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"Dying is not difficult, yielding is impossible." - Jane Swisshelm

"Yielding, like ice about to melt." - Laozi

"Yielding is the manner of the Way." - Laozi

"Yielding is the way of the Tao." - Laozi

"The yielding marble of her snowy breast." - Edmund Waller

"The yielding of the weak is the concession to fear." - Edmund Burke

"Principles have a way of yielding to power." - Bette Lord

"I deal with temptation by yielding to it." - Mark Twain

"Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - John Fletcher Moulton

"Yield to him who opposes you; by yielding you conquer." - Ovid

"Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - John Fletcher

"All our reasoning boils down to yielding to sentiment." - Blaise Pascal

"The old order changes yielding place to new." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"There is a cure for temptation. What? Yielding to it." - Honore De Balzac

"Valour that parlies is neare yeelding. [Valor that parleys is near yielding.]" - George Herbert

"Yielding to emotions such as anger or hurt or defensiveness will drive away the Holy Ghost." - Richard G Scott

"The female always surpasses the male with stillness. In her stillness she is yielding." - Laozi

"By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected." - Dale Carnegie

"Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise," - Pope Francis

"Instead of yielding to idle conversation it might profit one to cultivate silence and contemplation." - Clarence Darrow

"Yielding to Jesus will break every form of slavery in any human life." - Oswald Chambers

"The life that counts blessings discovers its yielding more than it seems." - Ann Voskamp

"Temptations can be got rid of.' 'How?' 'By yielding to them." - Honore De Balzac

"Genuine victories, the sole conquests yielding no remorse, are those gained over ignorance." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I can wade through contrast and give birth to desires without yielding my Well Being." - Esther Hicks

"Yielding more wholesome food than all the messes That now taste-curious wanton plenty dresses." - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

"My implicit faith in nonviolence does mean yielding to minorities when they are really weak." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Art is an attempt to understand, yielding pleasure in the attempt whether or not we understand." - Robert Breault

"Being bridled, or yielding obediently to restraint, is necessary for our personal growth and progression." - James E Faust

"Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims." - George Henry Lewes

"Spade! Thou art a tool of honor in my hands. I press thee, through a yielding soil, with pride." - William Wordsworth

"Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death. The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life." - Laozi

"Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong." - Laozi

"The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward." - Joseph Campbell

"The practice of diplomacy, I have found, is sometimes like eating soup with a fork: much activity yielding little nourishment." - Sheri S Tepper

"Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life." - Eckhart Tolle

"Even when exercising their greatest duplicity, women are always sincere because they are yielding to some natural feeling." - Honore De Balzac

"Not all powers are spectacular." Hestia looked at me. "Sometimes the hardest power to master is the power of yielding." - Rick Riordan

"Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy." - Marie Reid

"A diplomat should be yielding and supple as a liana that can be bent but not broken." - Proverbs

"Education has to cultivate humility and discipline, but today it is yielding a harvest of pride and envy." - Sai Baba

"Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in." - Billy Sunday

"Profound changes to how children access vast information is yielding new forms of peer-to-peer and individual-guided learning." - Sugata Mitra

"Nothing on earth is so weak and yielding as water, but for breaking down the firm and strong it has no equal." - Laozi

"The old order changeth, yielding place to new, and god fulfills himself in many ways, lest one good custom should corrupt the world." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"There is a certain delicacy which in yielding conquers; and with a pitiful look makes one find cause to crave help one's self." - Philip Sidney

"Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding." - Bette Davis

"We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep." - Elizabeth II

"Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs." - David Holmgren

"Perhaps all a Tsaritsa is is a beautiful cold girl in the snow, looking down at someone wretched, and not yielding." - Catherynne M Valente

"The older order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world." - Alfred Tennyson

"How her fingers went when they moved by note Through measures fine, as she marched them o'er The yielding plank of the ivory floor." - Benjamin Franklin Taylor

"If your hunch proves a good one, you were inspired; if it proves bad, you are guilty of yielding to thoughtless impulse." - Beryl Markham

"When a person, yielding to God and believing the truth of God, is filled with the Spirit of God, even his faintest whisper will be worship." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"There is nothing new about humanism. It is the yielding to Satan's first temptation of Adam and Eve: "Ye shall be as gods." (Gen. 3:5)" - Billy Graham

