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Top 69 Quotes About Thwart

#1. Men are able to assist fortune but not to thwart her. They can weave her designs, but they cannot destroy them. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#2. Despite the solace of hypocritical religiosity and its seductive promise of an after-life of heavenly bliss, most of us will do anything to thwart the inevitable victory of biological death. - Author: Jack Kevorkian
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#3. Men may second fortune, but they cannot thwart her. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#4. To work with undaunted energy! What fear! Who is powerful enough to thwart you. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#5. Thwart," I said. "To prevent someone from accomplishing something by means of visiting gratuitous violence upon his smarmy person."
"I'm pretty sure that isn't the definition." Sarissa said.
"It is today. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#6. She wished she had candy, but she hadn't settled on a new hiding place to thwart the nefarious Candy Thief. - Author: J.D. Robb
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#7. You see a wile, you thwart. Am I right? - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#8. Welcome to My Super Secret Life, where people try to kill us on a regular basis, and we thwart bad-guy schemes for breakfast. We're almost like a reality show, only without the alcohol and hot tubs. - Author: Gini Koch
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#9. It's hard to come up with a scheme to thwart some other scheme you don't even know about. - Author: Holly Black
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#10. Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors. - Author: Paul Schrader
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#11. Engineering circumstances means you put systems, rituals, rules and/or intentions in place to thwart you in the event you try to procrastinate, delay or even fail to perform the tasks you know would ensure your success. - Author: Honoree Corder
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#12. The Earth itself is stepping in to aid in the agenda of cultural transformation. There are too many doorways in nature that lead to heaven, there are too many paths to the mystery for any institution or social policy to be able to thwart the intent of the human species to evolve. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#13. If I were Satan and my ultimate goal was to thwart God's kingdom and purposes, one of my main strategies would be to get churchgoers to ignore the Holy Spirit. - Author: Francis Chan
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#14. Some things are worth the danger, aren't they? I don't believe anyone should be allowed to dictate what I read or who my friends are. It gives me pleasure t know that I can thwart the Brotherhood in some small way. - Author: Jessica Spotswood
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#15. Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest. - Author: Herodotus
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#16. The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it. - Author: Chris Cannon
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#17. For the current of our spiritual life creeds, rituals and channels that may thwart or help, according to their fixity or openness. When a symbol or spiritual idea becomes rigidly elaborate in its construction, it supplants the idea which it should support. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#18. It hurts to love wide open stretching the muscles ... It hurts to thwart the reflexes of grab, of clutch; to love and let go again and again. - Author: Marge Piercy
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#19. The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran. - Author: Allyson Schwartz
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#20. I really don't want to do anything that resembles stand-up comedy. But I will agree to say that I am doing it, and I will hope that people expect it to be that, so I can thwart those expectations. - Author: Lucas Neff
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#21. What we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so. We form no guess, at the time of receiving a thought, of its comparative value. And education often wastes its effort in attempts to thwart and balk this natural magnetism, which is sure to select what belongs to it. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#22. The great political tragedy of our time is that conservative leaders in America have chosen to use their superior messaging and political skills to thwart serious action on global warming. - Author: Joseph J. Romm
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#23. Human kindness is deeply subversive to totalitarian creeds, which seek to thwart all compassion toward those deemed unworthy of moral consideration, those branded as internal or external enemies. - Author: Chris Hedges
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#24. If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst! - Author: James Connolly
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#25. And, Father, most of all, you taught
Me there's a Pow'r in love that naught
Can thwart, and that it moves where truth
And courage speak, and neither youth
Nor age can hinder its success,
But only fear and quietness. - Author: John Piper
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#26. A hopeless exile from his native home, From death alone exempt - but cease to mourn; Let all combine to achieve his wish'd return; Neptune atoned, his wrath shall now refrain, Or thwart the synod of the gods in vain. - Author: Homer
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#27. I'd love to thwart the Census form, but I want a constitutional basis for doing it - and here's the tricky thing. I think even constitutional purists would tell you that just because something isn't in the Constitution does not mean the government cannot do it. - Author: Mark Davis
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#28. The woman has circumvented man in a variety of ways in her unconsciously subtle ways, as the man has vainly and equally consciously struggled to thwart the woman in gaining ascendancy over him. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#29. I believed that it might be pulling these different impressions of itself from my mind and projecting them back at me, as a form of camouflage. To thwart the biologist in me, to frustrate the logic left in me. - Author: Jeff VanderMeer
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#30. However, there is also a ministry called the prayer closet. Humble servants, burdened with the cares of others, intercede on their behalf. This service offered up by uncelebrated prayer warriors is a mighty weapon. They call upon the power of God to thwart the schemes of the evil one. - Author: Cheryl Zelenka
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#31. I so hate it when I'm quoted to thwart the juices and desires of the great interior design public at large - Daily Express - Author: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
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#32. All of us are working on the same project. Some consciously, with understanding; some without knowing it...And those who complain and try to obstruct and thwart things-they help as much as anyone. The world needs them as well." (6.42) - Author: Mike Dariano
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#33. Who are you, Hockenberry, to thwart Fate and defy the Will of the Gods?
I am me, Thomas Hockenberry. I am fed up with these power-addled thugs who call themselves gods. - Author: Dan Simmons
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#34. O ruthless, perilous, imperious hate,
you can not thwart
the promptings of my soul. - Author: Hilda Doolittle
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#35. If your parents are billionaires, that might actually be an obstacle to your own happiness and self-development. If you go to Oxford or Harvard, that might actually thwart your desire to graduate with a science or math degree. - Author: Malcolm Gladwell
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#36. We do not have the luxury of two big oceans protecting us as we have had in the past, for we now have a new kind of enemy who deals with stealthiness. Our ability to protect ourselves is having the information ahead of time so we can thwart the attack. - Author: Bill Nelson
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#37. The Bible is always short on details. Didn't Stephen's innate sense of self-preservation thwart his martyrdom at all? - Author: Hope Jahren
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#38. My current computer, in addition to 'DOS,' has 'Windows,' which is another invention of Bill Gates, designed as a security measure to thwart those users who are somehow able to get past DOS. - Author: Dave Barry
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#39. Nothing is a surprise to God; nothing is a setback to His plans; nothing can thwart His purposes; and nothing is beyond His control. - Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
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#40. Thwart: to prevent someone from accomplishing something by means of visiting gratuitous violence upon his smarmy person. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#41. Cooperate with your destiny, don't go against it, don't thwart it. Allow it to fulfill itself. - Author: Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#42. From love arises hatred of those things which are contrary to what we love, or which oppose and thwart us in those things that we delight in. - Author: Jonathan Edwards
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#43. No matter what you've gone through in the past, no matter how many setbacks you've suffered or who or what has tried to thwart your progress, today is a new day, and God wants to do a new thing in your life. - Author: Joel Osteen
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#44. If you die on me, Winston Lane, I shall kill you."
His lips tilted. "Don't worry, sweeting. I live to thwart you. - Author: Kristen Callihan
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#45. Love transcends all barriers. Age, Gender, Caste et al are the diktats of society to thwart love, promote strait jacketed family life . . ."

"If love could transcend all barriers why not that of gender as well? - Author: Jayant Swamy
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#46. As Christians, we should never be astounded or shaken at the hostility of the world toward us or the extent to which it will labor to thwart our progress in Christ. - Author: Anonymous
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#47. Richard grinned, very pleased with himself for having found a way to honor his mother, thwart his father, and serve God, while having a grand adventure at the same time. - Author: Sharon Kay Penman
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#48. How much time, creative energy, and emotion do we expend resisting change because we assume growth must always be painful? Much personal growth is uncomfortable, but it's worse to thwart the ascent of your authenticity. - Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach
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#49. Funny how a nice ass, firm pecs, and a great smile could thwart a woman's best plans. - Author: Karina Halle
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#50. While traditionalism can thwart the planners and molders of industry, education, and society in general, fatalism can so stultify a people that passive resignation becomes the approved norm, and acceptance of undesirable conditions becomes the way of life. - Author: Jack E. Weller
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#51. Adults, who outnumber kids four or five to one, are in charge. We wield the resources, run the world, and completely thwart kids' creativity. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#52. The challenge of good men is not to thwart change, but to mold it as it comes, so that it may benefit rather than destroy. - Author: G. Norman Lippert
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#53. Discouragement is the opposite of faith. It is Satan's device to thwart the work of God in your life. - Author: Billy Graham
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#54. Our instinctive apparatus consists of two parts- the one tending to further our own life and that of our descendants, the other tending to thwart the lives of supposed rivals. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#55. At the cross, we see the worst that sin can do, as humanity - of which each one of us is a part - crucified the Lord. But at the cross, we also see that the most that sin can do cannot thwart God's salvation. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#56. Only God can thwart the plans of Satan and his legions. - Author: Billy Graham
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#57. She could have had an affair with him. He was a devout Muslim, as were all the guerrillas, but she doubted whether that would have made any difference. She believed what her father had used to say: "Religious conviction may thwart a timid desire but nothing can stand against genuine lust. - Author: Ken Follett
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#58. Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children. - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#59. And those who complain and try to obstruct and thwart things - they help as much as anyone. The world needs them as well. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#60. 18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart. - Author: Anonymous
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#61. What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart. - Author: Learned Hand
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#62. For the forest takes away from you all excuse to die. There is nothing here to cabin or thwart your free desires. Here all impudences of the brawling world reach you no more. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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#63. We're also extremely sensitive to the difference between literacy and ideology. It is our belief that the first helps to thwart intolerance, challenge dogma, and reinforce our common humanity. The second does the opposite. - Author: Greg Mortenson
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#64. It is the greatest and the tallest of trees that the gods bring low with bolts and thunder. For the gods love to thwart whatever is greater than the rest. They do not suffer pride in anyone but themselves. - Author: Herodotus
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#65. There has been, down through the ages, a very real and "purposeful" conspiracy to thwart the plans of God. - Author: Curtis A. Chamberlain
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#66. This is the essence of God's sovereignty; His absolute independence to do as He pleases and His absolute control over the actions of all His creatures. No creature, person, or empire can either thwart His will or act outside the bounds of His will. - Author: Jerry Bridges
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#67. Most people don't realize that since the time of Apollo we've been in a feedback loop: as a nation, we elect representatives who thwart NASA, and then we blame NASA for its lack of vision. - Author: Margaret Lazarus Dean
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#68. I was getting better at controlling my emotional reactions. When feelings overwhelmed me, I learned to thwart the burning temptation to act self-destructively and to sit with the feelings instead. - Author: Rachel Reiland
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#69. We are in God's hands. We can't come up with a surprise big enough or a sin vile enough to thwart His plan. If we allow Him to refine us we will inevitably end up free from the impurities that separate us from Him. - Author: Toni Sorenson
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