Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying, and human existence is indistinguishable from an absurd vegetation; a life justifies itself only if its effort to perpetuate itself is integrated into its surpassing and if this surpassing has no other limits than those which the subject assigns himself.
Simone de Beauvoir
life quotesoccupied quotesperpetuating quotessurpassing quotesmaintain quotesliving quotesdying quoteshuman quotesexistence quotesindistinguishable quotesabsurd quotesvegetation quoteslife quotesjustifies quoteseffort quotesperpetuate quotesintegrated quoteslimits quotessubject quotesassigns quotes
warning quoteswitness quotesstretched quotesback quoteseons quotesties quoteselastic quotesenduring quotessurpassing quotesdeath quoteslife quoteschild quotessimple quotescomplex quotes
astonished quotesbeauty quotesrefinement quotesart quotesdisplayed quotesobjects quotessurpassing quotesimagined quotesimpression quotesoverwhelming quotes
things quotesgive quotesstudent quotespossibility quotessurpassing quotesteacher quoteslot quotesquestions quotesremember quotesanswers quotesteach quotes
alas quoteshope quoteshealth quotespeace quotescalm quotescontent quotessurpassing quoteswealth quotessage quotesmeditation quotesfound quotes
reached quotesperfection quotessurpassing quoteschrist quotesgod quotesimmediately quotesrevealed quoteswords quotesvisions quotesconditions quoteslead quotestosalvation quotes
grasses quotesfield quotesstars quotessky quotesprofound quotespeace quotessurpassing quotesbeauty quotesnature quotesforcibly quotestransgress quoteslimitations quotes
death quotesdoom quotesanguish quotesarouse quotessurpassing quotesdespair quotesflows quotesloss quotesidentity quotesgates quotessilver quoteskey quotes
matters quotesaas quotesfuture quoteswelfare quotesmanner quotescolossus quotesmodern quotescommunication quotesunselfishly quotesproduce quotesresults quotessurpassing quotespresent quotesimagination quotes
richer quotespresent quotesdesign quotesfinished quotesform quoteswork quotesdivine quotessurpassing quotespower quotesart quotesthinking quoteshead quotesgrateful quotesheart quotes
thoughts quotesgod quotesborne quotessouls quotesafar quotespsalmists quotesmusic quotesdeep quotesgift quotesgrace quotessurpassing quotesgiveth quotesbeloved quotessleep quotes
catholic quoteschurch quotesdignity quotessurpassing quoteshuman quotessociety quotesfounded quoteschrist quoteslord quotesaltogether quotesfitting quoteslanguage quotesnoble quotesmajestic quotesnonvernacular quotes
gracious quoteseternal quotesgod quotespermits quotesspirit quotesgreen quotesbloom quotesbring quotesmarvelous quotesfruit quotessurpassing quotestongue quotesexpress quotesheart quotesconceive quotes
make quotesadjustments quotesimprovements quotesenhance quoteseffectiveness quotesmeetings quotessurpassing quotestarget quoteslearn quotesdefine quotesquantify quotesspecific quotessucceed quotesarea quoteslife quotes
score quotesduchesses quotessurpassing quoteswomankindor quotesfound quotespainter quotesmake quotespayand quotessmooth quotesstain quotesblemish quoteselegance quotesmindi quotesknew quotesphoenix quotesyouth quotesday quotes
prescription quotespainkillers quoteshighest quotesrates quotesaccidental quotesfatal quotesoverdose quotessurpassing quotescocaine quotesheroin quotescombined quotes
lived quotesgreatest quotesplague quotesearth quotescondemning quotesgods quotesword quotesfearful quotesthing quotessurpassing quotesplagues quotesworld quotessurely quotesfollow quotesmanner quotespunishments quoteseternal quotescorporal quotes
goals quotesextra quotesmile quotesprepare quotespay quotescost quotesexcellence quotesexceptional quotessurpassing quotescompetent quotesstep quotesahead quoteshands quotes
christ quotesman quotesacquired quotesfull quotesawareness quotesdignity quotesheights quotesraised quotessurpassing quotesworth quoteshumanity quotesmeaning quotesexistence quotes
loss quotescompared quotessurpassing quotesgreatness quotesknowing quoteschrist quotesjesus quoteslord quotessake quoteslost quotesthings quotesrubbish quotesgain quotes
man quotesexisting quotestranscendence quotesabounding quotessurpassing quotespossibilities quotescreature quotesdistance quotesprimordial quotesdistances quotesestablishes quotestrue quotesnearness quotesthings quotesflourish quotes
gospel quotesbook quotesliving quotesaction quotespower quotesinvades quotesthing quotesopposes quotesextension quotesbehold quotestable quotesbook quotessurpassing quotesomit quotesread quotesday quotespleasure quotes
harmful quotesliterature quotescensorship quotesstops quotessurpassing quotesblocks quotesgrowing quotesstronger quotesexercise quotes
earth quotesbuild quotesyoung quotesjerusalem quotesheaven quotessurpassing quoteslove quotesgod quotessend quoteslove quotesquickly quoteswater quotesfilled quotes
john quotesbunyan quotessurpassing quotesgenius quotescondescend quotescull quoteslanguage quotesgarden quotesflowers quoteshayfield quotesmeadow quotesplucked quotesroots quotesspoke quoteswords quotespeople quotescottages quotes
For we are so preciously loved by God that we cannot even comprehend it. No created being can ever know how much and how sweetly and tenderly God loves them. It is only with the help of his grace that we are able to persevere in spiritual contemplation with endless wonder at his high, surpassing, immeasurable love which our Lord in his goodness has for us.
Julian of Norwich
preciously quotesloved quotesgod quotescomprehend quotescreated quotessweetly quotestenderly quotesloves quotesgrace quotespersevere quotesspiritual quotescontemplation quotesendless quoteshigh quotessurpassing quotesimmeasurable quoteslove quoteslord quotesgoodness quotes
The eye speaks with an eloquence and truthfulness surpassing speech. It is the window out of which the winged thoughts often fly unwittingly. It is the tiny magic mirror on whose crystal surface the moods of feeling fitfully play, like the sunlight and shadow on a still stream.
