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Favors Quotes by Charles Nicolle, Arianna Huffington, David Korten, Bill Courtney, Eric Liu, John Calvin and many others.

Chance favors only those who court her.
Charles Nicolle
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
Arianna Huffington
I am in favor of increased communication and cooperation between countries, but it is more important that each country becomes responsible for its own actions, its own communities, its own economies, before starting to integrate in large regional or global supranational organizations.
David Korten
No matter how many good deeds we preform, they aren’t the ticket to earning God’s favor. God graces us in spite of what we do in this life, not because of.
Bill Courtney
Many smart folks seem to think that if you just get your metaphors and messages right, you’ll win. That if you start describing what you favor as a ‘moral value’ – ‘affordable health care is a moral value’ etc., – then you’ll appeal to red-state voters.
Eric Liu
We explain justification simply as the acceptance with which God receives us into his favor as righteous men. And we say that it consists in the remission of sins and the imputation of Christ’s righteousness.
John Calvin
There is nothing which so poisons princes as flattery, nor anything whereby wicked men more easily obtain credit and favor with them.
Michel de Montaigne
Virtue is not always where it seems to be. People sometimes acknowledge favors only to maintain their reputations, and to make themselves more impudently ungrateful for favors that they do not wish to acknowledge.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
May He who holds in his hands the destinies of nations, make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed, and enabled you with pure hearts and hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time, the great charge He has committed to your keeping.
J. Reuben Clark
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Nora Ephron
The progressive Left can be in favor of Big Government or population control but not both. The mutual incompatibility is about to plunge Europe into societal collapse. There is no precedent in human history for economic growth on declining human capital – and that’s before anyone invented unsustainable welfare systems.
Mark Steyn
​Courage is a virtue appreciated in a male but considered a defect in our gender. Bold women are a threat to a world that is badly out of balance, in favor of men.
Isabel Allende
I am not at all in favor of hard work for its own sake; many people who work very hard indeed produce terrible things, and should most certainly not be encouraged.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.
James L. Buckley
It is neither favorable nor unfavorable, because no one is there to favor it.
Frederick Lenz
My views and feelings (are) in favor of the abolition of war-and I hope it is practicable, by improving the mind and morals of society, to lessen the disposition to war; but of its abolition I despair.
Thomas Jefferson
Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo – those were the three guys who said they do not believe in evolution. The irony will be on them when their campaigns die off in favor of stronger, fitter campaigns.
Bill Maher
If a person claims that he really loves someone, evidence is asked from him. And that evidence is the giving away of possessions, the granting of favors. Just as when Mevlana claimed that he loved me, when I came he granted me thousands of favors and protected me. I regard these all as a grace from God.
Shams Tabrizi
Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.
Remy de Gourmont
This is the way addled liberals really think. Even as they champion sucking the brains out of little babies, they think of themselves as indelibly compassionate because they favor an overweening, behemoth federal government.
Ann Coulter
The Philippines, it has a politics of patronage. Family and favors, in addition to the old cliche of guns, goons and gold, really do still hold a lot of sway.
Miguel Syjuco
We have seen that this great labor question cannot be solved save by assuming as a principle that private ownership must be held sacred and inviolable. The law, therefore, should favor ownership, and its policy should be to induce as many as possible of the people to become owners.
Pope Leo XIII
We have our own system, … and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.
Chris Patten
I’m all in favor of banks that play their part in community endeavors, private individuals looking for loans, people who want to start up a little business, and that’s what banks are for.
Ian Anderson
The main reason to measure objectives is not so much to reward or punish individual communications manager for success or failure as it is to learn from the research whether a program should be continued as is, revised, or dropped in favor of another approach
James E. Grunig
Many investors prefer comfort, chasing what is popular and loved, rather than pursuing what is out of favor. The markets do not reward comfort.
Robert D. Arnott
Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.
Hillary Clinton
O, how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes’ favors.
William Shakespeare
The true principle of a republic is that the people should choose whom they please to govern them. Representation is imperfect, in proportion as the current of popular favor is checked. The great source of free government, popular election, should be perfectly pure, and the most unbounded liberty allowed.
Alexander Hamilton
Nice things are done for our own sake, not for the sake of others. The pleasure must reside in the performance, not in the applause. Good deeds are, in a deeper psychological way, a favor to oneself. If this is not grasped, then our whole sense of personal relationships becomes warped.
Sydney J. Harris
Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough; and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.
James Goldsmith
Political changes and reforms do not usually favor the general populace. They benefit those who are positioned to best organize and advocate for their policies.
Joel Miller
Do us all a favor and toss your mouth overboard.
Brandon Mull
Your body loves you, but if you do not love your life, it will end it far sooner, thinking it is doing you a favor.
Bernie Siegel
Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If policymakers are serious about avoiding a society of TV ‘haves and have-nots,’ they should refrain from policies that favor pay-TV operators over the providers of our nation’s only free and local communications system: over-the-air broadcasting.
Gordon Smith
Don’t wait for, expect, or rely on favors.
Count on earning them by hard work
and perseverance.
Marian Wright Edelman
To have divine favor on your life means you’ll attract extraordinary opposition
Bill Johnson
I have no favors to pay back.
Matt Bevin
I would recommend a free commerce both of matter and mind. I would let men enter their own churches with the same freedom as their own houses; and I would do it without a homily or graciousness or favor, for tyranny itself is to me a word less odious than toleration.
Walter Savage Landor
I look for the moment(s) in the story where the writer risked abandoning the glory of the self in favor of the possible relationship with an other. I don’t ever let the market tell me what a memoir is. The first best memoir I ever read was Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.
Lidia Yuknavitch
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
I believe that no man who holds a leader’s position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone.
Mary Harris Jones
The break from the supposedly culturally-narrow religious bases of knowledge in favor of supposedly trans-cultural scientific bases of knowledge served as the self-justification of a particularly pernicious form of cultural imperialism.
Immanuel Wallerstein
One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better
Daniel Berrigan
From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor of any nation upon whom it is bestowed.
Francis Atterbury
All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don’t win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.
Anita Brookner
I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other.
William Howard Taft
It is not so difficult a task to plant new truths, as to root out old errors; for there is this paradox in men, they run after that which is new, but are prejudiced in favor of that which is old.
Charles Caleb Colton
At least once a month, do something for someone who will never know who did them the friendly favor.
Robert Cheeke
Many businesses with unpopular products or inefficient production find it much easier to curry the favor of a few influential politicians or a government agency than to compete in the open market.
Charles Koch
It is not begging but the beggar, who has forfeited favor with the elect.
Agnes Repplier
The United States grants the favors of the second, third, or fifty-seventh chance, and its citizens remain free to invent for themselves whatever character draws a crowd or pays the rent.
Bill Vaughan
The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
Eric Hoffer
I am not in favor of killing – that for me is the line not to be crossed.
Margarethe von Trotta
Little did the artist know, who neglected his appearance in favor of his work, that the years would produce a breed that spent hours meticulously acquiring a neglected look to appear like an artist.
Vanna Bonta
When the advice of Moscow ran counter to [Ho Chi Minh’s] own ideas – as in the 1930s – he kept his head down and waited until the situation changed in his favor with the beginning of the Pacific War.
William J. Duiker
Finding that the middle condition of life is by far the happiest, I look with little favor upon that of princes.
It was Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Harriet Tubman, Wendell Phillips – these were the people who made abolition real. Now, none of you guys is in favor of slavery, right?
Bill Ayers
Civilization does everything for the mind and favors it entirely at the expense of the body.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Live life as if its rigged in your favor.
I was an avidly pro-life governor; I’m an avidly pro-life individual. As a pro-life Republican, I am in favor of having the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
Mitt Romney
The White House admitted that Vice President Biden’s endorsement of gay marriage forced him to come out in favor of it. So in a related story millions of Americans are trying to get Biden hooked on pot.
Conan O’Brien
Matrimony is the only game of chance the clergy favor.
Emily Murphy
He decided in favor of life out of sheer spite and malice.
Patrick SГјskind
In the early years, I was able to accommodate most of the requests and favors that came my way, but as the requests multiplied, I had to make tough choices because the numbers were more than I could handle.
LaVell Edwards
This is Robin Hood in reverse. These tax cap proposals favor those with the most expensive properties. We are spreading the taxes to those with some of the least expensive property.
Clementa C. Pinckney
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
Abraham Lincoln
Tact, the kind of tact you should cultivate, is not a form of deception or make-believe, but a cultivated taste which gives fine perception in seeing and doing what is best under all circumstances. There is nothing which will so readily bring you into favor, or disarm an opponent, as the right use of tact.
Grenville Kleiser
Love is rarely a hypocrite; but hate–how detect and how guard against it! It lurks where you least expect it; it is created by causes that you can the least foresee; and civilization multiplies its varieties, whilst it favors its disguise.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Luck favors the mind that is prepared.
Louis Pasteur
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Do you know who will go first on the Day of Resurrection to the shade of God…Those who when given what is right accept it, when asked for something give freely and who judge in favor of others as they do for themselves.”
Muhammad ibn Isa at-Tirmidhi
“The way of Cain” describes any religious system that attempts to earn God’s favor by works and rituals rather than reliance on God’s grace.
Robert Jeffress
When a secretary of state rakes in millions and millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests and foreign powers, I know the time for action has come.
Donald Trump
[Visiting Richard Nixon] useful only to me. The experience taught me that when people do something against you, that something always turns out in your favor.
Indira Gandhi
I know the world isn’t fair, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?
Bill Watterson
In Syria, for some time, they have been trading hostages for a number of things: for weapons, for money, for political influence, and for favors.
Christopher Voss
[on L. Ron Hubbard] I’m not in favor of his religion by any means. But he wrote a book called ‘Battlefield Earth’ that was a very fun science-fiction book.
Mitt Romney
It is a proof of boorishness to confer a favor with a bad grace; it is the act of giving that is hard and painful. How little does a smile cost?
Jean de la Bruyere
We think it would be wise in you to try to git [sic] influence by offering to print a paper in favor of the government as you know we are all friends to the Constitution yea true friends to that Country for which our fathers bled.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity.
John Travolta
Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who have fallen from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
Hedda Hopper
When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
Omar Bongo
I think there are more politicians in favor of electric cars than against. There are still some that are against, and I think the reasoning for that varies depending on the person, but in some cases, they just don’t believe in climate change – they think oil will last forever.
