Top 27 Resignation Quotes of 2020

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“I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal resignation as president of the republic.”

― Alberto Fujimori

“Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.”

― Alexandre Vinet

“I refuse to accept Pluto’s resignation as a planet.”

― Amy Lee

“On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department’s top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic surveillance orders that they believed to be illegal.”

― Barton Gellman

“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

“Before the word ‘resignation’ became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor.”

― Bret Stephens

“That is why with enormous regret I have tendered my resignation to the prime minister today.”

― David Blunkett

“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 think my resignation was the only way to avoid bloodshed.”

― Eduard Shevardnadze

“The rumor that the state of my health will necessitate my resignation is entirely unfounded.”

― Frederick William Borden

“Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.”

― Gustav Heinemann

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Don’t you forget what’s divine in the Russian soul and that’s resignation.”

― Joseph Conrad

“Not many dictators announce their resignation, but I did because I didn’t want to stay on and overstay my welcome.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“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

“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

“Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.”

― Michael Jeffery

“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

“It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one’s enemies with courage.”

― Pericles

“I don’t watch the dailies. You want to just turn in your resignation when you watch the dailies.”

― Richard Jenkins

“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 resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve.”

― Salmon P. Chase

“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

“Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.”

― Stephen Ambrose

“According to the papers, I’m miserable, alienated, and on the brink of resignation. But that’s simply not where I am.”

― Vince Cable

“We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“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
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