Henry Theodore Tuckerman
eye quotesspeaks quoteseloquence quotestruthfulness quotessurpassing quotesspeech quoteswindow quoteswinged quotesthoughts quotesfly quotesunwittingly quotestiny quotesmagic quotesmirror quotescrystal quotessurface quotesmoods quotesfeeling quotesfitfully quotesplay quotessunlight quotesshadow quotesstream quotes
anyaele quotessam quoteschiyson quotesleadership quoteslaw quotesdevelopment quotessurpassing quotesleaders quotesprogress quotesadvancely quoteslower quoteshigher quotesstate quotesleadership quotesleading quotes
Auguste Comte, in particular, whose social system, as unfolded in his Systeme de Politique Positive, aims at establishing (though by moral more than by legal appliances) a despotism of society over the individual, surpassing anything contemplated in the political ideal of the most rigid disciplinarian among the ancient philosophers.
John Stuart Mill
auguste quotescomte quotessocial quotessystem quotesunfolded quotessysteme quotesde quotespolitique quotespositive quotesaims quotesestablishing quotesmoral quoteslegal quotesappliances quotesdespotism quotessociety quotesindividual quotessurpassing quotescontemplated quotespolitical quotesideal quotesrigid quotesdisciplinarian quotesancient quotesphilosophers quotes
I give to my friends the assurance that if they will recast their ideas and attitudes about the relative importance of the spiritual to the material, and bring themselves to participate in the mighty cause of establishing God's kingdom in the earth, they will find a satisfaction, a sureness of purpose, a peace and contentment, surpassing anything they have ever known.
Stephen L. Richards
give quotesfriends quotesassurance quotesrecast quotesideas quotesattitudes quotesrelative quotesimportance quotesspiritual quotesmaterial quotesbring quotesparticipate quotesmighty quotesestablishing quotesgods quoteskingdom quotesearth quotesfind quotessatisfaction quotessureness quotespurpose quotespeace quotescontentment quotessurpassing quotes
popularity quotesfantasy quotessurpassing quotesscience quotesfiction quotesapocalyptic quotesfiction quotesyoung quotesadults quotesdesire quotesescape quotesdifficult quotesconfusing quotesreality quotesastrophysics quotesparticle quotesphysics quotes
The economic transmission of power without wires is of all-surpassing importance to man. By its means he will gain complete mastery of the air, the sea and the desert. It will enable him to dispense with the necessity of mining, pumping, transporting and burning fuel, and so do away with innumerable causes of sinful waste.
economic quotestransmission quotespower quoteswires quotesallsurpassing quotesimportance quotesman quotesmeans quotesgain quotescomplete quotesmastery quotesair quotessea quotesdesert quotesenable quotesdispense quotesnecessity quotesmining quotespumping quotestransporting quotesburning quotesfuel quotesinnumerable quotessinful quoteswaste quotes
A psychologically engrossing novel about the homes we make-in our houses, in our neighborhoods, and in the hearts of our loved ones. Laken takes on that great unspoken American subject-class-and does so with frankness, acuity and surpassing feeling. DREAM HOUSE is a memorable debut novel from a fully mature talent.
Peter Ho Davies
psychologically quotesengrossing quoteshomes quotesmakein quoteshouses quotesneighborhoods quoteshearts quotesloved quoteslaken quotestakes quotesgreat quotesunspoken quotesamerican quotessubjectclassand quotesfrankness quotesacuity quotessurpassing quotesfeeling quotesdream quoteshouse quotesmemorable quotesdebut quotesfully quotesmature quotestalent quotes
When I had gone through the whole, and saw what a plain, simple, reasonable thing Christianity was, suited to all conditions and capacities; and in the morality of it now, with divine authority, established into a legible law, so far surpassing all that philosophy and human reason had attained to, or could possibly make effectual to all degrees of man kind; I was flattered to think it might be of some use in the world.
plain quotessimple quotesreasonable quotesthing quoteschristianity quotessuited quotesconditions quotescapacities quotesmorality quotesdivine quotesauthority quotesestablished quoteslegible quoteslaw quotessurpassing quotesphilosophy quoteshuman quotesreason quotesattained quotespossibly quotesmake quoteseffectual quotesdegrees quotesman quoteskind quotesflattered quotesworld quotes
winning quotesfinishing quotesplace quotesbeating quotesovercoming quotesovercoming quotesbody quoteslimitations quotesfears quotesmeans quotessurpassing quotesturning quotesdreams quotesreality quotes
Transcendence implies the surpassing of two things, and the consequent attainment of a third thing. But there are no 'things' in reality, of any kind whatever: there is only the thing-in-itself, its suchness, which is Reality, revealed when the illusory dualism of inexistent qualities is dissolved.
Wei Wu Wei
transcendence quotesimplies quotessurpassing quotesthings quotesconsequent quotesattainment quotesthing quotesthings quotesreality quoteskind quotesthinginitself quotessuchness quotesreality quotesrevealed quotesillusory quotesdualism quotesinexistent quotesqualities quotesdissolved quotes
habit quotescontemplating quotesstars quotesclear quotessky quotesnoticed quotesunusual quotesstar quotessurpassing quotesbrilliancy quotesstar quotesplace quotessky quotes
habit quotescontemplating quotesstars quotesclear quotessky quotesnoticed quotesunusual quotesstar quotessurpassing quotesbrilliancy quotesstar quotesplace quotessky quotes
The more I think of a people calmly developing, in regions excluded from our sight and deemed uninhabitable by our sages, powers surpassing our most disciplined modes of force, and virtues to which our life, social and political, becomes antagonistic in proportion as our civilisation advances - the more devoutly I pray that ages may yet elapse before there emerge into sunlight our inevitable destroyers.
