Quotation Explorer - 'Spite'

A person who says his expertise lies in selling only a particular product, but for other products some else of their team has the capability to makes sales; is actually playing office politics in spite of the management considering him consistently the star performer in the organisation. - Anuj Somany
Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows. - Emil Cioran
The lines gradually become their own demiurges and, like some witless yet miraculous participant, I witness the birth on paper of sentences that have eluded my will and appear in spite of me on the sheet, teaching me something that I neither knew nor thought I might want to know. - Muriel Barbery
Someone has to be stoic, for the sake of, in spite of, and in the face of all those who are, not. Someone, has to be serious. Someone has to choose to forgo choice, so that there is an option left for others to consider. Everyone can't be, someone. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Joy comes from knowing that God is at work in your life in spite of your circumstances. - Jim George
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
when Whitman wrote, I sing the body electricI know what hemeantI know what hewanted:to be completely alive every momentin spite of the inevitable.we can’t cheat death but we can make itwork so hardthat when it does takeusit will have known a victory just asperfect asours - Charles Bukowski
I don't really know them, but I know this: they're just like your kids were. Or are. Sweet, trusting, good in ways we adults hardly even remember. We have to look out for them. Not because of the tattoos, or in spite of them, but because they're kids and we're supposed to look out for kids. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear, the moving out against the resistance engendered by fear into the unknown and into the future. - M. Scott Peck
Most of them are remembered for their works, few are remembered in spite of them...for their finesse! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
Choosing to love, in spite of all its complexities, is the only freedom there is. - Chriscinthia Blount
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
I decided that in spite of my silence I would demonstrate and reproduce in reality the picture of the church that I saw inside my spirit - Sunday Adelaja
The real tragedy of life is not the fear of darkness, but it is to conform and follow the darkness in spite of fear. - Debasish Mridha
What makes one strong is not the ability to confront adversity and cruelty, but rather the ability to love in spite of it. - Christopher Earle
If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. - Carl von Clausewitz
He loved her in spite of her unlovableness. Armande had many trying, thought not necessarily rare, traits, all of which he accepted as absurd clues in a clever puzzle. - Vladimir Nabokov
Replace the word can’t with can. Know that you can, believe that you can, and know with ALL of your heart that you will. You will succeed in spite of any obstacles that may try to hinder you! There’s so much power in having a positive attitude, positive mindset, and positive outlook. - Stephanie Lahart
In spite of everything that has happened, I still believe that people are really good at heart. - Anne Frank
Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do. - Robert Henri
Courage is the ability to take bold action in spite of fear. - Debasish Mridha
When people ask me what it is that I want to achieve in life, I always tell them that I want to be able to make positive change in spite of all the issues that the world faces today. - Omar Al Busaidy
The news that gives you a future with hope, in spite of your despair over the past, is realizing that Jesus has prayed for you and is praying for you now. - William P. Barker
All my life, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it. - George Bernard Shaw
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
In this world, it is a great Self-effort to deliberately remain ignorant despite knowing, right? I deliberately remain ignorant in spite of having the Knowledge. - Dada Bhagwan
I'm convinced that the world, more than ever, needs the music only you can make. And if it takes extra courage to keep playing in spite of your loss, many will applaud the effort. And who knows? Others may be inspired to pick up their broken instruments, their broken lives, and begin again. - Steve Goodier
Replace the word can’t with can. Know that you can, believe that you can, and know will ALL of your heart that you will. You will succeed in spite of any obstacles that may try to hinder you! There’s so much power in having a positive attitude, positive mindset, and positive outlook. - Stephanie Lahart
Why do we keep focusing on the minutiae, not the possible significant large events, in spite of the obvious evidence of their huge influence? - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear. - Michael Hyatt
I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life. - Eugene O'Neill
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
I must be out of my mind if I loved you in spite of everything you've done, and anyone else would condemn you for it, but I can't condemn you at all. In my own troubled mind, I loved you for it. - Donna Lynn Hope
Because if it is to spite her,' Biddy pursued, 'I should think -but you know best- that might be better and more independently done by caring nothing for her words. And if it is to gain her over, I should think -but you know best- she was not worth gaining over. - Charles Dickens
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. - Edith Wharton
The time is out of joint : O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right! - William Shakespeare
Determination in spite of the challenge makes us stronger. - Ellen J. Barrier
There's this idea that to live out of conformity with how I feel is hypocrisy; but that's a wrong definition of hypocrisy. To live out of conformity to what I believe is hypocrisy. To live in conformity with what I believe, in spite of what I feel, isn't hypocrisy; it's integrity. - Erik Thoennes
Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. - Victor Hugo
Gratitude does not mean the absence of solitude, but the presence of a positive attitude in spite of. - Gift Gugu Mona
The moment you are doing something to SPITE someone, just know you are the one with something to lose, which is HONOUR and PRINCIPLE. - Unarine Ramaru
The world is sick with loneliness in spite of multitudes of people living in it - Sunday Adelaja
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. - Anne Frank
If I fail, I should not fail for lack of trying, but in spite. - Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. - Winston S. Churchill
The praise and glorification of God doesn't exclusively spring from deep and untroubled understanding; it is in spite of and even because of deep and troubled circumstance. - Joyce Rachelle
In spite of our proud domination of nature, we are still her victims, for we have not even learned to control our nature. - C.G. Jung
In spite of its alluring name, the welfare state stands or falls by compulsion. It is compulsion imposed upon us with the state’s power to punish noncompliance. Once this is clear, it is equally clear that the welfare state is an evil the same as every restriction of freedom. - Wilhelm Röpke
