Quotes About Provocation

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Mother Teresa
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Forcing your love on someone who doesn't love you is an emotional rape, because your victim's heart was not aroused, you jumped into it without foreplay.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Christopher Hitchens
“Those who are determined to be ‘offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.”
Christopher Hitchens

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Truly speaking, it is not instruction, but provocation, that I can receive from another soul. What he announces, I must find true in me, or reject; and on his word, or as his second, be he who he may, I can accept nothing.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Portable Emerson

Toba Beta
“Provocation is on the opposite lane of resolution.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Marcel Proust
“People are not always very tolerant of the tears which they themselves have provoked.”
Marcel Proust, The Captive & The Fugitive

Aesop
“Lay not the blame on me, O sailor, but on the winds. By nature I am as calm and safe as the land itself, but the winds fall upon me with their gusts and gales, and lash me into a fury that is not natural to me.”
Aesop, Aesop's Fables

Toba Beta
“You don't need a provocateur,
if demon's been there within you.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Ripley Patton
“Let’s just say, there’s not much of a moon out tonight,” Nose continued anyway, “but if Yale joined us, there would be.”
Ripley Patton, Ghost Hand

“When you are wronged and your heart and feelings are hardened, do not be distressed, for this has happened providentially; but be glad and reject the thoughts that arise within you, knowing that if they are destroyed at the stage when they are only provocations, their evil consequences will be cut off, whereas if the thoughts persist the evil may be expected to develop.”
St. Mark the Ascetic

Robert Peate
“I provoke thought, because that is what needs provoking. Humanity seems to hate thinking more than any other activity, and yet that is the activity most needed. I do what I can to force thought along, and I am hated and worse—ignored—for it. That's ultimately acceptable to me, because the work needs to be performed; I can perform it; and I wish to perform it. Let others appreciate it or not as they may; it pleases me to do what I do, so I do it.”
Robert Peate

“Write something the skeptics will sneer at.”
Marty Rubin

“Writing is a provocation.”
Marty Rubin

“There is another dangerous component to armed robberies, one that I could never understand. I noticed some time ago that with each robbery I committed there was an intense out of control anger that gripped me. It was as if I was there to get something that was inherently mine, and I came to take it by force. I’ve heard many stories directly from individuals about how they just burst into stores with their guns drawn. They would be shouting at people, gun butting them sometimes for no reason at all. One individual told me that he ran into a store and jump kicked a fella who just stood there. The only reason he was kicked is that he was there.
It’s as if once you’ve overridden your conscience of going through with the act, it is replaced with anger and a level of brutality that is usually reserved for when you are fighting for your life. This, to me, is what makes armed robberies so dangerous—because the slightest provocation or any sudden movement by anyone could lead to them being shot or killed. It is always an extremely delicate and dicey situation, because the armed robber is pulling the trigger out of fear more than anything else.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

“Never do what the devil provokes you to do”
Sunday Adelaja

“Do not give in to the provocation of the devil”
Sunday Adelaja

“There is nothing more provocative than silence.”
Marty Rubin

Christina Engela
“An idea was forming in his mind. It was only rudimentary, but in the circumstances, it could be called a plan. He loathed the alien for attacking them, without any provocation. He hated the way it was smashing up his ship – and all of them – with hardly any effort or regard for life at all.
“How’s that message coming?”
“Umm – they must be jamming us, sir – I can’t get through.”
Christina Engela, Space Sucks!

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