Quotes by agreeable

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty -the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St. Thomas Aquinas
    Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
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    Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
    Source: Letter to Cassandra (24-12-1798) in Austen - Letters
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
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    If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company; and there are a hundred men sufficiently qualified for both who, by a very few faults, that they might correct in half an hour, are not so much as tolerable.
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin Hubbard
    American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist 1868–1930
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    Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
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