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I'd always tried to resist playing the supervirility thing. I liked showing the vulnerability of age.
Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses.
Franklin P. Jones
Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It's defeatist to harp on what might have been, and yet, it's hard to resist considering what might have been.
Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
I do think that despite my best efforts to resist it, I am now a grown-up. It's due to lots of very difficult decisions that you make over a long period of time - about motherhood, wifehood, and work, and all the things that one has to make decisions about.
All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don't have to resist you.
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives.
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.
Charles de Gaulle
There are two things that I cannot resist: one is musicals and the other is a spaceship in trouble. But I am smart enough not to combine the two things.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Let's face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can't resist.
But that the people are stronger than the government, and will resist in extreme cases, our governments would be little or nothing else than organized systems of plunder and oppression.
If a jury have not the right to judge between the government and those who disobey its laws, and resist its oppressions, the government is absolute, and the people, legally speaking, are slaves.
During breakfast there is something I cannot resist, apart from my boyfriend - it's actually the phone. I have a phone breakfast. Always. I call friends, boyfriend, family. Checking who is where. 'Is everything fine?' This is breakfast.
I think that dwelling on other people's perception of you is the road to complete madness, unfortunately. I try and resist that.
Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by.
Once every seven days, do something that frightens you. Every time we do something that we resist and is frightening, we actually grow in our power.
Robin S. Sharma
As women, we all have certain weaknesses. I know one who can't resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them. Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.
You retire, but you're still aching to play. But in order to play, you have to resist certain temptations, and train hard. And I just didn't have the desire to do that any more.
Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.
I do not have a merchandise line. I don't sell knives or apparel. Though I have been approached to endorse various products from liquor to airlines to automobiles to pharmaceuticals dozens of times, I have managed to resist the temptation.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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