Quotation Explorer - 'Beaten'

my mother, poor fish,wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times aweek, telling me to be happy: "Henry, smile!why don't you ever smile?"and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was thesaddest smile I ever saw - Charles Bukowski
Your life is a war between what is right and what is evil. Everyday you have to make the choice to be beaten down by the devil, or stand on your feet for God. - Shannon L. Alder
True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding the true path for ourselves, and fearlessly following it. - Mahatma Gandhi
In the modern world, if you want to travel off the beaten path, stay off the beaten media path. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
It was in Spain that [my generation] learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so many, the world over, feel the Spanish drama as a personal tragedy. - Albert Camus
The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten. - Andre Malraux
Bruised, beaten, shaken, weakened, tossed, thrown, lost, alone, heard, helped, healed, hope... it still works. - N'Zuri Za Austin
As long as the forest stood the Tchetchens were unconquerable... and it is literally the fact that they were beaten in the long run not by the sword but by the axe. - John F. Baddeley
Annabelle, I'm going to kill you!" I cried, frowning at the mess. Then I glanced down the stairway and gasped.It looked like someone had beaten me to it. - Cleo Coyle
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten', he does not say 'My men were beaten. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Intellect takes us along in the battle of life to a certain limit, but at the crucial moment it fails us. Faith transcends reason. It is when the horizon is the darkest and human reason is beaten down to the ground that faith shines brightest and comes to our rescue. - Mahatma Gandhi
(on learning Westlife had beaten Oasis, U2 and The Beatles in an album chart battle in November 2006): There is no God. - Noel Gallagher
In the large sense, I have to disagree with Bakunin, one thing austerity rhetoric has suggested is that when the people are being beaten with a stick, they are much happier if the media call it the People’s Democratic Stick. - Bruno De Oliveira
The enemy came. He was beaten. I am tired. Goodnight.
A leader has the right to be beaten, but never the right to be surprised. - Napoleon Bonaparte
It's a toss-up when you decide to leave the beaten track. Many are called, but few are chosen. - W. Somerset Maugham
On romance books: We might assume then that men, major consumers of thrillers, westerns, and detective fiction, enjoy being beaten up, tortured, shot, stabbed dragged by galloping horses, and thrown out of moving vehicles. - Daphne Clair
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. - Mark Twain
Defeat is only defeat if we accept it as defeat. Victory often comes after defeat, because one was too stubborn to allow it to be their reality. In the trail of any great conflict you will see the scuff marks, where the one was beaten down, but they could not be taught to stay that way. - Tom Althouse
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No woman deserves to be disrespected; to be beaten up, to be called bitches or sluts. Assaulted or insulted. Even if she's a hooker. - Imam Shah
Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.
He who abandons the field is beaten. - Victor Hugo
Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction should be beaten and burned until he admits that to be beaten is not the same as not to be beaten, and to be burned is not the same as not to be burned. - ابن سينا - Ibn Sina
I was never weighed down by beauty in my lifetime. However, I was beaten down by the sad fears of my gender- women who didn't allow you to feel pretty or rejoice in who you are, unless it fell beneath how they thought about themselves. - Shannon L. Alder
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