Distance Quotes

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

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

Respect is greater from a distance.

Latin Proverb

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

Jean de LaFontaine

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.


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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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