Quotes by restraint

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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    ''Sex'' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
  • Barbara Deming
    Barbara Deming
    American feminist and advocate
    Barbara Deming
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    After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary to place people where they could not do harm to others. But the one under restraint should be cut off from the rest of society as little as possible.
  • Algernon H. Blackwood
    Algernon H. Blackwood
    English broadcasting narrator, journalist and writer 1869-1951
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    And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.
  • Arthur Laffer
    Arthur Laffer
    American economist and author 1940-
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    And let the Fed sell bonds to bring bank reserves back down to required reserve levels, so we have restraint on bank lending and bank issuances of liability.
  • Bob Filner
    Bob Filner
    American politician 1942-
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    Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
  • Breyten Breytenbach
    Breyten Breytenbach
    South African writer and painter 1939-
    Breyten Breytenbach
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    Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
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    Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
  • Billy Casper
    Billy Casper
    American professional golfer 1931-
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    Golf puts a man's character on the anvil and his richest qualities patience, poise, and restraint to the flame.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    It has taken me nearly twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public; and I am not sure that I am not still regarded as a suspicious character in some quarters.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
  • Daniel Webster
    Daniel Webster
    American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
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    Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.
  • Daniel Webster
    Daniel Webster
    American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
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    Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
    Mary Wortley Montagu
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    Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.
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