"The Japanese have a word for it. It's Judo - the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of Judo is, "Yes dear"." - J. P. McEvoy

"I will not yield to any man contrary to what is right, for fear of death, even if I should die at once for not yielding." - Socrates

"Most women wish to feel that their spirit has been violated. Do they not, indeed, flatter themselves on never yielding save to force?" - Honore De Balzac

"The living are soft and yielding; the dead are rigid and stiff. Living plants are flexible and tender; the dead are brittle and dry." - Laozi

"We were given our agency. We must use it wisely and remain close to the Spirit; otherwise, we foolishly find ourselves yielding to the enticements of the adversary." - Boyd K. Packer

"That the soft overcomes the hard, and the yielding overcomes the resistant, is a fact known by all, but practiced by few." - Laozi

"Fanciful spiritualizing, so far from yielding God's meaning, actually obscured it. The literal sense is itself the spiritual sense, coming from God and leading to Him." - J I Packer

"Torch songs are confessions. They are an expression of feeling that cannot be concealed or contained or minimized. They are marked by anguish, yes, but also by yielding." - Melissa Febos

"I'm happy with the way everything turned out. Even the mistakes we've made I wouldn't take back because they ended up yielding something good." - Jeff Rosenstock

"Unidentified Congressman: Will the gentleman yield? Norton: I will not yield, sir! The District of Columbia has spent two hundred and six years yielding!" - Eleanor Holmes Norton

"Pleasant, a steed in a leather halter; Also pleasant, alliance with a king. Pleasant, the hero that destroys not the yielding; Also pleasant, the splendid Cymraec language." - Taliesin

"In Dante the hero would rather flee and renounce the tempting embrace instead of yielding to his desires and enduring the attendant dangers." - Peter Weiss

"The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world." - Alfred Tennyson

"The old order changeth yielding place to new, And God fulfills himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world." - Alfred Tennyson

"Thoughts which come at a call Are no better than if they came not at all Neither flower nor fruit, Yielding no root For plant, shrub, or tree." - Margaret Fuller

"By yielding its imagination to the forms around it, has the church, like ancient Israel, lost the ability to be an alternative people of God?" - Skye Jethani

"And slowly answer'd Arthur from the barge: 'The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways." - Alfred Tennyson

"In Dante the hero would rather flee and renounce the tempting embrace instead of yielding to his desires and enduring the attendant dangers." - Peter Weiss

"If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past." - Dean Acheson

"We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep." - Queen Elizabeth II

"Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding." - Quentin Crisp

"A diamond, which is the hardest of stones, not yielding unto steel, emery or any other thing, is yet made soft by the blood of a goat." - Thomas Browne

"We may be excused for not always being bright, but we are not excused for not being gracious, yielding and considerate." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest!" - John Buchanan Robinson

"Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God." - George Whitefield

"Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it." - Laozi

"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong." - Laozi

"Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it." - Lao Tzu

"While there have been great technological advances in the study of the brain, yielding enormous amounts of data on its physical and psychological characteristics, the old problem of relating mind to brain in a reasonable fashion remains unaccomplished." - Michael Gazzaniga

"It was the momentary yielding of a nature that had been disappointed from the dawn of its perceptions, but had not quite given up all its hopeful yearnings yet." - Charles Dickens

"A good civilisation spreads over us freely like a tree, varying and yielding because it is alive. A bad civilisation stands up and sticks out above us like an umbrella-artificial, mathematical in shape; not merely universal, but uniform." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Luxury, that alluring pest with fair forehead, which, yielding always to the will of the body, throws a deadening influence over the senses, and weakens the limbs more than the drugs of Circe's cup." - Claudius Claudianus

"It is the purity of man's heart and mind, and his innocent and faithful approach to action with the purpose of all good to everyone, which really succeeds in yielding maximum results with minimum effort." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"The two go hand in hand like a dance: chance flirts with necessity, randomness with determinism. To be sure, it is from this interchange that novelty and creativity arise in Nature, thereby yielding unique forms and novel structures." - Eric Chaisson

