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John Robert Seeley Quotes and Sayings

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We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled
half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
- John Robert Seeley

No virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic.
- John Robert Seeley

Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting.
- John Robert Seeley

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

 

Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden PHOTO

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious
as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and the longitudes.
- Henry David Thoreau

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

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

When we can find some humor in our upsets,
they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did.
- Allen Klein

Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too
insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her,
Who suffered death because she chose to turn.
- Anna Akhmatova

The women who don't feel that people think they're
sexy are the ones who seem to titillate in that way,
because they don't feel like they're getting that kind of approval.
- Vanessa Carlton

She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary's weaknesses,
tough is a pretty good word to describe her.
- John Podhoretz

Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak
that seem to affect every family.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased.
We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the
fox and not on the side of the hounds.
- Norman Jewison

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne

The troubles which have come upon us always seem more
serious than those which are only threatening.
- Titus Livius

I've met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat.
These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of
people I want to be with.
- Hedy Lamarr

All the best people in life seem to like LINUX.
- Steve Wozniak

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe

People don't seem to understand that it's a damn war out there.
- Jimmy Connors

Things move very slowly in politics.
We seem to fight the same wars over and over again.
- Pete du Pont

Fashion is the science of appearances,
and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good,
but our victories always seem to be temporary and we
keep fighting them over and over again.
- David Suzuki

People today sometimes get uncomfortable with empirical
claims that seem to clash with their political assumptions,
often because they haven't given much thought to the connections.
- Steven Pinker

When you're young, the silliest notions seem the greatest achievements.
- Pearl Bailey

Purring would seem to be, in her case,
an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.
- Monica Edwards

The preservation of health is a duty.
Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
- Herbert Spencer

There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground with me.
- Nathan Lane

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't
seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful.
And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
- John Cage

There just doesn't seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore.
- Tom Courtenay

It used to be that I was always paranoid or a loser
or something so there's usually something that you
seem to associate yourself with at one time or another.
- Colin Firth

None of my characters seem to have had sex yet -
I haven't written about that.
And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon -
the school shootings.
- Paula Danziger

I like all these little animals that run and eat and hide all the time.
I like their faces, They seem to be scared and curious at the same time.
- Catherine Deneuve

Questions about form seem as hopelessly inadequate
as questions about content.
- Robert Smithson

Democratic leaders always seem to blame America first.
- Ken Mehlman


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