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Quotes About Aiming High

"Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If his own prowess fails to compare with theirs, at least it has an air of greatness about it. He should behave like those archers who, if they are skilful, when the target seems too distant, know the capabilities of their bow and aim a good deal higher than their objective, not in order to shoot so high but so that by aiming high they can reach the target." - Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Quotes About Summer

"The slow turning of his affection wasnt completed that night, or the next morning, but the beginning of Mack and Maisys summer romance began at the exact moment that Mack and Rileys ended. Of course Riley pretended it had never begun, that his preoccupation with Maisy was of no concern to her. Theyd been friends and always would be. Yet inside, her heart broke in places that remained permanently jagged, places the most casual graze of memory catches in pain." - Author: Patti Callahan Henry

Quotes About Monotonous

"Silence and twilight fell over the garden. Far away the sea was lapping gently and monotonously on the bar. The wind of evening in the poplars sounded like some sad, weird old rune-some broken dream of old memories. A slender, shapely young aspen rose up before them against the fine maize and emerald and paling rose of the western sky, which brought out every leaf and twig in dark, tremulous, elfin loveliness." - Author: L.M. Montgomery

Quotes About Fires Burning

"In later life I have been sometimes praised, sometimes mocked, for my way of pointing out the mythical elements that seem to me to underlie our apparently ordinary lives. Certainly that cast of mind had some of its origin in our pit, which had much the character of a Protestant Hell. I was probably the most entranced listener to a sermon the Reverend Andrew Bowyer preached about Gehenna, the hateful valley outside the walls of Jerusalem, where outcasts lived, and where their flickering fires, seen from the city walls, may have given rise to the idea of a hell of perpetual burning. He liked to make his hearers jump, now and then, and he said that our gravel pit was much the same sort of place as Gehenna. My elders thought this far-fetched, but I saw no reason then why hell should not have, so to speak, visible branch establishments throughout the earth, and I have visited quite a few of them since." - Author: Robertson Davies

Quotes About Cost Of Freedom

"It was before him again in its completeness -- the choice in which she was content to rest: in the stupid costliness of the food and the showy dulness of the talk, in the freedom of speech which never arrived at wit and the freedom to act which never made for romance. The strident setting of the restaurant, in which their table seemed set apart in a special glare of publicity, and the presence at it of little Dabham of the "Riviera Notes," emphasized the ideals of a world where conspicuousness passed for distinction, and the society column had become the roll of fame." - Author: Edith Wharton

Quotes About Chimera

"Rules are where there is a lack. They are to make up the deficiency, explicit or implicit. The system of existence, being complete in itself, is in no need to follow any of them. The appearance of disorder---or even order, in contrast---is when we observe something as a detached entity. Taken as a whole, the Universe is absolute, nothing being lacking, insignificant, or improvable. So, any such thing as a Theory of Everything (TOE) is a mere chimera." - Author: Raheel Farooq

Quotes About Hero Quests

"Dead parents are gruesome, yes, but anyone whos anyone in childrens literature has either been orphaned or abandoned; well-adjusted kids from stable two-parent homes dont go on hero quests." - Author: Lynn Messina

Quotes About Settle For Less

"from its beginning, Egypt was a densely settled agricultural community. Its soil was rich, and because farming necessarily ceased during the months of the annual inundation, its people were not forced to toil endlessly in order to survive. The peasant farmers could support a wealthy aristocracy without suffering extreme privation, and an important segment of the population was able to devote a substantial amount of time to nonagricultural pursuits. In shorts, for most of its long history, Egyptian civilization was wealthy and comfortable." - Author: Norman F. Cantor

Quotes About Dark Angels

"You belong to the biblical race of Nephilim. Your real father was an angel who fell from heaven. Youre half mortal." The boys dark eyes lifted, meeting Chaunceys. "Half fallen angel."Chaunceys tutors voice drifted up from the recesses of his mind, reading passages from the Bible, telling of a deviant race created when angels cast from heaven mated with mortal women. A fearsome and powerful race. A chill that wasnt entirely revulsion crept through Chauncey. "Who are you?" - Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Quotes About Emocional

"Ocasionalmente recibo una carta de alguien que está en «contacto» con extraterrestres. Se me invita a «preguntarles cualquier cosa». A lo largo de los años he preparado una lista de preguntas. No debemos olvidar que los extraterrestres están muy avanzados. Pregunto, por tanto, cosas como «Por favor, proporcióneme una prueba corta del último teorema de Fermat». O de la conjetura de Goldbach... Nunca recibo una respuesta. Por otro lado, si pregunto algo como «¿deberíamos ser buenos?», casi siempre recibo una respuesta. Estos alienígenas siempre están dispuestos a responder a cualquier cosa vaga, especialmente si involucra los clásicos juicios emocionales. Pero sobre algo específico, en lo que hay una oportunidad de descubrir si realmente saben algo más allá de lo que la mayoría de los humanos saben, solo hay silencio." - Author: Richard Dawkins