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Sima Qian Quotes and Sayings

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Though bitter, good medicine cures illness.
Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
- Sima Qian

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein 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

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

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We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Though I am a servant, I am not your servant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
- Dylan Thomas

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire,
live by love though the stars walk backward.
- e. e. cummings

Only the dreamer shall understand realities,
though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
- Margaret Fuller

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

I sang in the choir for years, even though my family
belonged to another church.
- Paul Lynde

What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.
- Albrecht Durer

Though we may know Him by a thousand names,
He is one and the same to us all.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

Ambition has one heel nailed in well,
though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
- Lao Tzu

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
- Samuel Butler

He is a drunkard who takes more than
three glasses though he be not drunk.
- Epictetus

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Garden as though you will live forever.
- William Kent

Love comes to those who still hope
even though they've been disappointed,
to those who still believe
even though they've been betrayed,
to those who still love
even though they've been hurt before.
- Anonymous

Yes, though I have nothing but gratitude for my upbringing in the church.
- John McGahern

I enjoy tennis, though don't play very often nowadays,
and skiing...
oh yes and swimming.
- Roger Moore

The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite
different from those of Russia.
Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there.
- Herman Gorter

The tango is really a combination of many cultures,
though it eventually became the national music of Argentina.
- Yo-Yo Ma

Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least
misleading thing we have.
- Samuel Butler

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language,
while in fact language remains the master of man.
- Martin Heidegger

To show the world what long experience gains,
requires not courage, though it calls for pains;
but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.
- George Crabbe

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow:
In Flanders fields.
- John McCrae

The silent majority really is a liberal majority,
even though the word liberal has taken a real beating
over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
- Robert Reich

Even though we want huge individual egos,
our collective ego is unbelievable.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I go to the airport and I've had everything taken away
from me because of the terrorists.
People haven't realized yet, though,
that we are at war.
- Victoria Toensing

I feel as though we're living in a time where there
is very little distinction paid between the personal and the professional.
- Wentworth Miller

Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal.
I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem.
- Tony Campolo

Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak
you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
- Elizabeth I

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure,
there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
- Lord Byron

Solitude, though it may be silent as light,
is like light, the mightiest of agencies;
for solitude is essential to man.
All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
- Thomas de Quincey

All men are not created equal but should be treated
as though they were under the law.
- Andy Rooney

If it is nothingness that awaits us,
let us make an injustice of it; let us fight against destiny,
even though without hope of victory.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil,
for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley.
- Joel Rosenberg

Even though people say Richard Harris and I have been having a great feud,
it's not true.
- Oliver Reed

It is expensive to start from scratch though.
- David Leslie

At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation,
as though she were abandoned, alone.
- Boris Pasternak

I never though much about race.
- Thelonious Monk

Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys,
I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal.
We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly,
though extremely pleasing proposition.
- Fred Melamed

We moved to Australia for two years though and that
was a little bit tough trying to fit in.
- Kelly Preston

I've had many nicknames over the years:
V,
Nessa, Nessy Poo, Nessy Bear and Van.
Only my parents call me Van, though,
and I hate it.
I get embarrassed.
- Vanessa Hudgens


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