Quotation Explorer - 'Avoided'

Henry liked fun and avoided when he could any solemn or serious matter, for he confused these with sorrow. - John Steinbeck
Where we see the same faults followed regularly by the same misfortunes, we may reasonably think that if we could have known the first we might have avoided the others. - James Madison
Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. - Steve Goodier
That was when it became abundantly clear to me that simply eating in a way that avoided hurting others was never going to be enough if my eating habits were still hurting me. - Jasmin Singer
An act of violence, no matter how small, can never be justified if it can be avoided. - Kamand Kojouri
Trouble cannot be avoided, you either go looking for it or it will come looking for you. - Constance Friday
In any society, concentrations of power should be avoided at all cost. - R.A.Delmonico
War can not be avoided until the physical cause for its recurrence is removed and this, in the last analysis, is the vast extent of the planet on which we live. - Nikola Tesla
My work has been the education I avoided. - William Zinsser
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace. - Theodore Roosevelt
Everyone knows that evil should be avoided wherever possible; few actually know where it is possible. - Raheel Farooq
Never put off until tomorrow that which may be avoided entirely. - Bill McKean
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. - Oscar Wilde
of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues. - Paulo Coelho
The focus of the entrepreneur must always be on exchanging products or services for money, and anything that distracts from that like actually running a business, should be avoided where possible. - John Winterson Richards
Also, always encourage 'being good' over 'doing good.' Acts of goodness are the difficulty for us and should, of course, be avoided. 'Being good' is far less problematic, largely because it lacks definition and can be solely a state of mind completely unattached to reality. - Geoffrey Wood
I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Anxiety can make anybody act nasty, big or small. You will be tested for your strength, and if you are seen as too weak, you will sometimes be treated abusively, discarded and avoided. I'm not saying that this should happen. I'm simply describing human beings as they are. - Cory Duchesne
War cannot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the other's advantage. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Violence is avoided, when we sit down with others, and discuss issues, and work together for solutions. - Ellen J. Barrier
I miss your silent stature, your avoided days of disaster, your present state of distress.I’m cinnamon, cloves and fire, you are the rested cedarwood of desire. - Coco J. Ginger
Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean? - Shannon L. Alder
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder, and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. - Phyllis Diller
History is orphan. It can speak, but cannot hear. It can give, but cannot take. Its wounds and tragedies can be read and known, but cannot be avoided or cured. - Kedar Joshi
Dreams show what a person takes to eternity—not a heaven but a chaos. Dreams provide a doorway that opens to the inner world of oneself. They show the intricate workings of the mind in ways that cannot be avoided or hidden. - Belsebuub
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided. - Mae West
There is a rest that comes when you live out of your sound. Silence is no longer something to be avoided. It signifies a soul at rest. - Suzette Hinton
Relationships must be fostered as far as possible and maintained, and thus a morbid transference can be avoided. - Carl Jung, Cornwall Seminar, Pages 1-5.
I didn't want him to be the one I avoided because he'd hurt me. If I was just his friend, then I would still be blessed. If that meant swallowing my pride and being his shoulder when he got hurt, or being the one he ranted at when he was angry; I was prepared to do it and to do it with dignity. - Jessica Thompson
They dispute not in order to find or even to seek Truth, but for victory, and to appear the more learned and strenuous upholders of a contrary opinion. Such persons should be avoided by all who have not a good breastplate of patience. - Giordano Bruno
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