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In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom

There was no race - but to the extent that there was an arms competition,
it was almost entirely on the Soviet side,
first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans.
- Herman Kahn

And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be
in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen.
- Thomas Haden Church

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself,
and yearns for the impossible.
- Eric Hoffer

 

Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
- Ovid

Honestly achieved results surpass all others.
- Michael Diamond

Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal,
which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
- Todd Gitlin

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Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise
general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their
achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
- Sun Tzu

To supervise people, you must either surpass them in
their accomplishments or despise them.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -
I well know.
For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
- Georges Clemenceau

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others,
and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately
produce the general population of America.
- Ezra Stiles

Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
- Franz Grillparzer

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant
striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
- Denis Waitley

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
- Arthur Ashe

I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense.
Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to
provide for the common defense of our nation.
- Joe Lieberman

How individuals of the same species surpass each other
in these sensations and in other bodily faculties is universally known,
but there is a limit to them, and their power cannot
extend to every distance or to every degree.
- Maimonides

The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful,
these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being,
because they surpass all the limits of essences and
are coextensive with Being.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

And if, happy in the lot of no created thing,
he withdraws into the center of his own unity,
his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God,
who is set above all things, shall surpass them all.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

In sports, people reach their peak very early.
You have to move on.
I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics,
but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.
- Greg Louganis

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

If somebody has a better idea than me,
I'll take it if it surpasses what we have on the page
because at the end of the day,
it's me that takes the credit anyway!
- Guy Ritchie

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

This is not writing at all.
Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether,
if I knew what I meant.
- Virginia Woolf

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

He who surpasses or subdues mankind,
must look down on the hate of those below.
- Lord Byron

Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.
- Craig Bruce

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

I am such a pessimist that every project has surpassed what I envisioned.
- Colin Mochrie

It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has
not been surpassed by his students.
There has been no failure on our part in this regard
considering how far they have gone.
- Edmond H. Fischer

This is not bad, but the pace of globalisation has
surpassed the capacity of the system to adjust to new
realities of a more interdependent and integrated world.
- Anna Lindh

My talent is such that no undertaking,
however vast in size...
has ever surpassed my courage.
- Peter Paul Rubens

This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.
- Steven Squyres

The day before the anniversary of D-Day,
we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed
by none as a leader in the cause of freedom:
Ronald Reagan.
- Mac Thornberry

Being able to fantasize for a couple of days at being
a rock singer surpassed most things I've done on stage.
- Gary Cole

In fact, we just surpassed our first 1 million simultaneous users online.
- Niklas Zennstrom

This is going to sound completely absurd,
but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards
ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't
ever surpassed the joy of doing the work,
of making it.
The doing it is really the bit I'm there for.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively
building its own economic infrastructure.
Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S.
and the European Union in global market power.
It already has surpassed us in population.
- Jo Ann Emerson

Right now, a majority of the debt is owed to foreign interests,
Japan being the largest purchaser of government debt today,
soon to be surpassed by China as the number one purchaser
of our debt in this Nation.
- Ron Kind

I had found English audiences highly satisfactory.
They are the best listeners in the world.
Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English,
but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.
- John Philip Sousa

It was a sight surpassing all precedent,
and one we never dreamed of seeing.
- Howard Carter

We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of
the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined -
the impression was overwhelming.
- Howard Carter

Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.
- Thomas Aquinas

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself;
if all it does is maintain itself,
then living is only not dying.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green
and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit,
surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive.
- Johannes Tauler

When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky,
I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy.
There had never before been any star in that place in the sky.
- Tycho Brahe

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

There is danger that we lose sight of
what our friend is absolutely,
while considering what she is to us alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Bold Light of Spirit:
Out of the darkness and into the light,
Open our eyes and behold such a sight.
Brilliance of day takes the place of the night,
Boldness and courage are swords of His Might.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
- George Eliot

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
- Mark Twain

Think occasionally of the suffering
of which you spare yourself the sight.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

Worry is spiritual short sight.
Its cure is intelligent faith.
- Paul Brunton

There is no truth which the prophets press more steadily
upon Israel than that all their national life lies
in the sight and on the care of God.
- George A. Smith

He fell in love with himself at first sight,
and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful.
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
- Anthony Powell

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight,
is said to be the only truth.
- Herman Melville

It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning
myself at this day with what appears at first sight
and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
- Arthur E. Waite

What we want is to make something that fills utterly
the sight and can't be used to make life only bearable.
- Sam Francis

I cannot, if I am in the field of glory,
be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done,
there Providence is sure to direct my steps.
- Horatio Nelson

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
charms strike the sight,
but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man
struggling against adversity.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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