Resignation Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Resignation Quotes from Al Sharpton, Zhou Qunfei, Murray Rothbard, Katharine Viner, W. Somerset Maugham. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met

The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community. We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most.
Al Sharpton
Maybe it was because my resignation letter was well written, and this attracted the attention of the factory supervisor. They kept me on and gave me a promotion to head up my own newly created department.
Zhou Qunfei
In order to continue in office, any government (not simply a ‘democratic’ government) must have the support of the majority of its subjects. This support, it must be noted, need not be active enthusiasm; it may well be passive resignation as if to an inevitable law of nature.
Murray Rothbard
The resignation of the British home secretary, Amber Rudd, over the Windrush scandal marks an important moment for independent, investigative journalism, demonstrating how it can hold power to account in order unequivocally to change people’s lives for the better.
Katharine Viner
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
W. Somerset Maugham
The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
Pierre Salinger
The attitude in Baltimore in 1999 was almost one of resignation, that our problems were bigger than our capacity to handle them.
Martin O’Malley
According to the papers, I’m miserable, alienated, and on the brink of resignation. But that’s simply not where I am.
Vince Cable
I think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed.
Eduard Shevardnadze
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
Jay Townsend has offered, and I have accepted, his resignation from his position with my campaign. Now let’s return to talking about issues that really matter to families: job creation, spending restraint and economic development.
Nan Hayworth
Self-acknowledgment boosts your emotional and spiritual immunity, giving you the strength you need to release the past and rise above fear, doubt or resignation.
Debbie Ford
Don’t you forget what’s divine in the Russian soul and that’s resignation.
Joseph Conrad
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
William Alexander
People don’t come to New York out of resignation. They come here with a dream. Mine was to be an actress.
Holly Hunter
I’ve analyzed the best I can… and I have not found an impeachable offense, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.
Richard M. Nixon
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
Bertrand Russell
Resignation was the defining condition of Soviet life.
Masha Gessen
Not many dictators announce their resignation, but I did because I didn’t want to stay on and overstay my welcome.
Mahathir Mohamad
I don’t watch the dailies. You want to just turn in your resignation when you watch the dailies.
Richard Jenkins
Before the word ‘resignation’ became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor.
Bret Stephens
Mugabe’s resignation fascinates because the fall of tyrants is always a family story, decline of the father, writ large. What a strange creature he is.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
I’ve known Al Franken for over 20 years. He is my friend. He was on the floor of the Senate announcing his resignation. I sat just a few feet away from him. He said it was the worst day in his political life. It was a somber feeling. It was a reality.
Dick Durbin
A great deal of pressure was then built up to remove me from the club and my resignation was, finally, a forced one.
David R. Brower
I am announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused.
Anthony Weiner
Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.
Adam Smith
When good people do bad things, it is sad, but when they reach the point where one can predict that they will do nothing but bad things, a deeper kind of sadness sets in, almost at the level of resignation.
Rick Tumlinson
Resignation, not mystic, not detached, but resignation open-eyed, conscious, and informed by love, is the only one of our feelings for which it is impossible to become a sham.
Joseph Conrad
Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
Groucho Marx
My first full-time radio job at 21, I was there for only a couple of months before I was hospitalized. I wrote a resignation letter. My dad wouldn’t give the letter to my boss at the time.
Mauro Ranallo