Quotation Explorer - 'Abandon'

Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. - John Locke
It's interesting how pain can change a person, eh? How it makes a man abandon his pride and forsake himself. - Kichiku Neko
I don't think reading is a pleasure I'll ever be able to abandon. - Jen Turano
To seek the praise of men as our motivation is to abandon truly great things, for more often than not truly great things elicit the ire of men far more than they garner their praises. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Humans are, as Sartre put it, ‘condemned to be free’. To insist that science, or God, objectively defines moral values is to abandon our responsibility as human beings to make such judgments. - Kenan Malik
You have what it takes! Believe! You are the one with the dream. You own it. And you will walk through the open doors. Nothing can stop you.. Risk, even if you make mistakes. So live with faith and abandon. Have some fun. You are being carried... - Evan Edwards
Do we ever have to abandon all hope? Is it not perhaps a good thing that by refusing to give in to the evidence, the dreams that lie half awake in us all may persist? - Théodore Monod
It's only when you abandon your ambitions that they become possible.
From ... the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. ... I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. - George Orwell
This is the ordinariness of the Present, without anything special, mystic or mysterious, it simply exists!! One should live through one’s life from moment to moment, and allow things happen the way they want to happen. Abandon yourself into the Present! Be consciously present in every moment! - Frank Wanderer
I found myself when I least expected you- at the same old rocking chair in the room with the same flavor of tea. The only difference was the tea had turned cold, just as life had. And I found myself with an option. I could abandon this tea anytime and make a fresh one. You see? - Jasleen Kaur GumberKaur Gumber
One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. - Morris L. West
Is not prayer the intensely personal struggle within each disciple, and among us collectively, to resist the despair and distractions that cause us to practice unbelief, to abandon or avoid the way of Jesus? - Ched Myers
We are born under circumstances that would be favorable if we did not abandon them. It was nature's intention that there should be no need of great equipment for a good life: every individual can make himself happy. - Seneca
We aren't really called to save the world, not even to save one person; Jesus does that. We are just called to love with abandon. We are called to enter into our neighbors' sufferings and love them right there. - Katie J. Davis
It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates. - Nisargadatta Maharaj
There were silences in my head. I could abandon myself completely to the pleasure of multiple relationships, to the beauty of the day, to the joys of the day. It was as if a cancer in me had ceased gnawing me. The cancer of introspection. - Anaïs Nin
You never finish writing a novel, you eventually abandon it. - Tom Winton
We have come to the determination to die, all of us, rather than abandon our God, and our religion. - Jeanne D'Albret
If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another name? - Graham Greene
Remember that you were born with only love and hope; never abandon hope. - Debasish Mridha
Love the wife of your youth. Never abandon her. - Lailah Gifty Akita
At the end of the day, it’s your life. If you turn out good, the world celebrates you and with you (not minding how you achieved it). If bad, they abandon you (even if they gave you the advice that led you to doom). Just be you and follow your heart. - Omoakhuana Anthonia
Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010) - Patti Smith
To create a free society is not to accomplish the impossible task of convincing all people to abandon aggression, but to accomplish the essential task of convincing enough people to abandon the belief that aggression is ever legitimate. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
The spiritual response is too often a simplistic one: we abandon God or we blame God for abandoning us. - Joan D. Chittister
To abandon language is to stop/creating a place other than your own life/in which to live. It is to enter/the terrible certainty of the flesh. Even god/is only possible through language. - Jude Nutter
Here's to adrenaline. Here's to dramatic abandon of protocol. Here's to treasured pain and purple rain. Here's to chasing our souls, burning across to sky. Here's to drinking the ash as it falls, and not asking why. - Virginia Petrucci
To improve quality of life, to evolve into a better version of ourselves, to pause in recognition of blessings with only our name on the tag, to dance in graitutde, to embrance with abandon, to give without receiving, to seek the face of God ... all this and more is why we exisit. - Toni Sorenson
sometimes we need the world and all the people on her to abandon us so we can turn to the One who will never leave us stranded. - Aisha Mirza
Perfection is, however, not to be sought in the future, as we are fully capable of experiencing it here and now, if we abandon ourselves into the present moment and allow the pleasure of Existence take us with it. - Frank Wanderer
Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights. - Timothy Snyder
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. - Pope John Paul II
I would be dreadfully remiss not to think that God would painstakingly craft something an intimately ingenious and inexplicably intricate as my life, and that by virtue of such sheer brilliance I should not examine it with the greatest precision and unleash it with the fullest abandon. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
All hope abandon, ye who enter here! - Dante Alighieri
Cherish the fabulous, the fantastic, the beautiful, the graceful, the moments of abandon, laughter, quirkiness. Cherish the tiny incredible details, the gigantic & varied display, and the infinite depths - of life. - Jay Woodman
