Quotes and Sayings about Sight
"The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight."
- Joseph Addison
"If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Meaning, Questions)
"For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight."
(Related: Wealth, Defense, Excess, Justice, Man, Sight)
"I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Life, Nature, Enthusiasm, Energy, Woman)
"Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Time, Health, Thoughts, Day, Events, Moods, Sight)
"I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Nature, Poetry)
"Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal."
- Mario Andretti
(Related: Goal, Cause, Circumstances, May, Sight)
"In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Country, Justice, Principles, Sight)
"An ugly sight, a man who is afraid."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Man, Sight, Ugly)
"With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)
"My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do."
- John Astin
(Related: Work, Dreams, People, Ideas, Actor, Encouragement)
"Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Time, Events, Sight, Will)
"India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Age, Life, Power, Beginning, Ignorance, Light, Reason)
"And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Life, Aspirations, Folk)
"For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Intelligence, Fools, Idiots, Passion, Youth)
"Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Money, Control, Doctors, Hell, Sight, Youth)
"Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Courage, Despair, Difficulties, Neglect, Sight)
"The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Love, First, Sight)
"There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make."
- James M. Barrie
"The experiment of the poem is mostly intuitive. I write the first draft, pulling in the various elements that interest me, in the hope that their being combined will lead to some kind of insight."
- John Barton
(Related: Hope, Being, Draft, First, Interest, Will)
"The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)
"Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."
- Miriam Beard
(Related: Change, Travel, Ideas, Deep, Living)
"Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: People, Blind, Interest, Quick)
"As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Horror, Journey)
"Hindsight is a wonderful thing."
- David Beckham
"One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Strategy, Winning, Difference, Forget, Party, Problems, Sight)
"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Soul, Artist, Artists, Fact, Living, Moments)
"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Excellence, Mediocrity)
"I can't help but have my sights set on Scorsese, Cohen Brothers and Spike Jones."
- Xander Berkeley
(Related: Brothers, Help)
"Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Peace, Time, Sex, Dream, Existence, Humanity, Hunger, Present, Satisfaction, Sight)
"It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Nature, People, Human nature, Key, Skill, Writer)
"Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows."
- John Betjeman
(Related: Childhood, Reason)
"Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm."
- Augustine Birrell
(Related: Friendship, Heart, Sight, Word)
"I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Inspiring, Sight)
"The plan we developed to deal with al Qaeda depended on developing sources of human and technical intelligence that could give us insights into his plans at the tactical level. This is easy to say but hard to accomplish."
- Cofer Black
"On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Freedom, Sight)
"Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Foresight, May)
"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing.""
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Experience, People, Adventure)
"October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again."
- Hal Borland
(Related: October, Sight)
"And I might add the confidence with which distracted persons do oftentimes, when they are awake, think, they see black fiends in places, where there is no black object in sight without them."
- Robert Boyle
(Related: Confidence, Sight)
"When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Time, People, Anxiety, Curiosity, First, Shakespeare, Sight, Talk)
"I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood."
- Terry Brooks
"Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow - red, yellow, brown, black and white - and we're all precious in God's sight."
- Jesse Brown
(Related: God, Nation, Sight)
"Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith."
- Paul Brunton
(Related: Faith, Cure, Sight, Spiritual, Worry)
"Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Man, Sight, Spirit)
"Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Crows, Eagles, Man, Sight)
"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Success, Family, People, Fact, Friends, Sight, Strangers, Will)
"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Future, Nothing, Now, Right)
"The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience."
- John Cale
(Related: Reason, Sight)
"The office has oversight of people who do analysis and oversight of people who do operations, but it is not charged with doing either. That is an important point to make. Those functions are performed by the CIA, DIA and other agencies."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: People, Office)
"There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Time, Beginning, End, Man, Sight, Study)
"And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: People, Exploration, Learning, Meeting)
"I come now to tell you for what I am brought here to die, and to give you an account of my faith, which I shall do as in the sight of the living God before whom I am shortly to stand."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Faith, Living, Now, Sight)
"It is near thirty years since He made it sure; and since that time, though there has fallen out much sin, yet I was never out of an assurance of mine interest, nor long out of sight of His presence."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Time, Interest, Sight, Sin, Years)
"I was near sighted. I was born myopic, and I got glasses, right after that."
- Kitty Carlisle
"Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight."
