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Unwilling Quotes

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While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing,
are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
We have done so much, for so long, with so little,
we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
- Mother Teresa

But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace,
who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil,
but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus.
- George Whitefield

 

The Hamas organization is unwilling to honor the obligations
that the Palestinian Authority has signed.
- Moshe Katsav

A committee is a group of the unprepared,
appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
- Fred Allen

There are many talented people who haven't fulfilled
their dreams because they over thought it,
or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.
- James Cameron

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If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master,
he is whipped, or locked up in jail,
until he consents to go,
and promises not to run away during the year.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

I find it hard living in a day and age where people
are unwilling to accept who they really are.
- Matthew Lotti

The international community is unwilling to accept
the policies of the Iranian regime.
- Moshe Katsav

No man should bring children into the world who is
unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
- Plato

Aid can work where there is good governance,
and usually fails where governments are unable or unwilling
to commit aid to improve the lives of their people.
- Lee H. Hamilton

I was unwilling to - without getting too philosophical about it -
I was unwilling to structure my spirituality in the
way that the church wanted me to structure it.
- Peter Jurasik

I believe that the great painters with their intellect
as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium
of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
- Edward Hopper

When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he
is to allow a remedy to be applied.
- Pierre Corneille

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
- Thomas Fuller

Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person,
is immoral and oppressive.
- Auberon Herbert

The economy of a novelist is a little like that of
a careful housewife who is unwilling to throw away
anything that might perhaps serve its turn.
- Graham Greene

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances,
but are unwilling to improve themselves;
they therefore remain bound.
- James Allen

Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God;
the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet
those whom we have offended.
- Matthew Simpson

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people;
everywhere governments have forced and are forcing
Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
- Arthur Keith

It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country,
with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear -
usually justified -
the other side would beat them to a pulp.
- Pat Sajak

When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between
free societies and fear societies,
when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil,
we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because
peace cannot be disconnected from freedom.
- Natan Sharansky

Truly it is an evil to be full of faults;
but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and
to be unwilling to recognize them,
since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
- Blaise Pascal

I haven't played a chess match for several decades.
At one point I lost most of my chess games.
Then I realized many of my competitors were memorizing
the best moves and I was unwilling to do this.
- John Harsanyi

Gun control means being able to hit your target.
If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it.
Don't even think about taking my guns.
My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling
to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
- Michael Badnarik

But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa,
people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders -
some of them -
up to now have been very unwilling to accept,
for instance, the promotion of condom use.
- Emma Thompson

You can't do anything if a person says no.
In such a case, there's nothing you can do -
unlike the popular cliche that pressure is exerted,
or that maybe an unwilling source is done away with.
- Markus Wolf

I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power,
but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing
the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew
the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them.
- Howard Coble

The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from,
is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing
to obtain possession of goods,
but as people being unwilling to part with something
which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
- Paul Dirac

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance,
unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy,
not diffident, but formal and unresponsive,
tending constantly to hold people off.
- Albert J. Nock

Let each person do his or her part.
If one citizen is unwilling to participate,
all of us are going to suffer.
For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us,
is realized in each one of us.
- Barbara Jordan

How could I get up there and say, 'People,
we've got to do better,' when I was the poster child
for everything that was wrong? I've always believed
leaders don't ask others to do what they're unwilling to do.
- Mike Huckabee

Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations,
and every fresh truth is received unwillingly.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

A number of Americans were used, most often unwillingly,
by North Korea to arm spies with English-speaking skills
so they could target American interests in South Korea and beyond.
- Robert Jenkins

No intelligent man believes that anybody ever willingly
errs or willingly does base and evil deeds;
they are well aware that all who do base and evil things to them unwillingly.
- Protagoras

Raise your eyes and count the small gang of your oppressors
who are only strong through the blood they suck from
you and through your arms which you lend them unwillingly.
- Georg Buchner

No one who errs unwillingly is evil.
- Sophocles

The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce,
but the unwillingness to share.
- Roy L. Smith

Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that
a thing cannot be done is nothing,
but the unwillingness to do it.
- William Feather

It worries me about our unwillingness to really address
reforms and modernization in Medicare.
This thing was designed 37 years ago.
It has not evolved to keep pace with current medical technology.
- John Sununu

The president's budget request today demonstrates his
unwillingness to come clean on the true costs of his agenda.
A penny saved is not a penny earned if at the end of
the day you still owe a quarter.
- Mary Landrieu

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The greatest wealth is health.
- Virgil

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Only when life is difficult,
are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The greatest test of courage on earth
is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Ingersoll

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman


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