Quotation Explorer - 'Adj'

COMPROMISE, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. - Ambrose Bierce
RATIONAL, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection. - Ambrose Bierce
I don't need new boots I got bluchers back down home. Eff the effing bluchers I'll buy you new adjectival effing elastic sided boots. - Peter Carey
Stop complaining. Plot your course and start your journey. Adjust your sail. Success is waiting to welcome you. - Debasish Mridha
Life is boring when everything is perfect. Life is exciting and joyful when we continuously adjust and change to overcome the imperfection in life. - Debasish Mridha
The easiest thing for a person is to accept everything as it is and adjust with everyone in the surroundings by sacrificing or compromising originality, but it's also the worst thing if he proclaims that he has changed himself. - Testy McTesterson
LAWFUL, adj. Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction. - Ambrose Bierce
MORE, adj. The comparative degree of too much. - Ambrose Bierce
UN-AMERICAN, adj. Wicked, intolerable, heathenish. - Ambrose Bierce
I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Love is a Beautiful Thing that makes us to Adjust ourselves Forcely - Avinash Babu Anand
Adjusting to life’s changes may be difficult and something you may not be looking forward to experiencing. Be gentle with yourself and you will find clarity on all levels of encouragement in places and by people you least expect. Remember as it has been said before: This too shall pass! - Steven Cuoco
Truth doesn't pay homage to creeds. Creeds must adjust themselves to be compatible with the truth. - Abhijit Naskar
Things can be fixed. Relationship CANNOT.Its like standing on a cracked glass plane, you might just adjust yourself for the time being but there will always be a fear of increasing the cracks, fear of falling through, fear of being destroyed. - Hanif Hassan Barbhuiya
Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. - R.D. Laing
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. - Arthur C. Clarke
OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as the advance of an army against its enemy. "Were the enemy's tactics offensive?" the king asked. "I should say so!" replied the unsuccessful general. "The blackguard wouldn't come out of his works!" - Ambrose Bierce
PITIFUL, adj. The state of an enemy of opponent after an imaginary encounter with oneself. - Ambrose Bierce
The human mind adjusts itself to a certain point of view, and those who have regarded nature from one angle, during a portion of their life, can adopt new ideas only with difficulty. - Antoine Lavoisier
We can't control on how each day will fall, but we can control how we fall into each day. Learn to make adjustments to match the circumstances. - Anthony Liccione
Dead parents are gruesome, yes, but anyone who’s anyone in children’s literature has either been orphaned or abandoned; well-adjusted kids from stable two-parent homes don’t go on hero quests. - Lynn Messina
MINE, adj. Belonging to me if I can hold or seize it. - Ambrose Bierce
Adjectives are the potbelly of poetry.
You have the power to adjust your life experience simply by being grateful. - Chiara Gizzi
As it turns out, Plutarch, consciously or unconsciously, touched on a truth that most of us feel, but rarely meditate upon: the little things in behaviour are the door not only to the real character of people but also to their soul. - Nicos Hadjicostis
Manusia Indonesia tidak jera ditangkap sebagai koruptor, tetapi berpikir besok harus lebih matang strategi korupsinya. Mereka melakukan hal-hal melebihi saran setan dan ajaran iblis, pada saat yang sama bersikap melebihi Tuhan dan Nabi - Emha Ainun Nadjib
BOTTLE-NOSED, adj. Having a nose created in the image of its maker. - Ambrose Bierce
GOOD, adj. Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone. - Ambrose Bierce
That's the great thing about being in the third grade. If you've got one polysyllabic adjective, everyone thinks you're a genius.
