Until women themselves reject stigma and refuse to feel shame for the way others treat them, they have no hope of achieving full human stature.
A lot of people refuse to do things because they don’t want to go naked, don’t want to go without guarantee. But that’s what’s got to happen. You go naked until you die.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
I’ve been on the wrong end of violence, and I’ve done violence myself… I refuse to glorify violence in my movie and television roles.
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
I honestly don’t know, but if America continues to refuse to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, I see a bleak future not only for American society, but for the world as a whole. This is a global problem that is not going away, and the United States is an obstacle to solving it.
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
Those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.
I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom.