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"The spiritual response is too often a simplistic one: we abandon God or we blame God for abandoning us." - Joan D. Chittister

"Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character." - James Q Wilson

"I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota." - Gustave Courbet

"The conspiracy theory of society... comes from abandoning god and then asking: "Who is in his place"" - Karl Popper

"It means abandoning being a poet, abandoning your careerism, abandoning even the idea of writing any poetry, really abandoning, giving up as hopeless - abandoning the possibility of really expressing yourself to the nations of the world. Abandoning the idea of being a prophet with honor and dignity, and abandoning the glory of poetry and just settling down in the muck of your own mindYou really have to make a resolution to write for yourself, in the sense of not writing to impress yourself, but just writing what your self is saying." - Allen Ginsberg

"Progress towards sanity is achieved by abandoning first the desire for omnipotence and then that for exceptional achievement." - Celia Green

"The key to liberation from the power of materialism is not an exodus from culture - abandoning Wall Street or leaving the wealth of the nation to others - but the grace of giving... Givers for God disarm the power of money. They invite God's grace to flow through them." - R. Kent Hughes

"If I had a policy of abandoning people just for making mistakes, I would have forsaken myself decades ago." - Alan Robert Neal

"Those few members who desert the cause are abandoning an oasis to search for water in the desert." - Neal A Maxwell

"Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us." - Dan Quayle

"Love is the overflow of joy in God! It is not duty for duty's sake, or right for right's sake. It is not a resolute abandoning of one's own good with a view solely to the good of the other person. It is first a deeply satisfying experience of the fullness of God's grace, and then a doubly satisfying experience of sharing that grace with another person." - John Piper

"When one, abandoning greed, feels no greed for what would merit greed, greed gets shed from him - like a drop of water from a lotus leaf." - Gautama Buddha

"We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves." - David Platt

"We have no intention of abandoning the American people to unproven theories and extreme positions. We're the people party and we're going to stick up for the people." - William J Clinton

"Forgiveness is abandoning your right to revenge." - Desmond Tutu

"Man will rise, if God by exception lends him a hand; he will rise by abandoning and renouncing his own means, and letting himselfbe raised and uplifted by purely celestial means." - Michel De Montaigne

"It shouldn't be difficult, then, to make the transposition at this point into the early Christian vision of Jesus and the Spirit and the way in which the material world is both celebrated and renewed through their work. The Jewish basis for the early Christian patterns of belief and behavior is clear. It is important that God's people are embodied, because God made this world and has no intention of abandoning it. The material of creation is a vessel made to be filled with God's new life and glory, even though the transformation may involve suffering, persecution, and martyrdom." - N T Wright

"As soon as you start asking what education is for, what the use of it is, you're abandoning the basic assumption of any true culture, that education is worth while for its own sake." - Ann Bridge

"I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota, without . . . having painted as much as you can cover with your hand, to please somebody or in order to sell the picture more easily." - Gustave Courbet

"Do you believe that Jesus is worth abandoning everything for? Do you believe him enough to obey him and to follow him wherever he leads, even when the crowds in our culture - maybe even our churches - turn the other way?" - David Platt

"The Christian faith makes it possible for us nobly to accept that which cannot be changed, and to meet disappointments and sorrow with an inner poise, and to absorb the most intense pain without abandoning our sense of hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"For many users, switching services means abandoning years of investment and starting over. No one wants to rebuild a loyal following they have worked hard to acquire and nurture.
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"I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota, without... having painted as much as you can cover with your hand, to please somebody or in order to sell the picture more easily." - Gustave Courbet

"Go where your customers take you! For example, did you know that Sony's first product was a rice cooker? Since abandoning the rice cooker, it has merely managed to become the world's biggest consumer electronics company." - Naveen Jain

"We may very well be faced with the choice of retaining the AAA credit rating or abandoning some of our key infrastructure projects, which are about jobs for the future. I will choose jobs in that equation every time." - Jay Weatherill

"If there's any advice I have to give, I would say it's that. If you're looking for a way to get closer to your kids, there ain't no better way than to grab 'em and read. And if you put them in front of a computer or a TV, you are abandoning them. You are abandoning them because they are sitting on a couch or a floor and they may be hugging a dog, but they ain't hugging you." - Maurice Sendak

