Sight quotes

  • Through the death of Christ on the cross making atonement for sin, we get a perfect standing before God. That is justification, and it puts us, in God's sight, back in Eden before sin entered. God looks upon us and treats us as if we had never sinned.
    -- A. C. Dixon

    #Sight #Eden #Perfect

  • It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Sight #Acting #Firsts

  • Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Sight #Events #Anticipation

  • the walk liberating, I was released from forms, from the perpendiculars, straight lines, blocks, boxes, binds of thought into the hues, shadings, rises, flowing bends and blends of sight ...
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Block #Sight #Hue

  • The beneficial effect of state intervention, especially in the form of legislation, is direct, immediate, and so to speak, visible, while its evil effects are gradual and indirect and lay out of sight ... Hence the majority of mankind must almost of necessity look with undue favor upon governmental intervention.
    -- A. V. Dicey

    #Sight #Evil #Liberty

  • I think people are always able to achieve more than they think they can. While that’s cliche, I don’t know if managers think about that enough. You have to set your sights extremely high.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Thinking #Sight #People

  • As for being much known by sight, and pointed out, I cannot comprehend the honor that lies withal; whatsoever it be, every mountebank has it more than the best doctor.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Lying #Doctors #Sight

  • What we need in medical schools is not to teach empathy, as much as to preserve it - the process of learning huge volumes of information about disease, of learning a specialized language, can ironically make one lose sight of the patient one came to serve; empathy can be replaced by cynicism.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #School #Sight #Empathy

  • When I wake to the gift of yet another sunrise my first thought is to rouse him and say, I owe you the sight of morning.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Morning #Sight #Sunrise

  • I never set my sights low. I've always believed most people are ruined by the limitations they put on themselves. I was never afraid to take that step, to see what I was capable of doing. Does luck play a role in success, particularly in a creative field? Sure it does. But if you don't have the balls to give it a shot, you're destined to fail.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Sight #Play #People

  • Considered as a mere question of physics, (and keeping all moral considerations entirely out of sight,) the appearance of man is a geological phenomenon of vast importance, indirectly modifying the whole surface of the earth, breaking in upon any supposition of zoological continuity, and utterly unaccounted for by what we have any right to call the laws of nature.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Men #Law #Sight

  • The sight or sound of perfect things causes a certain suffering.
    -- Adrienne Monnier

    #Sight #Perfect #Suffering

  • For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Sight #Justice

  • Since the pharmaceuticals don't make any money and they control the doctors. If the doctors don't make any money then all hell breaks loose. In communities like LA and New York they are using a lot of the youth for a test sight.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #New York #Doctors #Sight

  • Maybe I’m just farsighted. The further away something is, the better I can see it but once it gets close, I lose sight of it.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Sight #Closeness

  • She was--I keep using the past tense; I ought to say she is--one of those people who, at first sight, look plain, are quiet, unassertive, unmemorable even. But who, when they start to talk and you get to know them, become more and more attractive and impressive, and you see that in fact they are beautiful. Not conventionally beautiful, not celebrity beautiful, but beautiful all through.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Beautiful #Past #Sight

  • American troops and American taxpayers are shouldering a huge burden with no end in sight because Mr. Bush took us to war on false premises and with no plan to win the peace.
    -- Al Gore

    #War #Winning #Sight

  • Got a brand new semi-automatic weapon with a laser sight. Oh, I'm praying that somebody tries to break in here tonight.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Revenge #Sight #Trying

  • If you find yourself born in Barnsley and then set your sights on being Virginia Woolf it is not going to be roses all the way.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Sight #Virginia #Rose

  • We are homesick for places, we are reminded of places, it is the sounds and smells and sights of places which haunt us and against which we often measure our present.
    -- Alan Gussow

    #Sight #Smell #Sound

  • Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke rising against that blue sky? Did you shout out in anger, in fear of your neighbor, or did you just sit down and cry?
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Sky #Sight #Blue

  • Love is stolen in the shadows of the night. Though it's wrong all along, it keeps going on as long as they keep it out of sight.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Love #Night #Sight

  • It's important that top clubs don't lose sight of the fact that it's the English Premier League and English players should be involved.
    -- Alan Pardew

    #Player #Sight #League

  • For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.
    -- Albert Claude

    #Past #Men #Sight

  • A beautiful blossom is a fleeting thing It stays for a moment and then takes wing: With special rays we catch it ere flight So all may enjoy the beautiful sight.
    -- Albert Richards

