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Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
John Desmond Bernal
The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.
Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children.
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Reviewing the record of American intervention in Indochina in the Pentagon Papers, one cannot fail to be struck by the continuity of basic assumptions from one administration to the next. Never has there been the slightest deviation from the principle that a noncommunist regime must be imposed and defended, regardless of popular sentiment.
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
Honore de Balzac
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
W. Somerset Maugham
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
It is essential that Christians understand this: Every Jew - secular, religious, assimilated, left-wing, right-wing - fears being killed because he is Jewish. This is the best-kept secret about Jews, who are widely perceived as inordinately secure and powerful. But it is the only universally held sentiment among Jews.
Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
John Henry Newman
The thing about Occupy is that the sentiment the movement embodies is timeless: Don't be greedy, share.
John F. Kennedy
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