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Freya Stark Quotes and Sayings
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Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

Christmas...
is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's
home that one carries in one's heart.
- Freya Stark

Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which
can be foreseen and known:
but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
- Freya Stark

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life,
and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
- Freya Stark

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To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the
pleasantest sensations in the world.
- Freya Stark

There can be no happiness if the things we believe
in are different from the things we do.
- Freya Stark

Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.
- Freya Stark


 

If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises,
and hold the rudder steadily in our hands.
I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.
- Freya Stark

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman
is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than
one is and no one is surprised.
- Freya Stark

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few
years in either victory or defeat.
The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors,
its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

Every few generations there are people who come along
that change the way we look at the world,
for musical enthusiasts Monk is one of these individuals.
- John Conyers

Though man a thinking being is defined,
Few use the grand prerogative of mind.
How few think justly of the thinking few!
How many never think, who think they do!
- Jane Taylor

Genius is not a possession of the limited few,
but exists in some degree in everyone.
Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties,
genius will manifest itself.
- Robert Henri

Lou and I met while we were in high school in our senior year.
We were in many of the same classes together and quite
a few times we went over to his house to hang out.
- Phil Harris

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to be home with my family.
- Rick Moranis

It's rather like attending a university seminar where
you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver
a paper to an audience of their peers.
That's one way of making music.
- Gavin Bryars

Movies are nice, but there are very few roles for women
and most of them are sluts or something.
- Victoria Jackson


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