quote by Francis Atterbury

Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?

— Francis Atterbury

Powerful Misplaced quotations

I've never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn't take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment.

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power.

We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.

The day misspent, the love misplaced, has inside it the seed of redemption.

Nothing is exempt from resurrection.

I got the idea for Netflix after my company was acquired.

I had a big late fee for Apollo 13. It was six weeks late and I owed the video store $40. I had misplaced the cassette. It was all my fault.


In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

What you hope for determines what you live for.

What you hope for determines WHO you live for. Hope misplaced can devastate you.

The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

One product that you can never go wrong with is sunglasses because they are easy to misplace. I always get a couple of pairs every year.

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.


It doesn't matter whom you love or where you move from or to, you always take yourself with you. If you don't know who you are, or if you've forgotten or misplaced her, then you'll always feel as if you don't belong. Anywhere.

I placed the Marines where the hardest work was to be accomplished, and I never once found my confidence in them misplaced.

his planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them.

Important rules like don’t poison the water, soil, or air, don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch the thermostat have been broken.

Men! She could not understand why so many women feared them.

Hadn't the gods made them with the most vurnerable part of their guts hanging right out of their bodies, like a misplaced bit of bowel? Kick them there and they curled up like snails. Caress them there and their brains melted.

Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity.


In physiology, as in all other sciences, no discovery is useless, no curiosity misplaced or too ambitious, and we may be certain that every advance achieved in the quest of pure knowledge will sooner or later play its part in the service of man.

Women are so strange in their influence that they tempt you to misplaced kindness.

Evil is, good or truth misplaced.

Ah? A small aversion to menial labor?" The doctor cocked an eyebrow.

"Understandable, but misplaced. One should treasure those hum-drum tasks that keep the body occupied but leave the mind and heart unfettered.

There are several ways to react to being lost.

One is to panic: this was usually Valentina's first impulse. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you've misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world.


He [Mencken] was an autodidact, with all the misplaced confidence and all the astonishing gaps that characterize that breed. Not many of us would venture to write a book about democracy without ever having read de Tocqueville, nor embark on a translation of Nietzsche with only a sketchy knowledge of German.

I felt like I'd been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine.

What's the point of a spark of light if it stands alone? The key is, and will always be, synergy. Without it, each and every light being will forever feel broken, misplaced, and internally crippled.

Does not a misplaced optimism exist, common to all mankind, leading on to false conviction that social engagements, if dated sufficiently far ahead, will never really materialize?

Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave.


So the misplaced assumption is that we have this whole new institutional element where these [financial] institutions are looking after their own financial interests before the financial interests of the principals, princi-pals whose interests they are really bound to observe first.

I am dead to adverbs; they cannot excite me. To misplace an adverb is a thing which I am able to do with frozen indifference; it can never give me a pang. There are subtleties which I cannot master at all - they confuse me, they mean absolutely nothing to me - and this adverb plague is one of them.

If a misplaced admiration shows imbecility, an affected criticism shows vice of character. Expose thyself rather to appear a beast than false.

I'm interested in the human impact of the giant foot of misplaced government.

After all, we encounter it every day.

By cutting critical domestic programs such as education, health, environmental protection, and veterans' services, this budget reveals misplaced priorities.


It is the common error of builders and parents to follow some plan they think beautiful (and perhaps is so) without considering that nothing is beautiful that is misplaced.

But there are times when thinking is misplaced, like when taking photographs.

You cannot think your way to making photographs; you can photograph your way to clearer thinking.

This enthusiasm [for empathy] may be misplaced.

Empathy has some unfortunate features – it is parochial, narrow-minded and innumerate. We’re often at our best when we’re smart enough not to rely on it.

Sometimes your friends take you ten steps backwards for every step you take forward. Sometimes misplaced loyalty ruins your destiny.

One of the first principles of decorative art is that in all manufactures ornament must hold a place subordinate to that of utility; and when, by its exuberance, ornament interferes with utility, it is misplaced and vulgar.

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