Quotation Explorer - 'Kept'

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom. - Heinrich Heine
His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. - Albert Einstein
Proverbs 28:26Those who trust in their own reasoning are fools, but those who walk in Wisdom will be kept safe. - Anonymous
I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagitarian and we're skeptical.
Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Write something the skeptics will sneer at. - Marty Rubin
There were millions of such families anxious only for peace and quiet in their own little nests. These were the mounting blocks by which the criminals climbed to power and kept it. - Simon Wiesenthal
What you seek you shall never find. For when the Gods made man, They kept immortality to themselves.Fill your belly.Day and night make merry.Let Days be full of joy.Love the child who holds your hand.Let your wife delight in your embrace.For these alone are the concerns of man. - The Epic of Gilgamesh
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived. - Dame Rose Macaulay
Straight men need to be emasculated. I'm sorry. They all need to be slapped around. Women have been kept down for too long. Every straight guy should have a man's tongue in his mouth at least once. - Madonna
We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.
Whenever someone shares a thought that says ‘Follow your heart but take your brain with you’, it just reminds about the childhood story in which a monkey applies his brain to misguide the crocodile by saying that he has kept his heart on the tree. - Anuj Somany
My reason, the physician to my love, angry that his prescriptions are not kept, hath left me. - William Shakespeare
Jesus kept it simple. The lesson wasn't complicated. 'I speak; you believe My word; your son will be fine.' We complicate what God has made simple by seeing the world through human eyes. We want to see in order to believe and presume that our limitations are His. - Charles R. Swindoll
Religion has kept all of us suffocated, I can’t raise my voice you can’t raise your voice, still they call us fundamentalists. - M.F. Moonzajer
I would have kept you safe,' he said.I closed my eyes, forcing the tears down my cheek to break against the dam of his fingers. 'I know. - Meagan Spooner
Over the years, I learned to smile or laugh when I was supposed to. I kept my true self hidden; I did not need to unleash my pain on the world around me. Instead, I taught myself to ignore it. I did not realize that the pain was eating away at my soul. - J.D. Stroube
One special advantage of the skeptical attitude of mind is that a man is never vexed to find that after all he has been in the wrong. - William Osler
All in all, I am not surprised that the people who want to unravel the social contract start with young adults. Those who are urged to feel afraid, very afraid, have both the greatest sense of independence and the most finely honed skepticism about government. - Ellen Goodman
I simply would not accede to being forced into this, and would frequently be kept out of classes because of irreverent comments and mocking this religious stuff. Frankly, it stayed with me to this day. In fact, don't get me going. I'm almost as bad as Richard Dawkins on this issue. - Richard E. Leakey
The mind can be won over if it is kept separate from things that appeal to it. - Dada Bhagwan
Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public. - Immanuel Kant
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. - Bible
Last night was dark and full of terror and while we slept, the angels kept their watch of wondering love. - OMOSOHWOFA CASEY
Hope is a flicker, a candle flame kept burning by the simple act of breathing. - Joan Clark
When it comes to branding and the ever-changing social media phenomenon, you’re not a mushroom. In other words, you shouldn’t be kept in the dark and fed a pile of...well, you get the idea. - David Brier
I believed I was too sensitive and weak. To prove I wasn’t a victim anymore, I moved closer to painful experiences rather than away from them. Remaining in harm’s way and exposing myself to more pain kept me in the victim role rather than moving me out of it. - Christina Enevoldsen
Most of your healing journey will be about unlearning the patterns of self-protection that once kept you safe. - Vironika Tugaleva
His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork. - Mae West
Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting. - Dale Carnegie
We were fair game but we have kept out of the cesspool. We are strong. We are the good ones. Do not discover us for we lie together all in green like pond weeds. Hold me, my young dear, hold me. - Anne Sexton
