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Edmund Halley Quotes and Sayings

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Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
- Edmund Halley

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

Aloneness is nearer God, nearer reality.
- Gwen John

In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults.
- Jessamyn West

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Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

Believers, look up - take courage.
The angels are nearer than you think.
- Billy Graham

Nothing is further than earth from heaven,
and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
- David Hare

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
- Abbe Pierre

There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it;
that by so much the more we are possess'd of it,
by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
- Eliza Haywood

The more determinedly I exist, as myself,
within the conditions of the time, the more clearly
I shall hear the language of the past,
the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life.
- Karl Jaspers

There are certain words which are nearer and dearer
to a man than any others.
- Nikolai Gogol

Nothing is farther than earth from heaven;
nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
- Augustus Hare

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality
nearer to the heart's desire.
- John Dewey

One sweetly solemn thought, comes to me o'er and o'er;
I am nearer home today,
than I ever have been before.
- Phoebe Cary

When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people,
we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer
to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
- Bell Hooks

I lived in town until I was eight and then I moved nearer the farmland,
so I had a mixture.
- Stephen Sprouse

Pickett's lines being nearer, the impact was heaviest upon them.
- James Longstreet

If you are looking down while you are walking it is
better to walk up hill the ground is nearer.
- Gertrude Stein

The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things
than the cool and slippery disputant.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer,
recognize and protect and comfort each other.
- Han Suyin

But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject
or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations.
It is nearer to utterance than history.
- Thomas Lynch

If education, culture, the higher life were shining
things to be worshiped from afar,
he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them.
- Mary Antin

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly,
and do every day what should be done,
and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
- Elbert Hubbard

On the floor I am more at ease.
I feel nearer, more part of the painting,
since this way I can walk around it,
work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
- Jackson Pollock

I don't think kids have a problem with death.
It's us older ones who are nearer to it,
that start being frightened.
- Helena Bonham Carter

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
- William Wordsworth

A beast does not know that he is a beast,
and the nearer a man gets to being a beast,
the less he knows it.
- George MacDonald

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners,
no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
- George Orwell

If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea,
and never come nearer to humanity than that!
- Eleonora Duse

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over
poverty than is any other land.
- Herbert Hoover

I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality.
People have a lot of misconceptions.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
- Simone Weil

I really enjoy being single again.
I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end,
the more difficult it got.
You don't see things clearly as long as you're still involved.
- Dido Armstrong

No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the
forces of world change than the United States,
and few societies are more intellectually aware of
the nature of the issues that have to be faced.
- Christopher Dawson

Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion,
there was no trace.
They vanished.
The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was
so great that they burned instantly to ashes -
except that there were no ashes.
- Wilfred Burchett

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.
Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more
clearly visible to one passing through the valley than
to those who inhabit the mountain?
- Khalil Gibran

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable.
However, they who aim at it, and persevere,
will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness
and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
- Lord Chesterfield

The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance,
but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach,
and the thorns and briars become visible.
- Washington Irving

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us -
of becoming happy - is not attainable:
yet we may not -
nay,
cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization
of it by some means or other.
- Sigmund Freud

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship.
Two men who have known each other for twenty years
find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before,
or else estrange them.
- Gilbert Parker

A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much
more as man is better than a beast:
and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions
are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those
that are rude and cruel are to devils.
- Margaret Cavendish

I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the
most correct of any book on earth,
and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get
nearer to God by abiding by its precepts,
than by any other book.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you
to say disagreeable things to your intimates.
The nearer you come into relation with a person,
the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The nearer people approach old age the closer they
return to a semblance of childhood,
until the time comes for them to depart this life,
again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
- Desiderius Erasmus

When I came there I found all my family gone,
for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place,
which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke
about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants,
which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place.
- Christopher Gist

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha


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