Refrigerating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations RefrainingBlessed is he who, having nothing to say, refrained from giving wordy evidence of the fact.ndash;AnonymousBecause the Papists persecute the truth should we, on that account, refrain from repressing error?ndash;John CalvinWe in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.ndash;Germaine GreerBut above all, a prince must refrain from taking property, for men forget the death of a father more quickly than the loss of their patrimony.ndash;Niccolo MachiavelliYou are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.ndash;PlatoMy feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad.ndash;Olive SchreinerRefraining ndash; AbstainersTrue science teaches us to doubt and to abstain from ignorance.ndash;Claude BernardWhen you doubt, abstain.ndash;ZoroasterRefraining ndash; CeaseThere are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.ndash;Francis H. BradleyCease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.ndash;Eileen Caddy
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