Quotes by resignation

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
  • Anthony Weiner
    Anthony Weiner
    American politician 1964-
    Anthony Weiner
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    I am announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
    Billy Collins
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    If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you're simply using a pen to record what you have thought out. In a poem, the pen is more like a flashlight, a Geiger counter, or one of those metal detectors that people walk around beaches with.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
    Billy Collins
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    The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement. If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you're simply using a pen to record what you have thought out.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism - this is the art of living.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
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