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The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
George Bernard Shaw
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years.
Jazz is the last refuge of the untalented. Jazz musicians enjoy themselves more than anyone listening to them does.
There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence.
James Cash Penney
There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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