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Avoid Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Avoid are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Related topics: Values Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Favorite-Quotes Self Self-Esteem Self-Confidence

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

 

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie


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People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
- Katharine Graham

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war;
but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on,
we must defend ourselves.
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether
it was fired from within or without,
we must try to extinguish it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience,
impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks
that precede cannon shots.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can't operate a company by fear,
because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism.
And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
- Steve Ross

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility
for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain
of the consequences of that behavior.
- M. Scott Peck

If you wish to avoid foreign collision,
you had better abandon the ocean.
- Henry Clay

Pain is pain, joy is joy - you can't avoid bringing
pieces of yourself into a role.
- Joshua Leonard

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to
avoid the labor of thinking.
- Thomas A. Edison

Do not worry about avoiding temptation.
As you grow older it will avoid you.
- Joey Adams

Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan,
whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal
justice system are more important than whether or not
I'm going to be governor.
- Bill Scott

You must continue to gain expertise,
but avoid thinking like an expert.
- Denis Waitley

If you see swarms of guys coming around you,
you have to try and avoid being stuck on the kerb.
- Michael East

I think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science
Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.
- Alton Brown

Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger;
I resisted thinking about him.
I did not reread his letters to me.
The experience had been too painful.
- Joyce Maynard

I got very cross with the term, kitchen sink.
It just meant that you invaded different kinds of houses,
where it was very difficult to avoid kitchen sink.
- Timothy West

I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it.
- Sarah Silverman

Our team has a lot of talent.
I hope that soon we will break out with four or five
goals and avoid overtime.
- Peter Bondra

What SF can do better than anything else is show us
the range of our possible futures,
and what we can do to realize the good ones and avoid the nasty ones.
- Stanley Schmidt

I aim to tell the truth about any subject,
not a romance or fantasy, not avoid the truth.
- Anita Desai

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
- Karl Kraus

I don't listen to recordings of my songs.
I don't avoid it, I just don't go out of my way to do it.
- Stephen Sondheim

The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be
essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.
- Adam Schiff

I try to avoid long-range plans and visions -
that way I can more easily deal with anything new that comes up.
- Linus Torvalds

You had to know how to fight or you had to know how to avoid a fight.
I didn't enjoy fighting, so I learned how to avoid them.
- Tim Robbins

A big part of finding the right resources is knowing
what to look for and what to avoid.
- Matthew Lesko

I wanted to avoid, special IO for terminals.
- Ken Thompson

And thought struggles against the results,
trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping
on with that way of thinking.
That is what I call 'sustained incoherence.
- David Bohm

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent
the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain
tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.
- Richard Neal

Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt,
and the other half to avoid paying it.
- George Dennison Prentice

Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.
- Quintus Tullius Cicero

A doctrine serves no purpose in itself,
but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid
being deceived by false doctrines.
- Simone Weil

I don't try to sound like anyone but me anymore.
If something is out of my element, I try to avoid it.
- Norah Jones

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till
the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
- Thomas Hardy

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things,
in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
- Sydney Smith

Make definite assertions.
Avoid tame, colorless, hesitating, non-committal language.
- William Strunk, Jr.

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love.
But then one suffers from not loving.
Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer;
to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love.
To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy.
Therefore, to be unhappy, one must love
or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.
I hope you're getting this down.
- the movie Love and Death

Those who want the Government to regulate matters of
the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid
of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
- Harry S. Truman

The challenge, really, on any new film is to try to
avoid that and achieve a few moments that aren't cliche.
- Adrian Lyne

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war,
by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them,
by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
- Neville Chamberlain

I want every man on the force to try his best,
his level best, to try to avoid arresting anyone.
I know that this going to take great will power but try.
- Chill Wills

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
- William Blake

I was amazed at how easy it was for the Clinton Administration
to basically cover what they did at Waco in the fog
of lies and avoid any responsibility for it.
- James Bovard

I think we need to look for any opening we can to avoid
a war and we shouldn't pass up any opportunity for resolution.
- Dennis Kucinich

Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware.
You can quote me on that.
- Michael McKean

The first thing you need to know, in order to establish
some perspective and avoid panic,
is that the violent government excesses we're seeing
today are far from unprecedented.
- L. Neil Smith

Avoid popularity; it has many snares,
and no real benefit.
- William Penn

I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records.
- Boy George

Everyone is a bore to someone.
That is unimportant.
The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
- Gerald Brenan

The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract
terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities,
which are human beings.
- Marc Bloch


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