For 1,300 days of Sarajevo's drama, important people in the world who were supposed to act kept their eyes closed, ... But not you. You were not silent. Your voice was clear. - Alijia Izetbegovic
Bercelak’s kin kept themselves busy by sharpening weapons, reading, talking, or setting things on fire with small bursts of flame. - G.A. Aiken
[...] be unaffected by naysayers. Let not your desire or determination be wavered by the censure of cynics, the criticism of pessimists, the undermining of those that belittle, the jeering of the mockers, or the doubts of the skeptics. - Habib Umar
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. - Don Marquis
I kept trying to talk myself out of my second thoughts when they were trying to help me. My advice? When it comes to relationships, second thoughts should be promoted. - Deb Caletti
But the witness of the substitutionary atonement of Jesus is that God's most difficult promise has been kept. - Sheila Walsh
Do u sometimes feel dumb or duffer are inadequate words to describe some people?How about DUMFER? - EverSkeptic
Those who are so eager for women and girls to go back to the kitchen might think again about just what it is we might be up to in there. You can plan a lot of damage from a kitchen. It’s also where the knives are kept. - Laurie Penny
I kept my whole life in suitcase, Never really stayed in one place,Maybe that's the way it should be,You know I live my life like a gypsy. - Shinedown
My family of friends has kept me alive through lovers who have left, enterprises that have failed, and all too many stories that never got finished. That family has been part of remaking the world for me. - Dorothy Allison
I hated these visits, because I kept feeling the visitors measuring my fat and stringy hair against what I had been and what they wanted me to be, and I knew they went away utterly confounded. - Sylvia Plath
Famous actress bragging about her husband: Look at him, isn't he beautiful I have kept him for seven years now" Dorothy Parker: Don't Worry--he'll come back in style" - Dorothy Parker
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. - Jessamyn West
A little girl and her father were walking along in the evening. She was fascinated by the stars, and kept looking up at them, but made no comment until her father asked what she was thinking. She replied, "If the bottom side of heaven is so beautiful, how wonderful the other side must be - Francis Gay
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house. - Beverly Cleary
Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others... - Ta-Nehisi Coates
History doesn't remember gardens.…You forgot the wise administrators, those who kept the peace, those who brought prosperity. You needn’t feel embarrassed, though. So did history. - Andrew Ashling
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. - George Bernard Shaw
ALLAH, n. The Mahometan Supreme Being, as distinguished from the Christian, Jewish, and so forth. Allah's good laws I faithfully have kept, And ever for the sins of man have wept; And sometimes kneeling in the temple I Have reverently crossed my hands and slept. Junker Barlow - Ambrose Bierce
ALLEGIANCE, n. This thing Allegiance, as I suppose, Is a ring fitted in the subject's nose, Whereby that organ is kept rightly pointed To smell the sweetness of the Lord's anointed. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right. - Carl Schurz
I searched for my own heartand long after I had lost my wayin the days trailing past with their foliagein the aloof sky blue with distanceI thought I'd find my heartwhere I'd kept your eyes two brown butterfliesand I saw the swallows swoopand shadows starlings - Ingrid Jonker
Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society. - Criss Jami
The awareness that ‘money will get spent’ must never be kept; whatever gets spent at whatever time is correct. That’s why it was told to spend money, so that they can be free from greed and they can give it again and again. - Dada Bhagwan
The problem that has no name - which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities - is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease. - Betty Friedan
It's more real to me here than if I went up," he suddenly heard himself say; and the fear lest that last shadow of reality should lose its edge kept him rooted to his seat as the minutes succeeded each other. - Edith Wharton
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - Eleanor Roosevelt
She asked me why I am not answering her questions. I looked at her with love and kept silent. Silence is my best answer for her intriguing questions. - Debasish Mridha
