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Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.
Robert E. Lee
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
R. D. Laing
I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.
I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!
As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
Having soon discovered to be great, I must appear so, and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society, and wrapped myself in mystery, devoting my time to fasting and prayer.
Private student loans should be avoided at all costs.
Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
I punished myself and avoided my reflection in mirrors and any windows. I would see myself reflected back, and I would look away, trying to pretend I didn't exist, because I hated myself so much.
If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.
The equality that we are all entitled to, as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed to believe in the notion of separation of church and state. And he frankly doesn't.
We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
I have avoided becoming stale by putting a little water on the plate, lying on the plate, and having myself refreshed in a toaster oven for 23 minutes once every month.
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
I'd like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared - it's an everyday part of life.
If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided, they should be confined within the narrowest limits, and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States.
Martin Van Buren
I wish more people knew that the only one of the three main parties where not a single MP flipped from one property to the next, and not a single MP avoided capital-gains tax, where every single London MP did not claim a penny of second-home allowance, was the Liberal Democrats.
Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
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