Shadow Quotes

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.

DeWitt Clinton

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Weak mortals, chained to the earth, creatures of clay as frail as the foliage of the woods, you unfortunate race, whose life is but darkness, as unreal as a shadow, the illusion of a dream.

Aristophanes

If you are standing upright, don't worry if your shadow is crooked

Chinese Proverbs

Terrorism, like viruses, is everywhere. There is a global perfusion of terrorism, which accompanies any system of domination as though it were its shadow, ready to activate itself anywhere, like a double agent.

JEAN BAUDRILLARD

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

Aesop

Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.

Herbert Ward

You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.

Amelia Earhart

The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.

Unknown

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

Swedish proverb

We are too much haunted by ourselves; we project the central shadow of ourselves on everything around us. And then comes in the gospel to rescue us from this selfishness. Redemption is this--to forget self in God.

Frederick William Robertson

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow

Proverb

Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow.

Thomas Campion

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.

Sam Snead

Painting, in fact, is nothing else much than a tree, a man, or any other object, reflected in the water. The distinction between sculpture and painting, is as great as between the shadow and the substance.

Benvenuto Cellini

The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church

Ferdinand Magellan

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Behind the western bars The shrouded day retreats, And unperceived the stars Steal to their sovran seats. And whiter grows the foam, The small moon lightens more; And as I turn me home, My shadow walks before.

Robert Seymour Bridges

I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.

H. L. Mencken

Thou wilt draw nigh! Father it is no dream that Thou art near No dream that, in my sin and misery, I may look up to Thee, May hide beneath the shadow of Thy wings, From all the restlessness of outward things, And from my own heart's self-accusing fears For Thou art nigh.

Hetty Bowman

Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form ... you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul.

John O'Donohue

Thus shadow owes its birth to light.

John Gay

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don't pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.

Gwen John

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