It is a matter of course and of absolute necessity to the conduct of business, that any discretionary businessman must be free to deal or not to deal in any given case; to limit or withhold the equipment under his control, without reservation. Business discretion and business strategy, in fact, has no other means by to work out its aims. So that, in effect, all business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to judicious use of sabotage.
I think there does need to be give and take on both sides, and this idea that sex is kind of a woman’s right to absolutely withhold, just as the idea that sex is a man’s right to demand I think they are both they both need to be moderated, so to speak.tony abbott
He knows he is my sun, but when he chooses to withhold his light, he would have my sky to be all darkness; he cannot bear that I should have a moon to mitigate the deprivation.anne brontë
Israel is there, it is part of the United Nations and we do not deny its existence. But we still have rights and land there which have been usurped and until these matters are dealt with we will withhold our recognition.khaled mashal
We have so often been disappointed that we must not be too sure of anything, save of God’s help and presence which He will never withhold.james hudson taylor
Is it possible for the rose to say, "I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad?" Or is it possible for the lamp to say, "I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people"? Or can a tree say, "I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad"? These are images of what love is about.anthony de mello
Conscience is the most sacred of all property; other property depending in part on positive law, the exercise of that being a natural and unalienable right. To guard a man's house as his castle, to pay public and enforce private debts with the most exact faith, can give no title to invade a man's conscience, which is more sacred than his castle, or to withhold from it that debt of protection for which the public faith is pledged by the very nature and original conditions of the social pact.james madison
No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.“A Book Which Reveals Men to Themselves”, Address on the Tercentenary of the Tranlation of the Bible (7 May 1911) in The Politics of Woodrow Wilson, p. 104.
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.Ecclesiastes, XI. 6. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
It was one thing for a grandparent to withhold something […] from a grandchild, quite another for a father to keep it from his son and for so long.Chapter 4, Page 96 (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011))
Though I am weak, yet God, when prayed, Cannot withhold his conquering aid.ralph waldo emerson
And, when you, looking on your fellow men Behold them doomed to endless misery, How can you talk of joy and rapture then? May God withhold such cruel joy from me!Anne Brontë, in "A Word to the Calvinists" (28 May 1843)
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