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Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Robert E. Lee
World War I was not inevitable, as many historians say. It could have been avoided, and it was a diplomatically botched negotiation.
Even during the years of the Cold War, the intense confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States, we always avoided any direct clash between our civilians and, most certainly, between our military.
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
Ida B. Wells
The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching.
Imagine how foolish you'd look if, like one clever salesman who once pitched to me, you tried to license your product to a big industry player without knowing they just launched a competing product. With the right background research, he could have avoided that and other landmines - and so can you.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
I did not want to be labelled 'the designer who survived the atomic bomb,' and therefore I have always avoided questions about Hiroshima.
But if, if you take a look at what would have happened, I mean, do we need to see soup lines down the street to figure out what would have happened? We avoided - and all economists will tell you that millions of jobs were saved because of the Recovery Act, and we avoided a second Great Depression. That, that is a reality.
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.
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
R. D. Laing
Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
I did plenty of jobs that I hated. I was a bank teller and terrible at it. I parked cars, a valet. I answered phones. I somehow avoided being a waiter. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep the order straight. I'm not much of a multi-tasker.
Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
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.
Leonardo da Vinci
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