Quotation Explorer - 'Refusing'

You have the power to take away someone's happiness by refusing to forgive. That someone is you. - Alan Cohen
I don't know what's more tragic, knowing how to read and choosing not to, or not knowing how to read and refusing to learn. - Patricia Goldbach
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. - Adrienne Rich
There are no shadows in darkness. Shadows are created by light, and only exist in the presence of light. Refusing to acknowledge our shadow leads us to deny the presence of light in us. - Franco Santoro
Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. - C. S. Lewis
Jesus is God's way of refusing to give up his dream for the world. - Rob Bell
Retain your peace by refusing to respond to rude, judgemental, or prying people. They won't understand anyway. - Manprit Kaur
Refusing dominance over others by using money is a clear sign of wisdom. - Eraldo Banovac
Living in a stupid country is living in a marsh! You are surrounded by the reptiles and the alligators! Refusing hell is the best path to eliminate the hell! - Mehmet Murat ildan
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato
One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato
Liberty means refusing to allow some men to use the state to compel other men to serve their interests or opinion. - Auberon Herbert
All hate is the result of people refusing to take responsibility for their own lives. - Marty Rubin
Blaming others is an act of refusing to take responsibility. When a person can’t accept the fact or the reality, they blamed another person or the situation instead of taking accountability. - Dee Dee Artner
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others. - Oprah Winfrey
To me, being appropriatedoes not always mean conforming. Often it means justthe opposite. Sometimes, refusing to conform and even confrontingis not only appropriate but necessary to change theworld for the better. - Donda West
Do we ever have to abandon all hope? Is it not perhaps a good thing that by refusing to give in to the evidence, the dreams that lie half awake in us all may persist? - Théodore Monod
My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked.
Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable - Gary L. Francione
I protect myself by refusing to know myself. - Floriano Martins
He's the thrilling, scary Boyfriend who's going to dare you to do things you'd never dreamed of, shower you with unreasonable presents, and show up uninvited at the most embarrassing times. Then he's going to stick with you, refusing to take the hint when you don't answer his calls. - Sara Miles
...Refusing to feel desire is the only thing more painful than failing to get what you want, and that learning not to yearn, far from preventing disappointment, ultimately guarantees it. - Martha N. Beck
The question is not why should we change but rather what sort of death wish are we promoting by refusing to change? - William Badke
Books—all books—are complicated things, muttering at us in different contradictory voices, refusing to stay the same when we go back to them. Tying them down too much robs of them of the magic. - Andrew Rilstone
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