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Definition of Threshold

Threshold

  1. The plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling house, church, temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door.
  2. Fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life.

Threshold Quotations

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Khalil Gibran

Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
Alfred Hitchcock

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Andrew Carnegie

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Threshold Translations

threshold in Dutch is drempel, dorpel
threshold in Finnish is kynnys
threshold in French is seuil, bille
threshold in German is Schwelle
threshold in Italian is soglia
threshold in Latin is limen limina
threshold in Portuguese is ponto inicial
threshold in Spanish is emparrillado
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