Quotation Explorer - 'Refusal'

However often you may have done them a favour, if you once refuse they forget everything except your refusal. - Pliny the Younger
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. - Fran Lebowitz
The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes. - C. JoyBell C.
Love is just a contact of no refusal. - sol michael
Your refusal to forgive one who has sinned against you us a manifestation of hypocrisy - a telltale sign that either you have not experenced God's forgiving grace, or that you take such grace for granted. - Joe Thorn
Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being. - Walter Brueggemann
The first stage of ignorance is illusion, due to lack of exposure to reality. The second stage of ignorance is delusion, or the refusal to acknowledge reality. The third stage of ignorance is the rejection of altruism. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.
Reason and Justice tell me that there is more love of man in electricity and steam, than in chastity and refusal to eat meat.
For he who sees a need but waits to be asked is already set on cruel refusal. - Dante Alighieri
A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Only God understands how incredibly far we’ve fallen, and only God understands how incredibly far we can rise. And only we can determine if we’re going to wallow in the mediocrity that is born of the refusal to understand either. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Ingratitude to God does not rely only on our refusal to give the verbal thanksgiving due to Him, but also recides in our inability to appreciate his gifts and potentials in us by leaving them untapped. - Israelmore Ayivor
In his refusal to believe in anything supernatural or inherently evil, he was as unrealistic as an old voodoo queen who sees spirits everywhere. - Anne Rice
You are already that which you want to be, and your refusal to believe it is the only reason you do not see it. - Neville Goddard
Elegance is refusal. - Coco Chanel
Refusal to accept the truth is denial of divine self. - Lailah Gifty Akita
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth. - Dorothy Thompson
For the first time in a very many years, he felt the old vexation, the mingled impatience and pleasure at the world's beautiful refusal to yield up its mysteries without a fight. - Michael Chabon
Prayer is in essence rebellion—rebellion against the world in its fallenness. Prayer is the undying refusal to accept as normal what is pervasively abnormal. It is the refusal of every agenda, every scheme, every interpretation that is at odds with the norm as originally established by God. - David G. Wells
The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction. - Fulton J. Sheen
Nothing seems to me more tragic than the pressures we put on artists to do what we think we'll like, and our refusal to prize what is most ornery and special about them. - Marcia B. Siegel
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Refusal to engage in spiritual warfare does not exempt you from being among the next casualties of war - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of 'No answer.' It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, 'Peace, child; you don't understand. - C.S. Lewis
Thought I wanted overnight success, until I achieved it through hard work and the refusal to back down! What you earn, you keep. - A.M. Hudson
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