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Abandonment Quotes


"Betrayal, abandonment, deceit and manipulation." - Bill Cosby

"Jealousy fuses megalomania and self-abandonment." - Mason Cooley

"Prayer is continual abandonment to God." - Sadhu Sundar Singh

"The only absolute attainment is absolute abandonment." - Gore Vidal

"Well considered abandonment is a trusted teacher." - Robert Genn

"Laughing in full abandonment is very good for your health." - Dalai Lama

"To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Judaism is absolutely incompatible with the abandonment of the Torah." - Solomon Schechter

"Abandonment to God is of more value than personal holiness!" - Oswald Chambers

"Poverty is abandonment. We have abandoned the poor." - Tony Meloto

"Substantive abandonment of convention is evidence of mastery." - Eric Parslow

"Conversation is an abandonment to ideas, a surrender to persons." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse." - Tatum O'Neal

"The appeal to force is the abandonment of reason." - Irving Copi

"Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment" - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse." - Tatum Oneal

"You can't put abandonment and alienation under arrest." - Carrie P Meek

"There is an abandonment, an escape, that physical labor bestows." - Steven Gould

"Spiritual power comes out of inward fellowship with God and abandonment to his purposes." - E Stanley Jones

"Emphasizing and rewarding length over quality results in worse writing and more reader abandonment." - Marco Arment

"Relativity theory forced the abandonment, in principle, of absolute space and absolute time." - Marshall Mcluhan

"T is a base abandonment of reason to resign our right of thought." - Lord Byron

"A lie is the abandonment and, as it were, the annihilation of the dignity by man." - Immanuel Kant

"Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does." - Peter Drucker

"My dad's full of encouragement and support. It just feels like abandonment and neglect." - Christopher Titus

"The essence of philosophy is the abandonment of all authority in favor of individual human reason." - Allan Bloom

"Too many choices or irrelevant options can cause hesitation, confusion, or worse-abandonment.
" - Hooked

"Juno MacGuff: "Thanks a heap coyote ugly. This cactus-gram stings worse than your abandonment." - Diablo Cody

"Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature." - Orson Welles

"It is inner abandonment that leads men to the highest truth." - Henry Suso

"I always think of the word 'abandonment' when I think of the character." - Tilda Swinton

"The primary concern of the human animal is to avoid rejection and abandonment." - Laura Schlessinger

"Today the god hypothesis has ceased to be scientifically tenable ... and its abandonment often brings a deep sense of relief." - Julian Huxley

"The wind kicks in stronger, branches clatter. Or maybe skeletons. Bones of abandonment. Ghosts that will never be." - Ellen Hopkins

"In the marginalia ... we talk only to ourselves; we therefore talk freshly - boldly - originally - with abandonment - without conceit." - Edgar Allan Poe

"The spectacular sparkle of set-apart femininity is found through absolute abandonment to the Author of all true beauty." - Leslie Ludy

"... what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be told truthfully." - George Orwell

"Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. And our biggest fear is abandonment." - Candace Pert

"Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes." - Victor Hugo

"Abandonment by a lover won't kill us. But it awakens the parts of us that remember when it could." - Melissa Febos

"Shall I tell you of their plundering, their covetousness, their abandonment of the poor, their thefts, their cheating in trade?" - Saint John Chrysostom

"Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets." - Mario Balotelli

"The concentration camp is the final expression of human separateness and its ultimate consequence. It is organized abandonment." - Arthur Miller

"I was single for a really long time, then I realized I had abandonment issues. Then I found love online." - Patti Stanger

"No amount of money given in charity, nothing but the abandonment of this hateful trade, can atone for this great sin against God, Israel and Humanity." - Hermann Adler

"We may make mistakes-but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principle." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I don't think men see any lusty sexiness in me. The appealing thing is an air of abandonment. Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I." - Julie Christie

"I love the abandonment to impulse, I act from impulse only, and I love to madness that others do the same by me." - Jeanne Julie Eleonore de Lespinasse

"Starved for affection, terrified of abandonment, I began to wonder if sex was really just an excuse to look deeply into another human being's eyes." - Douglas Coupland

"An exclusive person hates ugliness, discomfort, enemies, sickness, poverty, ignorance. He finally concludes that there is no God and give himself over to abandonment." - Michio Kushi