Elon Musk
I’m actually all in favor of freeing the entrepreneurial spirit – but it turns out, interestingly, that you actually need very strict regulations to free the entrepreneurial spirit.
Charles Ferguson
Grace is heartfelt, tinged with love, a spillover gift of the God who extended undeserved favor toward us.
Philip Yancey
Those that pulled my credential were actually doing me a favor. I was given a pass to leave an event that already had me feeling uneasy and uncomfortable in my career choice.
Michelle Beadle
When we receive with an entire and perfect resignation the afflictions which God sends us they become for us favors and benefits; because conformity to the will of God is a gain far superior to all temporal advantages.
Vincent de Paul
It is an admirable skill to able to sweeten a refusal with civil words which atone for the favor which we are not able to grant.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
Don’t allow false modesty,doubts or unbelief prevent you from accepting God’s favor. The door of mercy stands wide open.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Fortune favors the prepared.
Howard Hawks
In the midst of the affliction He counsels, strengthens confirms, nourishes, and favors us…. More over, when we have repented, He instantly remits the sins as well as the punishments. In the same manner parents ought to handle their children.
Martin Luther
Mexico will pay for it [the wall], because they are not doing us any favors. They could stop all of this illegal trade if they wanted to immediately.
Donald Trump
God can take better care of you than you could ever take of yourself. He could open doors for you that you could never open. He can close doors that will keep you out of trouble. God can give you favor everywhere that you go.
Joyce Meyer
I’m in favor of approaching both the night and the day with intention.
Robert Moss
The press is hostile to Donald Trump, they always will be. And Donald Trump is happy to return the favor. And you know what, he actually has the upper hand in that relationship.
Ari Fleischer
If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor.
As I watch government at all levels daily eat away at our freedom, I keep thinking how prosperity and government largesse have combined to make most of us fat and lazy and indifferent to, or actually in favor of, the limits being placed on that freedom.
Lyn Nofziger
Today should always be outlawed in favor of tomorrow
Nora Roberts
The immigration laws of the United States should not be used to buy and sell political favors.
Wendy Long
The odds of me coming into the rocket business, not knowing anything about rockets, not having ever built anything, I mean, I would have to be insane if I thought the odds were in my favor.
Elon Musk
It’s a rare pro-lifer who is against the death penalty, who’s against all war, who favors, you know, all the things people need to flourish and stay healthy in life. They’ve tied themselves to the Republican Party, which doesn’t support any of that.
Katha Pollitt
In my estimation, there should always be a mixture of economic liberalism – which means small government, a great emphasis on markets – but also a certain degree of social conservatism, not to favor change unless that change is beneficial. So I describe myself as an economic liberal and a social conservative.
John Howard
The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I do seem to favor a deathbed confession as the occasion for my dramatic monologues.
Norman Lock
I’m all in favor of poets telling about the process as much as they can. And many do.
Pattiann Rogers
I don’t think it’s that controversial. I’m really in favor of legalizing marijuana. I thought people would be more offended by [this series] than they are. I’m surprised they weren’t.
Mary-Louise Parker
It’s hard to be done a favor by a man you hate. It’s hard to hate him so much afterwards. Losing an enemy can be worse than losing a friend, if you’ve had him for long enough.
Joe Abercrombie
Who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking, will never accomplish anything.
Martin Luther
Modesty makes large amends for the pain it gives those who labor under it, by the prejudice it affords every worthy person in their favor.
William Shenstone
I am not in favor of caste, nor separation of the brotherhood of mankind, and would as willingly live among white men as Black, if I had equal possession and enjoyment of privileges, but I shall never be reconciled living among them subservient to their will.
Martin Delany
I never stay with people and I never look people up when I travel. I depend more on just chance meetings. The advantage is that people don’t know who I am. I meet people casually and they’re not doing me a big favor because I’m going to write something.
Paul Theroux
We’re strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
A well-known principle of human behavior says that when we ask someone to do us a favor we will be more successful if we provide a reason. People simply like to have reasons for what they do.
Robert Cialdini
By four o’clock, I’ve discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.
Warren Ellis
I’m all in favor of getting grants for musicians. Or any other good brand of Scotch.
Pepper Adams
Life favors those who are prepared
Troy Vincent
It is not the purpose of a juryman’s office to give justice as a favor to whoever seems good to him, but to judge according to law, and this he has sworn to do.
As a member of the New York Senate from 1966 to 1989, I voted 12 times to establish the death penalty in New York… I regret my votes in favor of the death penalty.
John R. Dunne
“Mercy is not in favor in my heavens today,” says Vashanka, unforgiving and combative, folding vast arms and spearing Harmony with lightning that crackles from his gaze.
Janet Morris
Whatever each man can separately do, without trespassing upon others, he has a right to do for himself; and he has a right to a fair portion of all which society, with all it combinations of skill and force, can do in his favor. In this partnership all men have equal rights; but not to equal things.
Edmund Burke
I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.
Alexander Hamilton
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
Frederick Douglass
God’s grace is amazing! We’re saved by grace – God’s undeserved favor – and we live by grace, which is also God’s power in our lives to do what we could never do in our own strength. And it’s all because God is love, and He loves us unconditionally, constantly and completely.
Joyce Meyer
I’m in favor of animal liberation. Why? Because I’m an animal.
Edward Abbey
Mary was a virgin and he Bible says that she ‘found favor’ – that means there must have been others in the race. What quality did she have that made a depository of the royal seed? She was a virgin – a clean place – he looks for clean places to deposit truth & she was open to this unique & unusual move of God.
Tommy Tenney
As I’ve indicated, most books go out of print within one year. The same is true of music and film. Commercial culture is sharklike. It must keep moving. And when a creative work falls out of favor with the commercial distributors, the commercial life ends.
Lawrence Lessig
Men give us most rarely that which we really want, not favor, but – Justice. Nothing is easier than to coax them to pet us like children, nothing more difficult than to persuade them to treat us like responsible human beings.
Frances Power Cobbe
To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character.
James E. Faust
Have you noticed that all the people in favor of birth control are already born?
Benny Hill
Do your kids a favor – don’t have any.
Robert Orben
Venus favors the bold.
It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.
George Washington
Before I give you a blessing, I ask you for a favor: I want you to bless me.
Pope Francis
So today, we call upon the world leaders to change their strategic policies in favor of peace and prosperity. We call upon the world leaders that all of these deals must protect women and children’s rights. A deal that goes against the rights of women is unacceptable.
Malala Yousafzai
I’m in favor of outing when people have demonized or scapegoated gay people for their own public gain. When they have risen to public prominence on the backs of the gay community that they are part of and they prey on, I think that’s absolutely deserving of outing.
Rachel Maddow
In the new covenant, God doesn’t want us to be blessed when we obey the law and cursed when we fail. Doesn’t such a system sound awfully similar to the old covenant? Grace is the undeserved, unmerited and unearned favor of God – the moment you try to merit the free favors of God, His grace is nullified.
Joseph Prince
Glory is sometimes a low courtesan who on the road entices many who did not think of her. They are astonished to obtain favors without having done anything to deserve them.
Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
The greatest crimes have been found, in many instances, to be compatible with a superstitious piety and devotion; hence it is justly regarded as unsafe to draw any inference in favor of a man’s morals, from the fervor or strictness of his religious exercises, even though he himself believe them sincere.
David Hume
We are easily shocked by crimes which appear at once in their full magnitude, but the gradual growth of our own wickedness, endeared by interest, and palliated by all the artifices of self-deceit, gives us time to form distinctions in our own favor
Samuel Johnson
Every wave of passion restrained is a balance in your favor. It is therefore good policy not to return anger for anger, as with all true morality.
Swami Vivekananda
Every businessman is in favor of freedom for everybody else, but when it comes to himself that’s a different question. He’s always the special case. He ought to get special privileges from the government, a tariff, this, that and the other thing.
Milton Friedman
God never asked us to meet life’s pressures and demands on our own terms or by relying upon our own strength. Nor did He demands that we win His favor by assembling an impressive portfolio of good deeds. Instead, He invites us to enter His rest.
Charles R. Swindoll
We favor a strong nonproliferation program that emphasizes diplomacy, reliance on multilateral regimes, controls on nuclear materials, and cooperative nuclear threat reduction.
George W. Bush
It’s a lifetime effort, trying to understand the way our minds work, and make it work in your favor and not against you.
Luis Gerardo Mendez
Most people who have been done a favor consider it an opportunity to show their incorruptibility rather than their gratitude. This is not only considerably cheaper morally, but it sometimes increases their pride so much that pretty soon they look down on their benefactor.
Arthur Schnitzler
I favor candidates who are biblically oriented, who hold the views of the Ten Commandments.
Bill Bright
People in Michigan are good at separating fact from fiction. They know, better than most of the country, what happens to the economy and jobs when the scales are tipped too far in favor of one group over another.
Fred Upton
Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them.
Ellis Peters
I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.
Barack Obama
I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing the hands of ladies. After all one must start somewhere.
Sacha Guitry
There is no safety in regaining the favor of an enemy.
Publilius Syrus
I don’t favor violence. If we could bring about recognition and respect of our people by peaceful means, well and good. Everybody would like to reach his objectives peacefully. But I’m also a realist. The only people in this country who are asked to be nonviolent are black people.
Malcolm X
Even if you’ve sworn to yourself never to read vampire fiction again, do yourself the favor of reading Motherless Child. Glen Hirshberg has crafted a compelling, heartbreaking thriller full of character, grit, and sorrow. Bravo
Christopher Golden
I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.
Barack Obama
May I never sit on a tribunal where my friends shall not find more favor from me than strangers.
One of the greatest of a great man’s qualities is success; ‘t is the result of all the others; ‘t is a latent power in him which compels the favor of the gods, and subjugates fortune.
William Makepeace Thackeray
White people, wake up before it is too late. Do you want Negroes working beside you, your wife and your daughters, in your mills and factories? Frank Graham favors mingling of the races.
Jesse Helms
These are the sensations and feelings that are gradually blunted by education, staled by custom, rejected in favor of social conformity.
Herbert Read
The only way you can get experience is from the clock. Time works with some people and against some people. Fortunately, the clock has worked in my favor.
Bernard Hopkins
Inspiration is not purely passive, but does favor the prepared mind.
Scott Barry Kaufman
The ocean is our life support system. No blue, no green. It’s really a miracle that we have got a place that works in our favor.
Sylvia Earle
Do me a favor.” “Don’t lick your seat belt?” Ash’s expression was total confusion. “Huh? where did that randomness come from?
