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Grandeur Quotes

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In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were
only there for the beer -
the wealth,
prestige and grandeur that went with the power.
- A. J. P. Taylor

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Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.
- Bryant H. McGill

Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald,
with a baldness full of grandeur.
- Matthew Arnold

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

 

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul,
that is, in the force of thought, moral principle,
and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
- William Ellery Channing

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation,
sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
- Charles Sumner

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Unhappy is that Grandeur which makes us too great to be good;
and that Wit which sets us at a distance from true Wisdom.
- Mary Astell

Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep,
where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?
- Fanny Crosby

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.
- Charles Spurgeon

Continuous eloquence wearies.
Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated.
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
- Blaise Pascal

Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
- Jacques Bossuet

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy,
and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur,
they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
- Ben Nicholson

Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics
even more than by the manner in which they are treated.
- Henry David Thoreau

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them,
since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind
and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
- Pietro Aretino

Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.
- Thomas Huxley

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing
of children that they miss the glory of parenthood,
just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
- Marcelene Cox

Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
- Jane Wagner

The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest.
- Chen Shui-bian

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps
not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for
another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
- Albert Camus

The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural
and conceptual richness that not only invites,
but demands involvement.
There is a certain grandeur.
- Alan Parsons

There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness,
because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath,
and not from baseness of soul.
- Simone Weil

Not in achievement, but in endurance,
of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur
and its alliance with the infinite.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The stars are the great Gothic churches:
spires,
naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses,
stained glass and grandeur, grandeur,
grandeur.
- John Corry

Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
- Edwin Louis Cole

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur,
and dreaming is nursed in darkness.
- Jean Genet

Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion,
but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.
- Georges Bataille

May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur;
quite to the contrary,
I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty
years of my life my life has been an open book of service
to my fellow architects and for the public good.
- Ralph Thomas Walker

Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest,
whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe;
for within its precincts,
surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for
a town of five hundred families.
- Hernando Cortes

There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue,
and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear.
It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter
moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
- Thomas Hardy

The only consistent hobby I've had is studying Spanish
and French because of some delusion of grandeur to work around the world.
I love sports but usually I'm looking for the next job.
- William Sanderson

There has been a time on earth when poets had been
young and dead and famous -
and were men.
But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed.
The child of genius was a woman, now,
and the man was gone.
- Tom Wolfe

Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought,
at least, you are without a chain; that you have the
right to explore all heights and depth;
that there are no walls nor fences,
nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee.
Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit.
I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur,
but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me.
- Tim McGraw

What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another;
and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group,
may in a different environment become the cornerstone
for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.
- Hu Shih

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas.
In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity,
their grandeur of design, and by that element of the
bizarre which seems inherent in them.
- Jean Cocteau

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

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

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

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

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
- John F. Kennedy

People who want to share their religious views with you
almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In all matters of opinion,
our adversaries are insane.
- Oscar Wilde

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

The good opinion of mankind,
like the lever of Archimedes,
with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

The world is governed by opinion.
- William Ellery Channing

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons


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