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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Tags: Peace, Popularity  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.

Tags: Spring, Water  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.

Tags: Cost, Fashion  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them.

Tags: Overcame, Problems  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

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

Tags: Nations, Peace  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Tags: Argument, Best  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.

Tags: Cannot, Whatever  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

Thank God for acupuncture. It's been around for 2000 years. It's not going anyplace and people use it all of the time for a variety of cures and to avoid illnesses.

Tags: God, Time  ✍ Author: Tim Daly

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

Tags: Labor, Thinking  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.

Tags: Fair, Respect  ✍ Author: R. Lee Ermey

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Tags: Trouble, Worse  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

One of my favorite little sayings is, 'To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.'

Tags: Criticism, Favorite  ✍ Author: Robert M. Gates

I want to avoid injuries by running only road.

Tags: Road, Running  ✍ Author: John White Geary

I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.

Tags: Possible, Trying  ✍ Author: Lasse Hallstrom

Of course, we avoid death. To know something is inevitable is one thing. To accept, to truly feel it... that's different.

Tags: Accept, Death  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.

Tags: Sloth, Wicked  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

Tags: Criticism  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

The petitioner's problem is to avoid Scylla without being drawn into Charybdis.

Tags: Drawn, Problem  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

I've managed to avoid tattoos so far.

Tags: Far, Tattoos  ✍ Author: Mick Jagger

There's certain things I try to avoid, as an actress, just to keep my world from being as narrow as it could be.

Tags: Keep, Try  ✍ Author: Famke Janssen

I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.

Tags: Hard, Trouble  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.

Tags: End, Means  ✍ Author: Jack Kerouac

Governments oppress people, but so do mobs. You need to avoid both to make progress.

Tags: Both, Progress  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.

Tags: Enough, Witty  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.

Tags: Original, Profoundly  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois
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The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

Tags: Happiness, Past  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

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

Tags: Burden, Tax  ✍ Author: Richard Neal

In real life, wolves will do anything to avoid contact with mankind.

Tags: Life, Real  ✍ Author: Liam Neeson

I never go to these showbiz parties. I avoid them with a 10-inch pole.

Tags: Parties, Showbiz  ✍ Author: Chris O\'Dowd

I avoid clients for whom advertising is only a marginal factor in their marketing mix. They have an awkward tendency to raid their advertising appropriations whenever they need cash for other purposes.

Tags: Awkward, Marketing  ✍ Author: David Ogilvy

I try to avoid large crowds.

Tags: Large, Try  ✍ Author: Dawn Olivieri

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.

Tags: Born, Common  ✍ Author: Satchel Paige

Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.

Tags: Angry, Blood  ✍ Author: Satchel Paige

Avoid running at all times.

Tags: Running, Times  ✍ Author: Satchel Paige

I try to avoid barbecue potato chips. They're my weakness.

Tags: Try, Weakness  ✍ Author: Gwyneth Paltrow

More cuts were needed to avoid exiting the eurozone.

Tags: Cuts, Needed  ✍ Author: Lucas Papademos

I don't have famous neighbours and if I did, I'd avoid them. I don't live the jet-set.

Tags: Famous, Neighbours  ✍ Author: Vanessa Paradis

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Tags: Struggle  ✍ Author: Norman Vincent Peale

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

Tags: Popularity, Real  ✍ Author: William Penn

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.

Tags: America, Land  ✍ Author: Laurence J. Peter

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Tags: Ego, Goes  ✍ Author: Colin Powell

I got into acting to avoid politics of any sort so I could remain in a fantasy world.

Tags: Acting, Politics  ✍ Author: Mary Lynn Rajskub

It's better to not be afraid of things and not avoid things.

Tags: Afraid  ✍ Author: Noomi Rapace

Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.

Tags: Hit, Possible  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.

Tags: Cliches, Last  ✍ Author: William Safire

I avoid my neighbors - luckily, my building has two exits.

Tags: Building, Neighbors  ✍ Author: Lynn Samuels

The best way to avoid warfare is if no one shows up.

Tags: Best, Shows  ✍ Author: Justin Sane

I try to avoid political ties.

Tags: Political, Try  ✍ Author: Rick Santelli

Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.

Tags: Easy, Win  ✍ Author: Robert W. Service

We should not allow wealthy people, including corporate criminals, to hide their assets and avoid paying their bills.

Tags: Corporate, Hide  ✍ Author: Jim Talent

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.

Tags: Best, Evil  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

I avoid any kind of organised trips as that's one of my bugbears.

Tags: Organised, Trips  ✍ Author: Johnny Vegas

I want to avoid locking people into solutions that work only with Postfix. People should have a choice in what software they want to use with Postfix, be it anti-virus or otherwise.

Tags: Choice, Work  ✍ Author: Terry Venables

Injuries are part of the game, but sometimes we can avoid them by just practicing our techniques.

Tags: Game, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Troy Vincent

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

Tags: Continue, Thinking  ✍ Author: Terry Waite

I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood sign to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of myself on Sunset Boulevard.

