Quotation Explorer - 'Unstable'

Humor and seriousness can be an unstable mix. - Richard Brookhiser
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - from Pageturner in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. - Herodotus
Human nature, essentially changeable, unstable as the dust, can endure no restraint; if it binds itself it soon begins to tear madly at its bonds, until it renders everything asunder, the wall, and the bonds and its very self. - Kafka, Franz
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - From "Pageturner" in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
Police intentionally murdering a mentally unstable person will always be unacceptable when there are numerous other non-lethal options available to them. - Steven Magee
Almost none of the poetries I admire stick to their labels, native or adopted ones. Rather, they are vagrant in their identifications. Tramp poets, there you go, a new label for those with unstable allegiances. - C.D. Wright
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying. - Arthur C. Clarke
Peace is an unstable equilibrium, which can be preserved only by acknowledged supremacy or equal power.
We must either rearrange this unstable universe or we must exit from here! If we are not a mosquito or a crocodile, we must either dry out the marsh or exit from it! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I think I might be bi-polar. It's not normal to be this emotionally unstable. - Michelle N. Onuorah
An unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled. - Saint Jerome
Make as many friends as you can, but don't build your life on them alone. It's an unstable foundation. - Sean Covey
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel. - Bible
What we see in a democracy governed by representatives is not a government for the people but an organized conflict of interests that only results in the setting up of unstable balances of power. - Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
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