Splendid Quotes


I like to be surrounded by splendid things.

No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.

The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

There are as is known insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.

Man is a noble animal splendid in ashes and pompous in the grave.

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world. And from the discontent of man The worlds best progress springs.

Splendid architecture the love of your life an old friend... they can all go drifting by unseen if you're not careful.

I have a particular disdain for Islamic extremism and of course in both 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' that's obvious.

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the base of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

[Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns] is not just unique to books but films and music.

Very well " Magnus said. "Let us pause for a moment and considerâ??Oh you have already run off Splendid.

This was a splendid life. Splendid in its obscurity and humility splendid in its strength and charity splendid in its achievements.

Splendid architecture the love of your life an old friend... they can all go drifting by unseen if youre not careful.

Splendid! They used to go up like great lilies and snapdragons and laburnums of fire and hang in the twilight all evening!

You don't have to kiss a lot of frogs to recognize a prince when you find one."-Henrietta Barrett (Minx Splendid Trilogy book #3)

The First Splendid Truth: To be happy I need to think about feeling good feeling bad and feeling right in an atmosphere of growth.

A rich multi-dimensional tour of Naples most brilliant battered and bewildering of cities here fixed to the page with wit and élan. Splendid.

Being the "best you can be" is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another. Splendid isolation is for planets not people.

Splendid ' Abbé Patin said with a sheepish grin pulling up alongside. 'There is nothing quite so thrilling as riding in fear of one's life.

To be apt in quotation is a splendid and dangerous gift. Splendid because it ornaments a man's speech with other men's jewels; dangerous for the same reason.

The English had hit upon a splendid joke. They intended to catch me or to bring me down.

In the end glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so.

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

The world survived the fall of the Roman empire and will no doubt outlast our own so much more splendid civilisation.

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble competent people on a level with dentists that would be splendid.

We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities.

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

These flowers which were splendid and sprightly waking in the dawn of the morning in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity sleeping in the cold night's arms.

Any garment which is cut to fit you is much more becoming even if it is not so splendid as a garment which has been cut to fit somebody not of your stature.

Love is splendid light.

Nevertheless his moustachios are splendid.

Well isn't it splendid & rather toffee?..

Each day is filled with beautiful splendid.

Life's no brief candle-it's a splendid torch!

What a splendid head yet no brain.

What a splendid time Woo must have had.

His [Bob Dylan] humour was dry and splendid.

We have it in us to be splendid.

Literature is a splendid mistress but a bad wife.

We Latins make splendid lovers and splendid older men.

Why flowers are violent cruel terrible splendid...like love.

Never mind a little dirt if the goal is splendid!

Great feelings take with them their own universe splendid or abject.

Theory is splendid but until put into practice it is valueless.

Writing is a splendid sorter of... feelings better even than paint.

Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.

Be more splendid more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.

... since she might not be splendid she would at least be immaculate.

There is a wild splendid intoxicating joy that follows work well done.

It is such a splendid sunny day and I have to go.

How wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.

Fine music without devotion is but a splendid garment upon a corpse.

(Egypt) is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust.

Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.

We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been.

Understanding transformed into secret means of action is splendid wonderful edifying and essentially dignifying.

No-thing less splendid than a golden sepulchre would have suited so noble a heart.

The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.

My concern has always been to paint nudes as if they were some splendid fruit.

Life is no brief candle but a splendid torch made to burn ever more brightly.

Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.

[Audubon's works are] the most splendid monuments which art has erected in honor of ornithology.

He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wrote upon by the most splendid eloquence.

autumn glows upon us like a splendid evening; it is the very sunset of the year ...

In outward show so splendid and so vain; 'tis but a gilded block without a brain.

It's such a pleasure to write down splendid words"?almost as though one were inventing them.

I like the unreality of your mind; the whole thing is very splendid and voluptuous and absurd.

The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.

For a movement supposedly devoted to conserving the past conservatives are oh-so-splendid at forgetting their own past.

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak a forerunner of most splendid light.

A cricketer's life is a life of splendid freedom healthy effort endless variety and delightful good fellowship.

Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard."[Give me the splendid silent sun]

Daring is the price of progress. All splendid conquests are the prize of boldness more or less.

The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.

A thief running away like mad from a ferocious watch-dog may be a splendid example of Zen.

That's one splendid thing about such affairs â?? it's so lovely to look back to them.

This is a brief life but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments some meaningful adventures.

The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal and the Church in our own country is splendid.

I was an old man when I was 12; and now I am an old man AND IT'S SPLENDID!

Oh no doubt the cod is a splendid swimmer - admirable for swimming purposes but not for eating.

That which prevents disagreeable flies from feeding on your repast was once the proud tail of a splendid bird.

One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day was; one cannot judge life until death.

Years ago I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal obviously and -sounds splendid.

The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.

Really for a man who had been out of practice for so many years it was a splendid laugh!

In Moscow they do not pay much attention to the living but keep their cemeteries in a splendid state.

We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.

Warriors warriors we call ourselves. We fight for splendid virtue for high endeavor for sublime wisdom therefore we call ourselves warriors.

To dream in isolation can be properly splendid to be sure; but to dream in company seems to me infinitely preferable.

â?¦what splendid dreams young people build upon a word and how bitter is the pain when the bright bubbles burst.

The phenomenon of nature is more splendid than the daily events of nature certainly so then the twentieth century is splendid.

Well very splendid and very frightening. But splendid things are often frightening. Sometimes it's the fright that makes them splendid at all.

Chess problems demand from the composer the same virtues that characterize all worthwhile art: originality invention conciseness harmony complexity and splendid insincerity

I suggest that there is a splendid way out of the difficulty of marriage and that is my way - stay out.

