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The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
Michael J. Fox
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
W. Somerset Maugham
I've analyzed the best I can... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
Richard M. Nixon
Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.
Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.
Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul and that's resignation.
Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.
A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one.
David R. Brower
According to the papers, I'm miserable, alienated, and on the brink of resignation. But that's simply not where I am.
My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.
Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.
Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.
A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
Salmon P. Chase
The concept of active cooperation has taken the place of opposition to the new form of government and of dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
I am announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused.
I think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed.
The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation.
That is why with enormous regret I have tendered my resignation to the prime minister today.
I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal resignation as president of the republic.
Jay Townsend has offered, and I have accepted, his resignation from his position with my campaign. Now let's return to talking about issues that really matter to families: job creation, spending restraint and economic development.
There is an honourable tradition in British public life that those charged with authority at the top of an organisation should accept responsibility for what happens in that organisation. I am therefore writing to the prime minister today to tender my resignation as chairman of the BBC.
I don't watch the dailies. You want to just turn in your resignation when you watch the dailies.
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