Quotation Explorer - 'Below'

I followed her into the library. The pale light from our chamber below dissipated in the room, but I could still make out my heart leapt at the sight row after row, shelf above shelf, floor to ceiling, a city of books. Speck turned to me and asked, Now, what shall we read first? - Keith Donohue
Since when did Christians started fearing ghost, witches and wizards, demons, sicknesses and Death ? Don't you get it? these things are far below you. What did Jesus die for ? ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD - Mary Tornyenyor
Aim high, aim at the highest, and all lower aims are thereby achieved. It is looking below on the stormy sea of differences that makes you sink. Look up, beyond these and see the One Glorious Real, and you are saved. - Ramana Maharshi
Arabs used to tell a poem to their children: O young man if you do not achieve greatness by the age of 20 you will never achieve greatness in your entire life. All those below 20 years of age should think about this. - Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed
Science is good furniture for one's upper chamber, if there is common sense below. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals. - John Steinbeck
Every transaction has its process. Until you submit to it, you will always be living below potential. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Civilized Man says: I am Self, I am Master, all the rest is other--outside, below, underneath, subservient. I own, I use, I explore, I exploit, I control. What I do is what matters. What I want is what matter is for. I am that I am, and the rest is women & wilderness, to be used as I see fit. - Ursula K. Le Guin
A falcon hovers at the edge of the sky.Two gulls drift slowly up the river.Vulnerable while they ride the wind,they coast and glide with ease.Dew is heavy on the grass below,the spider's web is ready.Heaven's ways include the human:among a thousand sorrows, I stand alone. - Du Fu
It's better to swim in the sea belowThan to swing in the air and feed the crow,Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol. - Benjamin Franklin
A confident leader is like a duck. Above the water, he is calm and poised while below the water, he is driven by a flurry of focused activity. - Todd Stocker
The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. - Sir Henry Taylor
MINISTER, n. An agent of a higher power with a lower responsibility. In diplomacy and officer sent into a foreign country as the visible embodiment of his sovereign's hostility. His principal qualification is a degree of plausible inveracity next below that of an ambassador. - Ambrose Bierce
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:Words without thoughts never to heaven go. - William Shakespeare
If there's hell below, we're all gonna go. - Curtis Mayfield
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and the saints above, for love is heaven, and heaven is love. - Walter Scott
The dusty tombs of long-dead exorcist priests lay in the alcoves below, surmounted by stone effigies, the features eroded by the passing of time and the reverent caresses of their grateful parishioners, a reminder, she knew all too well, of the brevity of life. - Sarah Ash
Starfall in the sky as a result of anybody’s Fall here below? - Lara Biyuts
The only difference between you and the star is that you shine below, and the other shines above: Wherever you are located, You are a star! - Michael Bassey Johnson
The cat that laughs is crazy. Man who does not laugh is below... (Le chat qui rit est un fou. - Homme qui ne rit est dessous...) - Charles de Leusse
Wisdom of the Ages: "Look out Below!" Air Asia's catchy new advertising slogan. - Matthew Heines
Don't settle. If you settle, you already know it's below your standards. You are entitled to the best this life has to offer. - Karen A. Baquiran
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. - Thomas Carlyle
How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven.
Every moment is a crossroad in time. Consider that, as above so below and as inside so outside and live accordingly. - Grigoris Deoudis
It is important to know you are not above or below anyone. - Unarine Ramaru
Only the Supreme Being_Allah is Perfect!For humans intention of being a perfectionist can cause sudden downfall and disgrace even below average. - Tehreem Rahat
I was behind, but now I'm below. Hopefully, they'll have books wherever I go... - Carmen DeSousa
The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation. - Washington Irving
Public Utility Commission (PUC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) complaints are rarely upheld. It is estimated that less than 5% of complaints are successful and that the actual number may be below 1% in some cases. - Steven Magee
Rome is a broken mirror, the falling straps of a dress, a puzzle of astonishing complexity. It is an iceberg floating below our terrace, all its ballasts hidden beneath the surface. - Anthony Doerr
Our Lord took on a body like ours and lived as a man in order that those who had refused to recognize Him in His superintendence and capacity of the whole universe might come to recognize from the works He did here below in the body that what dwelled in this body was the Word of God. - Athanasius of Alexandria
It is difficult to believe in the dreadful but quiet war lurking just below the serene facade of nature. - Charles Darwin
If there comes a little thaw, Still the air is chill and raw, Here and there a patch of snow, Dirtier than the ground below, Dribbles down a marshy flood; Ankle-deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing, "This is Spring." - Christopher Pearce Cranch
The capacity to solve Life's problems is based on our abilities to learn to think above and not below the problems. - Auliq Ice
Au-dessus des mers de nuages, c’est très élégant, mais… au-dessous des mers de nuages c’est l’éternité.Above the seas of clouds is very elegant, but… below the seas of clouds is eternity. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Give me a moment I am preparing to drawback to screamLouder than a train overhead below a railroad bridge - John E. Wordslinger
Once more, my harp! once more, although I thoughtNever to wake thy silent strings again,A wandering dream thy gentle chords have wrought,And my sad heart, which long hath dwelt in pain,Soars, like a wild bird from a cypress bough,Into the poet's Heaven, and leaves dull grief below - Caroline Norton
For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible… everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. Colossians 1:16 (MSG) - Rick Warren
