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Aloofness Quotes

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Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
- Charles G. Dawes

The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate
the aloofness of the French approach.
- Stephen Gardiner

There is something sublime about its aloofness from
and its indifference to its external environment.
- Frederick Soddy

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself
better than others and misusing his critique of society
as an ideology for his private interest.
- Theodor Adorno

 

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast,
for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
- Homer

The key is in remaining just aloof enough from a painting
so that you know when to stop.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

To get to New Orleans you don't pass through anywhere else.
That geographical location, being aloof,
lets it hold onto the ritual of its own pace more than
other places that have to keep up with the progress.
- Allen Toussaint

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When I was working on Eye of the Beholder,
I played a character who is so aloof that my whole
lifestyle became very aloof.
If someone knocked on my door, there was a part of
me that went into a rage,
because I wanted to be isolated and alone.
- Ashley Judd

Webster and I are very aloof.
The two of us go and sit there by ourselves.
I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper.
He kind of runs around a little bit,
and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table.
He never plays with other little dogs.
- Calista Flockhart

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

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history
rests on something spiritual.
If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history.
If it is weak, it suffers world history.
- Albert Schweitzer

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.
- Henry B. Adams

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion
is the truest to every man even if it stands low
in the scales of philosophical comparison.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
- Joseph Hall

I have six locks on my door all in a row.
When I go out, I lock every other one.
I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks,
they are always locking three.
- Elayne Boosler

As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition
that stands in the way of exploration.
- Laura Nyro

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
- John Ruskin

Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters
are around the world fighting for the freedoms that
the Statue of Liberty stands for.
- Michael Bloomberg

If that for which the Spanish Empire has stood since
the days of Charles V is right,
then everything for which the United States stands
and has always stood is wrong.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness,
one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch

Every good thing in the world stands on the razor-edge of danger.
- Thornton Wilder

History develops, art stands still.
- E. M. Forster

Whenever the names of the disciples are enumerated in the New Testament,
St.
Peter's stands at their head.
- John Strachan

We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands.
Then the silliness begins!
- Tara Strong

Our country stands at a critical point in its history.
Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake.
- Roger Mahony

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
- Voltaire

There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
- Lucan

He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground.
- Virgil

What does it mean with regard to tactics,
this fact that the proletariat of Western Europe stands all alone:
that it has no prospect of any help whatsoever from any other class?
- Herman Gorter

McEnroe has got to sit down and work out where he stands.
- Fred Perry

At the beginning of all experimental work stands the
choice of the appropriate technique of investigation.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still
long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
- Minor White

Racing, competing, it's in my blood.
It's part of me, it's part of my life;
I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.
- Ayrton Senna

Work for something because it is good,
not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
- Vaclav Havel

Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm,
living public opinion.
- Wendell Phillips

In the first place, Descartes stands for the most explicit
and uncompromising dualism between mind and matter.
- James M. Baldwin

With Alien, because we always use a different director,
each one kind of stands on its own.
So I guess it's possible for them to make another one,
but we have no plans.
- Sigourney Weaver

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere
of light and another of darkness;
on the confines of the two everlasting empires,
necessity and free will.
- Thomas Carlyle

Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders
of those who have gone before.
- Owen Chamberlain

And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist.
The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.
- Dick Gregory

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring,
magnificent here.
Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge
on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

Whoever stands for 'one China' will get our support.
We can have talks with them, and our talks will cover anything.
- Zhu Rongji

Books can now be on the stands within days from delivery
of a formatted manuscript,
and often are.
- Bruce Jackson

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
- Henrik Ibsen

Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds.
Nonperformance can always be explained away.
- Harold S. Geneen

Do we elect a man because of what he stands for,
because of where he stands on the issues,
because how he makes the nation feel?
- Peter Jennings

I am amazed at radio DJ's today.
I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron.
I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
- Jasper Carrott

What concerns me, is the general social tendency to enforce a level,
above which nothing rises and stands out.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

My father described this tall lady who stands in the
middle of the New York harbor,
holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America.
I instantly fell in love.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Without a doubt, at the center of the New Testament there stands the Cross,
which receives its interpretation from the Resurrection.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point
is therefore the most perilous.
- Maria Edgeworth

He stands erect by bending over the fallen.
He rises by lifting others.
- Douglas Horton

What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching,
then she will be seen as standing in judgement over
a vast percentage of Europeans.
- Timothy Radcliffe

A man should be rugged like Steve McQueen;
the way he stands,
like he's ready for something.
Or he should be a man of the world like Dean Martin.
- Maureen McCormick

I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt,
but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
- Babe Ruth

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it.
He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane,
stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
- Charles Caleb Colton


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