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.
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
Protest is when I say I don't like this. Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like. Protest is when I say I refuse to go along with this anymore. Resistance is when I make sure everybody else stops going along too.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
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.
Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is.
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.
Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
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.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth.
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?
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.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.
Save the Children is often told that its aims are impossible - that there has always been child suffering and there always will be. We know. It's impossible only if we make it so. It's impossible only if we refuse to attempt it.
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.
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