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I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

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The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

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.

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

If you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- Somerset Maugham

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

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I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse
to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Nature can refuse to speak but she cannot give a wrong answer.
- Charles Brenton Huggins

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent,
horrible - but not obliterated, yet.
I just refuse to be beaten down.
I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.
- Lydia Lunch

A Bill of Rights is what the people are
entitled to against every government,
and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
- Thomas Jefferson

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer
to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
- Hartley William Shawcross

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have,
might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone

We continue to subsidize highways and aviation,
but when it comes to our passenger rail system,
we refuse to provide the money Amtrak needs to survive.
- Corrine Brown

You know your children are growing up when they stop
asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
- P. J. O'Rourke

It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied
allegiance to truth in unimportant matters,
to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.
- Janos Arany

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have
the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brando

Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just
the same to have been asked.
- Ovid

This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
- Margaret Atwood

I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical
things that Hollywood does to a performer.
- Jamie Farr

Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse,
and what they are capable of bearing.
- Horace

What do you do if you are asked to do a job,
first by the Prime Minister, and then by the King? How can you refuse?
- Lord Mountbatten

I refuse to answer on the ground that this might be incriminating.
- Ethel Rosenberg

I refuse to confide and don't like it when people write about art.
- Balthus

In the name of the constitution of Texas,
which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels
when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
- Helen Hayes

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I refuse to be crude and selfish in any way.
- DeForest Kelley

Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
- Brigitte Bardot

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career.
And then it's done, it's dumped.
But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone.
- Taylor Dayne

I refuse to feel guilty.
I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money.
I went through periods when I had nothing,
so somebody in my family has to get stinkin' wealthy.
- Jim Carrey

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

I refuse to be silenced.
- Al Goldstein

I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything,
I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
- Diogenes

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
- A. C. Benson

None of my neighbors believe in what I say.
They refuse to wear the rings.
They will never accept my invention until the day they die.
That's what I call the real antichrists.
- Alex Chiu

If there's specific resistance to women making movies,
I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons:
I can't change my gender,
and I refuse to stop making movies.
- Kathryn Bigelow

As a woman I can't go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else.
- Jeanette Rankin

I refuse to go into a fast-food outlet -
to use the toilet even -
in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was
sneaking in a quick burger.
- Jonny Wilkinson

I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.
- Lillian Hellman

In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience
clause" that protects physician training programs that
refuse to provide training for abortion procedures.
- Ken Calvert

I refuse to dance.
And I can't dance anyway.
I'm not in a band for that.
- Liam Gallagher

I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
- Edward Everett

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while.
The first discipline of education must therefore be
to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
- Aleister Crowley

I refuse to age disgracefully in rock 'n' roll.
- Ben Harper

I refuse to make uninspired music.
- Ben Harper

The current system punishes communities which make
the investment in creating landfills,
only to have them filled by states which refuse to
adequately address their waste issues.
- Paul Gillmor

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise
when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact
rarely get as far as fact.
- Thomas Huxley

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista

If you are Iraqi, you know who I am...
and you know that I do not tire.
I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these
questions because this court is illegitimate.
- Saddam Hussein

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to
attend the third day of a match when so often the last
day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
- Frank Woolley

Before I refuse to take your questions,
I have an opening statement.
- Ronald Reagan

I know it is a somewhat delicate matter to refuse a gift,
but in this case the statue is so atrocious that every
endeavour should be made to keep it out of the church.
- Giles Gilbert Scott

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis
of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
- Edward Albert

In general my children refuse to eat anything that
hasn't danced in television.
- Erma Bombeck

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to
take part in the government,
is to live under the government of worse men.
- Plato

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.
- Publilius Syrus

Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.
- Al Hirschfeld

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on
peace keeping missions abroad because they probably
need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
- Kofi Annan

It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men,
but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart.
How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart.
Those escape your anger who refuse your sway,
and those are punished most, who most obey.
- Matthew Prior

I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove
of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse
to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy.
- Roger Waters


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