Quotation Explorer - 'Avoiding'

My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether. - Jorge Luis Borges
Friendships have profound effects on health, creating an impact that may be as significant as avoiding cigarettes. - Stacey Radin
Her eyes are sad.My thoughts are sadder.And you can't fall in love with me.She slowly walks inside, avoiding my gaze as she watches her feet with each step.They're the saddest steps I've ever seentaken.I close the door.It's the saddest door I've ever had to close. - Collleen Hoover
People often speak of hell, not wanting to go there, avoiding it..etc. I never had that problem because hell is a state of mind. Look around you; rape, murder, wars, hatred, envy...my friend; you're already there!! - Sandra Chami Kassis
You don't find light by avoiding the darkness. - S. Kelley Harrell
If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy - Boethius
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. - Helen Keller
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. - Saskya Pandita
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantages of others. - Niccolo Machiavelli
We too often let the material things serve as indicators that we're doing well, even though something inside us tells us that were not doing our best. That we are avoiding that which is hard, but also necessary. That we are shrinking from rather than vising to the challenges of the age. - Barack Obama
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought. - Austin Phelps
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Third, it is helpful to seek advice from those who are spiritually mature and solid in their faith. A godly counselor or pastor can assist you in avoiding the common mistakes that confuse many young people. - James C. Dobson
Kurt pick his way around testing for heat before taking each step and avoiding places where the ash was heaps up. - Nick Hastings
Don't you think saying goodbye to your child will make your death more painful?""Wouldn't it be great if it did?" I said. Lucy and I both felt that life wasn't about avoiding suffering. - Paul Kalanithi
When you are avoiding your pain you are really only avoiding your growth. - Bryant McGill
For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU. - Steve Maraboli
Good seamanship is recovering from an incident at sea. Great seamanship is avoiding an incident at sea. - unknown
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it. - George Burns
Foremost, step one could take is avoiding the cheap behaviour of compromising principles with decorated lies which assails the moral power of common sense. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
This is biblical ethics. It has little to do with the middle-class ethics of avoiding a few things which are supposed to be wrong and doing a few things which are supposed to be right. Biblical ethics means standing in ultimate decisions for or against God. - Paul Tillich
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. - Saul Steinberg
Sometimes you enter heaven; happily avoiding the fake lights from hell. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
Once you understand the power of stimulus control, you can use it to your advantage by changing the stimuli in your environment and avoiding undesirable ones; or, if that's not possible, by filling your consciousness with thoughts about their less tempting aspects. - Jonathan Haidt
Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. - Shannon L. Alder
It’s knowing what really matters, what it is you’re chasing or avoiding and what makes you feel alive that propels you into a place where your beautiful soul can shine. - Dawn Garcia
Avoiding our pain is needlessly exhausting. Pain can not be killed. When we attempt to bury our pain, it rises up from the grave of our emotions, haunting us, until we acknowledge its presence. We can heal our pain when we allow it to move through us. - Jaeda DeWalt
But perhaps the greatest escapism of all is to take refuge in the domesticity of the past, the home that history and literature become, avoiding the one moment of time in which we are not at home, yet have to live: the present. - Tim Parks
Part of avoiding thoughts about something was not encouraging opportunities for that something to makes itself felt. - Kristin Cashore
Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable. - R.D. Laing
Whether you are trying to finish a race or a book or that hard conversation you've been avoiding, the training leading up to that event is what makes it possible to face the fear & walk forward anyway. Quit complaining about discipline & start seeing it as a powerful tool for courageous living. - Annie F. Downs
Ignorance is avoiding that which stands in front of me out of the misplaced hope that it will put what I’m ignoring behind me. Instead, it’s most certain to drop it on top of me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Secret 7591.42.21. Avoiding weasel words in your intelligence analysis isn't easy when your intelligence analysis is about weasels. - The Covert Comic
You cannot find peace by avoiding life. - Virginia Woolf
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. - Ayn Rand
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. - Helen Keller
You can not gain peace by avoiding life. - Virginia Woolf
Familialism consists of magically denying social reality, and avoiding all connections with the actual flux. - Félix Guattari
Remember that light becomes evident in darkness. We do not create light by avoiding those who are captives of darkness; but we become light by illuminating the night. Remember that always. - C. JoyBell C.
It takes courage to let go of the past and all the mechanisms you have put in place, in order to ease your pain, regret and fear through avoiding responsibility for it. - Shannon L. Alder
What I'm trying to say is that I spent the last four months learning to be alone, avoiding the world, hating pretty much anyone who so much as blinked at me." But when I am with you, I don't want to be that person anymore. - Andrea Cremer
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