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A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don't see things clearly as long as you're still involved.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality nearer to the heart's desire.
The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible.
It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.
Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
If you are looking down while you are walking it is better to walk up hill the ground is nearer.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
I don't think kids have a problem with death. It's us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened.
Helena Bonham Carter
On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
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