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The beneficial effect of state intervention, especially in the form of legislation, is direct, immediate, and so to speak, visible, while its evil effects are gradual and indirect and lay out of sight … Hence the majority of mankind must almost of necessity look with undue favor upon governmental intervention.
A. V. Dicey
One reason there are so many unhappy Christians is they feel God should be doing them favors and heaping upon them material rewards and benefits, rather than working as a Carpenter to shape their lives back into His own image.
Jamie Buckingham
Democracy functions better when donors push politicians to win campaigns based on their defining issues instead of using financial pressure for policy changes, favors, or special access.
Ari Melber
Saw Torres play their first New York show tonight at Cake Shop. SO good. Do yourself a favor and check out her record. Her voice is KILLER.
Sharon Van Etten
I think it’s appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene [in Kosovo]. I am in favor of an intervention. On some level, you have to say that at least somebody [Clinton] is doing something.
Mike Farrell
Luck does indeed favor the well prepared.
James Alan Fox
The majority of the population thinks that if the government runs healthcare, they’re going to take away your freedom. At the same time, the public favors a national healthcare program.
Noam Chomsky
We favor putting Congress on a commission basis. Pay them for results. If they do a good job and the country prospers, they get 10% of the extra take.
Gracie Allen
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
John Churton Collins
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called ‘vices’, to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
Bram Cohen
The interest which lay behind Federalism was that of well-to-do citizens in a stable political and social order, and this interest aroused them to favor and to seek some form of political organization which was capable of protecting their property and promoting its interest.
Herbert Croly
It is not really necessary to destroy nature in order to gain God’s favor or even his undivided attention.
Ian McHarg
There are a great many people who are in favor of conservation no matter what it means.
William Howard Taft
Creationists have long held that evolutionary theory is atheistic; defenders of the theory do the theory no favor when they agree.
Elliott Sober
A real gold standard is thoroughly consistent with [classical] liberal principles and I, for one, am entirely in favor of measures promoting its development.
Milton Friedman
A moral choice in its basic terms appears to be a choice that favors survival: a choice made in favor of life.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Because Fox News is allegedly biased in favor of conservatives, critics whine like children whose lunch money got snatched. Conservatives have been pummeled for decades. Now that Fox News and conservative talk radio give people alternatives, critics squeal as if being sodomized.
Larry Elder
Riches may enable us to confer favors, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is much more difficult to get implemented politically what might be desirable economically. Even if you came out with an economic argument in favor of equalization – and I think there are arguments on both sides – I would still come down in favour of some sort of a scheme on strict economic grounds.
James M. Buchanan
Evolution does not necessarily favor the longest-lived. It doesn’t necessarily favor the biggest or the strongest or the fastest, and not even the smartest. Evolution favors those creatures best adapted to their environment. That is the sole test of survival and success.
Harvey V. Fineberg
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.
Barack Obama
Providence certainly does not favor just certain individuals, but the deep wisdom of its counsel, instruction and ennoblement extends to all.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
In case anybody asks you about my position on capital punishment, you can tell them I favor it; and if they want to know why, you can tell them this story.
Ronald Reagan
Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one’s wit at the expense of one’s better nature.
Baron de Montesquieu
There is a purpose to our lives, even if it is sometimes hidden from us, and even if the biggest turning points and heartbreaks only make sense as we look back, rather than as we are experiencing them. So we might as well live life as if – as the poet Rumi put it – everything is rigged in our favor.
Arianna Huffington
For the past few years, I’ve been more selective than I have any right to be, but I think that’s finally starting to work in my favor. I think I get way too much credit for making what people consider to be smart choices, but it’s only because I made a decision to stop worrying about making money.
Lizzy Caplan
​Life is a series of highs and lows. The trick is to tip the balance in your favor by following your heart and taking some risks.
John Avery
It’s perfectly ordinary to be a socialist. It’s perfectly normal to be in favor of fire departments.
Kurt Vonnegut
It does our Muslim compatriots no favors to fuel suspicions and leave things unspoken.
Marine Le Pen
There’s always going to be – I don’t care who it is, there’s always going to be – the temptation in Washington to seek the favor of the leftist media. It’s always gonna be there, no matter who it is. I can only think of one exception, and that’s Reagan. It’s the rule rather than the exception.
Rush Limbaugh
They have money and position and Ann has none.It’s amazing how often you can be right as long as you have those two things working in your favor.
Libba Bray
Blake took a small roll from the tray on the table, then put it back in favor of a larger one. And maybe a little butter. It certainly couldn’t hurt. And jam…no, he drew the line at jam. She was a spy, after all.
Julia Quinn
The media is tremendously important for all governments that are able to communicate through the it. It doesn’t mean there is a balance of editorial opinion that favors what you are doing or that the opposition doesn’t have its voice, but you have to be able to effectively communicate your story through the media.
Stephen Harper
As to the aridity you are suffering from, it seems to me our Lord is treating you like someone He considers strong: He wants to test you and see if you love Him as much at times of aridity as when He sends you consolations. I think this is a very great favor for God to show you.
Teresa of Avila
Luck, if there is such a thing, is either going to favor everyone equally or going to exhibit a preference for the prepared.
David Mamet
I don’t know that God favors the person who has a greater reach than those who have a small reach. It’s the intention. I try to keep a positive intention, and use whatever resources I have to benefit others.
Russell Simmons
Why am I voting for Obama? Obama, of all the candidates, is the only one of the major candidates – even more than Hillary Clinton, when they were running against each other – to speak in favor of the defense of the Constitution and the separation of powers.
Naomi Wolf
I’m always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it’s threatened.
Steven Spielberg
Men of authority and influence may promote good morals. Let them in their several stations encourage virtue. Let them favor and take part in any plans which may be formed for the advancement of morality.
William Wilberforce
I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate wherever the Government assumes a freer aspect,& the laws favor a subdivision of property.
James Madison
Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.
William Hazlitt
Karl Marx was in favor of socialist and communist-socialist revolutions, but he had a pretty nuanced view about it.
Noam Chomsky
If the soul be pure, then shall she obtain favor and rejoice in the latter day; but if she hath been defiled, then shall she wander for a time in pain and despair.
The tendencies of the times favor the idea of self-government, and leave the individual, for all code, to the rewards and penalties of his own constitution, which work with more energy than we believe, whilst we depend on artificial restraints.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.
Benjamin Franklin
Gratitude is a very pleasant sensation, both for those who feel and to those who excite it. No one who confers a favor can say with truth that they ‘want no thanks.’ They always do.
Eliza Leslie
Wealth is no mark of God’s favor. Poverty is no mark of God’s displeasure.
J. C. Ryle
There will always be dissident voices heard in the land, expressing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side and seeking influence without responsibility.
John F. Kennedy
The function of Government must be to favor no small group at the expense of its duty to protect the rights of personal freedom and of private property of all its citizens.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We absolve a friend from gratitude when we remind him of a favor.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Once you know what it means to choose in favor of yourself, there is no power in the universe that can make you choose against yourself.
Guy Finley
There’s actually a lot of evidence in primates and other animals that they return favors.
Frans de Waal
It is a very high mind to which gratitude is not a painful sensation. If you wish to please, you will find it wiser to receive, solicit even, favors, than accord them; for the vanity of the obligor is always flattered, that of the obligee rarely.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
William Ralph Inge
Favors cease to be favors when there are conditions attached to them.
Thornton Wilder
Take Cuba. A very large majority of the U.S. population is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and has been for a long time with some fluctuations. And even part of the business world is in favor of it too. But the government won’t allow it.
Noam Chomsky
We have to be focused on not just who is in [Donald’s Trump] favor and who is in his good graces and who looks right or what the palace intrigue is.
Chuck Todd
About one-half of the members of Congress are seekers for office at the nomination of the President. Of the remainder, at least one-half have some appointment or favor to ask for their relatives.
John Quincy Adams
I think that both Mill and Sidgwick are great and admirable philosophers, from whom we still have a lot to learn. I would not favor a form of Kantianism (if there is such a form) that treats Mill’s or Sidgwick’s moral philosophy with disrespect.
Allen W. Wood
No matter how small, a favor deserves thanks.
Wes Fesler
The important thing to note is that it is not important whether Malala was shot or not – Malala is not asking for personal favors or support. She is asking for support with girls’ education and women’s rights. So don’t support Malala, support her campaign for girls’ education and women’s rights.
Malala Yousafzai
The Allies had made war on Napoleon as a tyrant and an oppressor of nations; yet once they had him out of the way, they did him the favor of representing him as the torch bearer of the French Revolution. They did him the further favor of repeating his mistakes and besting him at them.
J. Christopher Herold
My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source – from favor and grace of God.
Gerrit Smith
The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air
Rabindranath Tagore
The law serves of nought else in these days but for to do wrong, for nothing is spread almost but false matters by color of the law for reward, dread and favor and so no remedy is had in the Court of Equity in any way.
Jack Cade
Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of
chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
Truman Capote
I don’t like favors; they oppress and make me fell like a slave. I’d rather do everything for myself, and be perfectly independent.
Louisa May Alcott
The Countrywide scandal is a lesson for anyone who tries to downplay the significance of crony capitalism, which moves far beyond perks and favors for politicians. These corrupt arrangements influence policies that impact all Americans, and never for the better.
Tom Fitton
Great cooking favors the prepared hands.
Jacques Pepin
In You Are Not Dead Wendy Xu breaks all the old rules that have never done us any favors anyway. She writes beautifully, noticing who we are, and letting us see ourselves with a little more humanity, a little more humor, a little more humility. I’m happy to have read this book.
James Tate
Separation in culture and arts does nobody any favors except for the people in power. That’s just it… So I feel like I’m in the business of challenging that narrative.
Rhiannon Giddens
Better it is to say that the government most comfortable to nature is that which best agrees with the humor and disposition of the people in whose favor it is established.
Baron de Montesquieu
God created man in his own image. And man, being a gentleman, returned the favor.
Henri Rousseau
We must introduce a new balance in the relationship between the individual and the government–a balance that favors greater individual freedom and self-reliance.
Gerald R. Ford
to ask for anything of consequence from friends who cannot refuse is uncivilized.
Bette Lord
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.
Barack Obama
I favor free trade in drugs for the same reason the Founding Fathers favored free trade in ideas: in a free society it is none of the government’s business what ideas a man puts into his mind; likewise, it should be none of its business what drugs he puts into his body.
