Abhors quotes:

  • Nature abhors annihilation. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Nature abhors a vacuum. -- Francois Rabelais
  • The brain abhors discrepancies. -- Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
  • Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset. -- Clare Boothe Luce
  • I'm absolutely confident that the God that I worship abhors violence. -- Richard Mourdock
  • Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to an authoritarian state if they have to. -- Joe Chung
  • To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence. -- Albrecht Durer
  • As in nature, politics abhors a vacuum. Without a strong voice for more moderate leadership, the Tea Party is filling that vacuum. -- Mark McKinnon
  • Political nature abhors a vacuum, which is what often exists for a year or two in a party after it loses a presidential election. -- George Will
  • Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body. -- James Larkin
  • The reason people turn to supernatural explanations is that the mind abhors a vacuum of explanation. Because we do not yet have a fully natural explanation for mind and consciousness, people turn to supernatural explanations to fill the void. -- Michael Shermer
  • Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed? -- Solomon Short
  • There is nothing more inimical to writing than the spirit of fundamentalism. Fundamentalism abhors the play of signs, the endlessness of writing. Fundamentalism means nothing more or less than going back to an origin and staying there. It stands for one founding book and, thereafter, no more books. -- J. M. Coetzee
  • By the law of Christ, every man is bound to love his neighbour as himself; but every servant is a neighbour of every civil lord; therefore every civil lord must love any of his servants as himself; but by natural instinct, every lord abhors slavery; therefore, by the law of charity, he is bound not to impose slavery on any brother in Christ. -- John Wycliffe
  • Nature abhors a moron. -- H. L. Mencken
  • Nature abhors the old. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Nature abhors a garden. -- Michael Pollan
  • Nature abhors the vacuum tube. -- John R. Pierce
  • God abhors a naked singularity. -- Stephen Hawking
  • He, who can create, abhors destruction. -- Alphonse de Lamartine
  • Speculation, like nature, abhors a vacuum. -- Baruch Spinoza
  • Nonviolence abhors fear and therefore, secrecy. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • History abhors determinism but cannot tolerate chance. -- Bernard DeVoto
  • Nature abhors annihilation. [Lat., Ab interitu naturam abhorrere.] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Nature, like a true poet, abhors abrupt transitions. -- Heinrich Heine
  • What humanity abhors, custom reconciles and recommends to us. -- John Locke
  • Nature does abhor a vacuum, but she equally abhors pressure. -- Alan Bradley
  • Islam abhors and absolutely condemns terrorism and any terrorist activity. -- Fethullah Gulen
  • A Darwinian nation of economic fitness abhors idleness, dependence, non-productivity. -- Simone de Beauvoir
  • Nature abhors a vacuum, even in the heads of statesmen. -- Clare Boothe Luce
  • Since nature abhors a vacuum, the void must be in you. -- Marty Rubin
  • The mind abhors a vacancy & is wont to people it with phantoms. -- David Mitchell
  • What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence. -- Joseph Brodsky
  • But just as nature abhors a vacuum -- so does the human heart. -- Jojo Moyes
  • The devil abhors light and truth because these remove the ground of his working. -- Watchman Nee
  • Genius abhors consensus because when consensus is reached, thinking stops. Stop nodding your head. -- Albert Einstein
  • Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to an authoritarian state if they have to -- Joe Chung
  • Fashion constantly begins and ends in the two things it abhors most, singularity and vulgarity. -- William Hazlitt
  • Just as nature abhors a vacuum, humans resist change. Change will occur; vacuums will be filled. -- Nikki Giovanni
  • That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors. -- Charles Spurgeon
  • Good Heaven, whose darling attribute we find is boundless grace, and mercy to mankind, abhors the cruel. -- John Dryden
  • Nature abhors a vacuum but why do most people hasten to fill in the blanks with garbage. -- Vanna Bonta
  • Nature abhors a vacuum but why do most people hasten to fill in the blanks with garbage -- Vanna Bonta
  • An artist who is too self-centered is liable to exhibit faults he abhors: carelessness, callousness, and even downright cruelty. -- Eric Maisel
  • Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • Nature abhors a lot of things, including vacuums, ships called the Marie Celeste, and the chuck keys for electric drills. -- Terry Pratchett
  • Social science virtually abhors the event. Not without reason; the short-term is the most capricious and deceptive form of time. -- Fernand Braudel
  • We're a country that abhors the government. From Reagan on, many people think the government is the enemy in the United States. -- Peter Kuznick
  • Nothing is a greater stranger to my breast, or a sin that my soul more abhors, than that black and detestable one, ingratitude. -- George Washington
  • The grave is, I suspect, the sole commonwealth which attains that dead flat of social equality that life in its every principle so heartily abhors. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  • The Point, not unlike the Communist Chinese, the ACLU abhors individual religious freedom, and it supports only those civil liberties that fit its narrow political agenda. -- Mark Hyman, M.D.
  • From this observed behavior a major psychological truth about this race of forked destroyers may be deduced: that, just as nature abhors a vacuum, "mankind abhors equality." -- Soseki Natsume
  • Culture has never the translucidity of custom; it abhors all simplification. In its essence it is opposed to custom, for custom is always the deterioration of culture. -- Frantz Fanon
  • The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude. It abhors people, as a wounded deer deserts the herd and lives in a cave until it is healed or dead. -- Khalil Gibran
  • This loving person is a person who abhors waste-waste of time, waste of human potential. How much time we waste. As if we were going to live forever. -- Leo Buscaglia
  • One of the most evil dispositions possible is that which satirizes and turns everything to ridicule. God abhors this vice, and has sometimes punished it in a marked manner -- Saint Francis de Sales
  • Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • History's political and economic power structures have always abhorred 'idle people' as potential troublemakers. Yet nature never abhors seemingly idle trees, grass, snails, coral reefs, and clouds in the sky. -- R. Buckminster Fuller
  • The one thing the media abhors almost without exception is anyone who takes a firm stand on any issue out of religious principle, unless their stand happens to coincide with their expressed views. -- Francis Schaeffer
  • Charity, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Next to putting it in a bank, men like to squander their superfluous wealth on those to whom it is sure to be doing the least possible good. -- William Hazlitt
  • As someone who's very competitive, I'm someone who abhors losing more than I enjoy winning. In that regard, it hasn't been a great two months, but I think our players' attitude remains pretty resolute. -- Skip Prosser
  • Wild intelligence abhors any narrow world; and the world of women must stay narrow, or the woman is an outlaw. No woman could be Nietzsche or Rimbaud without ending up in a whorehouse or lobotomized. -- Andrea Dworkin