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«For in all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependency in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man's house. Wherever they go they know themselves unwelcome. Wherever they are, they feel themselves a burden. There is no humiliation of the spirit they are not forced to endure. Their hearts are scarred all over with the stabs from cruel and callous speeches.»
Author: Dorothy Dix
«Unwelcome truths are not popular.»
«A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull.»
«Pre-emptive action today may come back with unwelcome consequences in the future because -- and I have ordered this kind of action -- I don't care how precise your bombs and weapons are, when you set them off innocent people die.»
«All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.»
«A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures»
Author: George Bernard Shaw
, The Visitors
«Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost»
, The Clocks