Denial Quotes

He that is impatient, and cannot wait on God for a mercy, will not easily submit to Him in a denial.

William Gurnall

Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Weather today is an increasing trend toward denial.

Chuck Palahniuk

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.


If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness.

Theodore C Sorensen

Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.

Charles Bradlaugh

There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.

Sir Walter Scott

The great law of denial belongs to the powerful forces of life, whether the case be one of coolish baked beans, or an unrequited affection.

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid.


Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.

Charles Simmons

Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.

Lord Chesterfield

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

C. Northcote Parkinson

Structures of lines, surfaces, forms, colours. They try to approach the eternal, the inexpressible above men. They are a denial of human egotism. They are the hatred of human immodesty, the hatred of images, of paintings... Wisdom (is) the feeling for the coming reality, the mystical, the definite indefinite, the greatest definite.

Jean Arp

Poker teaches self-reliance, self-control, self-respect, self-denial, and independence. But when cards are wild or are given fictitious authority, the noble game is robbed of its romance, grace and stimulation and degenerates into a gambling scheme.

Henry Fountain Ashurst

Who makes a timid request invites denial

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