- Thomas Carlyle
"A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Work, Fortune, Inequality, Man, Sight, Sun)
"Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: People, Famous, Seasons, Sight)
"It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing."
- Howard Carter
"Although important nuclear physics work was to go on in laboratories such as ours had become - and we had to cut down to a lower energy group - it was not fundamentally opening up new insights on the structure of matter. That required you to be in a higher league."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Work, Energy, Physics)
"I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they're no good. I don't throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight."
- Johnny Cash
(Related: Sight, Songs)
"I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave the sounds and smells of these sights behind me, but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition."
- Emanuel Celler
"We pass now quickly from each other's sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be Heaven."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Heaven, Now, Sight, Will)
"What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully."
- Victor Cherbuliez
(Related: Love, Habit, Detail, Foresight, Luck, Mind, Vanity)
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Courage, Man, Oceans, Sight)
"Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Virtue, First, Light, Sight, Vice)
"I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, History, Artist)
"For we walk in faith, not by sight."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Faith, Sight)
"A laborer no longer makes whole articles. He receives raw materials, puts his touch on them, and passes them to another worker in the series. When the articles are quite finished they are carried out of sight by currents of commercial exchange. These currents are untraceable."
- John Bates Clark
"For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Faith, Men, Trust, Courage, Ethics, Mankind, Now, Past, Sight, Spirit, Tolerance, Will)
"It's only a drawback in the States, where most people seem to have no real interest in other countries and the notion of a novel which might offer insight into life in the UK doesn't seem to appeal very widely."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Life, People, Countries, Interest, states)
"I can't bear to see myself even in movies. The feeling is complex. I can't stand the sight of myself."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Movies, Feeling, Sight)
"Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: First, Jealousy, Sight)
"It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog."
- Joseph Conrad
"The bad press came because they thought I should fight more. I couldn't get the fights because if I would sign to fight one of King's guys I would be signed to him. I chose not to do that. In hindsight, that might have been a mistake."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Thought, Mistake, Fight, Hindsight, Press)
"Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster."
- Johan Cruijff
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Life, Nature)
"My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don't worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Time, Day, Future, Philosophy, Sight, Tomorrow, Worry)
"Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)
"Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Acting, Creation, Trade, Wonder)
"There are so many scenarios here. We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years and build assumptions based on that. We're preparing for the worst, but we're hoping for the best. And I've told people the end is in sight."
- Gray Davis
(Related: People, End, Sight, Summer, Years)
"All the fascination of King Solomon's Mines seems to be behind those great mountains and this I may add is a bit of advance work for mother, an entering wedge to my disappearing from sight for years and years in the Congo."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Work, Mother, May, Mountains, Sight, Years)
"While advances in scientific research have led to some new and exciting treatments that have enlarged and enhanced the quality and length of human life, we must not lose sight as to what we are trying to accomplish."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Life, Quality, Research, Sight, Trying)
"Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Explanations, Past, Reason)
"With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Love, People, First, Night, Sight, Talking)
"They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Necessity, Sight, Smile)
"The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Genius, Action, Freedom, Interest)
"It's hard for me to talk about Dom right now because I am Dom right now. So it's a really strange exercise to try to reflect on something that I am at the moment. But I guarantee you that when I'm done with the movie and you ask me that question, I'll be able to give you something insightful."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Exercise, Now, Question, Right, Talk)
"Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight."
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Age, Beauty, Man, May, Will)
"It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: Beauty, Progress, Sound)
"I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Hope, Mouse, Sight)
"Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Art, Experience, Colors, Living, Painting, Reality, Sense, Sight)
"We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: People, First, Interest, Sight, Strangers, Word)
"I think children have talent and insight, but it gets beaten out of them."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Talent, Children)
"I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Character, Children, First, Parents)
"You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love, Sight, Water)
"I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Integrity, Umpire)
"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
- Eleanora Duse
(Related: Nature, Soul, Joy, Sight)
"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
- Eleonora Duse
(Related: Nature, Power, Soul, Joy, Sight)
"And I have been campaigning for the past three months trying to get the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the oversight authority and responsibility to start its own public hearings."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Authority, Committee, Months, Past, Public, Responsibility, Senate, Trying)
"I don't know if I believe in love at first sight, but of course I believe in two people having chemistry right away. A girl should be really easy to talk to. When I lose track of time because we've been talking, I think that's really fun."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Love, Time, People, First, Fun, Right, Sight, Talk, Talking)
"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."