Tags: Hollywood, Remember  ✍ Author: Rachel Ward

I avoid looking in the mirror.

Tags: Looking, Mirror  ✍ Author: Marina Warner

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

Tags: Deceived, Purpose  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Tags: Temptation, Unless  ✍ Author: Mae West

There is no way now to get around some use of embryos. But my goal is to avoid using them.

Tags: Goal, Using  ✍ Author: Shinya Yamanaka

I've been trying to avoid goal-oriented behavior.

Tags: Behavior, Trying  ✍ Author: Laurie Anderson

When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain.

Tags: Pain, Try  ✍ Author: Jennifer Aniston

Normally, however, I try to avoid repetitions of any shot.

Tags: However, Try  ✍ Author: Michelangelo Antonioni

Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention.

Tags: Knowledge, Try  ✍ Author: Joyce Appleby

It is our grave mistake that for many years we neglected pro-Western groups in order to avoid any friction with the existing rulers.

Tags: Mistake, Order  ✍ Author: Jose Maria Aznar

When you sign on to be an activist in northwest Montana, people in the grocery store will avoid eye contact, particularly if they're hanging out with outspoken opponents to your views.

Tags: Eye, Sign  ✍ Author: Rick Bass

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.

Tags: Overcome, Silence  ✍ Author: Pierre Beaumarchais

I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself.

Tags: Choices, Losing  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Berkley

I love the sea, but I avoid any sort of seaside resort that has skyscrapers or seaside entertainments.

Tags: Love, Sea  ✍ Author: Quentin Blake

It's difficult when you're an appointee of any administration to publicly come out and say before a crisis occurs to say that we need to do X, Y and Z to avoid a crisis, because you probably wouldn't be around very long if you did that.

Tags: Crisis, Difficult  ✍ Author: Henry Bonilla

I do my very best to avoid shark fin.

Tags: Best, Shark  ✍ Author: Anthony Bourdain

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.

Tags: Easy, Lies  ✍ Author: Jim Bouton

Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid.

Tags: Again, Rather  ✍ Author: Richard Branson

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

Tags: Everyone, Someone  ✍ Author: Rory Bremner

I've tried to avoid labels, but they always find you.

Tags: Labels, Tried  ✍ Author: Poppy Z. Brite

Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate.

Tags: Causes, Extremes  ✍ Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski

Plus, there were so many pianos in my house, so I couldn't really avoid it.

Tags: House, Pianos  ✍ Author: Vanessa Carlton

I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn't think, 'Ooh I've got to avoid being typecast' - you can't ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors.

Tags: Directors, Loved  ✍ Author: Helena Bonham Carter

I try to avoid cheese, dairy and a lot of meat, but I do like them.

Tags: Cheese, Try  ✍ Author: Lynda Carter

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Tags: Law, Promise  ✍ Author: Samuel Chase

Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is.

Tags: Easy, Paparazzi  ✍ Author: Emmanuelle Chriqui

Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.

Tags: Policy, Public  ✍ Author: Madonna Ciccone

One promises much, to avoid giving little.

Tags: Giving, Promises  ✍ Author: Luc de Clapiers

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

Tags: Ocean, Wish  ✍ Author: Henry Clay

You know when you get into that thing where people want to discuss the relationship? I'd rather discuss what was on telly, avoid the issue, discuss anything other than the relationship.

Tags: Issue, Rather  ✍ Author: Jarvis Cocker

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.

Tags: Everyone, Someone  ✍ Author: Kim Collins

I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats, and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold, and then had the windows widely opened. This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first; for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air.

Tags: Cold, Put  ✍ Author: George Combe

Outside books, we avoid colorful characters.

Tags: Books, Outside  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

The Supreme Court has never ruled that Congress can use the Commerce Clause to require individuals to engage in an activity they have chosen to avoid. Yet that is precisely what Obamacare does: It forces Americans without health insurance to purchase coverage. Such a requirement is unprecedented and unconstitutional.

Tags: Congress, Health  ✍ Author: John Cornyn

We need to be around our families not because we have so many shared experiences to talk about, but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid.

Tags: Families, Talk  ✍ Author: Doug Coupland

I don't avoid confrontation, people should know that.

 ✍ Author: David Coverdale

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.

Tags: Debate, Matter  ✍ Author: Michael Crichton

The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Tags: Law, Promise  ✍ Author: John C. Crosby

I don't avoid anyone but I always think some people hate me.

Tags: Anyone, Hate  ✍ Author: Alan Cumming

Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.

Tags: Eat, Nuts  ✍ Author: Jim Davis

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.

Tags: Anxiety, War  ✍ Author: Ted Demme

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

Tags: Order, Taste  ✍ Author: Marcel Duchamp

I try to avoid typecasting by doing different roles.

Tags: Roles, Try  ✍ Author: Michael Clarke Duncan

As a rule, anything that is pretty you avoid when on an expedition in the polar extremes. Normally anything other than white means a hazard such as a crevasse.

Tags: Means, Pretty  ✍ Author: Ranulph Fiennes

The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people.

Tags: Dignity, Learn  ✍ Author: Dian Fossey

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