Quotes by distance

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  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
    English dramatist and writer 1685-1750
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    Letters, from absent friends, extinguish fear, Unite division, and draw distance near; Their magic force each silent wish conveys, And wafts embodied though, a thousand ways: Could souls to bodies write, death's pow'r were mean, For minds could then meet minds with heav'n between.
  • Joe Laurie Jr
    Joe Laurie Jr
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    Magellan went around the world in 1521, which is not too many strokes when you consider the distance.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
  • Bill Rodgers
    Bill Rodgers
    American marathon athlete 1947-
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    My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.
  • Robert Southey
    Robert Southey
    British writer 1774-1843
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    No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Nowadays the host does not admit you to his hearth, but has got the mason to build one for yourself somewhere in his alley, and hospitality is the art of keeping you at the greatest distance.
  • Paul Klee
    Paul Klee
    Swiss artist 1879-1940
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    One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what clearly lies at hand.
  • Andy Goldsworthy
    Andy Goldsworthy
    British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist 1956-
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    Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.
  • Zora Neale Hurston
    Zora Neale Hurston
    American novelist, short story writer, folklorist and anthropologist 1891-1960
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    Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
  • Ziad K. Abdelnour
    Ziad K. Abdelnour
    American banker 1960-
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    Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they'll notice. If they don't, you know where you stand.
    Source: Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics
  • Carol Ann Duffy
    Carol Ann Duffy
    British poet and playwright 1955-
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    Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
    and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.
    The room is turning slowly away from the moon.
    Source: Words, Wide Night, from The Other Country (1990)
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
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