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The farther reason looks the greater is the haze ...
by Johann G. Hamann

The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.
- Johann G. Hamann

Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
- Johann G. Hamann

Everything is vain and tortures the spirit instead
of calming and satisfying it.
- Johann G. Hamann

Our reason arises, at the very least,
from this twofold lesson of sensuous revelations and human testimonies.
- Johann G. Hamann

 

What good to me is the festive garment of freedom when
I am in a slave's smock at home?
- Johann G. Hamann

The weakness of ourselves and of our reason makes us
see flaws in beauties by making us consider everything piece by piece.
- Johann G. Hamann

If only I was as eloquent as Demosthenes,
I would have to do no more than repeat a single word three times.
- Johann G. Hamann

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All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
- Johann G. Hamann

Not only the entire ability to think rests on language...
but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
- Johann G. Hamann

Physics is nothing but the ABC's.
Nature is an equation with an unknown,
a Hebrew word which is written only with consonants
to which reason has to add the dots.
- Johann G. Hamann

A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or
tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.
- Johann G. Hamann

Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical
sense) or whatever you want to call it.
- Johann G. Hamann

The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated.
- Johann G. Hamann

Thus the public use of reason and freedom is nothing but a dessert,
a sumptuous dessert.
- Johann G. Hamann

Hence it happens that one takes words for concepts,
and concepts for the things themselves.
- Johann G. Hamann

Everything the human being heard from the beginning,
saw with its eyes, looked upon and touched with its hands was a living word;
for God was the word.
- Johann G. Hamann

Being, belief and reason are pure relations,
which cannot be dealt with absolutely,
and are not things but pure scholastic concepts,
signs for understanding, not for worshipping,
aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it.
- Johann G. Hamann

Every phenomenon of nature was a word,
- the sign, symbol and pledge of a new,
mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union,
participation and community of divine energies and ideas.
- Johann G. Hamann

Indeed, if a chief question does remain:
how is the power to think possible? -
The power to think right and left,
before and without, with and above experience? then
it does not take a deduction to prove the genealogical priority of language.
- Johann G. Hamann

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't put a limit on anything.
The more you dream, the farther you get.
- Michael Phelps

I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football,
baseball, track, or basketball will -
that's just the bottom line.
- Bo Jackson

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see
farther than a giant himself.
- Robert Burton

I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance,
but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.
- Xun Zi

So I've been pushed farther and farther out into the mountains,
but at the same time realizing that that experience
is really nice and I'm glad I'm getting pushed out there farther.
- Craig Kelly

Now I'm this far up the ladder and I've got so much
farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
- Karl Urban

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready,
and which have gone a little farther down our particular
path than we have yet got ourselves.
- E. M. Forster

Nothing is farther than earth from heaven;
nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
- Augustus Hare

It was as though all my hostilities,
anxieties,
and conflicts were in one ball that was flying away into space,
farther from me all the time, leaving me content with myself.
- Bobby Darin

I've always been into powder, that's what I like riding,
and now you've got to go farther to get it.
- Craig Kelly

The older you get, the farther from the camera you need to be.
- Heather Locklear

On the 27th we came to the Cascade Rapids.
The first or Little Cascade has about two feet fall,
the second or Grand Cascade, a mile farther,
is about a six foot sheer drop.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry,
"Thus far and no farther."
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
- Thomas Carlyle

There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they
were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see,
and there were no settlers.
Only Indians lived there.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

You will be courteous to your elders who have explored
to the point from which you may advance;
and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther
by reason of your labors.
- Abbott L. Lowell

I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before,
but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
- Joseph Conrad

One rich Man hath Lands, not only more than he can manage,
but so much, that letting them out to others,
he is supplied with a large over-plus,
so needs no farther care.
- Dudley North

It seems the farther away we are from Hollywood,
the better the ratings.
- Martin Milner

Youth sees too far to see how near it is To seeing farther.
- Edwin A. Robinson

We now need to look beyond our immediate future and aim higher and farther.
- Paul Biya

The heart which finds life in material wealth is usually
certain to go farther and seek for more in the satisfaction
of base and sullen appetites.
- George A. Smith

Today the U.S.
is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago,
when books of poems were best-sellers.
- James Broughton

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun
than you can with a kind word alone.
- Al Capone

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence,
to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us
a little farther up the shore.
- Cyril Connolly

Some minds improve by travel, others,
rather, resemble copper wire, or brass,
which get the narrower by going farther.
- Thomas Hood

The farther a society progresses, the more clearly
the individual becomes the antithesis of the group.
- Herbert Read

The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball,
and the farther the ball will go.
- George Herman

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard
farther than the loudest call to duty.
- Earl Wilson

Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me,
but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
- James Cook

Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible
in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west,
the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Thought once awakened does not again slumber;
unfolds itself into a System of Thought;
grows,
in man after man, generation after generation,
- till its full stature is reached, and such System
of Thought can grow no farther,
but must give place to another.
- Thomas Carlyle

My host at Richmond, yesterday morning,
could not sufficiently express his surprise that I
intended to venture to walk as far as Oxford,
and still farther.
He however was so kind as to send his son,
a clever little boy, to show me the road leading to Windsor.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament
hanging in the blackness of space.
As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size.
Finally it shrank to the size of a marble,
the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
- James Irwin

The more consciously democratic Americans became,
however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land,
which went no farther than a pervasive economic prosperity
guaranteed by free institutions.
- Herbert Croly

The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants,
at their camps around Independence, had heard reports
that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St.
Joseph's farther to the northward.
- Francis Parkman

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less
energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment,
you perform better when your thoughts,
feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
- Brian Tracy

My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse,
insisting upon being sent to the front,
in order to be as near me as could be,
but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to
go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the
rear of the actual operations.
- Fritz Kreisler

I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty
to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations,
and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word.
- John Nelson Darby

Nature is forever arriving and forever departing,
forever approaching, forever vanishing;
but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand,
in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road.
- Richard Le Gallienne

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming,
a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep
path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at
a bend in the road ahead,
a place where you can expect to sit for a moment,
catching your breath.
- Lewis Thomas

I've reached a point in my life where it's the little things that matter...
I was always a rebel and probably could have got much
farther had I changed my attitude.
But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes.
I'm happier with that.
- Veronica Lake

I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager.
There are always discoveries.
You're sitting in your easy chair, reading;
you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times,
and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer.
- Marilyn Hacker

On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the
realm of color construction,
which is so little explored and so obscure,
and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism.
- Robert Delaunay

As I got farther and farther along in the series I
did less and less preparation.
I didn't use outlines or sketches.
I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and
then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page.
- Jhonen Vasquez

The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta,
I saw the conductor - all conductors are white -
ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther
back in order to make a place for a white man.
I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car.
- Ray Stannard Baker

We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers,
and we know that we are reaching into space,
farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae
that can be detected with the greatest telescopes,
we arrive at the frontier of the known universe.
- Edwin Powell Hubble

On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action.
The square is empty; only the streets that lead into
it are jammed with people.
It would be madness to go farther - the machine-gun is covering the square.
- Erich Maria Remarque

The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony
is calling up to me this moment a world of memories
that reach over half my lifetime,
and a world of hope that stretches farther than any flight of sparrows.
- Donald G. Mitchell

You set your goals to a point where they're attainable,
but far enough away that you have to really go get them.
And every year I push my goals a little bit farther away,
and every year I work a little bit harder to get them.
- Rafael Palmeiro


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