people quotescalmly quotesdeveloping quotesregions quotesexcluded quotessight quotesdeemed quotesuninhabitable quotessages quotespowers quotessurpassing quotesdisciplined quotesmodes quotesforce quotesvirtues quoteslife quotessocial quotespolitical quotesantagonistic quotesproportion quotescivilisation quotesadvances quotesdevoutly quotespray quotesages quoteselapse quotesemerge quotessunlight quotesinevitable quotesdestroyers quotes
Even if feminists tear down the bogeyman patriarchy and dominate men in all areas of life, they still won't be happy because deep down, they'll know it's a false victory. Achievement obtained by lowering your opponent to your standard as opposing to rising and surpassing their standard of output isn't achievement. It's mediocrity.
feminists quotestear quotesbogeyman quotespatriarchy quotesdominate quotesmen quotesareas quoteslife quoteshappy quotesdeep quotesfalse quotesvictory quotesachievement quotesobtained quoteslowering quotesopponent quotesstandard quotesopposing quotesrising quotessurpassing quotesoutput quotesachievement quotesmediocrity quotes
The universe exists under a reign of eternal law, surpassing the imperfect laws of human government. Such orderliness, such domination by law, imply intelligent planning and purpose. Nothing happens of itself. Nowhere, in the age-old experience of man, has continued order been found except as the product of intelligent direction.
John Andreas Widtsoe
universe quotesexists quotesreign quoteseternal quoteslaw quotessurpassing quotesimperfect quoteslaws quoteshuman quotesgovernment quotesorderliness quotesdomination quotesimply quotesintelligent quotesplanning quotespurpose quotesageold quotesexperience quotesman quotescontinued quotesorder quotesfound quotesproduct quotesdirection quotes
2016 quotespresidential quotescampaign quotescandidate quotesdonald quotestrump quotespledged quoteseliminate quotesnational quotesdebt quotesover quotesperiod quotesyears quotesyears quotesadministration quotesincreased quotessurpassing quotes$21 quotestrillion quotestime quotesamerican quoteshistory quotes
We are profoundly grateful for the blessings bestowed upon us: the preservation of our freedom, so dearly bought and so highly prized; our opportunities for human welfare and happiness, so limitless in their scope; our material prosperity, so far surpassing that of earlier years; and our private spiritual blessings, so deeply cherished by all. For these we offer fervent thanks to God.
Harry S. Truman
profoundly quotesgrateful quotesblessings quotesbestowed quotespreservation quotesfreedom quotesdearly quotesbought quoteshighly quotesprized quotesopportunities quoteshuman quoteswelfare quoteshappiness quoteslimitless quotesscope quotesmaterial quotesprosperity quotessurpassing quotesearlier quotesyears quotesprivate quotesspiritual quotesblessings quotesdeeply quotescherished quotesoffer quotesfervent quotesgod quotes
Carole King's second album, 'Tapestry,' has fulfilled the promise of her first and confirmed the fact that she is one of the most creative figures in all of pop music. It is an album of surpassing personal-intimacy and musical accomplishment and a work infused with a sense of artistic purpose. It is also easy to listen to and easy to enjoy.
carole quoteskings quotesalbum quotestapestry quotesfulfilled quotespromise quotesconfirmed quotesfact quotescreative quotesfigures quotespop quotesmusic quotesalbum quotessurpassing quotespersonalintimacy quotesmusical quotesaccomplishment quoteswork quotesinfused quotessense quotesartistic quotespurpose quoteseasy quoteslisten quotesenjoy quotes
Hysteria and degeneration have always existed; but they formerly showed themselves sporadically, and had no importance in the life of the whole community. It was only the vast fatigue which was experienced by the generation on which the multitudes of discoveries and innovations burst abruptly, imposing on it organic exigencies greatly surpassing its strength, which created favourable conditions under which these maladies could gain ground enormously, and become a danger to civilization.
hysteria quotesdegeneration quotesexisted quotesshowed quotessporadically quotesimportance quoteslife quotescommunity quotesvast quotesfatigue quotesexperienced quotesgeneration quotesmultitudes quotesdiscoveries quotesinnovations quotesburst quotesabruptly quotesimposing quotesorganic quotesexigencies quotesgreatly quotessurpassing quotesstrength quotescreated quotesfavourable quotesconditions quotesmaladies quotesgain quotesground quotesenormously quotesdanger quotescivilization quotes
The speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don't miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.
speaking quoteseasier quoteseasier quotesfind quotesfallen quoteslove quotesvision quotesrealized quoteslose quotesfriends quoteslovers quotesrealize quotesmiss quotescherish quotessurpassing quotescertainty quotesthing quotesfrightening quotestruth quotesspeaking quotes
Love is only surpassing sweet when it is directed toward a mortal object, and the secret of this ultimate sweetness only is defined by the bitterness of death. Thus the white peoples of the world foresee a time when their land with its rivers and mountains still lies under heaven as it does today, but other people dwell there; when their language is entombed in books, and their laws and customs have lost their living power.
love quotessurpassing quotessweet quotesdirected quotesmortal quotesobject quotessecret quotesultimate quotessweetness quotesdefined quotesbitterness quotesdeath quoteswhite quotespeoples quotesworld quotesforesee quotestime quotesland quotesrivers quotesmountains quoteslies quotesheaven quotestoday quotespeople quotesdwell quoteslanguage quotesentombed quotesbooks quoteslaws quotescustoms quoteslost quotesliving quotespower quotes
The combination of such characters, some, as the sacral ones, altogether peculiar among Reptiles, others borrowed, as it were, from groups now distinct from each other, and all manifested by creatures far surpassing in size the largest of existing reptiles, will, it is presumed, be deemed sufficient ground for establishing a distinct tribe or sub-order of Saurian Reptiles, for which I would propose the name of Dinosauria.
combination quotescharacters quotessacral quotesaltogether quotespeculiar quotesreptiles quotesborrowed quotesgroups quotesdistinct quotesmanifested quotescreatures quotessurpassing quotessize quoteslargest quotesexisting quotesreptiles quotespresumed quotesdeemed quotessufficient quotesground quotesestablishing quotestribe quotessuborder quotessaurian quotespropose quotesdinosauria quotes
Kobe was hell-bent on surpassing Jordan as the greatest player in the game. His obsession with Michael was striking. When we played in Chicago that season, I orchestrated a meeting between the two of them, thinking that Michael might help shift Kobe's attitude toward selfless teamwork. After they shook hands, the first words out of Kobe's mouth were, 'You know I can kick your ass one on one.'
