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You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.
If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death.
In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality.
Life becomes inspiring, not in spite of the problems and the hard hits, but because of them.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.
It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.
Even when we make mistakes, we hope others will love us in spite of our shortcomings - even if we don't deserve it.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Let me tell you, never before in the history of this planet has anybody made the progress that African-Americans have made in a 30-year period, in spite of many black folks and white folks lying to one another.
This, I thought, is what is meant by 'thy will be done' in the Lord's Prayer, which I had prayed time and again without thinking about it. It means that your will and God's will may not be the same. It means there's a good possibility that you won't get what you pray for. It means that in spite of your prayers you are going to suffer.
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
Kenneth L. Pike
When a government for the people becomes a government in spite of the people, then who are we really serving?
I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear.
Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.
It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.
The thing I want to really say is that I still mess up. I still go out there and say things on TV that I know the Lord is like, 'Sherri what are you doing?' but I know I can go back and get on my knees and say, 'Lord forgive me.' I know he will never leave me nor forsake me. The wonderful thing is He answers my prayers in spite of me.
Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
I'm tired of liberals dividing this country up into little groups, setting them upon each other, breeding spite and envy, and then having the nerve to accuse conservatives of hatred.
I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.
I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.
Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.
Emile M. Cioran
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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