Quotes of Cling

“ No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors. ”

- William Faulkner

“ When one clings to the myth of superiority, one must constantly overlook the virtues and abilities of others. ”

- Anne W. Schaef

“ We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. ”

- Chuang tzu

“ We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God. ”

- Unknown

“ We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable. ”

- William James

“ The more I like a book, the more reluctant I am to turn the page. Lovers, even book lovers, tend to cling. No one-night stands or reads for them. ”

- Anatole Broyard

“ Those who cling to life die, and those who defy death live. ”

- Uyesugi Kenshin

“ There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class. ”

- Leonard Sidney Woolf

“ The worst thing you can do is to try to cling to something that's gone, or to recreate it. ”

- Johnette Napolitano

“ The prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over. ”

- Henry Miller

“ The fly that touches honey cannot use it's wings; so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it's freedom and hinders contemplation. ”

- Ghose Aurobindo

“ Whenever words fly up at me from a printed page as I read, I intercept them instantly, knowing they are for me. I turn them over carefully in my mind and cling to them hard. ”

- David Grayson

“ We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Give him enough rope and he will hang himself. ”

- Emily Bronte

“ Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we're getting the hang of this thing, you know? ”

- Keith Richards

“ If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. ”

- Unknown

“ Continuing to cling to the patterns you know inhibits your ability to discover what you don't know. ”

- Eric Allenbaugh

“ Guido clung to this thought like a drowning man clutching at a straw. He was rich and famous now, he told himself, and wasn't that what he'd always dreamed of? ”

- Michael Ende

“ It's not a how-to-do-it school but more nearly a confessional in which people who have spent their lives at the writing process itemize their failures while clinging to their hopes. ”

- John Ciardi

“ Don't get hung up on a snag in the stream, my dear. Snags are not so dangerous — it's the debris that clings to them that makes the trouble. Pull yourself loose and go on. ”

- Anne Shannon Monroe

“ Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out. ”

- Billy Graham

“ An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft. ”

- Walter Bagehot

“ Men are clinging to football on a level we aren't even aware of. For centuries, we ruled everything, and now, in the last ten minutes, there are all these incursions by women. It's our Alamo. ”

- Tony Kornheiser

“ I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. ”

- Anne Frank

“ It's wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. ”

- J. R. R. Tolkien

“ When one has nothing left to lose one becomes courageous. We are timid only when we have something left to cling to. ”

- Don Juan Matus

“ We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures. ”

- Karl Popper

“ Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated. ”

- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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