    #Beautiful #Sight #Wings

  • Sight is the noblest sense of man.
    -- Albrecht Durer

    #Men #Sight #Vision

  • You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.
    -- Alec Waugh

    #Falling In Love #Travel #Sight

  • The artist's mission is to make the soul perceptible. Our scientific, materialist culture trains us to develop the eyes of outer perception. Visionary art encourages the development of our inner sight. To find the visionary realm, we use the intuitive inner eye: the eye of contemplation, the eye of the soul. All the inspiring ideas we have as artists originate here.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Art #Eye #Sight

  • Most of my projects seem to start as exploratory journeys with no visible end in sight.
    -- Alex Webb

    #Journey #Sight #Projects

  • Man is very much a creature of habit. A thing that rarely strikes his senses will generally have but little influence upon his mind. A government continually at a distance and out of sight, can hardly be expected to interest the sensations of the people. The inference is, that the authority of the Union, and the affections of the citizens towards it, will be strengthened rather than weakened by its extension to what are called matters of internal concern.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Distance #Men #Sight

  • I think that we've made great moral progress in the second half of the 20th century in many respects, and particularly in relation to human rights but I think that we are losing sight of some of the values of concern for others, and self-respect and respect for others.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Thinking #Rights #Sight

  • The Okavango Delta is an astonishing sight: the great Okavango River, rather than flow towards the sea, flows inland, into the sands of the Kalahari.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Sight #Sea #Rivers

  • Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Life #Light #Sight

  • Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Winning #Sight #Soul

  • With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Sight #Blue #Years

  • One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight; Priests, tapers, temples, swim before my sight.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Life #Sight #Swim

  • Once in pre-war days, when curiously-bonneted women drivers were familiar sights at the taxi-wheels, I cried out to one in my dismay: "Is there no speed limit in this mad city?""Oh, yes, monsieur," she answered sweetly over her shoulder, "but no one has ever succeeded in reaching it.
    -- Alexander Woollcott

    #War #Sight #Cities

  • But I was wrong. I should have known it wasn't owver, couldn't be over quite easily. No sooner was Xavier out of sight than a little cylinder of paper fell from the top of my locker. As I unrolled it, I knew I'd see black calligraphy crawling across it like a spider. Dread settled around me like a fog as the words burned into my brain: The Lake of Fire awaits my lady
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Fire #Lakes #Sight

  • There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body's sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Sight #Two #Forever

  • Writers are given the responsibility of sight. I think that the whole burden, responsibility and beauty of the gift forces us to construct our lives differently so that we are able to become vehicles to transcend, to encompass and articulate not only our own experience but the experiences of others.
    -- Alexis De Veaux

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Sight

  • I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts, wanted something fuller - some grouping, some adaptation to his capacity and experience, of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Men #Thinking #Sight

  • Things seen are mightier than things heard.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Sight #Heard

  • The world is shocked, or amused, by the sight of saintly old people hindering in the name of morality the removal of obvious brutalities from a legal system.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Sight #Names #People

  • With the sense of sight, the idea communicates the emotion, whereas, with sound, the emotion communicates the idea, which is more direct and therefore more powerful.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Powerful #Sight #Ideas

  • My soul is full of whispered song,-My blindness is my sight;The shadows that I feared so longAre full of life and light.
    -- Alice Cary

    #Song #Light #Sight

  • The sight of a Black nun strikes their sentimentality; and, as I am unalterably rooted in native ground, they consider me a work of primitive art, housed in a magical color; the incarnation of civilized, anti-heathenism, and the fruit of a triumphing idea.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Art #Sight #Color

  • Baseball is my escape. The sights, the sounds, the way the park smells. There is truly no place I would rather be than at a game.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Baseball #Sight #Games

  • Good-humor, gay spirits, are the liberators, the sure cure for spleen and melancholy. Deeper than tears, these irradiate the tophets with their glad heavens. Go laugh, vent the pits, transmuting imps into angels by the alchemy of smiles. The satans flee at the sight of these redeemers.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Angel #Gay #Sight

  • I paint not by sight but by faith. Faith gives you sight.
    -- Amos Ferguson

    #Sight #Giving #Paint

  • It is the whole modern concept of love which should be re-examined, such as is commonly but transparently expressed in phrases like 'love at first sight' and 'honeymoon'. All this shoddy terminology is on top of that tainted with the most reactionary irony.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Love #Sight #Firsts

