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Top 75 Quotes About Congenial

#1. Eradication of this unquenchable shrub [tamarisk] will save water, lower salinity levels and create a more congenial habitat for the Southwest Willow Flycatcher and a number of other riparian species. - Author: Wayne Allard
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#2. I left the Middle West for Schenectady because the General Electric Company offered me a more congenial, better paying job than did anyone else. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#3. And Paris, when you avoid the more conspicuous resorts, and when you are unprovided with congenial companionship can prove nearly as overwhelming as is, say, Birmingham on a Sunday. - Author: Ford Madox Ford
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#4. Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
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#5. How much the fiction of Sir Walter Scott owes to Froissart, and to Philip de Comines after Froissart, those only can understand who have read both the old chronicles and the modern romances. It was one of the congenial labors of - Author: William Cleaver Wilkinson
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#6. I still owe a duty of loyalty to my clients and former clients, so I cannot specify which clients I did not especially find congenial, but the cause was the same. - Author: Floyd Abrams
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#7. Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him. - Author: John Burroughs
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#8. Not indolence but congenial work is man's Divinely allotted portion. - Author: Joseph Hertz
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#9. After Ann Godoff, who was editor-in-chief at Random House, left and went to Viking, I got to know Viking and the people there, and liked them very much. I also found a wonderful editor there, Wendy Wolf. It's a very congenial press. - Author: Elaine Pagels
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#10. It was not, as some suggest, Calvinism that made Scots hard: it was Scottish character that made Calvinism, already congenial to the national spirit, even more rock-ribbed than its Genevan counterpart. - Author: James G. Leyburn
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#11. Truth is congenial to man. Moral truth is then most consummate when, like beauty, it commends itself without argument. The righteous not only does right, but loves to do right. - Author: Francis William Newman
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#12. Certainly the emphasis I place in this chapter on coordination of behavior and cooperation to mutual benefit is something that ought to be very congenial to people in the libertarian tradition. - Author: Robert Nozick
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#13. The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony. - Author: V.S. Pritchett
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#14. I think that the people that are publicly on Hillary Clinton's short list all are very congenial people. They're not people with personality or Captain Queeg problems. - Author: Mark Shields
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#15. The more congenial page of some tenth-rate poeticule worn out with failure after failure and now squat in his hole like the tailless fox, he is curled up to snarl and whimper beneath the inaccessible vine of song. - Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
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#16. Extreme cold when it first arrives seems to generate cheerfulness and sociability. For a few hours all life's dubious problems are dropped in favor of the clear and congenial task of keeping alive. - Author: E.B. White
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#17. Choose your mate not alone for physical attraction, but for congenial and spiritual companionship. - Author: David O. McKay
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#18. I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent. - Author: Giacomo Casanova
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#19. Many aspects of the writing life have changed since I published my first book, in the 1960s. It is more corporate, more driven by profits and marketing, and generally less congenial - but my day is the same: get out of bed, procrastinate, sit down at my desk, try to write something. - Author: Paul Theroux
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#20. More congenial to me than dictators
Are rickshaw-runners.
