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  • Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    American minister 1834-1912
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    A love to Christ which is so cowardly and selfish that it is unwilling to proclaim by a public confession its faith in Him who hung before all the world crucified for sinners, is a love which is hardly worth the name.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
  • Auberon Herbert
    Auberon Herbert
    British writer, theorist, philosopher
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    Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent - unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it - we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
    American libertarian author 1870-1945
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    I am said to be difficult of acquaintance, unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy, not diffident, but formal and unresponsive, tending constantly to hold people off.
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
    American lawyer, educator and politician 1936-1996
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    Let each person do his or her part. If one citizen is unwilling to participate, all of us are going to suffer. For the American idea, though it is shared by all of us, is realized in each one of us.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free.
  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    Mortality weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Never hold any one by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.
  • Arthur Keith
    Arthur Keith
    Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
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    Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    The fates lead the willing, and drag the unwilling.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
    American attorney and politician 1948-
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    The move to tax Internet sales, clothed as a 'fairness' issue, is the typical 'wolf-in-sheep's-clothing' ploy so often used by governments unwilling to cut expenditures to match revenues. It matters not whether its proponents have a 'D' or an 'R' after their name. It is a tax increase in either case.
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