"I was in my friends garage, and he had; a kite, a yo-yo, and a boomerang. I was like "Dude, you have abandonment issues"" - Demetri Martin

"Frankenstein can be a metaphor for abandonment, or wanting to be accepted for who you are, or not liking who you are and wanting to actually change that." - Kevin Grevioux

"Once you depart from the Ten Commandments, you have relativism, humanism, the abandonment of absolutes. You have anything. How long before child pornography is mainstream?" - Randall Terry

"If our faith in God is not the veriest sham, it demands, and will produce, the abandonment sometimes, the subordination always, of eternal helps and material good." - Alexander MacLaren

"Not by constraint or severity shall you have access to true wisdom, but by abandonment, and childlike mirth-fulness. If you would know aught, be gay before it." - Henry David Thoreau

"With the ambitious, the failure of one expedient is the suggestion of another; but with the irresolute, defeat usually occasions abandonment of purpose." - Norm Macdonald

"The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful -because the reproached self isn't abandoned; it remains intact." - Aldous Huxley

"The capacity for fear and for happiness are the same, the unrestricted openness to experience amounting to self-abandonment in which the vanquished rediscovers himself." - Theodor Adorno

"Retirement revives the sorrow of parting, the feeling of abandonment, solitude and uselessness that is caused by the loss of some beloved person." - Simone De Beauvoir

"No matter how many times she was told that she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment." - Markus Zusak

"Self-seeking is the gate by which a soul departs from peace; and total abandonment to the will of God, that by which it returns." - Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon

"The transformation of object-libido into narcissistic libido which thus takes place obviously implies an abandonment of sexual aims, a desexualization - a kind of sublimation, therefore." - Sigmund Freud

"In my childhood, I had a religious assistant who always told me, if you can really laugh with full abandonment, it's very good for your health." - Dalai Lama

"The Gorbachev period is conceived as an abandonment of historic Russian positions. So this is the framework, in my view, in which Putin operates." - Henry A Kissinger

"To be Irish today is the abandonment of shame and the younger people are moving it out and they're moving the fear away. They're not afraid, they're adventurous." - Malachy Mccourt

"If our faith in God is not the veriest sham, it demands, and will produce, the abandonment sometimes, the subordination always, of external helps and material good." - Alexander MacLaren

"Not by constraint or severity shall you have access to true wisdom, but by abandonment, and childlike mirthfulness. If you would know aught, be gay before it." - Henry David Thoreau

"This is a political book... It has a political purpose: to strengthen the will to maintain freedom against the threat of its abandonment in favor of totalitarianism." - Peter Drucker

"I apprehend... that the total abandonment of the principle of rotation in the offices of President and Senator will end in abuse." - Thomas Jefferson

"To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible." - Maimonides

"Men of science have made abundant mistakes of every kind; their knowledge has improved only because of their gradual abandonment of ancient errors, poor approximations, and premature conclusions." - George Sarton

"I am not so different in my history of abandonment from anyone else after all. We have all been split away from the earth, each other, ourselves." - Susan Griffin

"In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution, an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint." - Jonathan Sacks

"A return to the 1967 lines and the abandonment of the settlements near Jerusalem would be such a psychological trauma for Israel as to endanger its survival." - Henry A Kissinger

"I come from a violent background. So I became hard. I realised that I had made myself that way to deal with a feeling of abandonment and shame." - Mickey Rourke

"The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well, and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards." - Johan Huizinga

"Many people assert that this abandonment of the god hypothesis means the abandonment of all religion and all moral sanctions. This is simply not true. But it does mean, once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, that we must construct something to take its place." - Julian Huxley

"Her mother died at the age of 29, essentially turning her face to the wall and deciding to die. And so we can only imagine the agony she felt. And Eleanor Roosevelt really wanted to make her mother happier, and - and to make her live, you know, make her want to live. And there's something about, you know, when your mother dies, this sense of abandonment. I think Eleanor Roosevelt had a lifelong fear of abandonment and sense of abandonment after her parents' death." - Blanche Wiesen Cook

"Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes." - Victor Hugo

"All the sins of your life seem to be rising up against you. Don't give up hope! On the contrary, call your holy mother Mary, with the faith and abandonment of a child. She will bring peace to your soul." - Josemaria Escriva

"I was very lighthearted. This often the way when the abandonment of personal responsibility is enforced: neither wronged innocence or just guilt can seriously impair the sensation of freedom one has." - Anthony Burgess

"Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment." - Lady Gaga

"Do you realize the weight of the one who has invited us to follow him? He is worthy of more than church attendance and casual association; he is worthy of total abandonment and supreme adoration." - David Platt

"The falsest of all philosophies is that which, under the pretext of delivering men from the embarrassment of their passions, counsels idleness and the abandonment and neglect of themselves." - Luc De Clapiers

"Abandonment doesn't have the sharp but dissipating sting of a slap. It's like a punch to the gut, bruising your skin and driving the precious air from your body." - Tayari Jones

"Ford can't sell trucks currently, and GM is not selling as many cars as it would like to. That is a problem of product and pricing, not a systemic problem of abandonment by consumers." - Paul Taylor

"I hold to the utter abandonment of the use as a beverage of distilled and fermented liquors of every sort, especially of wines, whether having much or little alcohol in them." - Eliphalet Nott

"I am sometimes almost terrified at the scope of the demands made upon me, at the perfection of the self-abandonment required of me; yet outside of such absoluteness can be no salvation." - George Macdonald

"If I hazard a guess as to the most endemic, prevalent anxiety among human beings-including fear of death, abandonment, loneliness-nothing is more prevalent than the fear of one another." - R D Laing

"Lovemaking surely must be, for human beings at our present state of development, one of the more private enterprises. Who would want a witness to that entire self-abandonment and helplessness?" - Katherine Anne Porter

"Writing is a good example of self-abandonment. I never completely forget myself except when I am writing and I am never more completely myself than when I am writing." - Flannery O'Connor

"God's sacred intent for you and for me is nothing short of absolute abandonment to Jesus, entire separation from the pollution of the world, and ardent worship of our King with every breath we take." - Leslie Ludy

"Christian discipleship does not involve the abandonment of any innocent enjoyment. Any diversion or amusement which we can use so as to receive pleasure and enjoyment to ourselves, and do no harm to others, we are perfectly free to use..." - Washington Gladden

"The world looks for happiness through self-assertion. The Christian knows that joy is found in self-abandonment. 'If a man will let himself be lost for My sake,' Jesus said, 'he will find his true self." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Even where love has run thin the child's soul musters strength... the rush of purpose to make a life worth living past abandonment building the layers up again over the torn hole." - Adrienne Rich

"In a normal family, surprise means presents, cake and a party. My family, surprise means homelessness, abandonment and destruction of private property. Sometimes we have cake. We're not losers." - Christopher Titus

"There is a specific kind of day when I feel like writing poems. My senses become really sharp. This day is when I feel as if I am drowning into the abandonment of death." - Kim Hyesoon

"Mother is a synonym for abandonment and death. Comparing this synonym to water, it is like poured-out water. I call it mother, the identity that I cannot identify." - Kim Hyesoon

"I am afraid of abandonment, and, if you will, in a really existential way, being exposed as a fraud. Everyone's afraid of it, and I definitely am. This is a fear that motivates. Oh, and heights. And getting stabbed." - Baron Vaughn

"With no adequate role to play as consumers, many youth are now considered disposable, forced to inhabit "zones of social abandonment" extending from homeless shelters and bad schools to bulging detention centers and prisons." - Henry Giroux

"The good deeds of one who, without any appropriate excuse does not offer his prayer until its time passes away, are annulled. He then said: The divide between a believer and disbelief is the abandonment of prayers." - Muhammad

"Usually this desire has been laid to economic pressure... It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and abortion." - Margaret Sanger

"If anyone believes that our smiles involve abandonment of the teaching of Marx, Engels, and Lenin he deceives himself poorly. Those who wait for that must wait until a shrimp learns to whistle." - Nikita Khrushchev

"Eternity is said not to be an extension of time but an absence of time, and sometimes it seemed to me that her abandonment touched that strange mathematical point of endlessness, a point with no width, occupying no space." - Graham Greene