I realize that much will be asked of me yet I am resolved to accept it as a great and splendid task.

Whether it is done quickly or slowly however splendid the results the process of writing fiction is inherently inevitably indistinguishable from wasting time.

Thy return Posterity shall witness. Years must roll away but then at length the splendid sight again shall greet our distant children's eyes.

As a splendid palace deserted by its inmates looks like a ruin so does a man without character all his material belongings notwithstanding.

The splendid thing about education is that everyone wants it. Like influenza you can give it away without losing any of it yourself.

It is wonderful to have great ambitions and splendid dreams as long as these ambitions and dreams are wonderful for the humanity too!

The heavier our bodies the higher our will our spirit rises above them.' 'The wearier we are the more splendid the training.

For the moment I can only cry out that I have lost my splendid mirage. Come back come back O glittering and white!

This fulfils my ambition. I still have my father's robe as Chancellor. I shall be proud to serve you in this splendid office.

The one who actually succeeds in making himself believe that he is having a good time is the man of splendid physical health.

Try to spend a few moments each day holding a picture of your body and your mind in a state of splendid health.

We have very beautiful bad weather here at present - rain wind thunder - but with splendid effects; that's why I like it.

Of all the rewards of virtue . . . the most splendid is fame for it is fame alone that can offer us the memory of posterity.

It is splendid to be a great writer to put men into the frying pan of your words and make them pop like chestnuts.

If you want that splendid power in prayer you must remain in loving living lasting conscious practical abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.

For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known for knowledge is the image of existence and things mean and splendid exist alike.

What a splendid thing watercolour is to express atmosphere and distance so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it.

A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.

Robert Taylor was not only a splendid actor in a wide variety of roles but one of the most handsome men in the western world.

...at the bottom of all these noble races the beast of prey the splendid blond beast prowling about avidly in search of spoil and victory...

I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.

The Penguin books are splendid value for sixpence so splendid that if other publishers had any sense they would combine against them and suppress them.

Can wealth give happiness? look around and see what gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour the mind annihilates and calls for more.

Evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes; and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin.

There is no single advantage a woman of truly enduring fascination can possess that is so splendid as speaking with a foreign accent whatever her origin.

Great feelings take with them their own universe splendid or abject. They light up with their passion an exclusive world in which they recognize their climate.

Jo's ambition was to do something very splendid; what it was she had no idea as yet but left it for time to tell herâ?¦

There is something splendid about innocence; but what is bad about it in turn is that it cannot protect itself very well and is easily seduced.

...human beings are a species splendid in their array of moral equipment tragic in their propensity to misuse it and pathetic in their ignorance of the misuse.

Trails are relatively inexpensive. A splendid national network of all kinds of trails can be established at less cost than a few hundred miles of super highway.

Those two are carved from the same tree." the queen said. By the same blade." The high king answered and offered her his arm in splendid dignity

The retinue of a grandee in China or Indostan accordingly is by all accounts much more numerous and splendid than that of the richest subjects of Europe.

Baron Grimm declared that as a rule it was easy for little minds to attain splendid positions because they devoted all their ability to the one object.

If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night it would look to you more splendid than the moon.

We are part of a mystery a splendid mystery within which we must attempt to orient ourselves if we are to have a sense of our own nature.

Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive-it's such an interesting world.

Our souls were one if you must know and never shall they be apart; with splendid dawn your face aglow i reach for you and find my heart

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity; it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.

She needed Cholly's sins desperately. The lower he sank the wilder and more irresponsible he became the more splendid she and her task became. In the name of Jesus.

A nation's character is the sum of its splendid deeds; they constitute one common patrimony the nation's inheritance. They awe foreign powers they arouse and animate our own people.

I've had a splendid time " she concluded happily "and I feel that it marks an epoch in my life. But the best of it all was the coming home.

Life like war is a series of mistakes he is the best who wins the most splendid victories by the retrieval of mistakes. Forget mistakes: organize victory out of mistakes.

What is afraid?' asked Peter longingly. He thought it must be some splendid thing. 'I do wish you would teach me how to be afraid Maimie ' he said.

Now at last I have come to see what life is Nothing is ever ended everything only begun And the brave victories that seem so splendid Are never really won.

Isn't it better to have your heart broken than to have it wither up? Before it could be broken it must have felt something splendid. That would be worth the pain.

The large and rapid fortunes by which vulgar and ignorant people become possessed of splendid houses splendidly furnished do not of course give them the feelings and manners of gentle folks.

That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was holding us together.

Holly Black is the Real Thing: a gifted writer with a solid grounding in what matters. Her stories are dark and splendid blooms rising from roots sunk deep in myth and tradition.

Every person has some splendid traits and if we confine our contacts so as to bring those traits into action there is no need of ever being bored or irritated or indignant.

Diogenes filthily attired paced across the splendid carpets in Plato's dwelling. Thus said he do I trample on the pride of Plato. Yes Plato replied but only with another kind of pride.

The Negro is an exotic of the most gorgeous and superb countries of the world and he has deep in his heart a passion for all that is splendid rich and fanciful.

The Creation is quite like a spacious and splendid house provided and filled with the most exquisite and at the same time the most abundant furnishings. Everything in it tells of God.

Now that I think of it she looked splendid. I wish I had met her somewhere else. I wish I had appreciated her as she deserved. I wish that everything had gone differently.

My voice at first rough and breaking on the high notes warms up into something splendid. A voice that would make the mockingjays fall silent and then tumble over themselves to join in.

I have often thought that the aim of port is to give you a good and durable hangover so that during the next day you should be reminded of the splendid occasion the night before.