Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.
— Thomas S. Monson

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.
Proverbs refusal quote

Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.
— Soren Kierkegaard

The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.
— Publilius Syrus

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
— refusal quotation by Francois de la Rochefoucauld