"The Communist Manifesto was correct but we see the privileges of the capitalist bourgeoisie yielding to democratic organizations. In my judgment success lies in a steady [peaceful] advance [rather] than in a catastrophic crash." - Eduard Bernstein

"Here again we witness the single outcome of a worldwide process, with East and West yielding the same results, and once again for the same reason: Men have forgotten God." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"The egotist is all surface; underneath is a pulpy mess and a lot of self-doubt. But the egoist may be yielding and even deferential in things he doesn't consider important; in anything that touches his core he is remorseless." - Robertson Davies

"Any fool can try to defend his mistakes - and most fools do - but it gives one a feeling of nobility to admit one's mistakes. By fighting, you never get enough, but by yielding, you get more than you expected." - Lawrence G Lovasik

"The great secret both of health and successful industry is the absolute yielding up of one's consciousness to the business and diversion of the hour - never permitting the one to infringe in the least degree upon the other." - Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi

"We must beware of yielding to the pressure of a spirit of cowardly conformity which proclaims itself everybody's friend in the hope that everybody will obligingly return the compliment." - Antonin Sertillanges

"When we understand the outside of things, we think we have them. Yet the Lord puts his things in subdefined, suggestive shapes, yielding no satisfactory meaning to the mere intellect, but unfolding themselves to the conscience and heart." - George Macdonald

"It was mild monsters like these that made Jack the Ripper go after young women, she decided: who could tolerate yielding the world to someone who behaved as if she had given birth to the very world herself?" - Gregory Maguire

"God leaves to our conscience the choice of the road we decide to follow, and the liberty of yielding to one or another of the opposing influences that act upon us." - Allan Kardec

"We angels are misconceived in the human world. People perceive us as kindly and bountiful; when, in truth, we are about as fluffy, as gentle, as yielding, as rattlesnakes." - Rebecca Lim

"When a large number of organs of the press come to advance along the same track, their influence becomes almost irresistible in the long term, and public opinion, struck always from the same side, ends by yielding under their blows." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"The husband who 'serves' his wife by continually yielding to her desires or her wishes is in fact asking her to do his job for him. He's ignoring his responsibility to lead." - Bob Lepine

"The scientist who yields anything to theology, however slight, is yielding to ignorance and false pretenses, and as certainly as if he granted that a horse-hair put into a bottle of water will turn into a snake." - H L Mencken

"Every farm woodland, in addition to yielding lumber, fuel and posts, should provide its owner a liberal education. This crop of wisdom never fails, but it is not always harvested." - Aldo Leopold

"The conduct of a wise politician is ever suited to the present posture of affairs. Often by foregoing a part he saves the whole, and by yielding in a small matter secures a greater." - Plutarch

"[T]he experience of mystery comes not from expecting it but through yielding all your programs, because your programs are based on fear and desire. Drop them and the radiance comes. (16)" - Joseph Campbell

"I don't know any other way to live but to wake up everyday armed with my convictions, not yielding them to the threat of danger and to the power and force of people who might despise me." - Wole Soyinka

"I do' know any other way to live but to wake up everyday armed with my convictions, not yielding them to the threat of danger and to the power and force of people who might despise me." - Wole Soyinka

"Marxism represents a further vital and creative stage in the maturing of man's universal vision... The nation-state is gradually yielding its sovereignty... More intensive efforts to shape a new world monetary structure will have to be undertaken." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"The essence of pop stardom is immaturity - a wretched little pseudo-musical gift, a development of the capacity to shock, a short-lived notoriety, extreme depression, a yielding to the suicidal impulse." - Anthony Burgess

"Overwhelment is about you not being up to speed with what you told the Universe that you want. The Universe is yielding to you. You're just not ready to receive it right now." - Esther Hicks

"A good civilization spreads over us freely like a tree, varying and yielding because it is alive. A bad civilization stands up and sticks out above us like an umbrella - artificial, mathematical in shape; not merely universal, but uniform." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I could isolate, consciously, little. Everything seemed blurred, yellow-clouded, yielding nothing tangible. Her inept acrostics, maudlin evasions, theopathies - every recollection formed ripples of mysterious meaning. Everything seemed yellowly blurred, illusive, lost." - Vladimir Nabokov

