To the somnambulist, sleep-walking may seem more pleasant and less hazardous than wakeful walking, but the latter is the wiser mode of locomotion in the congested traffic of a modern community. It is about time to abandon judicial somnambulism.
Ce n'est pas assez pour moi de la posse der,je veux qu'elle se livre. It's not enough to possess her. I want her to Abandon herself.Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos
A study of history shows that civilizations that Abandon the quest for knowledge are doomed to disintegration.Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard Lovell
Japan will not Abandon the fight for the Philippines even if Tokyo should be reduced to ashes!iwane matsui
Friends, we have now won. ...I say to Aymaras, Quechuas, Chiquitaos, and Guaranis: for the first time we [indigenous people] are going to be presidents. And I want to say to businesses, intellectual professionals, and artists: do not Abandon us.evo morales
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly Abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to any thing but power for their relief.Edmund Burke
When civil fury first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why; When hard words, jealousies, and fears, Set folks together by the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion, as for punk; Whose honesty they all durst swear for, Though not a man of them knew wherefore: When Gospel-Trumpeter, surrounded With long-ear'd rout, to battle sounded, And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick, Was beat with fist, instead of a stick; Then did Sir Knight Abandon dwelling, And out he rode a colonelling.
It’s the jihadists who decided to make the world a battlefield and to wage war in perpetuity. Until they Abandon the field, what choice do we have but to carry the fight to them?charles krauthammer
Barring love and war, few enterprises are undertaken with such Abandon, or by such diverse individuals, or with so paradoxical a mixture of appetite and altruism, as that group of avocations known as outdoor recreation. It is, by common consent, a good thing for people to get back to nature. But wherein lies the goodness, and what can be done to encourage its pursuit?aldo leopold
I doubt not but one great reason why many children Abandon themselves wholly to silly sports, and trifle away all their time insipidly, is, because they have found their curiosity baulk'd, and their inquiries neglected. But had they been treated with more kindness and respect, and their questions answered, as they shuold, to their satisfaction; I doubt not but that they would have taken more pleasure in learning, and improving their knowledge, wherein there would still be newness and variety, which is what they are delighted with, than in returning over and over to the same play and play-things.john locke
If they be dead, as I can no longer doubt, we must submit to the will of God and trust in His divine Providence, that He who has given the blood of His only Son to maintain His Church will do nothing but what will redound to the advancement of His glory and the preservation of His Church however impossible it may appear. And though we all were to die, and all this poor people were massacred and driven out, we still must trust that God will not Abandon his own.william the silent
The last thing abandoned by a party is its phraseology, because among political parties, as elsewhere, the vulgar make the language, and the vulgar Abandon more easily the ideas that have been instilled into it than the words that it has learnt.alexis de tocqueville
When a system is radically wrong, we must Abandon that system and find a better one.
If “humility” means nothing more than the capacity to learn from criticism, then it has an undoubted value; but if “humility” means a willingness to submit to authority to Abandon or to modify what one is doing merely because it does not accord with the teachings of the Bible or the thoughts of Chairman Mao then it is death to the spirit: the proper name for it, indeed, is “servility.”
When Calcutta was attacked by Siraj ud-Daulah in 1756, the city was too valuable to Abandon and a few months later Robert Clive retook Calcutta and defeated Siraj-ud-daulah at the Battle of Plassey.
You have set up in New York Harbor a monstrous idol which you call Liberty. The only thing that remains to complete that monument is to put on its pedestal the inscription written by Dante on the gate of hell: "All hope Abandon ye who enter here".
To suffer with the other and for others; to suffer for the sake of truth and justice; to suffer out of love and in order to become a person who truly loves these are fundamental elements of humanity, and to Abandon them would destroy man himself.
If you have abandoned one faith, do not Abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?graham greene
[Kane: (to Turok) You can't even Abandon your mission without getting everyone killed.] You're wrong, Kane. Without Turok we would've never survived this long.
Religious teachings are like a course of treatment having for its purpose the cure and healing of mankind. If the only outcome of a course of treatment should be mere diagnosis and fruitless discussion of symptoms, it would be better to Abandon and abolish it.