kobe quoteshellbent quotessurpassing quotesjordan quotesgreatest quotesplayer quotesgame quotesobsession quotesmichael quotesstriking quotesplayed quoteschicago quotesseason quotesorchestrated quotesmeeting quotesthinking quotesshift quoteskobes quotesattitude quotesselfless quotesteamwork quotesshook quoteshands quoteswords quotesmouth quotesyou quoteskick quotesass quotesone quotes
When quite young I can remember I had no thought or wish of surpassing others. I was rather taken with a liking of little arts and bits of learning. My mother carefully fostered a liking for botany, giving me a small microscope and many books, which I yet have. Strange as it may seem, I now believe that botany and the natural system, by exercising discrimination of kinds, is the best of logical exercises. What I may do in logic is perhaps derived from that early attention to botany.
William Stanley Jevons
young quotesremember quotesthought quotessurpassing quotesliking quotesarts quotesbits quoteslearning quotesmother quotescarefully quotesfostered quotesbotany quotesgiving quotessmall quotesmicroscope quotesbooks quotesstrange quotesbotany quotesnatural quotessystem quotesexercising quotesdiscrimination quoteskinds quoteslogical quotesexercises quoteslogic quotesderived quotesearly quotesattention quotesbotany quotes
There is one great fact, characteristic of this our nineteenth century, a fact which no party dares deny. On the one hand, there have started into life industrial and scientific forces which no epoch of former human history had ever suspected. On the other hand, there exist symptoms of decay, far surpassing the horrors recorded of the latter times of the Roman empire. In our days everything seems pregnant with its contrary.
great quotesfact quotescharacteristic quotesnineteenth quotescentury quotesfact quotesparty quotesdares quotesdeny quoteshand quotesstarted quoteslife quotesindustrial quotesscientific quotesforces quotesepoch quoteshuman quoteshistory quotessuspected quotesexist quotessymptoms quotesdecay quotessurpassing quoteshorrors quotesrecorded quotestimes quotesroman quotesempire quotesdays quotespregnant quotescontrary quotes
One need not be a Chamber "" to be Haunted"" One need not be a House"" The Brain "" has Corridors "" surpassing Material Place"" Far safer, of a Midnight "" meeting External Ghost"" Than an Interior "" Confronting"" That cooler "" Host. Far safer, through an Abbey "" gallop"" The Stones a'chase"" Than Moonless "" One's A'self encounter"" In lonesome place"" Ourself "" behind ourself "" Concealed"" Should startle "" most....
chamber quoteshaunted quoteshouse quotesbrain quotescorridors quotessurpassing quotesmaterial quotesplace quotessafer quotesmidnight quotesmeeting quotesexternal quotesghost quotesinterior quotesconfronting quotescooler quoteshost quotesabbey quotesgallop quotesstones quotesachase quotesmoonless quotesones quotesaself quotesencounter quoteslonesome quotesplace quotesourself quotesourself quotesconcealed quotesstartle quotes
Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions; the surest poison is time. This cup which nature puts to our lips, has a wonderful virtue, surpassing that of any other draught. It opens the senses, adds power, fills us with exalted dreams, which we call hope, love, ambition, science; especially it creates a craving for larger draughts of itself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
tobacco quotescoffee quotesalcohol quoteshashish quotesprussic quotesacid quotesstrychnine quotesweak quotesdilutions quotessurest quotespoison quotestime quotescup quotesnature quotesputs quoteslips quoteswonderful quotesvirtue quotessurpassing quotesdraught quotesopens quotessenses quotesadds quotespower quotesfills quotesexalted quotesdreams quotescall quoteshope quoteslove quotesambition quotesscience quotescreates quotescraving quoteslarger quotesdraughts quotes
We must recognise that in a globalised world, we cannot remain insulated from external developments. India's trade performance in the current year has been robust, surpassing pre-crisis export levels and pre-crisis export growth trends. We have diversified our export baskets and our export destinations.
recognise quotesglobalised quotesworld quotesremain quotesinsulated quotesexternal quotesdevelopments quotesindias quotestrade quotesperformance quotescurrent quotesyear quotesrobust quotessurpassing quotesprecrisis quotesexport quoteslevels quotesgrowth quotestrends quotesdiversified quotesbaskets quotesdestinations quotes
I was keenly conscious of the comrades-in-arms who had fallen with me. A bond surpassing by a hundredfold that which I had known in life bound me to them. I felt a sense of inexpressible relief and realized that I had feared, more than death, separation from them. I apprehended that excruciating war survivor's torment, the sense of isolation and self-betrayal experienced by those who had elected to cling yet to breath when their comrades had let loose their grip.
keenly quotesconscious quotescomradesinarms quotesfallen quotesbond quotessurpassing quoteshundredfold quoteslife quotesbound quotesfelt quotessense quotesinexpressible quotesrelief quotesrealized quotesfeared quotesdeath quotesseparation quotesapprehended quotesexcruciating quoteswar quotessurvivors quotestorment quotesisolation quotesselfbetrayal quotesexperienced quoteselected quotescling quotesbreath quotescomrades quotesloose quotesgrip quotes
Do not be inaccessible. None is so perfect that he does not need at times the advice of others. He is an incorrigible ass who will never listen to any one. Even the most surpassing intellect should find a place for friendly counsel. Sovereignty itself must learn to lean. There are some that are incorrigible simply because they are inaccessible: They fall to ruin because none dares to extricate them. The highest should have the door open for friendship; it may prove the gate of help. A friend must be free to advise, and even to upbraid, without feeling embarrassed.
inaccessible quotesperfect quotestimes quotesadvice quotesincorrigible quotesass quoteslisten quotessurpassing quotesintellect quotesfind quotesplace quotesfriendly quotescounsel quotessovereignty quoteslearn quoteslean quotessimply quotesinaccessible quotesfall quotesruin quotesdares quotesextricate quoteshighest quotesdoor quotesopen quotesfriendship quotesprove quotesgate quotesfriend quotesfree quotesadvise quotesupbraid quotesfeeling quotesembarrassed quotes
What would you call America's most priceless asset? Surely not its limitless natural resources, not its matchless national wealth, not its unequalled store of gold, not its giant factories, not its surpassing railroads, not its unprecedented volume of cheap power. Is not its most priceless asset the character of its people, their indomitable self-confidence, their transcendent vision, their sleepless initiative and, perhaps above all, their inherent, irrepressible optimism?
