One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.
Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal.
When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
Elegance is refusal.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is.
The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth.
Now, what produces a want of demand A refusal to take from other countries the commodities which they produce.
Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another.
Thousands of people may have been killed by hurricane Katrina and many more could die in its aftermath because of the President's refusal to heed the calls of governors for help in repairing the infrastructure in their states.
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?
Some refuse the loan of life to avoid the debt of death.
Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.
There are no real successes without rejection. The more rejection you get, the better you are, the more you've learned, the closer you are to your outcome... If you can handle rejection, you'll learn to get everything you want.
A right delayed is a right denied.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.
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