Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Cannot Quotes from famous authors such as Hannah Teter, Albert Camus, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacinda Ardern, Bill Richardson. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
The Special Olympics motto, ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,’ really speaks to me because it embodies exactly what I have pursued in my life. Really, that’s all any of us can hope for – a chance to be brave and to pursue a dream.
Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.
One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.
We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
The world is getting smaller and smaller every day. We cannot find ourselves dependent on somebody who is untrustworthy.
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
God cannot use you as He wishes until you come into the fullness of His Glory. Do not get alarmed, my friend, when doubts creep in. That is old Satan. Pray, pray, pray.
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
The masses go into a revolution not with a prepared plan of social reconstruction, but with a sharp feeling that they cannot endure the old regime. Only the guiding layers of a class have a political program, and even this still requires the test of events and the approval of the masses.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.
There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It’s impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world.
There would be more sense in insisting on man’s limitations because he cannot be a mother than on a woman’s because she can be.
It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!
Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can… reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.’
Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
How can any one paint who cannot grade colors? How can any one write poetry who has not learnt to hear and see?
Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the other.
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.
I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
We cannot pass our guardian angel’s bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
You cannot look at a person and judge him or her by the color of their skin.
No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
The fact remains that secularism is inherent in the Indian system, in the Indian ethos and culture. India cannot but be secular.
Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
It is important that we relish the food we eat. If we cannot do this, but eat mechanically, our food does not do us that good it should, and we fail to be nourished and built up by it as we otherwise would be, if we could enjoy the food we take into the stomach.
Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others.
Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
The first thing I do every day when I wake up is thank God for letting me make it through the night and giving me another day of life – just because sometimes I wake up, and I cannot believe I’m doing what I’m doing. I just thank Him. I don’t know how I deserve it, but it’s completely because of Him.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
You can mass-produce hardware; you cannot mass-produce software – you cannot mass-produce the human mind.
There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love.
You cannot kill a breeze, a wind, a fragrance; you cannot kill a dream or an ambition.
Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don’t use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely.
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
While we should never give up our principles, we must also realize that we cannot maintain our principles unless we survive.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’
The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
I cannot live without books.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.
We also cannot allow Wall Street banks to rewrite the Second Amendment just because they’re too big to fail.
In every truth, the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.
Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.
The microbe is so very small: You cannot take him out at all.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.
You cannot step into the same river twice.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.
We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
A kid cannot learn with an empty stomach.
The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
Nothing can be divided into more parts than it can possibly be constituted of. But matter (i.e. finite) cannot be constituted of infinite parts.
In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
Oprah’s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.
You cannot have the same kind of character again and again in every season or every stage of your life. You change, people change.
Life cannot be without relationship, but we have made it so agonizing and hideous by basing it on personal and possessive love. Can one love and yet not possess? You will find the true answer not in escape, ideals, beliefs but through the understanding of the causes of dependence and possessiveness.
Immigrants provide skills that we simply cannot afford to do without. They have contributed hugely to Britain’s success.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, a sannyasi, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation.
If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
I’m not interested in dating. I like being with my own best friend, me. Certain women, particularly older women, cannot believe I like going to a social event by myself. But I do.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
You cannot talk about race without talking about privilege. And when people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free.
There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
Truth cannot be defeated.
Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
My job is making money, helping other people make money. I am spending money, trying to make sure more people get rich, because you cannot spend a lot of money, right? So my job is spending money, helping others. This is a headache.
According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.
When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon… The book has been thoroughly tested, and it’s very hard to see how it could be improved on for its current purposes.
You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.
The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.
What can be shown, cannot be said.
Souls cannot be saved without exertion.
The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events.
You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
I cannot adequately express the horror I feel for a man who can be so base as to veil his hypocrisy under the cloak of religion, and state the base falsehood he has done.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
World’s children cannot wait any longer. While international community debates and issues recommendations, statements and fine speeches, world’s children – marginalised, socially excluded, poor and vulnerable – continue to suffer.
The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet.
The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.
One cannot violate the promptings of one’s nature without having that nature recoil upon itself.
Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try and find something or someone that it cannot cover. Grace is enough.
We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.
A hustler has to deal with danger and risk. It’s part of the game. You cannot control it all, nor would you want to. Chaos, unknown factors are not something to be anxious about.
I like fish, and I also like bear’s paws. If I cannot have the two together, I will let the fish go, and take the bear’s paws. So, I like life, and I also like righteousness. If I cannot keep the two together, I will let life go, and choose righteousness.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights’. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
The world, we are told, was made especially for man – a presumption not supported by all the facts. A numerous class of men are painfully astonished whenever they find anything, living or dead, in all God’s universe, which they cannot eat or render in some way what they call useful to themselves.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
As God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt from this duty, and small though it be, I too have a mission to fill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellowmen.
I can understand Tamil and Telugu when a conversation is aimed at me, but I cannot hold a conversation.
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed.
Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait.
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.
You cannot defeat an enemy you do not admit exists.
God is the same God, always and everywhere. He is omnipresent not virtually only, but also substantially, for virtue cannot subsist without substance.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him.
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
Yes, we have ruined the Earth and have done an exceptionally good job of it. Yes, we should look at sustainable development. But we cannot afford to do things sequentially, but parallelly and make sure that we do not repeat our mistakes.
Peace is a never ending process… It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests. It requires us to work and live together.
I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.
Some girls cannot go to school because of the child labor and child trafficking.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
You cannot live a normal existence if you haven’t taken care of a problem that affects your life and affects the lives of others, values that you hold which in fact define your very existence.
I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.
Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not… We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.
Do your duty in all things, like the old Puritan. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
If Christ has died for me, ungodly as I am, without strength as I am, then I cannot live in sin any longer, but must arouse myself to love and serve Him who has redeemed me.
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
We have got to move away from the concept of race and color because that is what apartheid is. We cannot end apartheid if we retain these concepts.
What ‘multiculturalism’ boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture – and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
I cannot write poetically, for I am no poet. I cannot make fine artistic phrases that cast light and shadow, for I am no painter. I can neither by signs nor by pantomime express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer; but I can by tones, for I am a musician.
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
You cannot be a winner without maturity and consistency.
We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
A highly developed stock exchange cannot be a club for the cult of ethics.
My hair grows and grows; you cannot stop it – that fellow grows, it grows wild.
No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations.
He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.
Mexico has strict gun control. You cannot own a gun in Mexico.
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
Words cannot express quite a lot of feelings, whereas a noise or tone or drone or sound, an accordion falling down a staircase, can somehow capture an emotion much better.
I have always been very calm on the outside. I’m not too stressed now just because I’m in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself.
The intelligent ruler does not value people who are of themselves good without rewards and punishments. Why is that? The laws of the state cannot be neglected, and it is not one man who is being ruled.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
You parents of the wilful and the wayward! Don’t give them up. Don’t cast them off. They are not utterly lost. The Shepherd will find his sheep. They were His before they were yours – long before He entrusted them to your care; and you cannot begin to love them as He loves them.
I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight.
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it.
You cannot separate the buildings out from the infrastructure of cites and the mobility of transit.
The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
Our people are ebbing away like a rapidly receding tide that will never return. The white man’s God cannot love our people, or He would protect them.
Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.
People might think that my queen should be highly educated, beautiful and the best of the best. Jetsun Pema is a kind-hearted girl who is very supportive and whom I can trust. I cannot say how she might appear to the people, but to me, she is the one.
You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
A lie cannot live.
Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.
I cannot believe there is caste system in society; I cannot believe people are judged on the basis of their prosperity.
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.
Democracy, good governance and modernity cannot be imported or imposed from outside a country.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses: sight, hearing and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.
Truth cannot be brought down; rather, the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountaintop to the valley. If you would attain to the mountaintop, you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.
I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.
All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do.
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
The truth is, you cannot run a political campaign like a tech startup. Technology is a field that fetishizes disruption. The old ways are suspect, and we place an almost irrational trust on new tools. That’s fine for developing games, but it was a failing playbook for politics.
There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Yet habit – strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?
Goodwill is the only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
Kashmiri people are fighting the war for freedom. And India cannot stop this freedom movement through atrocities, as Kashmir dispute is a problem of humanity, human rights, and freedom.
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
I cannot recognise either the Palestinian state or the Israeli state. The Palestinians are idiots and the Israelis are idiots.
McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15.
If you’re not comfortable with public speaking – and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable – practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust.
You cannot change the conclusion of the brain by torture, nor by social ostracism. But I will tell you what you can do by these and what you have done. You can make hypocrites by the million.
The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.
I cannot judge a country. I fall in love with the people and the place each time I visit a new place.
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
The strongest governments on earth cannot clean up pollution by themselves. They must rely on each ordinary person, like you and me, on our choices, and on our will.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another’s heart, or its flame burns low.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Football is a game you cannot play without making mistakes.
The blockchain cannot be described just as a revolution. It is a tsunami-like phenomenon, slowly advancing and gradually enveloping everything along its way by the force of its progression.
That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not.
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
We cannot, as a country, improve economically, socially, and culturally without quality education.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.
Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.
There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We cannot be mere consumers of good governance, we must be participants; we must be co-creators.
If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
If you want to be a real human being – a real woman, a real man – you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, ‘Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action.’
I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.
The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
The early Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit ‘the wild goose.’ And the reason why is they knew that you cannot tame him.
In Einstein’s equation, time is a river. It speeds up, meanders, and slows down. The new wrinkle is that it can have whirlpools and fork into two rivers. So, if the river of time can be bent into a pretzel, create whirlpools and fork into two rivers, then time travel cannot be ruled out.
Our bodies are held captive, but our pursuit of freedom cannot be contained.
