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Sri Swami Sivananda
Indian arts 1887-+1
A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
H. Jackson Brown Jr
American author 1940-0
A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-19650
An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
Source: Leon Harris - The Fine Art of Political Wit (1964)
Sir Richard Burton
British explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, poet and diplomat 1821-18900
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
I hope I have convinced you - the only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-17780
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
Learning to skip has brought control into her life. Whenever she feels all sad, she switches into this wholly happy gait, sliding, hopping, and sliding again; when doing this, it seems as though her head separates from her body, making her feel dizzy and emptied out of bad thoughts. Does anyone else know this trick, she wonders? Probably not, although her Mother sometimes smiles and waves from the window.
American educator and author 1867-19630
Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth.
French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871-19220
No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.
American actor, comedian, producer 1937-0
Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
Only a thin partition separates the psychically normal from the diseased.Source: Confrontations with Myself: An Epilogue (1973)
Passion: It's what separates a singer from an entertainer. I hope I have passion for my music, my family, and my friends until they start shoveling dirt on my face.
John W. Gardner
American Educator, Social Activist 1912-0
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
French surgeon and biologist 1873-19440
The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long. It separates us from reality like a fog.
The smartphones and the computer separates everybody, makes you think that you don't need nobody else.