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It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear,
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Faith is not a thing which one "loses,"
we merely cease to shape our lives by 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

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
isn't much better than tedious disease.
- Alexander Pope

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
- Colin Powell

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple,
dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone,
and is confined and dies in singularity.
- Jeremy Taylor

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail,
the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
- Theophile Gautier

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what
is elusive but attainable,
a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan

The Constitution of the United States was made not
merely for the generation that then existed,
but for posterity- unlimited, undefined,
endless, perpetual posterity.
- Henry Clay

Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and
your life broadening and deepening,
if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you,
you have not found your place.
- Orison Swett Marden

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -
avarice,
ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch

War is to man what maternity is to a woman.
From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint,
I do not believe in perpetual peace.
- Benito Mussolini

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -
kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -
with the cry of grave national emergency.
- Douglas MacArthur

The moral world is as little exempt as the physical
world from the law of ceaseless change,
of perpetual flux.
- James G. Frazer

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
- Ellis Peters

If there is a look of human eyes that tells of perpetual loneliness,
so there is also the familiar look that is the sign of perpetual crowds.
- Alice Meynell

I put for the general inclination of all mankind,
a perpetual and restless desire of power after power,
that ceaseth only in death.
- Thomas Hobbes

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business
is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual
becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting,
any more than it has any reason for ending.
- Igor Stravinsky

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology,
nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade.
It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
- Abbie Hoffman

Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual,
and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
- Frank Norris

I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker
is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
- Edward Zwick

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw

What can be indissoluble if a perpetual Union,
made more perfect, is not?
- Salmon P. Chase

I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria.
- Sting

The world is but a perpetual see-saw.
- Michel de Montaigne

The Popish theory, which assumes that Christ,
the Apostles and believers, constituted the Church
while our Saviour was on earth,
and this organization was designed to be perpetual.
- Charles Hodge

Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out
of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
- Jeremy Collier

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
- James H. Meredith

The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave;
that right must be equal and mutual,
and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war.
- William H. Seward

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting
to the dwellers in civilization;
like the gentle air of a genial climate,
it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
- Walter Bagehot

Television knows no night.
It is perpetual day.
TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night,
of the other side of things.
- Jean Baudrillard

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself;
at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction
of what it is pretending to be.
- George Santayana

Names were not so much dropped as thrown in a perpetual game of catch.
- Robert Morley

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is:
Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
- Elbert Hubbard

If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages,
your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
- Goldwin Smith

Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution;
it finds itself changed from one day to the next.
- Jean Piaget

The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger;
the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind,
the latter to preserve themselves.
- Joseph Addison

This is a soul under perpetual migraine attack.
- Richard Schickel

Sometimes people need a kick in the pants to get them
to do what they would be doing if government weren't
there as a perpetual parent.
- Cal Thomas

Every year the State will be the dog that chases its own tail...
engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap.
- Richard J. Codey

This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions
for ourselves and our nearest friends,
is insatiable, perpetual, universal,
and directly destructive of society.
- David Hume

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe
get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
- Chuck Palahniuk

It's bad taste to be wise all the time,
like being at a perpetual funeral.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down
to the school even in my free time,
kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard
and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me.
- Brandi Chastain

The reason bin Laden staggered the planes going into
the towers was so every camera would be focused on
the second tower when the plane hit.
It was not only the murder, but the perpetual image
of the horror that permeated into people's consciousness.
- John Cusack

When I'm building my dome in my chapel,
and I had a vision - I've worked on perpetual motion
and I haven't never give it up yet.
I still think it could be done, perpetual motion.
I had a vision of a un resist able windmill.
- Howard Finster

Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds,
and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a
kind of daylight in the mind,
and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison

I'm always in favor of Israel responding strongly when it's threatened.
At the same time, a response to a response doesn't really solve anything.
It just creates a perpetual-motion machine.
- Steven Spielberg

The whole commerce between master and slave
is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,
the most unremitting despotism on the one part,
and degrading submissions on the other.
Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things,
cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes;
that is to say,
the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual.
- William Graham Sumner

Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future
and the development of humanity,
quite apart from political considerations of the moment,
believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
- Benito Mussolini

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines
my character and the quality of my life.
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness,
immobilized by the gravity of my loss,
or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure
the most precious gift I have -
life itself.
- Walter Anderson


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