"There is but one way in which God should be loved, and that is to take no step except with Him and for Him, and to follow with a generous self-abandonment every thing which He requires." - Francois Fenelon

"If there is a time of judgment, instead of theological or institutional litmus tests, the only question asked about our life and spirituality will be "Did you love with abandonment?"" - Robert V. Taylor

"It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in this film and for the Old West, for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century." - Dwight Yoakam

"From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded with a rapidity never before known, and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling." - Henry Charles Carey

"I had to get in touch with the source, I had to go back into my abandonment issues with my mother, I had to go into issues with my father I hadn't even looked at before." - Kenny Loggins

"The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun." - John Desmond Bernal

"The only solution to the violence problem in America is a return to traditional parental involvement. This should be encouraged by every elected official. Also, the abandonment and neglect of children by their parents should have civil consequences." - Bill O'Reilly

"I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse." - Susie Orbach

"The only solution to the violence problem in America is a return to traditional parental involvement. This should be encouraged by every elected official. Also, the abandonment and neglect of children by their parents should have civil consequences." - Bill Oreilly

"They say that the Soviet delegates smile. That smile is genuine. It is not artificial. We wish to live in peace, tranquility. But if anyone believes that our smiles involve abandonment of the teaching of Marx, Engels and Lenin he deceives himself poorly. Those who wait for that must wait until a shrimp learns to whistle." - Nikita Khrushchev

"The greatest security we can have in this world that we are in the grace of God, does not consist in the feelings that we have of love to Him, but rather in an irrevocable abandonment of our whole being into His hands, and in a firm resolution never to consent to any sin great or small." - Francis Of Assisi

"The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held; instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment." - Bertrand Russell

"There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved." - Ludwig Von Mises

"To turn Karl [Popper]'s view on its head, it is precisely the abandonment of critical discourse that marks the transition of science. Once a field has made the transition, critical discourse recurs only at moments of crisis when the bases of the field are again in jeopardy. Only when they must choose between competing theories do scientists behave like philosophers." - Thomas Kuhn

"Do not tell everyone your story. You will only end up feeling more rejected. People cannot give you what you long for in your heart. The more you expect from people's response to your experience of abandonment, the more you will feel exposed to ridicule." - Henri Nouwen

"My most earnest of all pleas to singles is abandonment of the self, surrender to Christ of all unfulfilled longings, an unequivocal willingness to receive whatever God assigns, and a determination to practice the sacrificial principle of Isaiah 58:10-11. Life becomes not only far simpler, but surprisingly joyful and free." - Elisabeth Elliot

"You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself...the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. ...And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"It is only through an abandonment of the idea that those entrusted with power have an exclusive right to decide upon war, and the substitution of a public opinion equipped with all the facts and taken into the confidence of the ruling classes, that peace can be assured to the world." - Frederic C. Howe

"You can be creative only when there is abandonment-which means, really, there is no sense of compulsion, no fear of not being, of not gaining, of not arriving. Then there is great austerity, simplicity, and with it there is love." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given." - G. Campbell Morgan

"God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Those who were on the inside, the majority that is, for them it had been hard to get his point, mostly they were just pleased that they were on the inside, that they were the fittest. For those on the outside, the fear and abandonment amounts to almost everything; everybody knows that. Understanding is something one does best when one is on the borderline." - Peter Hoeg

"The genius of happiness is still so rare. To possess it means to approach life with the humility of a beggar, but to treat it with the proud generosity of a prince; to bring to its totality the deep understanding of a great poet and to each of its moments the abandonment and ingenuousness of a child." - Ellen Key

"A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers - the experience of knowing we always belong." - Bell Hooks

"There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes." - Victor Hugo

"No class or group or party in Germany could escape its share of responsibility for the abandonment of the democratic Republic and the advent of Adolf Hitler. The cardinal error of the Germans who opposed Nazism was their failure to unite against it." - William L. Shirer

"Jealousy is a terrible thing. I know all the psychological triggers. The fear of losing control, the fear of loss, the fear of abandonment, neglect and loneliness...But the most destructive thing about jealousy is that it kills what it values-the love you want to save won't survive the constraints of jealousy. There is no entitlement. Love is either equal or a tragedy." - Michael Robotham

