Quotation Explorer - 'Prevent'

Do not let your problems prevent you from knocking on the doors of possibilities. - Debasish Mridha
The trick when it comes to dealing with depression is being able to imagine yourself out of it. When you can picture a happier life, you will be determined to work at the things that prevent it from happening. - Keysha Jade
I write pre-apocalyptic fiction. In other words, I’m not interested in a future where everything is blown to hell, I’d rather write something that helps to prevent it from happening. - James Rozoff
We are the custodians of our bodies. We must take action to employ healthy lifestyle habits to prevent, reduce, and/or manage disease and illness. - Bridgette L. Collins
I advise people to avoid workplaces that prevent Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) visits. - Steven Magee
It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin. - Katharine Butler Hathaway
The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
Already she knew that an idea could pain him like a bruise. He had grey eyes that showed every thought, and sometimes Charlotte worried that he might be hurt in some way that she would not be able to prevent. - Lauren Owen
The argument that making contraceptives available to young people would prevent teen pregnancies is ridiculous. That's like offering a cookbook as a cure to people who are trying to lose weight. - Jerry Falwell
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. - Samuel Adams
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. - Elie Wiesel
The positive emotions that arise in...unpromising circumstances demonstrate that social ties and meaningful work are deeply desired, readily improvised, and intensely rewarding. The very structure of our economy and society prevent these goals from being achieved. - Rebecca Solnit
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. - Benjamin Franklin
All the money anyone needs is just enough to prevent one from being a burden to others. -Bishop Milton Wright - David McCullough
The rate spread of EBOLA VIRUS in West Africa, is big tragedy. It is a fatal disease in the history of the world. Intensive education (formal and informal approaches) of the citizens of African can help prevent the spread. International cooperation is urgently needed to combat the EBOLA virus. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Do not allow what you long for...., prevent you from enjoying the moment. Be joyful in the present, at the appointed time your wish will be granted. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Wisdom is merely the counter power used against on your unique talents to prevent them turning into your deadly curses. - Alper Mazun
In order to thrive, connect to and engage in what is Life-Generating and avoid or prevent what is Life-Depleting in any way you can. - The Truth
This much is true: When you are about to effect the lives of hundreds of people, Satan will do everything he can to prevent it from happening. Often pride and anger are his best assassins. - Shannon L. Alder
Prayer can solve more problems, alleviate more suffering, prevent more transgression, and bring about greater peace and contentment in the human soul than can be obtained in any other way. - Thomas S. Monson
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. - Francis Quarles
The world is a devastating place. You must learn to protect your emotions to prevent matters both in law and love, from devastating you. - Misan Sagay
When you prevent me from doing anything I want to do, that is persecution; but when I prevent you from doing anything you want to do, that is law, order and morals. - George Bernard Shaw
People always seem so shock and horrified when they find out some one committed suicide. They then always ask the How? What I want is not the How? But the Why? And maybe then, we can prevent it. - Kumoriko
Don't let your 'bad pride' prevent you from moving forward on an opportunity that will allow you to showcase your 'good pride'. - Bobby Darnell
I must turn myself around so that I am viewing life as my prospects see it. Only then can I start addressing their issues, help to prevent their pain, and advise on solutions to their problems. - Chris Murray
Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. - G.K. Chesterton
In every era, humanity produces demonic individuals and seductive ideas of repression. The task of statesmanship is to prevent their rise to power and sustain an international order capable of deterring them if they do achieve it. - Henry Kissinger
Fail hard, fail fast and fail often is the only way to get involved with real innovation in this fast changing world. Instead, most companies are trying to prevent failure at all cost, which makes them very unadaptive and the failures very expensive. - Danny Mekić
All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. - George Bernard Shaw
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Temporary failure will not prevent you from achieving lasting success. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It is ashamed that history isolates things that are common to a large populace, but families don’t disperse generational history to prevent their descendants from falling in the same traps as they had. - Stephen and Tiffany Domena
If we can prevent just one marriage from disintegrating--or just one child from suffering the loss of a family--our effort will be justified. - James C. Dobson
Feminists often pretend to be angry and offended in order to win debates or, I should say, prevent debates from ever happening. If you can act angry and offended, especially on a college campus, you can shut down the other side using a speech code. - Mike Adams
Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. - Albert Camus
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. - Albert Einstein
It is not in our hands to prevent the murder of workers… and families… but it is in our hands to fix a high price for our blood, so high that the Arab community and the Arab military forces will not be willing to pay it. - Moshe Dayan
To whom can I expose the urgency of my own passion?…There is nobody—here among these grey arches, and moaning pigeons, and cheerful games and tradition and emulation, all so skilfully organised to prevent feeling alone. - Virginia Woolf
Just definitions either prevent or put an end to a dispute. - Nathaniel Emmons
No great leader in history fought to prevent change.
