quote by Pearl Buck

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

— Pearl Buck

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Spite quote A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent.

Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults.

When you love someone, you love them with their faults.


In spite of all similarities, every living situation has, like a newborn child, a new face, that has never been before and will never come again. It demands of you a reaction that cannot be prepared beforehand. It demands nothing of what is past. It demands presence, responsibility; it demands you.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.

... let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living.

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

I'm not a spiteful man, never been. I always forgive. The final decision isn't mine, but God's. God knows what He does.


The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.

We repeat again: strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one’s balance in spite of them. Even with the violence of emotion, judgment and principle must still function like a ship’s compass, which records the slightest variations however rough the sea.

If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.

The highly ambitious person, in spite of all his successes, always remains dissatisfied, in the same way as a greedy baby is never satisfied.

Life, faculties, production- in other words, individuality, liberty, property- this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.

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It would be spiteful to put a Jellyfish in a trifle.

Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.

A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself.

That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is -- a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.

Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren't about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?

Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful.


What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere.

No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations.

Courage is not the absence of despair;

it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.

Out of pure spite we pretty much always said the opposite of what the other said, no matter what they said, only to mark distance. That's how we ended up calling ourselves Satanists, despite the fact that we absolutely were not. There was not a single Satanist in the whole Black Metal scene in Norway in 1991-92.

The Kiss scene was attempted three times.

The first was in a peculiar spot of the fort on the ground level. It felt forced to me, and I knew right away that, in spite of what others were saying, it was dead wrong.

Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ''in spirit and in truth.'' Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.


I do not believe that every person, in every walk of life, can succeed in spite of any handicap. That would be perfection. But I do believe that what I was able to attain came to be because we put behind us (no matter how slowly) the dogmas of the past: to discover the truth of today; and perhaps the greatness of tomorrow.

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I wish, my dear Kepler, that we could have a good laugh together at the extraordinary stupidity of the mob. What do you think of the foremost philosophers of this University? In spite of my oft-repeated efforts and invitations, they have refused, with the obstinacy of a glutted adder, to look at the planets or the Moon or my glass [telescope].

In spite of calamity, He still has a plan for me, And it's working for my good, And it's building my testimony.

My god how gentle you are with me in spite of my great ignorance and how merciful You are with me in spite of my ugly deeds

Sometimes, a flame can be utterly extinguished.

Sometimes, a flame can shrink and waver, but sometimes a flame refuses to go out. It flares up from the faintest ember to illuminate the darkness, to burn in spite of overwhelming odds.


For every poet it is always morning in the world;

history a forgotten, insomniac night. The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world in spite of history.

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.

Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us.

Society is stronger when we make vows to each other and we support each other. I don't support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.

In this world, unity is achievable only by learning to unite in spite of differences, rather than insisting on unity without differences. For their total eradication is an impossibility. The secret of attaining peace in life is tolerance of disturbance of the peace. (p. 99)