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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

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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

 

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

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

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

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

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

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

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

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

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Magic is natural to Wizards,
and only a little harder for the rest of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

'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

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

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

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)

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

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

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

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

Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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.

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

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

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


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