No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life, wholly yielded, adjusted, and obedient to Him. - D.L. Moody
You change society by changing the wind. Change the wind, transform the debate, recast the discussion, alter the context in which political discussions are being made, and you will change the outcomes... You will be surprised at how fast the politicians adjust to the change in the wind. - Jim Wallis
MINSTREL, adj. Formerly a poet, singer or musician; now a nigger with a color less than skin deep and a humor more than flesh and blood can bear. - Ambrose Bierce
If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don't think it's the children who need to be adjusted. - Stefan Molyneux
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
When a man is in love how can he use old words? Should a woman desiring her lover lie down with grammarians and linguists? I said nothing to the woman I loved but gathered love's adjectives into a suitcase and fled from all languages. - Nizar Qabbani
DEPENDENT, adj. Reliant upon another's generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears. - Ambrose Bierce
PENITENT, adj. Undergoing or awaiting punishment. - Ambrose Bierce
As a civilian, I know nothing about combat, the Marine Corps experience or modern man's struggle adjusting to peace after war. I only know what's been shared with me; confidences I would never betray, nor use as details in a novel. - Tiffany Madison
If you adjust first time, compromise second time, failure is what you will get third time. - Amit Kalantri
Vanity dulls the senses. - Nadja Sam
You can either follow your dreams or adjust with your society's expectations... Either way, consequences are uncertain... the path to glory or the boulevard of mediocrity, both lead to the grave... Choose what's worthwhile, for the end is the same. - K Hari Kumar
ALONE, adj. In bad company. In contact, lo! the flint and steel, By spark and flame, the thought reveal That he the metal, she the stone, Had cherished secretly alone. Booley Fito - Ambrose Bierce
CARNIVOROUS, adj. Addicted to the cruelty of devouring the timorous vegetarian, his heirs and assigns. - Ambrose Bierce
Our abilities to understand, adjust, and change make us wise. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
ABRUPT, adj. Sudden, without ceremony, like the arrival of a cannon- shot and the departure of the soldier whose interests are most affected by it. Dr. Samuel Johnson beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption." - Ambrose Bierce
Mad, adj: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. - Ambrose Bierce
Our failures make us who we are; they build our character, we are defined by what we do with them, and how we respond to adversity. Without failure there is no growth, no striving for better, no adjusting, or dusting yourself off to try again. - J.W. Lord
When you are extravagant, you can result yourself facing alot of debt and not adjust to the pursuit of happiness. - Saaif Alam
INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things. "You tiresome man!" cried Indolentio's wife, "You've grown indifferent to all in life." "Indifferent?" he drawled with a slow smile; "I would be, dear, but it is not worth while." Apuleius M. Gokul - Ambrose Bierce
NEWTONIAN, adj. Pertaining to a philosophy of the universe invented by Newton, who discovered that an apple will fall to the ground, but was unable to say why. His successors and disciples have advanced so far as to be able to say when. - Ambrose Bierce
Acknowledgement of the prevalence and impact of trauma challenges psychological theories that localize dysfunction within the individual while ignoring the contribution of social forces on adjustment (Brett, 1996; Ross, 2000). - Rachel E. Goldsmith
Every relation need adjustments to survive, but those dies where one compromise.. - Debolina Bhawal
How one walks through the world, the endless small adjustments of balance, is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things. - Elaine Scarry
When it comes to suffering, appearance is everything. - Nadja Sam
The person identifies with the image the others have created of him on Facebook, and this image in turn guides his life and actions. He comes to believe that his public image (with the comments underneath it) is who he is. - Nicos Hadjicostis
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. - Martin Luther King Jr.
GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent. Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal: A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel. Heed not the definitions your "Unabridged" presents, For dictionary makers are generally gents. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
RESIDENT, adj. Unable to leave. - Ambrose Bierce
Easy is an adjective used to describe a woman who has the sexual morals of a man. - Nancy Linn-Desmond
Some even peek through their computer screens to see themselves on FB as others see them, in order to be sure of who they really are. In effect, they have become self-voyeurs! - Nicos Hadjicostis
Through posts and sharing, by exhibiting one’s loves and tastes, personal stories, photos, and more, each curates a public image of oneself on the web, to which one then continually strives to conform. Personal identity becomes one’s reflection in the others’ eyes. - Nicos Hadjicostis
IMPARTIAL, adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions. - Ambrose Bierce
INEXPEDIENT, adj. Not calculated to advance one's interests. - Ambrose Bierce
PLATONIC, adj. Pertaining to the philosophy of Socrates. Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost. - Ambrose Bierce
Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail ­ as you surely will ­ adjust your lives, not the standards. - Ted Koppel
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible. - Jean Kerr
PLENIPOTENTIARY, adj. Having full power. A Minister Plenipotentiary is a diplomatist possessing absolute authority on condition that he never exert it. - Ambrose Bierce
