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You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Related topics: Wisdom

There are certain pursuits which,
if not wholly poetic and true,
do at least suggest a nobler and finer
relation to nature than we know.
The keeping of bees, for instance.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no principle worth the name
if it is not wholly good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
which rests wholly upon yourself.
- Sidney Lanier

A man can make himself put down what comes,
even if it seems nauseating nonsense;
tomorrow some of it may not seem wholly nonsense at all.
- F. L. Lucas

Our civilization is still in a middle stage,
scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct;
scarcely human,
in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
- Theodore Dreiser

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My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth,
not with ethics.
- Arthur Keith

The proposition that humans have mental characteristics
wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution.
- Gary L. Francione

And for yourself, whatever there has been either of sin or duty,
remember the one and forget the other,
and betake yourself wholly to the mercy of God and the merit of Christ.
- Donald Cargill

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions,
but regulates them.
- Thomas Aquinas

The virtue of some people consists wholly in condemning the vices in others.
- Herbert Samuel

While the spoken word can travel faster,
you can't take it home in your hand.
Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the
convenience of the reader.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions,
rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of
those who claimed to be Alchemists.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue.
Good art can NOT be immoral.
By good art I mean art that bears true witness,
I mean the art that is most precise.
- Ezra Pound

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can
be altogether irreclaimably bad.
- Thomas Carlyle

We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be
wholly ruined without it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

Never to lie is to have no lock on your door,
you are never wholly alone.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The commencement speech is not, I think,
a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is
drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
- Theodore Roosevelt

My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my
absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear
children is a laborious one and a responsible one.
- Ezra Cornell

It's great to want to be part of something,
but it's a different thing completely to believe wholly
in some type of movement,
and to give everything for that something.
- Brandon Boyd

Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.
- John Dryden

Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure
in heart who belong to it wholly?
- Paul Cezanne

The strength and power of despotism
consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
- Thomas Paine

Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece.
Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through,
their villains wholly bad.
- W. Somerset Maugham

When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail:
the color a room is painted,
the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.
- Donna Tartt

Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
Not God's, and not the beast's; God is,
they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

The senses deceive from time to time,
and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
- Rene Descartes

There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed;
but you may note this fact,
that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
- Bliss Carman

We take people to the threshold of religion.
Our aim is to induce immediate experience that is beyond the odd,
beyond the strange, and beyond the weird.
It verges on the wholly other.
- Larry Harvey

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
- Thomas Paine

The actor depends wholly on himself.
He gives his performance in what, to him,
seems the most effective manner.
- Bela Lugosi

And what my constitutional values are are wholly irrelevant to the job,
and so neither you nor anyone else will know what they are.
- Elena Kagan

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost
wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly
extinguished in the heart;
nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
- Edmund Burke

Racial and denominational schools impart to the membership
of their communities something which the general educational
institution is wholly unable to inculcate.
- Kelly Millar

We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of
us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that
it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
- Robertson Davies

Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy.
- Anna Julia Cooper

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity,
because his freedom is always won in his never wholly
successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
- Hannah Arendt

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection
of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
- Aleister Crowley

Mark all mathematical heads which be wholly and only bent on these sciences,
how solitary they be themselves, how unfit to live with others,
how unapt to serve the world.
- Roger Ascham

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul,
that is, in the force of thought, moral principle,
and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life.
- William Ellery Channing

That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted,
or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view,
any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
- Lysander Spooner

We understand that the real market value of Blockbuster
may never be fully realized as a wholly owned part of Viacom.
- Sumner Redstone

And because his Spirit was wholly God,
he is called God, and he is called man on account of his flesh.
- Michael Servetus

The writer's joy is the thought that can become emotion,
the emotion that can wholly become a thought.
- Thomas Mann

Not addicted to gluttony or drunkenness,
this people who incur no expense in food or dress,
and whose minds are always bent upon the defence of their country,
and on the means of plunder, are wholly employed in
the care of their horses and furniture.
- Giraldus Cambrensis

This is ridiculous, I mean, wholly ridiculous.
It never did any child any harm to have something that
was a tiny bit above them anyway,
and I claim that anyone who can follow Doctor Who can
follow absolutely anything.
- Diana Wynne Jones

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small
importance waste a good deal of precious time,
by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of
gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress.
- William Whipple

The first pages of memory are like the old family Bible.
The first leaves are wholly faded and somewhat soiled with handling.
But, when we turn further, and come to the chapters
where Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise,
then, all begins to grow clear and legible.
- Max Muller

It is the Band which unites the Interests of Individuals;
it secures to them their respective Rights,
and preserves them from Injuries; it is the Source of numberless Blessings,
which are interrupted, or wholly vanish,
the Moment it is disturbed.
- Charles Inglis

I feel most at home in the United States,
not because it is intrinsically a more interesting country,
but because no one really belongs there any more than I do.
We are all there together in its wholly excellent vacuum.
- Wyndham Lewis

TV journalism is a much more collaborative,
horizontal business than print reporting.
It has to be, because of the logistics.
Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling.
- Tina Brown

Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the
trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed,
the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self
when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
- Indra Devi

A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion,
but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there
are several kinds of poetry,
differing from each other in essence,
is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being.
- John Drinkwater

Many things are unknown to the wisest,
and the best men can never wholly divest themselves
of passions and affections...
nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.
- Algernon Sydney

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away,
neither are they ever wholly monstrous.
But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane
of detachment regarding our parents,
however wise and old we may become.
To pretend otherwise is to cheat.
- John le Carre

I now proceed to demonstrate that the Mexicans are
wholly incapable of self-government,
and that our liberties, our fortunes and our lives
are insecure so long as we are connected with them.
- William H. Wharton

There are no other Everglades in the world.
They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth;
remote,
never wholly known.
Nothing anywhere else is like them.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

If God wishes to reveal the love that he harbors for the world,
this love has to be something that the world can recognize,
in spite of, or in fact in, its being wholly other.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth,
goodness and beauty are one.
In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper,
when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
- Aldous Huxley

It is not necessary that you leave the house.
Remain at your table and listen.
Do not even listen, only wait.
Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone.
The world will present itself to you for its unmasking,
it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
- Franz Kafka

There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her,
without reserve, she lends them to us;
she shows us these forms,
which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence
does not understand or suspect.
- Auguste Rodin

Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater
and painting rather than the methodology of language,
which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise
from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?
- Sergei Eisenstein

People think that because a novel's invented,
it isn't true.
Exactly the reverse is the case.
Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true,
since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened.
The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another,
are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves
are to the life of a tree.
If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

James's expedition to Scotland is wholly imaginary,
though there appears to have been space for it during
Henry's progress to the North to pay his devotions at Beverley Minster.
- Charlotte Mary Yonge

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous
psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War,
run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries,
not just by the British or the Americans,
but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations.
- Ernst Zundel

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism.
But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another.
Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid.
There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
- Margaret Fuller


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