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Abiding Quotes


"Abiding fully means praying much." - Andy Murray

"My abiding theme is separations." - Judith Rossner

"I am pathetically law-abiding." - Caitlin Moran

"I have one abiding religion-human liberty." - Wole Soyinka

"There is no abiding success without commitment." - Tony Robbins

"There's no abiding success without commitment." - Anthony Robbins

"All fruit grows through abiding, not striving." - Bill Johnson

"There's no abiding success without commitment." - Tony Robbins

"If there was more true abiding in Christ, there would be less selfish abiding at home." - James Hudson Taylor

"A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies." - Diogenes of Sinope

"Penetrative insight joined with calm abiding utterly eradicates afflicted states." - Shantideva

"No murderer has eternal life abiding in him." - John The Apostle

"A satyagrahi is nothing if not instinctively law-abiding." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Abiding in peace makes us a threat to any storm." - Bill Johnson

"A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies." - Diogenes

"Affection may be abiding and love may be abiding, but the state of being in love is transitory." - Jo Coudert

"In our nation there are two classes of nobility: the law-abiding workers and the law-abiding employers who sustain each other." - Cullen Hightower

"This bill says go after the criminal, don't go after the law-abiding gun manufacturer or the law-abiding gun seller." - Larry Craig

"...the moving spirit of militancy is deep and abiding reverence for human life." - Emmeline Pankhurst

"Never be hurried out of the relationship of abiding in Him." - Oswald Chambers

"Panic-a deep abiding, free-floating anxiety, often without any reason or logical basis." - Nelson Demille

"I'm a law-abiding man. That is, if there's any law to abide by." - Burl Ives

"Our liberty springs from and depends upon an abiding faith in God." - Ronald Reagan

"Joy emanates out of the abiding sense of God's fierce love for us." - Margaret Feinberg

"We always live prospectively, never retrospectively, and there is no abiding moment." - Hermann Jacobi

"There is a deep, abiding, unshakable satisfaction in a life of complete failure." - Edward Abbey

"There is no true and abiding morality that is not founded in religion." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries." - Luis Bunuel

"The beauty of the picture is an abiding concrete of the painter's vision." - Hartley Coleridge

"Untested faith was rarely strong. Deep, abiding faith was tempered through fire." - Robin Lee

"Daring enthusiasm And abiding cheerfulness Can accomplish everything on earth Without fail." - Sri Chinmoy

"I say the phone records of law abiding citizens are none of their damn business!" - Rand Paul

"Law-abiding people need to be able to own firearms to protect themselves." - Wayne LaPierre

"To be right is more honorable than to be law abiding." - Henry David Thoreau

"There seems to be more abiding interest in unearthing old memos abroad than there is here." - Gwen Ifill

"Murder is not the crime of criminals, but that of law-abiding citizens." - Emmanuel Teney

"We're not lawbreakers, we're law-abiding, and intend to stay that way." - Panayiotis Zavos

"I have always had an abiding interest in that type of female anatomy." - Robert Crumb

"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love." - George Bernard Shaw

"There is simply no room for anti-Semitism in a democratic and law-abiding state." - Aleksander Kwasniewski

"It is the abiding faith of mortals that mortality is a temporary condition." - Robert Breault

"O visionary world, condition strange, Where naught abiding is but only change." - James Russell Lowell

"Faith is the capacity of the soul to perceive the abiding, the invisible in the visible." - Leo Baeck

"I've been a law-abiding citizen ever since I grew up in the Bronx, New York." - Wesley Snipes

"Blatant attempts to attack a constitutionally guaranteed right and a law-abiding industry." - Rob Bishop

"Like all other law-abiding Americans, I fully support legal immigration." - Ted Nugent

"I have acquired a deep and abiding respect for all those engaged in the difficult business of commerce." - Kenneth Clarke

"There was the single abiding certainty that they would never be at a loss for things to carry." - Tim O'Brien

