Quotations that match 'acceptable'.

A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed, generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable, while others are less so.
[ Acceptable Achieved Achievements Against Back Backdrop Finding Generally Less Looks Narrator Others Passed Poet Prose Some These Usually While Years]
From the material point of view the proposal is unacceptable, for France, without further territory in Europe being taken from her, could be so crushed as to lose her position as a Great Power, and become subordinate to German policy.
[ Become Being Could Crushed Europe France Further German Great Her Lose Material Point Policy Position Power Proposal Subordinate Taken Territory Unacceptable View Without]
We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state of affairs on the ground in a theater of war.
[ Abu Affairs Conduct Dangerous Ghraib Ground Guess Part Resulted Soldiers State Theater Unacceptable War]
There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
[ Acceptable America Carry Cigarettes Circles More Packet Seems Socially Some Than Where]
I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
[ Always Get Kill Lives Morally Risked Run Stories Their Thought Unacceptable]
Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years, and the exotic is much more acceptable. There are many artists now, younger artists, who work out of the exotic.
[ Acceptable Artists Changed Exotic Last Learned Look Many Maybe More Much Now Out Way Work Years Younger]
I found a certain kind of music congenial to me; it never occurred to me to write music that was academically acceptable.
[ Academically Acceptable Certain Congenial Found Kind Music Never Occurred Write]
Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.
[ Acceptable Cruelty Cultural Human Might Very]
All you must do is accept all that is unacceptable to you.
[ Accept Must Unacceptable]
What I said about John was that he liberated me from my anxieties about writing in a correct, acceptable way.
[ Acceptable Anxieties Correct John Liberated Said Way Writing]
It would seem, therefore, that this constitutional safeguard may no longer serve its original purpose, especially when, as we learned last year, some acts of perjury may now be acceptable - in this world, at least, if not the next.
[ Acceptable Acts Constitutional Especially Last Learned Least Longer May Next Now Original Perjury Purpose Safeguard Seem Serve Some Therefore World Would Year]
So I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don't say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out.
[ Acceptable Comes Consciously Even Fiction Hoped Humour Out Part Say Science Sure Would Wrote]
The mere dates of my existence do not interest me, except in one connection. When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer; when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted.
[ Acceptable Connection Conscription Dates Except Existence Followed Great Interest Mere Old Started Too Volunteer War]
When I got there, all the pasta and science stuff hadn't quite caught on in England - things that were perfectly acceptable then wouldn't be tolerated now.
[ Acceptable Caught England Got Hadn Now Pasta Perfectly Quite Science Stuff Then Things Tolerated Were]
Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers.
[ Accomplished Agreement Any Arbitrary Before Bring Congressional Could Home Increase Mission Our Potentially Risk Soldiers Table Time Troops Unacceptable]
Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.
[ Being Right Socially Soon Too Unacceptable]
The music is the main thing and it's just as easy to write acceptable words.
[ Acceptable Easy Just Main Music Thing Words Write]
We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.
[ Acceptable Blacks Exemplary Knew Know Now Only Then]
The government has once again made the right socially acceptable.
[ Acceptable Again Government Made Once Right Socially]
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
[ Acceptable Even Flattering Poet Response Silence]
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.
[ Acceptable Achieved Advertising Commitment Credibility Effect Giving Governing Means Same Scenario Signs Today]
The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable.
[ Commit Liberation Murder Terrorism Those Unacceptable]
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.
[ Acceptable Form Illness Mental More Nothing Socially Stress Than]
Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
[ Acceptable Against Appeals Conduct Deaf Destructive Disengagement Ears Ends Fall Justification Made Means Mechanism Moral Most Personally Portraying Powerful Service Socially Usually Violent Why]
Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.
[ Acceptable Along Attitude Based Church Clear Creed Every Faith Fundamentalism Having Labeled Letting Look Often Oneself Only Relativism Standards Swept Teaching Today Tossed Whereas Which Wind]
You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down - and mine have - but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable.
[ Alternative Because Down Go Going Gotta Grit Just Know Mine Numbers Poll Stand Teeth Through Unacceptable Your]
With our Reserve and Guard units playing increasingly important roles in the war on terror and in Iraq, it is unacceptable to make them jump through any unnecessary hurdles.
[ Any Guard Hurdles Important Increasingly Iraq Jump Make Our Playing Reserve Roles Terror Them Through Unacceptable Units Unnecessary War]
It is not acceptable that we continue to see thousands of acres burn because of forest fires, because of poor management on our forests, big kill, and we have these catastrophic situations take place when we are not able to take action.
