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Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Thomas a Kempis
I have recommended in my writings the study of civic virtues, without which there is no redemption. I have written likewise (and repeat my words) that reforms, to be beneficial, must come from above, that those which come from below are irregularly gained and uncertain.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.
Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman.
Saint Patrick's Day
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.
H. L. Mencken
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure that comes with recognition, which can be a good thing and bad thing all at the same time. But if you stay focused and don't lose sight of what you're doing and who you are, you can rise above it.
Above our life we love a steadfast friend.
The reason we have the stars twinkle at night is because the light is being kind of blurred by the atmosphere around the Earth. That is why the Hubble Space Telescope is so good, because it is above the atmosphere. So it is kind of like looking at the sun from the bottom of a swimming pool, versus looking at the sun above the swimming pool.
Michael J. Massimino
When you challenge other people's ideas of who or how you should be, they may try to diminish and disgrace you. It can happen in small ways in hidden places, or in big ways on a world stage. You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights and the injustices. Or, you can rise above it.
The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
You learn to rise above a lot of bad things that happen in your life. And you have to keep going.
The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
Human nature is above all things lazy.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
Above all, don't fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.
Rise above principle and do what's right.
I live for those who love me, for those who know me true, for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do.
George Linnaeus Banks
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
Ursula K. Le Guin
When you are older you will understand how precious little things, seemingly of no value in themselves, can be loved and prized above all price when they convey the love and thoughtfulness of a good heart.
For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure; yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.
Marie de France
I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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