A Quote by Minna Thomas Antrim on complaints and pleasure

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.

Minna Thomas Antrim (1861 - ?)

Source: Naked Truths and Veiled Illusions, 1901

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A Quote by Margo Kaufman on advice, complaints, fatherhood, and people

I once complained to my father that I didn't seem to be able to do things the same way other people did. Dad's advice? "Margo, don't be a sheep. People hate sheep. They eat sheep."

Margo Kaufman (1954 - 2000)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on christ, company, complaints, composers, day, fashion, feeling, force, ideas, jesus, logic, mind, mistakes, poetry, psychiatry, sanity, wives, and words

But this does not exempt the sane from a feeling of alarm when a madman who has composed a sublime poem, after explaining to them in the most logical fashion that he has been shut up by mistake through his wife's machinations, imploring them to intercede for him with the governor of the asylum, complaining of the promiscuous company that is forced upon him, concludes as follows: "You see that man in the courtyard, who I'm obliged to put up with; he thinks he's Jesus Christ. That should give you an idea of the sort of lunatics I've been shut up with: he can't be Jesus Christ, because I'm Jesus Christ!" A moment earlier, you were on the point of going to assure the psychiatrist that a mistake had been made. On hearing these words, even if you bear in mind the admirable poem at which this same man is working every day, you shrink from him. . . .

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Lugones and Spelman on complaints and silence

Complaining about exclusion is a way of remaining silent.

Lugones and Spelman

Source: Women's Studies International Forum

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A Quote by Judith Crist on caring, complaints, heart, and love

Amid all the easily loved darlings of Charlie Brown's circle, obstreperous Lucy holds a special place in my heart. She fusses and fumes and she carps and complains. That's because Lucy cares. And it's the caring that counts.

Judith Crist (1922 -)

Source: The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes, by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on complaints, imperfection, and quiet

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on complaints

Great Pompey's shade complains that we are slow, And Scipio's ghost walks unaveng'd amongst us!

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Cato. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on complaints, conversation, ideas, laughter, and life

It is very wonderful to see persons of the best sense passing hours together in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards with no conversation but what is made up of a few game-phrases, and no other ideas but those of black or red spots arranged together in different figures. Would not a man laugh to hear any one of his species complaining that life is short?

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Milton on complaints, hope, liberty, men, and world

For this is not the liberty which we can hope, that no grievance ever should arise in the Commonwealth, that let no man in this world expect; but when complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Bright on complaints and wilderness

Had they [the Tories] been in the wilderness they would have complained of the Ten Commandments. Remark.

John Bright (1811 - 1889)

Source: Remark.

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