- George Eliot
(Related: Anger, Love, Jealousy, Sight)
"People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Change, People)
"Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Beauty, Consciousness)
"Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His work."
- Faith Evans
(Related: Faith, Work, God, Reason, Sense, Sight)
"If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight, fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and reality the chance to be exotic."
- Richard Eyre
(Related: Chance, Fantasy, Reality)
"This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Depression, Reality, Reason, Self, Sight)
"Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand."
- William Feather
(Related: Ambition, Job, Sight)
"Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Sight, Writers)
"There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: Reading, Will, Wonder, Words)
"These vessels are out of sight, out of mind. They are exempt from minimum-wage requirements, from Coast Guard inspections, OSHA regulations and other safety laws."
- Steve Finley
(Related: Laws, Mind, Safety, Sight)
"My feelings are those of a schoolboy getting in sight of the holidays. Or more seriously, my feelings are perhaps those of a matador who has decided not to enter the bull ring."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: Feelings, Holidays, Sight)
"It's amazing how fast generations lose sight of other generations. One of the first things the young composers who come to work with me say is that they want to write music people will like, instead of gaining their credentials by being rejected by the audience."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Music, Work, People, Being, Composers, First, Generations, Sight, Want, Will)
"I began demonstrating against serious culture. In hindsight, the actual course of events has been very humiliating for me, because no one picked up on the intellectual critique I made."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Culture, Events, Hindsight)
"With hindsight, we see that the Soviet Union never had a chance of world domination, but we didn't know that then."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Chance, Hindsight, World)
"The best vision is insight."
- Malcolm Forbes
"Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Art, Politics, Life, People, Hope, Living, Understanding)
"New Labour was the most short-sighted, self-serving, incompetent, useless, and ineffective government that Britain has ever known. Make no mistake, Labour's economic policies were a national security liability."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Government, Mistake, National security, Self)
"What we want is to make something that fills utterly the sight and can't be used to make life only bearable."
- Sam Francis
(Related: Life, Sight, Want)
"Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It's great. The problem is there's a million dots at the time."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Fire, Hindsight, Information, Trying, Water)
"There is nobody I know by name who is concerned with collecting information for the Russian authorities. There are people whom I know by sight whom I trusted with my life."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: Life, People, Information, Name, Sight)
"If the area were on or near the U.S. continental shelf, such data could well provide an enemy with strategically invaluable insights into undersea access routes that could be used to attack some of the millions of Americans who live on or near our coasts."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Americans, Enemy)
"When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight, otherwise known as political power."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Power, Exercise)
"You can sightread better if you know your scales and arpeggios."
- James Galway
"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Time, Sight)
"Whether it is successful or not is not the exercise for me. It is not up to me. It is out of my hands now. I am not going to in two years have hindsight and say I made a big mistake."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Mistake, Successful, Exercise, Hindsight, Now, Years)
"The biggest disappointment has been seeing the number of people in this business with very shortsighted views."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Business, People, Disappointment)
"The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Limitations, Man, Perfection)
"There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Time, Understanding)
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Dream, Certainty, Nothing, Sight, Stars)
"I worried she might spend an afternoon chatting with me about the sights and then wish me best of luck."
- Arthur Golden
"When you know the lyrics to a tune, you have some kind of insight as to it's composition. If you don't understand what it's about, you're depriving yourself of being really able to communicate this poem."
- Dexter Gordon
"I don't read anything anymore. I don't have the eyesight. I read my own copy, that's all. I think I've read everything that's worth reading."
- John Gould
(Related: Reading, Worth)
"Visions of glory, spare my aching sight."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Glory, Sight, Visions)
"The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Men, Women, Rank, Sight, Talking)
"No one wants to know how clever you are. They don't want an insight into your mind, thrilling as it might be. They want an insight into their own."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Mind, Want)
"This sight... is by far the noblest astronomy affords."
- Edmond Halley
(Related: Astronomy, Sight)
"Fear is the mother of foresight."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Mother, Fear, Foresight)
"The challenge is always before us. Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered to our founders we run into trouble."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Challenge, Principles, Sight, Trouble)
"Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint."