  • I find it impossible to think of a picture save as a window, and my first concern about a window is to find out what it looks out on... and there is nothing I love so much as something which stretches away from me out of sight.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Thinking #Sight #Looks

  • The fact that I am blind is not what defines my life. It should be of no more interest than my blood type. People wonder if there is a relationship between my lack of sight and the way I sing. But there's no connection.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Sight #Blood #People

  • Losing my sight had nothing to do with my focus on music. My passion for music was already there, so it would be a mistake to give too much significance to my blindness.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Mistake #Passion #Sight

  • Before you shoot an irresistible subject, mute all your senses except sight to find out how much is left for the camera to record.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Photography #Sight #Cameras

  • A day off after a show with no agenda in a foreign city is about the most fertile creative situation I can imagine. Just walking with nothing to do, killing time and hearing the sights and sounds of an unfamiliar place.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Cities #Sight #Creative

  • When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
    -- Andrew Coyle Bradley

    #Hero #Sight #People

  • Most companies aim to get bigger. But beyond a certain point, bigness becomes synonymous with badness. Think of Big Pharma, Big Auto, Big Oil. Worse, if you are regularly described as one of the Big Four, Five, or Six in any business sector, you are probably already in the sights of regulators and lawmakers.
    -- Andrew Hill

    #Thinking #Sight #Oil

  • It's important, when going after a goal, to never lose sight of the integrity of the journey.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Integrity #Journey #Sight

  • We all learned valuable lessons from that crop. The Lord showed us the importance of walking by faith, and not by sight, of trusting him unconditionally and never giving up.
    -- Angus Buchan

    #Giving Up #Sight #Lessons

  • We should not rely on our feelings; we had to walk by faith and not by sight. If we preserve in the Lord, we always succeed.
    -- Angus Buchan

    #Sight #Feelings #Succeed

  • Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.
    -- Anita DeFrantz

    #Success #Sight #Goal

  • People left a lot of things behind when they went in the water. Their clothes, their stuff, their makeup, their fixed-up hair, their voices, their hearing, their sight--at least as they normally experienced them....Some people lost their individuality in the water, but Riley always felt most herself. Water was supposed to symbolize renewal, she knew, but when Riley swam, pared down, alone, and unreachable--she felt a deeper sense of who she already was.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Makeup #Hair #Sight

  • She had rarely been near Henry since then, and the sight of him now was like a concentrated dose.
    -- Anna Godbersen


  • Was it love at first sight? It wasn't then - but it sure is now.
    -- Anne Meara

    #Marriage #Sight #Love At First Sight

  • A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire, even worse.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Children #Sight #Vampire

  • … in the relentless and meaningless manner one searches for something in a nightmare, coming on doors that won’t open or drawers that won’t shut, struggling over and over against the same meaningless thing, not knowing why the effort seems so desperate, why the sudden sight of a chair with a shawl thrown over it inspires the mind with horror.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Struggle #Sight #Doors

  • Clairvoyants can see flashes of colour, constantly changing, in the aura that surrounds every person: each thought, each feeling, thus translating itself in the astral world, visible to the astral sight.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Sight #Feelings #World

  • It is not monogamy when there is one legal wife, and mistresses out of sight.
    -- Annie Besant

    #Sight #Wife #Mistress

  • When I walk with a camera, I walk from shot to shot, reading the light on a calibrated meter. When I walk without a camera, my own shutter opens, and the moment's light prints on my own silver gut. When I see this second way I am above all an unscrupulous observer.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Reading #Light #Sight

  • In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Photography #Eye #Sight

  • I love the idea that magic and witchcraft and battles between supernatural creatures could be raging all around us but just out of our sight.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Sight #Ideas #Magic

  • We must never lose sight of the fact that the law has a moral foundation, and we must never fail to ask ourselves not only what the law is, but what the law should be.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Sight #Law #Foundation

  • To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Pride #Men #Sight

  • Mathematicians come to the solution of a problem by the simple arrangement of the data, and reducing the reasoning to such simple operations, to judgments so brief, that they never lose sight of the evidence that serves as their guide.
    -- Antoine Lavoisier

    #Science #Simple #Sight

  • What truth? You see where truth is, and where untruth is, but I seem to have lost my sight and see nothing. You boldly settle all important questions, but tell me, dear, isn't it because you're young, because you haven't had time to suffer till you settled a single one of your questions? You boldly look forward, isn't it because you cannot foresee or expect anything terrible, because so far life has been hidden from your young eyes? You are bolder, more honest, deeper than we are, but think only, be just a little magnanimous, and have mercy on me.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Eye #Thinking #Sight

