Quotation Explorer - 'Genuine'

The pressures of life and influence of society have caused many to become something and someone they are not. Remove the layers. Dig through the dust and debris. Find the genuine jewel - YOU. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Positive vibrations and a genuine smile on your lips can heal the most distraught soul. - Sanchita Pandey
Wagging tongues from prejudiced, sophisticated facade of show-off people can never blemish any honest, genuine, golden heart. - Angelica Hopes
And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness. - Boris Pasternak
Everyone understands the pain that accompanies death,but genuine pain doesn't live in the spirit,nor in the air, nor in our lives,nor on these terraces of billowing smoke.The genuine pain that keeps everything awakeis a tiny, infinite burnon the innocent eyes of other systems. - Federico García Lorca
A friend is more to be longed for than the light; I speak of a genuine one. And wonder not: for it were better for us that the sun should be extinguished, than that we should be deprived of friends; better to live in darkness, than to be without friends - John Chrysostom
Genuine faith will produce genuine changes in your life. - Jim George
Genuine bravery for a writer.... It is about calmly speaking the truth when everyone else is silenced, when the truth cannot be expressed. It is about speaking out with a different voice, risking the wrath of the state and offending everyone, for the sake of the truth, and the writer’s conscience. - Murong Xuecun
Once we are able to combine a feeling of empathy for others with a profound understanding of the suffering they experience, we become able to generate genuine compassion for them. We must work at this continually. - Dalai Lama XIV
I write in seconds. I don’t stop. I don’t think. I simply write and when it comes, it flows and it makes sense because it’s genuine. I don’t understand thought-out poetry. It doesn’t seem real to me. - Dominic Riccitello
People should see genuine, authentic love in the church - Sunday Adelaja
If our logic is to find the common world intelligible, it must not be hostile, but must be inspired by a genuine acceptance such as is not usually to be found among metaphysicians. - Bertrand Russell
There's one best thing about childhood our genuine smile... - shivangi lavaniya
We must not allow our elected officials -many beholden to unaccountable corporate elites- to bastardize and pulverize the precious word democracy as they fail to respect and act on genuine democratic ideals - Cornel West
Asking storytellers to be genuine is like, asking a chain smoker to quit smoking . Habit of lying isn't easy to fix. Pretend as believing is like selling cigarettes. What else we could do, if we want them to be in our lives... - Heshan Udunuwara
We might give God our tithing, our material possessions, even our time and talents, but those are not really ours to begin with. They are gifts on loan. What is ours is the only genuine sacrifice we can lay on the altar—total submission. - Toni Sorenson
Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge. - Albert Einstein
I will say nothing... against the course of my existence. But at bottom it has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the whole of my 75 years, I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again forever. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have before suggested that a genuine blackguard is never without a pocket-handkerchief. - Edgar Allan Poe
Be a gift, a light, a blessing as far as the eye can see to answer a call as well as a genuine, compassionate heart can reach. - Angelica Hopes
As the genuine religious impulse becomes dominant, adoration more and more takes charge. 'I come to seek God because I need Him', may be an adequate formula for prayer. 'I come to adore His splendour, and fling myself and all that I have at His feet', is the only possible formula for worship. - Evelyn Underhill
[For the genuine believer] There are moments in life when God's pursuit of us seems like that of a persistent mosquito, constantly buzzing around our heads and causing us pain, and we are utterly powerless to shake him off. - Ian M. Duguid
Except for my daughters, I have not grieved for any death as I have grieved for . His was a great and beautiful spirit, he was a man all man, from crown to footsoles. My reverence for him was deep and genuine. Mark Twain - his
There are few things more discomfiting than a spontaneous outburst of genuine decency from someone you’re determined to dislike for no good reason. - Gregory David Roberts
We all want to look good, but genuine goodness is in the heart. - Gugu Mona
The ability to feel and express genuine gratitude for the help given when it is needed most, for the gift or boon that is given at just the right time and under the right circumstances, is a way of surrendering one’s self to benevolent external forces. - Stephen Richards
A leader must be a good listener. He must be willing to take counsel. He must show a genuine concern and love for those under his stewardship. - James Faust
Your genuine happiness does not come from other people, activities or things, it comes from living a meaningful life - a life that is in alignment with your values and is beneficial. - John Bruna
A book with the genuine power to stir and comfort its readers. - Mitch Albom
Marketing is not the art of finding clever ways to dispose of what you make. It is the art of creating genuine customer value. - Philip Kotler
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. - Dag Hammarskjold
A heart has its multiple facets of daily music. Respect a genuine good heart. - Angelica Hopes
I will not impress you with words, I will prove to you their definition. It’s a genuine vocabulary. - Soar
I pastiche, I quote, I lie. Fake, forge, forage, fabricate, copy, borrow, transform, steal. I illusion. I’m a genuine deceiver, a shy sham artist. - Shawna Lemay
With…love of wind, there is no surer test of genuine Nature instinct that this. Any body can love sunshine. - anonymous, from "The Anthenaeum", 1877, in review of Thoreau
Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another. - George Ebers
1. Do what you say you're gonna do 2. Show up! 3. Give genuine praise whenever you can 4. Never say sorry when you don't mean it 5. Never use sarcasm in email (and use the corny ass emoticons) - Matthew Lasar
It only took a corny joke, but the smile I saw shone brighter than a glare, more profound than a star. And the best thing... it was so genuine. It was so her. I never thought I could fall more in love. - Hubert Martin
