Quotation Explorer - 'Admit'

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. - Ogden Nash
When you're lost, admit it, and ask for directions. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
While what I write is always largely consistent with the records that remain I freely admit that where historical fact proves a barrier to invention, I simply move a detail a little one way or another. - Sara Sheridan
Everybody has theology whether they admit it or not. - Jim Walker
They are many wounded hearts here. Many! Some admit. Others - the stubborn ones, scribble poetry instead. - Saru Singhal
People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not.
Nature is not cruel, pitiless, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous -- indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose. - Richard Dawkins
We all self-conscious. I'm just the first to admit it. - Kanye West
There's some things that people don't admit because they don't like the way it sounds. - Cindy Chupack
And yes, I’ll admit, I am jealous. I’m jealous of every minute you spend with him, of every concerned expression you send his way, of every tear shed, of every glance, every touch, and every thought. I want to rip him to pieces and purge him from your mind and from your heart. But I can’t. - Colleen Houck
Rebuke without love is abuse. But, a love that would never rebuke? I dare to admit that that, too, would be a kind of abuse. - Criss Jami
Anybody who has listened to certain kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry, or heard certain kinds of performances on the concertina, will admit that even suicide has its brighter aspects. - Stephen Leacock
The brittle seeds remained inside my soul, my tears the water that begged them to grow. And though I hate to admit it, you are my sun. Your light and warmth the last variables needed to see the seedlings burst and anchor. The roots in my soul, the flower and fruit in yours. - Hubert Martin
I may not always be right, but when I am, I admit it - Ken Murray
as General Berringer would readily admit, If you’re in a fair fight, I’ve done something wrong. - T. Mountebank
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. - Bertrand Russell
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. - Peter Sellers
Admit that your own private Mount Everest exists. That is half the battle. - Hugh Macleod
Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult. - Julia Cameron
Which the Chicken and Which the Egg?He drinks because she scolds, he thinks;She thinks she scolds because he drinks;And nether will admit what's true,That he's a sot and she's a shrew. - Ogden Nash
I should think that to hear such lovely music as that would really make him feel better. The lady gave a discriminating smile. I am afraid there are moments in life when even Beethoven has nothing to say to us. We must admit, however, that they are our worst moments. - Henry James
Everybody's a self-made man; but only the successful ones are ever willing to admit it.
The ideal conditionWould be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct;But since we are all likely to go astray,The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach. - Sophocles
It's honest to admit you'll kill someone because you hate them. - Fuyumi Soryo
Whether we, admit it or not ,but forgiveness is one of the special attributes and qualities of our creator. we cannot forgive and forget anything, incident or matter ,even if we try hard , still some stale memories keep on hurting like pieces of broken glass or sand particles. - AISHA RAHEEL
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what you are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
When I write, I do not like using ten dollar words. I like the fifty-centers. Everybody has fifty-cents, even those that are too proud to admit it. - T.A. Cline
Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool, But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I soon had to admit that what I did by myself couldn't excite me, only what Lila touched became important. - Elena Ferrante
We feel a private thrill, admit it, at the sight of beauty in flames. We wish to blast all the fine old things to oblivion and replace them with tasteless identicalstructures. - Don DeLillo
In life, you learned that not all white people are racist, not all black folks are criminals, let's admit it and love one another.. - Werley Nortreus
People respect those who know how to admit their own mistakes and see their own weaknesses. If you heart is as transparent as crystal, people will respect you. - Sunday Adelaja
It just be life, that's all. Ain't nothin' happened to you, ain't happened to most women whether they care to admit it or not. You strong, Babygirl. You a woman. You gotta be. - Marilyn Fullen-Collins
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching has become a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong. - Bill W.