In spite of where we were, how we had gotten here and why we had come, I felt that at this moment of our lives, this place was exactly where we belonged. We were not drifting but rising, rising toward something right and of significance. - Dean Koontz
The highway of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite. - Aaron Lauritsen
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without vicory there is no survival. - Winston S. Churchill
Let craft, ambition, spite, Be quenched in Reason's night, Till weakness turn to might, Till what is dark be light, Till what is wrong be right! - Lewis Carroll
A friend worth knowing tolerates your flaws while a friend worth keeping loves you in spite of them. - K.E. Garvey
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. - Paul Tillich
I don't believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burned hair, old gowns, one glove apiece, and tight slippers that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them. - Louisa May Alcott
To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. - Taylor Swift
The dripping blood our only drink,The bloody flesh our only food:In spite of which we like to thinkThat we are sound, substantial flesh and blood--Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good. - T.S. Eliot
Reading is like diving into an ocean of an alternate world, away from your real world, where in spite of going though the pain and pleasure of the characters, you remain a witness, unscathed. - Anirudha Lakshminarasimhan
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
No matter how many good deeds we preform, they aren’t the ticket to earning God’s favor. God graces us in spite of what we do in this life, not because of. - Bill Courtney
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions. - Thomas Jefferson
In my view, any government whose state is perpetually at war, and remains so in spite of initiatives to make peace, is incompetent and unfit and should resign. - Christina Engela
There is something mankind can never destroy in spite of an unreasoning will to destruction, and this is its own idealism, that integral part of its very being. - Radclyffe Hall
It does not surprise so much seeing a person surrounded by many fake supporters as much when he shows elation with them in spite of knowing their true intention and, even more, when all of them know one another’s hidden selfish intent. - Anuj Somany
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good. - Robert Graves
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Yes, in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits. - John Keats
«And in the end» said the witch to the drowning prince «You've been the one choosing the thornless path in spite of knowing where it could lead. The one who afraid of the pricking roses, plunged himself into an abyss without petals - Nur Bedeir
So I can curse my pain all I want. I can try to leave it at the door. But maybe I should say grace, gnaw on its bones and thank it for nourishment instead. Maybe for now it's what's keeping me alive. And for now, I can accept living out of spite. - Little Bear the Bearded Lady
I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. - William Morris
...legal procedure has always tacitly been concerned with human relations, rather than abstract justice, and that consequently in spite of the legal codes it is really the human relations underneath that determine the verdicts in the courts. - James Jones
And I knew that in spite of all the roses and kisses and restaurant dinners a man showered on a woman before he married her, what he secretly wanted was for her to flatten out underneath his feet like Mrs. Willard's kitchen mat. - Sylvia Plath
Oppose vigorously any tendency to sadness ... You must persevere. By means of sorrow the enemy tries to make us weary of good works, but if he sees that we don't give them up and that being done in spite of his opposition they have become very meritorious, he will stop troubling us. - Francis de Sales
I've often told people who ask if there is a God: Get around enough people with horses and see what happens. See how they survive in spite of all the things they do, and you'll become a believer! - Buck Brannaman
I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. - Edith Wharton
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular. - Laurence J. Peter
"Fearless" is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. - Taylor Swift
For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. - Aldous Huxley
True friends are those who love you not in spite of your faults and imperfections, but because of them. - Randa Abdel-Fattah
In spite of photographs taken in beer halls or nightclubs showing her cuddling up to some strapping, smirking youth, it seems that the romantic cliché was true: when she met Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun met her destiny - Angela Lambert
Pursuing your dreams in spite of opposition is a revolution against mediocrity. By challenging yourself, you transform those around you. - M.J. Stoddard
For others, in spite of myself, from myself. - Emmanuel Levinas
You must believe in God in spite of what the clergy say.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. - Richard Dawkins
If you can still write in spite of the fact that you're not getting paid, that nobody cares about what you're writing, that nobody wants to publish it, that everybody is telling you to do something else, and you still want to and you still enjoy it and you can't stop doing it...then you're a writer. - Joanne Harris
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
If there had once been a chance and there had once been love, then it will still be there in spite of time and obstacles. If you can get past that, you can get past a lot. - Donna Lynn Hope
Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us. Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don’t support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative. - David Cameron
You are truly classy if you manage to speak politely in spite of anger boiling inside you. - Saru Singhal
Your mind can go ahead and imagine what it wants to imagine, but a true friend will always remain true, in spite of the false messages running through your mind. - Michael Bassey Johnson
In spite of the surprises and anxieties and responsibilities of living, this was rather a nice world. - Alice B. Emerson
Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss. - Paul Celan
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. - ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
LIVE TO LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH YOULIVE TO LEARN TO EARN YOUR LIVINGLIVE TO MAKE YOUR PRESENCE FELT IN SPITE OF YOUR ABSENCE LEARN TO FIGHT IN SPITE OF OBSTACLES DO NOT FORGET JUST LIVING DO NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO THE WORLD - Dr.T.V.Rao MD
Despite our battered exterior and in spite of the festering scars and rank filth that overlays it, there is underneath it all the pristine likeness of God Himself. And we would be wise to cast an eye not on the marred exterior, but to be fixed on the glorious interior. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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