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Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful
to us than the injury that provokes it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Related topics: Anger

I sometimes ponder on variation form and it seems to
me it ought to be more restrained,
purer.
- Johannes Brahms

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation
of what is possible in the musical language.
- Robert Fripp

Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.
- Samuel Richardson

 

It's not subtle or restrained.
It's not any of the things you like to think apply to your acting.
- Margaret Hamilton

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained.
He betrays himself.
He breaks out.
He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people
at the risk of life itself.
- Martin Luther

One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan,
to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness.
- Miriam Beard

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Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs
is weak enough to be restrained.
- William Blake

Not exactly hit them, but I've restrained a few people.
- Chuck Zito

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive.
The silent monster is full of restrained power;
resolute in its onward sweep,
impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction,
steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.
- Patrick MacGill

Government spending is being restrained,
the economy is making progress and moving forward,
and the pro-growth, tax cutting policies put in place
have allowed businesses to grow,
which has brought in additional tax revenue to help pay off the debt.
- Bill Shuster

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the
sacred principles of liberty,
which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must
not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
- Bertrand Russell

There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism
as protecting the Constitution,
protecting all things that limit government.
Government is the enemy of liberty.
Government should be very restrained.
- Ron Paul

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another,
are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves
are to the life of a tree.
If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

The main business of religions is to purify,
control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive
taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Let us tell our legislators in advance,
that this is a right, restraints on which,
we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to
restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
- Gerrit Smith

It is well to fetter the wings of our fancy and restrain its flights.
- Edward E. Barnard

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity;
for if man's power is increased,
the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.
- Madame de Stael

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain
majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
- James K. Polk

The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone,
what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
- Horace

It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to
restrain its emotion and retain its self command.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The cause of violence is not ignorance.
It is self-interest.
Only reverance can restrain violence -
reverance for human life and the environment.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane
and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place,
time and ability.
- Chanakya

We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth
in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody.
- William Weld

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain,
but to preserve and enlarge freedom.
For in all the states of created beings capable of law,
where there is no law, there is no freedom.
- John Locke

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration
that swept over the land;
no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people,
and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization.
- Nelson A. Miles

In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage,
we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression
is more than a monstrous defect,
that it is also a crucial survival tool.
- Katherine Dunn

The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State
will leave in existence a defensive association,
resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis,
which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.
- Benjamin Tucker

I think people should have the legal right to hurt
themselves without fearing that they're going to get locked up for doing so.
But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting
himself or herself in front of me,
I would, of course, try to restrain them.
- Chester Brown

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere
restrains evil interference -
they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
- George Washington

The scientific imagination always restrains itself
within the limits of probability.
- Thomas Huxley

We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being
by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us.
The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of
things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
- Joseph de Maistre

The real and effectual discipline which is exercised
over a workman is that of his customers.
It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains
his frauds and corrects his negligence.
- Adam Smith

It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of
containing and restraining violence.
But violence comes not from genes but from ideas.
- Edward Bond

No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth,
fortune, the law, or other people restraining them
from acting according to their will.
- Euripides

We have been restraining the growth of the cost of education-that is,
tuition, room and board-to be within approximately
one and a half percentage points of the consumer price index.
- Charles Vest

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I try to play characters who are different from myself,
so I feel like this character is someone who is really different.
I actually think that if I did what he did in this movie,
I would get a restraining order put against me.
- Ryan Gosling

I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role
that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
- Ben Stiller

Always speak politely to an enraged Dragon.
- Steven Brust

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally,
and politely, put parents in their place.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled,
I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle,
so how could I be alcoholic?
- Betty Ford

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone.
The English do, and it's been their only major business
advantage for the past two centuries.
- Doug Coupland

I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent
when people prate to me about the glory of being given
another chance to live happily ever after!
- Mercedes McCambridge

We will hang you, never fear, Most politely,
most politely.
- William Gilbert

I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between
the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited
outside time is concerned.
Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to
lead any kind of stable life.
- Richard Chamberlain

When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated
under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better.
A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying,
as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
- Calvin Trillin

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado


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