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My first book, 'Radical Acceptance', grew out of the suffering of feeling personally deficient and unworthy. Because most of us are so quick to turn against ourselves, the teachings and practices of radical acceptance continue as a strong current in 'True Refuge': nurturing a forgiving, understanding heart is a basic step on the path.
My bedroom is my sanctuary. It's like a refuge, and it's where I do a fair amount of designing - at least conceptually, if not literally.
Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.
Natalie Clifford Barney
Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
Francis Scott Key
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
It's amazing living alone. I'm very lucky. It's like a refuge.
Although we love the idea of choice - our culture almost worships it - we seek refuge in the familiar and the comfortable.
True refuge is that which allows us to be at home, at peace, to discover true happiness. The only thing that can give us true refuge is the awareness and love that is intrinsic to who we are. Ultimately, it's our own true nature.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
Emile M. Cioran
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
We are all familiar with the dove carrying an olive branch as a peace offering. The jewelry I've created pays tribute both to the messenger's noble mission and gardens as a refuge of peace and tranquility.
Since it is impossible to know what's really happening, we Peruvians lie, invent, dream and take refuge in illusion. Because of these strange circumstances, Peruvian life, a life in which so few actually do read, has become literary.
Mario Vargas Llosa
With an undefended heart, we can fall in love with life over and over every day. We can become children of wonder, grateful to be walking on earth, grateful to belong with each other and to all of creation. We can find our true refuge in every moment, in every breath.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
In the kind of New England I'm from, you are expected to stay and marry somebody from New England - well, Maine, actually - so I think it was seen as a betrayal when I left for New York, which has been my refuge.
Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now.
I do not consider divorce an evil by any means. It is just as much a refuge for women married to brutal men as Canada was to the slaves of brutal masters.
Susan B. Anthony
We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others' needs at some level or other.
The last refuge of privacy cannot be placed solely in law or technology. It must repose in both, and a thoughtful combination of the two can help us thread a path between having all our secrets trivially discoverable and preserving nothing for our later selves for fear of that discovery.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a unique and biologically special place that should be preserved.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.
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