Top 30 Resignation Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Resignation Quotes from famous people such as Billy Collins, Stanley A. McChrystal, Alexandre Vinet, Victoria Woodhull, W. Somerset Maugham, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If you write a letter of resignation or something with

If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you’re simply using a pen to record what you have thought out. In a poem, the pen is more like a flashlight, a Geiger counter, or one of those metal detectors that people walk around beaches with.
Billy Collins
With my resignation, I… left unfulfilled commitments I made to many comrades in the fight, commitments I hold sacred. My service did not end as I would have wished.
Stanley A. McChrystal
Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.
Alexandre Vinet
Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation.
Victoria Woodhull
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham
I said if you want me to go back to Afghanistan and work, I’m happy to do that. If you think accepting my resignation is best for the cause and for the nation, then I have no complaint with that.
Stanley A. McChrystal
There is a sense of resignation among most people who voted Remain that we have to ‘man up’ – even the women among us – and make the most of what we know will be a rotten Brexit.
Anna Soubry
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
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal resignation as president of the republic.
Alberto Fujimori
Don’t you forget what’s divine in the Russian soul and that’s resignation.
Joseph Conrad
A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
Salmon P. Chase
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
That is why with enormous regret I have tendered my resignation to the prime minister today.
David Blunkett
In the Army, I grew up with this view that you’re asked to do anything that is illegal or immoral or unethical, then that would be the point at which you have to consider resignation, and you’d be willing to do that.
Mark Esper
As the resignation letter which I wrote to the Prime Minister clearly implies, it was not the outcome I sought, but it is one that I accept without rancour, despite what might be described as the hard landing involved.
Nigel Lawson
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
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
It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one’s enemies with courage.
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
My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.
Andrew Weil
According to the papers, I’m miserable, alienated, and on the brink of resignation. But that’s simply not where I am.
Vince Cable
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
Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
Paul Tournier
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
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Warren Buffett
The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement. If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you’re simply using a pen to record what you have thought out.
Billy Collins
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
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
The concept of active cooperation has taken the place of opposition to the new form of government and of dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
Gustav Stresemann