- Don Henley
(Related: Gain, Song)
"Primates will continue to play social games without the least insight into what is killing them."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Games, Killing, Play, Will)
"I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Being, Fact, Fun, Sight)
"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing."
(Related: Power, Man, Nothing, Pain)
"Yes, it was love at first sight. I feel that after all these years, I have finally found my soul mate."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Love, Soul, First, Sight, Years)
"God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: God, Darkness, Light, Reason, Self)
"Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Mind, Opposites, World)
"We've lost sight of our role in the region and our view of our colleagues in the region."
- John Hewson
"I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I do with the two teams that I own, but as a fan and reading the sports pages, I'm bullish about the Longhorns."
- Tom Hicks
(Related: Sports, Reading)
"Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners."
- Eric Hoffer
"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, Light, Open, Painting)
"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Experience, Life, Worth)
"We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: God, Goal, Day, Help, Nation, Poverty, Sight)
"What I intended to accomplish was to rouse the student body, not by means of an organization, but solely by my simple words; to urge them, not to violence, but to moral insight into the existing serious deficiencies of our political system."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Body, Violence, Words)
"When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Man, Mind, Sight)
"One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers."
- James Humes
(Related: Leadership, Mind)
"The idea of making pictures abroad is exciting when you're in Hollywood and have never worked in foreign countries. You think you'll get to see the sights and have all the fun that goes with traveling. Actually, you spend so much time on the job that you don't do much else."
- Jeffrey Hunter
(Related: Time, Idea, Countries, Fun, Hollywood, Job, Traveling)
"Without troublesome work, no one can have any concrete, full idea of what pure mathematical research is like or of the profusion of insights that can be obtained from it."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Work, Idea, Research)
"So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Progress, Global warming, Jobs, Losing, Now, Oil, Result)
"Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Love, Heart, First, May, Sight)
"I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Faith, Christian, Beliefs)
"It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior."
- Scarlett Johansson
(Related: Funny, History, Movies, Behavior, Film)
"If we need to be reminded to love one another, then we have already lost sight of the very essence of our existence."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Love, Existence, Sight)
"Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Life, Love, Society, America, Freedom, Israel, Spiritual)
"That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit."
- John Joly
(Related: Nature, Sea)
"I read a whole bunch of bits and pieces over the years, obviously from the fan magazines and the rest of the stuff, and I just wanted to give a little more insight into what's happening in my personal life."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Life, Rest, Years)
"From reading over the notes for each session it was apparent that there had been improvement by more or less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Positive, Improvement, Reading, Sight, Terror)
"Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important."
- Anish Kapoor
"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Vision, Sight, World)
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Vision, Being, Blind, Sight)
"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Senses, Sight)
"Out of sight, out of mind. The absent are always in the wrong."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Mind, Sight, Wrong)
"I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Work, Body, Civil liberties, Grave, National security, Needs, Responsibility, Will)
"High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Decision, Decisions, Office, Perceptions)
"One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults."
- Melanie Klein
"In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Action, Foresight)
"I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Life, Society, Mother, Father, Eyes, Kids)
"In Christ the original image of God is restored, by faith in this world and by sight in the world to come."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Faith, God, Christ, Sight, World)
"Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Politics, Religion, Religious, Right, Separation, Spiritual)
"When the soul looks out of its body, it should see only beauty in its path. These are the sights we must hold in mind, in order to move to a higher place."
- Yusef Lateef
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Body, Mind, Order)
"It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Business, Time, Goals, Losing, Sight, Songs, Struggle, Trying, Writing)
"But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me - as well as Alex and Neil - as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Positive, Influence, Musicians, Sight)
"When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream."
- John Lennon
(Related: Foresight, Help)
"Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Love, People, First, Sight)
"All good Literature rests primarily on insight."
- George Henry Lewes
"Insight is the first condition of Art."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Art, First)
"All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Imitation, Literature, May)
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Being, May, Present, Sight)
"There are several insights at the heart of the A's system that I think are wonderful for baseball. One, that it's a team game. That no one player is going to make that much of a difference to your team, so for god's sake don't go blow a quarter of your budget on one guy."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: God, Heart, Baseball, Difference)
"The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Simplicity)
"Sometimes it's said that psychiatrists are doctors who are frightened by the sight of blood. I might have fallen into that category."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Blood, Doctors, Sight)
"It's only in hindsight that you realize what indeed your childhood was really like."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Childhood, Hindsight)
"The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them."
