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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

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Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

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

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such
little respect for the reader's intelligence that it
amounts almost to outright insult.
- James Randolph Adams

 

Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press,
humanitarians included and especially government workers,
is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
- Alvin Adams

Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of
the stories he told himself,
it's hard to know what to make of those who still insist
that David Brock had it right the first time.
- Jane Mayer

And because we are, somehow, better than they,
we get to go to heaven and they don't.
Christians will tell you outright that they believe that.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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We try some really interesting things besides being outright commercial.
- Bruce Johnston

I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.
- Jean Racine

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
- Jean Rostand

Good writers borrow from other writers.
Great writers steal from them outright.
- Aaron Sorkin

The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases
last week and of the outright hostility that the Court
has displayed against religion in recent years is that
above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments.
- Cliff Stearns

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder,
and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order,
achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order
that is struggling to exist and to be served.
- Jane Jacobs

Well, if Democratic members in the House elect Nancy Pelosi as their leader,
it's almost as if they just didn't get the message
from the voters this election.
I mean, the voters outright rejected the agenda that she's been about.
And here they're going to put her back in charge.
- Eric Cantor

Even if severe wounds are given, the Indian has many chances in his favor,
for his organization is somewhat different from that of white men,
and he recovers easily from wounds that would kill any European outright.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

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.

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

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

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

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

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

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.
- Edsger Dijkstra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Tao of the sage is work without effort.
Practice non-action. Work without doing.
- Lao Tzu

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu


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