Ethics are the moral compass of a human society that change and adjust over time. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
The reason that the little things are more important than the big ones, turns out to be very simple: one can fake the big things in one’s behaviour, but not the little things. The little things lack the three f’s: feigning, fabrication, fakeness. Plus the most important c: contrivance. - Nicos Hadjicostis
LOW-BRED, adj. "Raised" instead of brought up. - Ambrose Bierce
The pure products of Americago crazy......[] No one to witnessand adjust, no one to drive the car - William Carlos Williams
To try to cure unemployment by inflation rather than by adjustment of specific wage-rates is like trying to adjust the piano to the stool rather than the stool to the piano. - Henry Hazlitt
Education gives you the power and confidence to adjust to changes. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
MAGNIFICENT, adj. Having a grandeur or splendor superior to that to which the spectator is accustomed, as the ears of an ass, to a rabbit, or the glory of a glowworm, to a maggot. - Ambrose Bierce
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. - Martha Beck
This world is unreal and ever-changing. Only an optimist with optimum love can adjust and grow with joy. - Debasish Mridha
Many things are spoken out loud, but be careful of those words that you whisper to yourself. You have the ability to uplift yourself or condemn yourself. If your thoughts are depressingly running across your mind. You need to make adjustments and change your way of thinking. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Beware of the compound adjective, beloved of the tyro and the 'poetess'. - Ambrose Bierce
Many talk about flowing against the wind, but its only fools, who goes against the wind. The wise one’s, simply adjust themselves with the flow of the wind. - Roshan Sharma
The weight of God's love for humanity cannot be determined. But felt with a grateful heart. - David Nii Sowah Kobbina Adjei
FAMOUS, adj. Conspicuously miserable. Done to a turn on the iron, behold Him who to be famous aspired. Content? Well, his grill has a plating of gold, And his twistings are greatly admired. Hassan Brubuddy - Ambrose Bierce
Insanity: a perfectly rational adjustment to the insane world. - R. D. Laing
If a man is not sure of his future, he should consciously adjust his thinking. - Duop Chak Wuol
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem,Adore to weeping,Love to laughing,Desire to praising.Tickle, giggle, kiss!Adonai my God,For one moment in love,Let alone a thousand,Let alone my life,For the honor of raising and lovingChildren in love,Praise of You is ever upon my lips. - Zoe Klein
You have the power to adjust you life experience simply be being grateful. - Chiara Gizzi
Courage is not beating up the bully or letting the bully beat you up, it is standing strong before the bully and seeing him for what he truly is: a child of God in need of an attitude adjustment. - Toni Sorenson
DEAD, adj. Done with the work of breathing; done With all the world; the mad race run Though to the end; the golden goal Attained and found to be a hole! Squatol Johnes - Ambrose Bierce
WHITE, adj. and n. Black. - Ambrose Bierce
Life is all about adjustments and love is, to be sensitive to the needs of the other than your own needs. - Henrietta Newton Martin
The world is fast changing and until you learn to adapt and adjust to stand out from the masses, you will fade into oblivion - Bernard Kelvin Clive
placid, adj.Sometimes I love it when we just lie on our backs, gaze off, stay still. - David Levithan
I would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective. - Mark Twain
Your true power is not in your difference, but in your consistency of being different. The world will always adjust to consistency, yet struggle with change. - Shannon L. Alder
FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. - Ambrose Bierce
GENEROUS, adj. Originally this word meant noble by birth and was rightly applied to a great multitude of persons. It now means noble by nature and is taking a bit of a rest. - Ambrose Bierce
MATERIAL, adj. Having an actual existence, as distinguished from an imaginary one. Important. Material things I know, or fell, or see; All else is immaterial to me. Jamrach Holobom - Ambrose Bierce
OBSTINATE, adj. Inaccessible to the truth as it is manifest in the splendor and stress of our advocacy. The popular type and exponent of obstinacy is the mule, a most intelligent animal. - Ambrose Bierce
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination. - Betty Friedan
Wisdom comes from making mistakes, having the courage to face them, and make adjustments moving forward based upon the knowledge aquired through those experiences. - Ken Poirot
Loveis not leaning on each other, adjusting to fit a different size.Loveis simply two hands reached out in the darkness,saying; I’ll be your light, if you’ll be mine. - Charlotte Eriksson
Adjusting our mindset for success is always at least half the battle. In the case of overcoming our fears, rather than being overcome by them, - it is 99% a war waged in our own head. - Connie Kerbs
The difference between Opinion and News is the adjectives used. - Benjamin Kane Ethridge
What in your life is calling you,When all the noise is silenced,The meetings adjourned...The lists laid aside,And the Wild Iris bloomsBy itselfIn the dark forest...What still pulls on your soul?—RUMI - Robin Gregory
A motion to adjourn is always in order. - Robert Heinlein
HOUSELESS, adj. Having paid all taxes on household goods. - Ambrose Bierce
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Be wise like water and adapt, adjust, and appreciate whomever you are with and wherever you are. - Debasish Mridha
DEFENCELESS, adj. Unable to attack. - Ambrose Bierce
