Blunt Quotes

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Blunt Quotes

All means prove but a blunt instrument, if they have not behind them a living spirit.

Albert Einstein

‘Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.

Alexander Pope

Apart from blunt truth, our lives sink decadently amid the perfume of hints and suggestions.

Alfred North Whitehead

Don’t confuse being stimulating with being blunt.

Barbara Walters

Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.

Blaise Pascal

Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.

Bruce Lee

Blunt tools are sometimes found of use where sharper instruments would fail.

Charles Dickens

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.

Chinua Achebe

The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow.

Claudia Rankine

To wrong those we hate is to add fuel to our hatred. Conversely, to treat an enemy with magnanimity is to blunt our hatred for him.

Eric Hoffer

Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments.

Erica Jong

Time only blunts the pain of loss. It doesn’t erase it.

Gail Honeyman

He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.

George C. Lichtenberg

Some tools of thought are so blunt that they are almost useless; others are so sharp that they are dangerous. But the wise man will have the use of both kinds.

Gregory Bateson

Downright admonition, as a rule, is too blunt for the recipient.

Henry Ward Beecher

How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.

Hugh Blair

Praying without faith is like trying to cut with a blunt knife – much labor expended to little purpose.

James O. Fraser

A hot iron, though blunt, will pierce sooner than a cold one, though sharper

John Flavel

I believe if something needs to be said, people should say it. Blunt doesn’t stab as deep as being cut by a secret.

Kate Angell

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

Lao Tzu

The knowledge that women lack stimulates their imagination; the knowledge that men possess blunts theirs.

Madame de Sartory

Words are blunt instruments, better suited to murder than to making sense of the world.

Mark Lawrence

A blunt statement can be as false as any other.

Mason Cooley

I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.

Pete Townshend

The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge.

Tony Blair

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.

Walter Savage Landor

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