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Motivational Forbidding Quotes

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Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Habit Habits

Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words -
not that I counted much on using them.
You'll find only trace elements of this language in the poem.
- James Merrill

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing
rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone.
And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.
- Frank Borman

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man
wearing a quilted silk cap;
holiness was something burning,
forbidding, something connected with fire while a day
had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan


 

I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts,
to destroy the house of my faith.
- Thomas S. Monson

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants,
and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
- Sallust

Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran,
when they forbid something, people become more interested.
- Azar Nafisi


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As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone.
Nobody knows what it is they forbid.
- Isabel Paterson

God forbid that any book should be banned.
The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
- Rebecca West

Search not to find things too deeply hid;
Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid.
- John Denham

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

As soon as you forbid something, you make it extraordinarily appealing.
You also bring shame in as a phenomenon.
- Jock Sturges

Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same
motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding,
although the rationalizations are different.
- John McCarthy

I wish you well and I hope it will be a huge hit,
because that would be very good for me.
And if, God forbid, it's a terrible flop,
well that would be very good for me.
- Jonathan Harris

Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

God forbid you got seasick because there was no option to go back.
So that really did force us to be a group.
- John C. Reilly

And strictly forbid that any quarrelling be at your meals.
- Robert Grosseteste

God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom,
'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
- Ani DiFranco

At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a
baby because I felt myself to be an adult,
but my mum forbid it.
Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have
fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
- Milla Jovovich

I'd like to change my butt.
It hangs a little too long.
God forbid what it will look like when I'm older.
It will probably be dragging along on the ground behind me.
- Teri Hatcher

God forbid you sing about love.
It's a lost concept.
- Lenny Kravitz

We are commanded to love God with all our minds,
as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great
sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the
mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
- Angelina Grimke

God forbid if David Crosby gets sick again and I can't tour anymore,
or something happens where I can't get around,
what am I going to live on? I'm going to be living on mechanicals.
So I don't want to hear it.
- Stephen Stills

It is not all bad, this getting old,
ripening.
After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow.
God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and
rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
- Josh Billings

Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them -
who would want to hurt an actor? -
but because they want to get recognized.
God forbid someone doesn't recognize them.
- James Caan

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased
at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it,
Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take,
but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry

This is a perilous time, and more than ever,
the world needs a united and strong America.
If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president,
we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before,
and our country will be weakened in every way.
- Jon Voight

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality
can be maintained without religion.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that
national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
- George Washington

What is ominous is the ease with which some people
go from saying that they don't like something to saying
that the government should forbid it.
When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.
- Thomas Sowell

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid
in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my
republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity
of our system of government forbids it.
- Andrew Jackson

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference
between independence and liberty.
Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit,
and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would
no longer be possessed of liberty.
- Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu

If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast,
it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid,
a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast,
it gets an X rating.
Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?
- Sally Struthers

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse
where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.
- Harvey Cox

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

I'm forbidden fruit.
Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want
you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out
and spits out blood and all that stuff.
- Gene Simmons

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread;
they may satisfy appetite for the moment,
but there is death in them at the end.
- Tryon Edwards

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

The next thing I would mention, and warn you against,
is profaneness.
This you know is forbidden by God.
- Jupiter Hammon

We are ever striving after what is forbidden,
and coveting what is denied us.
- Ovid

We always long for the forbidden things,
and desire what is denied us.
- Francois Rabelais

I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong,
but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden,
by simply locking you up.
- Karel Capek

Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life
because it is essentially destructive.
- Alexis Carrel

The forbidden things were a great influence on my life.
I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye.
- Amy Tan

Things forbidden have a secret charm.
- Tacitus

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow.
It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
- Boris Pasternak

Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately;
when lawful,
they do not excite desire.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

I'm just like you.
I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life,
too.
- Mike Tyson

Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
- John Chrysostom

It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.
- Anatoly Chubais

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22.
It's all work and no play.
- Usher Raymond

All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb,
but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert

Repudiating the virtues of your world,
criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe.
They agree to live in it.
The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
- Jean Genet

It doesn't seem to me strange that children should like the macabre,
the sensational, and the forbidden.
- Anthony Hecht

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage,
and also to the reading and studying of His word.
But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
- Gerrit Smith

The difference between a contemporary liberal and a
socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word
in the English language is 'forbidden',
whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'.
- John McCarthy

Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden,
at least on a moral basis.
The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy.
The ruler is the symptom of the new disease,
disintegration of our civilisation.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Do not share the knowledge with which you have been
blessed with everyone in general,
as you do with some people in particular;
and know that there are some men in whom Allah,
may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets,
which they are forbidden to reveal.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

When any government, or any church for that matter,
undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read,
this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,
the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away.
A work of art can be forgotten by time;
it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental
will always prevail over the ephemeral.
- Stefan Zweig

The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning,
for both reproductive purposes and medical research.
Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
- Ken Calvert

The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational
documents for our Constitution.
I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court
decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right.
- John Conyers

We have one of our priests in prison right now,
Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions,
and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit
him because we're all convicted felons.
- Daniel Berrigan

For us, holding on to religious rules,
and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden,
and being diligent with our duties, what do we call
that? That's what we call freedom.
- Muqtada al Sadr

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree
of worldly pleasures and its various fruits,
man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life,
and yields to the lust of the flesh,
not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel
because when we find that something isn't forbidden
by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually
find a technological way of doing it.
- David Deutsch

But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on
earth is what they get in heaven.
They can drink, they can have sex.
All of the forbidden pleasures on earth,
you can have in paradise.
- Barbara Walters


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