Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.pliny the younger
'My idea of an agreeable person,'said Hugo Bohun,'is a person who agrees with me.'
Great works of art can be produced in barbarous societies in fact the very narrowness of primitive society gives their ornamental art a peculiar concentration and vitality. At some time in the ninth century one could have looked down the Seine and seen the prow of a Viking ship coming up the river. Looked at today in the British Museum, it is a powerful work of art; but to the mother of a family trying to settle down in her little hut, it would have seemed less agreeable as menacing to her civilisation as the periscope of a nuclear submarine.kenneth clark
That indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing.
Advice is more agreeable in the mouth than in the ear.
Somemusic that Idon'ttaketoinmodernorchestral stuff just seems to be trying to do something with an orchestrathat Jimi Hendrixcould dosomuch better with an electric guitar and a fuzzbox.Why create a hideous sound with violas when they were made to sound melodious and agreeable?
But what is woman?only one of Nature's agreeable blunders.Hannah Cowley
I know heisa devil, but hehassomethingoftheangel yet undefaced in him, which makes him so charming and agreeable that I must love him, be he never so wicked.Sir George Etherege
Feware qualified to shine in company; but it is in most men's power to be agreeable.jonathan swift
Wit ismore necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it.william wycherley
Her position before was sheltered from the light: now, I had a distinct view of her whole figure and countenance. She was slender, and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding: small features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes — had they been agreeable in expression, they would have been irresistible.emily brontë
I found criminal clients easy and matrimonial clients hard. Matrimonial clients hate each other so much and use their children to hurt each other in beastly ways. Murderers have usually killed the one person in the world that was bugging them and they're usually quite peaceful and agreeable.john mortimer
To mark a man's faults and failings was, for Johnson, to indicate where he had diverged from his true relation to God; for Strachey it was an agreeable intellectual pastime, which flattered his sense of superiority both to his subject and to the illusion-ridden mob.lytton strachey
The pleasures of love are for those who are hopelessly addicted to another living creature. The reasons for such addiction are so many that I suspect they are never the same in any two cases. It includes passion but does not survive by passion; it has its whiffs of the agreeable vertigo of young love, but it is stable more often than dizzy; it is a growing, changing thing, and it is tactful enough to give the addicted parties occasional rests from strong and exhausting feeling of any kind.Robertson Davies
Who is there whom bright and agreeable children do not attract to play and creep and prattle with them?epictetus
What acquaintance have the people at large with the arena of political rectitude, with the connections of kingdoms, the resources of national strength, the abilities of ministers, or even with their own dispositions?...I pay no regard whatever to the voice of the people: it is their duty to do what is proper, without considering what may be agreeable.charles james fox
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
This goin' ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable feetur.james russell lowell
Simla is only four days march from Loodianah ( Ludhiana ), is easy of access, and proves a very agreeable refuge from the burning plains of Hindoostaun ( Hindustan ).
Gallantry of mind consists in saying flattering things in an agreeable manner.
Society mediates between the extremes of, on the one hand, intolerably strict morality and, on the other, dangerously anarchic permissiveness through an unspoken agreement whereby we are given leave to bend the rules of the strictest morality, provided we do so quietly and discreetly. Hypocrisy is the grease that keeps society functioning in an agreeable way, by allowing for human fallibility and reconciling the seemingly irreconcilable human needs for order and pleasure.
Such construction is always to be made of a deed that all the words (if possible) agreeable to reason and conformable to law, may take effect according to the intent of the parties without rejecting of any, or by any construction to make them void.
It is certainly not agreeable to natural justice that a stranger should reap the beneficial pecuniary produce of another man's work.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination , because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
Curiosity, from its nature is a very active principle; it quickly runs over the greatest part of its objects, and soon exhausts the variety which is commonly to be met with in nature; the same things make frequent returns, and they return with less and less of any agreeable effect.
If a man any ways doubt whether what he is going to do to another man be agreeable to the law of nature, then let him suppose himself to be in that other man's room.
What is common sense? That which attracts the least opposition that which brings most agreeable and worthy results.