- Charles de Lint
(Related: Sight, Wonders, World)
"The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them."
- Charles de Lint
(Related: Sight, Wonders, World)
"Right now, every American is affected by high energy prices. Working families, small businesses and consumers across the country are feeling the pinch with no end in sight."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: American, Country, End, Energy, Feeling, Now, Right, Sight)
"Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Custom, Prophecy)
"Therefore the elect shall go forth... to see the torments of the impious, seeing which they will not be grieved, but will be satiated with joy at the sight of the unutterable calamity of the impious."
- Peter Lombard
(Related: Calamity, Joy, Sight, Will)
"Often, before returning home, I would take a long and roundabout way and pass by the peaceful ramparts from where I had glimpses of other provinces, and a sight of the distant country."
- Pierre Loti
(Related: Home, Country, Sight)
"Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight."
- Henry R. Luce
(Related: Business, Exercise, Foresight, Future, Occupation)
"And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: God, Career, Duty, Military, Now, Old, Sight)
"I think that together the church has learned a lot, and as we know from our own oversight board, the involvement of our wonderful lay leaders has been a real grace."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Grace, Leaders)
"Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Animals, Cowards, Eye, Obstacles, Sight, Spring, Will)
"Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?"
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: First, Sight)
"I thought some of Mrs. White's material was prophetic. I felt some of her insights were extremely helpful and I regarded her as a sister in the Lord. I wasn't out to attack Ellen White's character."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Sister, Thought, Character)
"It's shortsighted not to view the education of a future generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Education, Americans, Future)
"Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted as to destroy my life by English preaching, or any other preaching. St. Paul did much good by his preaching, but how much more by his writings."
- Henry Martyn
(Related: Life, English, Preaching)
"A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties."
- Karl Marx
(Related: First, Obvious, Sight)
"In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim - that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people."
- George Mason
(Related: Power, People, Maxim, Sight)
"I know deaf people. I have discussed the issues with them I've also thought about them a lot so I have some insights that go a little further than people who haven't had contact with the deaf community."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Thought, People, Community)
"The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Misfortune, Sight, World)
"I was fortunate to be part of a very successful show on CBS in 1986. I switched to NBC for eight years and through these experiences have gotten terrific insight into television; it's a fascinating medium."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Successful, Television, Years)
"Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!"
- Michael McKean
(Related: Fun, Quiet, Sight, Songs)
"A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Luxury, Understanding)
"As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Direction, Unity, World)
"Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge."
- David Mellor
"Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Friendship, Love, Truth, First, Sight)
"The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Nothing, Sight, Understanding)
"TSA serves as the operator, administrator and regulator for the nation's transportation security. But in fact, the TSA bureaucracy does all it can to thwart any conversion to a system with more private-sector operations and strong federal oversight and standards. This agency cannot, and should not, do it all."
- John Mica
(Related: Bureaucracy, Fact, Nation, Security)
"If the graves of the thousands of victims who have fallen in the terrible wars of the two races had been placed in line the philanthropist might travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, and be constantly in sight of green mounds."
- Nelson A. Miles
(Related: Travel, Sight, Victims)
"There's nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you're insightful about it."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Being, Nothing, Wrong)
"A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Life, Beauty, Truth, Contemplation, Day, Mystery, Perfection, Poverty, Sight, Sound)
"We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not - nor will we ever - monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: People, American, Beliefs, Civil rights, Ideology, Responsibility, Will)
"I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Glory, Providence)
"It has given me an insight into what it's like as an actor to come into a show in the middle of a production and fit into a group that's already established."
- Corin Nemec
(Related: Actor, Production)
"Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Clouds, Disappointment, Sense, Sight, World)
"In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Society, Hindsight, May, Will)
"The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart, it's insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Remarkable, Space, Today)
"In the absence of sound oversight,responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous and underhanded businesses, who are unencumbered by any restrictions on activities that might harm the environment, or take advantage of middle-class families, or threaten to bring down the entire financial system."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Financial, Absence, Environment, Harm, Sound)
"Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities and with pursuing a principled course of action even in the face of everyone's short-attention spans."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: People, Action, Credit, Republicans, Will)
"Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul."
(Related: Nature, Soul, Eyes, Sight)
"From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them."
