There is a great need today for all mankind to heed the plea to cease to find fault one with another. Some of us are so accustomed to wearing faultfinding spectacles that we cannot see past them. We need to open our eyes and ears and look for the good and the blessings around us.
Marvin J. Ashton
I am not accustomed to saying anything with certainty after only one or two observations.
Conquered states that have been accustomed to liberty and the government of their own laws can be held by the conqueror in three different ways. The first is to ruin them; the second, for the conqueror to go and reside there in person; and the third is to allow them to continue to live under their own laws, subject to a regular tribute, and to create in them a government of a few, who will keep the country friendly to the conqueror...
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Legibility, in practice, amounts simply to what one is accustomed to.
The main problem is that most commentators are accustomed to thinking of spiritual schools as 'systems', which are more or less alike, and which depend upon dogma and ritual: and especially upon repetition and the application of continual and standardised pressures upon their followers.The Sufi way, except in degenerate forms which are not to be classified as Sufic, is entirely different from this.
Man is a pliable animal, a being who gets accustomed to everything!
Truly, one gets easier accustomed to a silken bed than to a sack of leaves.
A mind is accustomed to mathematical deduction, when confronted with the faulty foundations of astrology, resists a long, long time, like an obstinate mule, until compelled by beating and curses to put its foot into that dirty puddle.
Am I getting braver, or just getting accustomed to being terrified?
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
We're not amazed, to say the least. We are enthralled by it, and it's a beautiful thing to see, but it's something that we've grown accustomed to over the years.
When will we realize that the fact that we can become accustomed to anything, however disgusting at first, makes it necessary to examine carefully everything we have become accustomed to.
George Bernard Shaw