Insecure or homicidal: the adjectives don't bother me one bit. - William Giraldi
PORTABLE, adj. Exposed to a mutable ownership through vicissitudes of possession. His light estate, if neither he did make it Nor yet its former guardian forsake it, Is portable improperly, I take it. Worgum Slupsky - Ambrose Bierce
PROVIDENTIAL, adj. Unexpectedly and conspicuously beneficial to the person so describing it. - Ambrose Bierce
You wouldn't walk with your underpants stuck in your bottom, you'd adjust them. So don't treat the inconvenience in your life like ill-fitting wandering underpants, adjust it to be comfortable again. - Conversation with aPigeon
To change your life just accept and adjust. What else can you do? - Debasish Mridha
BIGAMY, n. A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy. - Ambrose Bierce
RASH, adj. Insensible to the value of our advice. "Now lay your bet with mine, nor let These gamblers take your cash." "Nay, this child makes no bet." "Great snakes! How can you be so rash?" Bootle P. Gish - Ambrose Bierce
Whoever has the power takes the noun while the less powerful get an adjective. No one wants her achievements modified.We all just want to be the noun. - Sheryl Sandberg
All fingers are not same in length but when they are bent all stands equal. Life becomes easy when we bend and adjust to situations. - herryicm
I was the solitary plovera pencil for a wing-boneFrom the secret notesI must tiltupon the pressureexecute and adjust In us sea-air rhythm"We live by the urgent waveof the verse - Lorine Niedecker
T-TrustE-EnthusiasmA-AdjustmentM-Memories - Deepak Chopra
Most people live life on the path we set for them. Too afraid to explore any other. But once in a while people like you come along and knock down all the obstacles we put in your way. People who realize free will is a gift, you'll never know how to use until you fight for it. - the adjustment bureau
EDIBLE, adj. Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. - Ambrose Bierce
TRUTHFUL, adj. Dumb and illiterate. - Ambrose Bierce
Delete the adjectives and [you'll] have the facts. - Harper Lee
What is seen by all on FB becomes what each person also sees in the mirror when he sees himself. The others’ gaze, but also the others’ values, opinions, and judgements become one’s own. - Nicos Hadjicostis
To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown. - Jeanette Winterson
In the high country of the mind one has to become adjusted to the thinner air of uncertainty... - Robert M. Pirsig
We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers. - Joseph Chilton Pearce
MENDACIOUS, adj. Addicted to rhetoric. - Ambrose Bierce
MINOR, adj. Less objectionable. - Ambrose Bierce
We all intuitively know that a mother's love is crucial to the creation of a well-adjusted human and that we are all born with an instinctive expectation of receiving unconditionally selfless love from our mother. - Jeremy Griffith
PRECIPITATE, adj. Anteprandial. Precipitate in all, this sinner Took action first, and then his dinner. Judibras - Ambrose Bierce
REASONABLE, adj. Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. Hospitable to persuasion, dissuasion and evasion. - Ambrose Bierce
SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others. - Ambrose Bierce
Guantánamo Bay's motto: 'Safe, humane, legal, transparent detention.' Four adjectives describing one sick joke. - Rodney Ulyate
Like a floating feather in the air, take life very lightly and joyfully adjust to the flow of life. - Debasish Mridha
Almost everything important in life is invisible. - Nadja Sam
Remember, adjusting your mindset for success is, at least, half the battle of anything. In the case of overcoming our fear instead of it overcoming us is more like 99% of a war waged in our head.~ - Connie Kerbs
Coachable leaders are ready and willing to make the needed changes and adjustments in their lives. - Gary Rohrmayer
Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
PERIPATETIC, adj. Walking about. Relating to the philosophy of Aristotle, who, while expounding it, moved from place to place in order to avoid his pupil's objections. A needless precaution -- they knew no more of the matter than he. - Ambrose Bierce
RESOLUTE, adj. Obstinate in a course that we approve. - Ambrose Bierce
I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail. - Ricky Skaggs
When you become a raindrop in your mind Thunder is the closest friend you may find Wind lashed trees, dark clouds, lightning or the dust Everything you will bear once you adjust - Munia Khan
ILLUSTRIOUS, adj. Suitably placed for the shafts of malice, envy and detraction. - Ambrose Bierce
The person who knows how to adjust to others, he will not have any suffering. ‘Adjust everywhere’. - Dada Bhagwan
Science adjusts its views based on what's observedFaith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved. - Tim Minchin
Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives - Alfred de Musset
It will take some time to adjust, but I promise you, this will be a real adventure for all of us. - Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson
Ja verujem da se naporan rad uvek nagradjuje. - Isabel Allende
ACEPHALOUS, adj. In the surprising condition of the Crusader who absently pulled at his forelock some hours after a Saracen scimitar had, unconsciously to him, passed through his neck, as related by de Joinville. - Ambrose Bierce
The more you take responsibility for your attitudes, the more you can adjust yourself in a forward thinking manner. - Deborah Day
JEALOUS, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping. - Ambrose Bierce
The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. - Okakura Kakuzo
The world is your canvas and your teacher.Take a day to reflect, measure and adjust on your goals; progress is essential to continued success. - Bob Proctor
We must adjust our plans to succeed in light of the changes that have occurred. - Andrea Goeglein
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