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Annie Besant Quotes
Sad Quotes by Annie Besant

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Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position;
denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
- Annie Besant

Better remain silent, better not even think,
if you are not prepared to act.
- Annie Besant

No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad
a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.
- Annie Besant

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke
of women as a necessary evil,
and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
- Annie Besant

 

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess,
strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never
descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds,
nor by arguments of unbridled passion,
nor by the hatred of class against class.
- Annie Besant

It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between
the refusal to receive a petition,
or its summary rejection by some general order,
and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing

My characters aren't losers.
They're rebels.
They win by their refusal to play by everyone else's rules.
- Harold Ramis



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A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed.
- Alexander Chase

Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity
is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
- Thomas S. Monson

The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of
embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep.
- Lois Capps

Elegance is innate.
It has nothing to do with being well dressed.
Elegance is refusal.
- Diana Vreeland

Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
- Carrie P. Snow

In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious
people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses,
and every refusal to act excites their contempt.
- John Reed

The failure of the system to deal quickly was attributable to Nixon's lying,
stonewalling and refusal to come clean.
So it took 26 months for the final truth to be known.
- Bob Woodward

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When an individual is protesting society's refusal
to acknowledge his dignity as a human being,
his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
- Bayard Rustin

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
- Chinua Achebe

Now, what produces a want of demand? A refusal to take
from other countries the commodities which they produce.
- Joseph Hume

A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.
- Samuel Richardson

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
- Fran Lebowitz

Elegance is refusal.
- Coco Chanel

In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is
a refusal to be educated.
- Margaret Halsey

Words signify man's refusal to accept the world as it is.
- Herbert Kaufman

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth,
the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
- Dorothy Thompson

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk
excess on behalf of one's obsessions,
is what distinguishes artists from entertainers,
and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
- John Updike

There is a vast difference - a constitutional difference-between
restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the
intellectual commingling of students,
and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the
state presents no such bar.
- Frederick M. Vinson

Thousands of people may have been killed by hurricane
Katrina and many more could die in its aftermath because
of the President's refusal to heed the calls of governors
for help in repairing the infrastructure in their states.
- Charles Rangel

People who talk about revolution and class struggle
without referring explicitly to everyday life,
without understanding what is subversive about love
and what is positive in the refusal of constraints,
such people have a corpse in their mouth.
- Raoul Vaneigem

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend
the inheritance of a civilization,
however imperfect, against tyranny and aggression may
result in consequences even worse than war.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong,
I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me.
Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.
- Boris Pasternak

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
- Mark Twain

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure
of building up a collective peace system.
- Arthur Henderson

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd


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