Quotation Explorer - 'Mere'

Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalised medium of reason, that's all we have between us and the tyranny of mere will and the cruelty of unbridled, undisciplined feelings. - Felix Frankfurter
Statistically the probability of any one of us being here is so small that you would think the mere possibility of existence would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise. - Lewis Thomas
Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words have the ability to change our lives simply by being next to each other. - Kamand Kojouri
All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words. - Ming-Dao Deng
In truth, I am nothing but a plodding mediocrity please observe, a plodding mediocrity for a mere mediocrity does not go very far, but a plodding one gets quite a distance. There is joy in that success, and a distinction can come from courage, fidelity and industry. - Benjamin N. Cardozo
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. - Charles Dickens
True Prayer is the work of relationship, where He moves them from mere information about Him to a one-on-one experience with Him, so that now when they talk about knowing God, they mean more than, I understand what you’re saying about God, but also, It fits my experience of Him. - Geoffrey Wood
Books and movies, they are not mere entertainment. They sustain me and help me cope with my real life. - Arlaina Tibensky
The mere thought that she was alone and surrounded by books gave her a near-sensuous thrill. As she looked around her room, dark escaper for the slash of light near her lamp, and saw the vague outlines of her books, she asked herself 'Have I not the whole world? - Andrew Wilson
Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal. - Elizabeth Aston
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being. - C.G. Jung
Knowledge without implementation is but mere information. True knowledge transcends the barrier of the mind and bears fruit within action - T. Haque
The pain of being treated like a mere object. And a sense that this pain would turn into pleasure. - Natsuo Kirino
Do not bank on mere mortals. Trust the One who will never fail you - Radhe Maa
Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words can change our lives simply by being next to each other. - Kamand Kojouri
Success and failure can both make you lose appetite and concentration, don't let it bother or over-excite you, just think them away as a mere thing that had just happened, and get along with your life. - Michael Bassey Johnson
As Bernard Shaw has pointed out, we are all born under the death sentence, so the time and the form may be mere details. - J. Jefferson Farson
To think that we grasp the fullness of life is to say that by holding a mere drop of water in our hands we are able to understand the immensity of the ocean. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We need to track back ISIS ideology to its origins, so as to pull it up by its roots. Then, and only then, we can establish a whole new understanding of the righteous religion rather than mere individuals’ interpretations that satisfy clerks desires and fantasies. - مُضر آل أحميّد
Cricket is an art. Like all arts it has a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism. - C.L.R. James
Flair is what makes the difference between artistry and mere competence. Cmdr. William Riker - Star Trek The Next Generation
What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense, we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself. - Anna Jameson
Your words may be heard but your attitude will be felt. Your attitude reveals your character so never try to deceive anyone with mere words. Word/Talk is cheap but character is key. It costs nothing to be authentic. Learn to be a man or woman of substance! - Kemi Sogunle
‎"...the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. - C.G. Jung
Soulful love, is poetry in motion. A contemplation of beauty from the deep arises and the mere struggle to express the rapture of the soul. - Angie karan
Yes, please leave us, the mere presence of beings like yourselves is intensely painful to us. - Gene L. Coon
Whereas I would argue that style is morality: morality detailed, configured, intensified. It’s not in the mere narrative arrangement of good and bad that morality makes itself felt. It can be there in every sentence - Martin Amis
Meanwhile here I am- Earthborn woman, a mere barbaric maula, geting deeper into Imperial Space with each passing light second. I should be trembling with fear, I suppouse. No. Let the Emperor tremble. Laylah is here! - Robert Silverberg
Life is an activity with which we kill time while we wait for something, someone, or the mere passage of time to kill us. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may retain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved. - William James
Beliefs are stronger than mere ideas, thoughts and notions, be careful about what you believe. - Amit Kalantri
Never question the conviction of a scientist, based on mere scriptures. - Abhijit Naskar
We are mere mortal. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Like every true performer, she was intoxicated by the mere feel of the notes: they were fingers caressing her own; and by touch, not by sound alone, did she come to her desire. - E.M. Forster
Conversation often becomes mere verbal performance and oral horseplay rather than fair-minded communication. (Juicy rumours ) - Erik Pevernagie
A mere love of wisdom is often enough to make oneself wiser. - Raheel Farooq
If circumstances are always the rulers, the shallow existence of instant gratification will keep us as mere spectators of our lives. Get up! Clarify! Get in the game and live! - Claudia Simon
A wise doesn’t need advice or action of the people to know their true intention because a sane person can gauge it by mere observation of the attitude, good or bad, of their close companion towards others. - Anuj Somany
Stay calm and exercise restrain during your most desperate moment or you shall desperately say what when your desperation is over, you shall come to a later realization of what you shouldn’t have say and notice how silence could have been the best option to mere words! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words... As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are meaning. - Alan W. Watts
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten. - Neil Gaiman
