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OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. It is held with greatest tenacity by those most accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity, and is most acceptably expounded with the grin that apes a smile. Being a blind faith, it is inaccessible to the light of disproof --an intellectual disorder, yielding to no treatment but death. It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

I have not got accustomed to English life. The food is truly disastrous and it rains all the time. (Quote by - Patrice Evra)

By continually scolding someone, he in time becomes accustomed to it and despises your reproof. (Quote by - French Proverb)

Those which we call necessary institutions are simply no more than institutions to which we have become accustomed. (Quote by - Tocqueville)

We've become accustomed to let officials handle everything. (Quote by - Al Rogers)

To me, this is part of the ongoing propaganda static that (an investor) has to become accustomed to when dealing with Wal-Mart. (Quote by - Bernard Sosnick)

In light of the great financial challenges of presenting the 2006 festival on the grand scale everyone is accustomed to, we simply could not have produced Jazz Fest without... Shell, who becomes the festival's first-ever presenting sponsor. (Quote by - Quint Davis)

Inactivity and deprivation of all accustomed stimulus is not rest; it is a preparation for the tomb(Quote by - Robertson Davies)

Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder. (Quote by - Leonard Cohen)

Such young men are often awkward, ungainly, and not yet formed in their gait; they straggle with their limbs, and are shy; words do not come to them with ease, when words are required, among any but their accustomed associates. Social meetings are periods of penance to them, and any appearance in public will unnerve them. They go much about alone, and blush when women speak to them. In truth, they are not as yet men, whatever the number may be of their years; and, as they are no longer boys, the world has found for them the ungraceful name of hobbledehoy. (Quote by - Anthony Trollope)

We're accustomed to this. I'm just glad we don't have to travel. (Quote by - Alison Davis)

I also feel it usually takes 4 or 5 races to hit your best marathon for your body to be accustomed to the training AND the race itself. (Quote by - Bill Rodgers)

Most of our girls are accustomed to playing several games in a short time frame. As a coach and as a team, you want to play games. Plus, you might see a different brand of softball than you are accustomed to playing, and that can be beneficial as well. (Quote by - Frank Johnson)

Last night I wept. I wept because the process by which I have become a woman was painful. I wept because I was no longer a child with a child's blind faith. I wept because my eyes were opened to reality...I wept because I could not believe anymore and I love to believe. I can still love passionately without believing. That means I love humanly. I wept because from now on I will weep less. I wept because I have lost my pain and I am not yet accustomed to its absence. (Quote by - Anais Nin)

We're seeing an epidemic of people who are having a hard time making the transition to work kids who had too much success early in life and who've become accustomed to instant gratification, ... Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. (Quote by - Mel Levine)

One way to recall the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquility, is not to let it wander too far at other times. You should keep it strictly in the Presence of God; and , being accustomed to think of Him often, you will find it easy to keep your mind calm in the time of prayer, or at least to recall it from its wonderings. (Quote by - Brother Lawrence)

Chris is a very mature player for his age. He has to get accustomed to the schedule, accustomed to the rigors of the practice, travel, amount of games and keeping your physical edge while adjusting to the wear and tear of the pro game. (Quote by - Doug Jarvis)

Canadians have been accustomed to define themselves by saying what they are not. (Quote by - William Kilbourn)

Man is a pliant animal, a being who gets accustomed to anything. (Quote by - Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

I think our kids are accustomed to scoring a lot, but when you get into the tournament, it's a different scenario. (Quote by - Mike Tomooka)

Consumers seem to feel comfortable with the notion of their financial institution monitoring their online activity and contacting them when something suspicious is detected, just as they've become accustomed to [the same in] credit cards. (Quote by - Chris Young)

A lot of these guys are used to playing with more time and space. They played the game a lot slower in their native country. They are not accustomed to the high pressure, the voracity of the Americans. When players accustomed to more time on the ball don't get it, they sometimes feel the referee isn't protecting them the way he should. He gets frustrated because he isn't performing the way he is accustomed to, and he lashes out, often at the referee. (Quote by - Joe Machnik)

It is generally recognized that creativity requires leisure, an absence of rush, time for the mind and imagination to float and wander and roam, time for the individual to descend into the depths of his or her psyche, to be available to barely audible signals rustling for attention. Long periods of time may pass in which nothing seems to be happening. But we know that kind of space must be created if the mind is to leap out of its accustomed ruts, to part from the mechanical, the known, the familiar, the standard, and generate a leap into the new. (Quote by - Nathaniel Branden)

Study requires solitude, and solitude is a state dangerous to those who are too much accustomed to sink into themselves(Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

The Mouse, the Frog, and the Hawk A mouse who always lived on the land, by an unlucky chance formed an intimate acquaintance with a Frog, who lived for the most part in the water. The Frog, one day intent on mischief, bound the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own. Thus joined together, the Frog first of all led his friend the Mouse to the meadow where they were accustomed to find their food. After this, he gradually led him towards the pool in which he lived, until reaching the very brink, he suddenly jumped in, dragging the Mouse with him. The Frog enjoyed the water amazingly, and swam croaking about, as if he had done a good deed. The unhappy Mouse was soon suffocated by the water, and his dead body floated about on the surface, tied to the foot of the Frog. A Hawk observed it, and, pouncing upon it with his talons, carried it aloft. The Frog, being still fastened to the leg of the Mouse, was also carried off a prisoner, and was eaten by the Hawk. Harm hatch, harm catch. (Quote by - Aesop)


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