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Positive Quotes about Imbeciles

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The only thing I want to say is, I know I'm not Einstein,
but I'm not the queen of the imbeciles either.
- Vanessa Paradis

An audience is never wrong.
An individual member of it may be an imbecile,
but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -
that is critical genius.
- Billy Wilder

I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
- Alexandre Dumas

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection,
and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles.
If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
- Ernest Renan

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Some children I have met are very beautiful.
Some children are imbeciles, vulgar,
terrible.
- Jeanne Moreau

Lotteries, a tax upon imbeciles.
- Camillo di Cavour

The epithets of imbeciles have never bothered me.
- Rosa Bonheur

 

They are imbeciles who call my work abstract.
That which they call abstract is the most realistic,
because what is real is not the exterior but the idea,
the essence of things.
- Constantin Brancusi

God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
- Camille Pissarro

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent
us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence,
it is only logical to cut up imbeciles,
criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
- C. S. Lewis

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I found I had given birth to a human wreckage,
to a child that was an imbecile, my heart was broken.
- Victoria Woodhull

The turning point really is just knowing you're an imbecile.
- Warren Cuccurullo

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything
but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.
- Olive Schreiner

To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive,
imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate;
he must be something of an imbecile,
something of a poet, something of a liar,
something of a damn fool.
- Robert E. Sherwood

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led
those who cherish it astray.
- Henry Ellis

The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human
imbecility for the guidance of future professors.
- Tristan Tzara

An institute run with such knavish imbecility that
if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.
- Hilaire Belloc

The essence of war is violence.
Moderation in war is imbecility.
- John Arbuthnot Fisher

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight
all ordinary calculations.
He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.
- Honore de Balzac

The realities of the world seldom measure up to the
sublime designs of human imagination.
- Bryant H. McGill

Duty is the most sublime word in our language.
Do your duty in all things.
You cannot do more.
You should never wish to do less.
- Robert E. Lee

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise
that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
- E. M. Forster

There is sublime thieving in all giving.
Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
- Eric Hoffer

Seduction is always more singular and sublime than
sex and it commands the higher price.
- Jean Baudrillard

Has it struck you that the music which is regarded
as the most sublime in western civilization,
which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?
- Pierre Schaeffer

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence
and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching
a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
- Armstrong Williams

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother,
for the homeland is our earthly mother.
I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in
this sublime and difficult moment.
- Pope John Paul II

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh,
and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth
is more sublime and more compelling.
- Dorothy Day

Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night.
- Joyce Grenfell

Terrible and sublime thought, that every moment is
supreme for some man and woman,
every hour the apotheosis of some passion!
- William McFee

What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us,
the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime -
terror.
- Anish Kapoor

I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
- Keanu Reeves

Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before
the sublime character of Jesus.
- E. Stanley Jones

I decided that it was not wisdom that
enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration,
such as you find in seers and prophets
who deliver all their sublime messages
without knowing in the least what they mean.
- Socrates

Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste,
genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope

My Roman girlfriend translates bits from Italian into English.
It is sublime.
- Francesca da Rimini

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal
only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals,
but he is also the proudest.
It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
- Erik Satie

He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy,
has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

There's only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous,
but there's no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime,
and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime,
it is in wickedness.
You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind
of respect for the great criminal.
- Denis Diderot

There is something sublime about its aloofness from
and its indifference to its external environment.
- Frederick Soddy

Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste.
You know when a peach is absolutely perfect...
it's sublime.
I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert.
- Kathy Mattea

As a means of contrast with the sublime,
the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
- Victor Hugo

But every great scripture, whether Hebrew,
Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious
value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own;
and in this respect the original Bible stands very
high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.
- Lafcadio Hearn

People do not always understand the motives of sublime conduct,
and when they are astonished they are very apt to think
they ought to be alarmed.
The truth is none are fit judges of greatness but those who are capable of it.
- Jane Porter

If I were assigned poems I suppose I'd write more of
them but it is entirely voluntary and for the most
part ignored in the market sense of the word so the
language to me is most intimate,
most important, most sublime and most satisfying when it gets done.
- Thomas Lynch

I don't think, there's no possible way for me,
anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some
sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost,
initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.
- Tea Leoni

Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me -
it was the sublime quality of patience -
patience in accumulating data,
patience with recalcitrant equipment -
which I sadly lacked.
- Abdus Salam

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage
of the narrow circle of life,
which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man,
never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity
is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
- Hall Caine

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness
pretty accurately by asking them,
by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain,
in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.
- Polly Toynbee

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty:
permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that
it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun,
for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
- Francis of Assisi

We've always lived in dark times.
There has always been a range of human experience from
the sublime to the brutal,
and stories reflect it.
It's no less brutal now; each age has its horrors.
- Terri Windling

Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated,
in order to create something new in the sense of a
sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader,
and make him desire the good as the remedy.
- Comte de Lautreamont

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.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I grant myself the Honor of being ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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