"We must have sweeping, generous immigration reform, make existing law- abiding Hispanics welcome. Most are hard working family people." - Rupert Murdoch

"No art form points like poetry to this originality of language as to its essential and abiding concern." - Thomas Harrison

"Patience is the training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed." - Pema Chodron

"The enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and abiding practice of any western society." - Robert Kennedy

"Ours is an abiding faith in the cause of human freedom. We know it is God's cause." - Thomas E. Dewey

"My abiding faith in the American people is undiminished. That's still what drives me every single day." - Barack Obama

"Mere pleasure is at best but fleeting; happiness is abiding, for in the recollection thereof is renewed." - James E. Talmage

"Humor, warm and all-embracing as the sunshine, bathes its objects in a genial and abiding light." - Edwin Percy Whipple

"A government that does not trust it's law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is itself unworthy of trust." - James Madison

"How dare politicians continue to pass insane laws forcing good, law-abiding people to be defenseless and helpless." - Ted Nugent

"I know - from personal experience - that abiding values and abundant visions are learned in the homes of our people." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Ultimately, the goal of personal Bible study is a transformed life and a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ." - Kay Arthur

"Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form." - Patanjali

"He was once asked what a friend is, and his answer was, One soul abiding in two bodies." - Diogenes Laertius

"Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." - William Butler Yeats

"Throughout my life I have taken detours in acting and writing, but art remains my abiding passion." - Gloria Vanderbilt

"As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government." - Theodore Bikel

"Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused." - Richard Perle

"Armed and law-abiding citizens are a greater deterrent to violent crime than 1,000 laws passed by Congress." - Rick Perry

"The time has come to end the deadly experiment of disarming peaceable, law-abiding citizens near schools." - Steve Stockman

"A continuum links peaceful law-abiding ideological Muslims at one end and murderous jihadists at the other." - Melanie Phillips

"Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms." - Rabindranath Tagore

"If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ." - Charles Spurgeon

"Swiftly the brain becomes an enchanted loom, where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern-always a meaningful pattern-though never an abiding one." - Charles Scott Sherrington

"Love and friendship, two of life's abiding rewards, are endangered species in Hollywood. People crave both, mistaking alliance for friendship, lust for love, and ambition for both." - Lynda Obst

"Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbour to the North." - Peter Jennings

"It is not the bee's touching on the flowers that gathers the honey, but her abiding for a time upon them, and drawing out the sweet." - Joseph Hall

"We must diligently strive to make our young men decent, God-fearing, law-abiding, honor-loving, justice-doing and also fearless and strong." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Taqwaa is not by praying all night and fasting all day but rather it is abiding by the commands of Allah and staying away from His prohibitions." - Umar

"When you abide in the I you're abiding in the ego. The I is really the ego, the small I. It turns into the Self eventually." - Robert Adams

"all we have is our deep and abiding love for each other. We can't loose that or we loose ourselves. If we don't help each other, who will?" - Sarah Addison Allen

"I think that there is just a deep and abiding sexism that's part of your life from the moment that you're conscious as a female." - Liz W. Garcia

"You have an always-expanding, omnipresent surveillance state that's constantly chipping away at the liberties and freedoms of law-abiding Americans." - Ron Wyden

"One of the greatest hinderances of abiding in God is the lack of ability to say NO to people and opportunities" - Mike Bickle

"The fingerprinting requirement affected only law-abiding citizens that want to buy firearms. It had no impact on Baltimore's criminal element at all." - Gregory Kane

"Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy." - Anonymous

"Abiding in the midst of ignorance, thinking themselves wise and learned, fools go aimlessly hither and thither, like blind led by the blind." - Upanishads

"While combat efficiency is a primary function of Shaolin Kung Fu, a more immediate and useful benefit in our law-abiding society is attaining radiant health and vitality." - Wong Kiew Kit

"How well that human potential has been fulfilled over the years by people with a deep and abiding connection to Pennsylvania." - William Schreyer