Thomas Szasz
I swear to you on any kind of sacred whateverthefuck you favor: if I live through this I will absolutely start taking your advice.” “That’ll look nice on your headstone.
Matthew Woodring Stover
The mark of a good team is how it reacts when things aren’t going in its favor.
Chris Osgood
Grace is the free, unmerited favor of God, working powerfully on the mind and heart to change lives.
Timothy Keller
To mention it was to ask a favor and that as you were too generous, and as for her to ask was always to have, she wouldn’t
Cecelia Ahern
I’ve never gone out and courted favors. I’ve never gone out to be booed, either. It’s just me being myself.
Wade Barrett
Higher educating is defaulting on its obligations to offer young people a quality and broad-based education. This is true in part because the liberal arts and humanities have fallen out of favor in a culture that equates education with training.
Henry Giroux
I’m starting to like muggers more than congressmen. At least the muggers don’t claim they’re doing you a favor.
Paul Jacob
Let us allow ourselves to be ‘infected’ by St. Joseph’s silence! We need it greatly, in a world that is often too noisy, that does not favor meditation or listening to the voice of God.
Pope Benedict XVI
I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin
This new meta-system is very much in favor of the self, but a self that is based on a proper sense of dignity, not on an inflated ego. A person who dare not admit he is wrong inflates his ego but weakens his self.
Edward de Bono
Here is where you get into the danger zone, when the government official starts talking about U.S. government business and then also talking about what personal business favors they might want. And when the conversation goes down that road, it does risk crossing the line into solicitation of a bribe.
Richard Painter
Windows favors multi-threading, which means that a service is implemented by one single process.
Wietse Venema
Sacrifice is the surrender of that which you value in favor of which you dont
Ayn Rand
There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Frank Sinatra turns 100 this year and his music has been a major player in the soundtrack of my life. So it’s only right that I return the favor and pay it forward.
Brendon Urie
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost
The one thing to rely upon is God’s favor. Do not build either on your study or on your meditation, although they both help you. But you are dependent on God, not even on your murshid. Seek Him, trust Him. In Him lies your life’s purpose, and in Him is hidden the rest of your soul.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I hope everything works in our favor. The show is cool. It’s family fare. We ain’t aiming at the cheap seats. Instead, we’re making something with a broad appeal that people of any color or creed and from all walks of life can enjoy and maybe learn something from.
Ice Cube
A noble person is mindful and thankful for the favors he receives from others.
Gautama Buddha
The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others.
Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.
Brian Tracy
Democrats single out glaring examples of tax preferences or spending priorities that favor the wealthy and Republicans cry ‘class warfare!’
Dee Dee Myers
While I have very little to say in favor of sex (it’s vastly overrated, it’s frequently unnecessary, and it’s messy), it is greatly to be preferred to the interminable torments of romantic agony through which two people tear one another limb from limb while professing altruistic devotion.
Quentin Crisp
If I had a crush on a guy, my tactic was to tell them I had a crush on them. And they always thought it was super-cute, so it usually worked in my favor!
Leven Rambin
La fortuna juega a favor de una mente preparada
Louis Pasteur
Do yourself a favor,’ I said. “Forget it. Forget you ever saw me.” “Forget that you tried to kill me too?” “Yeah. That, too.” “But who are you?” “Percy-” I started to say. Then the skeletons turned around. “Gotta go!” “What kind of name is Percy Gotta-go?” I bolted for the exit.
Rick Riordan
The insane do not share the normal prejudice in favor of external reality.
Norman O. Brown
Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, the luckier you become.
Richard Branson
Whatsoever God takes away from His children, He either replaces it with a much greater favor or else gives strength to bear it.
Richard Sibbes
ingratitude is the necessary consequence of receiving favors of which we are ashamed.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and theft. She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes, and many others, in exchange for cash.
Donald Trump
I make a living off (politicians), so I can’t knock ’em. Every time we elect some fellow we think he’s terrible and then when we get another one in he’s worse. So, I am always in favor of keeping the one we’ve got and let the other go.
Will Rogers
The attorney general doesn’t favor one method or the other, he favors the death penalty.
Bob Butterworth
But I’m in favor of every religion with the possible exception of snake-chunking. Anybody that so presumes on how he stands with Providence that he will let a snake bite him, I say he deserves what he’s got coming to him.
Earl Long
Democracy is a poor system of government at best; the only thing that can honestly be said in its favor is that it is eight times as good as any other method the human race has ever tried.
Robert A. Heinlein
The possession of wealth is not a mark of Heavenly favor and their absence is not evidence of Heavenly disfavor.
Dallin H. Oaks
Anybody who really wants to abolish war must resolutely declare himself in favor of his own country’s resigning a portion of sovereignty in place of international institutions.
Albert Einstein
It is not error which opposes the progress of truth; it is indolence, obstinacy, the spirit of routine, every thing which favors inaction.
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune
The North African mule talks always of his mother’s brother, the horse, but never of his father, the donkey, in favor of others supposedly more reputable.
Clifford Geertz
Our Keystone legislation received strong bipartisan support in the Senate. Although it didn’t receive the 60 votes necessary for passage, 56 senators – a majority – voted in favor of the bill. Despite President Obama’s actively lobbying against the bill, we still won the support of 11 Democrats.
John Hoeven
A key difference between a dialogue and an ordinary discussion is that, within the latter people usually hold relatively fixed positions and argue in favor of their views as they try to convince others to change. At best this may produce agreement or compromise, but it does not give rise to anything creative.
But, perhaps, the flatterer is not often detected; for an honest mind is not apt to suspect, and no one exerts the power of discernment with much vigour when selflove favors the deceit.
Samuel Johnson
Everybody is doing you a favor when you’re doing a documentary. You can’t pressure them into it.
Ice T
The tyranny of the many would be when one body takes over the rights of others, and then exercises its power to change the laws in its favor.
If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
Decimius Magnus Ausonius
The strategy of buying what’s in favor is a fool’s errand, ensuring long-term underperformance. Only by standing against the prevailing winds – selectively, but resolutely – can an investor prosper over time. But for a while, a value investor typically underperforms.
Seth Klarman
I thank God I’ve never burned no bridges with nobody, and when it’s time for me to call in my favors, they’re coming.
Mannie Fresh
Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
Brian Tracy
favors are always for ourselves. Especially when we ask for things for other people.
Donna Leon
No right of preference exists in favor of person, property, or business. Personal claims and ambitions must yield in favor of whatever best serves the general welfare.
Charles Lindbergh
I think that when it comes to issues of trade, I think it is important for us to be in favor of trade, but I also think it is important to make sure that we are putting in place the labor standards, the environmental standards, that are going to provide some of a fighting chance for American workers.
Barack Obama
When woman has a newspaper which fear and favor cannot touch, then it will be that she can freely write her own thoughts.
Susan B. Anthony
Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.
James Lovelock
Once in a while a person does only one thing in his whole life, and we’ll talk about that later, but a lot of times there is repetition. I claim that luck will not cover everything. And I will cite Pasteur who said, “Luck favors the prepared mind.” And I think that says it the way I believe it.
Richard Hamming
To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.
Publilius Syrus
When our deepest desire is not the things of God, or a favor from God, but God Himself, we cross a threshold.
Max Lucado
Chance generally favors the prudent.
Joseph Joubert
Chance favors the connected mind.
Steven Johnson
Do not confuse objectives with methods. When the nation becomes substantially united in favor of planning the broad objectives of civilization, then true leadership must unite thought behind definite methods.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fortune never seems so blind to any as to those on whom she bestows no favors.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Trump and his supporters often lambast news sources such as CNN as being the ‘fake-news media’ whose only goal is to take him down, and they’re really doing themselves no favors when they say things that seem to support that.
Kat Timpf
If you still want to kill him, do me a favor and take him outside. Those are new sheets.
Blake Edwards
With regard to freedom of expression there are basically two positions: you defend it vigorously for views you hate, or you reject it in favor of Stalinist/Fascist standards.
Noam Chomsky
People deserve to have their experiences understood in a genuine bio-psycho-social approach. All too often, this is ignored in favor of what is a very reductionist, bio-medical, model.
Peter Kinderman
One factor that favors easier adjustment in EMEs is that U.S. monetary policy normalization has been and should continue to be gradual, as long as the U.S. economy evolves roughly as expected.
Jerome Powell
I’m not in favor of the death penalty. But I’m in favor of locking these people away in maximum security units where they can never get out. They can never escape. They can never be paroled. Lock the bad ones away. But you gotta rethink everybody else.
John Grisham
Fortune favors the audacious.
Desiderius Erasmus
A king is he who has laid fear aside and the base longings of an evil heart; whom ambition unrestrained and the fickle favor of the reckless mob move not.
Seneca the Younger
. . . Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.
John Adams
I would like to ask each of you: Would you be in favor of some kind of education on birth control and if so, how would you use that as a possible solution to the ever present question of abortion.
Robert Duvall
Moreover, the attitude that one ought to believe such and such a proposition, independently of the question whether there is evidence in its favor, is an attitude which produces hostility to evidence and causes us to close our minds to every fact that does not suit our prejudices.
Bertrand Russell
If everything was in your favor, if you did not have to surmount any great mountains, then you have nothing to be proud of. But if you feel that you have special difficulties, then you must indeed be proud of your achievement.
Eleanor Roosevelt
If you’re over 52 years old and you’re on Facebook, do us all a favor and log off now.
Denis Leary
You’ve been acting like Jesus owes you a favor, but he’s a little smart for you to fool.
Jimmy Buffett
It is much better to tempt fortune where it can favor you than to see your certain ruin by not tempting it.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Fallout shelters are like bell-bottoms. They’ve gone in and out of favor.
Irwin Redlener
So can you do me a favor? If I pull it together, make it sooner than later.
We must reign in overspending by ridding government of outmoded programs, making Big Oil pay their fair share, repealing massive tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, and enacting a tax code that no longer favors millionaires and billionaires.
Paul Tonko
A just city should favor justice and the just, hate tyranny and injustice, and give them both their just deserts.
To say that Reagan teaches us that we should be against amnesty for illegal immigrants is to contradict what Reagan himself stood for – that he was in favor of amnesty.
Eugene Jarecki
The Spirit of the Lord says that God is placing a crown of manifestation on the heads of His faithful, diligent, chosen saints – a crown of great favor and authority with God and men – a new and greater installment of the fruits and blessings of the Spirit. Another measure, and another, and another.
Todd Bentley
Scripture urges and warns us that whatever favors we may have obtained from the Lord, we have received them as a trust on condition that they should be applied to the common benefit of the church.
