Quotations on Denial

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I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Keywords: Act, Denial, Practice, Respect, Self, Self respect)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie
(Keywords: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Thought, Control, Values, Denial, Will)

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
- Annie Besant
(Keywords: Experience, Denial, Proof)

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Truth, Danger, Denial, Doubt, Investigation, May)

The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development, modernization and prosperity.
- Barbara Boxer
(Keywords: Women, Government, Development, Denial, Rights, Prosperity, Wrong)

Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Keywords: Abuse, Denial, Free speech)

The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race.
- Charles Bradlaugh
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, Abuse, Day, Denial, Race)

The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: People, Failure, Denial, Right, Vote, Voting)

When Stevie and I joined the band, we were in the midst of breaking up, as were John and Christine. By the time Rumours was being recorded, things got worse in terms of psychology and drug use. It was a large exercise in denial - in order for me to get work done.
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Keywords: Time, Work, Being, Denial, Exercise, Order, Psychology)

Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Keywords: God, Denial, Possession, Right, Sin)

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Hope, Denial, Lying)

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
- Germaine Greer
(Keywords: Life, Denial, Nothing, Security)

The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
- Angelina Grimke
(Keywords: Act, Denial, Despair, Duty, May, Right, Silence)

I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home.
- Cathy Guisewite
(Keywords: Home, Humor, Mom, Ability, Denial, Sense)

My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.
- Teri Hatcher
(Keywords: Blame, Denial, Guilt, Parents, Talk)

I think most of the art now is involved with a denial of any kind of absolute morality, or general morality.
- Donald Judd
(Keywords: Art, Morality, Denial, Now)

Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Conservatism, Denial, Ideology, Smile, Symbol)

All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death.
- Jacques Lipchitz
(Keywords: Art, Death, Life, Action, Artist, Denial, Sculpture)

To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
- Lewis Mumford
(Keywords: Art, Opportunity, Denial, Machine)

I think the media has been in denial just like the party regulars have been in denial. They just don't understand that the government that we have today is not what the people want as a government.
- Carl Paladino
(Keywords: Government, People, Denial, Media, Party, Today, Want)

Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been more important than having the ability to vote. Unfortunately, as history has shown, the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy.
- Jan Schakowsky
(Keywords: History, Ability, Democracy, Denial, Nation, Right, Vote)

Despite the state of denial exhibited by most Democrats, Americans all across the nation acknowledge that changes are necessary to preserve Social Security for today's younger workers.
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Keywords: Americans, Democrats, Denial, Nation, Security, State, Today, Workers)

There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.
- Gail Sheehy
(Keywords: Ability, Denial, Man, Woman)

You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
- J. Donald Walters
(Keywords: Peace, Victory, Denial, Problems, Trying, Will)

Hope is the denial of reality.
- Margaret Weis
(Keywords: Hope, Denial, Reality)

The schools would fail through their silence, the Church through its forgiveness, and the home through the denial and silence of the parents. The new generation has to hear what the older generation refuses to tell it.
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Keywords: Home, Forgiveness, Church, Denial, Parents, Schools, Silence)

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