A mere motivator sees potentials in people and tells them to take actions. A true leader sees the same potentials in the same people and influences them to optimize them under his God-lead inspirations. - Israelmore Ayivor
Men are mere mortals but their quest for knowledge leads them to the brink of immortality.Excerpt from novel You Can't Escape Love by - Grace Willows
Beneath her curls, I forget the world,With a mere gaze she raises my hopes of gold. Love is as much in her heart as in mine,But she doesn’t say it, her punishment so divine. - Faraaz Kazi
Why, play we, these games of mere men? - Daniel A. Craig
Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Story always tells us more than the mere words, and that is why we love to write it, and to read it. - Madeleine L'Engle
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding. - Ezra Pound
An understanding of Jesus is not a mere matter of intelligence. He has to be accepted by faith. - Lloyd C. Douglas
Yoga is a lifestyle and not just a mere kind of exercise to stay fit and health. It is a science which unfolds the endless potentials of our mind and soul. - Anamika Mishra
The ultimate goal of technology, the telos of techne, is to replace a natural world that’s indifferent to our wishes a world of hurricanes and hardships and breakable hearts, a world of resistance with a world so responsive to our wishes as to be, effectively, a mere extension of the self. - Jonathan Franzen
Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. - George MacDonald
Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition. - Alexander Hodge
God seemed to be having a hard time killing him, and he'd be damned if he was going to make the job easy for mere mortals - Mario Puzo
When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. - Erma Bombeck
What was he? A mere human, stuck between the rungs of blended adolescence and nascent adulthood. What power did he command over the mysterious forces of love? Which sword could shatter the impenetrable armour of desire? - Faraaz Kazi
We divided ourselves among caste, creed, culture and countries but what is undivided remains most valuable: a mere smile and the love. - Santosh Kalwar
No man by mere high human wisdom would dare undertake a step for Jesus’ sake unless he knows that the Holy Spirit has directly spoken to him; and until He comes, I shall not go. - Oswald Chambers
Some relationships are just a mere illusion! - Elena ristic
The arrogance of the human mind is too fragile, as well as the patience of the human character. It is because of that, they fail to see the power of mere observation and systematic analysis. - Lionel Suggs
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. - Immanuel Kant
Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star... - E.E. Cummings
The populace think that your rejection of popular standards is a rejection of all standard, and mere antinomianism; and the bold sensualist will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes. But the law of consciousness abides. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading. - Virginia Woolf
Los Angeles, it should be understood, is not a mere city. On the contrary, it is, and has been since 1888, a commodity; something to be advertised and sold to the people of the United States like automobiles, cigarettes and mouth wash.
The mere fact that a very large number of people believe such a thing and that the world would be a better place if it were true, is no reason for believing that it is true. - Leonard Woolf
always keep in mind the paramount importance of living a balanced life with emphasis on nurturing strong friendships and family ties, while still doing the things that you find rewarding for reasons other than mere monetary income. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Some writers aren't writers, they are mere escapees' and refugees' on an exile from the jungle of thoughts. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I used to think it was mere homesickness, then I started getting it at home. - John Lennon
When opponents of evolution object that human beings are not mere apes, they are correct. We are also part bee. - Jonathan Haidt
Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. - Edward Chapin
We should challenge the relativism that tells us there is no right or wrong, when every instinct of our mind knows it is not so, and is a mere excuse to allow us to indulge in what we believe we can get away with. A world without values quickly becomes a world without value. - Jonathan Sacks
How hard it is to now believe that these strong, merciless chains of fear and hopelessness, rendering the limbs of my mind motionless, were once innocuous mere threads. -Mehul.M - Abhinav .M
I don't talk about the mountain I talk to the mountain because my boss broke down the China wall of those days (JERICHO) with mere word.... - Thomas Sam
Turning and turning in the widening gyre, The falcone cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...
To me art means power to sway people not with my words but with a mere picture. Art means expression, not my own but of the subjects. Art means truth; because when you see a picture you see all that is real. Art is exposure, showing things in a way they haven’t been seen before. - CV
Prayer is not mere wishing. It is asking with a will. . . . It is energy. We turn to an active Giver; therefore we go into action. - P.T. Forsyth
No self is of itself alone. It has a long chain of intellectual ancestors. The "I" is chained to ancestry by many factors… This is not mere allegory, but an eternal memory. - Erwin Schrödinger
As it happened, all three of us turned out to be real writers--a coincidence almost too large to be termed mere coincidence in a society where literally tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of college students aspire to the writer's trade and where bare hundreds actually break through. - Stephen King
Too large a proportion of recent "mathematical" economics are mere concoctions, as imprecise as the initial assumptions they rest on, which allow the author to lose sight of the complexities and interdependencies of the real world in a maze of pretentious and unhelpful symbols. - John Maynard Keynes
You were my dock. I am just a mere ship that has drifted farther and farther into the vast water. Many docks are in range, but I have yet to anchor and tie my rope. - A.M.L
I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. - Fran Lebowitz
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself. - John Ruskin
Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.
