Quotation Explorer - 'Severe'

Coffee makes us severe, and grave and philosophical. - Jonathan Swift
Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness. - Francis Quarles
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; to severe, seldom executed. - Benjamin Franklin
There is little pride in writers. They know they are human and shall some day die and be forgotten. Knowing all this a writer is gentle and kindly where another man is severe and unkind. - William Saroyan
The more severe the dysfunction you experienced growing up, the more difficult boundaries are for you. - David W. Earle
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body. - Cicero
There is no discipline in the world so severe as the discipline of experience subjected to the tests of intelligent development and direction. - John Dewey
the severe pain and the great trials we go through teach us the real essence of great joy - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The English novels are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed. But one should not be too severe on them. They show a want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study. - Oscar Wilde
I don’t experience writer’s block, I only have periods of severe writer’s diarrhoea; an incoherent mess of unfitting words placed in random sentences. Luckily, I can usually separate the shit from the shit later on. - Kevin Focke
The pain of severe depression is quite unimaginable to those who have not suffered it, and it kills in many instances because its anguish can no longer be borne. - William Styron
It is a severe cruelty inflicted upon women...that we should be the ones who so desperately need love...affection...acceptance.And yet, we suffer...many of us, for lack of it throughout our entire lives."-Shackles of Honor - Marcia Lynn McClure
The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones. - Peter McWilliams
Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is therefore an emanation of virtue; it is not so much a special principle as it is a consequence of the general principle of democracy applied to our country's most urgent needs. - Maximilien Robespierre
Every extramarital intimate relationship has a spiritual resonance, the consequences of which can be very severe. - Sunday Adelaja
Winners of some competition are not heroes, heroes are not found in the competition, heroes win much more severe battles than competition to become heroes. - Amit Kalantri
The times are too difficult and the crisis too severe to indulge in schadenfreude. Looking at it in perspective, the fact that there would be a financial crisis was perfectly predictable: its general nature, if not its magnitude. Markets are always inefficient. - Noam Chomsky
No punishment of the unrighteous has ever been too severe in the eyes of the righteous.
The response of a loyal man against the most severe grief from their love once, is always a silence, a silence forever." - T.R.Fraz
I’ve often said a man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back is against the wall. So no matter how great the setback, how severe the failure, you never give up. - John Cena
Tradition in the nursery has acted as a severe editor. - Walter Jerrold
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Social psychologist argued that even severe mental illness was the result of society labeling unusual behavior rather than of biochemical processes. - Thomas J. Scheff
With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from oneend to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terroristattacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out ofthe Pledge of Allegiance? - Jay Leno
... I think this Law, by which I am punished, is both unreasonable in itself, and particularly severe... Polly Baker - Benjamin Franklin
ARTLESSNESS, n. A certain engaging quality to which women attain by long study and severe practice upon the admiring male, who is pleased to fancy it resembles the candid simplicity of his young. - Ambrose Bierce
Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it, and that a very severe one.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. - Benjamin Franklin
Chances are no matter how bad your troubles seem to be, someone somewhere, with less resilience, has successfully conquered a more severe version of your problems. - Gary Hopkins
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