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Unbecoming Quotes


"Whining is just unbecoming." - Maya Angelou

"Remember what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak of." - Socrates

"It's unbecoming," she agreed. "A perfect word for my new life. Unbecoming. I who have always been unbecoming am becoming un." - Gregory Maguire

"Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence." - Sir Fulke Greville

"It is unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly." - Pope John Paul Ii

"It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims." - Aristotle

"I am a man, nothing that is human do I think unbecoming in me." - Terence

"Men of wit, learning and virtue might strike out every offensive or unbecoming passage from plays." - Jonathan Swift

"Levity of behavior, always a weakness, is far more unbecoming in a woman than a man." - William Penn

"The secret of life is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming." - Oscar Wilde

"Of all violent passions, the least unbecoming to a woman is love." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"There is nothing in the whole world so unbecoming to a woman as a Nonconformist conscience." - Oscar Wilde

"The secret of remaining young is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming." - Oscar Wilde

"Generally speaking, I think it is unbecoming to act as a national hero, wave hands and so on." - Vitaly Scherbo

"Against my protests a mausoleum was built on the Red Square, a monument unbecoming and offensive to the revolutionary consciousness." - Leon Trotsky

"The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not." - Albert Schweitzer

"There is nothing more unbecoming a man of quality than to laugh ... 'tis such a vulgar expression of the passion!" - William Congreve

"No one should ever know where conduct ends and acting begins. Conduct unbecoming. That's what acting is." - Peter Otoole

"A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable." - Billy Graham

"He is a good man, who can receive a gift well. We are either glad or sorry at a gift, and both emotions are unbecoming." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"(Macbeth:) Here's our chief guest. (Lady Macbeth:) If he had been forgotten, It had been as a gap in our great feast, And all-thing unbecoming." - William Shakespeare

"No thought of flight, None of retreat, no unbecoming deed That argued fear; each on himself relied, As only in his arm the moment lay Of victory." - John Milton

"Nothing is more unbecoming to a teacher of the Word than flippancy. He must be serious and should not act like a clown." - Martin Luther

"Religion is the eldest sister of philosophy: on whatever subjects they may differ, it is unbecoming in either to quarrel, and most so about their inheritance." - Walter Savage Landor

"That decision to use basically all white models reveals a trait that is unbecoming to modern society. It can no longer be accepted." - Bethann Hardison

"Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with gods." - Alfred Tennyson

"If you have assumed a character above your strength, you have both acted in this matter in an unbecoming way, and you have neglected that which you might have fulfilled." - Epictetus

"A proud woman who has learned to submit carries all her pride to the reinforcement of her submission, and looks down with severe superiority on all feminine assumption as unbecoming." - George Eliot

"People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another. It is not fair, to treat people as if they are finished beings. Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming." - Kathleen Winter

"However, I think anything is better than high intellectual pressure. That is the most unbecoming thing there is. It makes the noses of the young girls so particularly large." - Oscar Wilde

"Personal size and mental sorrow have certainly no necessary proportions. A large bulky figure has a good a right to be in deep affliction, as the most graceful set of limbs in the world. But, fair or not fair, there are unbecoming conjunctions, which reason will pa tronize in vain,-which taste cannot tolerate,-which ridicule will seize." - Jane Austen

"I shall stick to our vow: never, never under any circumstances, to say anything unbecoming of the other...The trouble, of course, is that most successful men are prone to some form of vanity. There comes a stage in their lives when they consider it permissible to be egotistic and to brag to the public at large about their unique achievements." - Nelson Mandela

"The choreographed standing and clapping of one side of the room - while the other side sits - is unbecoming of a serious institution and the message that it sends is that even on a night when the president is addressing the entire nation, we in Congress cannot sit as one, but must be divided as two." - Mark Udall

"It is equally vain," she thought, "for you to think you can protect me, or for me to think I can worship you. The light of truth beats upon us without shadow, and the light of truth is damnably unbecoming to us both." - Virginia Woolf

"A craftsman knows in advance what the finished result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it. But it is unbecoming in an artist to talk about inspiration; that is the reader's business." - W H Auden

"I think an appeal to arms and to brute force is unbecoming the age in which we live. Would to God that the time had come when there should be no war, and that religion and peace should reign throughout the world." - Robert Anderson

"Americans must outgrow the unbecoming arrogance that leads us to assert that America somehow owns a monopoly on goodness and truth - a belief that leads some to view the world as but a stage on which to play out the great historical drama: the United States of America versus the Powers of Evil." - Feisal Abdul Rauf

"As an occupation in declining years, I declare I think saving is useful, amusing and not unbecoming. It must be a perpetual amusement. It is a game that can be played by day, by night, at home and abroad, and at which you must win in the long run. . . . What an interest it imparts to life!." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Judges... are picked out from the most dextrous lawyers, who are grown old or lazy, and having been biased all their lives against truth or equity, are under such a fatal necessity of favoring fraud, perjury and oppression, that I have known several of them to refuse a large bribe from the side where justice lay, rather than injure the faculty by doing any thing unbecoming their nature in office." - Jonathan Swift

"The decisions we make, individually and personally, become the fabric of our lives. That fabric will be beautiful or ugly according to the threads of which it is woven. I wish to say particularly to the young men who are here that you cannot indulge in any unbecoming behavior without injury to the beauty of the fabric of your lives. Immoral acts of any kind will introduce an ugly thread. Dishonesty of any kind will create a blemish. Foul and profane language will rob the pattern of its beauty." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Now in regard to trades and other means of livelihood, which ones are to be considered becoming to a gentleman and which ones are vulgar, we have been taught, in general, as follows. First, those means of livelihood are rejected as undesirable which incur people's ill-will, as those of tax-gatherers and usurers. Unbecoming to a gentleman, too, and vulgar are the means of livelihood of all hired workmen whom we pay for mere manual labour, not for artistic skill; for in their case the very wage they receive is a pledge of their slavery." - Marcus Tullius Cicero