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Unacceptable Quotes


"The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism." - Edward Heath

"Apathy is the acceptance of the unacceptable." - John Stott

"A Warrior never accepts what is unacceptable." - Paulo Coelho

"Intuitionism is not constructive, perfectionism is unacceptable." - John Rawls

"The status quo is simply unacceptable." - Brad Henry

"Being right too soon is socially unacceptable." - Robert A Heinlein

"Racism is unacceptable in the real world, and it's unacceptable online." - Fka Twigs

"The moral dilemma is to make peace with the unacceptable" - May Sarton

"Americans have mastered the art of living with the unacceptable." - Breyten Breytenbach

"Left hand path magick is generally socially unacceptable." - Nikolas Schreck

"Being wrong is acceptable, but staying wrong is totally unacceptable." - Jack D. Schwager

"Accept me for what I am, completely unacceptable." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"No is an unacceptable answer. I'm allergic to no." - Debbi Fields

"Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism." - Terry Eagleton

"It is unacceptable, it is forbidden, to harm the innocent." - Hassan Nasrallah

"The Lord that I serve says the impossible is unacceptable." - Stevie Wonder

"A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable." - Robert Fripp

"To admit guilt for nonexistent crimes is unacceptable to me." - Mikhail Khodorkovsky

"We're the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff." - Peter Buck

"Unwarranted search and seizure by the government officials was unacceptable to the American revolutionaries. Shouldn't it be unacceptable in the digital age, too?" - Heather Brooke

"As society has changed, what had formerly been unacceptable has become colourful." - Iggy Pop

"Kitsch excludes everything from its purview which is essentially unacceptable in human existence" - Milan Kundera

"The invasions are totally unacceptable and should be stopped forthwith by whoever is doing it," - Gideon Gono

"Though shyness per se was unacceptable, reserve was a mark of good breeding." - Susan Cain

"early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"It's unacceptable that consumers are punished on their telephone bill simply for crossing a border." - Viviane Reding

"Unacceptable, maybe. But not unthinkable. Nothing's unthinkable once somebody's thought it." - Robert Silverberg

"Almost everywhere, climate change denial now looks as stupid and as unacceptable as Holocaust denial." - George Monbiot

"With a cheery delicacy she divided my obsessions into three categories: acceptable, unacceptable, and hilarious." - Steve Martin

"Maybe something that's acceptable in your teens or 20s is unacceptable in your 30s or 40s" - Eva Mendes

"Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world." - Eckhart Tolle

"Accept the fact that you are accepted, despite the fact that you are unacceptable." - Paul Tillich

"It's unacceptable to tour using non-environmentally friendly fuel when there are alternatives." - KT Tunstall

"A president of the United States should not have a racist at his side - unacceptable." - Hillary Clinton

"There are levels of poverty in South Africa that are totally unacceptable." - Desmond Tutu

"The loss of free will I find unacceptable - what most of us refer to as rights." - Kristin Bauer Van Straten

"Its unacceptable to me, both as an American and as a human being." - Margaret Cho

"Accept what you can not change-change that which is unacceptable." - Jennifer Fallon

"It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially." - Lauren Bacall

"I always said that Wahhabism is unacceptable for the Chechen nation." - Akhmad Kadyrov

"If my life wasn't funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable." - Carrie Fisher

"Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable." - Denis Waitley

"It is totally unacceptable that there are countries with no paediatric cardiac surgeries." - Magdi Yacoub

"If I were to say you are crazy, what part of that would you find unacceptable?" - Daisy Donovan

"You take unacceptable risk, you have to be prepared to face the consequence." - Carly Fiorina

"The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable." - Alberto Fujimori

"Scissors, screwdrivers and the like pose an unacceptable risk to flight crews as well passengers." - Dave Reichert

"Because I have a little bit more, that means I'm better than you? No. Unacceptable." - Mariano Rivera