(Related: Time, Dreams, Artists, Sleep)
"Well, you give me too much credit for foresight and planning. I haven't got a clue what the hell I'm doing."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Credit, Foresight, Hell, Planning)
"The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Investigation, May)
"At first sight experience seems to bury us under a flood of external objects, pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality, calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Experience, Action, First, Reality, Sight)
"It has long been known for sure that the sight of tasty food makes a hungry man's mouth water; also lack of appetite has always been regarded as an undesirable phenomenon, from which one might conclude that appetite is essentially linked with the process of digestion."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Food, Appetite, Man, Sight, Water)
"We are the first generation of human beings to have substantial insights into the origin of our cosmos and of human life in it."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Life, Cosmos, First)
"When you're special to a cat, you're special indeed, she brings to you the gift of her preference of you, the sight of you, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Sight, Sound, Voice)
"We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Difference, Dissent, May, Right, Sight)
"If I don't have a project going, I sit down and begin to write something - a character sketch, a monologue, a description of some sight, or even just a list of ideas."
- Thomas Perry
(Related: Ideas, Character, Project, Sight)
"God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: God, Son, Hearing, Language, Man, Ocean, Sight, Stars)
"The real problem today is the ineffective and inconsistent oversight of professional boxing, which has led to continuing scandals, controversies, unethical practices, and unnecessary injuries and deaths in the sport."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Boxing, Today)
"Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 - 20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go."
- Robert M. Pirsig
(Related: Truth, Hindsight, Testing)
"The greatest talents often lie buried out of sight."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Lie, Sight)
"Uncontrolled access to data, with no audit trail of activity and no oversight would be going too far. This applies to both commercial and government use of data about people."
- John Poindexter
(Related: Government, People)
"Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Soul, Eyes, May, Merit, Pretty, Sight)
"Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Soul, Merit, Sight)
"And yet there are some magnificent things from Freud, profound insights into the nature of man."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Nature, Man)
"He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited."
- Anthony Powell
(Related: Love, First, Passion, Self, Sight)
"If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends."
- J. Enoch Powell
(Related: Journey, Sight)
"No sight that human eyes can look upon is more provocative of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars."
- Llewelyn Powys
(Related: Eyes, Night, Provocative, Sight, Sky, Stars)
"It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize, unless God has authorized him by new revelation to baptize in his name."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: God, Man, Name, Sight, Sin)
"Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Men, War, Women, Career, Choice, Circumstances, Dying, End, Military, Service, Sight)
"Hindsight is wonderful. It's always very easy to second guess after the fact."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Fact, Hindsight)
"It is easier to learn to interpret dreams if you have a reason to use them for something constructive. You apply your dream insights to making constructive changes in your life."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, Life, Reason)
"Before I was reading science fiction, I read Hemingway. Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said not everything ends well. It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me, in terms of my development - an insight came from that book."
- Robert Reed
(Related: Science, Development, Fiction, First, Reading)
"I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Love, Connection, First, Problems, Sight, Want)
"Breasts and bottoms look boringly alike. Faces, though, can be quite different and a damn sight more interesting!"
- Lee Remick
(Related: Faces, Sight)
"Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Humor, Irony, Tolerance, Understanding)
"The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it."
- Agnes Repplier
"While it may be true that the best advertising is word-of-mouth, never lose sight of the fact it also can be the worst advertising."
- Jef I. Richards
(Related: Advertising, Fact, May, Sight, Word)
"A refuge is supposed to prevent what? The genes from flowing out of sight? This refuge idea won't stop insects from moving across boundaries. That's absurd."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Idea, Insects, Sight)
"Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Blind, Self)
"The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: Education, Purpose, Being, Culture)
"Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Heart, Absence, Mind, Sight)
"Humor is the affectionate communication of insight."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Humor, Communication)
"Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times."
- Helen Rowland
"After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Man, Right, Sight, Woman)
"Like after a nice walk when you have seen many lovely sights you decide to go home, after a while I decided it was time to go home, let us put the cubes back in order. And it was at that moment that I came face to face with the Big Challenge: What is the way home?"
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Home, Time, Order)
"Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Love, Destruction, Persecution)
"Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Imagination, Fact, Lies, Man, Sight)
"People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet."