If Alibaba cannot become a Microsoft or Wal-Mart, I will regret it for the rest of my life.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the intensity only gets stronger and stronger. We cannot escape these spiritual hungers.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person.
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
We are more than just flesh and bones. There’s a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there.
He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure – who walks the highway of the right, and in disaster stands erect, is the only victor.
A people cannot exist if there is no social solidarity.
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness. This quality is objective and precise, but it cannot be named.
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication – it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness – it is all that I have – and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.
If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
Society cannot exist without law. Law is the bond of society: that which makes it, that which preserves it and keeps it together. It is, in fact, the essence of civil society.
You cannot get me to be disloyal to a friend. You just can’t do it. Loyalty is a part of what I live by. I didn’t say I was going to be loyal to my friend because he was right. I’m going to be loyal to my friend because he’s my friend.
Editing cannot be taught. Developing your own taste cannot be taught.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
The fighter is born. He cannot be made.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Tolerance always has limits – it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant.
You cannot win an election without a fight.
Reports in Washington show that our reasoning was just like that of your physicists. With all this information available, at least to privileged persons, I cannot understand why it is generally held in the United States that we completely missed the basic principle of the bomb until after Hiroshima.
The body dies, but the spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death.
Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.
Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.
Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created.
When I get older, I don’t think I’ll like to have wrinkles, or a big jelly belly. I cannot have it.
It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
You’ve got to be one that, wherever you are, like a flower, you’ve got to blossom where you’re planted. You cannot eliminate darkness. You cannot banish it by cursing darkness. The only way to get rid of darkness is light and to be the light yourself.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can’t disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.
One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.
The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
You can be taught so much, but the sense of anticipation cannot be taught.
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
Nothing cannot exist forever.
The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
Globalization means that business strategy and business ethics cannot be separated from each other.
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive; it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.
I did a few movies, but the word ‘star’… I cannot compare to a star like Clint Eastwood. I used to call Clint ‘Larry Dickman’ when he would come to my show; then, he started using the name when he would go under cover in a ‘Dirty Harry’ movie. That’s why he’s a movie star… he’s so creative.
Riches cannot be gathered without sin and evil means.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.
The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
I have made the choices that work best for me. I know I cannot please everyone, and that’s fine.
I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
You watch enough TV, and very soon the inside of your head has become a vast, arid plain, across which you cannot detect the passage of a thought.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
The reconnection of society, economy and ethics is a project we cannot postpone.
Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.
The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.
As the world becomes a more digital place, we cannot forget about the human connection.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
Time is something that cannot be bought; it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply, Time is simply how you live your life.
Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
Bobby Knight told me this: ‘There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.’ In other words a good offense wins.
Elimination of child labour and access to education are like two sides of one coin. One cannot be achieved without the other.
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.
When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
To Edward, I cannot be a traitor, for I owe him no allegiance; he is not my sovereign; he never received my homage; and whilst life is in this persecuted body, he shall never receive it.
We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.
Day and night cannot dwell together. The Red Man has ever fled the approach of the White Man, as the morning mist flees before the morning sun.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the ‘freedom of the press’ goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
A President cannot always be popular.
I’ve had to accept that – that everyone cannot love me. Because when there’s love, there’s hate. When there’s light, there’s dark. But it was really hard to accept as an artist that there’s a lot of people that hate me, but on the other side, there are many more people who love me. I think everyone goes through that.
My definition of product-market fit is you are drowning in demand – your product is being used by so many customers that you cannot handle all the new people knocking at your door!
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
You cannot change a person. Let them be. Let them be the way they are.
The world cannot live without the Arctic; it affects every living thing on Earth and acts as a virtual thermostat, reflecting sunlight and cooling the planet.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.
Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
That which is inhuman cannot be divine.
We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
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.
My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
I believe things cannot make themselves impossible.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
You cannot add more minutes to the day, but you can utilize each one to the fullest.
In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way – an honorable way – in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Everything has its limit – iron ore cannot be educated into gold.
What has become clear from the science is that we cannot burn all of the fossil fuels without creating a very different planet.
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
Life is relationship, living is relationship. We cannot live if you and I have built a wall around ourselves and just peep over that wall occasionally. Unconsciously, deeply, under the wall, we are related.
Will power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give.
I cannot command winds and weather.
There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.
The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
You know people talk about federal money as if it falls from heaven. You know we thank heaven for it, but it came out of people’s pockets – and I’ve driven all over Washington, D.C., I cannot find the money tree.
These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
A mind cannot be independent of culture.
North Korea cannot change because its people don’t realize that there is an alternative to their suffering.
Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else’s point of view.
The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.
We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
The most lively fancy aided by the strongest description cannot equal the reality of the opera.
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
Finally there are simple ideas of which no definition can be given; there are also axioms or postulates, or in a word primary principles, which cannot be proved and have no need of proof.
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm. Peaceful coexistence corrupts.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.