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Agreeable Quotes

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The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

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It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
- Winston Churchill

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

 

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God
and the permissible delights of the soul.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach

It is with rivers as it is with people:
the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
- Henry Van Dyke

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
- Kin Hubbard

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People, when they first come to America,
whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a
new and agreeable feeling:
that the whole country is their oyster.
- Alistair Cooke

I'm in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic,
curious.
- Isabelle Adjani

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
- Frank Moore Colby

Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy
than by the agreeable passions.
- David Hume

Remember that when you meet your antagonist,
to do everything in a mild agreeable manner.
Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time,
as polished as your sword.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the
hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
- Henry James

That profound night freedom was agreeable and exciting.
- Carmen Laforet

Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.
- Immanuel Kant

Choose the life that is most useful,
and habit will make it the most agreeable.
- Francis Bacon

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
- Walter Bagehot

There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable,
than a pen.
- Petrarch

I'm small, but I'm neither compliant nor agreeable.
- Elia Kazan

In this connection, faith and experience teach us many
truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by
the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make
peace with the Establishment -
and nothing more corrupting.
- A. J. P. Taylor

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it,
and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
- William Wycherley

Continuous eloquence wearies.
Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated.
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
- Blaise Pascal

The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable,
laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
- Francois Rabelais

Under certain circumstances there are few hours in
life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the
ceremony known as afternoon tea.
- Henry James

Thoughtful people of different political philosophies can disagree,
but in a very agreeable manner.
- Bob Ehrlich

If you wish to appear agreeable in society,
you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

That's my only active wish.
I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a
lot more agreeable business.
- Warren Zevon

Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man,
unless willing to declare himself in bondage,
would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it!
- Johann Most

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures,
and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
- Thomas Aquinas

A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess,
but a friend loves the man himself.
- James Boswell

I do not want people to be very agreeable,
as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
- Jane Austen

Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable,
much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine.
A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it,
thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt.
It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged.
She is satisfied with herself.
Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert
all her powers of pleasing without suspicion.
All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
- Jane Austen

One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid
embarrassing my children by doing the job I do.
I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that,
with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud,
at least unembarrassed by it.
I must say, my three are most agreeable children,
who do nothing but delight me.
- Hugh Laurie

All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature;
the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost -
the most legitimate -
passion nature has bred into us and,
without doubt, the most agreeable one.
- Marquis de Sade

Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building,
which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other;
the height to the width,
this to the length, and each of these to the whole.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful.
It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom.
He accepts his boredom, when it comes,
not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so
but my brothers and sisters in law;
and their children,
although but young, had the like agreeable natures
and affectionate dispositions.
- Margaret Cavendish

For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water,
but was agreeable to those who were used to it.
They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer,
upon which they saw the barley swim.
- Xenophon

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People living their lives for you on TV;
They say they're better than you, and you agree.
- Jewel

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition
of mind and heart known as Brotherhood,
however much you preach, posture, or agree,
unless you live it.
- Faith Baldwin

My son has followed fashion since he was a punk.
He and I agree that fashion is about sex.
- Vivienne Westwood

I agree with the President that second-guessing is not a strategy,
but at the same time, I want to continue the dialogue
that ultimately will lead to bringing all of our troops home.
- Howard Coble

I always thought I was good.
That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked
me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn't agree
with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.
- Jesse Helms

For your own good is a persuasive argument that will
eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
- Janet Frame

Maybe they continued to agree with Archie Bunker -
as I said earlier,
you can't change people's minds, but you can get them to think.
- Norman Lear

Army life don't agree with me.
- Eddie Slovik

I agree with the rest of the band, that a truly synthesized
sound isn't really what I would want to go for.
- Mike Gordon

When music fails to agree to the ear,
to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses,
then it has missed the point.
- Maria Callas

I agree with Marjorie Rosen's good psychological analysis of my acting ability.
- Pola Negri

If there's one thing that everyone can agree on,
it's that, right or wrong, they hate the press.
- Mo Rocca

In the context of interfaith encounter,
we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do -
not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
- Rowan D. Williams

I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born -
but,
as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.
- Slavoj Zizek

We must agree to live in this world,
with all that is unfair about it,
without knowing why, if we wish to have a God in our lives.
- Fred Melamed

Everybody in the real world will agree -
the moment a project is behind deadline,
quality assurance tends to go out the window.
- Alan Cox

I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.
- Robin Williams

We aren't going to agree on everything and there will
be other areas where we will be working together.
- Bill Scott

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared
to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though
whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.
- Bertrand Russell


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