"Not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap." - Ira Glass

"Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether." - Epictetus

"Change your practices without abandoning your core values." - James C Collins

"The most important factor in abandoning our thoughts is to look in the Bible and see what God says about a matter. Then we must determine to act on His Word rather than on our own thoughts or those the devil may whisper into our minds." - K.P. Yohannan

"When He [God] talks of their losing their selves, He means only abandoning the clamour of self-will; once they have done that, He really gives them back all their personality, and boasts (I am afraid, sincerely) that when they are wholly His they will be more themselves than ever." - C S Lewis

"People don't show up here (at the courtroom) because they believe evolution is bad science. They show up because they believe that if they accept evolution, then they are abandoning their religious beliefs. They see it as an either/or proposition: Either evolution happened, or God loves you." - Eugenie Scott

"The thing about working in Hollywood is that, at some point, you really get tired of hearing how godless you are, and how if you and the rest of the heathens in Tinsel town would put more God-centric shows on TV, people wouldn't be abandoning prime time in favor of their Bible study classes." - John Ridley

"In The Federalist, James Madison called the rage for equality 'a wicked project.' People differ and rewards differ-that's the essence of both liberty and justice. No nation that rewards effort, talent, inventiveness and luck can even pretend to cherish equal outcomes. In an inventive and dynamic society, equal (even relatively equal) incomes can be achieved only by abandoning liberty for tyranny." - Michael Novak

"As for geoengineering, there have been serious general critiques that I think cannot be ignored, like Clive Hamilton's, along with many positive assessments. It is not a matter for subjective judgment based on guesswork and intuition. Rather, these are matters that have to be considered seriously, relying on the best scientific understanding available, without abandoning sensible precautionary principles." - Noam Chomsky

"Consensus: "The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: "I stand for consensus?" - Margaret Thatcher

"We'd sit with a big bowl of popcorn, wrapped together in a queen-size blanket, and would escape to a place where magic was ours for the taking, where men rescued the people they loved instead of abandoning them. A place where, no matter how bad things looked at that moment, there would always be a happy ending." - Jodi Picoult

"I am not going to advocate ... the abandoning of the improved modes of travel; but I am going to brag as lustily as I can on behalf of the pedestrian, and show how all the shining angels second and accompany the man who goes afoot, while all the dark spirits are ever looking out for a chance to ride." - John Burroughs

"I look for the moment(s) in the story where the writer risked abandoning the glory of the self in favor of the possible relationship with an other. I don't ever let the market tell me what a memoir is. The first best memoir I ever read was Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman." - Lidia Yuknavitch

"Ah! Five hundred years I have toiled to entice this creature, despairing, doubting, brooding by night, yet never abandoning hope that my calculations were accurate and my great talisman cogent. Then, when finally it appears, you fall upon it for no other reason than to sate your repulsive gluttony!" - Jack Vance

"As a result of Enlightenment, philosophers and philosophy came to inhabit the universities exclusively, abandoning their old habits and haunts. There they have become vulnerable in new ways and thus risk extinction. The classical philosophers would not, for very good reasons, have taken this risk." - Allan Bloom

"Consensus: "The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: 'I stand for consensus?" - Margaret Thatcher

"It would be sad if the expertise built up during the 40 years of the U.S. and Russian manned programmes were allowed to dissipate. But abandoning the shuttle, and committing to new launch vehicles and propulsion systems, is actually a prerequisite for a vibrant manned programme." - Martin Rees

"Thank God for wisecracks." - Jim Butcher

"Thank God for baseball." - Mickey Mantle

"Thank God for Skype!" - Andy Serkis

"Thank God for Botox." - Bonnie Tyler

"Dear brothers and sisters...The Lord is calling me to "climb the mountain", to devote myself even more to prayer and meditation. But this does not mean abandoning the Church, indeed, if God is asking me to do this, it is so I can continue to serve the Church with the same dedication and the same love with which I have done thus far, but in a way that is better suited to my age and my strength" - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Thank God for you, Ender. Thank God." - Orson Scott Card

"I looked through a lens and ended up abandoning everything else." - Sebastiao Salgado

"Growth and fulfillment come from abandoning old practices and embracing new ones." - Brian Tracy

"What often prevents our abandoning ourselves to a single vice is, our having more than one." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Men and women fall in love abandoning reality in favour of the dream" - Jeremy Griffith

