Quotation Explorer - 'Formed'

Virtues are formed by prayer.Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. - St. Ephrem of Syria
The waves formed in your heart will make you fall in Love.The waves formed in your mind will make you fall from Life. - Saga Valsalan
I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students. - Felix Bloch
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death's image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
One can survive every hurt and move on, except the hatred of a mother formed without reasons, that one could not elucidate. - Darmie Orem
These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. - Abigail Adams
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds. - Mahatma Gandhi
Men of God are not just born, they are formed - John Paul Warren
For those whose ganglia were formed pre-TV, the mimetic deployment of pop-culture icons seems at best an annoying tic and at worst a dangerous vapidity that compromises fiction's seriousness by dating it out of the Platonic Always, where it ought to reside. - Jonathan Lethem
You are a bit like that painting, Minnow. Remember how lovingly and carefully formed you are. Your thoughts, your talents, your memories, your mistakes.... they all make the complete canvas of you. Even though others may mistake your worth, you must never value yourself any less. - Michelle Marcos
Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. - Heraclitus
Simply to render oneself able to understand what other Christian thinkers have themselves come to understand and to more or less felicitously communicate requires that one's mind not be a blank slate but already properly formed, disciplined, and exercised. - Gregory B. Sadler
She was gracious and yet fading, like an old statue in a garden, that symbolizes the weather through which it has endured, and is not so much the work of man as the work of wind and rain and the herd of the seasons, and though formed in men's image is a figure of doom. - Djuna Barnes
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over. - James Boswell
It was as if the rare joy that had formed in my heart was replaced by a pale shadow threatening to engulf me at that very moment. Victory didn’t matter now. She did! - Faraaz Kazi
How silly then to imagine that the human mind, which is formed of the same elements as divine beings, objects to movement and change of abode, while the divine nature finds delight and even self-preservation in continual and very rapid change. - Seneca
A person's character is but half formed till after wedlock. - Charles Simmons
High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde
Diamonds are proof that the most valuable things are sometimes formed in the dark. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A pregnant pause with enough gestation can give birth to a well formed idea. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Life seems to be fashioned and formed best out of the obstacles that seem unbearable. - John Paul Warren
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy. - Jonathan Swift
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
My mind was formed by studying philosophy, and that sort of thing. Werner Heisenberg - Plato
The only truly logical explanation that gives credence to the fact that information does not come from non-information, is that some outside force some uncaused cause existed before us and formed us in His image. If there is a creation there must be a creator. - J.W. Lord
I wasn't born of a whistle or milked from a thistle at twilightNo I was all horns and thorns sprung out fully formed, knock-kneed and upright. - Joanna Newsom
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less. - Susan B. Anthony
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame - Charles Caleb Colton
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library. - Michel Foucault
Once I came across two ideographs for the word "love." The first contained the root words "heart" and "hand" and "action"-love as hands and heart in action together. The other ideograph, for "passionate love," was formed of "heart," "to tell," and "a long thread. - Joy Kogawa
The world needs the kind of education by means of which character is formed, strength of the mind is increased and the human intellect is expanded beyond its own limits. - Abhijit Naskar
Society is now one polished horde, --- Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored. - Lord Byron
The walls of books around him, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters. - Ross Macdonald
Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed. - Philip G. Zimbardo
It is essential to realise, that, while we make efforts to live the Christian life today, the world which have formed in our spoiled times, demands soul, both in the everyday life and in the religion, and can be called totalitarian. - Seraphim Rose
Once an opinion is formed, there will be attachment-abhorrence. A person without opinion is also without attachment-abhorrence. - Dada Bhagwan
We know that energy can not be created nor destroyed but can be changed in it's form. If it can not be formed then it can not exist. We may not exist. - Mohammed Ali
A concrete love is a mass of emotion formed into a compound mixture of affection, care, desire and expectation. - Munia Khan
Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression. - Henry Home
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. - Aristotle
We have to teach the young that no one is out to do them any favours, even NGOs are formed for some motives, either to steal or to promote a particular person's image or that of an organisation etc.If you must get anything out of anyone, you must come with a bargaining chip. - Magnus Nwagu Amudi
Character is formed out of those small decisions taken for granted - Luthando Daniels
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. - Isaiah 54 17 KJV
We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible. - Camille Paglia
The growth of my love story had been gradual but my success had always existed and both coupled together formed a deadly combination that was detrimental to our love. I wanted people to love me. She wanted them to leave her alone. - Faraaz Kazi
A civilized society is formed when every individual in that society are bound to obey the rules and regulation which is for the benefit of their own society. - Santosh Kalwar
Though it may be interesting to know how many hairs there are on the human head, or how the giant red spot on the surface of Jupiter was formed, the real truths we are interested in are those about ourselves. - Stephen Richards
In every experience we get to choose either love or fear as a response. Your character is formed by the percentages of those choices, which then forms your life. - Shannon L. Alder
Who should we be trying to make the most proud? Our family? Our friends? Our teachers or bosses? What about the one who molded us out of the earth itself, who formed us like clay, and instilled within us the very breath of life that shaped the universe? - James D. Maxon
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves. - Edith Sitwell
One gets recurrent thoughts about things he had insisted upon and about matters he formed opinions! - Dada Bhagwan
Here is something good to remember. You were formed by God to become a beacon of light that shines brightly within the darkness of this world. You have a purpose! - DeWayne Owens
The life is not limited to the external reality but the external life, has been formed for the human’s experience. The time you feel you are done with all the experiences of the external life, you have a choice to move inward. - Roshan Sharma
When God speaks faith has to connect to His Word because if you allow only your feelings to connect no root can be formed. - Mz Liz
But, in my opinion, if I am not formed for love, it follows that I am not formed for marriage. - Charlotte Brontë
Everything made by human hands looks terrible under magnification--crude, rough, and asymmetrical. But in nature every bit of life is lovely. And the more magnification we use, the more details are brought out, perfectly formed, like endless sets of boxes within boxes. - Roman Vishniac
The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower. - Sylvia Plath
FELON, n. A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment. - Ambrose Bierce
Etymology, n.: Some early etymological scholars come up with derivations that were hard for the public to believe. The term "etymology" was formed from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy" ("study of"). It meant "the study of things that are hard to swallow."
I hate the notion of a secret recipe. Recipes are by nature derivative and meant to be shared - that is how they improve, are changed, how new ideas are formed. To stop a recipe in it's tracks, to label it "secret" just seems mean. - Molly Wizenberg
Love sometimes injures. Friendship always benefits, After friendship is formed you must trust, but before that you must judge. - Seneca
Life of any real value or substance is not formed during good times merely enjoyed. - John Paul Warren
Hater" and "hate" are used when no critical thought can be formed. We can definitely do better. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If you eat, breathe and grow, two things are happening—which have little to do with either air or burgers. You are receiving an education and your spirit is being formed. To be alive is to be formed. - Gary W. Moon
Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil. - Plato
Talents are best nurtured in solitude; but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
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