Quotation Explorer - 'Refuge'

The imaginary fortress in your head you seek refuge in; never has, & never will protect your physical being from harm. - Mamur Mustapha
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson
Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too. - Henrik Ibsen
Before you cut down the tree, think of the birds that take refuge on it - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide. - Norman Douglas
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.
But perhaps the greatest escapism of all is to take refuge in the domesticity of the past, the home that history and literature become, avoiding the one moment of time in which we are not at home, yet have to live: the present. - Tim Parks
Books had taught me new ideas and had shown me ways of life that I would not have known about otherwise, and they offered a refuge when, like now, real life seemed too hard. - Peg Kehert
Don't just become a monument of information, rather a solace of knowledge refuge. - Unarine Ramaru
We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise. - Abraham H. Maslow
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
If you're being bombarded with information, the act of looking for patterns not necessarily finding them is what going to give you psychic refuge, a sense of sanctuary. - Douglas Copeland
Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures. - Oscar Wilde
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
Jazz is the refuge of the untalented. When you go to a jazz club, you may notice that no one is enjoying themselves half as much as the people on stage. Jazz is like the theatre, it's what you do when you can't get a real gig.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. - Andrew Schweitzer
The shadows have both been my refuge and my repulse. - Anthony Liccione
Nostalgia is the intimate refuge of every man and every woman in a world seemingly gone mad. - John Larkins
They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king. - Bob Dylan
The all-victorious Christ is like a great rock in a weary land, to whose shelter we may flee in every time of sorrow or trial, finding quiet refuge and peace in him. - J.R. Miller
Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out. - Pierre Berton
Gregariousness is always the refuge of mediocrities, whether they swear by Soloviev or Kant or Marx. Only individuals seek the truth, and they shun those whose sole concern is not the truth. - Boris Pasternak
A prince ... is only the first servant of the state, who is obliged to act with probity and prudence. ... As the sovereign is properly the head of a family of citizens, the father of his people, he ought on all occasions to be the last refuge of the unfortunate. - Frederick II of Prussia
Moral grounds are always the last refuge of people who have no sense of beauty. - Oscar Wilde
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde
My dreams were all my own; I accounted them to nobody; They were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. - Mary Wollstonecraft
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. - Aristotle
Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings. - Alfred North Whitehead
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. - Aristotle
There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how. - Toni Morrison
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. - Maya Angelou
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. - Oscar Wilde
Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. - W. Somerset Maugham
When your life is stormy, take a refuge to a port: To music or to literature, in short, to art, to any kind of art! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. - Michael Crichton
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I can assure you that it's quite conscious. - Frank Boyden
No prince, no success filled her dreams: only time spread out before her to spend as she chose, a time of contemplation which offered her refuge. - Delphine de Vigan
A good relationship is not a refuge from your problems, but an oasis where you can grow better as a person. - Shon Mehta
Psalm 91My Refuge and My Fortress91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. - LaNina King
When the mind stops searching, when it stops wanting refuge, when it no longer goes in search of security, when it no longer craves more books and information, when it ignores even the memory of desire, only then will Love arrive within. - Samael Aun Weor
I will never see the day where I choose to fall upon my own sword of refuge. In knowing this, I also know that you will never ultimately defeat me; for my life is my own, and I will see to it accordingly. - Danish Sayanee
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, thehelpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; He will set them above their betters. - H. L. Mencken
Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde
A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden. - Alexander Hamilton
Crying is the refuge of plain women, but the ruin of pretty ones. - Oscar Wilde
You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. - Gautama Buddha
If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you. - Pope Benedict XVI
Dear refuge of my weary soul,On thee, when sorrows rise,On thee, when waves of trouble roll,My fainting hope relies. - Anne Steele
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde
There are two means of refuge from the misery of life music and cats. - Albert Schweitzer
Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security. - Elisabeth Elliot
A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel. - Heywood Broun
Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream. - Oscar Wilde
Some people seem like a bright light during your darkest moment... a beautiful refuge... but it's a trap... there is only more pain there. Now that I think about it... I imagine that's what bugs feel like when they fly into the zapper. - Steve Maraboli
I've broken an arm before, but no one wanted to shoot me!' Suzie says. 'I mean, when you go to the emergency room I hope to God the doctors don't decide it might cost too much to care for.' -Suzie Schwab co-owner of East Maui Animal Refuge - Toni Polancy
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