Denial Quotes

Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.


The speed of the human mind is remarkable. So is its inability to face the obvious.


Hope is the denial of reality.

Margaret Weis

Self-denial is painful for a moment, but very agreeable in the end.

Jane Taylor

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

Oscar Wilde

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

George Bernard Shaw

If they can't swallow facts, let them eat fiction.

Rain Bojangles

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

Lord Chesterfield

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.


Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.


Weather today is an increasing trend toward denial.

Chuck Palahniuk

You cannot move on, when the prime minister remains in denial,

Charles Kennedy

The statement fell short of an outright denial, leaving market fears free to grow.

Kevin Norrish

The Declaration of Independence was a denial, and the first denial of a nation, of the infamous dogma that God confers the right upon one man to govern others.

Robert Green Ingersoll

The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.

Charles Tremper

Football is like life -- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

Vince Lombardi

How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.

Frank Herbert

Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being.

Mikhail Bakunin

The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.

John Sterling

This new technology provides enhanced denial of service attack coverage. Denial of service is becoming a bigger and bigger problem in the industry, as many customers are receiving extortion-related calls.

Jack Sebbag

Relationships are never chance events.

Keith Ablow

One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to do is worth all of the good thought, warm feelings, and passionate prayers in which idle men indulge themselves

David McKay

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

Stephen Jay Gould

Fat is a way of saying no to powerlessness and self-denial.

Susie Orbach

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : May 13, 2011
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