John Calvin
As a young person, you have no fixed address, no studio, no money for materials, so I made things sort of on the run. That life doesn’t favor the stability and spatial demands of painting.
David Salle
Some are satisfied to stand politely before the portals of Fortune and to await her bidding; better those who push forward, who employ their enterprise, who on the wings of their worth and valor seek to embrace luck, and to effectively gain her favor.
Baltasar Gracian
Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favors call; She comes unlooked for, if she comes at all .
Alexander Pope
I have argued in favor of a reformulation of First Amendment law. The overriding goal of the reformulation is to reinvigorate processes of democratic deliberation, by ensuring greater attention to public issues and greater diversity of views.
Cass Sunstein
I have never favored a Social Security retirement age of 70 nor do I favor one of 68.
Howard Dean
Walking with God doesn’t lead to God’s favor; God’s favor leads to walking with God.
Tullian Tchividjian
So for front-runners we have a black and a woman. It’s like being made to choose between syphilis or having and old man crap on your face. I would do the country a favor and run myself but I couldn’t deprive Hollywood of me for 4 years.
Zach Braff
The unrestrained freedom of thinking and of openly making known one’s thoughts is not inherent in the rights of citizens and is by no means worthy of favor and support.
Pope Gregory XVI
Pope Francis said that atheists are still eligible to go to heaven. To return the favor, atheists said Popes are still eligible to go into a void of nothingness.
Conan O’Brien
Racism, because it favors color over talent, is bad for business.
Steven Pinker
I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.
Omar Bongo
Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Extend an act of kindness each day. No one has to know. It can be a smile, reassuring words, a small favor – without expecting something in return.
Tara Brach
They say people are fundamentally interested in only three things – food, sex and shelter. I can’t say I’m authoritative on the first two, although I’m in favor of both. It’s shelter that concerns me, and it’s nice to be doing something people are interested in.
Edward Durell Stone
I could easily believe that religion could enhance health and hence survival, and that therefore there could be indeed be literally Darwinian survival value, Darwinian selection in favor of religion. None of that of course bears at all upon the truth value of the claims made by religions.
Richard Dawkins
I am not in favor of a traditional free market.
Sally Satel
Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don’t want dominance.
Gerhard Schroder
A very large majority of the U.S. population is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and has been for a long time with some fluctuations. And even part of the business world is in favor of it, too. But the government won’t allow it.
Noam Chomsky
You don’t need everyone to help you. You just need one touch of favor, and you will accomplish in a split second what could have taken your whole lifetime.
Joel Osteen
The importance of Liking Yourself is a notion that fell heavily out of favor during the coptic, anti-ego frenzy of the Acid Era–but nobody guessed back then that the experiment might churn up this kind of hangover: a whole subculture of frightened illiterates with no faith in anything.
Hunter S. Thompson
Religious creeds encourage some of the craziest kinds of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and favor severe manifestations of neurosis, borderline personality states, and sometimes even psychosis.
Albert Ellis
Our going to Washington [The Million Man March] was not to petition government, but to petition our God and Creator, that we may regain His favor and come into a position of power with Him that would allow us to correct our own condition.
Louis Farrakhan
Should I pull on a shirt?” he asked with hint of amusement. I WILL NOT BLUSH. “No.” He’d be doing the world a favor if he never wore a shirt again, but I wasn’t going to tell him that part. “You’re fine.
Gena Showalter
It is well-nigh obvious that those who are in favor of the death penalty have more affinities with murderers than those who oppose it.
Remy de Gourmont
This clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such.
Pope Benedict XVI
You treat people with respect, they tend to return the favor to the company.
Larry Page
No wind blows in favor of a ship without direction.
Seneca the Younger
The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.
Paulo Freire
Innovation in tech favors the naive and the stubborn. If you are too rational you won’t tackle problems that others once failed at.
Aaron Levie
And, by the way, how come all the people who were so in favor of unilateral nuclear disarmament are so opposed to unilateral protection against nukes?
P. J. O’Rourke
The Constitution favors no racial group – no political or social group.
William O. Douglas
I am 100 percent in favor of the intelligent use of drugs, and 1,000 percent against the thoughtless use of them, whether caffeine or LSD. And drugs are not central to my life.
Timothy Leary
Those against politics are in favor of the politics inflicted upon them.
Bertolt Brecht
I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.
Lyndon B. Johnson
That politician who curries favor with the citizens and indulges them and fawns upon them and has a presentiment of their wishes, and is skillful in gratifying them, he is esteemed a great statesman.
As history has shown, I don’t think the UFC is in the business of doing favors for other people.
Aljamain Sterling
Rather than being afraid to ask for help, remember this: When you ask someone to help you, you are actually doing them a tremendous favor by giving them an opportunity to feel needed.
Richard Carlson
If employees need to stay late in order to curry favor with the boss, what motivation do they have to get work done during normal business hours? After all, they can put in the requisite ‘face time’ whether they are surfing the Internet or analyzing customer data.
Robert Pozen
Of religion I know nothing — at least, in its favor.
Lord Byron
Socrates … brought human wisdom back down from heaven, where she was wasting her time, and restored her to man…. It is impossible to go back further and lower. He did a great favor to human nature by showing how much it can do by itself.
Michel de Montaigne
I’m in favor of progress; it’s change I don’t like.
Mark Twain
I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.
Milton Friedman
In Africa people learn to serve each other. They live on credit balances of little favors that they give and may, one day, ask to have returned.
Beryl Markham
Europe tends to favor stability over democracy, America democracy over stability.
Daniel Hannan
You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life.
Pope Paul VI
I’m not in favor of privatizing Social Security or making cuts.
Mitt Romney
В”I favor leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question.В”
George W. Bush
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Jeremy Keith
We are all in favor of immigration that determines who gets in, the quantity of people who get in, whether they assimilate or not. Nobody’s opposed to that. But immigration has been defined now as people flooding the country who are noncitizens. And that’s called “immigration,” according to the culture of the left.
Rush Limbaugh
For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy.
Bill O’Reilly
For the bliss of the deep abode is not lightly abandoned in favor of the self-scattering of the wakened state.
Joseph Campbell
Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Charles de Gaulle
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.
Alan Dundes
I do not favor same-sex marriage. I oppose same-sex marriage, and that has been my view. But, but if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays or will in any way try and suggest that people that have different sexual orientation don’t have full rights in this country, they won’t find that in me.
Mitt Romney
There has to be – you know, this is like what I think Americans really have trouble with, an economy that’s working for the privileged few, and there those privileged few are getting special favors from the political elite.
Jill Stein
I was not in favor of U.S. troops in Lebanon. And I voted against it.
John Kasich
It is in a country’s interests to keep faith with its allies. States in this sense are like people. If you have a reputation for exacting favors and not returning them, the favours dry up.
Margaret Thatcher
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have also testified repeatedly and published some articles in favor of Small Science.
Philip Warren Anderson
Greeting to the final contestants of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games. The earlier revision has been revoked. Closer examination of the rule book has disclosed that only one winner may be allowed,” he says. “Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Suzanne Collins
Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another.
George Saunders
We are not going to do ourselves any favors by buying into what’s printed in newspapers.
Kevin Plank
By suppressing differences and peculiarities, by eliminating different civilizations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death
Octavio Paz
I would not suggest the U.S. should sit down with the North Koreans bilaterally immediately after they’ve fired missiles – because the appearance is that you reward bad behavior. But if North Korea behaves for some period of time, I would pretty much favor direct talks.
Richard Armitage
The ocean is dying, and we have no place to escape to if this experiment doesn’t go in our favor.
Sylvia Earle
I am so in favor of the actual infinite that instead of admitting that Nature abhors it, as is commonly said, I hold that Nature makes frequent use of it everywhere, in order to show more effectively the perfections of its Author.
Gottfried Leibniz
Over a long period of time, the main force in favor of greater equality has been the diffusion of knowledge and skills.
Thomas Piketty
Favor and disgrace are like fear. Favor is in a higher place, and disgrace in a lower place. When you win them you are like being in fear, and when you lose them you are also like being in fear. So favor and disgrace are like fear.
Art is a tyrant. It demands heart, brain, soul, body. The entireness of the votary. Nothing less will win its highest favor. I wed art. It is my husband, my world, my life dream, the air I breathe. I know nothing else, feel nothing else, think nothing else.
Rosa Bonheur
Be generous, and pleasant-tempered, and forgiving; even as God scatter favors over thee, do thou scatter over the people.
Trump has long said he favors a ‘safe zone’ in Syria to prevent Basher al Assad’s regime from carrying out indiscriminate airstrikes against Syrian civilians and to halt the refugee flow out of Syria.
Peter Bergen
I know I’m not doing myself any favors by continuing to play.
Brett Favre
Life is conspiring in your favor. It may not always look that way, but it is, I assure you. Everything that is happening, is happening just the wayit must, in order for you to have the opportunity tocreate the experience of your Self for which you yearn.
Neale Donald Walsch
And I’m in favor of that because I have a gay son, who’s a very successful theater designer.
Robert MacNeil
Houses of Congress have . . . requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God.
George Washington
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.
Eden Ahbez
A child is not an adult, a child didn’t ask to be here. Any man that doesn’t take care of his responsibilities to his family and to his children, do me a favor STOP calling yourself a least have the decency to admit that you’re a boy. You don’t know what manhood is.
Stephen A. Smith
I am not in favor of immortality. I believe death for humans is the way of getting rid of accumulated errors – as in trial and error. Without death, the old folks would start to gang up on the babies (the new trials). Immortality –> immortal mistakes.
Esther Dyson
Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
Ron Chernow
He makes those just who are unjust, forgives those who deserve to be punished, and favors those who deserve no favor.
Charles Spurgeon
We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism, or radicalism, is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what, they call socialism.
Richard T. Ely
The Scripture stories do not, like Homer’s, court our favor, they do not flatter us that they may please us and enchant us—they seek to subject us, and if we refuse to be subjected we are rebels.
Erich Auerbach
Perhaps the apparent favor of the universe is no more than the crocodile grin of a Doberman breathing hard and about to be hungry?
Jorge Luis Borges
You this day, gentlemen, assume new characters, enter into new relations, and consequently incur new duties. You have, by the favor of Providence and the attention of your friends, received a public education, the purpose whereof hath been to qualify you the better to serve your Creator and your country.
William Samuel Johnson
I’m in favor of outing when people have demonized or scapegoated gay people for their own public gain. I don’t think just being a Republican is reason enough.