"If at times my eyes are lenses through which the brain explores constellations of feeling my ears yielding like swinging doors admit princes to the corridors into the mind, do not envy me. I have a beast on my back." - Gavin Douglas

"I came to New York, and it was fascinating and intimidating and yielding, and all the stuff it's supposed to be. But whatever the abstract essence I was seeking, I couldn't find exactly that." - Richard Greenberg

"Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace - values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It's the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid." - Kristin Armstrong

"If you are prepared for some risk, junk bonds pay about 5%, but they tend to get whacked when interest rates rise. Same with lower-yielding but higher-quality corporate bonds." - Kenneth Fisher

"I don't know any other way to live but to wake up everyday armed with my convictions, not yielding them to the threat of danger and to the power and force of people who might despise me." - Wole Soyinka

"Rules of conduct which govern men in their relations to one another are being applied in an ever-increasing degree to nations. The battlefield as a place of settlement of disputes is gradually yielding to arbitral courts of justice." - William Howard Taft

"A man who has no love in him is as barren as a cloud with no moisture, a tree with no fruits or a cow yielding no milk; he is ever far from God and can never earn His Grace." - Sathya Sai Baba

"I don't know any other way to live but to wake up every day armed with my convictions, not yielding them to the threat of danger and to the power and force of people who might despise me." - Wole Soyinka

"A strong will deals with the hard facts of life as a sculptor with his marbles, making them facile and yielding to his purposes, and conquering their stubbornness by a greater stubbornness in himself." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"We tend to think of consecration only as yielding up, when divinely directed, our material possessions. But ultimate consecration is the yielding up of oneself to God. Heart, soul, and mind were the encompassing words of Christ in describing the first commandment, which is constantly, not periodically, operative (see Matt. 22:37). If kept, then our performances will, in turn, be fully consecrated for the lasting welfare of our souls (see 2 Ne. 32:9)." - Neal A Maxwell

"The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea, however fundamental it may seem to be, for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable. To be sure, theology is always yielding a little to the progress of knowledge, and only a Holy Roller in the mountains of Tennessee would dare to preach today what the popes preached in the Thirteenth Century, but this yielding is always done grudgingly, and thus lingers a good while behind the event." - H L Mencken

"Men are born soft and supple; dead, they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail." - Laozi

"Oh! if people were but acquainted with piety, they would not fear it so much, or give it so unattractive a character; 'tis the balm of life, and perhaps in the world it is believed to consist of bitterness, harshness, uncouthness; but, take my word for it, nothing is more gentle, more yielding, more loving than a pious soul." - Eugenie de Guerin

"In our competitive world we're taught to never quit trying, never give up, and never give in - so we don't hear much about surrendering. If winning is everything, surrendering is unthinkable. Even Christians would rather talk about winning, succeeding, overcoming, and conquering than yielding, submitting, obeying, and surrendering. But surrendering to God is the heart of worship." - Rick Warren

"Let us not be surprised when we have to face difficulties. When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger, Let it be so with us. Let us not be weaklings, yielding to every wind that blows, but strong in spirit to resist." - Amy Carmichael

"All she wanted was to be a little girl, to be efficiently taken care of by some yielding yet superior power, stupider and steadier than herself. It seemed that the only lover she had ever wanted was a lover in a dream" - F Scott Fitzgerald

"In yielding we are like the water, by nature placid, conforming to the hollow of the smallest hand; in time, shaping even the mountains to its will. Thus we keep duty and honor. We cherish clan and civilization. We are Chinese." - Bette Lord

"Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved. Sometimes we are inclined to put up with a situation rather than endure. To endure is to bear up under, to stand firm against, to suffer without yielding, to continue to be, or to exhibit the state or power of lasting." - Marvin J Ashton

"The will is not merely assertive, aggressive, and controlling. There is the accepting will, yielding will, the dedicated will. You might say that there is a feminine polarity to the will - the willing surrender, the joyful acceptance of the other functions of the personality." - Roberto Assagioli

"Achievers are resolute in their goals and driven by determination. Discouragement is temporary, obstacles are overcome, and doubt is defeated, yielding to personal victory. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory." - George S Patton

