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Desist Quotes By John Amos Comenius

We are all citizens of one world, we are all of one blood. To hate people because they were born in another country, because they speak a different language, or because they take a different view on this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human ... Let us have but one end in view: the welfare of humanity. — John Amos Comenius

Desist Quotes By Epictetus

Now there are two kinds of hardening, one of the understanding, the other of the sense of shame, when a man is resolved not to assent to what is manifest nor to desist from contradictions. Most of us are afraid of mortification of the body, and would contrive all means to avoid such a thing, but we care not about the soul's mortification. And indeed with regard to the soul, if a man be in such a state as not to apprehend anything, or understand at all, we think that he is in a bad condition; but if the sense of shame and modesty are deadened, this we call even power (or strength). — Epictetus

Desist Quotes By Magha

The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere. — Magha

Desist Quotes By Deepak Chopra

Completely desist from defending your point of view. When you have no point to defend, you do not allow the birth of an argument. — Deepak Chopra

Desist Quotes By Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. — Dalai Lama

Desist Quotes By Sathya Sai Baba

When you feel you cannot do good, at least desist from doing evil. — Sathya Sai Baba

Desist Quotes By Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

On the Russian revolutionaries:
To leave your parents, faithful and loyal subjects of the Emperor, to leave your profession, to desist from having children, to lose your fortune, and to give up your civil honor, all for revolutionary conviction, makes for a league of more practical proof than any religious order. — Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

Desist Quotes By Luther L. Bohanon

To refrain and desist from interfering with terminal cancer patients, in their use of Laetrile acquired through the 'Affidavit System. — Luther L. Bohanon

Desist Quotes By William Shakespeare

I will desist;
... But there is something glows upon my cheek,
And whispers in mine ear, 'Go not till he speak. — William Shakespeare

Desist Quotes By G.R. Gopinath

Sorrow and self-pity consume enormous quantities of energy. If you only can desist from feeling victimized by fate and look for a new solution instead, not only would you conserve old energies but at the same time also feel the surge of the new. New hope is kindled in the process. — G.R. Gopinath

Desist Quotes By Christopher Hitchens

Incidentally, I have also learned a bit about the importance of avoiding feminine embarrassment ('Daddy,' wrote Sophia when she enrolled at the New School where I teach, 'people will ask "why is old Christopher Hitchens kissing that girl?"') and shall now cease and desist. — Christopher Hitchens

Desist Quotes By Charles Lamb

I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair. — Charles Lamb

Desist Quotes By Sun Tzu

A government should not mobilize an army out of anger, military leaders should not provoke war out of wrath. Act when it is beneficial to do so, desist if not. Anger can revert to joy, wrath can revert to delight, but a nation destroyed cannot be restored to existence, and the dead cannot be restored to life. — Sun Tzu

Desist Quotes By Ray Brassier

Philosophy would do well to desist from issuing any further injunctions about the need to re-establish the meaningfulness of existence, the purposefulness of life, or mend the shattered concord between man and nature. It should strive to be more than a sop to the pathetic twinge of human self-esteem. Nihilism is not an existential quandary but a speculative opportunity. — Ray Brassier

Desist Quotes By Karen Kingston

Think twice before you buy. Decide before you purchase anything where you are going to keep it and what you are going to use it for. If your answers to either of these questions are vague, then you are about to purchase clutter. Desist from buying. — Karen Kingston

Desist Quotes By Hans Bethe

I call on all scientists in all countries to cease and desist from work creating, developing, improving and manufacturing further nuclear weapons - and, for that matter, other weapons of potential mass destruction such as chemical and biological weapons. — Hans Bethe

Desist Quotes By Horace

This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist. — Horace

Desist Quotes By Umesh Kotru

Kunti asked Yudhishthira to perform the rituals for Karna as well. When Yudhishthira expressed his surprise, she confessed to the real lineage of Karna. Everyone was shocked at this startling revelation. Yudhishthira could not believe that he had been instrumental in murdering his own brother for the throne of Hastinapura. He fell into a deep swoon and after coming out of it he refused to be the King of Hastinapura and prepared to leave for the forest. It required lot of effort for days together on the part of Maharishi Vyasa, Narada and Shri Krishna to finally persuade him to desist from doing so. But in sheer agony, Yudhishthira cursed all women that thenceforth they would not be able to keep any secret for long. — Umesh Kotru

Desist Quotes By Albert Camus

In the age of ideologies, we must make up our minds about murder. If murder has rational foundations, then our period and we ourselves have significance. If it has no such foundations, then we are plunged into madness there is no way out except to find some significance or to desist. — Albert Camus

Desist Quotes By Alan Cassels

Don't screen unless you can do something for those patients discovered early that would produce an overall benefit to their lives. Otherwise, cease and desist. — Alan Cassels

