Quotes 1 till 15 of 15.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+1
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.
I have no complaints, except for the world.Source: Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute
English writer 1709-17840
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.
More academics should blog, post videos, post audio, post lectures, offer articles and more. You'll enjoy it: I've had threats and blackmail, abuse, smears and formal complaints with forged documentation.
My step-mom would tell me that she would get complaints from adults that I stared too much at them.
Sir William Temple
British Diplomat, Essayist 1628-16990
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
English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-17620
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.
The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it, as well as race discrimination.
British writer and artist 1670-17330
Then leave Complaints: Fools only strive
To make a Great an Honest Hive.
T'enjoy the World's Conveniences,
Be fam'd in War, yet live in Ease,
Without great Vices, is a vain
Eutopia seated in the Brain.Source: The Fable of the Bees The Moral, line 1, p. 23
There are a lot of complaints by the older generation about the lack of action in this generation. My retort: give these people something to be engaged in. Cutting a check is not engaging.
English writer 1709-17840
To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy.
Roman poet 65-8 BC0
What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment.
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-16740
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
American poet 1879-1955-1
Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have earned this crumb by their complaints.
French philosopher 1713-1784-1
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.