I don’t want to re-write the same old book with the same tired techniques. I’d rather bring something new to the table that’s true to me and that people will have a genuine reaction to. That’s the whole point, isn’t it? - Veronika Carnaby
Genuine wisdom has two major conditions: you cannot teach it, and you cannot make someone learn it. - Raheel Farooq
Be cautious of every motive behind any action, because not every smile is genuine; sometimes it's just a grin. - Gugu Mona
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot. - D. H. Lawrence
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form. - Simone de Beauvoir
There is a humility about genuine love that is rather horrible in some ways. - George Orwell
The only way that your work will truly find an audience is if it is genuine. - Gina Marinello-Sweeney
From a genuine performers heart comes passion, to get there, he must first love his audience above himself. - Illusionist Scott Wolf
One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before. - Kin Hubbard
People are willing to help you succeed but many are probably not sure whether you might feel insulted or might see it as genuine help, that's why we should always seek out for help when we're stuck,so as to make people feel welcomed to offer ideas. - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
I have learnt that we expect honesty and genuineness from others, while not being honest and genuine with our own self. - Aisha Mirza
You have always understood and accepted my most genuine, most intimate impulses and responded to them with surprising accuracy. I wish all people turned into such mirrors for each other. - Igor Eliseev
Genuine people never seems to be in rush. In their conversation they make the other person feel special. - Kishore Bansal
Recognizing that God exists in all of us is the first step toward genuine kindness. - Charles F. Glassman
To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others. - Thomas Jefferson
Rise to the challenges that life presents you. You can't develop genuine character and ability by sidestepping adversity and struggle. - Daisaku Ikeda
Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum. - Charles Spencer
Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter. - William Shakespeare
I collect my thoughts, I choose my words, Whenever I decide to talk to you.But...I feel like a dumb, without a tongue,Whenever I reach in front of you.I wonder why it happens to me?even when my feelings are genuine and true. - Saad Salman
It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living. - Simone de Beauvoir
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. - Audre Lorde
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to enduring fact of mystery. - Henry Miller
At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
A 21st century poet is a woman who can speak her mind and stand upright like a mountain with her convictions, but can adapt like water in an ever changing season without losing her genuine elements. - Roseville Nidea
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic. - Oscar Wilde
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. Real love is simple, everyday kind of thing. A smile, a hug, an encouragement. Continuous love without effort. - Dancolin Flamiano
Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities. - William Bridges
Original, in French: La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur. English: Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. - Auguste Escoffier
Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We all must pay the price to be our genuine selves. - Ethel Russell
To every person who has never experienced genuine love and kindness, may you still have the strength to find the love and light that exists within your soul to give, thrive, and shine. - Leta B.
The most genuine acts of kindness are done without fanfare and when no one is looking. - Jason Pollock
The journey is made up of the most genuine and honest wonders of the mind, but also includes unfathomable sorrow and despair; yet, this is what makes up a journey as well as the human experience in entirety. - Forrest Curran
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. - T.S. Eliot
The world is old and full of lessons. We will not lack for examples. We only have to look around carefully, earnestly, so we can learn and realize that success, to be genuine, must not be propelled by greed. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. - Oscar Wilde
For that genuine smile on your face, find the lost confidence and then that's it! - Somya Kedia
A genuine Christian with a heart empty of all wickedness and filled with Christ's Love should be able to achieve any spiritual goals for the Glory of God. - Santosh Thankachan
There’s surprising relief and regeneration in finding ourselves within a moment of genuine grace, however small or temporary it may be. - Darrell Calkins
While police internal affairs is allowed to protect corrupt police officers that engage in unethical behaviors, illegal activities or murder, there will always be a genuine mistrust by the common people. - Steven Magee
That a work of creation struggles and insistently demands to be brought into being is a fact that no genuine artist would think of denying. - Dorothy L. Sayers
Genuine feelings cannot be produced, nor can they be eradicated. We can only repress them, delude ourselves, and deceive our bodies. The body sticks to the facts. - Alice Miller
For what it's worth, I think perfect love stories have perfect disasters hidden somewhere. If a genuine relationship comes out of two people screwing before they saw the potential of the 'relationship'? Its perfect, beautiful, a work of art in fact.. Normal is overrated. - Nike Thaddeus
Nothing is more to mastery than practice and skills. Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily is better than practicing once a week for three hours. And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement, you must create those habits. - George Spafford
I will say nothing against the course of my existence. But at bottom it has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the whole of my 75 years, I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again forever. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine. - Shannon L. Alder
No settlement with the majority is possible as no Hindu leader speaking with any authority shows any concern or genuine desire for it. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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