Distance Quotes

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Henry David Thoreau

The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.

Amy Bloom

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it.

Unknown

The world evades us because it becomes itself again. That stage scenery masked by habit becomes what it is. It withdraws at a distance from us.

Albert Camus

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Robert Southey

Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible.

Henry Fielding

Go some distance away because the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

Leonardo da Vinci

That time plus distance equaled moving on from your ex.

Lisa Steadman

Beauty is composed of many things and never stands alone. It is part of horizons, blue in the distance, great primeval silences, knowledge of all things of the earth... It is so fragile it can be destroyed by a sound or thought. It may be infinitesimally small or encompass the universe itself. It comes in a swift conception wherever nature has not been disturbed.

Sigurd F. Olson

When you serve your mother and father it is okay to try to correct them once in a while. But if you see that they are not going to listen to you, keep your respect for them and don't distance yourself from them. Work without complaining.

Confucius

There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either.

Samuel Johnson

Men of noble birth are noted to be envious towards new men when they rise. For the distance is altered, and it is like a deceit of the eye, that when others come on they think themselves go back.

Francis Bacon

She shone for me like the Evening Star. I loved her dearly but at a distance.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt.

Jason Zebehazy

Freedom from worries and surcease from strain are illusions that always inhabit the distance

Edwin Way Teale

The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.

Mongolian Proverb

The big drum only sounds well from a distance.

Iranian Proverb

From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.

Jean de LaFontaine

Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within, going abroad only for audience, and spectator, as we adapt our voice and phrase to the distance and character of the ear we speak to

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance

Charles de Gaulle

Distance tests a horse's strength. Time reveals a person's character.

Chinese Proverbs

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line.

Charles Edward Montague

I am too far away from what I love and my distance is without remedy.

Albert Camus
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