Top 100 Quotes About Favour

#1. What we need in South Africa is for egos to be suppressed in favour of peace. We need to create a new breed of South Africans who love their country and love everybody, irrespective of their colour.

Chris Hani

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#2. Television is one of the most fickle businesses that there are, you are in favour one minute and out the next.

Jeff Greenfield

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#3. We've had a very consistent position down the years. Sinn Fein is not in favour of abortion, and we resisted any attempt to bring the British 1967 Abortion Act to the north.

Martin McGuinness

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#4. For my part, whether sailing in cruiser or dinghy, I shall remain myself. My sails are not puffed out with the north wind in my favour, nor am I beating into the southern gales of affliction.


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#5. The creator of the universe is lining up things in my favour.

Joel Osteen

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#6. Never sue the police. The odds are in their favour.

Paul Gambaccini

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#7. Localisation stands, at best, at the limits of practical possibility, but it has the decisive argument in its favour that there will be no alternative.

David Fleming

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#8. Without favour none will know you, and with it you will not know your selfe.

George Herbert

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#9. The scrum and the tackle are the two really contentious areas of the game. If you get those two aspects right, most rugby matches will work in your favour.

Alan Lewis

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#10. If we have the sense to give (broadcasting) freedom and intelligent direction, if we save it from exploitation by vested interests of money or power, its influence may even redress the balance in favour of the individual.

Hilda Matheson

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#11. Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favour? Well maybe She should have thought of that when She was besetting us with droughts and floods and poisonous snakes. Nature started the fight for survival and now She wants to quit because She's losing? Well I say 'Hard Chesse!

George Monbiot

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#12. _'You shouldn't say thank you for a good review,' said Harriet. 'That would imply that one had done a favour to the author, whereas one has simply done justice to the book.'_

Dorothy L. Sayers

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#13. Life is unfair but remember sometimes it is unfair in your favour.

Peter Ustinov

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#14. Alas, how wretched is the being who depends on the stability of public favour!

Sarah Siddons

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#15. Favour and disgrace would seem equally to be feared; honour and great calamity, to be regarded as personal conditions (of the same kind).


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#16. Every woman who chooses - joyfully, thoughtfully, calmly, of their own free will and desire - not to have a child does womankind a massive favour in the long term.

Caitlin Moran

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#17. Indeed, truth draws strength from itself and not from the number of votes in its favour.

Pope Benedict XVI

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#18. Modesty once lost, never returns into favour.

Publilius Syrus

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#19. Just so that we are clear on this, I am in favour of teaching children about different beliefs. I am not in favour of indoctrinating them in any particular belief, including my own: these issues should be presented as beliefs, not as fact.

Liz Williams

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#20. Every woman goes through a lot of agony before she decides in favour of her own happiness or that of her children.

Andie MacDowell

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#21. There is no spiritual favour which may not be a matter for heart-searching.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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#22. What peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call thought, that we must thus make it the model of the whole universe? Our partiality in our own favour does indeed present it on all occasions; but sound philosophy ought carefully to guard against so natural an illusion.

David Hume

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#23. Religion allows people to ignore the needs of real beings in favour of the supposed wishes of a being that does not exist.

Alom Shaha

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#24. When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.

Bertrand Russell

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#25. Thou art a slave, whom fortune's tender arm
With favour never clasp'd; but bred a dog.

William Shakespeare

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#26. I'm a creature of habit and tend to favour small, traditional English businesses.

Ben Elliot

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#27. I tend to favour films that have multiple plot and story lines, multiple characters and ensemble pieces.

Spike Lee

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#28. I cannot here avoid giving my most decided sufferage in favour of the moral qualities of maniacs. I have no where met, excepting in romances, with fonder husbands, more affectionate parents, more impassioned ... than in the lunatic asylum, during their intervals of calmness and reason.

Philippe Pinel

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#29. Gwynned lies two days westwards; still further south, the weregeld calls. Mayhap with All-Father Woden's favour, my deeds may yet inspire the skalds.

George Gordon Byron

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#30. Use the powerful tool of thought and develop your mindset to believing and knowing you can change anything to your favour; yes, you have God's Word so fashion your thought according to God's Word.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

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#31. Many terms which have now dropped out of favour will be revived, and those that are at present respectable, will drop out, if useage so choose with whom resides the decision and the judgment and the code of speech.


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#32. Maybe the greatest favour a spouse can tender is to overlook what you can't.

Lionel Shriver

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To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other's character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.

Oscar Wilde

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#34. God's favour is happiness.

Matthew Henry

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#35. At the end of my life, I was told to vote for it for pensioners; I' m not in favour of means tests for pensioners or anybody.

Tony Benn

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#36. Well then," said I, "if God does not forsake me, of what ill consequence can it be, or what matters it, though the world should all forsake me, seeing on the other hand, if I had all the world, and should lose the favour and blessing of God, there would be no comparison in the loss?