"Maybe something that's acceptable in your teens or 20s is unacceptable in your 30s or 40s." - Eva Mendes

"We're no longer in the Cold War. Eavesdropping on friends is unacceptable." - Vladimir Putin

"I still don't know how to cook and that's just unacceptable." - Mo Rocca

"The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable." - Paul Tillich

"All you must do is accept all that is unacceptable to you." - Cheri Huber

"We hate guys who date more than one woman at a time. I've always believed that what's unacceptable in one sex should, by definition, be unacceptable in the other." - Candace Bushnell

"It is unacceptable that immigrants, including children, are shackled and detained in deplorable conditions. And it is unacceptable that already this year immigrants have died by the dozens in the California desert or in other parts of the Southwest." - Roger Mahony

"We need a new global culture that finds the existence of millions of thirsty people thoroughly and immediately unacceptable." - Jean-Michel Cousteau

"I have grown used to the fact that public repentance is the most unacceptable option for the modern politician." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"I guess there isn't a rule book for what might be unacceptable to do to another human being." - Suzanne Collins

"It is unacceptable that more than 1 billion people are hungry every day while another billion are obese." - Paul Polman

"Everyday we are going to fight lazy and soft. It's completely unacceptable. You have to be demanding" - George Karl

"I guess there is' a rule book for what might be unacceptable to do to another human being." - Suzanne Collins

"Hey there.' I cleared my throat. 'How are you?' I'm engaged!' Incidentally, this is an unacceptable answer to that question." - Sloane Crosley

"I have nothing against Bosniaks/Islam, but it is the desire to direct political processes that is completely unacceptable." - Milorad Dodik

"I have no trouble publishing in Soviet astrophysical journals, but my work is unacceptable to the American astrophysical journals." - Hannes Alfven

"New ideas are not only the enemies of old ones; they also appear often in an extremely unacceptable form." - Carl Jung

"I have always believed that socially unacceptable men make much better lovers because they are more sensitive." - Candy Darling

"I was so shocked when Donald Trump publicly invited Putin to hack into Americans. That is just unacceptable." - Hillary Clinton

"Untruth being unacceptable to the mind of man, there is no other defence left for absurdity but obscurity." - John Locke

"People need to make a stand and be clear that trading in ivory is immoral and unacceptable." - Yaya Toure

"Every fictioneer re-invents the world because the facts, things or people of the received world are unacceptable." - Geoffrey Wolff

"For every fatal shooting, there are about 3 non-fatal shootings. Folks, this is unacceptable in America." - George W Bush

"A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America." - William Lacy Clay Jr

"It is unacceptable for passengers to be stranded in planes on the tarmac for hours on end." - Anthony Foxx

"We feel it's unacceptable to be fat, when it has nothing to do with who the person actually is." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"Loving everything about yourself - even the 'unacceptable' - is an act of personal power. It is the beginning of healing." - Christiane Northrup

"We want to make it socially, morally, politically and religiously unacceptable to have substandard housing and homelessness." - Millard Fuller

"Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable, whatever the reason might be." - Ahmet Necdet Sezner

"I'm an Afro-realist. I take what comes, and I do my best to affect what is unacceptable in society." - Wole Soyinka

"Women do kids. Women do cooking. Women doing everything. And yet, their position in society is totally unacceptable." - Mo Ibrahim

"The problem is that it takes physicians so long to accept a radical change. And the lag is unacceptable." - Eric Topol

"The idea of having to conform to someone else's ideal is unacceptable. I'm gonna be me. And if I can't be me, then I'd rather not do it." - Lenny Kravitz

"These last few years we've seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power." - Trey Gowdy

"All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as means to settle disputes between and among nations, groups and persons." - Dalai Lama

"Euthanasia is a grave violation of the law of God, since it is the deliberate and morally unacceptable killing of a human person." - Pope John Paul Ii

"If both sides reduced their long-range missiles by 50%, SDI would be an unacceptable threat to the remaining Soviet rocket forces." - Sergey Akhromeyev

