Quotes by grandeur
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English painter 1894-1982
Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
British critic and poet 1822-1888
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.
British fashion designer 1950-
I mean, you can't walk down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress, it just won't happen - it has to suit the grandeur of that aisle, it's enormous.
French writer and essayist 1913-1960
If there is sin against life, it consists… in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
A. J. P. Taylor
British historian 1906-1990
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
American author and clergyman 1814-1880
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
American writer 1888-1959
Some are able and humane men and some are low-grade individuals with the morals of a goat, the artistic integrity of a slot machine, and the manners of a floorwalker with delusions of grandeur.
Robert Green Ingersoll
American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought...
French writer 1889-1963
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.
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