Top 31 Quotes and Sayings about "INDULGENCE"


"Self-restraint is indulgence of the propensity to forgo."

--- Ambrose Bierce


"Contemporary movies just drive me crazy. The violence and the sentimentality and the spiritual materialism and Theism and the incredible indulgence in ignorance is so claustrophobic."

--- Anne Waldman


"In general, indulgence for those we know is rarer than pity for those we know not."

--- Antoine Rivarol


"What's the ultimate price I'll pay if I don't stop this indulgence now? By asking questions like this, they'll associate pain to overeating, and their behavior will change immediately."

--- Tony Robbins


"The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways."

--- Bryant H. McGill


"Virtue - even attempted virtue - brings light; indulgence brings fog."

--- C. S. Lewis


"It will not do, my friend, to grant an easy indulgence to natural appetite and desire, for they ever seek to be our masters."

--- Timothy Shay Arthur


"To history therefore I must refer for answer, in which it would be an unhappy passage indeed, which should shew by what fatal indulgence of subordinate views and passions, a contest for an atom had defeated well founded prospects of giving liberty to half the globe."

--- Thomas Jefferson


"Roland had taught him that self-deception was nothing but pride in disguise, an indulgence to be denied."

--- Stephen King


"Sometimes it’s a sort of indulgence to think the worst of ourselves. We say, ‘Now I have reached the bottom of the pit, now I can fall no further,’ and it is almost a pleasure to wallow in the darkness. The trouble is, it’s not true. There is no end to the evil in ourselves, just as there is no end to the good. It’s a matter of choice. We struggle to climb, or we struggle to fall. The thing is to discover which way we’re going."

--- Daphne du Maurier


"You said how strange it was that people were prepared to buy expensive material objects, but when it came to making an investment in their souls they refused to do so, considering it a monstrous indulgence and a waste of money! (58)"

--- Sarah Ferguson


"No man will revel long in the indulgence of crime."

--- Decimius Magnus Ausonius


"Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind, and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis."

--- Samuel Eliot Morison


"The severity of the master is more useful than the indulgence of the father."

--- Saadi


"God almighty, in a few short hours we will be in battle with the enemy. We do not join battle afraid. We do not ask favors or indulgence but ask that, if You will, use us as Your instrument for the right and an aid in returning peace to the world."

--- Robert Lee Wolverton


"It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip."

--- Robert A. Heinlein


"I think it's almost an indulgence to focus on the dark side of things. And as you get older, you want to focus on the positive."

--- Rob Brydon


"People talk of the courage of convictions, but in actual life a man's duty to his family may make a rigid course seem a selfish indulgence of his own righteousness."

--- F. Scott Fitzgerald


"Too much indulgence has ruined thousands of children; too much love not one."

--- Fanny Fern


"The prison of lust is just that very one of which the soul shuts the doors upon herself; for each act of indulgence is the shooting of a fresh bolt."

--- Plato


"Not many years ago, it was access to information and movement that seemed our greatest luxury; nowadays it’s often freedom from information, the chance to sit still, that feels like the ultimate prize. Stillness is not just an indulgence for those with enough resources – it’s a necessity for anyone who wishes to gather less visible resources."

--- Pico Iyer


"Negative thinking is always expensive--dragging us down mentally, emotionally, and physically--hence I refer to any indulgence in it as a luxury."

--- Peter McWilliams


"Inclination snatches arguments To make indulgence seem judicious choice."

--- George Eliot


"One thing is clear to me, that no indulgence of passion destroys the spiritual nature so much as respectable selfishness."

--- George MacDonald


"Our understanding of God is the answer to prayer; getting things from God is God's indulgence of us. When God stops giving us things, He brings us into the place where we can begin to understand Him."

--- Oswald Chambers


"The feeling that "I am enough" does not mean that I have nothing to learn, nothing further to achieve, and nowhere to grow to. It means that I accept myself, that I am not on trial in my own eyes, that I value and respect myself. This is not an act of indulgence but of courage."

--- Nathaniel Branden


"Eventually, a collection ceases to be a personal indulgence and assumes its own identity. In fact, it becomes a thing in its own right - rather like Frankenstein's monster."

--- Howard Hodgkin


"Our greatest indulgence towards a man springs from our despair of him."

--- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


"While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment, and anything but a commitment to one's own well-being."

--- Marianne Williamson


"Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption."

--- Jimmy Carter


"Pleasure comes through toil, and not by self indulgence and indolence. When one gets to love work, his life is a happy one."

--- John Ruskin