(Related: People, Feet, Sight, Ugly)
"When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Society, May, Nation, Sight)
"Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Cats, Dogs, Sight)
"I will only observe, that that ethereal sense - sight, and touch, which is at the other extremity of the scale, have from time acquired a very remarkable additional power."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Power, Time, Remarkable, Sense, Sight, Will)
"Sight and touch, being thus increased in capacity, might belong to some species far superior to man; or rather the human species would be far different had all the senses been thus improved."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Being, Man, Senses, Sight)
"The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject."
- George Savile
(Related: Sight, Vice)
"No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one."
- Jessica Savitch
"Depression is something that makes you lose your sight."
- Michael Schenker
(Related: Depression, Sight)
"Nevertheless, I do know that we are part of a danger zone, we have military operations in Afghanistan and we're training the Iraqi police force. The terrorists also have us in their sights."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Afghanistan, Danger, Force, Military, Police, Training, Zone)
"If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Effect, First, Opinion, Sight, Want)
"It's a very typical UFO sighting. Carter said it changed color and, in the physical report, described it as being about the size of the moon. And he saw it with about twenty-five other people."
- Dwight Schultz
(Related: People, Being, Moon)
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Sight, Suffering)
"In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end."
- Tom Seaver
(Related: Consistency, Baseball, End, Numbers, Statistics, Theory, Will, Worry)
"The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Adversity, Man, Sight, World)
"Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: God, Work, Attention, Conflict, Evil, Fortune, Man, May, Sight)
"How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!"
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Deeds, Sight)
"Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?"
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Beauty, First, Sight)
"We have people in the band who don't drink or do drugs... some of us like to go sightseeing."
- Mike Shinoda
(Related: People, Drugs)
"There is no truth which the prophets press more steadily upon Israel than that all their national life lies in the sight and on the care of God."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Life, God, Truth, Care, Israel, Lies, Press, Sight)
"My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Hair, Light, Poor, Singing)
"To have faith is to believe in truth, believe that truth confers special power on those lucky enough to get a little insight, and to know in our hearts that all these things come from God, which is why we should never get too cocky about our successes."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Faith, Power, God, Truth)
"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Truth, Emotions, Mistakes)
"The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: God, Language, Religious, World)
"At the head of these new discoveries and insights comes the establishment of the facts that electricity is composed of discrete particles of equal size, or quanta, and that light is an electromagnetic wave motion."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Electricity, Facts, Light)
"The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding."
- Edward Steichen
(Related: Art, Work, Experience, Thought, Ideas, Artist, Content, Misleading, Photography, Understanding)
"To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face."
(Related: Time, First, Man, Pity, Respect, Sight)
"Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight."
- Neal Stephenson
(Related: America, Babies, Countries, Eating, Machine, Old, Sight, Smoking)
"The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic and insightful with one's patients without getting too lost in their painful stories to be helpful."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Work, Being)
"I recognized that information was, in many respects, like a public good, and it was this insight that made it clear to me that it was unlikely that the private market would provide efficient resource allocations whenever information was endogenous."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Information, Public)
"As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in my work on the economics of information concerned the problem of appropriability - the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Work, Difficulty, Economics, Information)
"It was like a miracle, but before our very eyes, and almost in the drawing of a breath, the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Body, Eyes, Sight)
"While I admire the insights of many of the people in the world of computing, I get this cold feeling that I speak a different language."
- Clifford Stoll
(Related: People, Feeling, Language, World)
"It hardly seems worthwhile to point out the shortsightedness of those practitioners who would have us believe that the form of the poem is merely its shape."
- Mark Strand
"It's like a piece of music; you never lose sight of the theme. Each scene pushes off to the next like music builds and you can almost hear the next chord progression, so it has a strict structure, which is very compelling."
- David Strathairn
(Related: Music, Sight)
"I sent The World Well Lost to one editor who rejected it on sight, and then wrote a letter to every other editor in the field warning them against the story, and urging them to reject it on sight without reading it."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Reading, Sight, World)
"What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires on children lose sight of to a terrible, terrible degree - a devastating degree - is that their victims are real people who will suffer forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: People, Children, Sight, Victims, Will)
"Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior."
- Charles Sturt
(Related: People, Communication, Kindness, Now, Patience, Will)
"The discoveries of how we can grow and the insights we need to have really come from the inside out. To have genuine empathy, not as a make-nice tool but as an understanding, is essential to the next step."