B. C. Forbes
call quotesamericas quotespriceless quotesasset quotessurely quoteslimitless quotesnatural quotesresources quotesmatchless quotesnational quoteswealth quotesunequalled quotesstore quotesgold quotesgiant quotesfactories quotessurpassing quotesrailroads quotesunprecedented quotesvolume quotescheap quotespower quotesasset quotescharacter quotespeople quotesindomitable quotesselfconfidence quotestranscendent quotesvision quotessleepless quotesinitiative quotesinherent quotesirrepressible quotesoptimism quotes
As everything slides away, what I am left with is faith and love. Faith, which has been the cornerstone of my life, and love, which has been always with me. Love of my husband; our love for each other; love of my daughters and my grandchildren, and their surpassing care of me. And overall, and around all, the love of God. Thanks be to God.
slides quotesleft quotesfaith quoteslove quotesfaith quotescornerstone quoteslife quoteslove quoteslove quoteshusband quoteslove quotesdaughters quotesgrandchildren quotessurpassing quotescare quotesgod quotes
If a person measures his spiritual fulfillment in terms of cosmic visions, surpassing peace of mind, or ecstasy, then he is not likely to know much spiritual fulfillment. If, however, he measures it in terms of enjoying a sunrise, being warmed by a child's smile, or being able to help someone have a better day, then he is likely to know much spiritual fulfillment.
person quotesmeasures quotesspiritual quotesfulfillment quotesterms quotescosmic quotesvisions quotessurpassing quotespeace quotesmind quotesecstasy quotesfulfillment quotesenjoying quotessunrise quoteswarmed quoteschilds quotessmile quotesday quotes
I SEE thee better in the dark, I do not need a light. The love of thee a prism be Excelling violet. I see thee better for the years That hunch themselves between, The miner's lamp sufficient be To nullify the mine. And in the grave I see thee best"" Its little panels be A-glow, all ruddy with the light I held so high for thee! What need of day to those whose dark Hath so surpassing sun, It seem it be continually At the meridian?
thee quotesdark quoteslight quoteslove quotesprism quotesexcelling quotesviolet quotesyears quoteshunch quotesminers quoteslamp quotessufficient quotesnullify quotesmine quotesgrave quotespanels quotesaglow quotesruddy quoteslight quotesheld quoteshigh quotesthee quotesday quotesdark quoteshath quotessurpassing quotessun quotescontinually quotesmeridian quotes
Commemoration of Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189 Some there are who presume so far on their wits that they think themselves capable of measuring the whole nature of things by their intellect, in that they esteem all things true which they see, and false which they see not. Accordingly, in order that man's mind might be freed from this presumption, and seek the truth humbly, it was necessary that certain things far surpassing his intellect should be proposed to man by God.
commemoration quotesgilbert quotessempringham quotesfounder quotesgilbertine quotesorder quotes1189 quotespresume quoteswits quotescapable quotesmeasuring quotesnature quotesthings quotesintellect quotesesteem quotestrue quotesfalse quotesorder quotesmans quotesmind quotesfreed quotespresumption quotesseek quotestruth quoteshumbly quotessurpassing quotesintellect quotesproposed quotesman quotesgod quotes
To be a runner is to learn continual life lessons. To be a coach is not just to teach these lessons but also to feel them in the core of your marrow. The very act of surpassing personal limits in training and racing will bend the mind and body toward a higher purpose for the rest of my runners' lives. Settling for mediocrity-settling instead of pushing-those who learn to be the best version of themselves know the secret to a full life.
runner quoteslearn quotescontinual quoteslife quoteslessons quotescoach quotesteach quoteslessons quotesfeel quotescore quotesmarrow quotesact quotessurpassing quotespersonal quoteslimits quotestraining quotesracing quotesbend quotesmind quotesbody quoteshigher quotespurpose quotesrest quotesrunners quoteslives quotessettling quotesmediocritysettling quotespushingthose quotesversion quotessecret quotesfull quoteslife quotes
Prayer changes from entreaty to thanksgiving, and meditation on the divine truths of faith fills the heart with a sense of jubilation and unimpeachable hope. This hope is a foretaste of future blessings, of which the soul even now receives direct experience, and so it comes to know in part the surpassing richness of God's bounty, in accordance with the Psalmist's words, 'Taste and know that the Lord is bountiful' (Ps. 34:8). For He is the jubilation of the righteous, the joy of the upright, the gladness of the humble, and the solace of those who grieve because of Him.
prayer quotesentreaty quotesthanksgiving quotesmeditation quotesdivine quotestruths quotesfaith quotesfills quotesheart quotessense quotesjubilation quotesunimpeachable quoteshope quoteshope quotesforetaste quotesfuture quotesblessings quotessoul quotesreceives quotesdirect quotesexperience quotespart quotessurpassing quotesrichness quotesgods quotesbounty quotesaccordance quotespsalmists quoteswords quotestaste quoteslord quotesbountiful quotesps quotes348 quotesrighteous quotesjoy quotesupright quotesgladness quoteshumble quotessolace quotesgrieve quotes
Given that we desire long life, should we not take eternal life into account? If we long for a kingdom which, however enduring, has an end, and glory and joy which, great as they are, will fade, and wealth that will perish with this present life, and we labour for the sake of such things; ought we not to seek the kingdom, glory, joy and riches which, as well as being all-surpassing, are unfading and endless, and ought we not to endure a little constraint in order to inherit it?