Rachel Maddow
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
Once Donald Trump takes the oath of office as president of the United States, the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution makes it clear that he cannot accept those favors.
Chuck Todd
I would not look with favor upon a President working to subvert the First Amendment’s guarantees of religious liberty … Neither do I look with favor upon those who would work to subvert Article VI of the Constitution by requiring a religious test – even by indirection.
John F. Kennedy
Just to live in the country is a full-time job. You don’t have to do anything. The idle pursuit of making a living is pushed to one side, where it belongs, in favor of living itself, a task of such immediacy, variety, beauty, and excitement that one is powerless to resist its wild embrace.
E. B. White
So much for endings. Beginnings are always more fun. True connoisseurs, however, are known to favor the stretch in between, since it’s the hardest to do anything with. That’s about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what.
Margaret Atwood
Although only one man may be receiving the favors of a woman, all men in her presence are warmed. That’s the great Generosity of women and the great generosity of the Creator who worked it out is that there are no unilateral agreements on sexuality.
Leonard Cohen
I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our forefathers, as Israel of old.
Thomas Jefferson
I also pray for favor and His anointing on my life and ministry that I might have spiritual blessing when I minister to people. They’re my principal prayers; I don’t have a prayer list that I go down.
Pat Robertson
Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor.
Dwight L. Moody
There you go again. When I opposed Medicare, there was another piece of legislation meeting the same problem before the Congress. I happened to favor the other piece of legislation and thought that it would be better for the senior citizens to provide better care than the one that was finally passed.
Ronald Reagan
The laboring man and the trade-unionist, if I understand him, asks only equality before the law. Class legislation and unequal privilege, though expressly in his favor, will in the end work no benefit to him or to society.
William Howard Taft
There’s a belief that since Africa got a raw deal from the colonial West, then the Chinese must be Africa’s best friend. But the evidence doesn’t show that, and the main criticism is that they are building infrastructure in exchange for Africa’s resources in deals that are structured to favor China.
George Ayittey
The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In the 23 years that I have been here in this industry, I have not once been in a position where somebody has propositioned me or I found myself in a place where they’re offering me good work in return for some favors.
Mandira Bedi
Technology favors horrible people.
Douglas Coupland
I suspected [Richard Nixon] was very pro-Pakistan. Or rather I knew that the Americans had always been in favor of Pakistan – not so much because they were in favor of Pakistan, but because they were against India.
Indira Gandhi
Newt Gingrich said that this executive producer is weird and it raises – does raise questions about possible conflicts. The FCC regulates NBC corporations can try to curry favor with the president by placing their products on the show [Celebrity Apprentice].
George Stephanopoulos
The simplest fix for better grilling is to line the inside of your barbecue with tin foil. It dramatically affects how evenly the heat is distributed. That crusty black hibachi or Weber grill is doing your food no favors.
Nathan Myhrvold
The more humanity owes him, the more society denies him. Every door is shut against him, even when he has a right to its being opened: and if he ever obtains justice, it is with much greater difficulty than others obtain favors.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I’m not going to take any special interest money or any PAC money… when I get to Washington I want to be the voice for the people of Connecticut and not owe special favors.
Linda McMahon
No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others.
Mitch Daniels
It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
James Bovard
The confidence in another man’s virtue is no light evidence of a man’s own, and God willingly favors such a confidence.
Michel de Montaigne
Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.
P. T. Barnum
By the time I entered high school, I had forsaken academics altogether in favor of my burgeoning acting career.
Michael J. Fox
The freedom to be able to offer education, human services, and health care in accordance with our own identity as a church should not be denied us simply because there may be the perception of a political majority who favors a new understanding of the American tradition of pluralism.
Donald Wuerl
Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur
What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!
Teresa of Avila
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill
I’m in favor of any form of sexual relationship that gives pleasure to those involved. And I have never heard a convincing argument to the contrary.
Gore Vidal
Armaments do not, generally speaking, cause wars. This notion, the logical crux of all arguments in favor of disarmament, turns the causal relationship upside down. Actually, it is wars, or conflicts threatening war, that cause armaments, not the reverse.
James Burnham
I dislike Communism because it is undemocratic, and capitalism because it favors exploitation.
Bertrand Russell
I’m no expert on pornography. The core element of it, I think, is degradation of women, whatever else goes on. I don’t think it should be outlawed, but I’m not in favor of the degradation of anybody.
Noam Chomsky
In the bureaucratic machine of socialism the way toward promotion is not achievement but the favor of the superiors.
Ludwig von Mises
If the Republicans think that by having stated and even achieved most of the Contract that they are therefore entitled to the acceptance and favor of the American voter, they’re crazy.
Malcolm Wallop
I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language.
Werner Heisenberg
The difference in sex does not hinder the ability of being strong on the levels of thinking, giving, having a strong willpower and the ability to take the right decision and the right position after studying all options, once the circumstances that favor creativity and rational thinking are available.
Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah
Abhor flatterers as you would deceivers; for both, if trusted, injure those who trust them. If you admit as friends men who seek your favor for the lowest ends, your life will be lacking in friends who will risk your displeasure for the highest good.
Clothing has a great deal to do with the attitudes and energy that others direct towards you. I favor the chic, and tend to avoid the trendy. I think that it’s good to be chic when possible because it is more inaccessible.
Frederick Lenz
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
Publilius Syrus
I remember going through the cafeteria line and telling every kid that Nixon was in favor of school on Saturdays. It was my first political trick.
Roger Stone
We secure our friends not by accepting favours but by doing them.
Emotions are what make us human. Make us real. The word ’emotion’ stands for energy in motion. Be truthful about your emotions, and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself.
Robert Kiyosaki
What are friends for? They are the ultimate reflection of yourself. Always surround yourself with people who inspire you and return the favor by giving them the best of you.
Jenny McCarthy
Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving.
B. B. Warfield
Like many modern poets, I tend to conceal rhymes by placing them in the middle of lines, and to avoid immediate alliteration and assonance in favor of echoes placed later in the poems.
Margaret Atwood
We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.
Paulo Coelho
The more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint. Their wings are my protest in favor of the immortality of the soul.
Edward Burne-Jones
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude.
Benjamin Franklin
Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces and favors, and also the great love God showed in giving us in Christ a pledge of His love; for love calls for love in return. Let us strive to keep this always before our eyes and to rouse ourselves to love Him.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces and favors, and also the great love God showed in giving us in Christ a pledge of His love; for love calls for love in return. Let us strive to keep this always before our eyes and to rouse ourselves to love Him.
Teresa of Avila
Prosperity or egalitarianism — you have to choose. I favor freedom — you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
Mario Vargas Llosa
A thousand pieces of gold may hardly bring a moment’s happiness, but a small favor can cause a lifetime’s gratitude. Too much love can turn to enmity, while aloofness can produce joy.
Zicheng Hong
In the world we live in everything militates in favor of things that have not yet happened, of things that will never happen again.
Andre Breton
I asked you here tonight because when you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Graeme Simsion
The Warrior of the light knows that when somebody wants something, the whole Universe conspires in their favor.
Paulo Coelho
Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindliness in favor of systematic hatred.
Bertrand Russell
I’m very much in favor of focused responsibility, and so in the main areas that I’m worried about, I try to have a single person who is basically the key person in that area.
Warren Christopher
Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class.
Rick Larsen
If I ever end up being the kind of person who has one kid and seven bedrooms. Do me a favor and shoot me.
John Green
Luck favors the people who are willing to grind it out.
Guy Kawasaki
Senator Graham would have been very difficult to beat. He’d been governor for two terms. He’s a U.S. Senator. He has a lot of friends; he’s done a lot of favors to help a lot of people in Florida. So the fact that he’s not running really does change the whole landscape in Florida.
Allen Boyd
Chance favors the well prepared. The more stuff you throw in, the more chances you have of looking like, ‘I did that.’
Mitchell Hurwitz
There is no peace like the peace of those whose minds are possessed with full assurance that they have known God, and God has known them, and that this relationship guarantees God’s favor to them in life, through death and on for ever.
J. I. Packer
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
Dag Hammarskjold
Hell is the backdrop that reveals the profound and unbelievable grace of the cross. It brings to light the enormity of our sin and therefore portrays the undeserved favor of God in full color.
Francis Chan
I do favor guest workers, H1B visas and student visas.
Jim Kolbe
Favor exalts a man above his equals, but his dismissal from that favor places him below them.
Jean de la Bruyere
No two people who make a movie on a certain budget scale are going to achieve the same thing because it just depends on what sort of favors you can call, and what sort of dynamics you can pull in the play.
David Lowery
I’ve never found it helpful to treat fate with a gentle hand. Everytime I’ve stroked, hopin’ fer a favor, she’s slapped me hand and laughed at me. If ye want something, take fate by the throat and shake it out o’ her.
Karen Hawkins
You are beginning to see that any man to whom you can do favor is your friend, and that you can do a favor to almost anyone.
Mark Cane
When I read a story that I think has value and I want to be in it, that doesn’t change for me. It doesn’t fall out of favor for me. I might have to move on because the universe is saying you can’t make this right now. But I’m going to circle back and make it.
Kevin Costner
The more aware a man is of a woman’s body, the better. He needs to know he has to tend to a woman. She might not always return the favor, but a man always has to tend to a woman first.
Rachel Bilson
Chance favors those in motion.
James H. Austin
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
Theodore Roosevelt
RAILROAD, n. The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off. For this purpose the railroad is held in highest favor by the optimist, for it permits him to make the transit with great expedition.
Ambrose Bierce
In Minnesota, we hold our leaders to a higher standard. We demand that the men and women we send to Washington stand above reproach and steer clear of the web of corruption, kickbacks and special favors.
Kurt Bills
So long as a man is faithful to himself, everything is in his favor, government, society, the very sun, moon, and stars.
Henry David Thoreau
The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from it’s profits or so dependent on it’s favors, that there will be no opposition from that class.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
If you want to conquer conceit, do not desire praise, laurels, nice garments, respect, favor, but like to be blamed and slandered by people.
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Antonov
We star-crossed lovers of District 12, who suffered so much and enjoyed so little the rewards of our victory, do not seek our fans’ favor, grace them with our smiles, or catch their kisses. We are unforgiving. And I love it. Getting to be myself at last.
Suzanne Collins
All the advantages that man has gained from his ever-deepening understanding of the natural world that surrounds him, his technological, chemical and medical progress, all of which should seem to alleviate human suffering… tends instead to favor humanity’s destruction.
