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Forbidding Quotes

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

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Habit Habits

Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words -
not that I counted much on using them.
You'll find only trace elements of this language in the poem.
- James Merrill

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing
rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone.
And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.
- Frank Borman

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man
wearing a quilted silk cap;
holiness was something burning,
forbidding, something connected with fire while a day
had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan

 

And strictly forbid that any quarrelling be at your meals.
- Robert Grosseteste

I wish you well and I hope it will be a huge hit,
because that would be very good for me.
And if, God forbid, it's a terrible flop,
well that would be very good for me.
- Jonathan Harris

Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran,
when they forbid something, people become more interested.
- Azar Nafisi


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At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a
baby because I felt myself to be an adult,
but my mum forbid it.
Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have
fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
- Milla Jovovich

God forbid you got seasick because there was no option to go back.
So that really did force us to be a group.
- John C. Reilly

God forbid you sing about love.
It's a lost concept.
- Lenny Kravitz

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom,
'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
- Ani DiFranco

I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts,
to destroy the house of my faith.
- Thomas S. Monson

Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same
motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding,
although the rationalizations are different.
- John McCarthy

I'd like to change my butt.
It hangs a little too long.
God forbid what it will look like when I'm older.
It will probably be dragging along on the ground behind me.
- Teri Hatcher

As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone.
Nobody knows what it is they forbid.
- Isabel Paterson

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants,
and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
- Sallust

God forbid that any book should be banned.
The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
- Rebecca West

As soon as you forbid something, you make it extraordinarily appealing.
You also bring shame in as a phenomenon.
- Jock Sturges

Search not to find things too deeply hid;
Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid.
- John Denham

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality
can be maintained without religion.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that
national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
- George Washington

It is not all bad, this getting old,
ripening.
After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow.
God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and
rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
- Josh Billings

If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast,
it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid,
a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast,
it gets an X rating.
Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?
- Sally Struthers

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid
in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my
republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity
of our system of government forbids it.
- Andrew Jackson

Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them -
who would want to hurt an actor? -
but because they want to get recognized.
God forbid someone doesn't recognize them.
- James Caan

God forbid if David Crosby gets sick again and I can't tour anymore,
or something happens where I can't get around,
what am I going to live on? I'm going to be living on mechanicals.
So I don't want to hear it.
- Stephen Stills

This is a perilous time, and more than ever,
the world needs a united and strong America.
If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president,
we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before,
and our country will be weakened in every way.
- Jon Voight

What is ominous is the ease with which some people
go from saying that they don't like something to saying
that the government should forbid it.
When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.
- Thomas Sowell

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased
at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it,
Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take,
but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry

We are commanded to love God with all our minds,
as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great
sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the
mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
- Angelina Grimke

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference
between independence and liberty.
Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit,
and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would
no longer be possessed of liberty.
- Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu

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

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb,
but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread;
they may satisfy appetite for the moment,
but there is death in them at the end.
- Tryon Edwards

We always long for the forbidden things,
and desire what is denied us.
- Francois Rabelais

It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.
- Anatoly Chubais

I'm just like you.
I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life,
too.
- Mike Tyson

It doesn't seem to me strange that children should like the macabre,
the sensational, and the forbidden.
- Anthony Hecht

Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse
where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.
- Harvey Cox

Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22.
It's all work and no play.
- Usher Raymond

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow.
It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
- Boris Pasternak

Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life
because it is essentially destructive.
- Alexis Carrel

I'm forbidden fruit.
Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want
you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out
and spits out blood and all that stuff.
- Gene Simmons

The next thing I would mention, and warn you against,
is profaneness.
This you know is forbidden by God.
- Jupiter Hammon

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage,
and also to the reading and studying of His word.
But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
- Gerrit Smith

I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong,
but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden,
by simply locking you up.
- Karel Capek

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
- John Chrysostom

Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately;
when lawful,
they do not excite desire.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

Things forbidden have a secret charm.
- Tacitus

We are ever striving after what is forbidden,
and coveting what is denied us.
- Ovid

Repudiating the virtues of your world,
criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe.
They agree to live in it.
The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
- Jean Genet

The forbidden things were a great influence on my life.
I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye.
- Amy Tan

Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden,
at least on a moral basis.
The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy.
The ruler is the symptom of the new disease,
disintegration of our civilisation.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser

The people are forbidden to give aid and comfort to rebels.
What of a government that has the power to cut off
from aid and comfort all the rebels of the South and fails to exercise it?
- Robert Dale Owen

For us, holding on to religious rules,
and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden,
and being diligent with our duties, what do we call
that? That's what we call freedom.
- Muqtada al Sadr

The difference between a contemporary liberal and a
socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word
in the English language is 'forbidden',
whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'.
- John McCarthy

We have one of our priests in prison right now,
Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions,
and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit
him because we're all convicted felons.
- Daniel Berrigan

Woman is not born: she is made.
In the making, her humanity is destroyed.
She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that:
mother of the earth,
slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself
because it is forbidden for her to do so.
- Andrea Dworkin

Check bags are fun.
I just make sure there won't be anything illegal in
my check bag which is forbidden at a cabin of a plane.
Just leaving things like scissors and such out of my
carry-on things in order to avoid troubles with some certain airline,
y'know.
- Kerry King

The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning,
for both reproductive purposes and medical research.
Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
- Ken Calvert

The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational
documents for our Constitution.
I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court
decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right.
- John Conyers

In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test.
Students are told to get out their notes and open their books.
There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the
teacher or another student for help.
- William Glasser

Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away.
A work of art can be forgotten by time;
it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental
will always prevail over the ephemeral.
- Stefan Zweig

Do not share the knowledge with which you have been
blessed with everyone in general,
as you do with some people in particular;
and know that there are some men in whom Allah,
may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets,
which they are forbidden to reveal.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib


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