Abandoning quotes:

  • Abandoning a task that is futile and pointless is not giving up. -- Megan Hart
  • Abandoning your true self amounts to suicide except that it is less dramatic. Don't commit suicide so that you may appease some folks... -- Assegid Habtewold
  • Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures. -- Andy Goldsworthy
  • How significant is Aristotle? Well, I wouldnâ??t want to exaggerate, so let me put it this way: Abandoning Aristotelianism, as the founders of modern philosophy did, was the single greatest mistake ever made in the entire history of Western thought. -- Edward Feser
  • Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character. -- James Q. Wilson
  • You're abandoning a lot of ideas when you're too into comfort. -- Christian Louboutin
  • Of course, I won't be abandoning photography, because it is my life. -- Sebastiao Salgado
  • I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens. -- Brian Eno
  • I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota. -- Gustave Courbet
  • Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction. -- Susannah Grant
  • We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs. -- Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us. -- Dan Quayle
  • What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Ageing doesn't mean giving up on style and individuality; it doesn't mean abandoning fashion and living in comfy slippers and flannel knickers. -- Twiggy
  • It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system. -- Arthur Henderson
  • Doing nothing while the middle class is hurting. That's not leadership. Loose regulations and lax enforcement. That's not leadership. That's abandoning our middle class. -- Kamala Harris
  • The good Lord is amazing; He opens up doors. I was close to abandoning the dream, and He was like, 'Hey, slow down there, buddy.' -- David Nail
  • All writers of fiction will at some point find themselves abandoning a piece of work - or find themselves putting it aside, as we gently say. -- Martin Amis
  • To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects. -- Margaret Thatcher
  • Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. -- Claire McCaskill
  • Go where your customers take you! For example, did you know that Sony's first product was a rice cooker? Since abandoning the rice cooker, it has merely managed to become the world's biggest consumer electronics company. -- Naveen Jain
  • I hate the whole concept of comfort! It's like when people say: 'Well we're not really in love but we're in a comfortable relationship.' You're abandoning a lot of ideas when you're too into comfort. -- Christian Louboutin
  • Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions. -- Ibrahim Babangida
  • We may very well be faced with the choice of retaining the AAA credit rating or abandoning some of our key infrastructure projects, which are about jobs for the future. I will choose jobs in that equation every time. -- Jay Weatherill
  • It would be sad if the expertise built up during the 40 years of the U.S. and Russian manned programmes were allowed to dissipate. But abandoning the shuttle, and committing to new launch vehicles and propulsion systems, is actually a prerequisite for a vibrant manned programme. -- Martin Rees
  • Measuring success in cultural diplomacy - the use of education, creative expression in any form, or people-to-people exchange to increase understanding across regions, cultures, or peoples - is challenging. How does one quantify changes in attitude, abandoning stereotypes, or feeling empathy as a result of a performance, a film, a book? -- Cynthia P. Schneider
  • The thing about working in Hollywood is that, at some point, you really get tired of hearing how godless you are, and how if you and the rest of the heathens in Tinsel town would put more God-centric shows on TV, people wouldn't be abandoning prime time in favor of their Bible study classes. -- John Ridley
  • Fear is present when we forget that we are a part of God's divine design. Learning to experience authentic love means abandoning ego's insistence that you have much to fear and that you are in an unfriendly world. You can make the decision to be free from fear and doubt and return to the brilliant light of love that is always with you. -- Wayne Dyer
  • I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes. I think I'd throw myself into whatever I'm doing now. It's not about abandoning what I was doing before, or giving up. It's about knowing that if I die tomorrow, I lived the way I wanted to. -- Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Forgiveness is abandoning your right to revenge. -- Desmond Tutu
  • Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether. -- Epictetus
  • Change your practices without abandoning your core values. -- James C. Collins
  • Not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap. -- Ira Glass
  • One cannot begin a new dream without abandoning the last [one]. -- Neil Gaiman
  • I looked through a lens and ended up abandoning everything else. -- Sebastiao Salgado
  • Growth and fulfillment come from abandoning old practices and embracing new ones. -- Brian Tracy
  • True peacefulness comes from abandoning the illustion that satisfying desires brings pleasure. -- Joan Z. Borysenko
  • [A-listers] ended up abandoning Hillary [Clinton] more than they abandoned [Donald] Trump. -- Rush Limbaugh
  • [A-listers] ended up abandoning Hillary [Clinton] more than they abandoned [Donald] Trump. -- Rush Limbaugh
  • Men and women fall in love abandoning reality in favour of the dream -- Jeremy Griffith
  • Sins slowly suffocate the heart, and abandoning sins brings life to the heart. -- Abdullah ibn Mubarak
  • What often prevents our abandoning ourselves to a single vice is, our having more than one. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • The hijrah to Allah includes abandoning what He hates and doing what He loves and accepts. -- Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
  • The conspiracy theory of society... comes from abandoning god and then asking: "Who is in his place" -- Karl Popper
  • You're abandoning a lot of ideas when you are too into comfort. 'Comfy'-that's one of the worst words! -- Christian Louboutin
  • We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs -- Mikhail Gorbachev