[ Able Acceptable Acres Action Because Big Burn Catastrophic Continue Fires Forest Forests Kill Management Our Place Poor See Situations Take These Thousands]
I am actually wearing slacks on the show more than I ever have - it is now acceptable, and I like mixing it up.
[ Acceptable Actually Am Ever Mixing More Now Show Than Up Wearing]
If you really believe the number one priority of our government is the protection of our people, then the idea of being defenseless against an intercontinental ballistic missile or any other type of weapon system that puts us in jeopardy is not acceptable.
[ Acceptable Against Any Ballistic Being Believe Defenseless Government Idea Jeopardy Missile Number Other Our Priority Protection Puts Really System Then Type Us Weapon]
No one's conception of art is going to be acceptable to everybody.
[ Acceptable Art Conception Everybody Going]
Keeping small nations enslaved because of the deals between the great nations or because of any pragmatic considerations that might have been there are totally unacceptable.
[ Any Because Been Between Considerations Deals Enslaved Great Keeping Might Nations Pragmatic Small Totally Unacceptable]
It's much more acceptable for men to work and father kids. There's an inherent inequality, because we want to do it all, and I don't know how we can do this all.
[ Acceptable Because Father How Inequality Inherent Kids Know Men More Much Want Work]
We're the acceptable edge of the unacceptable stuff.
[ Acceptable Edge Stuff Unacceptable]
Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating, a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
[ Accelerating Currently Inflation Keep Level More Percent Permanent Quite Required Seems Situation Unacceptable Unemployment]
We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
[ Acceptable Alternative Approve Benefits Breakdown Decide Equating Establish Family Go Heterosexual Homosexuality Lifestyle Marriage Same-Sex See Values Will]
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable. Forgiveness
[ Always Mistake Rarely Unacceptable]
I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others. Please drink responsibly and it's never acceptable to drink and drive!
[ Acceptable Drink Drive Learn Mistakes Never Others Please Responsibly Urge]
The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.
[ Acceptable Arts Certain Countries Culture Down Films Kind Made Many More Only Society Some States Subsidy Turkey Turned Two United Whole]
A Buddhist or a good atheist is as acceptable to God as a good Catholic.
[ Acceptable Atheist Buddhist Catholic God Good]
I've analyzed the best I can... and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
[ Acceptable Analyzed Best Course Found Offense Resignation Therefore]
It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially.
[ Absolutely Anything Commercially Inappropriate Life Private Sell Unacceptable Use Vulgar Your]
Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
[ Any Because Being Day Executed Find Government His Imprisoned Newspaper Open Opinions Religion Report Someone Somewhere Tortured Unacceptable Week Will World Your]
I am not opposed to the limited use of polygraphs in a case where a person is suspected of wrongdoing. But widespread use of the polygraph as a screening tool goes far beyond what is acceptable.
[ Acceptable Am Beyond Case Far Goes Limited Opposed Person Polygraph Screening Suspected Tool Use Where Widespread Wrongdoing]
The format's better because it gives us a much stronger hand to play when going to the North Koreans unified, with our allies and partners in the region, all of us saying the same thing: telling them their current course is unacceptable.
[ Allies Because Better Course Current Format Gives Going Hand Koreans Much North Our Partners Play Region Same Saying Stronger Telling Their Them Thing Unacceptable Unified Us]
The status quo is simply unacceptable.
[ Quo Simply Status Unacceptable]
These guys were the real owners of the country, and for them to discuss with this young guy who becomes a member of the government was absolutely unacceptable.
[ Absolutely Becomes Country Discuss Government Guy Guys Member Owners Real Them These Unacceptable Were Young]
Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
[ Acceptable Only Sainthood Saints]
However, intention needn't enter in, and if a reader sees things in a religious way, and the work is dogmatically acceptable, then I don't see why it should not be interpreted in that way, as well as in others.
[ Acceptable Enter However Intention Interpreted Needn Others Reader Religious See Sees Should Then Things Way Well Why Work]
If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?
[ Acceptable Chopping Forbid Gets God Kissing Man More Off Only Pictured Rating Tenderness Than Violence Why Woman]
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
[ Acceptable Almost Become Boast Boasts Claim Cliche Ignorance Incompetence Literature Mathematics Nobody Proudly Remark Science Socially]
I love chicken. I would eat chicken fingers on Thanksgiving if it were socially acceptable.