I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially. - E.B. White
Would the fish have ever been caught if it had kept it’s mouth shut? - Ashwin Sanghi
Churchill kept perspective on the crowds that gathered to hear him speak by conceding they would be twice as big if gathered to see him hanged. - Winston S. Churchill
MESMERISM, n. Hypnotism before it wore good clothes, kept a carriage and asked Incredulity to dinner. - Ambrose Bierce
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses. - George Bernard Shaw
We kept our secrets because we don't want to reveal what we were before - Syrone Dalawis
When I was younger, my mom loved to garden. But the flowers would never grow. She just kept trying.''I don't understand.''Because you can't.''What does this have to do with anything?'I don't fiddle with my fingers and there's no apology on the tip of my tongue when I say, 'I am my mother's son. - Ellie Lieberman
Skepticism is my nature. Free Thought is my methodology. Agnosticism is my conclusion. Atheism is my opinion. Humanitarianism is my motivation. - Jerry DeWitt
It was books that kept me from taking my own life after I thought I could never love anyone, never be loved by anyone again. - Will Harondale, Clockwork Prince
If they knew how much you kept inside to keep from hurting them, but hurting yourself instead, maybe they’d love you more. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I tried to hang myself with a bungee cord. I kept almost dying. - Steven Wright
We've kept the good old vices and labored to invent a few, With cake in vulgar surplus we can have it, and eat it too
But she bravely kept her eyes open; she was both lost and found in the soft, burning depths of his eyes. - Julie Anne Long
He kept him as the apple of his eye. - Bible
Man kept control over the machines he created, I wish God would have done the same with the man he created. - Amit Kalantri
Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible) - Abraham Lincoln
I held my breath tightly against the shivers coursing through my body. Darkness ate away the edges of my vision and numbness stole away my fingers. I kept holding though. Watching the last bubble of precious air escape my lips. Then it became all black. But I never let go. - Hubert Martin
For me the saddest thing was that these animals smelled the brokenness in him the human defect and kept away. - Alice Sebold
I'd rather be encouraged by an ant to live than taught to doubt by fifty skeptics. - Marty Rubin
At times,trust is bound to be broken,promises are bound not to be kept,hearts are bound to be hurt,mistakes are bound to be make.You are also bound to meet a person at their worst in order for you to confirm that you want to be part of their lives. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
They said you would fall,but were surprised when you were rising.The said you would fail,but were surprised when you were succeeding.They said you would break,but were surprised when you kept it together.The said you would deteriorate,but were surprised when you were flourishing. - Matshona Dhliwayo
In the night, I am kept awake by the endless chatter of my inner self. I hear it speak softly of old hurts and fondly of past loves, while its demands and anxieties resound throughout me in multitudes.I could be calm and composed all day long, but the moment it is dark, my mind riots. - Beau Taplin
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency. - Eric Ambler
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. - Carl Sagan
I don't worry about what other people think of me. It's one of the things I most admired about my dad growing up. He didn't give a hoot what others thought. He was who he was. It's one of the qualities that has kept me most sane. - Chris Kyle
Dreams are to be chased not to be kept in the memories. - Harsh Malik
You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing. - René Descartes
The world is kept alive only by heretics: the heretic Christ, the heretic Copernicus, the heretic Tolstoy. Our symbol of faith is heresy. (Tomorrow) - Yevgeny Zamyatin
Being skeptical is a balancing act; it doesn't mean being dismissive. - Evan Gough
Two wrongs never add up to a right. But it's okay, I always sucked at maths. - EverSkeptic
She (historian Barbara Tuchman) draws on skepticism, not cynicism, leaving the reader not so much outraged by human ability as amused and saddened by human folly. - Robert K. Massie
What then have I done? What, except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. It's innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.
