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Barrenness Quotes

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Related topics: Wisdom Values

When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over.
- George Carey

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack,
it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life
exists immediately beneath its surface.
- Robert Falcon Scott

 

You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made
a Second Marriage in my house;
favored old barren reason from my bed,
and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
- Omar Khayyam

New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil,
a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it,
even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

The island Mayo is generally barren,
being dry,
as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.
- William Dampier

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I love music passionately.
And because I love it I try to free it from barren
traditions that stifle it.
- Claude Debussy

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile.
This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.
- Tony Blair

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on;
its delight is murder,
and its end is despair.
- Friedrich Schiller

As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors
exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo
animals who are raised in a barren environment.
- Temple Grandin

The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the
trench warfare of World War I:
never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.
- Peggy Noonan

A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each.
The poor Laborer can find no resting place,
save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert.
- Denis Kearney

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness,
but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Love is a sickness full of woes, All remedies refusing;
A plant that with most cutting grows,
Most barren with best using.
- Samuel Daniel

My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals.
They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms.
They bring a limited light.
- Dan Flavin

All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want.
- Wilfred Owen

Research has shown that a barren environment is much
more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals.
It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies.
- Temple Grandin

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought
forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled.
He only cursed it when it was barren.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
- Louis Pasteur

Alcohol is barren.
The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness
fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
- Marguerite Duras

For each of us who appear to have had a successful
experiment there are many to whom their own experiments
seem barren and negative.
- Melvin Calvin

Time turns the old days to derision,
Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death
and division Make barren our lives.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will
derive no more profit from this work than barren soil
from a treatise on agriculture.
- Quintilian

Men have looked upon the desert as barren land,
the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each
hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged
owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it,
against aggression.
- T. E. Lawrence

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life,
the basis of every virtue; and independence I will
ever secure by contracting my wants,
though I were to live on a barren heath.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long
afforded me what philosophy is so often thought,
and made, barren of - the fun of discovery,
the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement.
- J. L. Austin

The country up here is beautiful; everything green and pleasant;
and if you saw it now,
you would not believe that in two months' time it could
have such a parched and barren appearance as it will then assume.
- William John Wills

All travellers who had preceded me into the Barren
Grounds had relied on the abundant game,
and in consequence suffered dreadful hardships;
in some cases even starved to death.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

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

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise,
life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange -
my youth.
- Sara Teasdale

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man
are those of bearing and forbearing.
- Epictetus

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt


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