Quotes: presence

Quotes 31 till 45 of 47.

  • Edward Thomas
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    The simple lack of her is more to me than others presence.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
    Willa Cather
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    The sun was like a great visiting presence that stimulated and took its due from all animal energy. When it flung wide its cloak and stepped down over the edge of the fields at evening, it left behind it a spent and exhausted world.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
    Charlotte Brontë
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    There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
  • Jonathan Raban
    Jonathan Raban
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    There's an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.
  • To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
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    We convince by our presence.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
    Walt Whitman
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    We convince by our presence.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
    Jean Rostand
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    We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?
  • Marianne Williamson
    Marianne Williamson
    American writer 1952-
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    When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.
  • Al Gore
    Al Gore
    American politician and environmentalist 1948-
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    While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    Work is nothing but the slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great images in whose presence [His Or Her] heart first opened.