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Little do men perceive what solitude is,
by Francis Bacon

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

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Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

Those that want friends to open themselves unto
are cannibals of their own hearts.
- Francis Bacon

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen


 

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
- Epictetus

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

A little more persistence,
a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success.
- Elbert Hubbard

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

Walking is good for solving problems -
it's like the feet are little psychiatrists.
- Pepper Giardino

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz


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