Konrad Lorenz
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be so much more powerful than he could ever be.
Marshall McLuhan
Many of us assume that we have to do things a certain way: ignore passion in favor of safer bets, act stoic amid inner turmoil, run on an upward trajectory of success and money acquisition at any emotional cost. But these are not rules.
Martha Beck
people with a sense of fulfillment think it is a good world and would like to conserve it as it is, while the frustrated favor radical change.
Eric Hoffer
Meg Whitman wants to be close to power. She doesn’t care if it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t care if it’s Barack Obama. All she knows is that if Trump is president, he’s not gonna be crony with her. Trump is not gonna do any special favors for her.
Rush Limbaugh
This is a universe that does not favor the timid.
He who went to the kings to seek favors went away from Allah.
In all the disputes which have excited Christians against each other, Rome has invariably decided in favor of that opinion which tended most towards the suppression of the human intellect and the annihilation of the reasoning powers.
I’ve got this thing where I always kind of diss the older stuff and favor the newer stuff. I mean, it’s not just my thing; every artist or musician is like that, I guess.
Bradford Cox
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.
Robert Frost
We favor the visible, the embedded, the personal, the narrated, and the tangible; we scorn the abstract.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Is it wrong to leave relative security in favor of unknown risk at the side of someone you love?
Ellen Hopkins
You about to play an opponent who is either bigger, stronger, faster or more experienced than you. Is there any hope at all? Absolutely, because one factor is in your favor: You are the Underdog!
Micah Miller
Best Friends. And I thought of what she had done all the millions of times I cried to her, collapsing at even the slightest wounding of my heart or pride. So I reached over and pulled her to me, wrapping my arms around her, and held my best friend close, returning so many favors all at once.
Sarah Dessen
You do not give preferred deals and dole out favors, lucrative favors, and government partnerships and weapons deals to your clients.
Jill Stein
Miroku: Kagome, are you worrying about me? Kagome: I guess so. Miroku: In that case, I have a favor to ask of you: please bear my child.
Rumiko Takahashi
I have to say that I think maybe they did her a favor, and maybe she’ll actually get help. Coffee’s one thing, but coke is another. It’s not something you want to really have as a problem in your life. I think we have to kind of stop rewarding bad behavior and actually start helping people.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
There are those who believe a liberal or a conservative bias permeates the media. I don’t. The operative press bias is one that favors conflict, not ideology, and it is lashed by a market-driven bias to boost ratings or circulation with more wow stories, more sizzle.
Ken Auletta
“Undecided,” while running for re-election to state Senate in 1998, in response to an Outlines questionnaire asking, “Do you favor legalizing same-sex marriage?”
Barack Obama
Dogs live with man as courtiers ’round a monarch, steeped in the flattery of his notice … to push their favor in this world of pickings and caresses is, perhaps, the business of their lives.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution.
Garrett Hardin
To mend our own relationship with God, regaining God’s favor after having once lost it, is beyond the power of any one of us. And one must see and bow to this before one can share the biblical faith in God’s grace.
J. I. Packer
Hope is not a granted wish or a favor performed; no it is far greater than that. It is a zany, unpredictable dependence on a God who loves to surprise us out of our socks.
Max Lucado
2016 is a change election, and that favors Trump.
Kellyanne Conway
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
Baltasar Gracian
Reading if a man has a crush on you can be to your advantage. If you know a guy likes you, the power shifts in your favor giving you more confidence.
Georgios Christodoulou
[T]here is a methodological bias in favor of taking natural discourse literally, other things being equal. For example, unless there are clear reasons for construing discourse as ambiguous, elliptical, or involving special idioms, we should not so construe it.
Tyler Burge
Without doubt, the Lord grants all favors which are asked of Him in Mass, provided they be fitting for us.
St. Jerome
And upon this act [Emancipation Proclamation]…I invoke…the gracious favor of Almighty God.
Abraham Lincoln
Education and study, and the favors of the muses, confer no greater benefit on those that seek them than these humanizing and civilizing lessons, which teach our natural qualities to submit to the limitations prescribed by reason, and to avoid the wildness of extremes.
Be grateful for good breaks and kind favors but don’t count on them.
Marian Wright Edelman
By the same right under which France took Flanders, Lorraine and Alsace, and will sooner or later take Belgium — by that same right Germany takes over Schleswig; it is the right of civilisation as against barbarism, of progress as against stability.
Friedrich Engels
In the fields of observation chance favors only those minds which are prepared.
Louis Pasteur
Culture has become one of the last elements of our identity. We have to act in favor of cultural diversity abroad as well as at home, we need strong cultural diplomacy but we have to create it.
Frederic Martel
What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN.
Wavy Gravy
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
Barbara Ehrenreich
It does kids no favors, and sets them up for a potential lifetime of poor health and social embarrassment, to excuse them from family meals of real food. Everyone benefits from healthy eating, but it is particularly crucial at the beginning of life.
Andrew Weil
O how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes favors! There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, that sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, more pangs and fears than wars or women have, and when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, never to hope again.
William Shakespeare
Never let your inferiors do you a favor – it will be extremely costly.
H. L. Mencken
I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Praise the Lord, but do me a favor, don’t ever say ‘Stephen Baldwin’ and ‘ministry’ in the same sentence.
Stephen Baldwin
Visualize what you want out of life and think big. Don’t feel undeserving. We’re all deserving of living our dreams—some of us realize it and some don’t. You’re not doing anyone any favors by living small. Embrace these truths and step up. The world is waiting.
Jillian Michaels
Among the noblest in the land – Though man may count himself the least – That man I honor and revere, Who without favor, without fear, In the great city dares to stand, The friend of every friendless beast.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Man is a rational animal – so at least I have been told. Throughout a long life, I have looked diligently for evidence in favour of this statement, but so far I have not had the good fortune to come across it, though I have searched in many countries spread over three continents.
Bertrand Russell
I’ve always been an ajumma, but when you get older, the culture we were brought up in works in our favor where aging is good, combatting the Hollywood idea that aging is bad. I’m very grateful for that.
Margaret Cho
I mistake the American people if they favor the odious doctrine that there is no such thing as international morality; that there is one law for a strong nation and another for a weak one.
Grover Cleveland
The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid, and beautiful; but it soon fades away. The in memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.
Elihu Root
I am in favor of reducing all budget items. But the item I don’t want to reduce is the pension expenditure because it affects the weakest part of society.
Mariano Rajoy
He only is a great man who can neglect the applause of the multitude and enjoy himself independent of its favor.
Joseph Addison
Reality favors symmetry.
Jorge Luis Borges
It doesn’t make any difference if you are in favor of capital punishment or if you are opposed to capital punishment. The fact of the matter is that as a viable penalty, capital punishment does not work at this time and has not worked in the State of Florida for many, many years.
Gerald Kogan
We had pastors testifying in favor of gun control. And they were quoting the Bible, too, for it. And there were no pastors on the other side testifying against gun control… I had to literally open up my Bible and read scripture to these pastors in a hearing in Olympia. A politician had to read scripture to pastors.
Matt Shea
The European Union and the United States of America are the big important economic areas for us, which is why I always have come up strongly in favor of concluding a trade agreement with the United States of America.
Angela Merkel
They enlarged the domains of commerce by treaties with all nations, upon the great principle of equal justice to all nations, and special favors to none.
Robert Toombs
I’m all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.
Leo Szilard
Heaven’s Way gives no favors. It always remains with good people.
I am in favor of community policing because it builds better working relationships with the communities.
Frank Vincent
Achievers can almost literally taste success because they imagine their goals in such vivid detail. Setbacks only seem to add spice and favor to the final taste of victory.
Denis Waitley
When someone sticks a knife six inches into your back, and then pulls it out two inches and claims he’s doing you a favor, don’t believe him.
Malcolm X
Grace is favor shown to people who do not deserve any favor at all.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Yes, hypothetically, western Catholicism could revise the theme of celibacy. … But for the moment, I am in favor of maintaining celibacy, with the pros and the cons it has, because we have ten centuries of more good experiences than bad ones.
Pope Francis
Avoiding the appearance of queenly behavior is politically wise. But it does American culture no favors if a first lady tries so hard to be average that she winds up looking common.
Robin Givhan
You are more than entitled not to know what the word ‘performative’ means. It is a new word and an ugly word, and perhaps it doesnot mean anything very much. But at any rate there is one thing in its favor, it is not a profound word.
J. L. Austin
A work of real merit finds favor at last.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Regarding stickyfish teams, I favor the Bigfield Fighting Koobish.
Adam Rex
I am not in favor of imposing happiness on people. Everyone has a right to his bad wine, to his stupidity, and to his dirty fingernails.
Milan Kundera
Silence is an argument in favor of the status quo. A refusal to address an inequity is a strategy for maintaining that inequity.
PZ Myers
the time to grant anybody a favor is the day the favor is asked, for that day is the one psychological moment of the world when supply and demand are keyed exacty to each other’s limits, and can be mated beatifically to grow old, or die young, together. But after that day — !
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
As state and local laws mutate and change in favor of greater tolerance, perhaps cannabis will find it’s proper place in the home medicine chest.
Chris Kilham
Polls show that most people in the world favor humbler, more compassionate solutions to our common problems. Not only favor them but, resolving to love in a more complete and final way, try to put them into action. A society based on universal compassion is not just our only hope; it is an evolutionary imperative.
Marc Ian Barasch
Im very strongly in favor of the auteur theory.
George Hickenlooper
Vanity keeps persons in favor with themselves who are out of favor with all others.
William Shakespeare
Let him who has given a favor be silent; let he who has received it tell it.
Seneca the Younger
We must speak to God as a friend speaks to his friend, servant to his master; now asking some favor, now acknowledging our faults, and communicating to Him all that concerns us, our thoughts, our fears, our projects, our desires, and in all things seeking His counsel.
Ignatius of Loyola
An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.
Sharon Salzberg
The best favors are worth doing for the doing, not because we’ll ever get paid back appropriately.
Seth Godin
Learn to overrule minor interest in favor of great ones, and generously to do all the good the heart prompts; a man is never injured by acting virtuously.
Luc de Clapiers
If white privilege is a thing, why are people working so hard to be black? All of the award shows and cultural events favor black culture.
Milo Yiannopoulos
Fate is an obligation I don’t understand–the reasons that random beast passed over her deserving soul in favor of mine.
