Quotations on Restraint

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In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Keywords: Fear, Being, Feeling, Homosexuality, Man, Obligation, Restraint, Woman)

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Wisdom, Virtue, Folly, Liberty, Madness, Restraint, Vice)

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Music, People, Hell, Prose, Reason, Restraint, Want)

I don't want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care.
- Russ Feingold
(Keywords: Government, Power, Care, Restraint, Want)

Addressing global resentment cannot be put off. If we do not learn to use our predominant power with great restraint, we will antagonize the world.
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Keywords: Power, Resentment, Restraint, Will, World)

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Power, Wisdom, Purpose, Strength, Wealth, America, Country, Future, Military, Restraint, Will)

The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.
- Osbert Lancaster
(Keywords: Enthusiasm, Boredom, Restraint, Variety)

Things aren't right. If a burglar breaks into your home and you shoot him, he can sue you. For what, restraint of trade?
- Bill Maher
(Keywords: Home, Restraint, Right, Trade)

The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with.
- J. Irwin Miller
(Keywords: Money, Manners, Pursuit, Restraint, Shame)

Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Keywords: Religion, Comfort, Enemy, Giving, Restraint, World)

It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
- Michel de Montaigne
(Keywords: Lust, Morals, Opinions, Order, Reason, Restraint, Will)

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
- Marianne Moore
(Keywords: Feeling, Restraint, Silence)

By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
- Sextus Propertius
(Keywords: Faith, End, Rights, Gold, Law, Restraint, Will)

We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might.
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Keywords: Policy, Values, American, Empathy, Foreign policy, Military, Respect, Rest, Restraint, Safety, Will)

The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.
- Lytton Strachey
(Keywords: Genius, Clarity, Direction, Language, Restraint, Simplicity, Unity)

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Keywords: Equality, Democracy, Liberty, Nothing, Restraint, Socialism, Word)

At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.
- Woodrow Wilson
(Keywords: Life, Friend, Crisis, Restraint, Salvation)









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