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I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
Pope John XXIII
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it.
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
J. R. R. Tolkien
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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