quote by Augustus

If we could survive without a wife, citizens of Rome, all of us would do without that nuisance.

— Augustus

Special Nuisance quotations

If we could survive without a wife, citizens of Rome, all of us would do without that nuisance; but since nature has so decreed that we cannot manage comfortably with them, nor live in any way without them, we must plan for our lasting preservation rather than for our temporary pleasure.

I have to confess that I had gambled on my soul and lost it with heroic insouciance and lightness of touch. The soul is so impalpable, so often useless, and sometimes such a nuisance, that I felt no more emotion on losing it than if, on a stroll, I had mislaid my visiting card.

Nest of Soviet fellow travelers clacking busybodies in a Soviet jellyfish front, sitting here in Leesburg oozing out their funny little propaganda and making nuisances of themselves.

Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy.

Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.


Practically everybody knows what its like to feel anxious, worried, nervous, afraid, uptight, or panicky. Often, anxiety is just a nuisance, but sometimes it can cripple you and prevent you from doing what you really want with your life. But I have some great news for you: You can change the way you feel.

We have to be aggressive when those we stick up for have no voice.

I don't consider it radical to say cruelty is wrong and that animals should be respected. I consider it radical to eat corpses, put electrodes in animals' heads, make elephants live in chains in the circus, and poison animals we consider a nuisance.

Every painting is a war. You have to struggle every day, and to struggle every day with your inadequacies is a damn nuisance.

Property is a nuisance.

Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you.


The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited;

he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.

I think along the way, as we treat nature as model and mentor, and not as a nuisance to be evaded or manipulated, we will certainly acquire much more reverence for life than we seem to be showing right now.

It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance.

There's a legal term for a problem in public space: something that might draw people to an area-say, across train tracks-where they might be caused harm. It's called a 'public nuisance.' I wouldn't mind being called that for my life's work.

Some French socialist said that private property was theft.

.. I say that private property is a nuisance.


I find brass bands have a melancholy sound.

All right out of doors, of course - fifty miles away. Like bagpipes, they turn what had been a dream into a public nuisance.

How subtle is the relationship between the traveler and his luggage! He knows, as no one else knows, its idiosyncrasies, its contents ... and always some small nuisance which he wishes he had not brought; had known, indeed, before starting that he would regret it, but brought it all the same.

Parades should be classed as a Nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison. They stop more work, inconvenience more people, stop more traffic, cause more accidents, entail more expense, and commit and cause I don't remember the other hundred misdemeanors.

Educating people beyond their intellectual means is a disservice to humanity.

A clueless person who knows little is a nuisance; a clueless person who knows a lot is a menace.

Before that I had largely thought of selling as just a way of making a living for myself. I had dreaded to go in to see people, for fear I was making a nuisance of myself. But now I was inspired! I resolved right then to dedicate the rest of my selling career to this principle: finding out what people want, and helping them get it.


Air pollution is not merely a nuisance and a threat to health.

It is a reminder that our most celebrated technological achievements-the automobile, the jet plane, the power plant, industry in general, and indeed the modern city itself-are, in the environment, failures.

A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum.

According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances and evicted.

I keep my family out of my public life because it can be an awful nuisance to them. What's my mother going to tell strangers anyway? That I was a cute baby and that she's terribly proud of me? Nuts. Who cares?

No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days.

In a country like South Africa, writers have nuisance value, because those of us who have become known overseas have certainly helped to inform people about what life is like there.


Calling noise a nuisance is like calling smog an inconvenience.

Noise must be considered a hazard to the health of people everywhere.

Babies are a nuisance, of course. But so does everything seem to be that is worth while – husbands and books and committees and being loved and everything. We have to choose between barren ease and rich unrest – or rather, one does not choose.

If one cannot command attention by one's admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance

What was sleep? A blessing, a respite from life, an echo of death, a demanding nuisance?

You cannot prevent a man getting drunk if he wishes to do so, but when he becomes a nuisance, then you interfere.


The educated man is a greater nuisance than the uneducated one.

One has to resign oneself to being a nuisance if one wants to get anything done.

Nobody can read Freud without realizing that he was the scientific equivalent of another nuisance, George Bernard Shaw.

Romance without finance is a nuisance.

Few men value free merchandise. Let the chippies fall where they may.

I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.

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