Andrew X. Pham
We must dream so big that without the support that comes through favor with God and man, we could never accomplish what is in our hearts.
Bill Johnson
Increased spending, all these favors that we got to do for people – it’s got to stop.
Paul Gosar
We ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own.
George Washington
‘Tangerine’ being my fifth film, I was out of favors. I couldn’t afford to get the Arri Alexa or RED cameras and I definitely couldn’t shoot on film.
Sean Baker
Most people are in favor of change, as long as they can continue to do things the same as they always have.
Bill Phillips
I have always considered it despicable to grovel for your life as if life were a favor. If you cannot live the way you want, there is no point in living
Reinaldo Arenas
Few men survey themselves with so much severity as not to admit prejudices in their own favor.
Samuel Johnson
No professional politician is ever actually in favor of public economy. It is his implacable enemy, and he knows it. All professional politicians are dedicated wholeheartedly to waste and corruption. They are the enemies of every decent man.
H. L. Mencken
I believe Picasso’s success is just one small part of the broader modern phenomenon of artists themselves rejecting serious art- perhaps partly because serious art takes so much time and energy and talent to produce-in favor of what I call `impulse art’: art work that is quick and easy, at least by comparison.
Marilyn vos Savant
If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.
Simultaneously the Left Opposition in the course of several years carried on a struggle against the Stalinists in favor of collectivization.
Leon Trotsky
Liberalism Has Nearly Destroyed Black America, And Now It’s Time For Black America To Return The Favor.
Elbert Guillory
I’m a feminist. I’ve always been in favor of women.
Carl Andre
Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one… that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.
Mark Twain
I have rarely read a more wonderful book than To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander. Rich with historical detail and fully developed characters, this novel held me spellbound until the last page. If you read one historical novel this year, make it To Win Her Favor. It will linger with you long after the last page.
Colleen Coble
Against war one might say that it makes the victor stupid and the vanquished malicious. In its favor, that in producing these two effects it barbarizes, and so makes the combatants more natural. For culture it is a sleep or a wintertime, and man emerges from it stronger for good and for evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Although only one man may be receiving the favors of a woman, all men in her presence are warmed.
Leonard Cohen
America… Cherishes no purpose save to merit the favor of Almighty God.
Calvin Coolidge
How will you know a good farmer when you meet him? He will not ask you for any favors.
Jane Smiley
In the long and dogged crusade that the human race has fought in favor of democracy, the ideal of liberty, of freedom, has always been the goal.
John Allen Fraser
No government is ever really in favor of so-called civil rights. It always tries to whittle them down. They are preserved under all governments, insofar as they survive at all, by special classes of fanatics, often highly dubious.
H. L. Mencken
Beloved, pursue Jesus and you will experience wisdom in every area of your life. You cannot try to earn, deserve or study to acquire God’s wisdom. It comes by His unmerited favor. His wisdom will give you good success in your career. It will cause you to succeed as a student, parent or spouse.
Joseph Prince
The only people who steal are thieves, and that’s a very small percentage of civilization. Most people want to have some way to make the economic transaction valid. They want to return the favor, if you will… return the benefit and reciprocate…
Michael Nesmith
I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are, who led our fathers, as Israel of old, from their native land and planted them in a country flowing with all the necessaries of comforts of life.
Thomas Jefferson
Maybe he murdered Myrtle; that would’ve done everyone a favor. . . .
J. K. Rowling
I think that by staying out of shape at the age of 33 I’m doing myself a huge favor for my future. There will never be anyone commenting on how I’ve ‘let myself go.’ I’ve gone. It’s gone. It’s not going, it’s GONE.
Janeane Garofalo
Do me a favor, okay? Tell my parents that I fought well today. And tell them that I… that I… that I fought hard.
Mark Bowden
It now seems plain to me that that theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one…the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals.
Mark Twain
Good men do not always have grace and favor, lest they should be puffed up, and grow insolent and proud.
Saint John Chrysostom
I am in favor of stem-cell research. I am not in favor of creating new human embryos through cloning.
Mitt Romney
Idealizing the reality of past romances won’t do you any favors as you face Valentine’s Day alone.
Amy Morin
Interested in some ‘undercover’ work? And to think, I was actually having a tender thought about you. Do yourself a favor, Steele…Become mute.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
This particular school of Zen has always considered itself the Marines of the spiritual world, so it has a kind of bias against conceptual thinking in favor of a very rigorous physical life.
Leonard Cohen
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you will keep being your best right where you are, you will come into more favor, promotion and opportunity than you ever imagined.
Joel Osteen
Because IQ tests favor memory skills and logic, overlooking artistic creativity, insight, resiliency, emotional reserves, sensory gifts, and life experience, they can’t really predict success, let alone satisfaction.
Diane Ackerman
As with any relationship, the market favors those who give more value than they ask for.
Leslie Bradshaw
Fortune favors the well-prepared.
Louis Pasteur
Let’s have the Union restored as it was, if we can; but if we can’t, I’m in favor of the Union as it wasn’t.
Artemas Ward
Nepotism is despised in England, which is a very good thing. I think something to do with the class system. People really look down on nepotism. So yeah, it never really works in your favor – even in this industry.
Max Irons
I’m not at an extreme, but I do think that Donald Trump is a self-created creature. But the media has feasted on his spectacle and he wouldn’t live without the attention. He’s repaid the favor by attacking the press, but that’s generated more reactive coverage.
David Folkenflik
I am not aware that payment, or even favors, however gracious, bind any man’s soul and conscience in questions of highest morality and highest importance.
Charles Kingsley
It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future.
Jay Rockefeller
I don’t sing. I do everybody a favor and I don’t sing.
Jake Pavelka
The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favor of God.
Matthew Henry
The problem with me is that nothing embarrasses me. Everything I’ve done ends up working in my favor. Even when I make mistakes and people exploit my mistakes on television or on the Internet, and they use it to make fun of me, it’s just kind of working in my favor at the end. It’s really strange.
David Hasselhoff
There’s something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.
A. R. Ammons
It is good breeding alone that can prepossess people in your favor at first sight, more time being necessary to discover greater talents.
Lord Chesterfield
The contradiction is somehow unresolved. In the case of the business propaganda, it’s particularly ironic because while business wants the population to hate the government, they want the population to love the government. Namely, they’re in favor of a very powerful state which works in their interest.
Noam Chomsky
It’s normal for people, especially politicians, to expect rewards in return for favors.
Tucker Carlson
I think if the people of this country can be reached with the truth, their judgment will be in favor of the many, as against the privileged few
Eleanor Roosevelt
I favor strategies that encourage industry to include some sort of key recovery capability in their systems which would also address user requirements for access.
Dorothy E. Denning
Men indulge those opinions and practices that favor their pretensions.
Roger L’Estrange
My first-grade teacher told me I was the dumbest student she ever had. She did me a favor. If she told me I was very smart, I wouldn’t have tried to improve.
Ernest Gallo
The pitcher has got only a ball. I’ve got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
Hank Aaron
Louis Pasteur said, ‘Chance favors the prepared mind.’ If you’re really engaged in the writing, you’ll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
Michael Chabon
Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate differences between masters and their workmen, its counsellors are always the masters. When the regulation, therefore, is in favor of the workmen, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favor of the masters.
Adam Smith
I have never pressurized a producer to do me any favor.
Kabir Bedi
Favored stocks underperform the market, while out-of-favor companies outperform the market, but the reappraisal often happens slowly, even glacially.
David Dreman
I would like to say, for the record, that I am in favor of using more American Indians and other minorities in motion pictures, I am against polluting the oceans of the world, I am for every nationality having its own homeland, I am against whacking baby seals on the head, and I am for saving the whales.
Johnny Carson
Every time I’m practicing, playing or prepping, Majors are always going to be the ones everybody wants to win. But putting the urgency or too much pressure on yourself is not going to do any favors.
Tommy Fleetwood
Whoever finds Jesus, finds a rich treasure, and a good above every good. He who loses Jesus loses much indeed, and more than the whole world. Poorest of all is he who lives without Jesus, and richest of all is he who stands in favor with Jesus.
Thomas a Kempis
Ballet is ultimately a logical technique; it favors the shortest, most efficient route from one position into another. This factor gives an aesthetic clarity to all motions.
Anna Paskevska
I’m all in favor of NATO.
Donald Trump
We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favors.
Oliver Goldsmith
Human relationships are about communicating. Business jargon should be banished in favor of simple English. Simplicity is a sign of truth and a criterion of beauty. Complexity can be a way of hiding the truth.
Helena Rubinstein
The ability to handle stress increases with the practice of meditation. In a culture like ours in which inner, spiritual growth is totally neglected in favor of materialistic pursuits, we might have something to learn from the Hare Krishna devotees’ meditational practices.
Daniel Goleman
I’ll be at charges for a looking-glass And entertain a score or two of tailors To study fashions to adorn my body: Since I am crept in favor with myself, I will maintain it with some little cost.
William Shakespeare
Anybody out there who is a parent, if your kids want to paint their bedrooms,as a favor to me, let them do it. It’ll be OK.
Randy Pausch
The acknowledgment of and gratitude for favors and gifts received is loved and esteemed in Heaven and on earth.
Ignatius of Loyola
We are in favor of tolerance, but it is a very difficult thing to tolerate the intolerant and impossible to tolerate the intolerable.
George D. Prentice
With some notable exceptions, businessmen favor free enterprise in general but are opposed to it when it comes to themselves.
Milton Friedman
A man to whom you do a favor will not understand if you say nothing, make no noise, just walk away. You may cause more trouble by refusing a bribe than by accepting it.
Chinua Achebe
One of the reasons that I am in favor of less government is because when you have more government, industrialists take it over.
Milton Friedman
I think politics is a reason why a lot of stuff doesn’t get done. There’s a lot of favors, and a lot of people are held back by their intentions of being re-elected or the things that they owe their party or constituents.
Chance The Rapper
I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Few husbands (and the longer I observe, the more I am convinced of the truth of what I am about to say, and I make no exception in favor of education or station) have the magnanimity to use justly, generously, the power which the law puts in their hands.
Fanny Fern
It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.
The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.
James Weldon Johnson
Gen. Tommy Franks Says That If The United States Is Hit With A Weapon Of Mass Destruction That Inflicts Large Casualties, The Constitution Will Likely Be Discarded In Favor Of A Military Form Of Government
Tommy Franks
who was the cynic who had defined gratitude as thanks for favors to come?
Ursula Curtiss