[ Acceptable Chicken Eat Fingers Love Socially Thanksgiving Were Would]
In 1977, at least, he wished to have people believe that he shared and was proud of an attitude toward women that is not acceptable in a politician. In 2003, all he has said is that he doesn't remember the interview.
[ Acceptable Attitude Believe Interview Least Politician Proud Remember Said Shared Toward Wished Women]
It didn't matter as much because I'm a singer, not an actress, but my face is more acceptable in a way now than when I first came on the scene, because I'm part black.
[ Acceptable Actress Because Black Came Face First Matter More Much Now Part Scene Singer Than Way]
Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable, whatever the reason might be.
[ Force Holy Might Reason Resorting Sites Unacceptable Use Violence Whatever]
We made a deal that was acceptable to us. We got paid very handsomely for our final season.
[ Acceptable Deal Final Got Made Our Paid Season Us Very]
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
[ Acceptable Hypocrisy Most Politeness]
You know, you don't have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable.
[ Acceptable Else Everybody Feel Know Look]
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
[ Acceptable Rather Right Start Than]
In a way, the sense of quality has improved, the status symbol of the small things is gone, and it is acceptable to use stainless steel, even if the neighbour uses silver.
[ Acceptable Even Gone Improved Neighbour Quality Sense Silver Small Status Steel Symbol Things Use Uses Way]
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
[ Acceptable Cannot Cases Citizen Development Even Family Himself His Mandatory Many Only Our Police Private Protect Stage Themselves Up]
Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
[ Acceptable Being Candidates College Columbia Considered Done Drafted Had Law Men School Seats Suddenly Vacant Well Were Women]
There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them.
[ Acceptable Destruction Humanity Risks Them Which]
I think the only kind of acceptable evangelization is the evangelization of good example.
[ Acceptable Example Good Kind Only Think]
Last year, customs officials screened only five percent of the 11 million cargo containers entering the United States. That rate is both unacceptable and dangerous to our national and economic interests.
[ Both Cargo Containers Customs Dangerous Economic Entering Five Interests Last Million National Officials Only Our Percent Rate Screened States Unacceptable United Year]
I always said that Wahhabism is unacceptable for the Chechen nation.
[ Always Chechen Nation Said Unacceptable]
The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable.
[ America Anything Conduct Highest Holds Human Know Less Military Must Protections Rights Standards Unacceptable World]
It's absolutely not acceptable for people to argue that, if we are going to do anything about climate change at all, well, the responsibility lies solely with the individual.
[ Absolutely Acceptable Anything Argue Change Climate Going Individual Lies Responsibility Solely Well]
I find it difficult to judge myself, but people say that I have become a bit more socially acceptable over the years in terms of my material; which apparently at the beginning - though I never really intended it to be - was man hating and now is just a bit more cuddly.
[ Acceptable Apparently Become Beginning Bit Cuddly Difficult Find Hating Intended Judge Just Man Material More Myself Never Now Over Really Say Socially Terms Though Which Years]
It is acceptable to bring someone to tears if it explains to them in an emotional way why a product, a service, or a candidate is the right person, is the right thing to do.
[ Acceptable Bring Candidate Emotional Explains Person Product Right Service Someone Tears Them Thing Way Why]
It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
[ Acceptable Both Culture Essence Imaginative Limits Morally Naturally Possible Transcends]
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
[ Acceptable Adversity Fire Furnace Gold Men Tried]
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
[ Acceptable Form Schizophrenia Socially Writing]
To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work, poor performance, and unacceptable products is the height of government waste and mismanagement.
[ Dollars Government Height Incomplete Millions Mismanagement Out Pay Performance Poor Products Unacceptable Upon Waste Work]
The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror.
[ Accept Americans Citizens Fellow Greatest Lax Multiculturalism Nation Terror Their Unacceptable Urges Vulnerabilities War]
To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like. Give up doing the things that you do not like to do. You must find the things that you do like. The things that are acceptable to your mind.
[ Acceptable Doing Find Give Life Mind Must Progress Things Up Your]
Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.
[ Acceptable Along Attitude Based Church Clear Creed Every Faith Fundamentalism Having Labeled Letting Look Often Oneself Only Relativism Standards Swept Teaching Today Tossed Whereas Which Wind]
Scissors, screwdrivers and the like pose an unacceptable risk to flight crews as well passengers.
[ Crews Flight Passengers Pose Risk Scissors Unacceptable Well]
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
[ Acceptable Assume Boasting Egotism Form Intolerance Most Permits Personal Socially Superiority Us Without]
A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.
