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Quotes of dispense

  1. To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind. – Fanny Burney
  2. If our country is serious about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, we need to get serious about mobilizing the infrastructure necessary to distribute and dispense the next generation of fuels. – Bart Gordon
  3. While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced. – John B. S. Haldane
  4. One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action- the ability to pass directly from thought to action. – Eric Hoffer
  5. We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war. – Konrad Lorenz
  6. Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime! – Lawrence G. Lovasik
  7. It wouldn't sit easily on one's conscience that you had been warned and there could be danger, but nevertheless you went ahead and said let's dispense these drugs. – Thabo Mbeki
  8. Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries. – John Lothrop Motley
  9. No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane. – Robert M. Parker, Jr.
  10. To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. – Henri Poincare
  11. It is one of the consolations of philosophy that the benefit of showing how to dispense with a concept does not hinge on dispensing with it. – Willard Van Orman Quine
  12. Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it. – George Sand

Usage examples for dispense

  1. It was a new thing in Lethbridge's experience to accept such instructions from a prisoner, but Holymead had threatened to dispense with all assistance unless his instructions were carried out. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  2. This carried most of the odd articles that were hitherto deemed indispensible, but which henceforth they had per force to dispense with. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  3. On Church principles no one can dispense from this obligation, because it rests on divine ordinance. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  4. I was so much better that I thought I could dispense with one. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. No drama can dispense with picture; and so no drama is free from the obligation to add unto itself these other qualities also. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  6. A pretty good rule is to test everything first by its usefulness; if it is not useful, we may dispense with its purchase. – The Complete Home by Various
  7. It now depends on the relations to have the corpse presented at the parish- church; but there are many persons who dispense with this ceremony. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  8. The conclusion has been reached that we cannot dispense with aviation, even if we would. –  by
  9. The saying that the Emperor could not dispense with him, but he might do without the Emperor, had originally applied to his father, whose position he filled to the monarch's satisfaction in every respect. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. Prescindir de una cosa: To dispense with anything. – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  11. His plans had proved abortive, and he found himself saddled with a young woman with whose company he would, no doubt, gladly dispense –  by
  12. And if you want to dispense charity, do it while I turn my back to you, for true charity is given secretly. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  13. Can a religion dispense with dogma? – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  14. But the ordinary private collector can surely dispense with buying books because they have been printed in places which have no associations for him, of which perhaps he has never heard. – Fine Books by Alfred W. Pollard
  15. The emissaries of Ziegler would have to dispense with that aid now, but still Beaumanoir could not shut his eyes to his imminent peril. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  16. There are a number of other things we'll have to dispense with. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  17. But the Pope maintained that he was the only administrator of the inexhaustible merits of Christ; and the Church also taught, that by the intercession of saints for the sins of men, an endless treasure of good works, prayers, fasts, and penances were made available for the blessing of others; and all these treasures were at the disposition of the Pope, who could dispense them to whom he chose, as a deliverance from their sins. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  18. Persons of any religious creed may, therefore, dispense instruction or receive it, except as regards religion itself, the College being equally open to all. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  19. We could dispense with illustrations- at least one illustration will be quite sufficient. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  20. Often we would dispense with the tourists, and have the Yosemite Valley all to ourselves. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier

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