Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform. - Henry David Thoreau
PHILISTINE, n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned, frequently prosperous, commonly clean and always solemn. - Ambrose Bierce
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowlege: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. - Charles Darwin
People frequently say that so and so died 'died doing what they loved.' I hope that when I die it's right before I was about to do something that I hated to do so I could at least avoid doing it one more time.
I used to think it utterly normal that I suffered from suicidal ideation on an almost daily basis. In other words, for as long as I can remember, the thought of ending my life came to me frequently and obsessively. - Stephen Fry
It is the vice of the journalist, I once wrote, to think that history can always be reduced to experience, and of the scholar to think that experience can always be reduced to history. History and experience are far more frequently out of sync, or running on parallel tracks. - Adam Gopnik
The problem that I think I have with God is often not a problem at all. Rather, it is most frequently a tired misperception where I have made God what I need Him to be in order to justify my rejection of Him. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The best source of information to use as frequently as possible......is your own bullshit meter. - Dana Gore
Expand your world. (Stories about wizards and spells) are very frequently about power relationships... - Margaret Atwood
"Where there is a will there is a way," is an old and true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so - to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself. - Samuel Smiles
How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!
Users of clichés frequently have more sinister intentions beyond laziness and conventional thinking. Relabelling events often entails subtle changes of meaning. War produces many euphemisms, downplaying or giving verbal respectability to savagery and slaughter. - Patrick Cockburn
Young girls frequently report that their early sexual experiences were coerced. In a study in South Africa, 30 percent of girls report that their first sexual intercourse was forced. In rural Malawi, 55 percent of adolescent girls surveyed report that they were often forced to have sex. - Njovana Watts
Your frequency is what you frequently see. Pay attention to synchronicity as there are valuable lessons to be learned in the repetition of your reality. - Jennifer Sodini
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. - Benjamin Franklin
In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Religion is so frequently a source of confusion in political life, and so frequently dangerous to democracy, precisely because it introduces absolutes into the realm of relative values. - Reinhold Niebuhr
As discussed earlier, when it comes to music, most of us tend to have confidence in our taste even though we may totally lack knowledge regarding historical development or compositional theory. I frequently hear, "I don't know anything about art" but hardly ever, "I don't know anything about music". - Michael Findlay
Love is not about making promises but it's about believing, no matter how far you are or how frequently you talk, you know you both are made for each other - Anamika Mishra
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse. - Benjamin Franklin
TAKE, v.t. To acquire, frequently by force but preferably by stealth. - Ambrose Bierce
Watch for good times to retreat into yourself. Frequently meditate on how good God is to you. - Thomas a Kempis
And what does a person with such romantic temperament seek in the study of the classics?"If by romantic you mean solitary and introspective, I think romantics are frequently the best classicists. - Donna Tartt
There are two words that you should use frequently in your youth: ´sorry´ and ´thank-you´. Use the first one as often as possible, so that on your death bed all that you have to say to your friends is ´thank-you!´. - Robin Jones Gunn
It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Most world religions denounced war as a barbaric waste of human life. We treasured the teachings of these religions so dearly that we frequently had to wage war in order to impose them on other people. - Jon Stewart
HEMP, n. A plant from whose fibrous bark is made an article of neckwear which is frequently put on after public speaking in the open air and prevents the wearer from taking cold. - Ambrose Bierce
If men could regard the events of their lives with more open minds they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the thing they failed to obtain. - Andre Maurois
We move much too fast, and too frequently, to pause to savor landscapes or avoid disfiguring clutter. - Edwin M. Yoder Jr.
Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same. - Jonathan Edwards
Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently, and for the same reason. - Eça de Queirós
I simply would not accede to being forced into this, and would frequently be kept out of classes because of irreverent comments and mocking this religious stuff. Frankly, it stayed with me to this day. In fact, don't get me going. I'm almost as bad as Richard Dawkins on this issue. - Richard E. Leakey
Individuals who frequently read fiction seem to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and see the world from their perspective. - Annie Murphy Paul
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. - André Maurois
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us that injury that provokes it. - Seneca
The Republican and Democratic parties both feed out of the same bag provided by the monied system, and where the list frequently differs the same interests are represented. - George Seldes
My cat mocks me frequently. It's the universe's way of keeping me from getting too big of an ego. - Michelle M. Pillow
Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. - Dale Carnegie
Men in general are as much affected by what a thing appears to be as by what it is, indeed they are frequently influenced more by appearances than by reality. - Niccolò Machiavelli
I am a man who knows nothing, guesses sometimes, finds frequently and who's always amazed. - Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
Thought: why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only for food: frequently there must be a beverage. - Woody Allen
ADAMANT, n. A mineral frequently found beneath a corset. Soluble in solicitate of gold. - Ambrose Bierce
INDIGESTION, n. A disease which the patient and his friends frequently mistake for deep religious conviction and concern for the salvation of mankind. As the simple Red Man of the western wild put it, with, it must be confessed, a certain force: "Plenty well, no pray; big bellyache, heap God." - Ambrose Bierce
Sometimes the very things that we’re expending our lives to sustain are the very things that are killing our ability to live. And against our blind and frequently raging protests, these are the very things that God let’s die so that we can live. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his. - James Thurber
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. - ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. - Adolf Hitler
A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it.
One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.
Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece after all. - Nathan W. Morris
I have frequently experienced myself the mood in which I felt that all is vanity; I have emerged from it not by any philosophy, but owing to some imperative necessity of action. - Bertrand Russell
That's the downside of growing up. There's a lot of pretending involved. We frequently act like someone other than who we really are because we don't know or aren't comfortable with our true selves. - Connor Franta
Cynicism is extremely contagious, and the most pious among us cannot long endure its potency. The gullible should be on their guard, however, since this endearing quality frequently masquerades as wit. - Mike Corbett
Bartleby is never happy, but he never can be, you know. Life in general offends him. Happiness is something that happens to other people, because life happens to Bartleby. It happens to him frequently and unwarrantedly, and every time he is forced to suffer it, he is always disappointed. - Michelle Franklin
Nothing holds back human progress as frequently as the misbelief that the words ‘impossible’ and ‘improbable’ are synonyms. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Make yourself familiar with the angels and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you. - Francis de Sales
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
When it is a law abiding common person versus the police internal affairs regarding a corrupt or incompetent police officer, the statistics show that it is the common person that most frequently loses. - Steven Magee
One frequently only finds out how really beautiful a women is, until after considerable acquaintance with her. - Mark Twain
Freedom, inefficiency, and prosperity are not in it frequently found together, and it is seldom easy to distinguish between the first two. - Edmund S. Morgan
pixel, n.: A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in the marketing department.
And since, in our passage through this world, painful circumstances occur more frequently than pleasing ones, and since our sense of evil is, I fear, more acute than our sense of good, we become the victims of our feelings, unless we can in some degree command them. - Ann Radcliffe
Mourning never really ends, only as time goes on, as we do our work, it may erupt less frequently. - Ruth Davis Konigsberg
Domestic violence is frequently excused when alcohol and other substances are involved. - Asa Don Brown
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. - François de La Rochefoucauld
We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own. - Harold Bloom
Though one should be prepared to vomit rather frequently and disport with pink elephants and assorted grotesqueries while trying often unsuccessfully to make one's way to the toilet.
Magazines all too frequently lead to books and should be regarded by the prudent as the heavy petting of literature. - Fran Lebowitz
I ruthlessly expend my time and my energies seeking many random things, none of which will bless me in the way that I suppose they will, for despite my frequently stubborn resistance to the thought, the single and sole blessing that I can be utterly confident in is found in seeking God alone. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage. - Woody Allen
Sometimes the facts in my head get bored and decide to take a walk in my mouth. Frequently this is a bad thing. - Scott Westerfeld
Many obese people spend a significant amount of their energy on suppressing the urge to tell some of the people who are staring at them that they do not eat as much and as frequently as they seem to. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Reading is the noblest of all the hobbies, that is why people mention it so frequently in their resume even if they don't read much. - Amit Kalantri
Undoubtedly, our weariness is not based on the fact that we’re running. Rather, our weariness is all too frequently based on the fact that many of the things that we’re running from are the very things we should be running to. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
In all honesty, Johnny, we are often at the mercy of the White House for the news we report. Frequently, we simply repeat verbatim what the White House tells us.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. - Charles Darwin
Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. - Edith Sitwell
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. - Martin Luther
Our beliefs about the sources of joy are frequently experienced as colored imaginations that captivate our hearts. - Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
More people would be depressed, if parents tried to please their children as frequently and as badly as children try to please their parents. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The yardstick that we frequently use to determine if something can be restored is based on the handful of inches that we bring to the process, when God shows up with an infinite amount of miles. - Craig D. Lounsbrough