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Indulgence Quotes

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Self denial is an indulgence to the ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth,
the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
- Walter Savage Landor

The only real indulgence was buying a house.
That was a pretty big step.
- Calista Flockhart

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your
beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
- Robert A. Heinlein

 

Bore children, and they stop reading.
There's no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene.
- Mark Haddon

Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind,
and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence
in broad generalization and synthesis.
- Samuel E. Morison

Love turns, with a little indulgence,
to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal.
- William Hazlitt

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Grief is the agony of an instant.
The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
- Benjamin Disraeli

An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend,
excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity.
- Saadi

The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed,
means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence,
not that the meaning of love ought to have something
of the 'otherness' and terror of God.
- Charles Williams

The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them,
for this they have seldom dealt with.
Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their
eyes to more honorable ways.
- Bryant H. McGill

What other nations call religious toleration,
we call religious rights.
They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence,
but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens,
however small.
- Richard Mentor Johnson

I must therefore implore your indulgence for a pretty
long and plain development of my views concerning that
cause which the citizens of New York,
and you particularly, gentlemen, honour with generous interest.
- Lajos Kossuth

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life,
and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence,
is the proof of your moral integrity,
since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty
to the achievement of your values.
- Ayn Rand

Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls
from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation
of our souls from worldly tempers,
vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.
- William Law

DURING the first years of my service in Dr. Flint's
family, I was accustomed to share some indulgences
with the children of my mistress.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

The genius of the economic machine is in its ability
to convert these indulgences into profitability.
It converts desire into attention, a grip on our eyeballs and eardrums,
which in turn can be marketed to advertisers.
- Todd Gitlin

I like to think that we've got a plan,
so let's stick to it.
That said, once we've stuck to it, we're allowed as
much improvisation as anyone cares to indulge themselves in.
- Guy Ritchie

When you were on stage, you could be absolutely open
about your emotions and indulge them and express yourself in a way that -
in real life -
I wasn't doing.
- Ian Mckellen

I adore clothes, I adore drinking.
I just don't have the time or the inclination to totally indulge in it.
- Christine Baranski

I therefore beg that you would indulge me with the
liberty of declining the arduous trust.
- Christopher Gadsden

Films are hard to make and I think the word indulge
really leads one to believe that it's an easy sort
of business and it's really extremely difficult.
- Ken Russell

What we've seen this season is that if something that
will enhance performance is available,
some players will indulge...
unless the penalty is an absolute deterrent.
- Michael Wilbon

Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds,
you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
- James Earl Jones

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
- Gertrude Stein

Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself.
- Sarah Jessica Parker

I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do
not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet,
but watch the consequences, and do not continue any
course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort.
- William Banting

I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the
pangs and fury of despair.
- Joseph Addison

There are moments to indulge and enjoy,
but I always know when it's time to go home and wash my knickers.
- Kate Winslet

O friend unseen, unborn, unknown, Student of our sweet English tongue,
I never indulge in poetics - Unless I am down with rheumatics.
- Quintus Ennius

Be charitable and indulge to everyone,
but thyself.
- Joseph Joubert

Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry
and indulge it on every occasion.
- Moliere

A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference,
and the spiritual glorification of difference,
as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
- Andrew Cohen

Television preachers extract money from the poor to
live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which
equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes.
- J. Irwin Miller

However, I must not indulge in homespun wisdom here
before so distinguished an assembly,
especially as I am to be followed by a representative of science.
- Knut Hamsun

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

The first song is called "London." It's about two Russian
soldiers who desert the Russian army and escape to London,
where they indulge in a life of crime.
- Neil Tennant

Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves,
and to make an idol of our will.
- Samuel Rutherford

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
- Laurence J. Peter

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
- George William Curtis

We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind,
since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others,
and we teach the good that they are good in vain.
- Walter Winchell

It is true I gained muscular vigour,
but with it a prodigious appetite,
which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight,
until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise.
- William Banting

When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink,
and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings,
neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society,
and cast off all regard to religion,
their case is much to be pitied.
- John Woolman

When public men indulge themselves in abuse,
when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort
to innuendo and insinuation,
to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged,
and democracy is baffled.
- J. William Fulbright

Labor organizations are formed, not to employ combined
effort for a common object,
but to indulge in declamation and denunciation,
and especially to furnish an easy living to some officers who do not want to work.
- William Graham Sumner

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality
can be maintained without religion.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that
national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
- George Washington

The more decisions you make, the better,
statistically, your odds of success are.
And what I also learned was, it doesn't matter:
anything can be fixed.
When you're directing, you can agonize,
but you can't indulge.
Stuff has to happen.
- Tony Goldwyn

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which
a human being can indulge.
It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base.
All men are afraid in battle.
The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty.
Duty is the essence of manhood.
- George S. Patton

Understand this law and you will then know,
beyond room for the slightest doubt,
that you are constantly punishing yourself for every
wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act
of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
- Napoleon Hill

Look I eat really well and I work out,
but I also indulge when I want to.
I don't starve myself in an extremist way.
You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my
glass of wine because I'd be devastated.
- Jennifer Aniston

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him.
- Abu Bakr

Profaneness is a brutal vice.
He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him;
he indulges it,
he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain,
which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
- Edmund Burke

If once a man indulges himself in murder,
very soon he comes to think little of robbing;
and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking,
and from that to incivility and procrastination.
- Thomas de Quincey

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate
act that should not be indulged in lightly.
- M. F. K. Fisher

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably
indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man,
studious of change, And pleased with novelty,
might be indulged.
- William Cowper

Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some
countries and all clubs are given full privilege to
do as they please about including it in their programs.
- Paul Harris

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies,
a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
- Samuel Richardson

Some dying men are the most tyrannical;
and certainly,
since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore,
the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
- Herman Melville

I enjoyed sex and indulged in it when I fancied the men.
- Christine Keeler

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial;
but if honest,
and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead
to full establishment of the truth.
- Ambrose Bierce

I have such an extreme attitude about work,
where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities
and then when I am not derelict,
I am completely indulged in it.
I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.
- Geddy Lee

As the most extravagant errors were received among
the established articles of their faith,
so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice,
and were indulged not only with impunity,
but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
- David Brainerd

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
- John Ruskin

The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the
things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.
- Dorothy Dix

The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought,
hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes,
and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition.
- Eliza Haywood

You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible
thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert,
you know, communal politics which the Congress has
never been shy of indulging in.
- Arundhati Roy


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