desire quoteslong quoteslife quoteseternal quoteslife quotesaccount quoteskingdom quotesenduring quotesend quotesglory quotesjoy quotesgreat quotesfade quoteswealth quotesperish quotespresent quoteslabour quotessake quotesthings quotesseek quoteskingdom quotesglory quotesriches quotesallsurpassing quotesunfading quotesendless quotesendure quotesconstraint quotesorder quotesinherit quotes
I thought that some of the hymns bespoke the true religion of the place. The people didn't really want to be saints of self-deprivation and hatred of the world. They knew that the world would sooner or later deprive them of all it had given them, but still they liked it. What they came together for was to acknowledge, just by coming, their losses and failures and sorrows, their need for comfort, their faith always needing to be greater, their wish (in spite of all words and acts to the contrary) to love one another and to forgive and be forgiven, their need for one another's help and company and divine gifts, their hope (and experience) of love surpassing death, their gratitude.
thought quoteshymns quotesbespoke quotestrue quotesreligion quotesplace quotespeople quotessaints quotesselfdeprivation quoteshatred quotesworld quotesknew quotesworld quotessooner quotesdeprive quotesacknowledge quotescoming quoteslosses quotesfailures quotessorrows quotescomfort quotesfaith quotesneeding quotesgreater quotesspite quoteswords quotesacts quotescontrary quoteslove quotesforgive quotesforgiven quotesanothers quotescompany quotesdivine quotesgifts quoteshope quotesexperience quotessurpassing quotesdeath quotesgratitude quotes
One need not be a chamber to be haunted, One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. Far safer, of a midnight meeting External ghost, Than an interior confronting That whiter host. Far safer through an Abbey gallop, The stones achase, Than, moonless, one's own self encounter In lonesome place. Ourself, behind ourself concealed, Should startle most; Assassin, hid in our apartment, Be horror's least. The prudent carries a revolver, He bolts the door, O'erlooking a superior spectre More near.
chamber quoteshaunted quoteshouse quotesbrain quotescorridors quotessurpassing quotesmaterial quotesplace quotessafer quotesmidnight quotesmeeting quotesexternal quotesghost quotesinterior quotesconfronting quoteswhiter quoteshost quotessafer quotesabbey quotesgallop quotesstones quotesachase quotesmoonless quotesones quotesencounter quoteslonesome quotesourself quotesourself quotesconcealed quotesstartle quotesassassin quoteshid quotesapartment quoteshorrors quotesprudent quotescarries quotesrevolver quotesbolts quotesdoor quotesoerlooking quotessuperior quotesspectre quotes
Indeed, as we begin the twenty-first century, the money and traditional economies are slowly destroying their own support system. Increasing demands of the two economies are surpassing the sustainable yields of the ecosystems that underpin them. For example, one-third of the world's cropland is losing topsoil at a rate that is undermining its long-term productivity, fully half of the world's rangeland is overgrazed and deteriorating into desert, and the world's forests have shrunk by about half since the dawn of agriculture and are continuing to shrink.
Stuart L. Hart
begin quotestwentyfirst quotescentury quotesmoney quotestraditional quoteseconomies quotesslowly quotesdestroying quotessupport quotessystem quotesincreasing quotesdemands quotessurpassing quotessustainable quotesyields quotesecosystems quotesunderpin quotesonethird quotesworlds quotescropland quoteslosing quotestopsoil quotesrate quotesundermining quoteslongterm quotesproductivity quotesfully quoteshalf quotesrangeland quotesovergrazed quotesdeteriorating quotesdesert quotesforests quotesshrunk quotesdawn quotesagriculture quotescontinuing quotesshrink quotes
Nero, you are an example to all the children on this shuttle. Because most of them are so foolish, they think it is better to keep their stupidest thoughts to themselves. You, however, understand the profound truth that you must reveal your stupidity openly. To hold your stupidity inside you is to embrace it, to cling to it, to protect it. But when you expose your stupidity, you give yourself the chance to have it caught, corrected, and replaced with wisdom. Be brave, all of you, like Nero Boulanger, and when you have a thought of such surpassing ignorance that you think it's actually smart, make sure to make some noise, to let your mental limitations squeak out some whimpering fart of a thought, so that you have a chance to learn.
Orson Scott Card
nero quoteschildren quotesshuttle quotesfoolish quotesstupidest quotesthoughts quotesunderstand quotesprofound quotestruth quotesreveal quotesstupidity quotesopenly quoteshold quotesinside quotesembrace quotescling quotesprotect quotesexpose quotesstupidity quotesgive quoteschance quotescaught quotescorrected quotesreplaced quoteswisdom quotesbrave quotesnero quotesboulanger quotesthought quotessurpassing quotesignorance quotessmart quotesmake quotesnoise quotesmental quoteslimitations quotessqueak quoteswhimpering quotesfart quotesthought quoteslearn quotes
In a split second of eternity, everything is changed, transfigured. A few bars of music, rising from an unfamiliar place, a touch of perfection in the flow of human dealings--I lean my head slowly to one side, reflect on the camellia on the moss on the temple, reflect on a cup of tea, while outside the wind is rustling foliage, the forward rush of life is crystalized in a brilliant jewel of a moment that knows neither projects nor future, human destiny is rescued from the pale succession of days, glows with light at last and, surpassing time, warms my tranquil heart.