"One cannot begin a new dream without abandoning the last [one]." - Neil Gaiman

"The hijrah to Allah includes abandoning what He hates and doing what He loves and accepts." - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

"Sins slowly suffocate the heart, and abandoning sins brings life to the heart." - Abdullah ibn Mubarak

"Abandoning a task that is futile and pointless is not giving up." - Megan Hart

"[A-listers] ended up abandoning Hillary [Clinton] more than they abandoned [Donald] Trump." - Rush Limbaugh

"Of course, I won't be abandoning photography, because it is my life." - Sebastiao Salgado

"Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction." - Susannah Grant

"I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens." - Brian Eno

"True peacefulness comes from abandoning the illustion that satisfying desires brings pleasure." - Joan Z. Borysenko

"You're abandoning a lot of ideas when you're too into comfort." - Christian Louboutin

"The capacity to tolerate complexity and welcome contradiction, not the need for simplicity and certainty, is the attribute of an explorer. Centuries ago, when some people suspended their search for absolute truth and began instead to ask how things worked, modern science was born. Curiously, it was by abandoning the search for absolute truth that science began to make progress, opening the material universe to human exploration." - Heinz Pagels

"The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don't, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper." - Polly Horvath

"Now Barack Obama, who campaigned for transparency, is the President defending secret negotiations on new trade agreements that are largely being written by corporate lawyers and lobbyists. He would give corporations the key to the treasury while he gets the authority to fast track another hammering of working people and the environment. Yet the only people who get a real tongue-lashing from this President's White House are progressives around town who dare to call him on the carpet for abandoning his promises." - Bill Moyers

"For God, for Country, and for Yale!" - Henry S. Durand

"True transformation occurs only when we can look at ourselves squarely and face our attachments and inner demons, free from the buzz of commercial distraction and false social realities. We have to retreat into our own cocoons and come face-to-face with who we are. We have to turn toward our own inner darkness. For only by abandoning its attachments and facing the darkness does the caterpillar's body begin to spread out and its light, beautiful wings begin to form." - Julia Hill

"Whatever each individual woman is facing; only she knows her biggest challenge. However, if we add up the problems that affect the biggest numbers of women, then issues having to do with physical safety and reproduction are still the biggest. Female bodies are still the battleground, whether that means restricting freedom, birth control and safe abortion in order to turn them into factories, or abandoning female infants because females are less valuable for everything other than reproduction." - Gloria Steinem

"The ad industry isn't struggling for a new set of principles or abandoning the ones that made it great from the start. It's simply in the midst of a business cycle. I don't think it's more profound than that. And despite the economic downturn, I'm having more fun today than at any other moment in my 30-year advertising career. The game is more interesting and more relevant than ever." - Rochelle B Lazarus

"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks. We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects. One setback is one setback-it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you." - Jillian Michaels

"Who doesn't love a compliment? But every compliment comes with a warning: Beware-Do Not Overuse. Go ahead, sniff your compliment. Take a little sip. But don't chew, don't swallow. If you do, you risk abandoning the good work that inspired the compliment in the first place. If that happens, maybe it was the compliment and not the job well done that you were aiming for all along." - Jerry Spinelli

"There is less pressure on abandoning native communities: what for? There is nothing to be gained by it. On one hand, there are plenty tempting opportunities of experimenting with identities - being one kind of person today and a different the next day. On the other hand, there is little pressure to include the ethnic identity or religious identity into this mechanism, because now everybody is in a kind of Diaspora today." - Zygmunt Bauman

"In "solid modernity" difference was tolerated as a temporary irritant only, expected to disappear tomorrow, when "those aliens" will become like us. "Living with strangers" was therefore not something to last and did not call for developing appropriate arts and skills. Now, however, it looks like that diasporic context of our living will not go away - it will be there forever, so learning how to live with strangers day in, day out without abandoning my own strangeness is high on the agenda." - Zygmunt Bauman

"God doesn't work for us; we work for God." - Beth Moore

"You work for God Incorporated." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Thank God for unanswered prayers." - Garth Brooks

"Thank God for imminent doomsday." - Jim Butcher

"Thank God for Darwin, eh?" - Bill Bailey

"Win back America for God." - Katherine Harris

"Thank God for the theater." - Raul Julia

"Thank God for your mother." - David O Selznick

"Thank God for the journey." - James Brown

"Symmetry is for God, not for us." - Louis De Bernieres

"Early on, my abandoning father had set the pattern of my love life on the loom of my subconscious." - Jane Stanton Hitchcock

