Quotes of Barren

“ Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. ”

- Corrie ten Boom

“ Or were I in the wildest waste,Sae black and bare, sae black and bare,The desert were a paradise,If thou wert there, if thou wert there. ”

- Robert Burns

“ The traditional disputes of philosophers are, for the most part, as unwarranted as they are unfruitful. ”

- Alfred Jules Ayer

“ Reason now gazes above the realm of the dark but warm feelings as the Alpine peaks do above the clouds. They behold the sun more clearly and distinctly, but they are cold and unfruitful. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg

“ I wouldn't live in California. All that sun makes you sterile. ”

- Alan Alda

“ Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking. ”

- Gustav Mahler

“ The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. ”

- Bible

“ You were once wild here. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ The rich sunset makes the most sterile landscape enchanting. ”

- Eliza Cook

“ The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. ”

- Bible

“ And from the prayer of Want, and plaint of Woe, O never, never turn away their ear! Forlorn, in this bleak wilderness below, Ah! what were man, should Heaven refuse to hear! ”

- James Beattie

“ Conservatism is sometimes a symptom of sterility. Those who have nothing in them that can grow and develop must cling to what they have in beliefs, ideas and possessions. The sterile radical, too, is basically conservative. He is afraid to let go of the ideas and beliefs he picked up in his youth lest his life be seen as empty and wasted. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin. ”

- Bible

“ He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. He does not have to struggle… with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination. ”

- Aneurin Bevan

“ He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. ”

- Bible

“ And the wind is rising squally and loudWith many a stormy token — Playing a wild funereal air,Through the branches bleak, bereaved, and bare,To the dead leaves dancing here and there. ”

- Thomas Hood

“ Better a bare foote then none. ”

- George Herbert

“ I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama. ”

- Ang Lee

“ It is well to lie fallow for a while. ”

- Martin Tupper

“ Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert. ”

- Khalil Gibran

“ Give me a productive error over a boring, mundane and unproductive fact any day. ”

- Unknown

“ Knowledge without courage is sterile. ”

- Baltasar Gracian

“ The beautiful are never desolate; But some one alway loves them — God or man. If man abandons, God himself takes them. ”

- Philip James Bailey

“ The best work, and of greatest merit for the public, has proceeded from the unmarried or childless men. ”

- Sir Francis Bacon

“ They cannot scare me with their empty spaces between stars — on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home to scare myself with my own desert places. ”

- Robert Frost

“ Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. ”

- Sinclair Lewis

“ Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. ”

- Bible

“ The sterile, arid environment created by truly jarring and discordant signage and gargantuan billboards is a turnoff. ”

- Jonathan Katz
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