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To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you,
by Kenko Yoshida

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you,
and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations -
such is a pleasure beyond compare.
- Kenko Yoshida

Leave undone whatever you hesitate to do.
- Kenko Yoshida

The truth is at the beginning of anything and its end are alike touching.
- Kenko Yoshida

A certain recluse, I know not who, once said that no
bonds attached him to this life,
and the only thing he would regret leaving was the sky.
- Kenko Yoshida

 

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

In life you are given two ends;
one to think with and the other to sit on.
Your success in life depends on which end you use most.
Heads you win, tails you lose.
- Conrad Burns

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

I hate vacations.
If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
- Philip Johnson

I sit on my duff, smoke cigarettes and watch TV.
I'm not exactly a poster girl for healthy living.
- Lexa Doig

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

I tell people retirement isn't what you think.
You are going to sit around and waste your life,
you can only golf so much.
To stay young, you have to stay in the mix.
- Ron Rice

It makes me feel good that I can now sit there and go,
I've worked with Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino,
all the great actors that I've worked with...
Sir Ben Kingsley.
- Aaron Eckhart

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where
justice leaves off and vengeance begins.
- Chuck Jones

I'm super serious about that stuff.
I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring,
because we tour so much.
- Travis Barker

My view is that while you do occasionally have differences
you ought to have a process where you can sit down and talk about things.
How else do you solve problems?
- Dan Miller

Jack and I usually get together and sit around in the
afternoons and start throwing ideas around.
- Johnny Rivers

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark,
you don't throw away the ticket and jump off.
You sit still and trust the engineer.
- Corrie Ten Boom

I mean people up here aren't stupid,
I'm lower gene pool and I kind of sit in amazement
at watching some of them because they are pretty damn smart.
- Doug Ose

The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos
and they sit back and they make deals.
And they say okay, 'I'm going do this:
France,
you're getting the pipelines.'
- George Clooney

I've never been one to sit around and eat my heart out.
Life's too short.
- Kate Adie

I meditate and do yoga.
I sit cross-legged and try not to levitate too much.
- Jeremy Brett

You've got to work.
You've got to want an audience to sit forward in their chairs sometimes,
rather than sit back and be bombarded with images.
- Sam Mendes

It isn't false modesty when I say this,
but although I am supposed to be a famous person it
doesn't mean anything to me.
I just sit at home and work.
- Gyorgy Legeti

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
- Lorraine Hansberry

I would hardly call myself an artist in that sense;
I doodle,
I draw, I'm not a trained artist, I couldn't sit down
and do an accurate portrait of anyone.
- Rene Auberjonois

They come together like the Coroner's Inquest,
to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
- William Congreve

In my last band, Soundgarden, I had a couple of different
drummers sit in on some stuff and it was fun for me
to kind of take a break and watch the band.
- Matt Cameron

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old,
and that I know.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I am severely distracted these days.
It's hard to sit in front of the computer,
uploading bad music for hours, when you have a wonderful
boyfriend who treats you like a Goddess.
- April Winchell

Even though you are on the right track -
you will get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

There were many times my pants were so thin I could
sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
- Jonathan Swift

We spend the first twelve months of our children's
lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve
telling them to sit down and shut up.
- Phyllis Diller

As soon as you sit down to write about something you
are pressing your nose deeper into the sewer of facts.
- Theo Van Gogh

Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.
- Ellen Glasgow

We were playing popular music, but we were doing our
own arrangements because we were too lazy to sit down
and figure out the originals.
- Tommy Shaw

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a
world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
- Richard Cecil

When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my
lap and call me Uncle Sammy.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

We were lounging around in this beautiful house in LA,
and I'm coming from NY, so sometimes when we weren't
working I would just sit on those folding chairs.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

The code of the road is, if there is anything to eat,
eat; if there is a place to sit, sit;
if there is a restroom,
go.
- Jessica Savitch

I hate it, it is tedious...
when I write for my act, it is very improvisational,
I write bullet points, I cannot sit in front of a computer;
that is not my style.
- Kathy Griffin

It seems to be a law of nature that no man,
unless he has some obvious physical deformity,
ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
- Max Beerbohm

There is no way the American public will sit still
for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions
on the kinds of guns they want.
- James Q. Wilson

We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick.
You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk.
Some people just hold it.
Others really share.
- Lisa Bonet

You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature.
Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50,
it involves justice.
That's what is important.
- Earl Warren

I've got so much to do, I don't have time to sit down and be sad.
- Norma McCorvey

Usually, I don't want to sit down and listen to the
director gas on about his movie.
I just can't actually imagine myself sitting down and having that much to say.
- Joel Coen

The outline is 95 percent of the book.
Then I sit down and write, and that's the easy part.
- Jeffery Deaver

If you sit down with me, I guarantee I will accept
any terms you offer for a contract.
- David O. Selznick

But I don't sit down and think: this is meant for children.
- Dick Bruna

If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand,
we're complicit.
- Shelley Morrison

We sit in the mud...
and reach for the stars.
- Ivan Turgenev

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long
as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at
the places I wasn't going to.
I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every
party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.
- Andy Warhol

The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with.
Success depends on which one we use the most.
- Ann Landers

But Portugal has a peaceful feel about it.
I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there
and I feel cut off from the world.
You need that sort of thing.
- Cliff Richard


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