Quotation Explorer - 'Agreeable'

I, a woman, find wearing high heels agreeable only on the very rare occasion that (1) I will be ferried between destinations upon a palanquin or (2) I am going to a cocktail party and, at five feet two, don't want to spend the evening discussing the latest movies with somebody's nipples. - Lauren Collins
Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough; and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.
That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing. - Pliny the Younger
There is not a man of common sense who would not chuse to be agreeable in company; and yet, strange as it may seem, very few are - The Town and Country Magazine. vol. 11, 1779
The greatest mistake is trying to be m ore agreeable than you can be. - Walter Bagehot
Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true. - J.R.R. Tolkien
When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be. - Walter Bagehot
There is hardly any personal defect which an agreeable manner might not gradually reconcile one to. - Jane Austen
The mixture of the grotesque and the tragic is agreeable to the spirit, as are discords to the jaded ear. - Charles Baudelaire
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable. - Sir Francis Bacon
Happiness, noun. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. - Ambrose Bierce
To be agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you already know. - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its spring deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. - Samuel Gordon
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. - Johann Sebastian Bach
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them. - Jane Austen
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak.
Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see fault in any body. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in my life.""I would wish not to be hasty in censuring any one; but I always speak what I think. - Jane Austen
To make an action honorable, it ought to be agreeable to the age, and other circumstances of the person; since it is circumstance and proper measure that give an action its character, and make it either good or bad. - Plutarch
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. - Thomas Aquinas
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. - Jane Austen
A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is a statement of an agreeable untruth.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. - Benjamin Disraeli
Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness. - Samuel Johnson
An agreeable manner may set off handsome features, but can never alter plain ones. - Jane Austen
Tact is the knack of keeping quiet at the right time; of being so agreeable yourself that no one can be disagreeable to you; of making inferiority feel like equality. A tactful man can pull the stinger from a bee without getting stung. - George Horace Lorimer
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