I'm falling apart, one part after another. Falling down on the world like snow. Half of me is already on the ground, watching from below. - Ashly Lorenzana
Man invents war. Man discovers peace. He invents war from without. He discovers peace from within. War man throws. Peace man sows. The smile of war is the flood of human blood. The smile of peace is the love, below, above. - Sri Chinmoy
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G. Ingersoll
There, amongst the angry water was the glow of green eyes, hundreds of them encompassed the entire area...We were completely and totally surrounded. They all hung just below the water waiting for a sign to attack. There was no hope. We would all perish... - Meredith T. Taylor
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below. - Theodosia Garrison
Those doves below, the ones utterly cared for, never endangered ones, cannot know tenderness. - Rainer Maria Rilke
And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland. - Tycho Brahe
I dream of being there,Where the skies lie below,Clouds flow like the endless river,Where all the divinity is before me, with me,And in the shadows yet above all,Above all who choose to hide,I run along the stars,Wake up the ever-glowing sky,And sleep to the sound of the universes beating heart... - Mrinalini Mitra
The doubters said, "Man can not fly," The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try," And finally soared In the morning glow While non-believers Watched from below. - Bruce Lee
Life is there to attain Liberation while going through the experience of it. It should not be ‘above normal’ or ‘below normal,’ it should be ‘normal’. - Dada Bhagwan
[Americans] have realized many things for which the rest of the world is still struggling...[yet] the civilization and the morals of the Americans fall far below their own principles. - Harriet Martineau
Each drop hits the pavement;A soft, incoherent shatter below.Here I stand in torturous observanceOf this strange disappearing act. - Katie Douglas
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.Words without thoughts never to heaven go. - William Shakespeare
Below the surface I lie dreaming,haunting images, in all colours and black.Sunlit sometimes there is no sun there.I keep the dream below the surface,the cracked mask absolute. - Wynand de Beer
Snowflakes fall from high.Flurries lift and twirl below.The world has turned white. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The soul of him who has education is whole and perfect and escapes the worst disease, but, if a man's education be neglected, he walks lamely through life and returns good for nothing to the world below. - Plato
Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,While pain and guilt still linger here below,Blindness and numbness--these please me alone;Then do not wake me, keep your voices low. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
The ocean pulsed outside our window. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below usually calmed me down, but the fear and chaos that were tangled in my mind made that an impossibility. - Chelsie Shakespeare
Everything new is on the rim of our view, in the darkness, below the horizon, so that nothing new is visible but in the light of what we know. - Zia Haider Rahman
The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. - Leonardo Da Vinci
I no longer hated the whining, menacing dragonfly we rode in, but admired its grace as we surged towards the clouds, the lights of Edinburgh twinkling below us like the starry constellations of a world upside down. - Rosie Pugh
Could dump two Chinee down in one of our maria and they would get rich selling rocks to each other while raising twelve kids. Then a Hindu would sell retail stuff he got from them wholesale--below cost at a fat profit. We got along. - Robert A. Heinlein
I’d love to have the kind of friend who would visit me before visiting a man. Otherwise I know where I’m ranked, which is below him. - Donna Lynn Hope
Southern girls are God's gift to the entire male population. There is absolutely no woman finer than one raised below the mason-dixon line and once you go southern may the good Lord help you - you never go back - Kenny Chesney
The city was a hive from this height, the people and the yellow cabs moving about in the street below like pre-programmed insects. (Dark City Lights) - David Levien
It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
Life entertains humble men by giving men with below average looks (intellect, knowledge, etc.) an above average self-esteem. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. - J.R.R. Tolkien
With warning hand I mark time's rapid flightFrom life's glad morning to its solemn nightYet through God's love, I also showThere's light above me by the shade below. - Ralph Greenleaf Whittier
Sunsets.The illusion either above the horizon or below it. When day and night are linked in a way that cannot be one without the other, yet they cannot exist at the same time. - Ebelsain Villegas
Observing Subjectively; Objecting subjection's intimately. The Sublime from the relaxed state of awe, hatches the state of beauty which flows through.As Above So Below,As Within So Without,The Monad of Experience. - Kevin John Kull
Go where thou wilt, seek what thou wilt, and thou shalt not find a higher way above, nor a safer way below, than the way of the holy Cross."- Thomas A Kempis (The Following of Christ) - Thomas à Kempis
Even when repressed, inequality grows; only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom, and in the end superior ability has its way. - Will Durant
Sometimes while you are so passionately busy building, there will be others as busy destroying. Do not stop. One day you will notice how high above you get, and how down below they end up - Sameh Elsayed
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. - C.G. Jung
You and I, my son, are that "below." That was true in 1776. It is true today. There is no them without you, and without the right to break you they must necessarily fall from the mountain, lose their divinity, and tumble out of the Dream. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
I will sail upon a sea of light,My guide above and below the stars.My heart for you is in flightAnd I shall come to you in your arms this night - Levon Peter Poe
No man is above the law, and no man is below it. - Theodore Roosevelt
It’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions - you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism. - Noam Chomsky
If you are sure that you're going to heaven when you die, you ought to make the most of today. Why live below God's standards when He has so many wonderful things planned for you? - Jose Zayas
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