Quotes: grandeur

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  • Ben Nicholson
    Ben Nicholson
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    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.
  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold
    British critic and poet 1822-1888
    Matthew Arnold
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    Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    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
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    He can feel no little wants who is in pursuit of grandeur.
  • Bruce Oldfield
    Bruce Oldfield
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    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.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    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
    A. J. P. Taylor
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    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.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
    Georges Bataille
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    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
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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    Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    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.
  • Marcelene Cox
    Marcelene Cox
    American author
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    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.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    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
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
    Robert Green Ingersoll
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    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...
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
    Jean Cocteau
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    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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