Quotes of Brilliance

“ Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; the good, the true, the tender — these form the wealth of home. ”

- Sarah J. Hale

“ Kindle the taper like the steadfast star Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth, And add each night a lustre till afar An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth. ”

- Emma Lazarus

“ A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind, and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart. ”

- Pietro Aretino

“ If there is sin against life, it consists? in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. ”

- Albert Camus

“ Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. ”

- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“ It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. ”

- Horace

“ It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that gives happiness. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man. ”

- Charles Sumner

“ Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. ”

- Alan Dean Foster

“ Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver... in the end, the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man. When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ We worship the king-sun, immortal, brilliant; when he burns with his rays, the heavenly spirits rise by thousands to spread his splendor and send it to earth. ”

- Zoroaster

“ Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise, The queen of the world and the child of the skies! Thy genius commands thee; with rapture behold, While ages on ages thy splendors unfold. ”

- Timothy Dwight

“ Life wants you to touch, taste and see the grandeur of the world's unfathomable variety. ”

- Bryant McGill

“ Do not economize on the hymeneal rites; do not prune them of their splendor, nor split farthings on the day when you are radiant. A wedding is not house-keeping. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ The splendors that belong unto the fame of earth are but a wind, that in the same direction lasts not long. ”

- Dante Alighieri

“ If I stoop Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud, It is but for a time; I press God's lamp Close to my breast; its splendor soon or late Will pierce the gloom; I shall emerge one day. ”

- Robert Browning

“ If the radiance of a thousand suns Were to burst at once into the sky That would be like the splendor of the Mighty one — I am become Death, The shatterer of Worlds. ”

- Hindu Spiritual

“ OBSTINATE, adj. Inaccessible to the truth as it is manifest in the splendor and stress of our advocacy. The popular type and exponent of obstinacy is the mule, a most intelligent animal. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible. ”

- Charles de Gaulle

“ We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Have you never been moved by poor men's fidelity, the image of you they form in their simple minds? Why should you always talk of their envy, without understanding that what they ask of you is not so much your worldly goods, as something very hard to define, which they themselves can put no name to; yet at times it consoles their loneliness; a dream of splendor, of magnificence, a tawdry dream, a poor man's dream — and yet God blesses it! ”

- Georges Bernanos

“ This is the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the birthday of Washington. We are met to celebrate this day. Washington is the mightiest name on earth — long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation… ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ There is a grandeur in the uniformity of the mass. When a fashion, a dance, a song, a slogan or a joke sweeps like wildfire from one end of the continent to the other, and a hundred million people roar with laughter, sway their bodies in unison, hum one song or break forth in anger and denunciation, there is the overpowering feeling that in this country we have come nearer the brotherhood of man than ever before. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary As out of Jesus' affliction came a new sense of God's love and a new basis for love between men, so out of our affliction we may grasp the splendor of God's love and how to love one another. Thus the consummation of the two commandments was on Golgotha; and the Cross is, at once, their image and their fulfillment. ”

- Malcolm Muggeridge

“ Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it… it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. ”

- Henry Jacobsen

“ All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be the blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king. ”

- J.R.R. Tolkien

“ Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without. ”

- Robert Browning

“ Writing is to descend like a miner to the depths of the mine with a lamp on your forehead, a light whose dubious brightness falsifies everything, whose wick is in permanent danger of explosion, whose blinking illumination in the coal dust exhausts and corrodes your eyes. ”

- Blaise Cendrars Sauser
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