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It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.
Charles Caleb Colton
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path, which is good because it prevents VD.
Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
John Archibald Wheeler
The truth is that contraception saves lives, prevents unplanned pregnancies, improves outcomes for children and reduces the number of abortions.
Ann McLane Kuster
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love.
I need to listen to chill music when I'm driving. It prevents road rage.
Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Charles de Montesquieu
The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.
The point of conservatism is not that it prevents movement forward and upward, but that it prevents movement backward and downward, into chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state.
If you have urgent current expenses to cover, then future priorities like college and retirement fall off your radar because they are simply less pressing. Scarcity of attention prevents us from seeing what's really important. The psychology of scarcity engrosses us in only our present needs.
Communism in Cuba will collapse sooner or later because you can't control the free flow of information. Communism prevents organizations from developing by stopping the flow of information. The system is based on police and listening devices and triggers the worst characteristics in humans.
Lithium prevents my seductive but disastrous highs, diminishes my depressions, clears out the wool and webbing from my disordered thinking, slows me down, gentles me out, keeps me from ruining my career and relationships, keeps me out of a hospital, alive, and makes psychotherapy possible.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
The lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is plain: Strength prevents war; weakness invites it. We need a commander-in-chief who understands that - and who won't leave us facing a foe who thinks he doesn't.
Arthur L. Herman
Everything we do in public policy prevents us from doing something else. To govern is to choose.
The Iranian regime suppresses its own people as well as others in the region. It prevents peace by sponsoring terror globally. With the ultimate weapon that it is deceptively developing, the regime aims to gain hegemony over the entire Middle East and hold the world's economy hostage.
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
Social enables word of mouth at an unprecedented scale. Its most powerful effect, through reviews and recommendations, is to put product quality and value for money as the key to success in commerce. Social brings a level of transparency that prevents marketers from advertising their way to success without underlying product quality.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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