Desist Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

If we see anyone who renounces his rights in regard to worldly matters and forgives even strangers, not to speak of relations, we should think of him as a good man. If we desist from beating up a thief or any other felon, do nothing to get him punished but, after admonishing him and recovering from him the stolen article, let him go, we would be credited with humanity and our action would be regarded as an instance of non-violence; a contrary course would be looked upon as violence. — Mahatma Gandhi

Desist Quotes By Anonymous

And yet worrying, a form of superstition that secretly traded in charms and fetishes to ward off misfortune, was also evidence of the survival of pre-modern beliefs. For every worrier feels that worrying somehow helps, that if we desist from it we will be punished for our complacency. We act, in O'Gorman's words, as if trying to win the favour of invisible forces, "to placate great and dangerous Gods that have no names, no forms of communication, and very little mercy". — Anonymous

Desist Quotes By Italo Calvino

Then Marco Polo spoke: Your chessboard, sire, is inlaid with two woods: ebony and maple. The square on which your enlightened gaze is fixed was cut from the ring of a trunk that grew in a year of drought: you see how its fibers are arranged? Here a barely hinted knot can be made out: a bud tried to burgeon on a premature spring day, but the night's frost forced it to desist. — Italo Calvino

Desist Quotes By Robert Burns

Ye Hypocrites, are these your pranks
To murder men and gie God thanks
Desist for shame, proceed no further
God won't accept your thanks for murder. — Robert Burns

Desist Quotes By Leif Enger

Before reaching Grassy Butte, though, Dad spied a farmhouse with two pumps in the drive and a red-and-white sign out front saying DALE'S OIL COMPANY. Another sign said CLOSED, but a light was on in the house and Dad pulled in, saying, "I believe we might prevail on Dale. What do you think?"
"Prevail on Dale," I repeated to Swede.
"To make a sale," she added.
"And if we fail, we'll whale on Dale
"Till he needs braille!"
"Will you guys desist?" Dad asked. — Leif Enger

Desist Quotes By Thom S. Rainer

We church members must cease and desist becoming "I want" members and become "I will" members. — Thom S. Rainer

Desist Quotes By Maria Montessori

It would be so simple to allow children, when tired of sitting, to rise, and when tired of writing, to desist, and then their bones would not be twisted. — Maria Montessori

Desist Quotes By Lord Byron

Oh! might I kiss those eyes of fire, A million scarce would quench desire; Still would I steep my lips in bliss, And dwell an age on every kiss; Nor then my soul should sated be, Still would I kiss and cling to thee: Nought should my kiss from thine dissever, Still would we kiss and kiss for ever; E'en though the numbers did exceed The yellow harvest's countless seed; To part would be a vain endeavour: Could I desist? -ah! never-never. — Lord Byron

Desist Quotes By Karen Marie Moning

When she'd finally cranked up her favorite Godsmack CD in an effort to tune him out, he'd let out a roar that had rattled the windows in her car: By all that's holy, woman, what is that hideous noise? Cease and desist! A battlefield at full charge could be no more cacophonous! — Karen Marie Moning

Desist Quotes By Brian Matthews

Some years ago I was at a committee meeting where one of the group suddenly launched upon one of the other members an astounding onslaught of abuse, vilification, and loathing from which only failing breath and imminent seizure caused him to desist. It was in fact my first experience of academic debate. The chairman, visibly shaken by the vehemence of this tirade, offered the right of reply to the person attacked, who then spoke as follows: "Mr Chairman, I did not say what I said with the specific and deliberate intention of reducing my colleague to spluttering apoplexy; that this has in fact happened I can only regard as a bonus."
From that meeting I took away an important recognition - the lurking Bonus Factor In Otherwise Unpromising Situations. — Brian Matthews

Desist Quotes By Gregory Palamas

Anyone who has fallen into fornication, adultery or any other such bodily impurity, should desist from this revolting filth and cleanse himself through confession, tears, fasting and the like. For God judges unrepentant fornicators and adulterers. He condemns them, dismisses them and consigns them to hell, unquenchable fire and other never-ending punishments, saying, 'Let the impure and accursed be taken away, lest they see and enjoy the glory of the Lord' (cf. Isa. 26:10 LXX). — Gregory Palamas

Desist Quotes By Baltasar Gracian

Never lose your self-respect, nor be too familiar with yourself when you are alone. Let your integrity itself be your own standard of rectitude, and be more indebted to the severity of your own judgment of yourself than to all external percepts. Desist from unseemly conduct, rather out of respect for your own virtue than for the strictures of external authority. — Baltasar Gracian

Desist Quotes By David Malouf

All over him a flaking, and the flakes tiny creatures, clawed and with mouths, all light, that crawled into the cracks that had been opened in him, seeking bone. Only when a shadow of cloud passed over did the many mouths of the light desist.