"It is the abiding concern of thinking people to preserve what keeps men human-to save our contact with nature of which we are a part." - Wallace Stegner

"When you defile the pleasant streams, And the wild bird's abiding place, You massacre a million dreams, And cast your spittle in God's face" - John Drinkwater

"Happiness is the sense that one matters. Happiness is an abiding enthusiasm. Happiness is single-mindedness. Happiness is whole-heartedness. Happiness is a by-product. Happiness is faith." - Sam Shoemaker

"Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy." - Tryon Edwards

"Abiding happiness is not simply a possibility, but a duty all may live above the troubles of life worry is a poison and happiness is a medicine." - Newell Dwight Hillis

"Italians do not regard food as merely fuel. They regard it as medicine for the soul, one of life's abiding pleasures." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

"To this day, America is still the abiding alternative to tyranny. This is our purpose in the world, nothing more and nothing less." - Ronald Reagan

"We looked at the venerable stream not in the vivid flush of a short day that comes and departs forever, but in the august light of abiding memories." - Joseph Conrad

"I have a vision of the whole Church getting nearer to God by abiding by the precepts of the Book of Mormon." - Ezra Taft Benson

"The American way is the way most law-abiding Americans live - in debt. Does this make a balanced budget un-American?" - Cullen Hightower

"The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers' abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual..." - Ronald Reagan

"You know what the [Barack] Obama administration keeps getting wrong is whenever anything bad happens they focus on law-abiding citizens instead of focusing on the bad guys." - Ted Cruz

"Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses...what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"Mountains and rivers at this very moment are the actualization of the world of the ancient Buddhas. Each, abiding in its phenomenal expression, realizes completeness." - Dogen

"I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and believe that law-abiding Americans have the right to self-defense." - Donald Trump

"When you defile the pleasant streams And the wild bird's abiding place, You massacre a million dreams And cast your spittle in God's face." - John Drinkwater

"Men are generally more law-abiding than women.... Women have a feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them." - Diane Johnson

"The past is immortalized; that is to say, it is dead; and death is the root of all godliness and all abiding significance." - Thomas Mann

"Love is the fruit of prayer ... Patiently abiding in prayer signifies a man's renunciation of himself. Therefore the self-denial of the soul turns into love for God." - Isaac Of Nineveh

"Love and grief our hearts dividing, With our tears His feet we bathe; Constant still, in faith abiding, Life deriving from His death." - James Allen

"I've got a very deep and abiding passion about education being far more than buildings and textbooks; it's what children bring into school with them." - Johann Lamont

"A geek is a person, male or female, with an abiding, obsessive, self-effacing, even self-destroying love for something besides status" - D B Weiss

"Ethics are not necessarily to do with being law-abiding. I am very interested in the moral path, doing the right thing." - Kate Atkinson

"Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash." - Cecil Beaton

"I don't think the federal government has any business keeping a list of law-abiding Americans who exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms." - Ted Cruz

"If there is an abiding theme in 'The Pursuit of Happiness,' it is the idea that you come into the world already shaped by other people's past histories." - Douglas Kennedy

"Italians tend to be less rigidly moral and law-abiding than do Anglo-Saxons. They also have a profound suspicion of the state and most of its agencies." - Donna Leon

"An abiding preoccupation for me is how much of our lives are invisible and unknown by other people, like the Chekhov story 'The Lady With the Little Dog.'" - Claire Messud

"As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end." - Adlai E Stevenson

"I'm a very law-abiding citizen, and I've never consciously broken any law. I get nervous just jaywalking in Los Angeles!" - Gillian Jacobs

"If there is one abiding theme in the gym, it's the withering work in the ring. Those not fit do not survive." - Emanuel Steward

"We know that when law abiding citizens who know how to utilize a firearm have one on their person, it helps prevent crime." - Paul Broun

