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Spite Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Spite

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

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

 

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

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In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In spite of everything I shall rise again:
I will take up my pencil,
which I have forsaken in my great discouragement,
and I will go on with my drawing.
- Vincent Van Gogh

In spite of all this noise, customers are still definitely buying in North America,
and they're really, really buying internationally.
- Jim Balsillie

In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle,
I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out.
- Paul von Hindenburg

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves
with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger,
but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
- Mark Rutherford

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual,
because in spite of great scientific and technological advances,
man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
- Walker Percy

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself,
in spite of being unacceptable.
- Paul Tillich

Courage is not the absence of despair;
it is,
rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
- Rollo May

The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th
century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves.
- M. H. Abrams

It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar.
In spite of the fact that it happens all the time,
we never see it.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages,
there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that
communication is breaking down everywhere,
on an unparalleled scale.
- David Bohm

Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view,
that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
- Lord Byron

Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows,
against all he knows.
- Emile M. Cioran

Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack
of other fundamental qualities,
but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.
- William Feather

I became a writer in spite of my environments.
- Robert E. Howard

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with.
He was one of the most famous people I've ever known,
but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
- Alvin Lee

A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is
really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
- Robert Graves

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience
had petrified into maxims and quotations.
- George Eliot

The fact that I was fortunate enough to escape contagion,
in spite of frequent, sometimes daily contacts with the disease,
was because I soon guessed how it spread.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin,
I will be a painter.
- William Allan

You start acting in spite of your neuroses,
not because of them.
- Frank Langella

In spite of your fear, do what you have to do.
- Chin-Ning Chu

Most of the women who have offered themselves for public
office over the years have done so,
I believe, more because of the 'dirt' than in spite of it.
- Agnes Macphail

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel,
but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
- Pearl S. Buck

In spite of the polls, the fact is that American Muslims
are very happy and they thrive in this country.
- Feisal Abdul Rauf

Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty,
spite, The powers of darkness will in time,
Be crushed by the spirit of light.
- Boris Pasternak

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
- Don Marquis

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make
up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles,
but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy,
state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model.
We have a typewriter government in an Internet age.
- Matt Blunt

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged
person has likely learned how to have a little fun
in spite of his troubles.
- Don Marquis

If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead,
all hope and freedom are in spite of death.
- Paul Ricoeur

I love life in spite of all that mars it.
I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

All my life affection has been showered upon me,
and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Things in our country run in spite of government,
not by aid of it.
- Will Rogers

It will stick with you and show up for better or worse
in spite of all you or anyone else can do.
- Robert Henri

Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very
real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.
- Sean Penn

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds
strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that
from the figures of the unreal one day,
in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
- Theodor Adorno

That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for
my first passion which was the motorcycle,
and in spite of the danger it could represent,
they encouraged me.
- Jacky Ickx

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he
pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will,
he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice,
and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance
achieve success for themselves.
- Major Taylor

I paint people not because of what they are like,
not exactly in spite of what they are like,
but how they happen to be.
- Lucian Freud

He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.
- Forrest Tucker

The women of the country have the power in their own hands,
in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
- Victoria Woodhull

I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate,
Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
- Tony Campolo

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it,
folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of
dancing seemed a good way to have it.
- Lawrence Welk

In spite of all the yearnings of men,
no one can produce a single fact or reason to support
the belief in God and in personal immortality.
- Clarence Darrow

The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us,
but because of them.
- Otis Williams

I cannot help it - in spite of myself,
infinity torments me.
- Alfred de Musset

I would never do anything just for spite.
- Justin Timberlake

Legend remains victorious in spite of history.
- Sarah Bernhardt

In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never
given sufficient importance to the Muslim world.
They have always been inclined to treat it as a big
backward and lethargic child.
- Aly Khan

I don't smoke marijuana anymore.
I don't drink.
Marijuana is a handicap.
So is alcohol.
Alcohol is a terrible handicap.
But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal.
- Gary Johnson

I made the film in spite of Harvey, not because of Harvey.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

I danced with passion to spite the music.
- Gelsey Kirkland

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are truly good at heart.
- Kurt Huber


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