The next good quality belonging to a gentleman, is good breeding [manners]. There are two sorts of ill-breeding : the one a sheepish bashfulness , and the other a mis-becoming negligence and disrespect in our carriage ; both of which are avoided by duly observing this one rule, not to think meanly of ourselves, and not to think meanly of others .john locke
That the people have a Right to mass and to bear arms; that a well regulated militia composed of the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free state, that standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided.george mason
Although the mainstream media has avoided any mention of this rumor, Mr. Beck has quite a task ahead of him. Shutting down one web site is like trying to eradicate Pueraria lobata the dreaded Kudzu vine that is eating the South.
That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free State; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided, as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.george mason
Do not hit at all if it can be avoided, but never hit softly.theodore roosevelt
It is the necessary nature of a political in this country to avoid, as long as it can be avoided, the consideration of any question which involves a great change? The best carriage horses are those which can most steadily hold back against the coach as it trundles down the hill.Anthony Trollope
Poetry in love is no more to be avoided than jealousy.william wycherley
It was my view that the catastrophe. . . . could have been avoided if Vasilevsky had taken the position he should have. He could have taken a different position. . . . but he didn't do that, and as a result, in my view, he had a hand in the destruction of thousands of Red Army fighters in the Kharkov campaign.aleksandr vasilevsky
If we were created in God's image, then when God was a child he smushed fire ants with his fingertips and avoided tough questions.buddy wakefield
[The unavoidable] racial war, the war of Slavdom against Germandom...[in which the] Anglo-Saxons with whom we are related by common ancestry, religion and civilisatory striving, allow themselves to be used as tools of the Slavs...if this question...cannot be solved by diplomacy, then it will have to be decided by armed force. The solution can be postponed but the question will arise again in 1 or 2 years. The racial struggle cannot be avoided - perhaps it will not take place now, but it will probably take place in one or two years.
With engineering, I view this year's failure as next year's opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
(talking about his children) "I'm interested in avoiding two types of behaviour: one is the sense of guilt and the other is a sense of entitlement. If these two are avoided, then the rest is up to them."john elkann
Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal considerations should stand in the way of performing a public duty.ulysses s. grant
[Rhyme is] but the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame Meter; ... Not without cause therefore some both Italian and Spanish poets of prime note have rejected rhyme, ... as have also long since our best English tragedies, as... trivial and of no true musical delight; which [truly] consists only in apt numbers, fit quantity of syllables, and the sense variously drawn out from one verse into another, not in the jingling sound of like endings, a fault avoided by the learned ancients both in poetry and all good oratory.john milton
If the distinction provided by Jesus' words: Give unto god, what is god's, and unto Caesar what is Caesar's! is carried through, then other necessary intrusions by the national state into the domain of church creeds can be completely avoided.alfred rosenberg
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word “experience” have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word. It is to be feared, however, that if the word is avoided the confusions of thought with which it has been associated may persist.bertrand russell
What Lowely meant she didn't know For she always avoided "everything low,"john godfrey saxe
Seneca , in advising retirement, had also warned of dangers. In a dialogue called “On Tranquility of Mind,” he wrote that idleness and isolation could bring to the fore all the consequences of having lived life in the wrong way, consequence that people usually avoided by keeping busy that is, by continuing to live life in the wrong way.
Artificial rules upon matters of evidence are better avoided as far as possible.
Judges, like people, may be divided roughly into four classes: judges with neither head nor heart they are to be avoided at all costs; judges with head but no heart they are almost as bad; then judges with heart but no head risky but better than the first two; and finally, those rare judges who possess both head and a heart thanks to blind luck, that's our judge.
Many judges have avoided giving extra judicial opinions.
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
2 Zarbon 17:00, 21 April 2008 (UTC) 1. The quote is unsourced and should therefore be avoided as a QOTD choice. - InvisibleSun 10:18, 27 April 2008 (UTC)