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Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
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.
Freedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that 'Oh, I don't get involved in politics,' as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason.
Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
Henry Van Dyke
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
Marquis de Sade
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.
For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Johann Sebastian Bach
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me.
I'm small, but I'm neither compliant nor agreeable.
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