Found 4,575 quotes starting with W:

When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
– G. K. ChestertonRate it:
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things -- not the great occasions -- that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
– Bob HopeRate it:
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
– Mark TwainRate it:
When we say science we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science, the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity manipulated by a sort of priestcraft into a great religious and political weapon.
– Wyndham LewisRate it:
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
– ConfuciusRate it:
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
– ConfuciusRate it:
When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
– Confucius, The Confucian AnalectsRate it:
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
– William Arthur WardRate it:
When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble.
– Joan DidionRate it:
When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.
– John BergerRate it:
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely-- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
– J. KrishnamutriRate it:
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
– Johann von GoetheRate it:
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
– Johann Wolfgang von GoetheRate it:
When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care far more profoundly about other people. The more alert and sensitive we are to our own needs, the more loving and generaous we can be toward others.
– Eda LeShanRate it:
When we trust ourselves, ascents become descents, difficulties turn into easinesses, rocks transform into sands and swords into melting candles!..
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free.
– Bryant McGillRate it:
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
– John MuirRate it:
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
– Kahlil GibranRate it:
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have And take the step into the darkness of the unknown We must believe that one of two things wil happen... There will be something solid for us to stand on.. ..... or we will be taught to fly.
– Patrick OvertonRate it:
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
– Frank OutlawRate it:
When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak be our silent statement.
– Bryant McGillRate it:
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable.
– Madeleine L'EngleRate it:
When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood. Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of happiness has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions.
– Hannah ArendtRate it:
When we will learn to see there is no you and me but only we, then in this world peace will be.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.Rate it:
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
– Benjamin DisraeliRate it:

Discuss these letter quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!