He [the poet] brings out the inner part of things and presents them to men in such a way that they cannot refuse but must accept it. But how the mere choice and rhythm of words should produce so magical an effect no one has yet been able to comprehend, and least of all the poets themselves. - Hilaire Belloc
(Kindness) is much more a sign of character than mere niceness. Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen."- (Every Day) - David Levithan
Hanging with people who make you feel unappreciated, for the mere sake of appearing to be popular, is the loneliest place to be. - Ellen J. Barrier
Secret of man's Mortality; Man has transformed from immortal to become a mere mortal being all because of our mental love for sex and evil. - Auliq Ice
Read a good book every day. Books help to educate the soul. The mere joy of learning something new will instill the will to live in you. - Sanchita Pandey
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke. - Hermann Hesse
Life is not a problem but an endless possibility.Love is not a mere sentiment but an instrument of ability. - Debasish Mridha
Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy. - Theodore Roosevelt
If Mere Christianity helps make Christianity comprehensible, Orthodoxy makes it weird again. - Leah Libresco
It's not love at first sight, it's having the sight, to distinguish true love, from just mere beauty. - Anthony Liccione
We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise. - Abraham H. Maslow
But instability like mine needs considerable distance to pass for mere quirkiness. - Terri Cheney
Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle
Beauty, then, is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation. These considerations should make us realize the care which is needed, if the liturgical action is to reflect its innate splendour. - Pope Benedict XVI
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
Men are mere mortals but their quest for knowledge leads them to the brink of immortality. - Grace Willows
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle
As every reader knows in his or her heart, there is much more to truth than mere fact. - Alison Croggon
Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that the mere fact of our existence should keep us all in a state of contented dazzlement. - Lewis Thomas
Mere hope isn't enough to change destiny. One must act. - Ogwo David Emenike
If the people could be awakened to their senses by mere preaching or writing, then probably no person would be smoking upon seeing the statutory warning on cigarette packets. - Anuj Somany
Doing something for the mere joy of it—for one's self or others—is quite possibly one of the best returns on an investment of time that a person can receive. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
Pure intuitive faith differs as much from fanaticism as fire from smoke, or music from mere noise; those who confuse the two are like the deaf. - José Rizal
It is mere human for man to sin. But it is divine to be saved. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. - Maria Montessori
The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality. - Oscar Wilde
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. - Carl Jung
We are the result of our mere actions. What we do, we become. - Santosh Kalwar
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned. - George Gordon Byron
The mere ambition to write a poem is enough to kill it. - Henri Michaux
Can a mere song change a people's minds? I doubt that it is so. But a song can infiltrate your heart and the heart may change your mind. - Elvis Costello
The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition.
Mere sorrow, which weeps and sits still, is not repentance. Repentance is sorrow converted into action; into a movement toward a new and better life.
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it. - H.L. Mencken
In certain diseased conditions consciousness is a mere spark, without memory of the past or thought of the future, and with the present narrowed down to some one simple emotion or sensation of the body. - William James
Mere grimness is as easy as grinning; but it requires something to put a handsome face on a story. Narratives become of suspicious merit in proportion as they lean to Newgate-like offenses, particularly of blood and wounds... - Leigh Hunt
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. - Emily Dickinson
Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction. - Criss Jami
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men. - John Randolph
Sometimes I create a character from a scrap - a mere mention that has been left behind. - Sara Sheridan
Mere talents does not give glory to God but a humble heart. - Mac Canoza
I am strangely tired, not from having talked so much but at the mere thought of what I still have to say - Albert Camus
Leaders in OVER their heads is the mere result of getting ahead of their intended SEASON. - John Paul Warren
It's not so much what you accomplish. But what's more important is how far you've come to accomplish what you have.Success is the measure of not mere achievement, but also how hard one had to work. - Therone Shellman
Love is not a mere sentiment but an instrument of ability. - Debasish Mridha
Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love. - Rabindranath Tagore
If the poets offered us nothing more than another make-believe world, they would be mere sellers of drugs or, at best, sweetmeats. - Robert Lynd
#Ola MusingsHer brow's penciled bowEyes tinged with kohl wowA mere passing shadow of hersCauses dust dry bloom wow!By nCr - NarayanChandraRauf
OPPOSE, v. To assist with obstructions and objections. How lonely he who thinks to vex With bandinage the Solemn Sex! Of levity, Mere Man, beware; None but the Grave deserve the Unfair. Percy P. Orminder - Ambrose Bierce
Every religion which does not concern itself with Science is mere tradition, and that is not the essential. Therefore science, education and civilization are most important necessities for the full religious life.
