Quotes: abject

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  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Nothing is so abject and pathetic as a politician who has lost his job, save only a retired stud-horse.
  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1929-
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    The first time I got up in front of an audience was terror, abject terror, which continued for another four or five years. There still is, a little bit.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth losing a job for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect.
  • Thomas E. Lawrence
    Thomas E. Lawrence
    British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer 1888-1935
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    This death's livery which walled its bearers from ordinary life was sign that they have sold their wills and bodies to the State: and contracted themselves into a service not the less abject for that its beginning was voluntary.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
  • Ben Carson
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    With everything that is complex, we learn. If you don't learn, then it's an utter and abject failure. If you do learn, and you're able to apply that to the next situation, then you take away a measure of success.
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