"Currently a level of unemployment of 7% or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation." - William Vickrey

"Those called to the service of governance in the church need to have a strong sense of justice, so that any form of injustice becomes unacceptable." - Pope Francis

"Even within the seemingly most unacceptable and painful situation is concealed a deeper good, and within every disaster is contained the seed of grace." - Eckhart Tolle

"Leaders who practice the Law of Victory believe that anything less than success is unacceptable. And they have no Plan B." - John C Maxwell

"A person who has not made peace with his losses is likely to accept gambles that would be unacceptable to him otherwise." - Daniel Kahneman

"If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity." - Eckhart Tolle

"We have not yet made violence against women abnormal, extraordinary, unacceptable. We have not yet come to see it as a pathological issue." - Eve Ensler

"The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable" - Barbara Mikulski

"We deny the parts of ourselves that we deem unacceptable rather than accepting the fact that we're all less than perfect." - Richard Carlson

"The generation now coming out of Western schools is unable to distinguish good from bad. Even those words are unacceptable. This results in impaired thinking ability." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable." - Mikhail Saakashvili

"It is unacceptable to risk the lives of American soldiers and sailors merely to accommodate the sexual lifestyles of certain individuals." - Larry Craig

"...180 million kids are engaged in the worst forms of child labour. Put it all together and it is not only morally unacceptable, but politically dangerous." - Juan Somavia

"We, the people, do have the power to stop [the] tragic waste of resources if we regard it as socially unacceptable to waste food." - Tristram Stuart

"Any outcome, any deal that doesn't preserve the freedom and openness of the internet for consumers and entrepreneurs will be unacceptable." - Julius Genachowski

"Our great country is rich and abundant in so many ways. It is totally unacceptable to me that we have children and families going hungry!" - Diane Ladd

"A situation where people can grow old without having a job that rewards them individually while adding to the collective well-being is morally unacceptable." - Franco Modigliani

"Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits are unacceptable, and they shouldn't be put on the table by Democrats for any reason." - Russ Feingold

"David Jolly is the only Republican I could find who`s really saying Donald Trump, you`re out, forget it, this is unacceptable, this is beyond the pale." - Rachel Maddow

"I regard it as ethically unacceptable and impractical to censor any aspect of trying to understand the nature of our world." - Lewis Wolpert

"Attachments to older forms of worship may be comfortable, but they may contain elements of falsehood that make them unacceptable to God." - Max Anders

"Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. And for them to be able to provide nuclear technology to non-state actors, that's unacceptable." - Barack Obama

"If a mother or a caregiver does not have a job that pays a living wage and they cannot afford child care, that is unacceptable." - Nina Turner

"At the current pace of change, we won't have universal access to education in 100 years, let alone five, and that is unacceptable." - Shakira

"I certainly think it's important to speak up and say how unacceptable Donald Trump is. I'm always more than willing to do that." - Paul Wolfowitz

"Many modern scholars have found the asceticism expressed in Plato unacceptable; it does not sound like the advice of a reasonable man in the Cartesian tradition." - Thomas McEvilley

"I know the drill. [Republicans] say Donald Trump is not a Republican. They say he's a Trojan horse or he's unacceptable or he's uncouth or whatever they say." - Rush Limbaugh

"Hillary Clinton continues to say Donald Trump's unacceptable, he doesn't have the character to be president. He is saying - continues saying she needs to be in prison." - David Brooks

"Setting aside human rights and international law to have an agenda of war and killing and occupation to me is totally unacceptable." - Mairead Corrigan

"I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing." - Alice Koller

"If both sides reduced their long-range missiles by 50%, SDI would be an unacceptable threat to the remaining Soviet rocket forces." - Sergei Akhromeyev

"That's the way it is is unacceptable. If I'd accepted that mentality I'd never be where I am today. Expect something better. Fight for it.*" - Kambri Crews

