Quotation Explorer - 'Passing'

Indecision with the passing of time becomes decision. - Bill Wilson
An odd thing about perception is that when we identify some new thing with one or more of our five senses, it is not really, immutably real -- it is a passing will o’ the wisp, an artifact of the senses and the translations of the brain until we get used to it and we give it a home in our hearts - Nigel Hey
Passing their toilet training is the very last thing that some adults did that has made their parents proud of them. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman. - Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor
For a man he get his own ship and his own strong wind, but he cannot stop missing all the passing breezes that never come again. - Tahar Mtibaa
Now and then, I remember you in timesUnbelievable. And in places not made for memoryBut for the transient, the passing that does not remain. - Yehuda Amichai
The stone has no uncertainties, no urge to communicate, and is eternally the same for thousands of years, while I am only a passing phenomenon which bursts into all kinds of emotions, like a flame that flares up quickly and then goes out. - C.G. Jung
If we could be seen thinking, we would show blown bright one moment, dark the next, like embers; subject to every passing word and thought of our own or other people's, mostly other people's. - Dorothy Whipple
Learning to let go is not giving up! It is simply passing the burden to a better fighter, so you can fight another day. (God) - Shannon L. Alder
It's easy to teach, give lesson to other, passing comments, but hard to learn when it comes to yourself. - Nutan Bajracharya
I was thinking about how disjointedly time seemed to flow, passing in a blur at times, with single images standing out more clearly than others. And then, at other times, every second was significant, etched in my mind. - Stephenie Meyer
We don’t have the choice to hold a minute from passing, but we do have the Choice to make that moment magical.- - RVM
Joshua made the sun stand still in the sky, but I can't keep these thoughts of You from passing by. - Rich Mullins
Many of us live that life where we are only happy when there's a good day passing by, instead of being sad when there's one bad day passing leaving us confused. - Auliq Ice
Sometimes, I present myself as an expert and talk non-sense. To be honest, passing out hugs is far better than passing judgements. TRY THIS! - Saurabh Sharma
Ok, I see. When they say Charles Wovenu is passing by, everyone wants to see Charles Wovenu. But when they say to a child that "Bibi" is passing by, every child is hiding for "Bibi". What makes the difference is the impacts. - Israelmore Ayivor
Let nothing disturb you,Let nothing frighten you,All things are passing away:God never changes.Patience obtains all things.Whoever has God lacks nothing;God alone suffices. - Teresa of Ávila
Like vanishing dew,a passing apparitionor the sudden flashof lightning -- already gone --thus should one regard one's self. - Ikkyu
185. Perhaps this is why writing all day, even when the work feels arduous, never feels to me like "a hard day's work." Often it feels more like balancing two sides of an equation - occasionally quite satisfying, but essentially a hard and passing rain. It, too, kills the time. - Maggie Nelson
The dusty tombs of long-dead exorcist priests lay in the alcoves below, surmounted by stone effigies, the features eroded by the passing of time and the reverent caresses of their grateful parishioners, a reminder, she knew all too well, of the brevity of life. - Sarah Ash
My message for all my readers is: Don't believe in those who claim that youth is a passing disease you just have to get rid of. Don't believe, that maturity is a goal and an asset to go after. Nothing will ever be ready, that is what makes life interesting. Read! - Tuula Kallioniemi
When I am passing through hell, I have to remind myself of the last time I happened to be on that road. How quickly it was over, without any ingenuity on my part. After all, hell is a one-way street. The only direction forward is the way out. - R. N. Prasher
Before passing judgementon someone’s choices,stop and look at the questionsthey were trying to answer. - Domonique Bertolucci
Very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. - Bible
I knelt in front of life, folded my hands and prayed for some more time; there couldn't be any. My heart bled and so did my tearful eyes.Time, they say, flies, but I saw it slowly passing by taking each of my tardy breaths with it as it walked out of my life... - Sanhita Baruah
Consciousness is who we really are; thoughts, feelings, and emotions are passing and temporary, but consciousness is existence. - Belsebuub
Writers are in many ways like demi-gods. With one stroke of a pen they can give life to a character, or strike them from existence, with nary a twinge of grief at their passing. - Steven Lake
I am lost in the paradigm of life, death and time. The only thing I have learnt about this paradigm is that the time is running between life and death and with every passing day we are getting closer to the death and truth is that time is running for Good. - AnkitMishra
#Ola MusingsHer brow's penciled bowEyes tinged with kohl wowA mere passing shadow of hersCauses dust dry bloom wow!By nCr - NarayanChandraRauf
Wherever you may go; Life is a beautiful thing. Life is like a passing season. It comes and go. Whatever may come, it's better to enjoy the changing seasons. - Diana Rose Morcilla
The ultimate luxury is to reread: to revisit a book to see how time has treated it, how memory has distorted it, or how my own passing years have cast a new light on it. - Michael Upchurch
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity. - Cicero
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
Leaving town I sat next to a senseless and beautiful boywho asked where I live.His unwashed hair or the way his eyes were just eyes…the soul is a tiring thing. You can have it.I don’t know what you mean’s what I told him.It’s more simple than that. I’m just passing through. - Alex Dimitrov