I think only an idiot can be an atheist. We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place. - Christian B. Anfinsen
God's grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but to those who admit their failure to perform and who acknowledge their need for a Savior - Timothy J. Keller
Cannot admit that darkness exists because humanity itself exists, and that to erase one, you erase the other. - Keri Arthur
I don't know how many years it was before I arrived at a formulated philosophy that the happiest thing to do, always, when visiting an individual or a country, is to admit, by word or manner, how much I'm finding there that my life had lacked hitherto - Clara E. Laughlin
Even the most impassioned devotee of the ghost story would admit that the taste for it is slightly abnormal, a survival, perhaps, from adolescence, a disease of deficiency suffered by those whose lives and imaginations do not react satisfactorily to normal experience and require an extra thrill - L.P. Hartley
One must have one's delusions to live. If you look at life too honestly and clearly, life becomes unbearable because it's a pretty grim enterprise, you will admit. - Woody Allen
I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they "don't have time to read." This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn't have time to buy any rope or pitons. - Stephen King
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it. - Stephen Colbert
In general I strive for greatness and rational achievement, but I admit to you I’ve a terrible fondness for women, a tendency towards drunkenness, and a weakness for the fumes of the poppy—opium and other miserable beauties. - Roman Payne
I'm the first to admit that I don't write right. Now, relax and enjoy the show! The sideshow, that is. - Lori R. Lopez
I must admit that I feel that the best form of government is benevolent despotism. - Jeff Grubb
It was humbling to admit that I wasn't living the simple life because I was spiritually committed to it. I was living the simple life because I was poor. - Paul David Tripp
We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends. - Shannon Celebi
There are many wounded hearts here. Many! Some admit. Others - the stubborn ones, scribble poetry instead. - Saru Singhal
Never do anything that you can't admit doing, because if you are that ashamed of whatever it is, it's probably wrong. - Ashly Lorenzana
More times than I’m willing to admit I am my own worst enemy, which suggests that more times than I’m willing to admit I should allow God to be my own best friend. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I've been playing in the field of life on my own for a while now and it's fair to say I have gained myself along the way, I gotta admit though, after all this time I am damn well excited to fall insanely inLove with someone who knows how to take my breath away. - Nikki Rowe
Perhaps the god who had made the Cat People intended them as a joke. They had schools, but no education; politicians but no government; people, but no personal integrity; faces, but no concept of face. One had to admit that their god had gone a little too far with his little joke. - Lao She
Writers don't write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don't. ...If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. - Nikki Giovanni
Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive - Ronald Reagan
Great leaders get people to admit the truth because they know that dreams are buried under the lies they tell themselves, in order to feel okay with giving up. - Shannon L. Alder
People who excuse their faults and claim they didn't deserved to be punished - there are lots of them. But those who don't excuse their faults and admit they didn't deserve to be spared - they are few. - Zhuangzi
It's okay not to know all the answers. It's better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what's already there. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive. - George Orwell
I don't know where my ideas come from. I will admit, however, that one key ingredient is caffeine. I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen. - Gary Larson
I couldn’t admit to any of the boys I hung out with that I wanted to fuck ’em, so my erotic life was in my imagination and in the body. - Christos Tsiolkas
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. - Will Rogers
True honesty is what you are willing to admit to yourself without judgement! - Pollyanna Darling
I readily admit that I'm not, and have never been, big on forgiving. That doesn't mean I will seek revenge - It just means I don't forgive. - Karen E. Quinones Miller
If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else. I know. An overwhelming passion for it. No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong. - Anthony de Mello
Take the blinders from your visiontake the padding from your earsand confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears. - Maya Angelou
Every person who denies the truth is a coward who doesn't want to admit the truth - Pelle Vecordis
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. - Steve Jobs
People and institutions that refuse to admit error eventually discredit themselves. - Jeffrey Tucker
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. - François de La Rochefoucauld
When a man is wrong and won't admit is, he always gets angry.