Tries to hold it, the shadow; to make at least the memory of it last on his flesh, and cool and calm the furious activity all over the surface of him. But his mind lets the cloud slide away like everything else it has held. All that remains in his skull, behind the blind eyes, is sky, and that too burns, shakes out flame. Cloud after cloud rolls over, touches, cools, and is gone. Beyond hold. — David Malouf

Desist Quotes By Blaise Pascal

Why should I choose to divide my ethics into four rather than six? Why should I define virtue as four, or two, or one? Why as desist and resist rather than 'follow nature' or 'discharge your private business without injustice', like Plato, or anything else?
'But,' you will say, 'there everything is summed up in a word. - 'Yes, but that is no good unless you explain it.' And when you come to explain it, as soon as you open up this precept which contains all the others, out they all come in the original confusion that you wanted to avoid. Thus when they are all enclosed in one they are concealed and useless, as if they were in a box, and they only come to light in their natural confusion. Nature has laid them down, without enclosing one inside another. — Blaise Pascal

Desist Quotes By Sunday Adelaja

To desist from a continual hurt is to discover purpose — Sunday Adelaja

Desist Quotes By Sheila Wray Gregoire

Marriages only work well when both sides desist from keeping scorecards of each other's performance. — Sheila Wray Gregoire

Desist Quotes By K.M. Shea

When will you desist playing tour guide?" he asked. "I should think never. It is the greatest aspiration of my life to give historic tours," Cinderella lied — K.M. Shea

Desist Quotes By William James

We have then walked, played, or worked " enough," so we desist. That amount of fatigue is an efficacious obstruction on this side of which our usual life is cast. But if an unusual necessity forces us to press onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain critical point, when gradually or suddenly it passes away, and we are fresher than before. We have evidently tapped a level of new energy, masked until then by the fatigue-obstacle usually obeyed. — William James

Desist Quotes By Aldous Huxley

Great truths do not take hold of the hearts of the masses. And now, as all the world is in error, how shall I, though I know the true path, how shall I guide? If I know that I cannot succeed and yet try to force success, this would be but another source of error. Better then to desist and strive no more. But if I do not strive, who will? Chuang Tzu — Aldous Huxley

Desist Quotes By Peter Lewis Allen

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices. — Peter Lewis Allen

Desist Quotes By Michael Arad

You can just never desist. You have to always push back, whatever the pressures put on you. — Michael Arad

Desist Quotes By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nothing made him desist except his own lamentable state of demoralization. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Desist Quotes By Suzanne Enoch

Her smile joined his, her thoughtful green eyes studying his face. "Do you know what I want to do right now?"
Rick placed the cloth napkin across his lap. He should have asked for a less conspicuous table. "Tell me."
Samantha picked up a bread stick, examined it for a moment, then slowly licked the length of it. "Mm, salty goodness," she murmured.
"Christ. Cease and desist before I split my zipper."
"Oh, then I would have to sit on your lap in my short dress to protect your modesty." She leaned forward, gazing at him serenely. "Comfortable? — Suzanne Enoch

Desist Quotes By Horace

This is a fault common to singers that among their friends they were never inclined to sing when they were asked, unasked they never desist. — Horace

Desist Quotes By Timothy Pina

Violence especially against women and children is a abomination that must cease and desist! Humanity will never find world peace as long as we keep on hurting and destroying each other! — Timothy Pina

Desist Quotes By Franklin D. Roosevelt

If civilization is to survive, the principles of the Prince of Peace must be restored. Shattered trust between nations must be revived. Most important of all the will for peace on the part of peace loving nations must express itself to the end that nations that may be tempted to violate their agreements and the rights of others will desist from such a course. There must be positive endeavors to preserve peace. America hates war, America hopes for peace. Therefore, America actively engages in the search for peace. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Desist Quotes By Sunday Adelaja

Our people must be taught to desist from accepting bribes. The ability to say NO, must become a core value of our nation — Sunday Adelaja

Desist Quotes By Cassandra Clare

Dear Isabelle, Alec is about to have a nervous breakdown. If you do not immediately desist planing my wedding to your brother, I will come back to Manhattan and blow up the Institute. I will turn Church into a man-eating beast who will rampage through the streets of Manhattan, stepping on mundanes. And I will make you fat. Love, Magnus — Cassandra Clare

Desist Quotes By C.S. Lewis

My son, by all means desist from kicking the venerable and enlightened Vizier: for as a costly jewel retains its value even if hidden in a dung-hill, so old age and discretion are to be respected even in the vile persons of our subjects. Desist therefore, and tell us what you desire and propose. — C.S. Lewis

Desist Quotes By Paulo Freire

[Humans'] capacity to intervene, to compare, to judge, to decide, to choose, to desist makes them capable of acts of greatness, of dignity, and, at the same time, of the unthinkable in terms of indignity. — Paulo Freire

Desist Quotes By Marge Piercy

When midlist writers are treated like dirt, I would desist were I less stubborn and less committed. — Marge Piercy