Distance Quotes

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is growing awareness of the beauty of country ... a sincere desire to keep some of it for all time. People are beginning to value highly the fact that a river runs unimpeded for a distance... They are beginning to obtain deep satisfaction from the fact that a herd of elk may be observed in back country, on ancestral ranges, where the Indians once hunted them. They are beginning to seek the healing relaxation that is possible in wild country. In short, they want it.

Olaus J. Murie

A hug is the shortest distance between friends.


Affectation naturally counterfeits those excellences which are placed at the greatest distance from possibility of attainment, because, knowing our own defects, we eagerly endeavor to supply them with artificial excellence

Samuel Johnson

Distance education is a huge lecture hall with hundreds of students and minimal interaction. It is time for us to start measuring the quality of learning by more than labels like face-to-face, hybrid, or e-learning.

Darcy Hardy

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then 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

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Denis Diderot

Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.

Sir Richard Steele

Sorrows are like thunderclouds - in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.

Jean Paul Richter

There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God.

Ivan Illich

The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech.

Orlando A. Battista

Any baseball is beautiful. No other small package comes as close to the ideal in design and utility. It is a perfect object for a man's hand. Pick it up and it instantly suggests its purpose: it is meant to be thrown a considerable distance-thrown hard and with precision

Roger Angell

The distance is nothing it is only the first step that costs.

Madame Marie du Deffand

Respect is greater from a distance.

Latin Proverb

Old people see best in the distance.

German Proverb

Distance lends enchantment to the view.

Mark Twain

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!.

Denis Diderot

Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.

Samuel Johnson

Distance either of time or place is sufficient to reconcile weak minds to wonderful relations.

Samuel Johnson

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

Charles de Gaulle

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Oliver Herford

A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.

Zora Neale Hurston

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.

Hans Nouwens

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.

Gilbert Parker
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