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Gerard Manley Hopkins Quotes and Sayings

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The poetical language of an age should be the current language heightened.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Religion, you know, enters very deep;
in reality it is the deepest impression I have in speaking to people,
that they are or that they are not of my religion.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Beauty is a relation, and the apprehension of it a comparison.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

 

I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be
more like my own than any other man's living.
As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Do you know, a horrible thing has happened to me.
I have begun to doubt Tennyson.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet,
Long live the weeds and the wildness yet.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

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By the by, if the English race had done nothing else,
yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman,
they would have done a great service to mankind.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds,
in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush's eggs look little low heavens,
and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear,
it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry.
The world should know by this time that one cannot
reach Parnassus except by flying thither.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

A true poet does not bother to be poetical.
Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
- Jean Cocteau

As to the pure mind all things are pure,
so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the
most poetical topic in the world.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical;
and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Poetical appreciation is only newly bursting on me.
- Isaac Rosenberg

I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific
Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical
generality and vagueness.
- Wilfred Owen

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing,
more ready to the poetical enthusiasm,
the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment
than the works of nature.
Where can we meet such variety, such beauty,
such magnificence?
- James Thomson

In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms.
I was really interested in the math that was involved
and the strange live break ups.
That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza.
- Joanna Newsom

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer PHOTO

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney PHOTO

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin -
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

The true delight is in the finding out,
rather than in the knowing.
- Isaac Asimov

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

True happiness... is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

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

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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