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Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung


 

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

All compromise is based on give and take,
but there can be no give and take on fundamentals.
Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender.
For it is all give and no take.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

He has a number of curious facts in illustration of
the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
- George Combe

Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth,
like Cambridge.
Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another.
- E. M. Forster

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for
the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images
founded on previous experience.
- Samuel Alexander

Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself,
are doomed to fade away into mere shadows,
and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
- Hermann Minkowski

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
- Karl Marx

What we truly and earnestly aspire to be,
that in some sense we are.
The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind,
for the moment realizes itself.
- Anna Jameson

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
- Jean Paul

From the perspective of mere representation,
the external world always remains only a phenomenon.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

I do not give money for just mere hopes.
- Terence

When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves,
whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
- George Eliot

If the student could give up her work on my advice,
she had better give it up without it.
One does not study for a goal.
The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck

Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure:
if it does,
it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale,
for it lies in mere fantasy.
- Giacomo Casanova

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

However, I think the major opposition to ecology has
deeper roots than mere economics;
ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental
that they must be called religious.
- Garrett Hardin

To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth,
but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
- Laura Riding

Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others,
mere stagnation.
- Amy Lowell

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility,
like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before
it can give forth its spark.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

One does not study for a goal.
The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck

The difference between one man and another is not mere ability it is energy.
- Thomas Arnold

A single conversation across the table with a wise
man is better than ten years mere study of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.
- Joshua Reynolds

Liberalism can only be defined negatively.
It is a mere critique, not a living idea.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The here-and-now is no mere filling of time,
but a filling of time with God.
- John W. Foster

For peace is not mere absence of war,
but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind,
a disposition for benevolence, confidence,
justice.
- Baruch Spinoza

Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will
endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence,
in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there
cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
- Saint Augustine

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere
faithfulness to what he saw before him.
- Arthur Symons

There are few cases in which mere popularity should
be considered a proper test of merit;
but the case of song-writing is,
I think, one of the few.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Women aren't as mere as they used to be.
- Walt Kelly

The mere imparting of information is not education.
- Carter G. Woodson

The mere thought of divorce terrified me.
To me, divorce symbolized failure.
- Annette Funicello

The roads are filled with armed robbers,
and murders for mere plunder are of daily occurrence.
- John White Geary

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook,
an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient
while they are overloaded.
- Charles Kingsley

I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone.
In junior high school the counselor suggested that
I focus on wood shop and metal shop.
- Christopher Darden

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity.
That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.
- Jack Bowman

Thence, I suppose, my natural disposition to make fresh acquaintances,
and to break with them so readily, although always for a good reason,
and never through mere fickleness.
- Giacomo Casanova

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality,
it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition,
it is imperfect and untrue.
- Benjamin Haydon

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -
a mere heart of stone.
- Charles Darwin

At some point we must make a decision not to allow
the mere threat of charges of cultural or religious
insensitivity to stop us from dealing with this evil.
- Armstrong Williams

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and
the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
- Aristotle

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
- Johannes Brahms

We can choose between the future and the past,
between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology.
- Ron Reagan

A person's mere propinquity to others independently
suspected of criminal activity does not give rise to
probable cause to search that person.
- Potter Stewart

I will burn, but this is a mere event.
We shall continue our discussion in eternity.
- Michael Servetus

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars -
mere globs of gas atoms.
I, too, can see the stars on a desert night,
and feel them.
But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman

Throughout human history, the apostles of purity,
those who have claimed to possess a total explanation,
have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.
- Salman Rushdie

No real blood flows in the veins of the knowing subject constructed by Locke,
Hume, and Kant, but rather the diluted extract of reason
as a mere activity of thought.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates
for life in the solar system;
what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork.
- Walter Lang

The rest is a mere matter of detail,
to be settled with judgment,
discretion, and caution.
- John Griffin Carlisle

The Church's note must be a supernatural note which
distinguishes incarnation from immanence,
redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process.
- Arthur Middleton

The mere process of growing old together will make
the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
- Edward Koch

No doubt unity is something to be desired,
to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
- Theodore Bikel

A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus
Christ as a personal friend.
His is not a creed, a mere doctrine,
but it is He Himself we have.
- Dwight L. Moody


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