Quotation Explorer - 'Acceptable'

... in practice the standard for what constitutes rape is set not at the level of women's experience of violation but just above the level of coercion acceptable to men. - Judith Lewis Herman
If you feel ashamed of ignorance,it's your fault.Try to make yourself acceptable. - Arunesh mani
NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's-ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending. - Ambrose Bierce
I have watched a lot of films... about war... but still I can't understand what's the purpose of war???Killing inocent people??About religion... so my god says that killing other people isn't acceptable... but your is acceptable???WTF - Deyth Banger
It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. - Richard Dawkins
The only acceptable alternative to silence is to speak from the heart - Marty Rubin
Once the people have been deluded into believing that speeches and voting are the only acceptable tools by which to affect change in their nation, those who are in control no longer need to worry about any significant challenge to their power. - Dave Champion
I became a writer so that the voices inside my head would become an acceptable occurrence. - Janae Mitchell
The real acts of a real devil you know have been made acceptable by the fictitious actions of a nonexistent devil that you do not know. - Mike Klepper
Does it, does it—I'm flailing here—does it have a name? What you've done?If it had a name, he says, what would that change, exactly? Would it be more acceptable to you? Would it be a thing people do? Would it have a category unto itself? - Jess Row
The only truth is that we cannot speak the truth . The only acceptable viewpoint is that we cannot express a viewpoint. - Murong Xuecun
Sudden changes are always acceptable for me. What a weather !! Happy !! - Aditya Pandya
mankind is resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable tomorrow. - Joseph Heller
We enjoy the night, the darkness, where we can do things that aren't acceptable in the light. Night is when we slake our thirst. - William Hill
Are we not acceptable, moon? Are we not lovely sitting together here, I in my satin; he in black and white? - Virginia Woolf
When undesirable and ugly addendum enters a man's life history, it become acceptable as part of the process of growing up. - Aihebholo-oria Okonoboh
Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you. - Golda Poretsky
Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path. - Gordon Atkinson
I don’t think they can deal with someone being complex and contradictory; it’s not acceptable, you have to be a cartoon, a stereotype. - Shirley Manson
Mediocrity in life is acceptable only when one excels at it. - ShyWriter
Now domestication and sophistication of men by women are the norm and acceptable by society, but they are terrible for manhood. - Debasish Mridha
To base the unexplainabilty and the immense wonder of nature onto an other miracle (God) is unnecessary and not acceptable for any serious thinker.[Diary entry, 1971] - Fritz Zwicky
does a society exist where it's become acceptable to wear 'helmets' enclosing one's entire head when in public to preempt social interaction - Tao Lin
Tolerance is NOT acceptance. And that's the problem with ALL religion. It teaches acceptance only for those who believe exactly as you do, and at best, tolerance for the rest of us "sinners." Sorry. Not acceptable. - Quentin R. Bufogle
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. - Malcolm X
Fantasy and drama appeal to us. They are socially acceptable and make you feel good about yourself. Moreover, you get rewarded for being cleverly ignorant. - Saurabh Sharma
Our state of mind defines our character, whether it is or not socially acceptable toward others.This is the way it can part of our identities when we communicate with our surroundings in our everyday life - Saaif Alam
All things acceptable to God the Father must come from God the Son, whether us or our works. - paul viggiono
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. - E.L. Doctorow
Crying was an acceptable outlet, even if it made you feel raw and empty inside, it was still better than that build up of resentment that grew from not letting your emotions out.- My Bestfriend's Girl - - Dorothy Koomson
Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold. - Latin Proverb
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. - Ambrose Bierce
Reasoning with senselessness will never build faith. Faith is strengthened when you stop collecting fragmented signs and questionable hunches, in order to build an acceptable reason for your wrong decisions and less than desirable circumstances. - Shannon L. Alder
The more ‘life’ a story has the more readily will it be susceptible of allegorical interpretations: while the better a deliberate allegory is made the more nearly will it be acceptable just as a story. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Brand integrity is the ability to present one’s brand both in words and deeds to be true, respectable and acceptable without compromising on standards (brand’s promise). - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Laws should act as the lower limits of acceptable behavior, not as a guide to noble action. - George Hammond
The ceiling is not a good limit;it prevents you from reaching the sky.The sky is not a favorable limit;it hinders you from reaching the stars.The stars are not an acceptable limit;they impede you from reaching the edge of the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
People shock me when they say they never read. When I was young, if people didn't read they would never admit it. Now, its quite acceptable to be anti-intellectual. - Joan Vass
Everything is acceptable until we stop accepting them. - Peter Adejimi
Damien Hirst is acceptable because he's a brand. It's like buying a Porche. Hardline conservatives will never accept it, others think it's a massive waste of money but most will just shrug and move on - Qatar cultural official
Good enough may be an acceptable end, but it should never be an acceptable goal. - James Rozoff
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