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Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

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Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Happy and fortunate indeed would this nation be,
nay, completely blessed, if it had good prelates and pastors,
and but one prince, and that prince a good one.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

 

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory,
abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded,
nay nor canals and dockyards make the city,
but men able to use their opportunity.
- Alcaeus

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay,
why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable,
but is also remediable.
- Horace Mann

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For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful,
nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
- Thomas Carlyle

Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other.
Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar,
and a great hater of the truth.
- Susanna Moodie

Money is time.
With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise
would not in any sense be mine;
nay,
which would make me their miserable bondsman.
- George Gissing

Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law
itself is nothing else but reason -
the law which is perfection of reason.
- Edward Coke

Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world,
is run by evil morons.
- Rudy Rucker

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and
faced my adversity and my nay-sayers,
but managed to do all right.
It is a pretty classic tale.
- Steve Nash

Large organization is loose organization.
Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization
is always disorganization.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater,
but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain
and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
- Mary Astell

Truth is tough.
It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch;
nay,
you may kick it about all day like a football,
and it will be round and full at evening.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Universalism as an ideal is as old as nay,
is probably much more ancient than the Christian ideal.
- Arthur Keith

Every day, nay every moment, try to do some good deed.
- Abu Bakr

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals.
They never feel that it is an injustice to equals;
nay it is treachery to comrades.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

You have to not listen to the nay sayers because there
will be many and often they'll be much more qualified
than you and cause you to sort of doubt yourself.
- James Cameron

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman;
nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the
red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man.
Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking
that the world needs to hear her voice.
- Anna Julia Cooper

For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb,
nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should
employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand
bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray;
nay,
when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror,
it reflects itself with redoubled brightness.
It is not perfected till it is shared.
- Jane Porter

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us -
of becoming happy - is not attainable:
yet we may not -
nay,
cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization
of it by some means or other.
- Sigmund Freud

After all, I long to be in America again,
nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe,
it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind,
and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any
portion of the world beside.
- John James Audubon

Nay, men are so far from musing of their sins,
that they disdain this practise, and scoff at it:
what say they,
if all were of your mind; what should become of us?
Shall we be always poring on our corruptions?
- Thomas Hooker

Well, we run my ship differently.
Any offer that comes in, I yay or nay it,
no matter how insane it is.
Like, if someone asks me if I'm interested in doing a porn film,
the answer to that is going to be no,
but it comes to me anyway.
I'm responsible for making the call.
- Henry Rollins

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

We are perverse creatures and never satisfied.
- Nan Fairbrother

So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue
to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves,
whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent.
- Talib Kweli

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Every true genius is bound to be naive.
- Friedrich Schiller

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

Indeed, this epistemological theory of the relation
between theory and experiment differs sharply from
the epistemological theory of naive falsificationism.
- Imre Lakatos

It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing
mankind today can be solved with means and methods
which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many,
many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship,
and everyone was surprised!
A little naive, I feel!
- Eddie Izzard

Moon is also a naive native girl when she sets out for Carbuncle.
- Joan D. Vinge

I don't know what idiocies drove me in those days,
but they were naive, innocent idiocies in many ways.
- Laurie Lee

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which
puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.
- Saul Bellow

Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion,
everything is O.K.
- Stanley Crouch

"Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant,
like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls.
- Craig Shirley

I was naive enough to think that I could make the difference.
- David Gest

I can get away with saying a lot of ideas that are young and naive.
I'm liberated.
- Neil Young

The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace
can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament
must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace.
- Ludwig Quidde

The stupid neither forgive nor forget;
the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
- Thomas Szasz

It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding,
but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
- James Thurber

The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive.
- Joichi Ito

When I was 15, I was naive, looked like a grey mouse and felt second choice.
- Kim Wilde

These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous.
I think that comes from a naive place,
because those people generally don't know what it's like.
- Catherine Keener

I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable.
That's why I got taken advantage of.
To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
- Tia Carrere

She wasn't as naive and innocent as she was in the first season.
- Shiri Appleby

It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
- Anatole France

Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation
of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied
the needs of the naive consciousness.
- Wilhelm Wundt

I didn't actually realise what apartheid meant.
I'm probably a bit naive, but I thought it was more of a vague segregation,
like on the beaches and buses.
- John Deacon

My songs are my kids.
Some of them stay with me, some others I have to send out,
out to the war.
It might sound stupid and it might even sound naive,
but that's just the way it is.
- Thom Yorke

We are naive and moralistic women.
We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition.
And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
- Kate Millett

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.
- Johnny Carson

I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive.
I've seen it all, I was here first.
- Kurt Cobain

I have a rather naive approach, I think,
to my job.
- Ben Kingsley

The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force
or with appeasement is naive,
and I think it's dangerous.
- George Allen

Many people do think it's naive to improvise in front of paying customers.
I'm not saying one way is better than another.
- Lee Konitz

I think in a way I was probably completely naive about
what it takes to make something become a hit.
- Duncan Sheik

Too many people get lost in the game of having a good
time and being naive about things.
- Steve Brown

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things.
People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive,
but I've got a right to say what I believe.
- Ed Harris

I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candour of a child.
- Claude Debussy

I was so naive I didn't even know about agents.
I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris.
I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.
- Kirstie Alley

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve,
he made 'em both a little bit naive.
- E. Y. Harburg

Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy.
- John Ralston Saul

I don't think we should ever be at war.
That's kind of naive, I suppose.
- Sandy Duncan


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