"There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see." - Vera Brittain

"If we would have our citizens contented and law-abiding, we must not sow the seeds of discontent in childhood by denying children their birthright of play." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The Italians are not passionate: passion has deep reserves. They are easily moved, and often affectionate, but they rarely have any abiding passion of any sort." - D H Lawrence

"Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives." - Thomas S Monson

"The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the cold war, is that the engine of capitalism, the individual, is mightier than any collective." - Rand Paul

"Please is frail like a dewdrop, while it laughs it dies. But sorrow is strong and abiding. Let sorrowful love wake in your eyes." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Abiding in Jesus isn't fixing our attention on Christ, but it is being one with Him... A man is abiding just as much when he is sleeping for Jesus, as when he is awake and working for Jesus. Oh, it is a very sweet thing to have one's mind just resting there." - Hudson Taylor

"Being blocked, being uncertain, sitting there not knowing, waiting, abiding with it: this is the work. If you don't have the tolerance for that you're in great trouble. If you want to call it a writer's block... that doesn't seem a very useful name for that kind of abiding that I think is the essence of the work." - Jonathan Lethem

"Of all the joyous motives of school life, the love of knowledge is the only abiding one; the only one which determines the scale, so to speak, upon which the person will hereafter live." - Charlotte Mason

"They see that who they are is the silence in which sound is happening, the spaciousness in which movement occurs. This kind of recognition, whether fleeting or abiding, is called an awakening." - Arjuna Ardagh

"God does not work salvation for fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin vigorously... Do not for a moment imagine that this life is the abiding place of justice; sin must be committed." - Martin Luther

"If were going to change the laws, lets change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens." - John Dingell

"The key fallacy of so called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available." - Thomas Sowell

"Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law." - Margaret Thatcher

"Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit, in every work of art; since the author of it was not misled by anything short- livedor local, but abode by real and abiding traits." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have strongly supported the right to keep and bear arms. I truly believe that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens makes our families and our communities more safe, not less safe." - Mike Pence

"The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance." - Bryan Miller

"There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed," - Ted Nugent

"If I begin my book with a review of the coup, it is only to show that my abiding interests for Australia did not end with it. They shall end only with a long and fortunate life." - Gough Whitlam

"How can we hope to retain our freedom through the generations if we fail to teach our young that our liberty springs from an abiding faith in our Creator?" - Jonathan Falwell

"WHILE A MANS BATTLE against himself is undoubtedly at the heart of golfs abiding appeal, the setting in which it is played is, for most golfers, one of the most wonderful things about it." - Herbert Wind

"Because the Scriptures say that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him, we need not conclude that a murderer cannot be saved. He can be if he will come to Christ and receive Him as Savior." - Theodore Epp

"One who is by nature daring and is suffering from poverty will not long be law-abiding. Indeed, any men, save those that are truly good, if their sufferings are very great, will be likely to rebel." - Confucius

"True salvation always produces an abiding change of nature in a true convert. Therefore, whenever holiness of life does not accompany a confession of conversion, it must be understood that this individual is not a Christian." - Jonathan Edwards

"The Portal of God is nonexistence. All things sprang from nonexistence. Existence could not make existence existence. It must have proceeded from nonexistence, and nonexistence and nothing are one. Herein is the abiding place of the sage." - Zhuangzi

"Apart from life, a strong constitusion and an abiding connection to the Thembu royal house, the only thing my father bestowed upon me at birth was a name, Rolihlahla" - Nelson Mandela

"The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God ... Never let a hurried lifestyle disturb the relationship of abiding in Him. This is an easy thing to allow, but we must guard against it." - Oswald Chambers

"No conventional therapy can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world." - Marianne Williamson

"a real man is happy and eager to live by your rules, as long as he knows what the rules are and he's sure that abiding by those rules will help keep the woman he loves happy" - Steve Harvey

"Unless education promotes character making, unless it helps men to be more moral, more just to their fellows, more law abiding, more discriminatingly patriotic and public spirited, it is not worth the trouble taken to furnish it." - William Howard Taft



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