- Patricia Sun
(Related: Empathy, Understanding)
"A low line of shore was visible at first on the right between the movement of the waves and fog, but when we came further it was lost sight of, and nothing could be seen but the mist curling in the rigging, and a small circle of foam."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: First, Nothing, Right, Sight)
"When it came time to find employment, I set my sights on becoming an engineer at a home electronics manufacturer, a field that was closely related to my major at university."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Home, Time, University)
"This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Leadership, Perception, Hindsight, Style)
"The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Common sense, Sight)
"There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Friend, Danger, Sight)
"Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, Society, Actions, First, Living, Manners, Nothing, Sight)
"And suddenly, like light in darkness, the real truth broke in upon me; the simple fact of Man, which I had forgotten, which had lain deep buried and out of sight; the idea of community, of unity."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Truth, Idea, Community, Darkness, Deep, Fact, Light, Man, Sight)
"No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Beauty, Eyes, Sight)
"In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Time, Difficulties, Sight)
"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."
- Mark Twain
"To see how Christ was prophesied and described therein, consider and mark, how that the kid or lamb must be with out spot or blemish; and so was Christ only of all mankind, in the sight of God and of his law."
- William Tyndale
(Related: God, Christ, Law, Mankind, Sight)
"The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Inspiration, Goal, Sight, Thinking)
"Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Courage, Cowardice, Information)
"The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream... Hang in there."
- James De La Vega
(Related: Dream, Survival, Pressure, Sight, Will)
"And it turned out that the Roberts Commission did not fully utilize the information available and that it came to conclusions which were I think quite short sighted and, indeed, in some cases, scapegoated individuals."
- Richard Ben Veniste
"I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts, wanted something fuller - some grouping, some adaptation to his capacity and experience, of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Experience, Events, Facts, First, Longing, Man, Sight)
"It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling."
- Arthur E. Waite
(Related: Thought, Acting, Day, First, Fortune, Sight, Will)
"These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world."
- John E. Walker
(Related: Giving, Resolution, World)
"Our soldiers have done a valiant effort in fighting terrorism and bringing a semblance of law and order to the chaos in the region and it would be shortsighted to lay out a specific timetable to bring U.S. troops home prematurely before their mission is accomplished."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Chaos, Effort, Fighting, Law, Mission, Order, Soldiers, Terrorism, Troops)
"I'd think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people."
- Doc Watson
(Related: People, Guitar, Learning, Play)
"I like being in new places and seeing new sights."
- Tom Welling
"Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others. The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their different insights and perspectives, the more they will be magnetized to join us."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
"The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures."
- Ellen G. White
(Related: Delusion, Open, Sight, Will)
"I try to never lose sight of what a special time it is to be a women's basketball player."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Time, Women, Basketball, Sight)
"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty."
- Billy Wilder
"When you're out of sight for as long as I was, there's a funny feeling of betrayal that comes over people when they see you again."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Funny, People, Betrayal, Feeling, Sight)
"A portal is a transitionary device of sight or sound that functions as a sort of third gravitating body between the this and the that, pulling us toward itself, allowing us to bridge into the unknown from the known."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Body, Sight, Sound)
"Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine."
- Edmund Wilson
(Related: Genius, Will)
"The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Science, Life, Understanding)
"I wouldn't have thought that a wrong theory should lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes."
- Edward Witten
(Related: Thought, states, Theories, Theory, Wrong)
"Women have face-lifts in a society in which women without them appear to vanish from sight."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Society, Women, Sight)
"We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Eternity, Sight)
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Strength, Glory, Nothing, Now, Sight, Will)
"Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one."
- Francis Wright
(Related: Ideas, Action, Departure, Ethics, First, Morals, Now, Right, Sight, Wrong)
"That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Being, Depression, End, Key, Sight)
"In today's world, it is shortsighted to think that infectious diseases cannot cross borders. By allowing developing countries access to generic drugs, we not only help improve health in those nations, we also help ourselves control these debilitating and often deadly diseases."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Health, Control, Countries, Drugs, Help, Nations, Today, World)
"The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it."
- Israel Zangwill
(Related: Love, First, Sight)
"Yes, I was in love with my husband at first sight and still am. We have the most solid relationship."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Related: Love, HusbFirst, Sight)
"If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Knowledge, Deep, Foresight, Sincerity)
"A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Eyes, Principles, Ritual, Will)