Quotation Explorer - 'Aversion'

Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you'll come to remember your spirit. When you're able to transcend an aversion to silence, you'll also transcend many other miseries. And it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated. - Wayne W. Dyer
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. - Samuel Johnson
Man can start with aversion and end with love, but if he begins with love and comes round to aversion he will never get back to love. - Honoré de Balzac
Je sais, par instinct, que sa réserve provient d'une aversion pour les étalages de sentiment...Pour les manifestations d'amabilité réciproque. Il aimera, comme il haïra, sans en rien laisser paraître, il regardera comme une sorte d'impertinence l'amour ou la haine qu'il recevra en retour. - Emily Brontë
What we have to learn, in both meditation and in life, is to be free ofattachment to the good experiences, and free of aversion to the negative ones. - Sogyal Rinpoche
REPARTEE, n. Prudent insult in retort. Practiced by gentlemen with a constitutional aversion to violence, but a strong disposition to offend. In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian. - Ambrose Bierce
My only aversion to vice, is the price.
We should not allow ourselves to be deceived by our outward show of ‘civilized’ manners and ‘cultured’ social behavior into believing that self-concern, desirous attachment, aversion, and indifference are steadily losing their hold over us. - Stephen Batchelor
Despite her unrepentant aversion to Italian food, which her husband put down to her nation's historic distrust of Italy, she suddenly declared: "All I want in life is to be able to get a take-away pizza! - Julia Stuart
As we have seen there is some kind of continuity in any case since every experience affects for better or worse the attitudes which help decide the quality of further experiences, by setting up certain preference and aversion, and making it easier or harder to act for this or that end. - John Dewey
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