A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.