"Men of an amiable, yielding temper, willing to take the lowest place; to be least of all; and the servants to all...who live near God, and who are willing to suffer all things for Christ's sake without being proud of it - these are the men we need." - Ann Hasseltine Judson

"Fit thy consent to my sharp appetite, Lay by all nicety and prolixious blushes, That banish what they sue for: redeem thy brother By yielding up thy body to my will, Or else he must not only die the death, But thy unkindess shall his death draw out To ling'ring sufferance." - William Shakespeare

"Look, as I blow this feather from my face And as the air blows it to me again, Obeying with my wind when I do blow And yielding to another when it blows, Commanded always by the greater gust - Such is the lightness of you common men." - William Shakespeare

"The first step into the realm of giving is...not manward but Godward: an utter yielding of our best. So long as our idea of surrender is limited to the renouncing of unlawful things, we have never grasped its true meaning: that is not worthy of the name for 'no polluted thing' can be offered." - Lilias Trotter

"The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery. Neither knowledge nor hope for the future can be the pivot of our life or determine its direction. It is intended to be solely determined by our allowing ourselves to be gripped by the ethical God, who reveals Himself in us, and by our yielding our will to His." - Albert Schweitzer

"I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten." - George Bernard Shaw

"Marriage is not a love affair. A love affair has to do with immediate personal satisfaction. Marriage is an ordeal; it means yielding, time and again. That's why it's a sacrament; You give up your personal simplicity to participate in a relationship. And when you're giving, you're not giving to the other person; you're giving to the relationship." - Joseph Campbell

"A man is born gentle and weak. At death, he is hard and stiff. Green plants are tender and filled with sap. At death, they are withered and dry. Therefore, the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death, and the gentle and yielding is the disciple of life." - Laozi

"It is only by yielding to God that we can begin to realize His will for us. And if we truly trust God, why not yield to His loving omniscience? After all, He knows us and our possibilities much better than do we." - Neal A Maxwell

"Cap and trade generates special interests, lobbyists, and trading schemes, yielding non-productive millionaires, all at public expense. The public is fed up with such business. Tax with 100% dividend, in contrast, would spur our economy, while aiding the disadvantaged, the climate, and our national security." - James Hansen

"There are circumstances of peculiar difficulty and danger, where a mediocrity of talent is the most fatal quantum that a man can possibly possess. Had Charles the First and Louis the Sixteenth been more wise or more weak, more firm or more yielding, in either case they had both of them saved their heads." - Charles Caleb Colton

"There are women vain of advantages not connected with their persons, such as birth, rank, and fortune; it is difficult to feel less the dignity of the sex. The origin of all women may be called celestial, for their power is the offspring of the gifts of Nature; by yielding to pride and ambition they soon destroy the magic of their charms." - Madame De Stael

"The Creative knows the great beginnings. The Receptive completes the finished things. The Creative is decided and therefore shows to men the easy. The Receptive is yielding and therefore shows to men the simple. Learning is movement from moment to moment." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Though (the Tao) is uncreated itself, it creates all things. Because it has no substance, it can enter into where there is no space. Exercising by returning to itself, winning victories by remaining gentle and yielding, it is softer than anything, and therefore overcomes everything hard." - Laozi

"Thin ribbons of fear snake bluely through you like a system of rivers. We need a cloudburst or soothing landscape fast, to still this panic. Maybe a field of dracaena, or a vast stand of sugar pines-generous, gum-yielding trees-to fill our minds with vegetable wonder and keep dread at bay." - Amy Gerstler

"To watch the progress of such endeavors is the office of a free press. To give us early alarm and put us on our guard against encroachments of power. This then is a right of utmost importance, one for which, instead of yielding it up, we ought rather to spill our blood." - Alexander Hamilton

"The States should be watchful to note every material usurpation on their rights; to denounce them as they occur in the most peremptory terms; to protest against them as wrongs to which our present submission shall be considered, not as acknowledgments or precedents of rights, but as a temporary yielding to the lesser evil, until their accumulation shall overweigh that of separation." - Thomas Jefferson

"If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk. When I yielded, I thought it was to duty; but no duty could be called in aid here. In marrying a man indifferent to me, all risk would have been incurred and all duty violated." - Jane Austen



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