Quotation Explorer - 'Unpleasant'

Leave a person alone who had a unpleasant past if you cant make his future a pleasant, you would do worse - Abayasinha
Every serious-minded person knows that a large part of the effort required in moral discipline consists in the courage needed to acknowledge the unpleasant consequences of one's past and present acts. - John Dewey
We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences. - Dalai Lama XIV
Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The novel remains for me one of the few forms...where we can describe, step by step, minute by minute, our not altogether unpleasant struggle to put ourselves into a viable and devout relationship to our beloved and mistaken world. - John Cheever
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t). - James Baraz
Do pleasant things yourself, but unpleasant things through others. - Baltasar Gracian
We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of a man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him. - Jane Austen
Life is terribly awkward and uncomfortable, so we spend our time searching for those who make it all a little less unpleasant. - Elizabeth Brooks
These, he said gravely, are unpleasant facts; I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant. - Aldous Huxley
There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible. - Marcel Proust
It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Our most beautiful dreams are born from our most unpleasant nightmares. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I blinked at her, suddenly loathing her to the depths of my soul. Not only was she probably rather evil, and definitely thoroughly unpleasant, but she also didn't read. - Nicole Peeler
To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Anytime you meditate, some electric jerks occur in your thigh...the symbol of premonition of an unpleasant event that has happened or will take place in future. - Michael Bassey Johnson
My unpleasant past has given me wisdom to build a pleasant Future. - Sheldon Pereira
The reason negative emotions burn out so very slowly in us is because we keep igniting them with old, unpleasant memories. - Ali B. Moe
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. - Lillian Hellman
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth. - Lillian Hellman
Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.
People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see. - Friedrich Nietzsche
LADY BRACKNELLThis noise is extremely unpleasant. It sounds as if he was having an argument. I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing. - Oscar Wilde
Talking about unpleasant things during a meal is not good for digestion, not good for health. - Betty Jamie Chung
One thing I think, about humans is that we'd rather live in a comfortable lie then in an unpleasant truth. - Adam Snowflake
A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people. - Peter McArthur
To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats- we know it not. - Eric Hoffer
One who says unpleasant things about others, will himself quickly become a target of their scandal.
Of course she wants him to forget her. The last place she wants to reside is in his thoughts. What an unpleasant place to be. - Donna Lynn Hope
The evils arising from the loss of her uncle were neither trifling nor likely to lessen; and when thought had been freely indulged, in contrasting the past and the present, the employment of mind and dissipation of unpleasant ideas which only reading could produce made her thankfully turn to a book. - Jane Austen
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. - John F. Kennedy
Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge. - Enrico Fermi
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.... - Richard Bach
There are many legal and psychological ramifications to using Krav Maga in the real world and nearly all of them are extremely unpleasant. - Craig De Ruisseau
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