"When you learn to take responsibility for yourselves, then you will start taking responsibility for the planet. The planet is being destroyed by your abandonment of responsibility. You assume that you own the planet. And ownership confers upon you the right to do as you like. You do not own this beautiful planet. You are simply a guest here." - Leonard Jacobson

"Senator Lugar will also travel to Libya for official meetings as a part of the president's initiative to move toward more normal relations reflecting that country's renunciation of terrorism and abandonment of its weapons of mass destruction and longer range missiles." - Dana Perino

"Put you hand before your eyes and remember, you that have walked, the places from which you have walked away, and the wilderness into which you manfully turned the steps of your abandonment ... It is your business to leave all that you have know altogether behind you, and no man has eyes at the back of his head - go forward." - Hilaire Belloc

"[I]n order to raise a soul to the highest perfection, He allows it to pass through dryness, brambles, and combats, causing it thereby to honor the times of weariness in the life of His Son, Our Lord, who suffered various kinds of anguish and abandonment." - Vincent de Paul

"Usually this desire [for family limitation] has been laid to economic pressure It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and abortion." - Margaret Sanger

"How many human beings anywhere, hold on to a relationship merely because it exists? This fear of loneliness, abandonment, or failure can, if we let it, hold any of us back from doing exactly what each of us needs to do to feel fulfilled." - Walter Inglis Anderson

"Experience hobbles progress and leads to abandonment of difficult problems; it encourages the initiated to walk on the shady side of the street in the direction of experiences that have been pleasant. Youth without experience attacks the unsolved problems which maturer age with experience avoids, and from the labors of youth comes progress. Youth has dreams and visions, and will not be denied." - William James Mayo

"Without Easter, Good Friday would have no meaning. Without Easter, there would be no hope that suffering and abandonment might be tolerable. But with Easter, a way out becomes visible for human sorrows, an absolute future: more than a hope, a divine expectation." - Hans Urs Von Balthasar

"My director, Jesus, does not teach me to count my acts, but to do everything for love, to refuse Him nothing, to be pleased when He gives me a chance to prove to Him that I love Him - but all this in peace - in abandonment." - Therese Of Lisieux

"I am black: I am the incarnation of a complete fusion with the world, an intuitive understanding of the earth, an abandonment of my ego in the heart of the cosmos, and no white man, no matter how intelligent he may be, can ever understand Louis Armstrong and the music of the Congo." - Frantz Fanon

"Without discipline and detachment, an actor is an emotional slob, spilling his insides out. This abandonment is having an unfortunate vogue. It is tasteless, formless, absurd. Without containment there is no art. All this vomiting and wheezing and bursting at the seams is no more great acting than the convulsions of raving maniacs." - Bette Davis

"In no other field has the world yet paid so dearly for the abandonment of nineteenth-century liberalism as in the field where the retreat began: in international relations. Yet only a small part of the lesson which experience ought to have taught us has been learned." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"People who think that grammar is just a collection of rules and restrictions are wrong. If you get to like it, grammar reveals the hidden meaning of history, hides disorder and abandonment, links things and brings opposites together. Grammar is a wonderful way of organising the world how you'd like it to be." - Delphine de Vigan

"Abandonment of slavery is also the banishment of the chimera of security. The world will not change overnight, and liberation will not happen unless individual women agree to be outcasts, eccentrics, perverts, and whatever the powers-that-be choose to call them." - Germaine Greer

"I cannot think of a single word to describe what we feel. I think we all feel it, to varying degrees. Perhaps in some other language there is a word for 'the world is terribly wrong.' That feeling of stun and unbelief and abandonment and shock and horror and distress." - David Levithan

"Then there is the matter of my mother's abandonment of me. Again, this is the common experience. They walk ahead of us, and walk too fast, and forget us, they are so lost in thoughts of their own, and soon or late they disappear. The only mystery is that we expect it to be otherwise." - Marilynne Robinson

"There are many who say to the Lord, "I give myself wholly to Thee, without any reserve," but there are few who embrace the practice of this abandonment, which consists in receiving with a certain indifference every sort of event, as it happens in conformity with Divine Providence, as well afflictions as consolations, contempt and reproaches as honor and glory." - Saint Francis De Sales



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