Distance Quotes

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and familiarity breeds contempt. According to this my soul mate should be in Thailand.

Jason Zebehazy

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.

Mao Tse-Tung

Flirting is the art of keeping intimacy at a safe distance.

Sabina Sesselmann

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.

Theodore M. Hesburgh

Art said he wanted to get more distance. I told him to hit it and run backward.

Ken Venturi

There are charms made only for distance admiration.

Samuel Johnson

Time is the longest distance between two places.

Tennessee Williams

Experience needs distance and what you write of at a distance tells not so much what you were like as what you have discovered since.

David Wade

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.

John Galsworthy

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

Aesop

High culture always isolates, always drives men out of their class, and makes it more difficult for them to share naturally and easily the common class-life around them. They seek the few companions who can understand them, and when these are not to be had within a traversable distance, they sit and work alone.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.

Barbara Kingsolver (1955-___) US novelist

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

Thomas Carlyle

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.

Mae West

The distance between capital and labor is not a great gulf over which is swung a Niagara suspension bridge; it is only a step, and the laborers here will cross over and become capitalists and the capitalists will cross over and become laborers. Would to God they would shake hands while they are crossing, these from one side, and those from the other side.

Thomas De Witt Talmage

Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.

Albee, Edward

One who pursues a goal through sinful ways, will ironically distance himself from that goal, and will approach what he was afraid of.

Husayn ibn

The wellspring of courage and endurance in the face of unbridled power is generally a firm belief in the sanctity of ethical principles combined with a historical sense that despite all setbacks the condition of man is set on an ultimate course for both spiritual and material advancement. It is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption which most distinguishes man from the mere brute. At the root of human responsibility is the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow that path if not to the end at least the distance needed to rise above individual limitations and environmental impediments. It is man's vision of a world fit for rational, civilized humanity which leads him to dare and to suffer to build societies free from want and fear. Concepts such as truth, justice and compassion cannot be dismissed as trite when these are often the only bulwarks which stand against ruthless power.

Aung San Suu Kyi

The roles that we construct are constructed because we feel that they will help us to survive and also, of course, because they fulfill something in our personalities; and one does not, therefore, cease playing a role simply because one has begun to understand it. All roles are dangerous. The world tends to trap you in the role you play and it is always extremely hard to maintain a watchful, mocking distance between oneself as one appears to be and oneself as one actually is.

James Baldwin

During my slumber I had a dream. I thought I was once more by the side of the Sphere, whose lustrous hue betokened that he had exchanged his wrath against me for perfect placability. We were moving together towards a bright but infinitesimally small Point, to which my Master directed my attention. As we approached, methought there issued from it a slight humming noise as from one of your Spaceland bluebottles, only less resonant by far, so slight indeed that even in the perfect stillness of the Vacuum through which we soared, the sound reached not our ears till we checked our flight at a distance from it of something under twenty human diagonals. "Look yonder," said my Guide, "in Flatland thou hast lived; of Lineland thou hast received a vision; thou hast soared with me to the heights of Spaceland; now, in order to complete the range of thy experience, I conduct thee downward to the lowest depth of existence, even to the realm of Pointland, the Abyss of No dimensions.

Edwin Abbott

It is because the spirit knows deep down that all lives intersect. That death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else. And in that small distance, lives are changed.

Albom, Mitch

Mother, any distance greater than a single span requires a second pair of hands.

Simon Armitage
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