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Quotes of refuge

  1. Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps, on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs. – Rudolf Arnheim
  2. Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. – Natalie Clifford Barney
  3. My house is my refuge an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience. – Luis Barragan
  4. If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious. – Kingman Brewster, Jr.
  5. A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel. – Heywood Broun
  6. Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now. – Lois Capps
  7. We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the arctic refuge for future generations, and that is why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years. – Lois Capps
  8. Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas. – Emile M. Cioran
  9. I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge – William Gaddis
  10. Good taste is the first refuge of the non -creative. It is the last -ditch stand of the artist. – Marshall McLuhan
  11. I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real. – Carroll O'Connor
  12. There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance. – Gilbert Parker
  13. My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed- my dearest pleasure when free. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  14. Movie directing is a perfect refuge for the mediocre. – Orson Welles
  15. To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self. – Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Usage examples for refuge

  1. Jesus, my heart's dear refuge Jesus has died for me; Firm on the Rock of Ages Ever my trust shall be. ” – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  2. “ " He would hardly have sought refuge there," said Lord Hastings. ” – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  3. We turned off to the left through blinding gushes of rain, and headed for this refuge – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  4. The only refuge that that Native had was the town. ” – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  5. We only tuk refuge here, so as to be near you. ” – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  6. And she had heard none that did come to her, in any time since she had escaped out of the Lost Refuge into this dreadful Land. ” – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  7. Prayer is the refuge of a soul in trouble. ” – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  8. She felt that for high and low, rich and poor, there was a common refuge – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  9. And as he was falling he cried, " Let the Fire give me a refuge – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  10. He brought her to their refuge by the back way. ” – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  11. “ They've taken refuge there! ” – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. Everybody made so much of him that he began to feel uncomfortable, and took refuge at last with Mr. Robert Keane, who good- naturedly showed him the sketch- book he had filled in Europe, and explained everything to him, as if he found pleasure in it. ” – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  13. “ I now saw how it was; the enemy had taken refuge in the cave, and now our party were smoking them out. ” – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  14. It is understood he has taken refuge in New York, and his master naturally wishes to recover him with as little noise, trouble, and delay as possible. ” – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  15. I've driven him out of the cabin, and he has taken refuge in the barber shop. ” – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  16. Then take refuge with the ambassador of your native country. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  17. In the evening, my hotel offered to me the refuge of which I stood in need. ” – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  18. Refuge of the oppressed and tempted, inspiration of the hopeless, light of the world. ” – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  19. Hear my tale first, and then say what comfort, what refuge thy Church can bestow! ” – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. “ " When I need a refuge – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith

Idioms for refuge