Quotation Explorer - 'Forbidden'

A private individual may do anything except that which is legally forbidden; A government individual may do nothing except that which is legally permitted. - Ayn Rand
And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices. - Joyce Carol Oates
Is everything forbidden us except to fold our arms? Poverty is not written in the stars; under development is not one of God's mysterious designs. - Eduardo Galeano
Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take. - Peter McWilliams
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,Born under one law, to another bound;Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,Created sick, commanded to be sound. - Fulke Greville
If I were given a choice, I would stand by Eve and eat that forbidden apple once again. Why? I know there is beauty and meaning and significance in the complexity of our lives on earth. Otherwise, we are just animals. I prefer us to be human. - J.D. Radke
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. - H. L. Mencken
A series of howls and war cries echoed through the camp....The werewolves and Japanese had attacked."-pg.353 Forbidden Nights with a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks
On top of the abuse and neglect, denial heaps more hurt upon the child by requiring the child to alienate herself from reality and her own experience. In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. - Marcia Sirota
You have told me, O God, to believe in hell. But you have forbidden me to think...of any man as damned - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Customs do not concern themselves with right or wrong or reason. But they have to be obeyed; one reasons all around them until he is tired, but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden. - Mark Twain
Most whites do not have a racial identity, but they would do well to understand what race means for others. They should also ponder the consequences of being the only group for whom such an identity is forbidden and who are permitted no aspirations as a group. - Jared Taylor
If the world were so organized that everything has to be fair, no living creature could survive for a day. The birds would be forbidden to eat worms, and everyone's self-interest would have to be served.
PROSPECT, n. An outlook, usually forbidding. An expectation, usually forbidden. Blow, blow, ye spicy breezes -- O'er Ceylon blow your breath, Where every prospect pleases, Save only that of death. Bishop Sheber - Ambrose Bierce
It is forbidden to decry other sects; the true believer gives honour to whatever in them is worthy of honour. - Asoka
Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful. - Benjamin Franklin
A writer's job is done once the lines touch reader's forbidden chords. - Shreya Gupta
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Smoking is unhealthy but not as unhealthy as being forbidden to smoke. - Marty Rubin
For now, poetry has the capacity - in its own ways and by its own means - to remind us of something we are forbidden to see. - Adrienne Rich
You must know everything that God has forbidden you so as to be able to avoid it, for the one who does not recognize evil falls into it. - Imam Abdallah ibn Alawi Al-Haddad
To live in denial of caring deeply, to hold oneself back from speaking from the heart as a means of self protection, to speak in whispers, to describe what you have together as "this." Oh the sweet sadness of forbidden love. - Cheryld
I see your bleeding dark side. I feel your angry heart. Reveals forbidden places. More monster yet alive... - Static-X
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. - Mark Twain
I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts. - Herman Melville
For Christians above all men are forbidden to correct the stumblings of sinners by force. - John Chrysostom
As needle become forbidden for tongue, so lies is forbidden in relationship. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself. - Oscar Wilde
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not explicitly permitted is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
There are no forbidden questions in science, no matters too sensitive or delicate to be probed, no sacred truths. - Carl Sagan
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. - Voltaire
Men have such a good opinion of themselves, of their mental superiority and intellectual depth; they believe themselves so skilled in discerning the true from the false, the path of safety from those of error, that they should be forbidden as much as possible the perusal of philosophic writings. - أبو حامد الغزالي
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
For all works and things, which are either commanded or forbidden by God and thus have been instituted by the supreme Majesty, are 'musts.' Nevertheless, no one should be dragged to them or away from them by the hair, for I can drive no man to heaven or beat him into it with a club. - Martin Luther
Beware! devil occupies your soul with forbidden desires - Muhammad Anwar Jalil
Although not all flesh is forbidden, everything that is forbidden is flesh. - Leon R. Kass
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