split quoteseternity quoteschanged quotestransfigured quotesbars quotesmusic quotesrising quotesunfamiliar quotesplace quotestouch quotesperfection quotesflow quoteshuman quotesdealingsi quoteslean quoteshead quotesslowly quotesside quotesreflect quotescamellia quotesmoss quotestemple quotescup quotestea quoteswind quotesrustling quotesfoliage quotesforward quotesrush quoteslife quotescrystalized quotesbrilliant quotesjewel quotesmoment quotesprojects quotesfuture quotesdestiny quotesrescued quotespale quotessuccession quotesdays quotesglows quoteslight quotessurpassing quotestime quoteswarms quotestranquil quotesheart quotes
You do not seem to realize that beauty is a liability rather than an asset - that in view of the fact that spirit creates form we are justified in supposing that you must have brains. For you, a symbol of the unit, stiff and sharp, conscious of surpassing by dint of native superiority and liking for everything self-dependent, anything an ambitious civilization might produce: for you, unaided, to attempt through sheer reserve, to confuse presumptions resulting from observation, is idle. You cannot make us think you a delightful happen-so. But rose, if you are brilliant, it is not because your petals are the without-which-nothing of pre-eminence. Would you not, minus thorns, be a what-is-this, a mere perculiarity? They are not proof against a worm, the elements, or mildew; but what about the predatory hand? What is brilliance without co-ordination? Guarding the infinitesimal pieces of your mind, compelling audience to the remark that it is better to be forgotten than to be re- membered too violently, your thorns are the best part of you.
realize quotesbeauty quotesliability quotesasset quotesview quotesfact quotesspirit quotescreates quotesform quotesjustified quotessupposing quotesbrains quotessymbol quotesunit quotesstiff quotessharp quotesconscious quotessurpassing quotesdint quotesnative quotessuperiority quotesliking quotesselfdependent quotesambitious quotescivilization quotesproduce quotesunaided quotesattempt quotessheer quotesreserve quotesconfuse quotespresumptions quotesresulting quotesobservation quotesidle quotesmake quotesdelightful quoteshappenso quotesrose quotesbrilliant quotespetals quoteswithoutwhichnothing quotespreeminence quotesminus quotesthorns quoteswhatisthis quotesmere quotesperculiarity quotesproof quotesworm quoteselements quotesmildew quotespredatory quoteshand quotesbrilliance quotescoordination quotesguarding quotesinfinitesimal quotespieces quotesmind quotescompelling quotesaudience quotesremark quotesforgotten quotesmembered quotesviolently quotesthorns quotespart quotes
TRIAD supernal, both super-God and super-good, Guardian of the Theosophy of Christian men, direct us aright to the super-unknown and super-brilliant and highest summit of the mystic Oracles, where the simple and absolute a!nd changeless mysteries of theology lie hidden within the super-luminous gloom of the silence, revealing hidden things, which in its deepest darkness shines above the most super-brilliant, and in the altogether impalpable and invisible, fills to overflowing the eyeless minds with glories of surpassing beauty. This then be my prayer; but thou, O dear Timothy, by thy persistent commerce with the mystic visions, leave behind both sensible perceptions and intellectual efforts, and all objects of sense and intelligence, and all things not being and being, and be raised aloft unknowingly to the union, as far' as attainable, with Him Who is above every essence and knowledge. For by the resistless and absolute ecstasy in all purity, from thyself and all, thou wilt be carried on high, to the superessential ray of the Divine darkness, when thou hast cast away all, and become free from all.
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
triad quotessupernal quotessupergod quotessupergood quotesguardian quotestheosophy quoteschristian quotesmen quotesdirect quotesaright quotessuperunknown quotessuperbrilliant quoteshighest quotessummit quotesmystic quotesoracles quotessimple quotesabsolute quoteschangeless quotesmysteries quotestheology quoteslie quoteshidden quotessuperluminous quotesgloom quotessilence quotesrevealing quotesthings quotesdeepest quotesdarkness quotesshines quotessuperbrilliant quotesaltogether quotesimpalpable quotesinvisible quotesfills quotesoverflowing quoteseyeless quotesminds quotesglories quotessurpassing quotesbeauty quotesprayer quotesthou quoteso quotesdear quotestimothy quotesthy quotespersistent quotescommerce quotesvisions quotesleave quotesperceptions quotesintellectual quotesefforts quotesobjects quotessense quotesintelligence quotesthings quotesraised quotesaloft quotesunknowingly quotesunion quotesfar quotesattainable quotesessence quotesknowledge quotesresistless quotesecstasy quotespurity quotesthyself quotesthou quoteswilt quotescarried quoteshigh quotessuperessential quotesray quotesdivine quotesdarkness quoteshast quotescast quotesfree quotes
I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you... What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language." I began to ask each time: "What's the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?" Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, "disappeared" or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever. Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it's personal. And the world won't end. And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don't miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution." And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.
die quotessooner quotesspoken quotessilences quotesprotected quotesprotect quoteswords quotestyrannies quotesswallow quotesday quotesattempt quotesmake quotessicken quotesdie quotessilence quotessocialized quotesrespect quotesfear quoteslanguage quotesbegan quotestime quotesworst quoteshappen quotestruth quotesunlike quoteswomen quotescountries quotesbreaking quotessilence quotesjailed quotesdisappeared quotesrun quotesroad quotesnight quotesspeaking quotesirritate quotespeople quotescalled quotesbitchy quoteshypersensitive quotesdisrupt quotesdinner quotesparties quotespermit quotesspeak quoteslaws quoteschanged quoteslives quotessaved quotesworld quotesaltered quotesforever quotestime quoteshappen quotespush quotesdare quotesstart quotespeople quotesyell quotesinterrupt quotesput quotessuggest quotespersonal quotesend quoteseasier quoteseasier quotesfind quotesfallen quoteslove quotesvision quotesrealized quoteslose quotesfriends quoteslovers quotesrealize quotesmiss quotescherish quotesflirt quotespaint quotesnails quotesdress quotesparty quotesemma quotesgoldman quotesdance quotespart quotesrevolution quotessurpassing quotescertainty quotesthing quotesfrightening quotestruth quotesspeaking quotes
The Knowing Afterwards, when we have slept, paradise- comaed and woken, we lie a long time looking at each other. I do not know what he sees, but I see eyes of surpassing tenderness and calm, a calm like the dignity of matter. I love the open ocean blue-grey-green of his iris, I love the curve of it against the white, that curve the sight of what has caused me to come, when he's quite still, deep inside me. I have never seen a curve like that, except the earth from outer space. I don't know where he got his kindness without self-regard, almost without self, and yet he chose one woman, instead of the others. By knowing him, I get to know the purity of the animal which mates for life. Sometimes he is slightly smiling, but mostly he just gazes at me gazing, his entire face lit. I love to see it change if I cry-there is no worry, no pity, no graver radiance. If we are on our backs, side by side, with our faces turned fully to face each other, I can hear a tear from my lower eye hit the sheet, as if it is an early day on earth, and then the upper eye's tears braid and sluice down through the lower eyebrow like the invention of farmimg, irrigation, a non-nomadic people. I am so lucky that I can know him. This is the only way to know him. I am the only one who knows him. When I wake again, he is still looking at me, as if he is eternal. For an hour we wake and doze, and slowly I know that though we are sated, though we are hardly touching, this is the coming the other coming brought us to the edge of-we are entering, deeper and deeper, gaze by gaze, this place beyond the other places, beyond the body itself, we are making love.