If they break my neck
It will be by accident,
Not as a matter of state policy. - Author: William Kean Seymour
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#21. Most of the time, I'm not scared. I get on with life, not because I'm a fatalist, but because that's the most congenial way of dealing with things. Indeed, most of the time, I'm not conscious of dealing with anything. - Author: John Diamond
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#22. If your eyes dwell in your heart; then your inner voice will be your congenial Guide. - Author: Kristian Goldmund Aumann
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#23. I realize now how lucky I was, in the total absence of role models, to have only men to rebel against. Today's women students are meeting their oppressors in dangerously seductive new form, as successful congenial female professors who view themselves as victims of a rigid foreign ideology. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#24. The free system of government we have established is so congenial with reason, with common sense, and with a universal feeling, that it must produce approbation and a desire of imitation, as avenues may be found for truth to the knowledge of nations. - Author: James Madison
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#25. I myself love getting cookbooks and novels that some congenial person has already tried and liked. - Author: Cheryl Mendelson
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#26. An original mind is rarely understood, until it has been reflected from some half-dozen congenial with it, so averse are men to admitting the true in an unusual form; whilst any novelty, however fantastic, however false, is greedily swallowed. - Author: Washington Allston
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#27. I wonder why people so commonly suppose that if two individuals are both writers they must therefore be hugely congenial," said Anne, rather scornfully. "Nobody would expect two blacksmiths to be violently attracted toward each other merely because they were both blacksmiths. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#28. I found collaborating with congenial doctors about problems that physicists could help solve was very satisfying. I also like educating anybody who would listen! - Author: John Cameron
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#29. The most congenial social occasions are those ruled by cheerful deference of each for all. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#30. Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part. - Author: Herman Melville
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#31. The Insignificance of Man is a congenial theme; my own insignificance is a sore point. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#32. A state of skepticism and suspense may amuse a few inquisitive minds. But the practice of superstition is so congenial to the multitude that, if they are forcibly awakened, they still regret the loss of their pleasing vision. - Author: Edward Gibbon
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#33. I don't have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else's lap doesn't just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive. - Author: John Ortberg
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#34. We have the hardest working people in the world, the most adaptable and the most congenial to employ. - Author: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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#35. The mysteries of death and birth occupy women far more than is the case with men, to whom political and mercantile speculations are more congenial. - Author: James Stephens
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#36. What writing practice, like Zen practice does is bring you back to the natural state of mind ... The mind is raw, full of energy, alive and hungry. It does not think in the way we were brought up to think-well-mannered, congenial. - Author: Natalie Goldberg
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#37. I no longer consider, is this chap a congenial companion? Rather, the question is, would I feel easy if he were in command of the platoon on my right? - Author: James Carl Nelson
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#38. Behold congenial Autumn comes, the Sabbath of the Year. - Author: John Logan
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#39. I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But, am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry? - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#40. We never know a greater character unless there is in ourselves something congenial to it. - Author: William Ellery Channing
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#41. In the end, for congenial sympathy, for poetry, for work, for original feeling and expression, for perfect companionship with one's friends
give me the country. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#42. Human wisdom delights to trim and arrange the doctrines of the cross into a system more artificial and more congenial with the depraved tastes of fallen nature; instead, however, of improving the gospel carnal wisdom pollutes it, until it becomes another gospel, and not the truth of God at all. - Author: SPURGEON C H
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#43. Reading is one of the true pleasures of life. In our age of mass culture, when so much that we encounter is abridged,adapted, adulterated, shredded, and boiled down, it is mind-easing and mind-inspiring to sit down privately with a congenial book ... - Author: Thomas S. Monson
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#44. I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable. - Author: Carlisle Floyd
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#45. I have tried to present my sensations in what is the most congenial and impressive form possible to me. - Author: Edward Hopper
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#46. What baffles me is the comfort people find in the idea that somebody dealt this mess. Blind and meaningless chance seems to me so much more congenial - or at least less horrible. Prove to me that there is a God and I will really begin to despair. - Author: Peter De Vries
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#47. The cocoa-nut palm grows best near salt water, no matter how loose and sandy the soil is, and in these congenial circumstances needs neither manure nor care of any kind. It bends lovingly toward the sea and drops its ripe fruit into it. - Author: Isabella Bird