  • If you commit yourself to the art of poetry, you commit yourself to the task of learning how to see, using words as elements of sight and their sounds as prisms. And to see means to see something worth all the agony of learning how to see.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Art #Mean #Sight

  • Out of sight, out of mind' applies with even greater force to entertainers than to lovers ...
    -- Arlene Francis

    #Sight #Mind #Lovers

  • I will always try to turn sights and sounds into words. I will always try to shape words into my singing poems.
    -- Arnold Adoff

    #Sight #Singing #Trying

  • O God, do not leave me. I have done nothing good in Your sight, but according to Your goodness, let me now make a beginning of good.
    -- Arsenius the Great

    #Christian #Sight #Done

  • We all learn by experience, and your lesson this time is that you should never lose sight of the alternative. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Time #Sight #Drs

  • I worried she might spend an afternoon chatting with me about the sights and then wish me best of luck.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Sight #Luck #Wish

  • Oh the saddest of sights in a world of sin Is the little lost pup with his tail tucked in.
    -- Arthur Guiterman

    #Dog #Loss #Sight

  • We find in the history of ideas mutations which do not seem to correspond to any obvious need, and at first sight appear as mere playful whimsies such as Apollonius' work on conic sections, or the non-Euclidean geometries, whose practical value became apparent only later.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Sight #Ideas #Mutation

  • We should never lose sight of the underlying essence of a market-a place where buyers and sellers come together. Every other feature-whether crafted by tradition or technology-exists only to serve that primary purpose.
    -- Arthur Levitt Jr

    #Business #Technology #Sight

  • This world could not have been the work of an all-loving being, but that of a devil, who had brought creatures into existence in order to delight in the sight of their sufferings.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Sight #Order #Suffering

  • If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Sight #Watches #Letters

  • I am a Black revolutionary woman, and because of this i have been charged with and accused of every alleged crime in which a woman was believed to have participated. The alleged crimes in which only men were supposedly involved, i have been accused of planning. They have plastered pictures alleged to be me in post offices, airports, hotels, police cars, subways, banks, television, and newspapers. They have offered . rewards for my capture and they have issued orders to shoot on sight and shoot to kill.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #Men #Airports #Sight

  • Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight; rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker.
    -- Athanasius of Alexandria

    #Jesus #Sight #Creation

  • They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.
    -- Audie Murphy

    #Sight #Singing #Melody

  • In front of the model I work with the same will to reproduce truth as if I were making a portrait. I do not correct nature, I incorporate myself into it; it directs me. I can only work with a model. The sight of human forms nourishes and comforts me.
    -- Auguste Rodin

    #Sight #Portraits #Comfort

  • Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
    -- Augustine Birrell

    #Friendship #Heart #Sight

  • In opposition to the plenary ability taught by the Pelagians, the gracious ability of the Arminians, and the natural ability of the New School theologians, the Scriptures declare the total inability of the sinner to turn himself to God or to do that which is truly good in God's sight
    -- Augustus Hopkins Strong

    #School #Sight #Inability

  • A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Beautiful #Distance #Sight

  • People, he thought, were as hungry for a sight of joy as he had always been--for a moment's relief from that gray load of suffering which seemed so inexplicable and unnecessary. He had never been able to understand why men should be unhappy.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Men #Sight #People

  • I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #New York #Sunset #Sight

  • She looked at the crowd and she felt simultaneously astonishment that they should stare at her when this event was so personally her own that no communication about it was possible and a sense of fitness that they should be here that they should want to see it. Because the sight of an achievement was the greatest gift a human being could offer to others.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Communication #Sight #Achievement

  • For if we merely take what obviously appears the line of least resistance, its obviousness will appeal to the opponent also; and this line may no longer be that of least resistance. In studying the physical aspect, we must never lose sight of the psychological, and only when both are combined is the strategy truly an indirect approach, calculated to dislocate the opponent's balance.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Military #Sight #Balance

  • I came out to beat everybody in sight, and that's just what I'm going to do.
    -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias

    #Leadership #Sports #Sight

  • Three decades into this crisis, let us set our sights on achieving the "three zeros" zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Zero #Sight #Hiv

  • Love is the kind of thing that's already happening by the time you notice it, that's how it works, and no matter how old you get, that doesn't change. Except that you can break it up into two entirely distinct types -- love where there's an end in sight and love where there isn't.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Love #Sight #Two