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Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.
William Butler Yeats
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Henry Ward Beecher
To think of shadows is a serious thing.
To contemplate is to look at shadows.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
William Butler Yeats
Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy.
How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum.
What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
When walking through the 'valley of shadows,' remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.
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