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Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
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.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
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
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
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.
Many a sin has sullied me in body and in soul because I did not restrain my thoughts nor guard my lips: nevertheless it is to Thee, O God of majesty and love, that I turn in my extremity, for Thou art the fount of mercy; to Thee, as quickly as I may, I speed: for Thou alone canst heal me; I take refuge under Thy protection.
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.
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.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a unique and biologically special place that should be preserved.
Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
Henry S. Haskins
Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
Alfred North Whitehead
Canada should always open its doors to those who are oppressed or in cases of emergency. When Canada offered refuge to 50,000 boat people in Vietnam in the 1970s, I was particularly proud to be Canadian.
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
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
Emile M. Cioran
Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre.
Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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