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Refuse Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Refuse Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

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The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham


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We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

If you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- Somerset Maugham

 

What is true of the individual will be
tomorrow true of the whole nation
if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless
the people themselves refuse to go to war.
- Albert Einstein

A Bill of Rights is what the people are
entitled to against every government,
and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
- Thomas Jefferson

We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English.
- Winston Churchill

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
- inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound
to the starless midnight of racism and war
that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood
can never become a reality...
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

Beauty is an outward gift,
which is seldom despised,
except by those to whom it has been refused.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
- Maya Angelou

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The easiest kind of friendship for me
is with ten thousand people.
The hardest is with one.
- Joan Baez

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is a rock upon whom you can depend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

A true friend is the one who
walks in when others walk out.
- Walter Winchell

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
- Thomas Jefferson

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

A holiday, the day I first named you, "friend."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
- Jerome Cummings

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
- Euripides

Life without a friend is like death without a witness.
- Spanish proverb

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle

A true friend is one who believes in you
when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- Latin Proverb

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

A friend is one before whom I can think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller


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