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Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
Passion is momentary; love is enduring.
Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
Scientific thought, then, is not momentary; it is not a static instance; it is a process.
There are two sorts of curiosity - the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
Robert Wilson Lynd
The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
Actively deciding to give to causes that move you deeply is far more fulfilling than the momentary gratification derived from signing a check and mailing it to a nonprofit about which you know little more than what's on the brochure they sent you.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
G. M. Trevelyan
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
Years of happiness can be lost in the foolish gratification of a momentary desire for pleasure.
Ezra Taft Benson
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
My films are the expression of momentary desires. I follow my instincts, but in a disciplined way.
The best part of being blonde is forgivable momentary lapses of common sense.
An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
I e-mail or phone my best girlfriend daily. Having people who know you well helps you stay grounded and gives perspective to whatever momentary drama you're going through.
I have to confess that I have so rarely experienced triumph that I cannot claim to know it well enough to judge, but it seems to be at best a momentary joy followed instantly by sadness, and, then, of necessity, by wariness.
Anyone can wear any color. The question is about finding the right shade. There is a momentary trend to dark colors because when the financials are not that great, people go for black, navy and grey.
There are no more heroes in America. Because of the Internet, heroism has become momentary and within seconds someone who we should be thinking about will be replaced in people's minds with news that Beyonce lip-synched at the inauguration.
O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?
He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.
Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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