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Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.
People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on 'All My Children' when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies' necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.
A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I'm the same kid who used to hop the trains with headphones and just go to downtown Manhattan, walk around and listen to music or walk through the city. The fame restricts that. It's a small complaint in comparison to the benefits I get from it, but the restrictive part is what I don't like - and the fact that it's not reversible.
I am not possessive at all. In every relationship I have had, the girl has left me. And the fundamental complaint has been that I am self-contained. I am just comfortable with myself and am always on an adventure.
No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
George Bernard Shaw
He who avoids complaint invites happiness.
Amazon webhosting dropped Wikileaks as a customer after receiving a complaint from U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, despite the fact that Wikileaks had not been charged, let alone convicted, of any crime.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
Honore de Balzac
I've often heard the complaint from both Democrat and Republican voters alike that they hate the fact that politicians get into office and they - and they're fearful, they're fearful to make tough decisions because they think more about the next election than they do about the next-generation.
Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal.
Marilyn vos Savant
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.
Alexis de Tocqueville
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living.' The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?'
It's ironic that in our culture everyone's biggest complaint is about not having enough time; yet nothing terrifies us more than the thought of eternity.
Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint.
Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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