"You're abandoning a lot of ideas when you are too into comfort. 'Comfy'-that's one of the worst words!" - Christian Louboutin

"You cannot throw words like heroism and sacrifice and nobility and honor away without abandoning the qualities they express." - Marya Mannes

"Choosing one path means abandoning others - if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none." - Paulo Coelho

"...there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation." - Dalai Lama

"We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs" - Mikhail Gorbachev

"We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"Forty percent of Americans describe themselves as conservative, 36% independents, and 20% liberal. And these independents are abandoning the Democrat Party in droves. And a key point, they're abandoning the Democrat Party without the Republican Party giving them any reason to go to them. They're just abandoning the Democrats because they don't like what they see." - Rush Limbaugh

"We are not built for ourselves, but for God. Not for service for God, but for God." - Oswald Chambers

"There but for the grace of God, goes God." - Winston Churchill

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." - William Carey

"Thank God for the Bible, the Word of God." - Adrian Rogers

"I am athirst for God, the living God." - Jean Ingelow

"For right is right, since God is God." - Frederick William Faber

"The reason for our loving God is God." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"God alone is real, nothing matters but love for God." - Meher Baba

"God gives us time. And who has time for God?" - Ann Voskamp

"Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God." - William Carey

"There, but for the grace of God, goes God." - Herman J Mankiewicz

"For me, I believe in God, God is real." - Spike Lee

"How is it possible for one's heart to be certain that one is going to meet Allah, that Allah sees and hears all that he does, and knows his secret open affairs, and that he will be made to stand before Allah, answerable for all his deeds - how can one be certain and aware of all of this, and yet persist upon things which displease Allah; persist upon abandoning Allah's orders, neglecting His rights, and yet claim that he has good expectation of Allah?" - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

"How is it possible for one's heart to be certain that one is going to meet Allah, that Allah sees and hears all that he does, and knows his secret open affairs, and that he will be made to stand before Allah, answerable for all his deeds - how can one be certain and aware of all of this, and yet persist upon things which displease Allah; persist upon abandoning Allah's orders, neglecting His rights, and yet claim that he has good expectation of Allah?" - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

"He who has love, is in God, and God is in him, for God is love." - Leo Tolstoy

"God saved you for Himself; God saved you by Himself; God saved you from Himself." - Paul Washer

"Bethlehem was God with us, Calvary was God for us, and Pentecost is God in us." - Robert Baer

"We are made by God, we are made like God, we are made for God." - Desmond Tutu

"God hates fags! God hates America! Thank God for dead soldiers! You're going to hell!" - Fred Phelps

"God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia." - Russell Crowe

"Kepler's discovery would not have been possible without the doctrine of conics. Now contemporaries of Kepler-such penetrating minds as Descartes and Pascal-were abandoning the study of geometry ... because they said it was so UTTERLY USELESS. There was the future of the human race almost trembling in the balance; for had not the geometry of conic sections already been worked out in large measure, and had their opinion that only sciences apparently useful ought to be pursued, the nineteenth century would have had none of those characters which distinguish it from the ancien regime." - Charles Sanders Peirce

"At the root of all our disobedience are particular ways in which we continue to seek control of our lives through systems of works-righteousness. The way to progress as a Christian is to continually repent and uproot these systems the same way we become Christians, namely by the vivid depiction (and re-depiction) of Christ's saving work for us, and the abandoning of self-trusting efforts to complete ourselves. We must go back again and again to the gospel of Christ-crucified, so that our hearts are more deeply gripped by the reality of what he did and who we are in him." - Timothy Keller

"He shook me, and despite it being one-handed, it made my teeth rattle. "If anything like that ever happens again. You. Leave. Me. Behind. Do you understand?" I would have argued, but I was feeling a little shocky for some reason. "I'm not good at abandoning people," I finally said. A front-desk person scurried over, first-aid kit in hand, but Pritkin snarled at the poor guy and he quickly backed up a step. "Then get good at it!" He stomped off, limping, one shoulder hanging at an odd angle. "You're welcome," I murmured." - Karen Chance

