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Shadow Quotes

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Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

 

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

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Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

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

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
- C. Wright Mills

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

A little man often cast a long shadow.
- G. M. Trevelyan

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

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light.
Above all things reverence thyself.
- Pythagoras

The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat.
- Elizabeth Bishop

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
- E. M. Forster

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which
this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
- William Blake

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored
it is a shadow over all of us,
and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least
and allow its evil effects to go on.
- Pearl S. Buck

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location.
I like the natural elements that abstract into light,
texture, shape and shadow.
- Herb Ritts

Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls,
our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
- Dale Turner

The black shadow cares for itself, not for you.
- Julius Streicher

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
- Lucan

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice.
The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find -
the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
- Rudyard Kipling

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
- Arnold H. Glasow

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
- George Foreman

Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
- Jerome K. Jerome

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back
into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
- Ralph Ellison

When men yield up the privilege of thinking,
the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
- Thomas Paine

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant;
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
- Paul Cezanne

Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the
shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
- George Schultz

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to
us while we walk in the sunshine,
but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
- Sophocles

A human being is only breath and shadow.
- Sophocles

The earth together with its surrounding waters must
in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals,
for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I am not the flag: not at all.
I am but its shadow.
- Franklin Knight Lane

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction
serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy.
- William Irwin Thompson

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow;
if I fail,
or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.
- Whitney Houston

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

Life itself is but the shadow of death,
and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
- Thomas Browne

Getting out from under the shadow of Henry Fonda was difficult.
- Peter Fonda

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our
Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
- Janos Kadar

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

You're like the girl who left her shadow in the drawer,
but when she went to get it, it wasn't there.
- Wayne Shorter

Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under
the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
- Maurice Maeterlinck

The reputation of a man is like his shadow,
gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
- Lucan


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