What I spent, is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever. - Ethel Percy Andrus
The world's biggest tree, the redwood tree was once a little nut that just kept growing regardless of weather. - Mark F. LaMoure
Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parent. - George Bernard Shaw
Once I tried to kill myself with a bungee cord. I kept almost dying. - Steven Wright
I receive Thee ransom of my soul. For love of Thee have I studied and kept vigil toiled preached and taught… - Thomas Aquinas
Even though I was fairly certain God wasn't Ted Bundy, I kept an open mind, since this phone call was getting a bit confusing. - Scott Buckel
The bride's about to throw her bouquet," Mom told me the day after she turned 96. "Come on, June, get me up there!" (She stole the bouquet and kept it.) - Nora 102 1 2 A Lesson on Aging Well by June Shaw
Always be skeptical of what you learn from experience. - Marty Rubin
From the time we're born until we die, we're kept busy with artificial stuff that isn't important. - Tom Ford
Skepticism is the agent of reason against organized irrationalism--and is therefore one of the keys to human social and civic decency. - Stephen Jay Gould
[While writing history], I've kept the most interesting company imaginable with people long gone. Some I've come to know better than many I know in real life, since in real life we don't get to read other people's mail. - David McCullough
It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones. - Christopher Poindexter
Their long years together had shown him that it did not so much matter if marriage was a dull duty, as long as it kept the dignity of duty: lapsing from that, it became a mere battle of ugly appetites. - Edith Wharton
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solved each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. - Thomas Jefferson
This was a little house, with a ceiling that kept getting higher and higher, a hot place with no windows. This was anger. - Helen Oyeyemi
I was the wings that kept her aloft, while the churning sea of reality nipped at her feet. I kept her from drowning, but I still felt bad, that her toes had to experience such dreadful cold. - Hubert Martin
An agnostic is a creature that is religiously skeptical whenever it is told that God exists or that He doesn’t. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation. - Simone de Beauvoir
Simply to acquiesce in skepticism can never suffice to overcome the restlessness of reason. - Immanuel Kant
If you are searching for sacred knowledge and not just a palliative for your fears, then you will train yourself to be a good skeptic. - Ann Druyan
Reckless predictions of the second coming of Christ create an artificial excitement among believers followed by a corresponding depression. In addition, it hardens skeptics in their unbelief and provides new fodder for cynics to mock the Christian faith. - Doug Batchelor
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. - Jimmy Breslin
Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept. - Lucille Clifton
There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made. - Richard Feynman
In a world where everything is remembered and everything is kept forever, you need to live for the future and things you really care about. - Eric Schmidt
Sorrow is a sanctuary as long as self is kept outside. [...] let us not foster, embrace, rekindle and indulge our grief. For then our sorrow is a selfish and luxurious fiction, a ground in which the Holy Spirit will not dig. - Frederick William Faber
…little people like me have to keep the true story alive. That way, when the revolution ends, and people come looking for the history, we can say, ‘Here it is we kept it for you. - Mauriel Joslyn
It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you. - Lillian Hellman
The White Hand did not fry all the brain. He fried somefrom the right hemisphere and some from the left. Theremaining brain, The White Hand wrapped in tin foil,carefully. Tomorrow is, after all, another day, and food should be keptin storage so it won’t go bad. - Siberian Hellhole by Michael Mulvihill
Don't waste water on washing your shirt, use photoshop! - EverSkeptic
Brethren, you won’t believe what I discovered. I found out that in every place, people listened to the message (the shift our churches need) with full attention and total bewilderment. The question that I kept on hearing was: why are other Christian ministers not doing the same thing? - Sunday Adelaja
Have you ever thought your friend or loved one had issues and you kept praying for God to change them? Have you ever thought it could be you just need to change your attitude? - Amanda Penland
Logan was her entire world and she was his. She could taste the raw honey and bits of bees still on his tongue. She enjoyed the sweet flavor and kept her promise of kissing him even though he was a bug-eating bear. - Jess Hayek
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than saying a drunken man is happier than a sober man. - George Bernard Shaw
I just realized, there is too much of me in me. - EverSkeptic
To stop the bleeding i pushed back the blood that was bleeding out of the hole in my heart. It kept overflowing when i missed you and im dying, not literally, but my heart is. - Nicole
Early mapmakers kept their backs to the sea - Sarah Hymas
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. - Samuel Butler
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily. - George Santayana