Once I stop spending energy trying to prevent things I have no control over, I have a tremendous amount of energy to focus on the places where I can make a difference. - Michael Treanor
Epicurus's old questions are still unanswered: Is he (God) willing to prevent evil, but not able? then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? then whence evil? - David Hume
A stumble may prevent a fall. - Thomas Fuller
Only a demon would prevent a person from saving lives or fulfilling their life mission. There is no reasoning with the devil. Stand with pride because your heart is filled with the goodness of helping others, while theirs is filled with helping themselves. - Shannon L. Alder
He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow. - Tryon Edwards
I will keep no further journal of that same hesternal torch‐light ; and, to prevent me from returning, like a dog, to the vomit of memory, I tear out the remaining leaves of this volume... - George Gordon Byron
Unchecked pride evolves into swagger, a hypnotizing mask of insecurity that can and does compromise our ability to make progress and attain power. Pride stands in the way of forgiveness and a strategic approach to navigating a chessboard rigged to prevent pawns from becoming kings and queens. - Jason Whitlock
You love the word love but you don’t really love and you don’t want to love because love, which is really sacrifice, would prevent you from doing what you want to do. - Donna Lynn Hope
Personally I think there is no doubt that sub-atomic energy is available all around us, and that one day man will release and control its almost infinite power. We cannot prevent him from doing so and can only hope that he will not use it exclusively in blowing up his next door neighbour. (1936) - Francis William Aston
Things will happen that you can’t prevent, things will fall apart that you can’t hold together, but ultimately you’re shaping yourself and that final product speaks volumes about who you really are, not what people see you as or what you want to be. - Erik Tomblin
Your minds PERCEPTION of the past will change your future vision, and either prevent or propel forward progress in life. - Joe Goodrich
I wish we'd be able to deliver our message at the global level on the need to recognize the past genocides in order to prevent new ones. Our message of peace and justice will hopefully reach every corner of the world. - Widad Akreyi
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. - John Stuart Mill
Concerning the gods I cannot know either that they exist or that they do not exist, or what form they might have, for there is much to prevent one's knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the shortness of man's life. - Protagoras
I no more believe in simplistic solutions than I do in simplistic identieties. The world is a complex machine that can't be dismantled with a srewdriver. But that shouldn't prevent us from observing, from trying to understand, from discussing, and sometimes suggesting a subject for reflection. - Amin Maalouf
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? - Epicurus
Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parent. - George Bernard Shaw
If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination. - J. B. S. Haldane
It is time to recognize the past and ongoing genocides to prevent new ones. Together we can build a better world! - Widad Akreyi
Desires to which we cling closely can easily prevent us from being what we ought to be and can be; and on the other hand, desires repeatedly mastered for the sake of present duty make us richer.Lack of desire is poverty. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We sensible often resist intrusive love and its chaos practically, employing measures to prevent the former for fear of the latter. But for all our wit and work, that desperation for control also prevents the pure, transcendental freedom more often delivered by both. - Tiffany Madison
Though the stupid have great capacity to direct the world because they are plentiful, the clever has a much greater capacity to prevent the stupid from halting the progression of humanity because - though they are rare - they are tactical and intelligent! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. - George Washington
Do not use worldly methods or apply human force to prevent sin - Sunday Adelaja
The grass is not only greener on the side you water but also on the side you prevent preys from feeding on. Learn to keep out the preys and see your lawn flourish. - Kemi Sogunle
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing. - Coco Chanel
Computers force us into creating with our minds and prevent us from making things with our hands. They dull the skills we use in everyday life. - Clifford Stoll
The mystery that surrounded how their souls were tied, would certainly make a great read in decades to come, but for the time being though, they had to surrender and observe, as destiny played chess with their lives, eager to prevent them from running away from it. - Pertunia Lehoka
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
In this metallic age of barbarians, only a relentless cultivation of our ability to dream, to analyse and to captivate can prevent our personality from degenerating into nothing or else into a personality like all the rest. - Fernando Pessoa
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Every time someone tries to prevent a war from beginning...people get killed. - Captain America - The Avengers...The Age of Ultron
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war. - Toni Morrison
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? - Eleanor Roosevelt
Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels; first to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms rather than things; and secondly, to examine whether that on which we differ in worth contending about.
