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Resignation Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Resignation

Please enjoy these Resignation Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon
marked a great turning point in American life.
- Pierre Salinger

Collectively, we must do more than simply watch,
with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness,
reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.
- Michael Jeffery

A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove
me from the club and my resignation was,
finally, a forced one.
- David R. Brower

I've analyzed the best I can...
and I have not found an impeachable offense,
and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
- Richard M. Nixon

 

Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul and that's resignation.
- Joseph Conrad

The rumor that the state of my health will necessitate
my resignation is entirely unfounded.
- Frederick W. Borden

A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a
right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
- Salmon P. Chase

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Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.
- Gustav Heinemann

Even before Watergate and his resignation,
Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
- Stephen Ambrose

Resignation, not mystic, not detached,
but resignation open-eyed, conscious,
and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings
for which it is impossible to become a sham.
- Joseph Conrad

Please accept my resignation.
I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

The concept of active cooperation has taken the place
of opposition to the new form of government and of
dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
- Gustav Stresemann

Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can,
and I will bear your curse with a better resignation.
- Victoria Woodhull

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

Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.
- Alexandre Vinet

I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal
resignation as president of the republic.
- Alberto Fujimori

That is why with enormous regret I have tendered my
resignation to the prime minister today.
- David Blunkett

I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for
the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations.
People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
- Bertrand Russell

We learn resignation not by our own suffering,
but by the suffering of others.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness
and good humor and with more real resignation to the
necessary course of things,
than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended
resignation to the will of God.
- Adam Smith

In the 20th century, the United States endured two
world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts;
the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics;
oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president.
Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
- Warren Buffett

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
- William Alexander

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation;
it does not mean running away from the struggle.
On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes,
with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering,
of psychological complexes and injustices.
- Paul Tournier

I have decided to end my participation in public affairs
and to resign my role as premier of Quebec.
- Lucien Bouchard

Learn to...
be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I had to resign myself, many years ago,
that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things.
But my music does it for me, it really does.
- David Bowie

Killing Intel, I, I just had to resign from the Apple Board.
- Arthur Rock

I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe,
and of France.
- Jacques Delors

I am a President held prisoner, that I haven't resigned and I will not resign.
- Hugo Chavez

No, I did not offer to resign for a second.
- Michael Isikoff

It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so
that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority.
- Phil Angelides

I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations,
and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
- Jorge Luis Borges

This desk of mine is one at which a man may die,
but from which he cannot resign.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think our relationship with Epic had run its natural course,
and it happened to coincide with the fulfillment of our contract.
We decided not to resign with them.
- Mike McCready

If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me,
I could not last as a Defense Minister one week.
- Moshe Dayan

Be able to resign.
It will improve your value to the President and do
wonders for your performance.
- Donald Rumsfeld

If I could get my membership fee back,
I'd resign from the human race.
- Fred Allen

I'm sure that was the right step, even though,
formally speaking, it may seem disadvantageous for a president to resign.
But, looking into what is happening today and what
is going to happen in the future,
I think history will show I made the right decision.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

What Clinton did with Lewinsky was despicable but was no threat to the nation.
That he lied about it repeatedly and to the public
is a reason for us to cease to trust him and for him to resign.
- Donella Meadows

Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned,
as I cannot consistently with my own honor,
nor with utility to my country, considering the manner
in which Business is transacted here,
remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it.
- Henry Laurens

Human material seems to have one major defect:
it does not like to be considered merely as human material.
It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must
resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.
- Czeslaw Milosz

I think that if there are positions that you can't argue...
then the responsibility is probably to resign.
If one's own conscience is opposed to the requirements
and responsibilities of the job,
then it's time to leave the job.
- Elena Kagan

The vice president had a bargaining asset,
however, that no ordinary person has:
He was next in line to the presidency.
I saw no chance that he would resign first,
then take his chances on trial, conviction,
and jail.
- Elliot Richardson

He has no right to his life when his duty calls him to resign it.
Other men are bound...
to deprive him of life or liberty, if that should appear
in any case to be indispensably necessary to prevent a greater evil.
- William Godwin

I have never been a quitter.
To leave office before my term is completed is opposed
to every instinct in my body.
But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore,
I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.
- Richard M. Nixon

The impossibility of a retreat makes no difference
in the situation of men resolved to conquer or die;
and,
believe me, my friends, if your conquest could be bought
with the blood of your general,
he would most cheerfully resign a life which he has
long devoted to his country.
- James Wolfe

I had been plunged into a different world.
I found myself spending half my time answering weird
questions on book tours in the Midwest.
People would stand up and explain to me the situation
in their office and ask me whether they should resign or not.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

For the president to resign now would be wrong.
President Clinton may have debased himself with his behavior,
but we shouldn't debase the office with an impulsive overreaction.
- George Stephanopoulos

Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past.
Rather, it is a spirit that bears things -
with resignations,
yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
- Corazon Aquino

The dissenter is every human being at those moments
of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
- Archibald MacLeish

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T.
from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds,
resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
- Saint Augustine

Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well.
Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out
and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date.
- Cilla Black

Let whatever is going to happen to me happen.
I'm expecting the worst for myself and I'm resigned to it.
- Alexander Dubcek

For years after I resigned, I was still faithful to their way of thinking.
But not in the American Communists.
- Elia Kazan

We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
- Graham Greene

I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it,
but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born
to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
- Voltaire

Destiny is the invention of the cowardly,
and the resigned.
- Ignazio Silone

I've never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes,
perhaps because although I couldn't sew,
I could think.
- Jane Rule

In order for the artist to have a world to express
he must first be situated in this world,
oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious,
a man among men.
- Charles Baudelaire

I knew that when I resigned from the University of
Texas that I would never coach again.
- Darrell Royal

Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned,
but the names submitted by the president of the council,
at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors.
- Lajos Kossuth

They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted
through the decision of a council that consisted almost
entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so.
They said no, no unpaid.
So I immediately resigned.
- George Woodcock

Being "contented" ought to mean in English,
as it does in French, being pleased.
Being content with an attic ought not to mean being
unable to move from it and resigned to living in it;
it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

My goal had been to win a championship,
work toward the Hall of Fame, have my jersey retired
by the team and I'd go in as a lifelong New York Giant,
but I'm now resigned to the fact that this won't happen.
- Michael Strahan

A good education is that which prepares us for our
future sphere of action and makes us contented with
that situation in life in which God,
in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us,
to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life,
whatever it may be.
- Ann Plato

A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back
to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence.
But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress,
I finally resigned.
- Donna Rice

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present,
but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and
hope where others have resigned;
it enables a man to hold his head high,
to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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