The moment we find the reason behind an emotion...the wall we have built is breached, and the positive memories it has kept from us return too. That's why it pays to ask those painful questions. The answers can set you free. - Gloria Steinem
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
At that time my virtue slumbered; my evil, kept awake by ambition, was alert and swift to seize the occasion. - Robert Louis Stevenson
I kept thinking how they were all names of dead people, and how names are basically the only thing dead people keep. - Jonathan Safran Foer
He wept bitter tears over the death of his enemy. It was his enemy, after all, who knew him best and kept him up at night. - Donna Lynn Hope
A whole tree of lightning stood in the sky. She kept looking out the window, suffused with the warmth from the fire and with the pity and beauty and power of her death. The thunder rolled. - Eudora Welty
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. - Robert Louis Stevenson
What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth - Compared with love, found, gained, and kept? - Robert Browning
In order to hold your faith intact Be sure it's kept unsullied by fact
Now everything that you do is written in red or black in Angel Gabriel's book. Not for everyone is this record kept, but only for those who have taken a position of responsibility. There is a Law of Sins, and if you do not fulfil all your obligations, you will pay. - G.I. Gurdjieff
All the repressed emotions and subconscious desires in time lead to some kind of psychological or physiological breakdown, if kept unchecked. - Abhijit Naskar
Memories are the precious moments wrapped in delicate ribbon. The ones kept dear are beautifully woven around our heart, the ones that don't hold the beauty of the ribbon, unties itself naturally. - Kittie Blessed
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves. - Bruce Grocott
Her two outstanding characteristics were self-confidence and candor. The latter sometimes got her into hot water Durrance later told Charlotte, but the former kept it from scalding her. - Olive Higgins Prouty
With Zia's controversial demise in 1988, Jinnah was finally spared the false beard Zia kept pinning on the founder's otherwise clean-shaven face. - Nadeem Farooq Paracha
There was a long hard time when I kept far from me, the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. But, since my duty has not been incompatible with the admission of that remembrance, I have given it a place in my heart. - Charles Dickens
Racism is, among other things, the unearned skepticism of one group of humans joined to the unearned sympathy for another. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
I'm furious about the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. - George Santayana
Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive 'nows.' - Sue Halpern
I decided that a story was anything that I made up that kept the reader turning the pages or watching, and did not leave the reader or the viewer feeling cheated at the end. - Neil Gaiman
Some histories are better kept secret. - Shihab Kazi
I’m seeing so much of America today, Luya kept telling Lowell in nervously accented English. It became a personal catchphrase for him whenever things were not to his liking, he’d say that I’m seeing so much of America today. - Karen Joy Fowler
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself. - Kris Kristofferson
Just a word of advice. Whenever you're furious with your parents or you think they're terrible, just remember, you vomited on them and they kept you.
It's no more a hidden surprise that most business proprietors have kept advisers only to listen to their voice of solely own choice. - Anuj Somany
Never stop growing. The world's tallest redwood trees were all once little nuts, that kept growing regardless of weather, trials or tribulations. - Mark F. LaMoure
I am very pleased you like my stories. They are studies in prose, put for Romance's sake into fanciful form: meant partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy, and who find simplicity in a subtle strangeness. - Oscar Wilde
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. - John Keats
Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism. - Blaise Pascal
And the rain drops kept falling like the sweetest musicleaving tears on the glass,which is what music does to memost of the timebut silence too. and rain. - Charlotte Eriksson
She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on. - Robert M. Drake
I kept waiting for the part where I’d finally know who I was some flashing, neon moment of relief, but it never came. - Jennifer Elisabeth
Foreign lands never yield their secrets to a traveller. The best they offer are tantalising snippets, just enough to inflame the imagination. The secrets they do reveal are your own - the ones you have kept from yourself. And this is reason enough to travel, to leave home. - Graeme Sparkes
The speaker indicts our unbelieving responses to Jesus' COMMAND not to worry. We take it less seriously than His commands about overt actions and justify ourselves that we would not worry if He kept us from any circumstance we might worry about. - Jim Savastio
[On David Hume]Although he never admitted to being an atheist as such, he was clearly and unquestionably the most vividly elegant skeptic of them all. - Jonathan Miller
