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Benjamin Haydon Quotes and Sayings

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There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity
to extract all the good out of all the evil.
- Benjamin Haydon

When a man is no longer anxious to do better than well,
he is done for.
- Benjamin Haydon

Men who have reached and passed 45, have a look as
if waiting for the secret of the other world,
and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
- Benjamin Haydon

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality,
it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition,
it is imperfect and untrue.
- Benjamin Haydon

 

Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized.
- Benjamin Haydon

The only legitimate artists in England are the architects.
- Benjamin Haydon

Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity.
There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things.
All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.
- Benjamin Haydon

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If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want
to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes

If men cease to believe that they will one day become
gods then they will surely become worms.
- Henry Miller

Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise.
But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
- John Masefield

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism,
as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.
- Andrew Eldritch

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the
ugliest thing in the world.
- Francis Schaeffer

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
- Agatha Christie

The more my work improves or broadens or widens,
the more surely I tame myself.
- Dennis Potter

I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is,
or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
- Emily Bronte

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
- Galileo Galilei

Everything that happens once can never happen again.
But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
- Paulo Coelho

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly,
but the most surely, on the soul.
- Ernest Dimnet

The evening sings in a voice of amber,
the dawn is surely coming.
- Al Stewart

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

The stones themselves are thick with history,
and those cats that dash through the alleyways must
surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise.
- Erica Jong

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup
of coffee than in front of a jury.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey,
and contribute your part towards the building of that
kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter

Few can believe that suffering, especially by others,
is in vain.
Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Words, which are the dress of thoughts,
deserve surely more care than clothes,
which are only the dress of the person.
- Philip Stanhope

Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts
by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars.
- Christopher Hitchens

Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization
is a sound state of mind.
- E. M. Forster

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough
wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations
between the two great nations on earth.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable -
and life is more than a dream.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining,
illumines a world which surely is no longer ours;
for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands.
- Pierre Loti

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately
it destroys those who practice it.
Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others,
the light within them dies.
- Terry Waite

Slowly but surely the sea is freezing over.
- Robert Falcon Scott

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world,
A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did
have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.
- George Oppen

Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous
than one who loves glory?
- Nancy Mitford

William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time.
- James Dickey

If they're willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain,
as many did, then I should surely stand up for them
here in the halls of Congress.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

If you first fortify yourself with the true knowledge of the Universal Self,
and then live in the midst of wealth and worldliness,
surely they will in no way affect you.
- Ramakrishna

Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted,
she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
- Thomas Paine

Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything:
if,
in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias,
I should surely have killed myself.
- Emile M. Cioran

It is possible to demonstrate God's existence,
although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work
of His more surely known to us.
- Thomas Aquinas

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes,
we understand and accept that, but surely there must
be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
- Christiane Amanpour

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies
that the future is hidden from us.
If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
- Eugene Forsey

Beware of your habits.
The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
- Holbrook Jackson

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence,
to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
- Shirley Hazzard

Commercial distress in any great business center will
the more surely create widespread disaster.
- Josiah Strong

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be
beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can
grow more surely toward the stars.
- Brian Tracy

Aging is an inevitable process.
I surely wouldn't want to grow younger.
The older you become, the more you know;
your bank account of knowledge is much richer.
- William M. Holden

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast
alone with one's husband,
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Spencer

And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely,
I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.
- Plato

Surely the job of fiction is to actually tell the truth.
It's a paradox that's at the heart of any kind of storytelling.
- Jeremy Northam

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach
more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books
of all the religions on earth.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a
time to take one's own way at all hazards.
- Thomas Huxley

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

If you could say of any one individual that the court
as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual,
surely it would be John Marshall.
- William Rehnquist

Doing leads more surely to talking than talking to doing.
- Vance Havner

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger,
of having gone through an experience all the way to the end,
where no one can go any further.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel,
to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago.
- Meir Kahane

In the material sciences these are and have been,
and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley


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