Quotation Explorer - 'Narrow'

America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds. - Ernest Hemingway
This is my country, that is your country; these are the conceptions of narrow souls - to the liberal minded the whole world is a family. - Virchand Gandhi
I set out on a narrow way many years ago, hoping I would find true love along the broken road - Rascal Flatts
Seated by her side in the narrow cabin, pressing cold compresses to her forehead and holding her while she vomited, he felt profoundly happy.... - Isabel Allende
The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.' And always, he fought the temptation to choose a clear, safe course, warning, 'That path leads ever down into stagnation. - Frank Herbert
Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. - E. Joseph Cossman
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. - Booker T. Washington
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
Patriotism, currently, is nothing but the deadly evolution of narrow minded politics which has distorted language. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
There is a very, narrow, thinness of line between the living and the dead; actually, it's just a lack of a heartbeat away. - Wes Adamson
Life seemed to him to be a narrow cage, and her iron bars were many and dense, and there was only one way out. - Leonid Andreyev
They say it is a wide road that leads to war and only a narrow path that leads home again. - Bob Massie
If I had to narrow my choice of meats down to one for the rest of my life, I am quite certain that meat would be pork. - James Beard
When I finally let someone into my narrow bed, the first thing I told her was what I could not do. I said, "I can't fix it, girl. I can't fix anything. If you don't as me to fix it, you can ask anything else. If you can say what you need, I'll try to give it to you. - Dorothy Allison
Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny. It's the only one. It's based on thousands of years of human experience. There is nothing narrow about the conservative philosophy. It's a liberating philosophy. It is a magnificent philosophy. It is a philosophy for the ages, for all times. - Mark R. Levin
Miss Austen’s novels seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world. Never was life so pinched and narrow. The one problem in the mind of the writer is marriageableness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
At every step of the way, George W. Bush has put the narrow interests of the few ahead of the interests of most Americans. - John Kerry
Once you know what you want, narrow the options, make your choices, and go for it. But until you do, embrace not knowing. - Jen Doll
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers. - Col. Thomas Aspinwall
The Master said, What a worthy man was Yan Hui! Living in a narrow alley, subsisting upon meager bits of rice and water—other people could not have borne such hardship, and yet it never spoiled Hui’s joy. What a worthy man was Hui!(Analects 6.11) - Confucius
If a tiny bud dares unfold to a wakening new world, if a narrow blade of grass dares to poke its head up from an unlit earth, then surely I can rise and stretch my winter weary bones, surely I can set my face to the spring sun. Surely, I too can be reborn. - Toni Sorenson
The one who straightens out himself will attain moksha [will be liberated]. If you don’t straighten out, people will beat you into doing so. The doorway to moksha [ultimate liberation] is narrow, so how will you be able to enter if you are obstinate? - Dada Bhagwan
It costs a man just as much or even more to go to hell than to come to heaven. Narrow, exceedingly narrow is the way to perdition! - Søren Kierkegaard
Spread your courtesy across the door posts of everyone you know, but reserve your intimacy with the little trustworthy friends who are going where you are going. Get it simply: wide courtesy, narrow intimacy! - Israelmore Ayivor
Libraries can in general be too narrow or too wide for the soul. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Relate to a life situation in the deepest sense: not from the standpoint of the ego that bemoans its fate and rebels against it, but from... the greater inner law that has left behind its small birth, the narrow realm of personal outlook, for the sake of renewal and rebirth. - Max Zeller
Even though this world is narrow, it is wide... to those who understand. This world isn't the only one. - CLAMP
Every once in a while, large cities have narrow streets, silent passageways that allow your footsteps to echo in the stillness of the night, and it seems like everything is going back to the way it was, when there were only a few of us and we all knew each other and greeted each other on the street. - Jaume Cabré
What we glean from travellers' vivid descriptions has a special charm; whatever is far off and suggestive excites our imagination; such pleasures tempt us far more than anything we may daily experience in the narrow circle of sedentary life. - Alexander von Humboldt
Tomorrow's world can not exist without morals, without faith and memory. Cynicism, narrow interests and cowardice must not occupy our lives. - King Michael of Romania
Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. - Jimmy Carter
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person. - Zig Ziglar
Every path we take in life, we make the decision to pursue a dream. We travel the path of our dreams on a mental path of a narrow bridge; we must stay focused on our goal and not fear, lest we lose our balance of purpose and fall. - Ellen J. Barrier
I measure every Grief I meetWith narrow, probing, Eyes;I wonder if It weighs like Mine,Or has an Easier size. - Emily Dickinson
Happily ever after could be waiting in a field a mile wide. Or a window as narrow as seven minutes. - Kiera Cass, The Crown
If you can't have faith in what is held up to you for faith, you must find things to believe in yourself, for a life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live. - George E. Woodberry
I used the word 'prose' in the Trans-Siberian in the early Latin sense of prosa dictu. Poem seemed to me too pretentious, too narrow. Prose is more open, popular. - Blaise Cendrars
We need to start asking ourselves, does religion make people narrow minded or open minded? - Unarine Ramaru
The one who can make full sense of love and lives within its narrow expections undresses no weeping face. - Darmie Orem
If the path set before her feet was to be narrow she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it. The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship were to be hers; nothing could rob her of her birthright of fancy or her ideal world of dreams. - L. M. Montgomery
If any young man reads this Book aright, he becomes large-hearted. He cannot hold his soul within the narrow bound of his ribs, but his great heart looks out to see where it can scatter benefits. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Intelligence arouses fear and respect, the lack of it keeps one on the narrow minded road of disrespect, stupidity and inferiority complex. - Michael Bassey Johnson
the source of a river is narrow. If you could jump over it in a twinkle of an eye at the source, be sure to ponder before you jump over it at its mid or its estuary. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Mind gives us an existence in duality; Spirituality gives us the knowledge in non-duality. Unless we narrow this gap, we will never experience the ultimate reality. - Gian Kumar
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. - Niels Bohr
Let your dreams be as litmitless as the circumference of the entire universe. The police service does not prosecute people who over-dream. Never nail yourself to the narrow cross. Dream big! - Israelmore Ayivor
The path to Salvation is as narrow and as difficult to walk as a razor's edge. - W. Somerset Maugham
Character is doing what you don't want to do, but know you should do. There's plenty of room and company on the broad road, but it's not easy to walk on that narrow path. - Joyce Meyer
When you're that age, you sometimes have a great enthusiasm that is very deep and very narrow, and that is something that has always intrigued me-- that world of the eleven-year-old that is so quickly lost. - Alan Bradley
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