Quotation Explorer - 'Retain'

The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value. - Washington Irving
I respect the decision of others. But I retain my own deductions. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Tyranny is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state. - Noah Webster
with a fresh breath comes a vision aheadmight be today, tomorrow or or further and beyondwarm up to that event, it may be that ride one only hopes formuch like water at times may pass between thru the fingersgrasp firm to retain, cherish the light and look beyond and above... - levi paul taylor
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind. - Cicero
The test of a first-fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Filter all negative voices. But retain the positive. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Memory depends very much on the perspicuity, regularity, and order of our thoughts. Many complain of the want of memory, when the defect is in the judgment; and others, by grasping at all, retain nothing. - Thomas Fuller
TO GROW OUR MIND- We must learn new things. We must CARE for more things. We must TEACH more things. We must SHARE more things. We must RETAIN more things. To grow our mind - We don't need education, We need a good memory. - Lorenzo Victory
Breaking up is like unsticking your fingers after you've Superglued them. Love's the glue and no matter how slow and carefully you separate, you're going to lose a little bit of yourself in the process. You're also going to retain a little DNA from the one you lost. - Toni Sorenson
While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years. - Abraham Lincoln
Get your knowledge quickly and then use it. If you can use it you will retain it. - Alfred North Whitehead
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it. - Abraham Lincoln
An acquaintance had become a lover, might become a husband, but would retain all that she had noted in the acquaintance; and love must confirm an old relation rather than reveal a new one. - E.M. Forster
The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known. - Leonardo da Vinci
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may retain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved. - William James
Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood. - Samuel Johnson
Those who would deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it. - Abraham Lincoln
To attain wisdom, experience every thing consistently. To retain wisdom, dispose every thing constantly. - Aditya Ajmera
I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality - Mahatma Gandhi
All natural laws retain the balance contained within the scope of that law, no man made law can do this. It is better to understand the natural laws that govern society then to create man made laws that will not work. - R.A.Delmonico
The human spirit is so utterly one with the body that the term "form" can be used of the body and retain its proper meaning. Conversely, the form of the body is spirit, and this is what makes the human being a person. - Pope Benedict XVI
It is ironic that we are particular about flushing out all the dirt through the Drain, but we continue to retain a lot of it in our Brain. - RVM
It is right that we should stand by and act on our principles; but not right to hold them in obstinate blindness, or retain them when proved to be erroneous. - Michael Faraday
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. - Henry David Thoreau
It is good to be imperfect so that we retain our joy to work hard to rise to perfection! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Retain your peace by refusing to respond to rude, judgemental, or prying people. They won't understand anyway. - Manprit Kaur
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Information age. I guess I'm part of it, even if I can't remember how to use my iPhone from week to week, and have to learn how to send e-mails all over again every couple of years, and can't retain any profound technological knowledge about the computers I sometimes use. - Anne Rice
She turned around to look at me with her enchanting gaze that further pierced my heart; a look I would never forget and I would retain till perpetuity and think of it always whenever she came to my mind. And that is not going to be a few times, if my heart is to have its way. - Faraaz Kazi
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis. - Thurgood Marshall
After years in utter darkness, I force my eyes into the light. For I must retain my sight, that I might view the wholeness of the void, objectively. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Grace is what picks me up and lifts my wings high above and I fly! Grace always conquers! Be graceful in everything; in anger, in sadness, in joy, in kindness, in unkindness, retain grace with you! - C. JoyBell C.
Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them - certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go. - Johnny Depp
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. - William J. H. Boetcker
Just because we've been dealt a certain hand, it doesn't mean that we can't choose to rise above - to conquer the boundaries of a destiny that none of us wanted. To try to retain whatever essential humanity we can. - Stephenie Meyer
When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children's] minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
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