quote by Dominic Savio

Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him.

— Dominic Savio

Professional Tiresome quotations

What a tiresome place America would be if freedom meant we all had to think alike or be the same color or wear the same gray flannel suit! That road leads to the conformity of the graveyard!


Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

I don't see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words.

We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing.

Money-makers are tiresome company, as they have no standard but cash value.

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.


Commonplaces never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative.

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.

Regret is the most tiresome of companions.

Photography freed painting from a lot of tiresome chores, starting with family portraits.

It is a good idea sometimes to think of the importance and dignity of our every-day duties. It keeps them from being so tiresome; besides, others are apt take us at our own valuation.


Usually, when special effects get in the way, it's because the story isn't strong enough. If you don't start with a strong screenplay, it's easy to fall back on special effects, thinking it's going to carry you. But it never works. It's just tiresome.

Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes.

Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.

I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy.

On a series of apparently tiresome, flat sittings seeming to lead nowhere - one day something happens, the touches seem to 'take', the deaf canvas listens, your words flow and you have done something.


The beautiful always retains the freshness of novelty, while the astonishing soon grow tiresome.

The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense.

I've always maintained that black people and women suffer from a presumption of incompetence. The burdens of proof are different. It just gets so tiresome.

As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms.

Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.

If we offer too much silent assent about mysticism and superstition - even when it seems to be doing a little good - we abet a general climate in which scepticism is considered impolite, science tiresome, and rigorous thinking somehow stuffy and inappropriate.


Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

The Chains of conformity click in tiresomely monotonous unison.

Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.

All styles are good except the tiresome kind.


Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.

Saying yes all the time won't make me Wonder Woman. It will make me a worn out woman.

The fool only is troublesome. A plan of sense perceives when he is agreeable or tiresome; he disappears the very minute before he would have been thought to have stayed too long.

Road, n. A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go.

In the most commonplace, tiresome, ridiculous, malicious, coarse, crude, or even crooked people or events I had to seek out rare things, good things, comic things, and I did so.


Crossing too many t's and dotting too many i's makes a room look overdone and tiresome. One should create something that fires the imagination without overemphasis.

The human heart has a tiresome tendency to label as fate only what crushes it.

But happiness likewise, in its way, is without reason, since it is inevitable.

To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.

We might make a public moan in the newspapers about the decay of conscience, but in private conversation, no matter what crimes a man may have committed or how cynically he may have debased his talent or his friends, variations on the answer Yes, but I did it for the money, satisfy all but the most tiresome objections.