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Letter "T" » thwarted
«Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.»
«Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.»
«The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.»
«The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.»
Author: David Mamet
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, Irresistible Force
«Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.»
Author: Henri Matisse
, Branches of
«It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.»
«When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order»
«It is not easy for men to emerge from obscurity if their qualities are thwarted by narrow means at home.»