simmons

If in my fight I can encourage even some people to
understand and to abandon policies they now so blindly follow,
I shall not regret any punishment I may incur.
- Bram Fischer

Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it
when it is one no longer.
- Charles de Secondat

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
- Abu Bakr

Jim, as just a spoken poet, was not that good.
He needed the music behind him.
He felt a security and a sense of abandon when the
music existed around him.
- Ray Manzarek

I wouldn't abandon nobody.
I would be lying if I said I was just talking to everybody.
- Puff Daddy

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
- Dante Alighieri

It seems that it is madder never to abandon one's self
than often to be infatuated;
better to be wounded,
a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor.
- Margaret Fuller

If you wish to avoid foreign collision,
you had better abandon the ocean.
- Henry Clay

Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva,
but only recognizes that the U.S.
faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions.
- John Yoo

You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to
abandon your assumptions.
- Denis Waitley

I think each role takes a little from you and circles
around you for the rest of your life.
I don't think you ever abandon any of them.
- Nicole Kidman

A good dancer is an educated one, so don't abandon school.
- Deborah Bull

Once you start a working on something,
don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it.
People who work sincerely are the happiest.
- Chanakya

We are not abandoning our convictions,
our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.
- George Weinberg

We are not going to abandon Iraq.
- Zalmay Khalilzad

Cooking is like love.
It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
- Harriet Van Horne

There will one day spring from the brain of science
a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities,
so absolutely terrifying, that even man,
the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order
to inflict torture and death,
will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas A. Edison

It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires.
It must abandon itself to its master passion.
- Rebecca West

This head has risen above its hair in a moment of abandon
known only to men who have drawn their feet out of
their boots to walk awhile in the corridors of the mind.
- Djuna Barnes

Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid.
Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government.
But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative
government for any other kind,
including government by the guy who knows.
- Bernard Devoto

The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher,
the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual
occupation by practical necessity,
immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
- Ernst Mach

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess.
All which I abandon, all which I give,
I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away.
To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

There is no reason to change this system.
I don't think we'll abandon it.
For us the most important thing is to be compact in the back.
That's the kind of game we have to play here and it
will be very difficult to beat us.
- Oliver Kahn

For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the
Hegelian critique with no regrets;
it would appear to me,
indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought,
as a thought of understanding.
- Paul Ricoeur

Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage
and to adapt to the mores of the new country,
one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills
and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim

You must be ready to give up everything,
not only material attachments but also human attachments -
father,
mother, wife, children - everything that you have.
But the one thing which you have to abandon unconditionally is your self.
- Bede Griffiths

Therefore, when I considered this carefully,
the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty
and apparent absurdity of my view,
nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society,
which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity
still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great
that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good,
including life, to defend it.
- Whittaker Chambers

When elected officials abandon our environment and
ruin our natural resources,
public health is endangered.
I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children;
I have attended more than one funeral for a child who
has died from an asthma attack.
- Gwen Moore

The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show
why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives,
and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it.
- Ernst Mach

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present,
but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and
hope where others have resigned;
it enables a man to hold his head high,
to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Particularly at around the age of 70 you reach a stage
where you have to be very careful.
If, at that point, you abandon the work you have been doing,
there is a good chance that you will just collapse and drift.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

This was the period when I used all the influence I
had to get the British to abandon their export trade,
and as much as possible convert all of their manufacturing
facilities to the immediate needs of the war,
including civilian, as well as military requirements.
- W. Averell Harriman

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth.
How can it be, in a world where half the things a man
knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -
and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
- Arthur C. Clarke

If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes,
let them live up to their pretensions,
let them abandon the academy and go out there and work
politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit.
- Harold Bloom

So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date
thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look.
Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term
threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to
begin action towards their elimination.
- Joseph Rotblat

No one wants to abandon the Israelis.
But I think the perception is, and I think it's probably an accurate perception,
that the tail is leading the dog - that we are giving
the Israelis carte blanche ability to exercise whatever
they want to do in their area.
- Michael Scheuer

If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons,
or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family,
although I must abandon my life to its success,
and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never
see again my own beloved America.
- John James Audubon

I don't want to flee, nor do I want to abandon the
battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest.
They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better
life on land where they can live and work with dignity
while respecting the environment.
- Dorothy Stang


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