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It's a fine thing to rise above pride,
by Georges Bernanos

It's a fine thing to rise above pride,
but you must have pride in order to do so.
- Georges Bernanos

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
- Georges Bernanos

The wish to pray is a prayer in itself.
God can ask no more than that of us.
- Georges Bernanos

Faith is not a thing which one "loses,"
we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
- Georges Bernanos

 

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear,
that shapes the face of a brave man.
- Georges Bernanos

The modern state no longer has anything but rights;
it does not recognize duties any more.
- Georges Bernanos

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still
alive is that the end justifies the means.
- Georges Bernanos

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Hope is a risk that must be run.
- Georges Bernanos

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be
no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
- Georges Bernanos

Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward.
- Georges Bernanos

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope,
illusion, more than bread.
- Georges Bernanos

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much,
and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
- Georges Bernanos

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace,
like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless
but all together perfume the air.
- Georges Bernanos

Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it,
espouses it.
- Georges Bernanos

Hell, madam, is to love no longer.
- Georges Bernanos

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment,
it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions
of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine,
which we speak of as faith.
Impurity does not destroy this knowledge,
it slays our need for it.
- Georges Bernanos

What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all
given our sons a taste for lies,
lies which from the cradle upwards lull them,
reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!
- Georges Bernanos

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's a fine line between genius and insanity.
I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you build up the soil with organic material,
the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

Fishing is much more than fish.
It is the great occasion when we may return to the
fine simplicity of our forefathers.
- Herbert Hoover

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you
hear but forgetting where you heard it.
- Laurence J. Peter

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Henry Ellis

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
- Ambrose Bierce

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

California is a fine place to live -
if you happen to be an orange.
- Fred Allen

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

Drawing on my fine command of the English language,
I said nothing.
- Robert Benchley

It's not beauty but fine qualities, my girl,
that keep a husband.
- Euripides

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
- Kinky Friedman

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure
is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austen

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art.
- Jerzy Kosinski

For me, there's a fine line between telling a story
that's fictional with lots of details and then removing
yourself too much from it,
so it's bloodless, a little too fictional.
- Aimee Mann

And exciting buildings are fine periodically.
- Minoru Yamasaki

The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too,
if I'm not mistaken, and I'll never lack priests to
serve it as long as there are men.
- Desiderius Erasmus

They have a fine breeze and are now we hope,
well on their way.
- Lewis Tappan

Cartooning at its best is a fine art.
I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation,
which also allows me to paint my cartoons.
- Ralph Bakshi

I'm perfectly fine now if I never went on stage again.
- Tina Turner

I don't have any message in the music.
Music will be fine as long as you take care of yourself.
- John McLaughlin

You know the great irony is that people think you have
to have money to enjoy fine food,
which is a shame.
- Ted Allen

If people like what I do, fine.
If they don't, fine.
- Robert Goulet

My nerves before a gig got worse; I had terrible bad nerves all the time.
Once we started...
I was fine.
- John Bonham

When my writing really started to take off was when
I made a decision that I would write only what I wanted to write,
and if 10 people wanted to hear it, that's fine.
- David Friedman

Online publication is fine with me, in part because
I hope to collect those stories later.
- Gene Wolfe

I don't need to be on the number one show.
Number 25 is fine.
- Ethan Suplee

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does,
or music.
If you are born knowing them, fine.
If not, learn them.
Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
- Truman Capote

I worked at the cosmetic counter at a fine department store.
- Lita Ford

Now in a way, money is money, and if it's going to increase our audience,
that's fine.
- Gene Ween

I was fine with everything except Maths.
I was terrible at Maths.
- Charlie Simpson

Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing.
It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense
of what can and cannot be done.
- James Fenton

I'm kind of glad the web is sort of totally anarchic.
That's fine with me.
- Roger Ebert

That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
lest you should think he never could recapture the
first fine careless rapture!
- Robert Browning

Know how to behave at a fine restaurant,
which is a telltale measure of social maturity.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they
have a voter-verified paper trail.
- Joan Blades

Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types
of punishment because they are more efficient.
With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.
- Gary Becker


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