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«It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher»
«That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.»
«If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.»
«Be always displeased at what thou art, if thou desire to attain to what thou art not; for where thou hast pleased thyself, there thou abidest.»
«And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.»
«And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.»
«And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.»
«And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.»
«Such is the nature of novelty that where anything pleases it becomes doubly agreeable if new; but if it displeases, it is doubly displeasing on that very account»
«Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.»
Author: Kahlil Gibran
, pay heed
, The Faces