Quotes: inner

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  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
  • A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world.
  • James Allen
    James Allen
    British philosophical writer 1864-1912
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    A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
  • Paul Valery
    Paul Valery
    French poet 1871-1945
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    A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.
  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul.
  • Anthony Holden
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    Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.
  • Adolf Loos
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    Changes in the traditional way of building are only permitted if they are an improvement. Otherwise stay with what is traditional, for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
  • Alexander Maclaren
    Alexander Maclaren
    British preacher 1826-1910
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    Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
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    Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time.
  • Albert Schweitzer
    Albert Schweitzer
    German theologian and doctor 1875-1965
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    Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Even the most morbid of the rape ranters have a childlike faith in the perfectibility of the universe, which they see as blighted solely by nasty men. They simplistically project outward onto a mythical patriarchy their own inner conflicts and moral ambiguities.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Every civilization when it loses its inner vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort. An Augean stable of metallic filth.
  • Cleveland Amory
    Cleveland Amory
    American author, reporter and commentator 1917-1998
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    Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Every man harbors an inner female territory ruled by his mother, from whom he can never entirely break free.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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