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Resignation Quotes

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

Author: Maya Angelou (1928)

Profession: African-American poet, Writer, Performer

Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.

Author: Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972)

Profession: American-born French Author

Make sense who may. I switch off.

Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist

Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

Give up the feeling of responsibility, let go your hold, resign the care of your destiny to higher powers, be genuinely indifferent as to what becomes of it all and you will find not only that you gain a perfect inward relief, but often also, in addition, the particular goods you sincerely thought you were renouncing.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

We'd like to fight but we fear defeat, we'd like to work but we're feeling too weak, we'd like to be sick but we'd get the sack, we'd like to behave, we'd like to believe, we'd like to love, but we've lost the knack.

Author: Cecil Day Lewis

Profession:

I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist