Quotation Explorer - 'Chosen'

"Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language. - Jane Austen
It’s like this…a starving man would gladly eat a radish, right? In fact, a radish would be a feast if that’s all he had. But if he had a buffet in front of him, the radish would never be chosen. - Colleen Houck
No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. - Minor White
Once chosen, forever chosen. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Ladies, it is NOT in your DNA to be a CHASER!!! You are chosen, hand-picked and peculiar pearls.Know who you are in the True and Living God. You are a Royal Diadem. - Prophetess Dina Rolle
Continue to be bold, courageous. Try to chose the wisest thing and once you’ve chosen the wisest thing go out and try to achieve it. Be it. - Maya Angelou
By a curious perversity, the human mind refuses to behave itself on the occasions when it should be intensely dramatic. It was so now; the climber suddenly forgot his fears in a smile. The choir had chosen this precise moment to start the Nunc Dimittis. - Whipplesnaith
I don't throttle and smother people in my life.. Not because I don't have my own fair share of doubts and sometimes, yes, insecurities.. But I have a great deal of confidence in my instincts that I've chosen the right one to trust.. When I trust, I do so with my whole heart.. - Laarni Venus Marie Giango
Let your intimate friends be chosen from such as are better informed than yourself. - Robert Schumann
She hadn't chosen him over all the others. The truth was that she hadn't even thought about anyone else. - Paolo Giordano
Even if we have ourselves so fully convinced that we are on the right track because we desperately want to believe that the specific direction we have chosen is the "correct one", if the universe disagrees with our choices, it will not be shy in telling us so. - Miya Yamanouchi
Create your best life with your consciously chosen thoughts, words, and actions. - Amy Leigh Mercree
You learn that the only way to get rock-star power as a girl is to be a groupie and bare your breasts and get chosen for the night. We learn that the only way to get anywhere is through men. And it's a lie. - Kathleen Hanna
The life mission God gave you was only appointed to you. If you are faithful, God will send someone into your life to support it. If your are blessed, he will send someone who shares your passion. If you are chosen, he will unlock every door that stands in your way. - Shannon L. Alder
Whether the vessel is a legal document or a rap song, language is often chosen ot exclude. To use a scholarly phrase, "discourse communities" are often gated,so it's the good writer's job to offer readers a set of keys. - Roy Peter Clark
A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
When we choose to live a heart-centered life, we've chosen to live in the Light. - Milan Ljubincic
In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer. - Joss Whedon
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. - Robert Frost
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, "The medicines of the soul." - Paxton Hood
Be sure you've chosen a right way to live, and stick to it. - Eraldo Banovac
Why him?He was as likely to offer me security and safety as a violent terrorist holding a gun to my head.So why I had chosen him?Because he had charmed me into a love affair,had truly convinced me he was madly in love with me. - Barbara Taylor Bradford
I confess to wincing every so often at a poorly chosen word, a mangled sentence, an expression of emotion that seems indulgent or overly practiced. I have the urge to cut the book by fifty pages or so, possessed as I am with a keener appreciation for brevity. - Barack Obama
The sure path to tomorrow was plotted in a manger and paved on a cross. And although this sturdy byway is mine for the taking, I have incessantly chosen lesser paths. And maybe it is time to realize that Christmas is a promise that I can walk through the world and never get lost in the woods. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The great danger... in believing yourself especially chosen is that it becomes easy to view those who are not your people as God's especially unchosen.
We all want to feel like the most beautiful woman in the room, to be chosen and loved forever. The Cinderella story gives us hope of our impossible dreams becoming true. - Beth M Jones
Freely chosen, discipline is absolute freedom. - Ron Serino
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. - Bible
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. - Desmond Tutu
Even when we do not actively participate in our destiny, we are still on a chosen path. Life has a way of making decisions for us. - Nina Guilbeau
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi Jr.
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form. - Stephen Nachmanovitch
For many are called, but few are chosen. - Bible
All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. - Thomas Carlyle
The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments. - Ayn Rand
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.... - Richard Bach
The human being is single, unique, and unrepeatable, someone thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by name - Pope John Paul II
It's a toss-up when you decide to leave the beaten track. Many are called, but few are chosen. - W. Somerset Maugham
In business, you must remain unattached to the outcome. It matters not who is chosen first and who is chosen second. The only thing that matters is the final verdict. - Laura Moncur
The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library,'The medicines of the soul. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
No magic Rune is stranger than a Book. All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lyingas in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chosen possession of men. - Thomas Carlyle
Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit. - Guy Debord
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
gimme thousands of choices of joy and glory. gimme dreaming promises that lift up my intention.I won't take one of them at all cos I've chosen my own and it's you - neo wasiman
How many times have I turned away? How may voices have I chosen to ignore, my own not least of all? How far into darkness, into shadow, must one crawl not to see? And how can the blind walk out?" - , The Marksmith - C.V. Dreesman
In case you never noticed, the path you never chose has chosen you.
Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. Only through freely chosen discipline can life be enjoyed and still kept within the bounds of reason. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Why in the world have we never found what we’re really looking for? Because what we need is often the very thing we won’t accept. And sadly, in turning away the God we need, we need to understand that we have chosen to live without everything we need. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I'd chosen the regret I could live with best, that's all. I'd chosen the life I belonged to. - Sue Monk Kidd
All that they lacked was the gift that descended upon the chosen disciples at Pentecost, in tongues of flame; symbolizing, it would seem, not the power of speech in foreign and unknown languages, but that of addressing the whole human brotherhood in the heart's native language. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
You've presented a reality that not everyone has chosen to accept. - Daniel Waters
We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected. - Grover Cleveland
You did not choose this path for yourself - it is the path that was chosen for you. That is the way life works at time. However, the choices you make as you travel the path are always yours and you must make them wise choices - Jeff Dixon-Terror in the Kingdom
it turns out we were some peoplewhich has been chosen by God to be happy in a different way# beggars - ys sroyer
I prefer to love the one my heart has chosen for me, and I won’t regret it - M.F. Moonzajer
Failures and fears are the part of the journey we call life. Don't let them stop you or derail you from your chosen path. - Debasish Mridha
Your only responsibility as a writer is to be true to the story that has chosen you as its writer. - Jean Little
Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it. - Maurice Chevalier
The importance of reading, for me, is that it allows you to dream.Reading not only educates, but is relaxing and allows you to feed your imagination - creating beautiful pictures from carefully chosen words. - Eric Ripert
He felt, in a way so familiar as to be almost dreary, the chosen victim of the gods, the self-admitted traitor, the one destined for judgment. - Iris Murdoch
We are all not called to be entrepreneurs but we can all be enterprising in our chosen fields - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Happiness is purely a chosen state of being available to all, at all times.I choose to be happy, because I am. - Raphael Zernoff
An emotion like anger that's an automatic response lasts just ninety seconds from the moment it's triggered until it runs its course. One and a half minutes, that's all. When it lasts any longer, which it usually does, it's because we've chosen to rekindle it. - Pema Chödrön
To my own demise, I rarely ask why I’m hungry because I’m focusing all of my energies on getting fed. And if I persist in such a diminishing cycle, in all probability I will eventually starve to death because I have chosen to gorge myself on the very things that will keep me empty. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I am a man, and I will be treated as such. I answer to only one king and His kingdom will come, His will be done. We have chosen sides and we choose God. America as a nation must do the same, as well. - Glenn Beck
It only takes one person to change your life for the better: YOU. Develop yourself to be excellent for success, by working hard and smart. Make success your chosen target. - Mark F. LaMoure
There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter. - Guy Debord
When someone comes to you for some help it means Allah has chosen you for gaining some good deeds its upon us how we look at it..... - Adil Adam Memon
There are days when writing is within my power and a story unfolds along a course I've already chosen. And then there are days when the words breathe on their own and take me by the hand, leading me along unfathomed paths. Either way, the end result is this author's fairytale. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When someone who is suffering looks to you for compassion, it's indeed a blessing; you are chosen to be their Light in a moment of sorrow. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes—one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way. - Stephen Jay Gould
Strange, how the name Israel, God's own chosen nation, who don't believe Jesus to be the Messiah, sounds almost the same as saying "is He real? - Anthony Liccione
The conqueror and king in each of us is the Knower of truth. Let that Knower awaken in us and drive the horses of the mind, emotions, and physical body on the pathway which that king has chosen.
