Quotes by disagreeable
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English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
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.
Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
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
American writer and poet 1809-1894
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
American economist 1908-2006
Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
Frank Moore Colby
American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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
British Librettist 1836-1911
I love my fellow creatures - I do all the good I can - yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!
American professor 1914-
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.
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
British Liberal Party politician 1850-1933
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.
English poet 1795-1821
The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.
British painter and author 1882-1957
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.
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.
American author 1843-1916
Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
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