  • ...there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation. -- Dalai Lama
  • Those few members who desert the cause are abandoning an oasis to search for water in the desert. -- Neal A. Maxwell
  • Early on, my abandoning father had set the pattern of my love life on the loom of my subconscious. -- Jane Stanton Hitchcock
  • The spiritual response is too often a simplistic one: we abandon God or we blame God for abandoning us. -- Joan D. Chittister
  • You cannot throw words like heroism and sacrifice and nobility and honor away without abandoning the qualities they express. -- Marya Mannes
  • Choosing one path means abandoning others - if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none. -- Paulo Coelho
  • I think I have always had a pretty strong creative impulse. And that has probably saved me from abandoning myself completely. -- Nick Cave
  • ...you either forgive a lover for abandoning you or you forgive God for taking them - either way you have to forgive... -- John Geddes
  • Practice unfettered living from the heart, abandoning all self-imposed limitations to emerge a new, creativity unleashed, giving of yourself like never before. -- Pooja Ruprell
  • We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves. -- David Platt
  • Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin. -- Desmond Tutu
  • She had walked to the brink, abandoning all belief, and just before the bitter end, she was pulled from the abyss by faith. -- Sage Steadman
  • Lovers and mystics are familiar with this sense of grandeur, this taste of joy - in abandoning oneself to the will of others. -- Anne Desclos
  • Overcoming fear has nothing to do with abandoning common sense. We retain our common sense, but we lose that emotion that is fear. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • With his mind free from the inflow of thoughts and from restlessness, by abandoning both good and evil, an alert man knows no fear. -- Gautama Buddha
  • I'm staying," Henry said, annoyed. "Why?" "Because, if I leave, it would be like abandoning two mentally challenged people in a nuclear waste dump. -- Lisa Lutz
  • In abandoning the vagueness of the sketch the artist shows more of his personality by revealing the range but also the limitations of his talent. -- Eugene Delacroix
  • In truth it is best to learn wisdom, and abandoning all nonsense, to leave it to boys to enjoy their season of play and mirth. -- Horace
  • Western intellectual Islamologists have totally failed in their duties as intellectuals. They have betrayed their calling by abandoning their critical faculties when it comes to Islam. -- Wafa Sultan
  • Well, there were several things. One was that the industry itself built in Detroit was abandoning the city - taking factories elsewhere, the corporate headquarters elsewhere. -- David Maraniss
  • A victor only breeds hatred, while a defeated man lives in misery, but a man at peace within lives happily, abandoning up ideas of victory and defeat. -- Gautama Buddha
  • When one, abandoning greed, feels no greed for what would merit greed, greed gets shed from him - like a drop of water from a lotus leaf. -- Gautama Buddha
  • We have no intention of abandoning the American people to unproven theories and extreme positions. We're the people party and we're going to stick up for the people. -- William J. Clinton
  • This doesn't mean abandoning our values and ideals; wherever we can, it's in our interest to help foster democracy through the diplomatic and economic resources at our disposal. -- Barack Obama
  • The opposite of self-assertiveness is self-abnegation--abandoning or submerging your personal values, judgment, and interests. Some people tell themselves this is a virtue. It is a "virtue" that corrodes self-esteem. -- Nathaniel Branden
  • The recollected go forth to lives of renunciation. They take no pleasure in a fixed abode. Like wild swans abandoning a pool, they leave one resting place after another. -- Gautama Buddha
  • Man could escape danger only by renouncing adventure, by abandoning that which has given to the human condition its unique character and genius among the rest of living things. -- Rene Dubos
  • I am a bad feminist and a good woman. I am trying to become better in how I think and say and do - without abandoning what makes me human. -- Roxane Gay
  • Happiness does not come from the things that we have but the abandoning of things that we cling to, by letting go of the attachments to things we don't want. -- Kevin Griffin
  • Man will rise, if God by exception lends him a hand; he will rise by abandoning and renouncing his own means, and letting himselfbe raised and uplifted by purely celestial means. -- Michel de Montaigne
  • I tell you," he [Milosevic] continued, "Izetbegovic has earned Sarajevo by not abandoning it. He's one tough guy. It's his". These words were probably the most astonishing and unexpected of the conference. -- Richard Holbrooke
  • One of the pleasures of travel is to dive into places where others are compelled to live and come out unscathed, full of the malicious pleasure of abandoning them to their fate. -- Jean Baudrillard
  • As soon as you start asking what education is for, what the use of it is, you're abandoning the basic assumption of any true culture, that education is worth while for its own sake. -- Ann Bridge
  • If abandoning animal research means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so be it ... We have no basic right ... not to be harmed by those natural diseases we are heir to. -- Tom Regan
  • The media is trying to portray that [Donald] Trump supporters are on the verge of abandoning him right now by highlighting how many of them wanted Hillary locked up, prosecuted, convicted, and all that. -- Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • The media is trying to portray that [Donald] Trump supporters are on the verge of abandoning him right now by highlighting how many of them wanted Hillary locked up, prosecuted, convicted, and all that. -- Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
  • If we are to remain mission focused, as we must be if we are to be relevant in an uncertain age, the abandoning those things that do not further the mission is a leadership imperative. -- Frances Hesselbein