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In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

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In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy


 

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience
had petrified into maxims and quotations.
- George Eliot

If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he
pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will,
he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.
- Forrest Tucker

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

Movie theaters still exist in spite of all of the alternatives that are available,
video and video-on-demand and DVD and streaming video and all of these things.
- Leonard Maltin

It will stick with you and show up for better or worse
in spite of all you or anyone else can do.
- Robert Henri

In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy,
state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model.
We have a typewriter government in an Internet age.
- Matt Blunt

In spite of the polls, the fact is that American Muslims
are very happy and they thrive in this country.
- Feisal Abdul Rauf

Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages,
there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that
communication is breaking down everywhere,
on an unparalleled scale.
- David Bohm

I have never known a novel that was good enough to
be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
- Edith Wharton

Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows,
against all he knows.
- Emile M. Cioran

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror,
victory however long and hard the road may be;
for without victory, there is no survival.
- Winston Churchill

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it,
folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of
dancing seemed a good way to have it.
- Lawrence Welk

Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin,
I will be a painter.
- William Allan

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade
the need to think and evaluate evidence.
Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of,
the lack of evidence.
- Richard Dawkins

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself,
in spite of being unacceptable.
- Paul Tillich

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make
up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles,
but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Most of the women who have offered themselves for public
office over the years have done so,
I believe, more because of the 'dirt' than in spite of it.
- Agnes Macphail

I would never do anything just for spite.
- Justin Timberlake

I cannot help it - in spite of myself,
infinity torments me.
- Alfred de Musset

In spite of all this noise, customers are still definitely buying in North America,
and they're really, really buying internationally.
- Jim Balsillie

I paint people not because of what they are like,
not exactly in spite of what they are like,
but how they happen to be.
- Lucian Freud

I became a writer in spite of my environments.
- Robert E. Howard

You start acting in spite of your neuroses,
not because of them.
- Frank Langella

I love life in spite of all that mars it.
I love friendship, jokes and laughter.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty,
spite, The powers of darkness will in time,
Be crushed by the spirit of light.
- Boris Pasternak

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.
- Sean Penn

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.
- Walker Percy

In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never
given sufficient importance to the Muslim world.
They have always been inclined to treat it as a big
backward and lethargic child.
- Aly Khan

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with.
He was one of the most famous people I've ever known,
but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
- Alvin Lee

In spite of everything I shall rise again:
I will take up my pencil,
which I have forsaken in my great discouragement,
and I will go on with my drawing.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The women of the country have the power in their own hands,
in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
- Victoria Woodhull

In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle,
I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out.
- Paul von Hindenburg

The fact that I was fortunate enough to escape contagion,
in spite of frequent, sometimes daily contacts with the disease,
was because I soon guessed how it spread.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

I made the film in spite of Harvey, not because of Harvey.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is
really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
- Robert Graves

The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us,
but because of them.
- Otis Williams

I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate,
Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
- Tony Campolo

If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead,
all hope and freedom are in spite of death.
- Paul Ricoeur

Things in our country run in spite of government,
not by aid of it.
- Will Rogers

Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack
of other fundamental qualities,
but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.
- William Feather

The theories of the major philosophers of the 18th
century secular enlightenment were biblical and theological in spite of themselves.
- M. H. Abrams

Courage is not the absence of despair;
it is,
rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
- Rollo May

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are truly good at heart.
- Kurt Huber

Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

All my life affection has been showered upon me,
and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by
no means an antagonistic one.
Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
- Rollo May

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged
person has likely learned how to have a little fun
in spite of his troubles.
- Don Marquis

However, in spite of the general perception that monetary
policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation,
a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound.
- Toshihiko Fukui

You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say.
- Benjamin Jowett

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
- Don Marquis

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel,
but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
- Pearl S. Buck

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

I maintain that two and two would continue to make four,
in spite of the whine of the amateur for three,
or the cry of the critic for five.
- James Whistler

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that
from the figures of the unreal one day,
in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
- Theodor Adorno

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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.
- Lord Byron


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