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Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to ...
by Adelbert von Chamisso

Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

I ordered gold in the meantime to be showered down
without ceasing among the happy multitude.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss
to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention,
and giving the tone to the conversation.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain;
and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

 

In this watering-place I acted an heroic character,
badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage,
I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

My first care the following morning was,
to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun,
that is the only safe and rational plan.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

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Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
- Adelbert von Chamisso

This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners,
and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a
feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance,
from which I could not avert my eyes,
that I was unable longer to endure it.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome,
voyage, we came at last into port.
Immediately on landing I got together my few effects;
and,
squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest
and humblest inn which first met my gaze.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

I will give you three days to seek your shadow.
Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow,
and you shall receive a hearty welcome;
otherwise,
on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day -
my daughter becomes the wife of another.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

On recovering my senses, I hastened to quit a place
where I hoped there was nothing further to detain me.
I first filled my pockets with gold,
then fastened the strings of the purse round my neck,
and concealed it in my bosom.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

My vanity was flattered by having been mistaken for our revered sovereign.
I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening,
under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

The word majesty was now dropped; but,
with the deepest respect and humility,
I was addressed as the count.
What could I do? I accepted the title,
and from that moment I was known as Count Peter.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

With gratitude, all life appears as a blessing -
without gratitude, all of life
is perceived as a burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only appears complicated when one is worrying.
Relax, and life becomes simple again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
- Tom Peters

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It appears to be a law that you cannot have
a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wherever art appears, life disappears.
- Robert Motherwell

Furthermore, the unearned increment from land appears
in the United States as a gain to the first comers,
who have here laid the foundations of a new State.
- William Graham Sumner

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
- Rene Daumal

The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy
of peace appears more than ever to be the path that
we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth.
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy.
But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves.
- Robert A. Dahl

In matters large and small, many people seemed concerned about churlishness,
an ugliness in our relationships that appears to be
increasing rather than decreasing.
- Nick Clooney

It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change,
he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican.
- Timothy Pawlenty

It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It appears first, that liberty is a natural,
and government an adventitious right,
because all men were originally free.
- Thomas Clarkson

I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise,
but it appears he is a young man of promises.
- Arthur Balfour

What appears to be the end of the road may simply be a bend in the road.
- Robert H. Schuller

Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep,
to work and play, and then to go to make room for those
who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears
when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
- Paul Tillich

I tour with a piano, actually.
Luckily I am able to hire people that deal with it
completely and magically a piano appears on stage and
then magically disappears when I leave.
- Vanessa Carlton

Otis was inspired by a boy who sat across the aisle from me in sixth grade.
He was a lively person.
My best friend appears in assorted books in various disguises.
- Beverly Cleary

Like the physical, the psychical is not necessarily
in reality what it appears to us to be.
- Sigmund Freud

Behavior which appears superficially correct but is
intrinsically corrupt always irritates those who see below the surface.
- James Bryant Conant

The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be unabated.
- Lewis Tappan

To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size.
- John B. S. Haldane

It appears from Mr. Smith's account that there is no
scarcity of buffalo as he penetrated the country.
- William Henry Ashley

If to the viewer's eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his,
I'm to be pitied and the viewer praised.
- Rockwell Kent

To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost,
which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
- Joseph Addison

Into every soul, however purged and fenced,
evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself.
- George A. Smith

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance;
it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.
- Alexis Carrel

It appears to suggest that I was removed because I was disabled -
based on one occasion out of hundreds.
- Gerald Walpin

Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all.
Copy editors, who proofread and much,
much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every
word that appears in the paper.
- Bill Walsh

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others
to want to do something you are convinced should be done.
- Vance Packard

It appears to be monumental only because it's art.
- Christo

When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light,
colour appears because of selective reflection.
- Gabriel Lippmann

I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

We are all encouraged that Bush appears,
really for the first time in his experience on the
stage of presidential politics,
relaxed.
His comfort is our comfort.
- John Dean

In the world of language, or in other words in the
world of art and liberal education,
religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Truth engenders hatred of truth.
As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
- Tertullian

When you work as an actor, you've got to feel safe
even in what appears to be the simplest things.
- Richard Gere

It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs:
only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
- Howard Nemerov

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art,
but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to
me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
- Edward Hopper

To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the
world is but a place of many words and man appears
a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
- Joseph Conrad

Love is a trap.
When it appears, we see only its light,
not its shadows.
- Paulo Coelho

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake;
owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state
arises of the individualized,
limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.
- Guru Nanak

Now that our media companies and it appears are policies are traded for cash,
what is there to check the continuing consolidation
of power and diminishing of democracy?
- Joichi Ito

It appears that the English think the Japanese...
are fond of opium, and they want to bring it here also.
- Townsend Harris


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