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Sublime Quotes

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Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

The realities of the world seldom measure up to the
sublime designs of human imagination.
- Bryant H. McGill

Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is
supreme for some man and woman,
every hour the apotheosis of some passion!
- William McFee

 

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us,
the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime -
terror.
- Anish Kapoor

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal
only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Seduction is always more singular and sublime than
sex and it commands the higher price.
- Jean Baudrillard

There is something sublime about its aloofness from
and its indifference to its external environment.
- Frederick Soddy

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night.
- Joyce Grenfell

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence
and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching
a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
- Armstrong Williams

He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy,
has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste.
You know when a peach is absolutely perfect...
it's sublime.
I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert.
- Kathy Mattea

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother,
for the homeland is our earthly mother.
I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in
this sublime and difficult moment.
- Pope John Paul II

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English.
It is sublime.
- Francesca da Rimini

I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
- Keanu Reeves

There is sublime thieving in all giving.
Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
- Eric Hoffer

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led
those who cherish it astray.
- Henry Ellis

If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime,
it is in wickedness.
You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind
of respect for the great criminal.
- Denis Diderot

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight
all ordinary calculations.
He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.
- Honore de Balzac

The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals,
but he is also the proudest.
It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
- Erik Satie

Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste,
genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope

Duty is the most sublime word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more.
You should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime,
and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh,
and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth
is more sublime and more compelling.
- Dorothy Day

As a means of contrast with the sublime,
the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
- Victor Hugo

Has it struck you that the music which is regarded
as the most sublime in western civilization,
which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?
- Pierre Schaeffer

There's only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous,
but there's no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before
the sublime character of Jesus.
- E. Stanley Jones

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise
that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
- E. M. Forster

If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of
them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most
part ignored in the market sense of the word so the
language to me is most intimate,
most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.
- Thomas Lynch

It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness
pretty accurately by asking them,
by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain,
in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.
- Polly Toynbee

I don't think, there's no possible way for me,
anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some
sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost,
initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.
- Tea Leoni

Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated,
in order to create something new in the sense of a
sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader,
and make him desire the good as the remedy.
- Comte de Lautreamont

People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct,
and when they are astonished they are very apt to think
they ought to be alarmed.
The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
- Jane Porter

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage
of the narrow circle of life,
which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man,
never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity
is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
- Hall Caine

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew,
Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious
value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own;
and in this respect the original Bible stands very
high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me -
it was the sublime quality of patience -
patience in accumulating data,
patience with recalcitrant equipment -
which I sadly lacked.
- Abdus Salam

We've always lived in dark times.
There has always been a range of human experience from
the sublime to the brutal,
and stories reflect it.
It's no less brutal now; each age has its horrors.
- Terri Windling

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty:
permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that
it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun,
for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
- Francis of Assisi

Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens
had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul,
and formed some probable conjectures,
that man was designed for a future state of existence.
- David Brainerd

Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression
of the highest moral and spiritual ideas,
there music is sublimely strong.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme;
to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
- Shakti Gawain

Yes, there are times when I get extremely depressed
and how I sublimate those feelings is through music.
- Peter Steele

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature.
Never try to correct them.
On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly.
After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
- Salvador Dali

Transportation made sublimation literal.
It conveyed evil to another world.
- Robert Hughes

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not
the sublimity of the intelligence.
- Edgar Allan Poe

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living,
which are to be desired when dying.
- Norman Douglas

The sublimity of administration consists in knowing
the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
- Charles de Montesquieu

When you know what men are capable of you marvel neither
at their sublimity nor their baseness.
There are no limits in either direction apparently.
- Henry Miller

Sublimity is the echo of great mind.
- Longinus

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without
being a reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
- Fisher Ames

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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