Quotation Explorer - 'Prevents'

Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so. - Samuel Johnson
People should avoid hatred at all costs, because not only does it affect the haters health; it also prevents them from enjoying the goodness of love. - Gugu Mona
...luxury is the enemy of observation, a costly indulgence that induces such a good feeling that you notice nothing. Luxury spoils and infantilizes you and prevents you from knowing the world. That is its purpose... - Paul Theroux
failure is not absolute, failure grants experience, experience prevents failure - Adam
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past. - Eric Hoffer
There is this paradox in pride - it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
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
Democracy is even more important for what it prevents than for what it provides. - Clive James
The ceiling is not a good limit;it prevents you from reaching the sky.The sky is not a favorable limit;it hinders you from reaching the stars.The stars are not an acceptable limit;they impede you from reaching the edge of the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A moment of consideration often prevents a thousand apologies - Kevin J. Anderson
Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men --the balance wheel of the social machinery...It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor. - Horace Mann
People who are drawn to journalism are usually people who, because of their cynicism or emotional detachment or reserve or whatever, are incapable of being anything but witnesses to events. Something prevents them from becoming involved, committed, and allows them to remain separate. - Nora Ephron
It is obvious that most people are not living the life they want to live! The easiest solution for this problem is to give up the life you want to live. And the hardest solution is this: Give up everything which prevents you to live the life you want to live! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When we allow the bitterness of others to consume us, it prevents any chance of tasting life’s sweetness. - Charles F. Glassman
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. - Bodhidharma
Traveling solo is an incredible life changing journey, which I can recommend anyone to undertake. It’s the fear of being alone that prevents many people from daring to take the step to go on that journey. But as with many things, within that fear you’ll discover the greatest triumphs. - Jellis Vaes
Virtues are formed by prayer.Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. - St. Ephrem of Syria
You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love. - Sri Chinmoy
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly. - Bertrand Russell
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
Once a poet calls his myth a myth, he prevents the reader from treating it as a reality; we use the word 'myth' only for stories we ourselves cannot believe. - Adam Kirsch
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. - Russell Green
The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand. - Lewis Thomas
Work is an anchor; it prevents the undisciplined minds drifting to the past. It keeps them in the present time. - Mehmet Murat ildan
People should avoid hatred at all costs, because not only does it affect the hater’s health; it also prevents them from enjoying the goodness of love. - Gugu Mona
If any belief or societal dogma prevents peaceful societal change or progress, that society will inevitably be victims of miserable violent changes. - Debasish Mridha
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. - W. Somerset Maugham
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
[Poetry] is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake. - Lord Byron
Disgust with dirt can be so great that it prevents us from cleaning ourselves - from "justifying" ourselves. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behaviour. It prevents their behaviour from destroying your heart. - Hemant Smarty
Fear of failure is what prevents the transformation of your dreams into reality. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
The Vatican won't prosecute pedophile priests but I decide I'm not ready for motherhood and it's condemnation for me? These are the same people that won't support national condom distribution that PREVENTS teenage pregnancy. - Sonya Renee Taylor
The literal meaning of life is whatever you're doing that prevents you from killing yourself. - Albert Camus
Fear of failure prevents you from realising your dreams of success. - Habeeb Akande
There is the right way and a million other ways. Eliminating the other options prevents limiting your results. - Kyle Barger
Life is like a trek to the mountain top. Everyone will eventually climb to the top. Later, or sooner, doesn't matter. What matters is - the person who holds your hand and prevents you from falling, the one who is always there to ease the climb for you... - Mehek Bassi
Without love, things disperse around; love holds things tightly! It prevents them to move away and disappear on the horizons! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. - Confucius
Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life. - Naguib Mahfouz
The only thing that prevents us from being happy is thinking. - Kamand Kojouri
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live - Charles Caleb Colton
But if sedentary behavior makes us fat and physical activity prevents it, shouldn't the "exercise explosion" and the "new fitness revolution" have launched and epidemic of leanness rather than coinciding with an epidemic of obesity? - Gary Taubes
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