Quotes of Disinclined

“ A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done. ”

- Fred A. Allen

“ Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. ”

- James Allen

“ There's a proud modesty in merit; averse from asking, and resolved to pay ten times the gifts it asks. ”

- John Dryden

“ We, the unwilling,led by the unknowing,are doing the impossiblefor the ungrateful.We have done so much,for so long,with so little,we are now qualifiedto do anythingwith nothing. ”

- Unknown

“ When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is tallow a remedy to be applied. ”

- Pierre Corneille

“ Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them. ”

- Lord Chesterfield

“ At daybreak, when loath to rise, have this thought in thy mind: I am rising for a man's work. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind! ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I'll forbear; And am fallen out with my more headier will To take the indisposed and sickly fit For the sound man. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Nothing is easy to the unwilling. - Thomas Fuller. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ If a radical government emerges in Baghdad or if any part of Iraq becomes what Afghanistan used to be, a training ground for terrorists, then this will be a catastrophe for the Islamic world and for Europe, much as they may — reluctant as they may be to admit it — and eventually for us. ”

- Henry Kissinger

“ He ne'er consider'd it as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth, And very wisely would lay forth No more upon it than 'twas worth; But as he got it freely, so He spent it frank and freely too: For saints themselves will sometimes be, Of gifts that cost them nothing, free. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It's because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they're already experiencing. ”

- Anthony Robbins

“ Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ On the whole, I haven't found men unduly loath to say, "I love you." The real trick is to get them to say, "Will you marry me?". ”

- Ilka Chase

“ The more I like a book, the more reluctant I am to turn the page. Lovers, even book lovers, tend to cling. No one-night stands or reads for them. ”

- Anatole Broyard

“ Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects. ”

- Arthur Keith

“ No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. ”

- Plato

“ On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects. ”

- Jean Piaget

“ Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace. ”

- Reinhold Niebuhr

“ Each one of an affectionate couple may be willing, as we say, to die for the other, yet unwilling to utter the agreeable word at the right moment. ”

- George Meredith

“ We, the unwilling,led by the unknowing,are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much,for so long,with so little,we are now qualified to do anything with nothing. ”

- Harold Ross

“ A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary. ”

- Fred Allen

“ He has been reluctant to share information with anyone, particularly the Congress and considers himself basically not bound by what others would see as normal requirements of transparency. ”

- Thomas Mann

“ I'm very disappointed that after a lot of hard work and a public consultation and the reluctant agreement of Ware residents to approve 70 homes, we are now being asked to approve another 30. ”

- Terence

“ Police are reluctant to label a murder as a possible serial homicide. ”

- Pat Brown

“ I wouldn't commit myself. I don't think I can give you a response. Israel will be very careful and reluctant to go out of the conventional domain of weaponry. ”

- Shimon Peres

“ I'm not averse to helping Wall Street when it helps Main Street. ”

- Ben Nelson
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