Nigeria has divided itself into PDP and APC.The PDP is to go on making mistakes while APC is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. - Saminu Kanti
Smartass Disciple: Master, why God let human did sins in the beginning?Master of Stupidity: If the saviour must come, why should He prevent that? - Toba Beta
As parents, the most important part of our job isn't to keep children out of trouble or to prevent them from making mistakes. It's to stand by and support them as they learn and grow from those they need to make. - Taiki Matsuura
I have no home in the sense that is generally understood and so there is nothing to prevent me enjoying to the uttermost the spirit of wanderlust that has entered my soul. I am never lonely. How can I be when there is so much to see and admire in the world? - Gertrude Benham
Losing one feather does not prevent a bird from flying. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed. - Epicurus
Poverty does not always prevent a rich person from dating someone who is poor, unless the man is the one who is poor. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Start praying to prevent and avoid straying. - Errol Anthony Smythe
Religion reminds me of a lace condom. While lovingly crafted, it’s not designed for pleasure; unless inflated with fervour, it collapses; one size does not fit all; and no matter how many times you dunk it in holy water, it will not prevent misconceptions or contagion. - Lowestoft Thellow
We want far better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
Avoid falsehoods like the plague except in matters of taxation, which do not count, since here your are not lying to take someone else's goods, but to prevent your own from being unjustly seized.
Feeding a lion will not prevent it from feeding on you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You cannot take what I already know from me. You cannot withhold what I do not know from me because I have no knowledge of that which I do not know. And you cannot prevent me from knowing what I am supposed to know because the universe will find a way to reveal it to me. - Shantelee R. Brown
You can only cure retail but you can prevent wholesale. - Brock Chisholm
I was not predicting the future, I was trying to prevent it. - Ray Bradbury
Say no only when it really matters. Wear a bright red shirt with bright orange shorts? Sure. Put water in the toy tea set? Okay. Sleep with your head at the foot of the bed? Fine. Samuel Johnson said, All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle. - Gretchen Rubin
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way. - Jane Austen
Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You mayn't get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. - L. M. Montgomery
... the sort of smiles used at weddings, turned on very carefully to half pressure to prevent them wearing out. - R.C. Sherriff
The best way to solve a problem is to prevent it. - chibisa charles
Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent.
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it. - Frank Herbert
Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life. - Naguib Mahfouz
Good parents use the mistakes they did in the past when they were young to advice the children God gave to them to prevent them from repeating those mistakes again. However, bad parents always want to be seen as right and appear "angelic and saintly" as if they never had horrible youth days. - Israelmore Ayivor
Life is a game. Either you win or lose. Never allow the fear of losing prevent you from entering the game. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
ABATIS, n. Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside. - Ambrose Bierce
Get a shot of love to prevent the infection called depression. - Debasish Mridha
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- - Thomas Jefferson
We find it hard to apply the knowledge of ourselves to our judgment of others. The fact that we are never of one kind, that we never love without reservations and never hate with all our being cannot prevent us from seeing others as wholly black or white. - Eric Hoffer
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