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Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!

Theodore Roosevelt

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.

Niccolo Machiavelli

I try to avoid looking backward and keep looking upward.

Charlotte Bronte

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.

Thomas A. Edison

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Ayn Rand

Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.

Publilius Syrus

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

Publilius Syrus

We want to avoid any bad surprises for taxpayers.

Bruce Barnett

The best way to avoid danger is to meet it plump.

Boyle Roche

It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.

John Gray

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.

Katharine Graham

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Mae West

Just to avoid that, we are going to pause until things are clearer.

Tony Wright

To be frank, we want to avoid price controls.

Jeff Trewhitt

If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.

Henry Clay

He was down in Pennsylvania avoiding us, ... He was staying in a Salvation Army.

Ten Eyck

Clearly targeted and that it should avoid hurting innocent people.

Wang Yi

Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle.

Darby Conley

It's not that I believe he's trying to avoid it.

D. James Baker

It's not what you would have wanted of you wanted to avoid higher rates.

Robin Clements

Avoid blockage to fire equipment as well.

Terry Thompson

Sometimes it's hard to avoid the happiness of others.

David Assael

Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.

Sir Arthur Helps

Perhaps he wanted to avoid a controversy.

Arun Jaitley

There will always be those who will avoid paying and then we have to go back to the courts.

Roger Munns

We want to avoid accidents such as this one.

Sara Stern

There's no way to avoid it. Children are going to be deprived of what they could have. Something will have to change.

William Kiefer

The Global Fund will make every effort to avoid any adverse effect.

Jon Liden

You try to avoid injuries by playing smart.

Stingers Qb Scott Syvret

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.


We want to make sure they avoid charges.

Nicholas Graham

This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century.

John Glenn

The authorities in Belgrade ... want to avoid this event.

Marko Milosevic

It was designed to avoid any funding controversy.

Kyle Cavanaugh

You can not gain peace by avoiding life.

Virginia Woolf

The market has a high degree of confidence the Fed will avoid.

William Poole

Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you.

William Blake

Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.

Tim Hansel

It's an attempt to avoid the hard questions in a press free-for-all.

Mac Stipanovich

The goal is to avoid surprises and instill stewardship.

Bill Swanton

That seems to push people in the direction of avoiding risk if activated too much.

Brian Knutson

The robot can reach into the area very precisely and avoid those nerves.

William Peine

We avoid that temptation to put in only things we need help with.

Kevin Krone

We're going to get to a point where we have to avoid playgrounds all together.

Aj Cuevas

Local people, we tend to avoid anything unpleasant.

Craig Inouye

Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.

Jim Davis

How can we avoid it?

Sen. Margarita Prentice

It's one of those tough things. Had we been able to avoid doing it, we would have.

Carl Walz

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Elbert Hubbard

That's one of the reasons some people avoid napping altogether.

David Dinges

By having a rules system in place they avoid that yo-yo.

Joydeep Mukherji

I totally avoid that. That's the first thing I learned.

Cole Mueller

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.

Karl Kraus

The EU cannot avoid debating this issue with Russia.

Jean Asselborn

Among these steps, avoiding terrorist assaults has a top priority.

Namik Tan

It was an important act, the troops were able to avoid ... another bloodshed.

Xanana Gusmao

The biggest thing we've done, ... is to avoid feeling comfortable.

William Harper

I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it.

Sarah Silverman

We need to avoid those big droughts.

Pat Deegan

The Belgrade authorities do not allow it, they want to avoid it. We do not have any other choice.

Marko Milosevic

We must avoid the depression factor.

Sergio Chiamparino

Men have the power of thinking that they may avoid sin.

Saint John Chrysostom

What we're trying to avoid is having to move more than once.

Don Smithburg

I don't try to sound like anyone but me anymore. If something is out of my element, I try to avoid it.

Norah Jones

This is not about avoiding fish. It is about paying attention to the types and amount of fish you eat.

David Acheson

They are not very agile fliers, and they don't seem to be very skilled at avoiding predators, .

Louie Yang

We're going to stick to science on this thing and avoid speculation.

Paul Johansen

Learn how to avoid problems in future elections.

Bob Ney

We believe that the family has had a role in helping him avoid arrest.

Doug Bachert

Absolutely, positively wrong. We're in the business of cleaning up -- we're not in the business of avoiding cleaning up.

Col. Michael Rossi

We need to get back to negotiations and avoid the escalation.

Mark Gwozdecky

You have to avoid coming off in any way as hateful. If they can't do that, they won't succeed.

Mark Brewer

I want to avoid last summer.

Karen Bell

That's exactly the thing we were trying to avoid.

Dan Dickel

The only way to avoid that is to get something done in the Congress.

Juan Romero

In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.

Charles M. De Talleyrand

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.

Paul Tillich

We did that to avoid confusion with the federal filing date.

Michael Golden

I tell my son to avoid that area, because it is extremely dangerous.

Alan Parker

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale

The best way to resolve a problem is not to try and avoid it.

Noel Clarasó

Many people say, 'My art will heal the people.' I always avoid 'heal the people,'.

Hiro Yamagata

The airline's already slim chances of avoiding bankruptcy are dwindling rapidly.

Philip Baggaley

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.

Laura Riding

We try to do our very best to avoid that.

Robert Kaye

[Or it's just a compulsion.] It's not something you choose to do, ... You can't avoid doing it.

Liz Stubbs