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#48. Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction; for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#49. What could an unsanctified man do in Heaven, if by any chance he got there? Let that question be fairly looked in the face and fairly answered. No man can possibly be happy in a place where he is not in his element and where all around him is not congenial to his tastes, habits and character. - Author: J.C. Ryle
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#50. ... still when I lost her, I lost sight of any landmark that might have led me someplace happier, to some more populated or congenial life ... - Author: Donna Tartt
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#51. I did a couple of movies in Brazil, and the actors were incredibly congenial and hung out together a lot. Even the biggest stars would do radio commercials - they're not put on a pedestal like they are in the United States. - Author: Alan Arkin
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#52. I live in Dublin, God knows why. There are greatly more congenial places I could have settled in - Italy, France, Manhattan - but I like the climate here, and Irish light seems to be essential for me and for my writing. - Author: John Banville
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#53. We need to feel the cheer and inspiration of meeting each other, we need to gain the courage and fresh life that comes from the mingling of congenial souls, of those working for the same ends. - Author: Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
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#54. To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#55. Serious work gets done ... in congenial surroundings, which tend to make you laugh. - Author: Ian McDiarmid
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#56. Quite possibly, the purpose of the universe is to provide a congenial home for self-conscious creatures who can ask profound questions and who can probe the nature of the universe itself. - Author: Owen Gingerich
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#57. I purchased excellent and beautiful horses, visited all such neighbors as I found in congenial spirits, and was as happy as happy could be. - Author: John James Audubon
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#58. Virtues are often conquered by vices, but their rout is most complete when it is inflicted by other virtues, more militant, more efficient, or more congenial. - Author: R. H. Tawney
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#59. The true doctrine is that labor - systematic, effective, congenial labor - is not only a necessity, but is the source of the highest enjoyment. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#60. Fame is that which is known to exist by the echo of its footsteps through congenial minds. - Author: Anna Brownell Jameson
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#61. To the eyes of a god, mankind must appear as a species of bacteria which multiply and become progressively virulent whenever they find themselves in a congenial culture, and whose activity diminishes until they disappear completely as soon as proper measures are taken to sterilize them. - Author: Aleister Crowley
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#62. Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures. They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds. But I confess they would have no charms for me. I should infinitely prefer a book. - Author: Jane Austen
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#63. May you live unenvied, and pass many pleasant years unknown to fame; and also have congenial friends.
[Lat., Vive sine invidia, mollesque inglorius annos
Exige; amicitias et tibi junge pares.] - Author: Ovid
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#64. Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice. The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death. - Author: Neil Postman
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#65. Reputation being essentially contemporaneous, is always at the mercy of the Envious and the Ignorant. But Fame, whose very birth is posthumous, and which is only known to exist by the echo of its footsteps through congenial minds, can neither be increased nor diminished by any degree of wilfulness. - Author: Anna Brownell Jameson
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#66. All children find chaos congenial. Any unruliness, even by nature, advances the child's program of subverting authority. - Author: George Will
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#67. The safest plan, and the one most sure of success for the young man starting in life, is to select the vocation which is most congenial to his tastes. - Author: P.T. Barnum
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#68. The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character. - Author: Emma Goldman
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#69. The game was in his eyes a contest, a struggle with a difficulty, yet a motionless, unwearying struggle, congenial to his tastes. - Author: Jules Verne
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#70. The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting. - Author: Alan Brien
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#71. A good start in life is as important to plants as it is to children: they must develop strong roots in a congenial soil, otherwise they will never make the growth that will serve them richly according to their needs in their adult life. - Author: Vita Sackville-West
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#72. There is a condition or circumstance that has a greater bearing upon the happiness of life than any other. What is it? Something to do; some congenial work. Take away the occupation of all people and what a wretched world it would be. - Author: John Burroughs
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#73. The Master of Ceremonies in 'Bridge and Tunnel' is a wonderful man, if I do say so myself. I talk about all the characters in the third person. But, he is a really congenial ... just a good stand-up guy, who happens to be Pakistani-American. He's been here for years. - Author: Sarah Jones
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#74. The moment illuminates the political Jefferson - a man who got his way quietly but unmistakably, without bluster or bombast, his words congenial but his will unwavering. - Author: Jon Meacham
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#75. The reality is we all have to work together to make it work. We're going to be congenial with everyone. We're not telling people to park on the street. - Author: Brian Reynolds
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