"It is the unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism, but one should not suggest that the whole of British industry consists of practices of this kind." - Edward Heath

"If you had a friend who was a tightrope walker, and you were walking down a sidewalk, and he fell, that would be completely unacceptable." - Mitch Hedberg

"Any attempt to wriggle, especially from leadership candidates who campaigned to leave the EU by focusing on immigration, will be unacceptable to the public." - Theresa May

"Nobody is born a drug addict or a homosexual. Christians may be performing in these unacceptable ways, but that's not who they are. It's an identity issue." - Tony Evans

"It is the unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism, but one should not suggest that the whole of British industry consists of practices of this kind." - William Randolph Hearst

"The fact that women are paid 73 cents on the dollar for work equivalent to work being done by men is unacceptable in America." - John Edwards

"There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior." - Fran Lebowitz

"It's true across the U.K. that those who had least to do with causing the economic crisis are carrying the heaviest burden. That's unacceptable." - Johann Lamont

"The argument that someone is a bad man is an inadequate argument for war and certainly an inadequate and unacceptable argument for regime change." - John Major

"It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive." - Ingrid Newkirk

"According to the world standards, following the prophet may be unpopular, politically incorrect or socially unacceptable, but following the prophet is always right," - Carol F. McConkie

"Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable." - Mikheil Saakashvili

"Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation." - William Vickrey

"I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get." - Christiane Amanpour

"My life has been immensely enriched by gay mentors, colleagues and friends, and any discrimination and persecution of gay people is unacceptable." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work, poor performance, and unacceptable products is the height of government waste and mismanagement." - Jim Gibbons

"It's unacceptable to just sit on the couch and say I'm not doing anything. You've got to get out and do everything you can." - Owen Hart

"These guys were the real owners of the country, and for them to discuss with this young guy who becomes a member of the government was absolutely unacceptable." - Anatoly Chubais

"I find the fact that more than 750,000 children still die every year around the world because of severe dehydration due to diarrhea unacceptable." - Chelsea Clinton

"The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable." - Barbara Mikulski

"Game studios, developers, and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable." - Anita Sarkeesian

"The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror." - Richard Perle

"Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President's budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful." - Solomon Ortiz

"All attempts to appease the Nazis between 1934 and 1939 through various agreements and pacts were morally unacceptable and politically senseless, harmful and dangerous." - Vladimir Putin

"I'm not sure I'm trying to communicate a message. I'm just trying to be part of the movement away from the unacceptable present." - Wole Soyinka

"It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads." - Eric Cantona

"It is unacceptable that someone can work full time - and work hard - and not be able to lift themselves out of poverty." - Sherrod Brown

"John Paul II made it clear that... liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable." - Claudio Hummes

"There is clearly a constituency that appreciates the message that Google is sending, that it finds the Chinese government's attitude to the Internet and censorship unacceptable." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"Women in Africa are really the pillar of the society, are the most productive segment of society, actually. Women do kids. Women do cooking. Women doing everything. And yet, their position in society is totally unacceptable. And the way African men treat African women is total unacceptable." - Mo Ibrahim

"The message [of Donald Trump] is that that type of thing happening. Let's focus on what happened.What happened was the murder, the murder of this person pushing a stroller, it's unacceptable in an American city to continue to have this level of violence and the level of violence in Chicago is unacceptable." - Chris Christie

"Another phenomenon developing in Kenya is ethnic cleansing - and that's the thing that has made me very sad. Because some people will use the cover of the problems of rigged elections to do things that are unacceptable like ethnic cleansing and displacement of people. It's completely unacceptable." - Ngugi wa Thiong'o

"But I always liked the fact that you get these totally unacceptable images, but they're taken by a really expensive photographer, with great light, and in terms of the quality of the photograph it's a great photograph, but in terms of imagery it's unacceptable, and I like that contradiction." - Damien Hirst



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