While I wholeheartedly believe in choosing to approach every challenge with a great attitude, I don't mean that we should abandon authenticity and live in fantasyland. - Charles R. Swindoll
When people become prisoners of daily habits and happen to be hostages of choices, which they made in the past, but which they finally do not actually want, they experience the need to abandon their corporeal prison at a certain time in life. ( "Corporeal prison" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Why is it so easy to abandon ourselves, and why do we so easily fall into the illusion that this self-abandonment is the only way people will like us? - Ariana Carruth
foodstuffs absolved of the obligation to provide vitamins and minerals cavorted with reckless abandon. - Michael Lewis
Far too often, it is at the moment where we finally stand on the very precipice of some great thing that we turn and abandon it, for it is at these seminal moments that fear wins and greatness dies. The beauty of Christmas is that God steps over precipices. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I tried to abandon my tenacity, but I just couldn't let it go. - Tim Fargo
We simply can’t abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together. - Seth Adam Smith
For dear me, why abandon a beliefMerely because it ceases to be true - Robert Frost
Please, no matter how we advance in technology please don't abandon the book-there is nothing in our material world more beautiful than a book. - Patti Smith
He was thirteen that year, the age when children splinter off and abandon the old loves. - Mark Costello
To avoid the cost incurred in pursuing great things we opt for ease and blithely abandon great things. The sheer recklessness of such a pathetically apathetic trade-off will eventually cost us a life squandered, which in the end is the greatest cost of all. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
But there was another class of people, the real people. To this class they all belonged, and in it the great thing was to be elegant, generous, plucky, gay, to abandon oneself without a blush to every passion, and to laugh at everything else. - Leo Tolstoy
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. - Harriet Van Horne
Tell a child, that he will soon be homeless; he will slowly detach from the world. Tell that same child that he is now homeless, he will abandon all foundations. Tell the child he has a home again, he may return to Earth from his travels, but he will never want to see this world again. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The real secret to freedom seems to lie in the ability to deal with ambiguity, the capacity to tolerate noise and yet hear within its wild randomizing abandon the possibilities of innovation and transformations. - William Thompson
Any work is always improvable, you cannot really finish the work, you can only abandon it out of tiredness or incompetence. - Amit Kalantri
The one who doesn't, at the time of bliss as well as crisis, abandon his own, is the one worthy to be addressed as a human. - Radhika Mundra
No, no, it's not all random, if it was really random, the universe would abandon us completely, and the universe doesn't. It takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we can't see. - R.J. Palacio
The Talmud states, "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. - Bridges McCall
Emerge; don’t cower.Endure; don’t run.Nurture; don’t abandon - Raji Lukkoor
Pray with a pure heart and pray from where you are. He will answer your prayers. There is no need to abandon the world or retreat to a jungle - Radhe Maa
It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. - Rebecca West
When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. - Confucius
If girls realized their responsibilities they would be so careful when they smiled that they would probably abandon the practice altogether. There are moments in a man's life when a girl's smile can have as important results as an explosion of dynamite. - PG Wodehouse, Something New
Hypocrisy has its place in the ages of strong belief: in which even when one is compelled to exhibit a different belief one does not abandon the belief on already has. - Frederich Nietzsche
Don't trouble yourself. God didn't make us to abandon us. - Michelangelo Buonarrotigelo
In every age of transition men are never so firmly bound to one way of life as when they are about to abandon it. - Bernard Levin
We have to abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve this crisis. Our policies have to shift. - Al Gore
Leave me alone,Do me a favor, abandon me,I want to think about,You me and the idea of forever. - Rohit Hora
When men and women who God has created to make a difference in the world, abandon the mandate for their lives and instead, begin to pursue all nonentities of life, God cannot but be frustrated - Sunday Adelaja
The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable. - H.L. Mencken
I believe that many sacrifices need to be made in order to do your best as a parent, but I also believe you don't have to abandon your whole life. - Holly Madison
Abandon hope. - Pema Chödrön
I will never abandon one opportunity and wait for another. We have not reached the goal we are striving for. What you see now is nothing compared to our vision…just tiny parts of what lies ahead. - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Summer rushes in on the heels of spring, eager to take her turn; and then she dances with wild abandon. But the time soon comes when she gratefully falls, exhausted and sated, into the auburn arms of autumn. - Cristen Rodgers
Behold divinity divine enough to abandon divinity. Behold majesty secure enough to proceed un-majestically. Behold strength strong enough to become weakness, goodness good enough to be unmindful of its reputation. Behold love plenteous enough to give and take not again. - Paul Ramsey
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