Quotes by threshold
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British psychologist 1859-1939
Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
Before I had crossed the threshold of my church I was made to realize that I was shepherd of a divided flock.
Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941
I came to your shore as a stranger, I lived in your home as a guest, I leave your threshold as a friend, my earth.Source: Zwervende vogels
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.Source: Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
Irish writer 1854-1900
Just as those who do not love Plato more than truth cannot pass beyond the threshold of Academe, so those who do not love beauty more than truth never know the inmost shrine of art.Source: The Decay of Lying (1889)
English moviedirector 1899-1980
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals.
People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.
American computer scientist 1940-
Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
American attorney and politician 1948-
The average American returning from a trip abroad likely - and understandably - assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of 'criminal' activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation.
Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer 1934-
The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it's overturned the order of the soul...
Lewis H. Lapham
American essayist and editor 1935-
The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.
American industrialist 1835-1919
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
A. E. Housman
British poet 1859-1936
To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high, we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.Source: A Shropshire Lad (1896) No. 19 (To an Athlete Dying Young), st. 2
We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educability of man-the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before.
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