Quotes: outward

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  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
    Jean de la Fontaine
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    Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes.
  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold
    British critic and poet 1822-1888
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    Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Enthusiasm. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.
  • Jonathan Miller
    Jonathan Miller
    English theatre and opera actor, author and television presenter 1934-
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    Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
  • Henry van Dyke
    Henry van Dyke
    American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
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    Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
  • James A. Froude
    James A. Froude
    British Historian 1818-1894
    James A. Froude
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    Human improvement is from within outward.
  • Lord Halifax
    Lord Halifax
    British politician (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) 1881-1959
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    I am of an Opinion, in which I am every Day more confirmed by Observation, that Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with Men, or else all the Obligations in the World will not create it. An outward Show may be made to satisfy Decency, and to prevent Reproach; but a real Sense of a kind thing is a Gift of Nature, and never was, nor can be acquired.

    Source: Works (1912)

  • John Bunyan
    John Bunyan
    British writer 1628-1688
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    If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
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