[ Acceptable Breadth Collective His Land Length More Over Single Spread Than Throne Tyrant]
It is unacceptable that immigrants, including children, are shackled and detained in deplorable conditions. And it is unacceptable that already this year immigrants have died by the dozens in the California desert or in other parts of the Southwest.
[ Already California Children Conditions Deplorable Desert Detained Died Dozens Immigrants Including Other Parts Shackled Southwest Unacceptable Year]
It has become more acceptable to describe yourself as a conservative, but not everyone who uses that term about themselves really is truly conservative.
[ Acceptable Become Conservative Describe Everyone More Really Term Themselves Truly Uses Yourself]
I want to work with the teachers' union. But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first and we are letting down a generation of California children. It's not acceptable.
[ Acceptable California Children Down First Generation Kids Letting Out Put Said Teachers Union Want Work]
Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable.
[ Attempts Being Cells Cloned Embryonic Ethically Human Medical Prepare Research Stem Therapies Today Unacceptable]
A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they're really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.
[ Acceptable Buddha Friendship Jesus Leaders Lot Love Monks Others Powerful Really Religious Respect Respecting Same Talking Things Tibetan Value Yourself]
If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness, we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland.
[ Acceptable Church Dedicate Deserves Fatherland Fighting Hands Him His Holiness Most Service Thankfully Them These Used Well Would]
I had a great time investigating the pigments of different mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols published in Scientific American, and I also remember making my own beetle collection when it was still acceptable to make such collections.
[ Acceptable Also American Beetle Collection Collections Different Experimental Flies Following Fruit Great Had Investigating Make Making Mutant Own Protocols Published Remember Scientific Still Such Time]
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
[ Accept Change Remove Unacceptable Unchangeable Yourself]
There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit. I find that perfectly acceptable.
[ Acceptable Always Find Hammer Hit Joke Nails Perfectly Will Your]
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
[ Acceptable Cannot Make Nothing Oratory Unbelievable]
Based on observations of the policies of my own government, I viewed this action as an acceptable option.
[ Acceptable Action Based Government Observations Option Own Policies Viewed]
I do everything I think possible or acceptable to escape from this trap.
[ Acceptable Escape Everything Possible Think Trap]
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.
[ Any Attempt Behavior Constitutes Death Inner Nervousness Only Otherwise Peace Prove Such Thing Unacceptable]
It is unacceptable that someone can work full time - and work hard - and not be able to lift themselves out of poverty.
[ Able Full Hard Lift Out Poverty Someone Themselves Time Unacceptable Work]
We feel it's unacceptable to be fat, when it has nothing to do with who the person actually is.
[ Actually Fat Feel Nothing Person Unacceptable]
Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President's budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful.
[ Budget Businesses Does Drive Economy Give Need President Proposal Small Successful Them Tools Unacceptable]
Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture - they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit.
[ Acceptable Addictions Alluring Aspect Attain Cases Culture Easy Encouraged Even Lethal Many Our Seductive Socially Soft Spirit Yet]
If I were to say you are crazy, what part of that would you find unacceptable?
[ Crazy Find Part Say Unacceptable Were Would]
Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
[ Acceptable Easier Fame Gracefully Growing Hollywood More Much Old Passing Sanctuary Suicide Than Youth]
It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.
[ Bottom Comes Disability Disabled Illinois List Monuments More Our Owe Parades Pay Rank Speeches Than Unacceptable Veterans]
It is only human supremacy, which is as unacceptable as racism and sexism, that makes us afraid of being more inclusive.
[ Afraid Being Human Inclusive Makes More Only Racism Sexism Supremacy Unacceptable Us Which]
John Paul II made it clear that... liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
[ Analysis Based Christ Clear Ii Jesus John Liberation Made Marxist Necessary Paul Teaching Theology Unacceptable Used]
In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.
[ Accept Acceptable Active Athletes Females Girls Had Make Much Okay Scarier Seventies Sports Them Those Times Were Women]
Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy.
[ Acceptable Deal Did Ernest Figure Great Hemingway Making Obviously Public Sissy Toward Writer]
It's unacceptable to just sit on the couch and say I'm not doing anything. You've got to get out and do everything you can.
[ Anything Couch Doing Everything Get Got Just Out Say Sit Unacceptable]
The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers.
[ Academic Acceptable Argument Doctrinaire Foolish Idea Ideals Left Only Opposed Other Parties Perhaps Policies Represent Right Should Thinkers Two]
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
[ Accept Being Courage Oneself Spite Unacceptable]