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Avoiding Quotes

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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.

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Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

 

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed
to the advantage of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
- Virginia Woolf

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
- John Guare

I've found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age;
you take care of every day -
let the calendar take care of the years.
- Ed Wynn

Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time,
it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time.
- Bo Bennett

I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy.
I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't
find a way of avoiding it.
- Brigitte Bardot

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

When I was younger, many of my romantic escapades were
just a means of simply avoiding being by myself.
I was afraid of feeling lonely, afraid I wouldn't know what to say to myself.
- Michael Zaslow

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of
useless contraptions and in constructing the useful
combinations which are in infinite minority.
- Henri Poincare

I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing
a cognitive style on workers and their work.
- Edward Tufte

Do not worry about avoiding temptation.
As you grow older it will avoid you.
- Joey Adams

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but
I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and
others of innocent enjoyments.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

I think by laying it out for the viewer I'm avoiding the issue of bias.
- Dan Abrams

I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits;
I started to be aware of my feelings more,
rather than numb them.
- Judith Wright

It's all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible.
Choices suck, they are inherently limiting.
- Craig Armstrong

Avoiding the phrase "I don't have time...",
will soon help you to realize that you do have the
time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
- Bo Bennett

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.

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.
- John D. MacDonald

Avoiding offense means that we don't accept each other as equals.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Much talking is the cause of danger.
Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune.
The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage.
Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
- Saskya Pandita

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles,
but in avoiding them.
A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale

But I have been avoiding talking about what I'm doing
now because it's frustrating for people to hear about
things that aren't available yet.
- John Frusciante

The life of the creative man is lead,
directed and controlled by boredom.
Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
- Susan Sontag

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity,
I would have to say it is avoiding worry,
stress and tension.
And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
- George Burns

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
- Ayn Rand

Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease.
- Robert Cecil

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.
- Paul Tillich

Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate
limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power
struggles that result in unhappiness.
- Charlotte Davis Kasl

I'm disappearing, avoiding most things.
- Syd Barrett

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom,
since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts;
every action of animal life is concerned with seeking
bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine

States are looking for low-cost solutions that will
enable better communication,
while avoiding the danger in which the chain of command
breaks down in emergencies.
We do not want everyone talking to everyone else all the time.
- John Shimkus

He shall sit solitary by avoiding the company of men,
he shall hold his peace by meditating upon the joys of heaven,
and he has risen above his state by tasting celestial delights.
- Saint Bonaventure Sequoyah

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where
the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all
pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly,
the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.
- Terry Prachett

The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm
to Zionist interests outside of Palestine,
not from weakness or lack of ability to do so,
but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts
to be opened against it around the world.
- Ahmed Yassin

Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns,
and he is doing it again now, by not telling people
what is really necessary.
He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues,
those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
- Angela Merkel

The British system denied any role for human creativity,
and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires,
pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain,
objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve
the best allocation of wealth.
- Robert Trout

It's about avoiding reality through various escape
routes that become addictions and lead to Hell.
My character is addicted to television,
chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son,
which has no basis in reality.
- Ellen Burstyn

I want to be clear.
No company is too big to be prosecuted.
We have zero tolerance for corporate fraud,
but we also recognize the importance of avoiding collateral
consequences whenever possible.
- Alberto Gonzales

For the future, I would suggest avoiding subjects of too vast a scale.
It would be useful to make out a list of fundamental
questions on the matter to be dealt with,
and discuss only those.
- Karl Lehmann

I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots
of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat.
Dancers don't need different fuel from other people -
they just need more of it because they use more energy.
- Deborah Bull

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience,
impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
- Katharine Graham

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
- Abraham Lincoln


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