The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. - Gerald R. Ford
I admit I once threw caution to the wind....It doesn't fly well!! - Neil Leckman
I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away. - Mark Haddon
One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission. - Benjamin Disraeli
I am often impressed with those that admit their ignorance, for it is the first step towards breaking out of the prison called freedom. - Lionel Suggs
There are those who are legitimately corrupt, who cannot admit that legitimacy allows them to corrupt legitimacy, and to legitimately corrupt others. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Whatever path we take, the first step is to acknowledge the complexity of the dilemma and to accept that simplistically dividing the past into good guys and bad guys leads nowhere. Unless, of course, we are willing to admit that we usually follow the lead of the bad guys. - Yuval Noah Harari
Righteous indignation calls sin what it is. Bigotry is sin. Racism is sin. Oppression is sin. Control by fear is sin. Violence is sin. The quicker we can all admit that, the quicker the healing will begin. - Andrena Sawyer
The first step forward is to admit your fear, then you can take the next step to conquer it. - Ken Poirot
There are literally billions of people on earth. There are some that won’t admit it, but all of those people want friends. - Daniel Willey
I almost always urge people to write in the first person. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. - William Zinsser
Natural laws admit of no exceptions. - Herbert M. Shelton
As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.
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
The strangest things in life, are often closer to reality, than reality would like to admit. - Anthony L.S.
Admit, Believe, Conform, Defend™ - Ricardo Alonso
Through cruelty force confesses its powerlessness to achieve omnipotence . . . We see weakness dawning at the very height of force. Unable to admit that total destruction is impossible, the conqueror can only reply to the mute defiance of his defenseless adversary with an ever-growing violence. - Rachel Bespaloff
What? A man who could admit to his feelings? They really do exist! - Jennifer Howard
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them
Women do not admit to the past, they mourn for past even less. They grab from each moment anything they can reach. - Jovan Dučić
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. - H. L. Mencken
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. - Bertrand Russell
Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors. - Ludwig van Beethoven
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. - Maya Angelou
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments: love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove : O, no! it is an ever fixed mark. - William Shakespeare
When you make a mistake; admit it, learn from it, and don't repeat it.
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Be humble to see your mistakes, courageous to admit them, and wise enough to correct them. - Amine A. Ayad
Men will often admit other women are oppressed but not you. - Sheila Rowbotham
Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy. - Nora Ephron
Not many can admit their fears, but those who can lead a fulfilling life of happiness knowing they hide nothing and need not to.
When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don't repeat it. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
I must admit, that I have learned more from my negative experiences than I have ever learned from my positive one. - John Paul Warren
I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the star-less night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains. - Robert G. Ingersoll
One of the biggest problems with people who think that they are smart is that they believe that the number of times they admit that they are wrong is inversely proportional to theirintellectual level. - Daniel Willey
There is nothing that is personal and private, it is all universal. All that stuff we share but don't admit to, and don't talk about...what is that about?
I admit it's tempting to wish for the perfect boss, or the perfect parent, or the perfect outfit, but maybe the best any of us can do is not quit. Play the hand we've been given and accessorize the outfit we've got. - Allan Heinberg
There is no 'cat language.' Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one! - Barbara Holland
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing,you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.The one that's out always looks the best - Will Rogers
I ain’t the only old woman looking. I’m just the only one honest enough to admit it. The others just hire the boy to cut their grass so they can sit at the window and drool. - Abbi Glines
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
I'll be the first to admit that I have no experience with relationships. But it just seems logical…a man and woman have to be somewhat equal…as in, one of them can't always be swooping in and saving the other one. They have to save each other equally. - Stephanie Meyer
Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what y ou are expecting in life. - Joan D. Chittister
They were the sort who berated a man for meddling and chased him away, then berated him again for not being there when he was needed. Not that they would admit he was needed, even then, not them. Raise a hand to help and you were interfering, do nothing and you were an un-trustworthy wastrel. - Robert Jordan
When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don't, you only make matters worse. - Ward Cleaver
Screw friendship. I need more enemies. At least they admit they don't like you. - Manasa Rao Saarloos
The fastest way to end an argument with your wife is to admit she’s right. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To admit your ignorance is freeing. To say, "I don't know" is to free yourself from having to come up with a bullshit answer. - Eric Roxas
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments: love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds. - William Shakespeare
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