It is sometimes but the mere hope for enjoyment that allows one to enjoy something, even when he is not really enjoying it at the moment. - Criss Jami
If more people recognized the difference between friendship and mere attraction, or how love must partake of both to prosper, I expect there'd be more happy people." "And a lot fewer poems and plays," I said, laughing as I splashed about in the scented water. - Sherwood Smith
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and intimacies and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to "keep" by force of mere inertia. - William James
People who hate you because of a mere jealousy over your success hurt themselves in disguise. This is because you carry an image of who they wish they had become. Don't hate them back because they may also become like you one day and it will mean hurting that image you carry! - Israelmore Ayivor
It is only a mere fallacy to say you are quitting when your heartbeat is in tune with the beat. A real change is a real change! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.
An artist who conforms to conventional ideas is nothing but a mere charlatan. - Michael Bassey Johnson
He liked all books, because he liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.
The instinct of the thief is most strongly marked in the Skua tribe, and I am afraid that the mere love of thieving alone actuates them on many occasions. - George Murray Levick
The magnitude of any one day is compromised by its passing quickly into the next, a mere moment in time which soon fades into the collective memory of our past. - Timothy W. Tron
Thus I draw from the absurd three consequences, which are myrevolt, my freedom, and my passion. By the mere activity ofconsciousness I transform into a rule of life what was an invitationto death—and I refuse suicide. - Albert Camus
I can't tell if a straw ever saved a drowning man, but I know that a mere glance is enough to make despair pause. For in truth we who are creatures of impulse are creatures of despair. - Joseph Conrad
The mere fact that a boxer covers his face never means that he is much afraid of his opponent. A good punch will give a better explanation for his action! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Living in a world: where to be born, is a mere by mention. To be living, a story. Then to die, our eternal; restart! - Stb Hernández
But nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear and merge into something else. - E.M. Forster
But freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. - Robert Jackson
Such things as are good simply because they have been commanded or instituted, or as being symbols of something good, are mere shadows which cannot be reckoned among actions that are the offspring, as it were, or fruit of a sound mind and of intellect. - Baruch Spinoza
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -- a mere heart of stone. - Charles Darwin
People interfere in a person’s internal family matters not with an intention to resolve the feud, but mere with a selfish interest of showing own importance as a judge. Only foolish individual invites those devilish minds as mediators in own private home dispute. - Anuj Somany
Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature. - Charlotte M. Mason
The Gospel is not a mere message of deliverance, but a canon of conduct; it is not a theology to be accepted, but it is ethics to be lived. It is not to be believed only, but it is to be taken into life as a guide. - Alexander MacLaren
America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness-built upon freedom-is moral, not material. we have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. - Woodrow Wilson
One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on. - D.H. Lawrence
The mere fact that I exist, means that I deserve to be here and to express myself any damn way I please. - Euphoria Godsent
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business. - Mahatma Gandhi
When confidence is deemed arrogance..Happiness and joy deemed showing off self..Strong words deemed mere big talk and rhetoric..Small minds..only time will prove and show the truth.. - Abha Maryada Banerjee
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The mere telling of how a need was met is often like telling of a need, which is asking crookedly instead of straight out. But this much I will say--with every fresh need has come a fresh supply. - Amy Carmichael
There is a way in which the collective knowledge of mankind expresses itself, for the finite individual, through mere daily living... a way in which life itself is sheer knowing. - Laurens Van der Post
All that you have been is but a small part, a very mere bit of the potential of your life. - Jennifer DeLucy
Sometimes life is nothing more that a mere constant battle of tug and war between what's best for you and what makes you happy. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. - John Muir
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The mere fact that I exist means that I deserve to be here and to express myself any damn why I please. - Euphoria Godsent
Body language speaks much more succinctly and honestly than mere spoken words. - Dixie Waters
World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion. - Dalai Lama XIV
The mere sense of living is joy enough. - Emily Dickinson
Don't you ever waste a single second in your life to think that you're useless. God created you with a purpose. And the mere fact that you exist in this world is a benefit of those who actually know you. - Joe Mari Fadrigalan
Seek and achieve "GREATNESS" instead of mere success - Fela Durotoye
The genesis of life, unfold before us, the mere essence of our being……tarnished.Mankind can no longer survive on its own. - Robin Alleyna
The incalculable winds of fantasy and music and poetry, the mere face of a girl, the song of a bird, or the sight of a horizon, are always blowing evil’s whole structure away. - C.S. Lewis
To delight the ear and the eye is a mere sensual indulgence;—true poetry strikes at the soul. - Samuel Egerton Brydges
Slogans are mere wordsuck... - Gabriel Thy
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from the force of character. - Baruch Spinoza
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