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Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

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Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

All compromise is based on give and take,
but there can be no give and take on fundamentals.
Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender.
For it is all give and no take.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But what is after all the happiness of mere power?
There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth;
that is the happiness of being truly loved.
- Lafcadio Hearn

I had no ambition to make a fortune.
Mere money-making has never been my goal,
I had an ambition to build.
- Eden Phillpotts

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
- Abraham Cahan

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing,
and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an
independent and virtuous Judiciary.
- Andrew Jackson

Don't become a mere recorder of facts,
but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
- Ivan Pavlov

We can choose between the future and the past,
between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology.
- Ron Reagan

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images
founded on previous experience.
- Samuel Alexander

They definitely mean to maintain that the process called
death is a mere severence of soul and body,
and that the soul is freed rather than injured thereby.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

Facts do not speak for themselves.
They speak for or against competing theories.
Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities.
- Thomas Sowell

Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth,
like Cambridge.
Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another.
- E. M. Forster

Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances,
and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason,
and never through mere fickleness.
- Giacomo Casanova

If the student could give up her work on my advice,
she had better give it up without it.
One does not study for a goal.
The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck

A person's mere propinquity to others independently
suspected of criminal activity does not give rise to
probable cause to search that person.
- Potter Stewart

Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself
assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.
- Thurgood Marshall

But nothing in India is identifiable,
the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear
or to merge in something else.
- E. M. Forster

I will burn, but this is a mere event.
We shall continue our discussion in eternity.
- Michael Servetus

God is not the mere dead conception to which we have thus given utterance,
but he is in himself pure Life.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating
the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order,
identifying the latter with reason or the soul.
- James M. Baldwin

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on
does not constitute so strong an attachment
as that from which they draw their gains.
- Thomas Jefferson

Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others,
mere stagnation.
- Amy Lowell

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity,
those who have claimed to possess a total explanation,
have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
- Salman Rushdie

I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally
lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology,
often with ample justification.
- Richard Wall

No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke,
Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason
as a mere activity of thought.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will
endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman

When you consider all the stars I have managed,
mere submarines make me smile.
- Charles Frohman

Liberalism can only be defined negatively.
It is a mere critique, not a living idea.
- Francis Parker Yockey

A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus
Christ as a personal friend.
His is not a creed, a mere doctrine,
but it is He Himself we have.
- Dwight L. Moody

No doubt unity is something to be desired,
to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
- Theodore Bikel

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility,
like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before
it can give forth its spark.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself,
are doomed to fade away into mere shadows,
and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
- Hermann Minkowski

Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?
- Ellen Glasgow

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
- Johannes Brahms

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality,
it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition,
it is imperfect and untrue.
- Benjamin Haydon

We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make
of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ,
is preached in most of our churches.
- George Whitefield

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management
and politics to mere technique.
- James MacGregor Burns

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess
new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express.
- James C. Maxwell

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession
or in lavish expenditure,
but in its wise application.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Research!
A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved,
and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.
- Benjamin Jowett

Mere parsimony is not economy.
Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
- Edmund Burke

The rest is a mere matter of detail,
to be settled with judgment,
discretion, and caution.
- John Griffin Carlisle

Words are mere shadows cast by ideas.
But the ideas they represent are real.
- Roy H. Williams

A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera.
- Robertson Davies

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth,
which is law.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One does not study for a goal.
The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves,
whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
- George Eliot

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
- Oswald Chambers

As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival,
it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Our army is composed of the scum of the earth -
the mere scum of the earth.
- Duke of Wellington

The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates
for life in the solar system;
what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork.
- Walter Lang

Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality;
for mere individual existence or actuality without
any regularity whatever is a nullity.
Chaos is pure nothing.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

The memory, experiencing and re-experiencing,
has such power over one's mere personal life,
that one has merely lived.
- Rebecca West


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