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  • Both sides of the aisle - Republican and Democrat - have been unwilling and afraid to address the deficit, and someone's got to.

    "Ron Paul and Rand Paul discuss Politics and Healthcare on CNN". "CNN American Morning" with Kiran Chetry, www.ronpaul.com. August 6, 2009.
  • My conservative brothers and sisters seem to argue that God revealed everything to us in scripture. Ever since, it has simply been our difficult but straightforward task to conform ourselves to God's will revealed there and to repent when we are unable or unwilling to do so. For me, there is something static and lifeless in such a view of God. Could it be that even the Bible is too small a box in which to enclose God?

    Brother   Views   Tasks  
    "Face to faith" by Gene Robinson, www.theguardian.com. July 11, 2008.
  • To be selfish, greedy and unwilling to help the needy gives rise to future starvation and clothlessness.

    Karma   Selfish   Giving  
  • I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain - and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

    Rain   Eye   Night  
    "Acquainted with the Night" l. 1 (1928)
  • I hate it when people call themselves 'entrepreneurs' when what they're really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell of go public, so they can cash in and move on. They're unwilling to do the work it takes to build a real company, which is the hardest work in business.

    Hate   Real   Moving  
    "Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs". Interview With David Sheff, reprints.longform.org. February 1985.
  • It is no worse, because I write of it. It would be no better, if I stopped my most unwilling hand. Nothing can undo it; nothing can make it otherwise than as it was.

    Charles Dickens (2006). “David Copperfield”, p.400, Penguin
  • "I fly from pleasure," said the prince, "because pleasure has ceased to please; I am lonely because I am miserable, and am unwilling to cloud with my presence the happiness of others."

    Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy (1837). “The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and Genius /c by Arthur Murphy, Esq”, p.458
  • The people who carried the burden, who marked in strange field in search of an answer, and ended their journeys an unwilling hero.

  • We should say to God as we mingle with our dear ones each day, "God, give them each Thy blessing. They need it, because they live with me, and I am very selfish and unwilling to sacrifice very much for them, although I do love them.

    Ole Hallesby (1975). “Prayer”, Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb.

    Jane Austen (1853). “Pride and Prejudice”, p.81
  • I was unwilling to be the good girl who respected the rules in a game designed to keep everyone but the rulemakers off balance.

    Girl   Games   Balance  
    Marilyn Wallace (1992). “So Shall You Reap”, Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Instead of giving the effort the level of attention needed, the Air Force has wasted a year doing very little to end our reliance on Russian rocket engines, if the Air Force is unwilling to do what is necessary to meet the 2019 deadline, they are going to have to figure out how to meet our space launch needs without the RD-180 (Russian engine).

    Air   Years   Space  
  • The trouble is with socialism, which resembles a form of mental illness more than it does a philosophy. Socialists get bees in their bonnets. And because they chronically lack any critical faculty to examine and evaluate their ideas, and because they are pathologically unwilling to consider the opinions of others, and most of all, because socialism is a mindset that regards the individual and his rights as insignificant, compared to whatever the socialist believes the group needs, terrible, terrible things happen when socialists acquire power.

    "Cambodian Road Trip". The Libertarian Enterprise, www.ncc-1776.org. March 15, 2009.
  • Each one of us has a comfort zone. The problem comes when we are unwilling to leave it.

    Comfort   Problem   Zone  
  • When it comes to public school education, we have been unwilling to measure our results. We've been unwilling to pay based on performance. We have tenure where, even if you can't teach, you can't get fired. We've been unwilling to invest in new schools.

    School   Pay   Results  
    "Global Public Square" with Fareed Zakaria, globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com. November 2, 2008.
  • If you can't force or are unwilling to force your people to follow you, with or without threats, you are not a leader.

    "Success Stories Lee Kuan Yew". DVD, documentary, 2002.
  • When I save, I lay something aside for future need. If I sense God's leading, I will give it away to meet greater needs. When I hoard, I'm unwilling to part with what I've saved to meet others' needs, because my possible future needs outweigh their actual present needs. I fail to love my neighbor as myself.

    Giving   Needs   Failing  
    Randy Alcorn (2011). “Managing God's Money: A Biblical Guide”, p.195, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • All genuinely noble women prefer truth to falsehood. As the Russians with their Czar, they are unwilling to see their idol degraded; they want to be proud of the domination they accept.

    Idols   Noble   Want  
  • Rules and particular inferences alike are justified by being brought into agreement with each other. A rule is amended if it yields an inference we are unwilling to accept; an inference is rejected if it violates a rule we are unwilling to amend.

    Nelson Goodman (1972). “Problems and projects”
  • I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers. You can be good citizens. Obey the laws, preserve your honor, and the government to which you have surrendered can afford to be and will be magnanimous.

    War   Law   Government  
    "Farewell address". May 9, 1865.
  • Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown.

    Stupid   Teaching   Moon  
  • She felt a cage coming down around her; too late she realized that he had her trapped by the heart. And like any unwilling animal that was well and truly caught, she could escape only by leaving a piece of herself behind.

    Heart   Animal   Leaving  
  • My spirit is too weak--mortality Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep, And each imagin'd pinnacle and steep Of godlike hardship tells me I must die Like a sick Eagle looking at the sky.

    Death   Sleep   Eagles  
    John Keats (1818). “The Complete Works of John Keats”, p.178
  • The recognition of virtue is not less valuable from the lips of the man who hates it, since truth forces him to acknowledge it; and though he may be unwilling to take it into his inmost soul, he at least decks himself out in its trappings.

    Hate   Men   Soul  
  • It's not that you're not smart anymore; it's that you're unwilling to do it. Coaches who coach know what I'm talking about. You just keep battling to help your coaches and your players, to refine your scheme, to break down your opponent, to find ways to travel and take care of your players.

    Smart   Player   Talking  
    Source: bleacherreport.com
  • The growing inequality of wealth and income distribution is both a moral and economic problem. If the wealthy are unwilling to pay more taxes, then this is going to lead to spending cuts. And if you put off the table things like national defense, then you're going to end up cutting more and more out of programs that aid the poor. So, I think there are consequences to this idea that tolerance for inequality requires us to - to just do nothing to make the wealthy contribute a higher share of resources to fund the government.

  • Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place & governs the unwilling. And being restrain'd it by degrees becomes passive till it is only the shadow of desire.

    Shadow   Desire   Degrees  
    William Blake, “The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell”
  • The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting place.

    Tired   Men   Ideas  
    Arthur Ransome, Brian Hammett (2002). “Racundra's third cruise”, Wiley
  • The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century... unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today.

    Gay   Rights   Today  
    Inaugural address, 20 Jan. 1961, in Vital Speeches 1 Feb. 1961, p. 226
  • Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

    Eleanor Roosevelt (1960). “You Learn by Living”, p.152, Westminster John Knox Press
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