Greater Quotes

There were times when he could not read the face he had studied so long, and when this lonely girl was a greater mystery to him than any women of the world...

Charles Dickens

There is no greater sorrowThan to be mindful of the happy timeIn misery.

Durante degli Alighieri

The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him. The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.

James Allen

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.

William Hazlitt

If you want greater prosperity in your life, start forming a vacuum to receive it.

Catherine Ponder

The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues.

Christine de Pizan

I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other.

James Madison

The period of earthly life in your greater existence is similar to the 15 minutes of fame you get down here...Everyone gets to share you in a different way. And both are dreams.

Julian Casablancas

Sympathy has to be the first and foremost thing in one's life,sympathy and the feeling of oneness. There cannot be anything greater than the feeling of oneness.

Sri Chinmoy

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.

Chinese Proverb

The longer you stay in one place, the greater your chances of disillusionment.

Art Spander

Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.

Marlene Dietrich

Sculpture is more than painting. It is greater To raise the dead to life than to create Phantoms that seem to live.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.

C. Everet Koop, M.D.

Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Of all our planet's activities--geological movements, the reproduction and decay of biota, and even the disruptive propensities of certain species (elephants and humans come to mind)--no force is greater than the hydrologic cycle.

RICHARD BANGS

Frivolous curiosity about trifles, and laborious attentions to little objects which neither require nor deserve a moment's thought, lower a man, who from thence is thought, and not unjustly, incapable of greater matters.

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Creative people who can't help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane.

R. D. Laing

Each of us is born with the potential for the unfolding of our true self. When you deviate from the truth, you are interfering with the intention of something greater than you are- call it nature or a higher power. As a result, you develop discomfort.

Unknown

To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?

Elizabeth II

Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams - not by any means of all dreams - moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.

Arthur Machen

There are greater depths and obscurities, greater intricacies and perplexities, in an elaborate and well-written piece of nonsense, than in the most abstruse and profound tract of school divinity.

Joseph Addison

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