Abnegation quotes:

  • Few people who are born into Abnegation choose to leave it. When they do, we remember. -- Veronica Roth
  • I feel like someone breathed new air into my lungs. I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent. -- Veronica Roth
  • Tris: Wait. So you have no idea what my aptitude is? Tori: Yes and No. My conclusion is that you display equal aptitude for Abnegation, Dauntless and Erudite. People who get this kind of result are..are called...Divergent. -- Veronica Roth
  • It will be difficult to break the habits of thinking Abnegation instilled in me, like tugging a single thread from a complex work of embroidery. But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else. -- Veronica Roth
  • I realize that the decision might be simple. It will require a great act of selflessness to choose Abnegation, or a great act of courage to choose Dauntless, and maybe just choosing one over the other will prove that I belong. -- Veronica Roth
  • I will be my undoing If I become my obsession. -- Veronica Roth
  • But questioning does not mean the end of loving, and loving does not mean the abnegation of intelligence -- Winifred Holtby
  • The love of woman is a precious treasure. Tenderness has no deeper source, devotion no purer shrine, sacrifice no more saintlike abnegation. -- Germain-Francois Poullain de Saint-Foix
  • So now we all know," says Four, quietly, "that you are afraid of a short, skinny girl from Abnegation." His mouth curls into a smile. -- Veronica Roth
  • They wrong man greatly who say he is to be seduced by ease. Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death are the allurements that act on the heart of man. -- Thomas Carlyle
  • She tips her chin up and looks at me with that Abnegation stubbornness I know so well. She may have left them, but they are what's making her strong. -- Veronica Roth
  • This gospel we have received is one of sacrifice, service and self-abnegation from beginning to end. That is what constitutes the straight and narrow way that leads to life eternal. -- George F. Richards
  • You know what Abnegation used to say about pride?' 'Something unfavorable,I assume.' I laugh.' Obviously. They said it blinds people to the truth of what they are. -- Veronica Roth
  • When we choose to have an abortion, we must do so understanding the full ramifications of what we are doing. Anything less feels to me to be hypocritical, a selfish abnegation of reality and responsibility. -- Ayelet Waldman
  • No selfishness or insecurity kept him from seeing the full extent of her goodness, as it so often does with the rest of us. That kind of love may only be possible in Abnegation. I do not know. -- Veronica Roth
  • And he's right to say that every faction loses something when it gains a virtue: the Dauntless, brave but cruel; the Erudite, intelligent but vain; the Amity, peaceful but passive; the Candor, honest but inconsiderate; the Abnegation, selfless but stifling. -- Veronica Roth
  • I settle into their pace. The uniform pounding of feet in my ears and the homogeneity of the people around me makes me believe that I could choose this. I could be subsumed into Abnegation's hive mind, projecting always outward. -- Veronica Roth
  • A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement-in a word, with more renunciation than you care for-and so you flee the contagion. -- Victor Hugo
  • Power is violence, its promise, its deed. Power cares nothing for reason, nothing for justice, nothing for compassion. It is, in fact, the singular abnegation of these things - once the cloak of deceits is stripped away, this one truth is revealed. -- Steven Erikson
  • This is how we came by our factions: Candor, Erudite, Amity, Abnegation and Dauntless." Max smiles. "In them we find administrators and teachers and counselors and leaders and protectors. In them we find our sense of belonging, our sense of community, our very lives. -- Veronica Roth
  • Those who blamed aggression formed Amity.'‚?¶ ‚??Those who blamed ignorance became the Erudite.'‚?¶ ‚??Those who blamed duplicity created Candor.'‚?¶ ‚??Those who blamed selfishness made Abnegation.'‚?¶ ‚??And those who blamed cowardice were the Dauntless. -- Veronica Roth
  • I regret..." Tobias tilts his head, and sighs. "I regret my choice.""What Choice?""Dauntless," he says. "I was born Abnegation. I was planning on leaving Dauntless, and becoming factionless. But I met her, and... I felt like maybe I could make something more of my decision."Her. -- Veronica Roth
  • Question everyone in authority, and see that you get sensible answers to your questions ... questioning does not mean the end of loving, and loving does not mean the abnegation of intelligence. Vow as much love to your country as you like ... but, I implore you, do not forget to question. -- Winifred Holtby
  • The Fathers of the Church can well afford to preach the gospel of Christ. It contains nothing dangerous to the regime of authority and wealth; it stands for self-denial and self-abnegation, for penance and regret, and is absolutely inert in the face of every [in]dignity, every outrage imposed upon mankind. -- Emma Goldman
  • I wasn't good enough for abnegation," I say, "and I wanted to be free. So I chose Dauntless." "Why weren't you good enough?" "Because I was selfish." I say. "You were selfish? You aren't anymore?" "Of course I am. My mother said that everyone is selfish," I say, "but I became less selfish in Dauntless. I discovered there were people I would fight for. Die for, even. -- Veronica Roth
  • The outer ring of Christianity is a rigid guard of ethical abnegations and professional priests; but inside that inhuman guard you will find the old human life dancing like children and drinking wine like men; for Christianity is the only frame for pagan freedom. But in the modern philosophy the case is opposite; it is its outer ring that is obviously artistic and emancipated; its despair is within. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Endless praise and adoration, limitless abnegation and abjection of self; a celestial North Korea. -- Christopher Hitchens
  • There are daily martyrdoms occurring of more or less self-abnegation, and of which the world knows nothing. -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  • Be sure that your soul is never so intensely alive as when in the deepest abnegation it waits hushed before God . -- Alexander MacLaren
  • The supreme blossoming of character lies (or reside) in renounciation (or renuncement) and abnegation of self ("abn√©gation de soi", Fr. -- African Spir
  • Nothing is more dissimilar than natural and acquired politeness. The first consists in a willing abnegation of self; the second in a compelled recollection of others. -- Lord Chesterfield
  • May it please Christ our Lord to grant us true humility and abnegation of will and judgment, so that we may deserve to begin to be His disciples. -- Saint Ignatius
  • May it please Christ our Lord to grant us true humility and abnegation of will and judgment, so that we may deserve to begin to be His disciples. -- Saint Ignatius
  • 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
  • I am better off doing as abnegation taught me: turning away from myself, projecting always outward, and hoping that in whatever is next, I will be better than I am now. -- Veronica Roth
  • A true military officer is in one particular like a true monk. Not with more self-abnegation will the latter keep his vows of monastic obedience than the former his vows of allegiance to martial duty. -- Herman Melville