Denial Quotes

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

C. NORTHCOTE PARKINSON

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

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.

RICHARD BACH

Be wary of those who deny the existence of karma. They're usually wishful thinking.

Amber Limbaugh

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

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

Sir Walter Scott

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

Charles Bradlaugh

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

Never underestimate the power of denial.

Wes Bently

Self-denial is indulgence of a propensity to forego.

Ambrose Bierce

Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you.

Bill Hicks

Self denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.

Oscar Wilde

All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.

Isaiah Berlin

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

Honore De Balzac

Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.

Theodore Parker

A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.

William Graham Sumner

Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.

Christopher Lasch

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.

Germaine Greer

Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.

Edwin Louis Cole

The greatest barrier to someone achieving their potential is their denial of it.

Simon Travaglia

The primary symptom of a controller is denial, that is I can't see its symptoms in myself.

Keith Miller

Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.

Ambrose Bierce

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Updated On : May 13, 2011
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