knowing quotesslept quotesparadise quotescomaed quoteswoken quoteslie quoteslong quotestime quotessees quoteseyes quotessurpassing quotestenderness quotescalm quotescalm quotesdignity quotesmatter quoteslove quotesopen quotesocean quotesbluegreygreen quotesiris quotescurve quoteswhite quotessight quotescaused quotesdeep quotesinside quotesearth quotesouter quotesspace quoteskindness quotesselfregard quoteschose quoteswoman quotesknowing quotespurity quotesanimal quotesmates quoteslife quotesslightly quotessmiling quotesgazes quotesgazing quotesentire quotesface quoteslit quoteschange quotescrythere quotesworry quotespity quotesgraver quotesradiance quotesbacks quotesside quotesside quotesfaces quotesturned quotesfully quoteshear quotestear quoteslower quoteseye quoteshit quotessheet quotesearly quotesday quotesearth quotesupper quoteseyes quotestears quotesbraid quotessluice quoteseyebrow quotesinvention quotesfarmimg quotesirrigation quotesnonnomadic quotespeople quoteslucky quoteswake quoteseternal quoteshour quotesdoze quotesslowly quotessated quotestouching quotescoming quotesbrought quotesedge quotesofwe quotesentering quotesdeeper quotesdeeper quotesgaze quotesgaze quotesplace quotesplaces quotesbody quotesmaking quoteslove quotes
I WANT her though, to take the same from me. She touches me as if I were herself, her own. She has not realized yet, that fearful thing, that I am the other, she thinks we are all of one piece. It is painfully untrue. I want her to touch me at last, ah, on the root and quick of my darkness and perish on me, as I have perished on her. Then, we shall be two and distinct, we shall have each our separate being. And that will be pure existence, real liberty. Till then, we are confused, a mixture, unresolved, unextricated one from the other. It is in pure, unutterable resolvedness, distinction of being, that one is free, not in mixing, merging, not in similarity. When she has put her hand on my secret, darkest sources, the darkest outgoings, when it has struck home to her, like a death, "this is _him!_" she has no part in it, no part whatever, it is the terrible _other_, when she knows the fearful _other flesh_, ah, dark- ness unfathomable and fearful, contiguous and concrete, when she is slain against me, and lies in a heap like one outside the house, when she passes away as I have passed away being pressed up against the _other_, then I shall be glad, I shall not be confused with her, I shall be cleared, distinct, single as if burnished in silver, having no adherence, no adhesion anywhere, one clear, burnished, isolated being, unique, and she also, pure, isolated, complete, two of us, unutterably distinguished, and in unutterable conjunction. Then we shall be free, freer than angels, ah, perfect. VIII AFTER that, there will only remain that all men detach themselves and become unique, that we are all detached, moving in freedom more than the angels, conditioned only by our own pure single being, having no laws but the laws of our own being. Every human being will then be like a flower, untrammelled. Every movement will be direct. Only to be will be such delight, we cover our faces when we think of it lest our faces betray us to some untimely fiend. Every man himself, and therefore, a surpassing singleness of mankind. The blazing tiger will spring upon the deer, un-dimmed, the hen will nestle over her chickens, we shall love, we shall hate, but it will be like music, sheer utterance, issuing straight out of the unknown, the lightning and the rainbow appearing in us unbidden, unchecked, like ambassadors. We shall not look before and after. We shall _be_, _now_. We shall know in full. We, the mystic NOW. (From the poem the Manifesto)
touches quotesrealized quotesfearful quotesthing quotesthinks quotespiece quotespainfully quotesuntrue quotestouch quotesah quotesroot quotesquick quotesdarkness quotesperish quotesperished quotesdistinct quotesseparate quotespure quotesexistence quotesreal quotesliberty quotestill quotesconfused quotesmixture quotesunresolved quotesunextricated quotespure quotesunutterable quotesresolvedness quotesdistinction quotesfree quotesmixing quotesmerging quotessimilarity quotesput quoteshand quotessecret quotesdarkest quotessources quotesoutgoings quotesstruck quoteshome quotesdeath quotespart quotesterrible quotesflesh quotesdark quotesness quotesunfathomable quotesfearful quotescontiguous quotesconcrete quotesslain quoteslies quotesheap quoteshouse quotespasses quotespassed quotespressed quotesglad quotesconfused quotescleared quotessingle quotesburnished quotessilver quotesadherence quotesadhesion quotesclear quotesburnished quotesisolated quotesunique quotesisolated quotescomplete quotesunutterably quotesdistinguished quotesconjunction quotesfreer quotesangels quotesperfect quotesviii quotesremain quotesmen quotesdetach quotesdetached quotesmoving quotesfreedom quotesconditioned quoteslaws quoteshuman quotesflower quotesuntrammelled quotesmovement quotesdirect quotesdelight quotescover quotesfaces quotesbetray quotesuntimely quotesfiend quotesman quotessurpassing quotessingleness quotesmankind quotesblazing quotestiger quotesspring quotesdeer quotesundimmed quoteshen quotesnestle quoteschickens quoteslove quoteshate quotesmusic quotessheer quotesutterance quotesissuing quotesstraight quotesunknown quoteslightning quotesrainbow quotesappearing quotesunbidden quotesunchecked quotesambassadors quotesfull quotesmystic quotespoem quotesmanifesto quotes