Quotes: complaints

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonal experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    In all evils which admits a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes the time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis Diderot
    French philosopher 1713-1784
    Denis Diderot
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    Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
  • Sir William Temple
    Sir William Temple
    British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-1699
    Sir William Temple
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    Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
    Mary Wortley Montagu
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    Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
    John Milton
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    When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
    Wallace Stevens
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    Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.
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