God has made relationships His chosen delivery system for the gospel of hope. - Ed Stetzer
My father chose my name , and my last name was chosen by my ancestors . That’s enough, I myself choose my way - Ali Shariati - علی شریعتی
Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to about one book per week, fifty books per year, and will guarantee your success. - Brian Tracy
A belief is nothing more than a repeated thought which you have chosen to embrace and implement in your life. - Stephen Lovegrove
are souls who have chosen to be born now on this planet to awaken themselves and humanity to Unconditional Love and Awareness of the Oneness. - Human Angels
Yes, he had made a good choice after all when he had chosen the God of the green pasture and the still waters! He was very powerful, and the fact that He expected you to think for yourself and do something in return for His help did not matter, as long as you could work things out. - Anne Holm
You came to me to learn the Pleasure of Life and the Pleasure of Art. Perhaps I am chosen to teach you something much more wonderful, the meaning of Sorrow and its beauty. - Oscar Wilde
Many can capture your eyes but just a chosen few can truly captivate your heart and soul." -Author/Poet Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo - Elizabeth E. Castillo
God predestined His chosen people. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Once you've chosen a man, don't try to change him, I wrote, with more confidence. It can't be done. More important -- don't let him try to change you. He can't do it either, but men always try. - Gabaldon, Diana
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is important to note that when Mary Magdalene and other women were chosen by Jesus to bring the important news to the men, the men did not believe the women. Today 2,000 years later men still don't believe women when they say "We are also chosen by Jesus to be leaders in the church. - Roy Bourgeois
Love doesn't measure that way... you may blame me for your feelings, but it isn't fair to blame me for how you've chosen to behave. - Kristin Cashore
It's like he's my family, except better, because I've chosen him. - Patrick Ness
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Desmond Tutu
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. - Andre Maurois
God has chosen to make the heavens his jurisdiction while at the same time he himself makes it very clear that the earth has been given to man as man’s sphere of influence. - Sunday Adelaja
Contrary to popular belief, some animals would not have each chosen to be a human being, if they were given the choice between being what they are and being human. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Adventures are to the adventurous. They abound on every side; but only the chosen few have the courage to embrace them. And they will not come to you; you must go out to seek them. Then they meet you half-way, and rush into your arms, for they know their true lovers. - Allen Grant
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their committment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi
A blessed companion is a book--a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend...a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into your own. - Douglas William Jerrold
Those who have chosen to provide for the health and well being of others. Call them homoeopaths, allopaths and whatever one may, they must remember, they have been called and have chosen to serve. - 1965 - Dr. Ron Harris
We are exactly where we have chosen to be. - Vernon Howard
You are everything you should be, and all that is enough. Be proud of who you are, and love who you will become. Lady Lalaigne to Nhakira, Chosen - Jeanine Henning Nhakira
Women at the top are the ones chosen to be there by men and not eliminated by women, a dual filter that excludes most witches: those with brilliance and originality and those capable of disturbing the status quo. - Heather Marsh
From open sea she's chosen meand dashed the hopes of many.A life with her is worth the hopesmy love for her may bury. - Uzoma C. Azuonye
Why is the Chosen One always a he? - J.D. Cunegan
Becoming a writer is a polite way of saying you've chosen alcoholism as a career. - Joe Ducie
Have you heard of the most evil things done by people in their lifetime? They have coveted men's wives, killed hundreds of Christians and sold their best friend's life away for just a few coins. Isn't it interesting that they were God's chosen in the bible? ---Saul, Judas & King David - Shannon L. Alder
Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity. - H.P. Lovecraft
We have been chosen and called to be like Jesus Christ. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Our identity has already been chosen for us; but it is up to us to accept it, or fight and change it. - Afnan Ahmad Mia
If I assume the ‘truth’ to be negotiable based on whether or not it serves my agenda, then my agenda has become my ‘truth.’ And the ‘truth’ of the matter is, when I do this I’ve chosen to take a treacherous path through some very deep woods where neither path nor woods exist. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. - Steve Jobs
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
Dignity is the only one thing I have chosen over rules and benefits of slavery. I am not perfect because I chose to be myself; a human and this is the simplest form of dignity. - Rola Mahmoud
This Bible of Mine? It is the breath of God spoken into my weary bones. It is the armor I need to walk the roads He has chosen for me, and it's the confirmation of promises that withstand the test of hours and adversity. It's a love letter, and it has my name on it. It has your name on it. - Angie Smith
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