To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much honor.
Whatever work you undertake, do it seriously, thoroughly and well; never leave it half-done or undone, never feel yourself satisfied unless and until you have given it your very best. Cultivate the habits of discipline and toleration. Surrender not the convictions you hold dear but learn to appreciate the points of view of your opponents.syama prasad mookerjee
When I was a young lawyer, working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.bella abzug
Kenzaburo Oe has devoted his life to taking certain subjects seriously — victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the struggles of the people of Okinawa, the challenges of the disabled, the discipline of the scholarly life — while not appearing to take himself seriously at all. Although he is known in Japan as much for being a gadfly activist as for being one of the country’s most celebrated writers, in person Oe is more of a delightful wagkenzaburō Ōe
Since the mass of mankind are too ignorant or too indolent to think seriously, if majorities are right it is by accident.john lancaster spalding
Note: Said after being seriously wounded in a gunfight with Bub, who then stumbles across a horde of zombies that tear him apart. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
"I would like to address the peoples of the world, especially the Arab peoples and the US people. Their silence over the violations against the oppressed Iraqi people who suffered greatly cannot be accepted by any fair-minded and zealous person. Therefore, all must take these violations seriously and express themselves even through peaceful demonstrations, sit-ins and protests. I urge those people to distance themselves from their rulers who support the West and the occupation forces."muqtada sadr
If your energy is as boundless as your ambition, total commitment may be a way of life you should seriously consider.joyce brothers
But it must be admitted that our heart is never seriously inclined to wish for and to mediate on the future life unless it has first thoroughly learned to forsake the vanities of the present world.john calvin
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.margot fonteyn
Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously.donna haraway
The real difficulty with thousands in the present day is not that Christianity has been found wanting, but that it has never been seriously tried.henry parry liddon
A strange gratitude for those I disagree with. They keep me from having to take too seriously the moments when I disagree with myself.james richardson
Everyone's entitled to their point of view but that's seriously a weird one.kevin rudd
The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the "sanctity" of human life, or the "conscience" of the civilized world.james baldwin
It is striking how much more seriously we are likely to be taken after we have been dead a few centuries.Alain de Botton
Many "educated citizens" take it for granted that reality is what scientists say it is and that other opinions may be recorded, but need not be taken seriously. But science offers not one story, it offers many; the stories clash and their relation to a story-independent "reality" is as problematic as the relation of the Homeric epics to an alleged "Homeric world."paul karl feyerabend
Let us ask ourselves seriously and honestly, " What do I believe after all? What manner of man am I after all? What sort of show would I make after all, if the people around me knew my heart and all my secret thoughts?" What sort of show then do I already make in the sight of Almighty God, who sees every man exactly as he is?Charles Kingsley
Taking faith seriously leads to the utility of altruistic behavior.ted malloch
No one can take culture seriously if he believes that it is only the uppermost of several layers of epiphenomena resting on a primary reality of economic activity.richard weaver
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.oscar wilde
Imagine an Internet geek running for office, perhaps none too seriously, on a platform saying: "If elected, I will insert 'The Internet is for Porn' into the congressional hearing record, which will be preserved as an official public document for all time." Whatever his motivations, Polis did just that.
I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent.
Despise the enemy strategically , but take him seriously tactically .
To rely upon conviction , devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics .
Building a democracy, especially in this part of the world, which we did not know any form of democratic government, is very difficult. But we are making progress, and we are moving along, thanks to the help of this wonderful U.S. military who have come from a far to help us and give us a chance to build a decent nation here. [...] seriously, this is no pandering, these people have saved us from tyranny, from genocide.