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The word majesty was now dropped; but,
by 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

Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
- 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

 

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

I ordered gold in the meantime to be showered down
without ceasing among the happy multitude.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

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My first care the following morning was,
to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

A broken bone can heal, but the wound
a word opens can fester forever.
- Jessamyn West

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

No man is truly married until he understands
every word his wife is NOT saying.
- Anonymous

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The only power you have is the word no.
- Frances McDormand

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

The secret of my success is a two word answer:
Know people.
- Harvey S. Firestone

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

I live like a Hottentot.
I cannot exchange one sensible word with anyone.
- Gustav Mahler

The patriot who feels himself in the service of God,
who acknowledges Him in all his ways,
has the promise of Almighty direction,
and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.
- Francis Scott Key

Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people
Word is the thing that writers use these days.
- Miguel de Icaza

The Bible is God's sacred Word of truth.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford


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