Ignorance is of a peculiar nature; once dispelled, it is impossible to reestablish it. It is not originally a thing of itself, but is only the absence of knowledge; and though man may be kept ignorant, he cannot be made ignorant. - Thomas Paine
Names have power... And he kept the one I gave him. My dear, sweet Jackaby. - Eleanor - William Ritter
Adventures kept hidden, words kept silent. You became my greatest secret. And when you left, no one knew the source of the pain I felt. No one knew you existed, except my writhing heart. - Hubert Martin
How else could I have kept together without her shattered pieces across the universe? - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
I kept getting the odd sensation that I was in fact perfectly stationary, and that I was pushing the world around under my feet. - Robyn Davidson
In my more rebellious days I tried to doubt the existence of the sacred, but the universe kept dancing and life kept writing poetry across my life. (Beyond Religion, p. 81) - David N. Elkins
Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
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
This, this indeed is to be accursed, For if we mortals love, or if we sing, We count our joys not by what we have, But by what kept us from that perfect thing. - Paul Laurence Dunbar
Afterward, I had the last laugh. I made an air bubble at the bottom of the lake. Our friends kept waiting for us to come up, but hey-when you are the son of Poseidon, you don't have to hurry. And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time. - Rick Riordan
I wish in the city of your heartyou would let me be the streetwhere you walk when you are mostyourself. I imagine the houses:It has been raining, but the rainis done and the children kept homehave begun opening their doors. - Robley Wilson
Perhaps it was Rudy who kept her sane, with the stupidity of his talk, his lemon-soaked hair, and his cockiness. He seemed to resonate with a kind of confidence that life was still nothing but a joke - an endless succession of soccer goals, trickery, and a constant repertoire of meaningless chatter. - Markus Zusak
The Father is truly the only Promise Maker who is in earnest a Promise Keeper. A promise from God is a promise kept. - Sheila Walsh
I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical. - Arthur C. Clarke
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. - Gore Vidal
Never stop growing in life. The world's tallest redwood trees were once little nuts, that kept on growing, regardless of weather, trials and tribulations. - Mark F. LaMoure
If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet...maybe we could understand something. - Federico Fellini
I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane.
And The Librarian Said "Earth Is Just A Fat Kid Being Kept Alive By Machines That Feed Him More Until It Explodes, I Recommend Temporary Starvation - The Monster Pyro
You could tell a lot about someone by the way they carried a secret-by how safe they kept it, how soon they told, the way they acted when they were trying to keep it from spilling out. - Jennifer E. Smith
She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist. - Jean-Paul Sartre
All the same, a seductive voice from afar kept breaking into her conjugal peace: it was the voice of solitude. She closed her eyes and listened to the sound of a hunting horn coming from the depths of distant forests. There were paths in those forests... - Milan Kundera
I was going to buy a book on hair loss, but the pages kept falling out. - Jay London
I am an infidel today. I do not believe what has been served to me to believe. I am a doubter, a questioner, a skeptic. When it can be proved to me that there is immortality, that there is resurrection beyond the gates of death, then will I believe. Until then, no. - Luther Burbank
Character is much easier kept than recovered. - Thomas Paine
The true skeptic will never believe you no matter how much proof you offer him. The true believer does not need it.
We kept our heads down and did our jobs. We controlled the only thing we could, which was the show. We did the thing. Because remember, the talking about the thing isn't the thing. The doing of the thing is the thing. - Amy Poehler
I kept loving and loving and loving. Every waking hour, I marveled on how these moments would make made me feel. I wanted to love the world and be the change it so deliciously craved. - Robert M. Drake
When I was a child, it was a matter of pride that I could plow through a Nancy Drew story in one afternoon, and begin another in the evening. . . . I was probably trying to impress the librarians who kept me supplied with books. - Kathleen Norris
Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. - Joseph Campbell
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
Perhaps that's why they had been so happy to learn a new tongue in the first place : the self consciousness of it, the effort of it, the grammar of it, pulled you up; a new language provided distance and kept the heart intact. - Kiran Desai
She had blue skin. And so did he. He kept it hid, And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by - And never knew. - Shel Silverstein
The key for me was to have faith and trust in God to transform me. This was scary because the foundation that once kept me safe and secure was being taken from me! - Michael Barbarulo
There was a war between them, between love and the right thing to do, and it kept assaulting them, kept keeping them apart. - Keira D. Skye
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