"You're punishing him over and over for things that are out of his control. Now, I'm not saying you shouldn't have a fully loaded weapon next to you round the clock. But I think it's time you flipped this little scenario in your head. If you'd been taken by the Capitol, and hijacked, and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he would be treating you?" demands Haymitch. I fall silent. It isn't. It isn't how he would be treating me at all. He would be trying to get me back at any cost. Not shutting me out, abandoning me, greeting me with hostility at every turn." - Suzanne Collins

"I usually have more than one thing I'm working on at once - I've been working on three different novels. When I get stuck on one, I hop back and forth. It's sort of freeing: I can say I'm abandoning this thing that I hate forever and I'm moving on to something that's good. I'll find that I'll go back to [the other project] in a day or a week and like it again. But that moment of wanting to trash something - that Virginia Woolf moment when you have to be stopped from filling your pocket with stones - comes pretty regularly for me. Switching is probably a good thing." - Dan Chaon

"Playing with various approaches may be due to resistance to going within, to the fear of having to abandon the illusion of being something or somebody in particular.Of all the affections the love of oneself comes first. Light and love are impersonal.When you do not think yourself to be this or that, all conflict ceases. Any attempt to do something about your problems is bound to fail, for what is caused by desire can be undone only in freedom from desire. You cannot be rid of problems without abandoning illusions." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Some people will follow their minds without listening to their hearts, and others will follow their hearts without listening to their minds. This is why reason exists, for there to be balance between the heart and mind. We were not meant to follow the mind and ignore the heart. Instead, we were meant to follow the heart over the mind, but without completely abandoning logic. The middle way is the preferred way, and this path simply means to allow your heart to drive you, but do not forget to balance reason with your conscience." - Suzy Kassem

"At the root of all our disobedience are particular ways in which we continue to seek control of our lives through systems of works-righteousness. The way to progress as a Christian is to continually repent and uproot these systems the same way we become Christians, namely by the vivid depiction (and re-depiction) of Christ's saving work for us, and the abandoning of self-trusting efforts to complete ourselves. We must go back again and again to the gospel of Christ-crucified, so that our hearts are more deeply gripped by the reality of what he did and who we are in him." - Timothy Keller

"If there were only some way of contriving that a state or an army should be made up of lovers and their beloved, they would be the very best governors of their own city, abstaining from all dishonour, and emulating one another in honour; and when fighting at each other's side, although a mere handful, they would overcome the world. For what lover would not choose rather to be seen by all mankind than by his beloved, either when abandoning his post or throwing away his arms? He would be ready to die a thousand deaths rather than endure this." - Plato

"He shook me, and despite it being one-handed, it made my teeth rattle. "If anything like that ever happens again. You. Leave. Me. Behind. Do you understand?" I would have argued, but I was feeling a little shocky for some reason. "I'm not good at abandoning people," I finally said. A front-desk person scurried over, first-aid kit in hand, but Pritkin snarled at the poor guy and he quickly backed up a step. "Then get good at it!" He stomped off, limping, one shoulder hanging at an odd angle. "You're welcome," I murmured." - Karen Chance

"True worship is open to God, adoring God, waiting for God, trusting God even in the dark." - N T Wright

"For God is like a skilfull Geometrician." - Thomas Browne

"God is not there just for emergencies." - Joyce Meyer

"Pure truth is for God alone." - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"thank god for pure natural strength" - Ronnie Coleman

"Let's do something beautiful for God." - Mother Teresa

"Thank God for Redbull and fake eyelashes." - Jeffree Star

"For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo." - Osama Bin Laden

"For man plans, but God arranges." - Thomas A Kempis

"I thank God for Closed Doors" - Tyler Perry

"Religion is using everything for God." - Henry Ward Beecher

"God provides for him that trusteth." - George Herbert

"God has a plan for your retirement." - Billy Graham

"Glory be to God for dappled things." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"How terrible the need for God." - Theodore Roethke

"Thank God for a few free waves." - Miki Dora

"... even the devil works for God." - Judy Collins

"God never leads anyone anywhere for money." - Jack Hyles

"Pray to god someone prays for me" - Kevin Gates

"God has an inordinate fondness for beetles." - John B S Haldane

"God waits for us to create him." - Dominique de Menil

"Is evolution just another name for God?" - Frank Herbert

"Glory be to God for all things!" - Saint John Chrysostom

"The young people are hungry for God." - David Wilkerson

"For with God nothing will be impossible." - Luke the Evangelist

"God has work for you to do." - Max Lucado



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