Daniel Defoe

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#37. For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.

Lionel Blue

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#38. Polls consistently show that the majority of Americans favour research using embryonic stem cells and yet politicians continue to pander to the outspoken religious minority that is hampering efforts to develop this potentially valuable technology.

James D. Watson

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#39. I consider myself a writer. I don't favour any type of writing. I sometimes wish short stories came more easily to me.

James Lasdun

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#40. She felt Britain should not be so dependent on coal. She was in favour of building up nuclear energy to break the dependence on coal, and the main opposition to nuclear came from the environment movement. Mrs. Thatcher thought she could trap them with the carbon emissions argument.

Nigel Lawson

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#41. I've fallen out of favour
And I've fallen from grace
Fallen out of trees
And I've fallen on my face
Fallen out of taxis
Out of windows too
Fell in your opinion
When I fell in love with you

Florence Welch

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#42. I am in favour of leaving people alone, however imperfect their polity may seem. It appears to me that you must not tell other nations how to set their house in order; nor must you compel them to be happy.

Patrick O'Brian

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#43. Generally speaking, I'm much more in favour of penises entering vaginas than axes entering skulls. But the world seems to accept the violence a lot easier than the sex.

George R R Martin

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#44. His Majesty's Government looks with favour upon the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jews.

Arthur Balfour

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#45. Let him who has granted a favour speak not of it; let him who has received one, proclaim it.

Seneca The Younger

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#46. I am in favour of a fully transferable allowance.

Nigel Lawson

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#47. Angus thought about this. She was right. That was why our national conversation was so bad. Courtesy had been abandoned in favour of the put-down, the attack, the calculated sound bite. What sort of national conversation was that? The answer came to him immediately: none.

Alexander McCall Smith

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#48. I have learned, even though I have been cloistered from the world so long, that no man really looks with favour upon the one who gives him favour, unasked.

Martha Rofheart

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#49. DEU33.23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.


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#50. For me, a woman who is absorbed in her work, who does not care about gaining one's favour, strong yet subtle at the same time, is essentially more seductive. The more she hides and abandons her femininity, the more it emerges from the very heart of her existence.

Yohji Yamamoto

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#51. In all "benedictions", be they expressing plea or thanksgiving, we affirm that God is the "source" of every bounty we enjoy and of every favour we seek.

Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits

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#52. Then claim it my pretty knight," she whispered- weeping with joy. "Claim your prize ... claim me as your token of favour ... for I have ever been yours, Broderick.

Marcia Lynn McClure

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#53. I hate the uncultivated crowd and keep them at a distance. Favour me by your tongues (keep silence).
[Lat., Odi profanum vulgus et arceo.
Favete linguis.]


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#54. Most governments do have inbuilt biases in favour of the rich and powerful, and most do contain plenty of manipulators who love intrigue, who have lost whatever moral compass they may once have had and who protect themselves with steely cynicism.

Geoff Mulgan

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#55. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

Beth Wiseman

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#56. I wish that more and more adventurous young men would give up the gun in favour of the camera.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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#57. Demographers affirm that choosing to have a second child is already a potential choice in favour of a third.

Vladimir Putin

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#58. John Paul II, above all, managed to contain the huge mass of frustration, of hate that had accumulated in that region, in favour of a peaceful transition. This was, without doubt, something that changed European history.

Rocco Buttiglione

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#59. He called for a remount, and changed horses while I gently swelled with pride. I had never craved officer rank, particularly, but it was something to be rewarded for my efforts, and to know I still basked in the general's favour.

David Pilling

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#60. I don't belong to the masses, I've been against the masses all my life, and I'm not in favour of dogs.

Thomas Bernhard

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#61. I despise Birth-Control first because it is ... an entirely meaningless word; and is used so as to curry favour even with those who would first recoil from its real meaning. The proceeding these quack doctors recommend does not control any birth ...

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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#62. The Holocaust was in actuality both, but for a long time the overwhelming part of it comprised by the attempted Nazi eradication of European Jewry was downplayed in many circles in favour of its more universalist aspect.

Steven Beller

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#63. Leaps of faith tend to favour those with long legs.

Fennel Hudson

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#64. Selfishness is self-absorption, self-seeking behaviour that either disregards the rights and needs of others or tramples them deliberately in favour of personal gain.

Adelyn Birch

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#65. I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.

Alan Bennett

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#66. Education is like pruning ; it wrecks the natural growth of the tree in favour of a form that is useful to commercial society

Tom Hodgkinson

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#67. Truth is no prostitute, that throws herself away upon those who do not desire her; she is rather so coy a beauty that he who sacrifices everything to her cannot even then be sure of her favour.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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#68. Do me a favour and go out and perform one of the activities I hear the youth enjoy this Friday, like defacing public property.

