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Impertinence Quotes

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When a thought takes one's breath away,
a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Related topics: Humor

May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down:
write down what you feel.
It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
- Robertson Davies

In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
- Theodor Adorno

If you treat with courtesy your equal,
who is privileged to resent an impertinence,
how much more cautious should you be to your dependents,
from whom you demand a respectful demeanor.
- Robert Chambers

 

That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question,
and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
- Jacob Bronowski

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent,
anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant
for anyone who is not content to the average person.
- William Ralph Inge

One must not make oneself cheap here -
that is a cardinal point -
or else one is done.
Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime
activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration,
with their impertinent and indecent searching out of
the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
- Wendell Willkie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is all there is - God includes everything,
all possibility and all action,
for Spirit is the invisible essence and substance of all form.
- Ernest Holmes

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

The essence of good government is trust.
- Kathleen Sebelius

Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
- Dale Carnegie

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes,
thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
- Sai Baba

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy.
I care about our friendship.
The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work.
- Paul Simon

The essence of Government is power; and power,
lodged as it must be in human hands,
will ever be liable to abuse.
- James Madison

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
- William James

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance
for another's little lapses.
- David Storey

Our invisibility is the essence of our oppression.
And until we eliminate that invisibility,
people are going to be able to perpetuate the lies
and myths about gay people.
- Jean O'Leary

Desire is the essence of a man.
- Baruch Spinoza

What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture.
What is important in mime is attitude.
- Marcel Marceau

The Universe is the periodical manifestation of this
unknown Absolute Essence.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Not so the scientist.
The very essence of his life is the service of truth.
- Franz Boas

You heard it from the heart, you saw it in their eyes.
Then I got used to the fact that I couldn't feel my fingers and my feet.
That for me was the essence of the battle.
- Jude Law

The essence of all religions is One.
Surrender is the main duty of everyone.
Surrender means the feeling of oneness,
I and God are One. Why?
The reason is that the One
who is present in you is present in me.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

But the ability to articulate what you are doing,
to be clear about it, and to stick to it is,
I think, the essence of political leadership.
- Chris Patten

I don't think poetry is something that can be taught.
We can encourage young writers, but what you can't
teach them is the very essence of poetry.
- Robert Morgan

The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know,
the second, is to find out who will tell you.
- John Gunther

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little
morsel of work that comes along because I think in
essence what you're doing is you're raping yourself really.
- Karl Urban

If a man went simply by what he saw,
he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.
- Irving Babbitt

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

Human history in essence is the history of ideas.
- H. G. Wells

The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.
- Jurgen Habermas

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
- Germaine Greer

Women do not have as great a need for poetry because
their own essence is poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents,
but grow out of the very essence of religion,
namely, its absolute claims.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

There is no progress whatever.
Everything is just the same as it was thousands,
and tens of thousands, of years ago.
The outward form changes.
The essence does not change.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Re-telling the Christian story is the essence of my vocation.
That has been going on since the Evangelists in one form or another.
- Anne Rice

The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
- Walter Bagehot

There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything,
something that we cannot call learning.
There is, my friend, only a knowledge -
that is everywhere.
- Hermann Hesse

Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel,
the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing,
so is liberty the essence of life.
Whatever is done without it is imperfect.
- Jose Marti

The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the
mold of the body and mind.
- Virginia Woolf

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence
and an appeal to the essence of being.
- Albert Camus

When it's working, what acting is really about is getting
into the essence of a moment in a creative,
joyous way - through whatever frees you up.
- Lili Taylor

In essence the Renaissance was simply the green end
of one of civilization's hardest winters.
- John Fowles

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled
essence of our past behavior.
- Logan P. Smith

The essence of religion consists in the feeling of an absolute dependence.
- Friedrich Schleiermacher

Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism.
- Charles Krauthammer

The whole essence of good drawing - and of good thinking,
perhaps - is to work a subject down to the simplest
form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be.
- Chuck Jones

I wish to note that intellectual property theft by
a government represents the very essence of organized crime.
- Howard Berman

If there is one creature that represents my essence,
it's butterflies.
- Patricia Velasquez

Canada is the essence of not being.
Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being.
And a subtle flavour - we're more like celery as a flavour.
- Mike Myers

Existence precedes and rules essence.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play,
is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration,
of the hero.
- Maxwell Anderson

Painting is the representation of visible forms.
The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
- Gustave Courbet

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness
when bequeathed by those who,
even alive, would part with nothing.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
- Immanuel Kant

The cartoons which I enjoy have caused some kind of out rage,
but they have got people talking about these issues
out in the open and in essence that's what its all about.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence,
to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt


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