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Yearnings Quotes

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We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

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I know not what you believe of God, but I believe He
gave yearnings and longings to be filled,
and that He did not mean all our time should be devoted
to feeding and clothing the body.
- Lucy Stone

When you're a kid with artistic yearnings brought up in the Bronx,
you don't get fed up too easily.
- Daniel Libeskind

No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself
unless he has crystallized into expressive and original
phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart.
- Alfred de Vigny

 

The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted,
are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has
not found but must forever seek as an Ideal.
- William Ellery Channing

In spite of all the yearnings of men,
no one can produce a single fact or reason to support
the belief in God and in personal immortality.
- Clarence Darrow

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

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I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions,
and the city of yearning.
- Giotto di Bondone

A happy life is one spent in learning,
earning, and yearning.
- Lillian Gish

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world.
The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present,
the more intense that yearning.
- Johan Huizinga

I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom,
who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life,
but who joined the army after war was declared.
- Patrick MacGill

The absolute yearning of one human body for another
particular body and its indifference to substitutes
is one of life's major mysteries.
- Iris Murdoch

Directing a film was something I was yearning to do.
I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.
- Kevin Spacey

Yearning is not only a good way to go crazy but also
a pretty good place to hide out from hard truth.
- Jay Cocks

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and
powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
- Brendan Francis

Yearning for the seemingly impossible is the path to human progress.
- Bryant H. McGill

There are three ingredients in the good life:
learning,
earning and yearning.
- Christopher Morley

I'd excluded New York from my writing,
and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again.
The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for
New York when you are not there.
- Jonathan Lethem

Where does discontent start? You are warm enough,
but you shiver.
You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you.
You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields.
And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time.
- John Steinbeck

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally
occupies a higher plane that mere politics.
Great writers can express moods through melody and
capture experiences we share most powerfully -
love,
lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph,
yearning and confusion.
- Tony Snow

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
- inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

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

This commitment to truth is something one senses more
and more Americans yearning for,
just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated
at knowing when the truth is being obscured -
an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials.
- Michael Musto

In the back of my mind was the constant hankering,
almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks.
Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger
on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes.
I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing.
- Mary Garden

I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants,
yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that
might one day make me a complete artist,
so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
- Rod Taylor

Therefore, the question is not whether such democratization is possible,
but instead how to meet the yearning of the masses
in the Middle East for democracy;
in other words,
how to achieve democratization in the Middle East.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Architecture should speak of its time and place,
but yearn for timelessness.
- Frank Gehry

Life is a series of collisions with the future;
it is not the sum of what we have been,
but what we yearn to be.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

After four years at the United Nations I sometimes
yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit,
so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of
barbarism as a tool of American justice.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

I don't yearn to be a child again.
- Loretta Young

Poets yearn, of course, to be published,
read, and understood, but they do little,
if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind.
- Wislawa Szymborska

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God,
forgetting we have just had one.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace.
I see the utmost importance in taking all possible
steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians.
- Ariel Sharon

It's not very hip to consider the plight of single
women who yearn for something so old-fashioned as men.
- Suzanne Fields

The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation
of powers and a system of checks and balances because
man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power.
- Roy Moore

Men may yearn for peace, cry for peace,
and work for peace, but there will be no peace until
they follow the path pointed out by the Living Christ.
He is the true light of men's lives.
- David O. McKay

Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions,
many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling
life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance.
- Hugh Mackay

Education in our times must try to find whatever there
is in students that might yearn for completion,
and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them
autonomously to seek that completion.
- Allan Bloom

My submission to you is we're fighting the war on terror
not overseas but in our own streets,
and we'd be spending vast more fortunes to try to be
a defensive country to protect ourselves rather than
an offensive country to spread democracy wherever people yearn for it.
- Johnny Isakson

We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process
with no drive to complexity,
not the expected results of evolutionary principles
that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding
the mode of its own necessary construction.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun
than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and
has to settle for the whole woman.
- Karl Kraus

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for
change is the creative contradiction at the heart of
the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal,
part of your being yearns, not for a doctor,
but for a medicine man.
- Shana Alexander

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful;
and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Memory that yearns to join the centre,
a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed,
like those bamboo thighs of the god.
- Derek Walcott

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

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
- Andre Breton

She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before
her upon the arm of his chair,
for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him,
and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet
that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it.
- Georgette Heyer

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell


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