Sarah Rees Brennan

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#69. Lord, let me find my life in thee, and not in the mire of this world's favour or gain.

Charles Spurgeon

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#70. Look with favour upon a bold beginning.


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#71. Its typical of Mexico, of the whole human race perhaps - violence in favour of an ideal and then the ideal lost but the violence just going on.

Graham Greene

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#72. I think when people talk about civil liberties, they sometimes forget that action taken to protect the citizen against physical violence and physical attack is a blow in favour and not a blow against civil liberties.

John Howard

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#73. Some of the craftiest scoundrels that ever walked this earth ... will gravely jot down in diaries the events of every day, and keep a regular debtor and creditor account with heaven, which shall always show a floating balance in their own favour.

Charles Dickens

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#74. Can serving the mother be a favour? A son is only dedicated to serve the mother ... The favour has been done by the party.

Narendra Modi

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#75. Men and women fall in love abandoning reality in favour of the dream

Jeremy Griffith

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#76. Let education kindle only those which are truly beneficial
to the human species; let it favour those alone which are really necessary to the maintenance of society. The passions of man are dangerous, only because every thing conspires to give them an evil direction.

Paul Henri Thiry D'Holbach

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#77. The rest of the world was there for her to take at any moment she wished it, but she always rejected it in favour of her own familiar little cosmos.

Paul Bowles

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#78. The prejudice of Englishmen, in favour of their own government by king, lords and commons, arises as much or more from national pride than reason.

Thomas Paine

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#79. God and posterity will show me more favour

Lady Jane Grey

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#80. There is not a single argument nor a single fact that can be offered in favour of flesh eating that cannot be offered, with equal strength, in favour of cannibalism.

Herbert M. Shelton

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#81. I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.

Angela Ahrendts

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#82. London meant a new beginning, a hell-hole, a wonderland; too big, too foul; a safety blanket, point of pride, unfortunate problem, temporary mattress location, salvation, life's work. A place to stack empty tins of lager. Stage, Mecca, my water, my oxygen. London as cell, jail and favour.

Craig Taylor

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#83. It turned out, though, that a favour was a one-time affair, but favouring was for ever.

Maggie Stiefvater

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#84. Stephen Harper is trying to load the dice between now and the next election in his own favour. Never before in the history of Canada has a government tried to use its majority to unilaterally change Canada's election laws with no support from any political party.

Thomas Mulcair

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#85. It's too easy to criticize a man when he's out of favour, and to make him shoulder the blame for everybody else's mistakes.

Leo Tolstoy

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#86. Most men, even the most accomplished, are of limited faculties; every one sets a value on certain qualities in himself and others: these alone he is willing to favour, these alone will he have cultivated.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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#87. When Elizabeth II was crowned - the sixth female monarch since the Norman conquest - the world lit up in her favour.

Kate Williams

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#88. It was darkly rumoured that the butler, regarding him with favour such as that stern man had never shown before to mortal boy, had sometimes mingled porter with his table beer to make him strong.

Charles Dickens

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#89. If you leave your life to chance, you can't make a change. Chance may favour a prepared mind, but it doesn't create change! Will does so.

Israelmore Ayivor

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#90. Generosity wins favour for everyone, especially when it is accompanied by modesty.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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#91. I go on giving interviews because I've been brought up to support the projects I'm involved in. When you've enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour.

Francesca Annis

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#92. Classrooms keep getting set up more and more around the verbal and less around the kinesthetic and active. They are increasingly becoming environments that favour the girls' brain.

Michael Gurian

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#93. So you know it was a glorious battle, Hook, in which God favoured the English, but God's favour is a fickle thing.'
'Are you telling me He's not on our side?'
'I'm telling you that God is on the side of whoever wins, Hook.

Bernard Cornwell

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#94. I need a favour.'
I raise my eyebrows at him in disbelief. What makes him think I'm about to do him a favour? He's a stranger. And he's wearing handcuffs.

Sarah Alderson

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#95. It's now much more 50-50 in favour of Everton.

Iain Dowie

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#96. If you're so pro-life, do me a favour: don't lock arms and block medical clinics. If you're so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.

Bill Hicks

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#97. The wholeness, coherence, identity, which we attribute to the depicted scene [in a photograph] is a projection, a refusal of an impoverished reality in favour of an imagined plenitude.

Victor Burgin

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#98. The reasons for legal intervention in favour of children apply not less strongly to the case of those unfortunate slaves and victims of the most brutal part of mankind - the lower animals.

John Stuart Mill

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#99. I always said a good despotism was the best form of government; and I am twice as much in favour of it now I see what a quorum is!

Elizabeth Gaskell

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#100. A frequent favour is soon a debt

Agona Apell

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