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People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Related topics: Values Live-By

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column,
or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction
of something much bigger than ourselves.
- Adrienne Clarkson

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

The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass
house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
- Robert McAfee Brown

 

My books were always full of ink blots,
always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures,
which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
- Pierre Loti

Paradoxically, the people and state of Japan living
on such moral props were not innocent but had been
stained by their own past history of invading other Asian countries.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Swirls of antique stained glass, blazes of brass,
forests of carved wood and waterfalls of crystal combine
to make up the city's most fabulously festive interior.
- Mimi Sheraton

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Thirty years ago, we were in a movie theater and thought
it was so cool because we were finally delivered from
the horrors of stained glass and wooden pews.
- Bill Hybels

I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London.
The pavements in Beverly Hills aren't used;
in London,
they're used for everything.
It doesn't matter how much they're cleaned,
they still reflect light.
- Julie Christie

We can to-day open wide the history of their administrations
and point with pride to every act,
and challenge the world to point out a single act stained
with injustice to the North,
or with partiality to their own section.
- Robert Toombs

Nothing matters but the writing.
There has been nothing else worthwhile...
a stain upon the silence.
- Samuel Beckett

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
- Samuel Beckett

And that's why, you know, it's players like Randy Moss
that unfortunately put a stain on the entire league.
- Boomer Esiason

The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness,
corruption, or stain of sin.
- William Ames

I did get to work with Anthony Hopkins on 'The Human Stain.'
If I ever manage to accomplish a quarter of what he's achieved,
I'll have had one hell of a career.
- Lindsay Lohan

No speech can stain what is noble by nature.
- Sophocles

But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations,
there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
- John Gay

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
- Saint Aurelius Augustine

What makes life worth living? Better surely,
to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek
forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
- Zane Grey

After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very
aggressive war with history,
attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory.
Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon's tapes.
- Bob Woodward

My table is now brightly, now dimly lighted.
Its temperature varies.
It may receive an ink stain.
One of its legs may be broken.
It may be repaired, polished, and replaced part by part.
But, for me, it remains the table at which I daily write.
- Ernst Mach

If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy
it but the blood of Jesus;
and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch
out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus,
how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be.
- William Throsby Bridges

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults.
So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him,
and to speak painful truth through loving words,
that is friendship.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious
of everyone who values freedom,
and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character
of democracies where liberty and religious freedom
are supposed to be respected.
- Mike Ferguson

Doubts are like stains on a shirt.
I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean,
one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I love old books.
They tell you stories about their use.
You can see where the fingerprints touched the pages
as they held the book open.
You can see how long they lingered on each page by the finger stains.
- Jack Bowman

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our opportunity is to love ourselves exactly as we are -
with all our joys and sufferings.
To be grateful for everything.
To forgive ourselves for our doubts of our own worthiness -
for we have no need to be anything other than what we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay.
If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
- Henry David Thoreau

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

I wasn't really raised to be the type of person to have doubts.
- John Malkovich

I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Never let up.
The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in
the other players' minds the next time out.
- Sam Snead

When unhappy, one doubts everything;
when happy,
one doubts nothing.
- Joseph Roux

I've got to start listening to those quiet,
nagging doubts.
- Bill Watterson

If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly
accepts things can never reach.
- William Barclay

The supernatural birth of Christ, his miracles,
his resurrection and ascension, remain eternal truths,
whatever doubts may be cast on their reality as historical facts.
- David Friedrich Strauss

In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy.
- Klaus Fuchs

Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs,
and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
- Herman Melville

It's very useful when politicians have doubts because
there are so many choices to be made in the world.
- Antonio Tabucchi

When I started doing my work years ago,
I had doubts as to whether the informed-consent question was answerable.
- Jock Sturges

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
- Karl Marx

Though I am a Catholic, a professing one,
I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.
- Taylor Caldwell

Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts;
though we all had been most solemnly warned by the
cruel murder of Saint Francis.
- Maria Monk

All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen.
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- James Freeman Clarke

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned,
especially if he has doubts about it himself.
- Henry B. Adams

When you are young you don't always realise how full of doubts everybody is.
- Helen Dunmore

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass,
the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
- William Wirt

One must verify or expel his doubts,
and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
- Thomas Carlyle

Lara's done very well recently and I never had any
doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Belief is a virus, and once it gets into you,
its first order of business is to preserve itself,
and the way it preserves itself
is to keep you from having any doubts,
and the way it keeps you from doubting
is to blind you to the way things really are.
- Philip Caputo

These poems, with all their crudities,
doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of
Man and in praise of God,
and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
- Dylan Thomas

Some people swear by writing courses,
but whether it really helps American poetry,
I have doubts.
- Robert Morgan

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.
- Miguel de Unamuno

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan.
- Norman Lear

I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career,
but I had constant doubts about my ability,
yes.
- Suzanne Farrell

And for mathematical science, he that doubts their
certainty hath need of a dose of hellebore.
- Joseph Glanvill

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
- Ralph Marston

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts.
Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
- Sun Tzu

If a man will begin with certainties,
he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts,
he shall end in certainties.
- Francis Bacon

It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new
terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
- Frederick Pollock

What is at a peak is certain to decline.
He who shows his hand will surely be defeated.
He who can prevail in battle by taking advantage of
his enemy's doubts is invincible.
- Cao Cao

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism.
It would be an offense against polite conventions to
press our doubts too far.
- George Santayana

I was regarded as the school freak which further reinforced
a lot of inhibitions and doubts I had about myself.
I was a shy, frightened teenager for a long time.
- Winona Ryder

If anybody doubts my loyalty to my country,
I'll punch him in the nose, and I don't care how old he is.
- William Wyler

The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts.
It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
- Eric Hoffer

Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data,
and if we waited to run down all our doubts,
it would flow past us.
- Learned Hand

Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility
of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want.
- Eliot Ness


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