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In this watering-place I acted an heroic character,
by 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Well, even to this day, if I smell a Big Mac,
I'm like Pavlov's dog.
My mouth starts watering immediately,
like, 'Man, that is so good,' but I can't take a bite of it.
- Morgan Spurlock

Men are mortal.
So are ideas.
An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering.
Otherwise both will wither and die.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The process and the great smells it produces make everyone
hungry and get everyone's mouth watering.
And it gives men a chance to cook.
- Bobby Flay

It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort...
than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot.
- Judah Philip Benjamin

I suppose in London they all drink from the same watering holes.
- Trisha Goddard

I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants,
I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats.
Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for
a large scientific research laboratory.
- Kevin J. Anderson

One way of watering down the effects of violence is
to approach it in a more lighthearted way.
I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off,
but you can diffuse fear with humour.
- Colin Baker

Africa is a continent in flames.
And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us,
we would all do more to put the fire out.
We're standing around with watering cans,
when what we really need is the fire brigade.
- Bono

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us,
in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Adam Acone

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is a better place because I am here.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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