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Abhors Quotes and Sayings
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Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself,
and your class will be cut off from humanity as the
surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body.
- James Larkin

Nature abhors a vacuum.
- Francois Rabelais

Nature abhors annihilation.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated
with no technical knowledge,
although with plenty of care and diligence.
- Albrecht Durer

 

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas
he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to
an authoritarian state if they have to.
- Joe Chung

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Nature abhors a hero.
For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy.
For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest
when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations
where he is most likely to be creamed?
- Solomon Short

You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
- Desmond Tutu

I abhor a hoe.
I am fond of flowers but not of dirt,
and had rather buy them than cultivate them.
- Lyman Abbott

The American people abhor a vacuum.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I abhor grades - if a child does his best,
that's all that should be asked.
- Richard Dawson

I abhor averages.
I like the individual case.
A man may have six meals one day and none the next,
making an average of three meals per day,
but that is not a good way to live.
- Louis D. Brandeis

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
- Thomas Jefferson

My mind rebels at stagnation.
Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram,
or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere.
But I abhor the dull routine of existence.
I crave for mental exaltation.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I know divers, and divers men know me,
which love me as I do them: yet if I should pray them,
when I meet them in the street openly,
they would abhor me; but if I pray them where they
be appointed to meet me secretly,
they will hear me and accept my request.
- William Tyndale

On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples;
on the other hand,
in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these
very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.
- Emanuel Celler

Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
- Bryant H. McGill

Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred.
Don't do them to others, ever.
- Dee Hock

I have always abhorred the business end of music.
- Mark Edwards

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect,
but of all human contemplations,
the most abhorrent is body without mind.
- Thomas Jefferson

I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves,
and corporal chastisement such as they endure,
must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man.
- Fanny Kemble

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent
to the church as a human being.
- James Joyce

The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices
which advocate views I find personally abhorrent,
whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup.
- Orhan Pamuk

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

Let me go to Clinton's new proposal:
to have uniforms in public schools.
And people are doing that.
How come they're doing that? Dress codes!
I find that abhorrent.
- Russell Means

I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent -
any normal person would -
but the survival of it is in his hands.
- Tony Blair

Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons,
support for international terrorist organizations,
and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the
greatest threats to global security.
- Allyson Schwartz

Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for
a long time and now they can do it.
They got animation.
NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two.
Anyway, I find it abhorrent.
- James Coburn

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of
incurring the ridicule of others,
rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
- Frederick Douglass

Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude,
not a policy.
- Edward Heath

Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized,
there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons,
and a strong desire to get rid of them.
- Joseph Rotblat

In those days, slavery was not looked upon,
even in Quaker Philadelphia, with the shudder and abhorrence
one feels towards it now.
- John Sergeant Wise

I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger,
except in its absolute effect - in terror.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so
mean and silly a practice should expect commendation,
or that any should afford regard thereto;
the which it is so far from meriting,
that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it.
- Isaac Barrow

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously,
and I enjoy doing it between novels.
It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.
- Mordecai Richler

I prefer film and that's what I think I'm gonna put my focus on.
- Sasha Alexander

I always prefer the big laugh.
That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer.
- Andrea Martin

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment,
the other for all time.
- Chilon

I answered their questions truthfully and honestly,
but I would prefer not to say more.
I assume the information was routed back and that is
why I was not called to testify.
- Jeff Gannon

KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite.
I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun
of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games.
- Mike Wilson

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

Some guys are admired for coming to play,
as the saying goes.
I prefer those who come to kill.
- Leo Durocher

I prefer peace.
But if trouble must come, let it come in my time,
so that my children can live in peace.
- Thomas Payne

I prefer fact to fiction.
- Richard Attenborough

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape.
Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.
- Andrew Wyeth

Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
- Leni Riefenstahl

I prefer theatre but TV keeps you well known.
- Richard Briers

I've always been the only girl in those environments.
It's comfortable for me - I prefer it,
actually.
- Lisa Guerrero

I'd still prefer to do five nights at a club than one night at Allstate Arena.
- Al Jourgensen

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings,
but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio
where the colors are easier to control.
- Claude Chabrol

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion.
I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
- George MacDonald

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should
be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
- Jean Rostand

I prefer playing in the studio because you have much
more control over things.
- Michael Schenker

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in
fashionable society even of the best class.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards


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