Quotes: disagreeable

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  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
  • Leonard Cohen
    Leonard Cohen
    Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
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    Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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    Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
  • W. S. Gilbert
    W. S. Gilbert
    British Librettist 1836-1911
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    I love my fellow creatures - I do all the good I can - yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    American professor 1914-
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    If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
  • Augustine Birrell
    Augustine Birrell
    British Liberal Party politician 1850-1933
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    Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Telephone. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
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    The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable role with the promise of rewards - material and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the garden of Eden.
  • Abraham Tucker
    Abraham Tucker
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    The point of aim for our vigilance to hold in view is to dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect, to call off the thoughts when running upon disagreeable objects, and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances surrounding us.
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