You rock a sobbing child without wondering if today's world is passing you by, because you know you hold tomorrow in your arms. - Neil A. Maxwell
It is not solely or chiefly in virtue of the divine image that man effectively resembles God, but in virtue of his consciousness of being an image and the movement whereby the soul, passing in a way through itself, avails itself of the factual resemblance in order to attain to God. - Étienne Gilson
The challenges you are passing through today, are only preparing you for your success tomorrow. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
time does stop sometimes, you see everyone passing by, following their destiny and the destination it is leading, and you conclude its better where you are then moving again....often history repeats itself before it changes..... - Prashant
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
In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute. - Francis A. Schaeffer
Such a simple thing, kindness. Such a simple thing. A nice word of encouragement, given when needed. An act of friendship. A passing smile. - R.J. Palacio
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape... - Pablo Picasso
Suffering does not only insulate. It drops its victim in an ocean desert where he sees men as distant ships passing. I not only feel alone, but very far away from you all. - W.N.P. Barbellion
If I could repeat it,people passing by would be enlightened and go free. - Jalaluddin Rumi
One of our professors described a lecture as 'a mystical process by which the notes on the pad of the lecturer pass on to the pad of the student, without passing through the mind of either'. - John Cleese
All things are like spring dreams, passing with no trace. - Su Tung-po
We are all dust passing through the air, the difference is, some are flying high in the sky, while others are flying low. But eventually, we all settle on the same ground. - Anthony Liccione
When people kill themselves, they think they're ending the pain, but all they're doing is passing it on to those they leave behind. - Jeannette Walls
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. - Margaret Fuller
It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. - Samuel Jackson
I see you in every passing moment. - Dominic Riccitello
The sketch hunter moves through life as he finds it, not passing negligently the things he loves, but stopping to know them, and to note them down in the shorthand of his sketchbook. - Robert Henri
Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears. - Robert W. Sarnoff
Senescent judges show how patriotic they are by passing out hard sentences for tearing up a draft card or following one's conscience according to the principles established by our country at the Nuremburg trials. - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Don't suffocate your spirit for the lessons that were only passing through spring. - Nikki Rowe
As we approached each other, the noise and the students around us melted away and we were utterly alone, passing, smiling, holding each other's eyes, floors and walls gone, two people in a universe of space and stars. - Jerry Spinelli
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. - Charles Victor Cherbuliez
Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you. - Jonathan Safran Foer
Most often we forget to live our lives by being too busy passing the time. - Debasish Mridha
But what is the point of education at all? Is it merely to cultivate the capacity of memory, passing examinations and getting a job and all the rest, or is education something entirely different? Something more! - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Gray skies are just clouds passing over. - Duke Ellington
Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry? - Noam Chomsky
Today..passes as yesterday, today is passing by... Tomorrow shall become today and that too shall pass! - Escapades
Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging. Patience gains all; nothing is lacking to those who have God: God alone is sufficient. - Teresa of Ávila
Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears. - Robert W. Sarnoff
How happy is the little stoneThat rambles in the road alone,And doesn't care about careers,And exigencies never fears;Whose coat of elemental brownA passing universe put on;And independent as the sun,Associates or glows alone,Fulfilling absolute decreeIn casual simplicity. - Emily Dickinson
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced - Albert Einstein
Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else. - Mitch Albom
we can look underneath a rock or we can gaze upward into the skywe may choose to hear the whisper, or only turn to feel the warmth of a breathall to grasp the moment a message is passing bye, knowing all the time that we are not alone by chance... - levi paul taylor
Where do we record the passing of wildlife? Who mourns the silent deaths of the small? - O.R. Melling
I have had my dream—like others—And it has come to nothing, so thatI remain now carelesslyWith feet planted on the ground,And look up at the sky—Feeling my clothes about me,The weight of my body in my shoes,The rim of my hat, air passing in and outAt my nose—and decide to dream no more. - William Carlos Williams
The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate. - Marcus Terentius Varro
By passing your GCSEs you prove that you’re not an idiot… But by passing your A levels you prove that you’re smart - Ben Mitchell
The passing of an ordinary man is sad. The passing of a great man is tragic, and doubly tragic when the greatness passes before the man does.
Humanity was a passing notion to him; something he liked to try on for size and model in the dressing room, but never actually felt compelled to buy. - Jane Bled
Pay attention, behavior speaks… While preacher are telling you to pray for abundance, they’re passing around a basket. - Steve Maraboli
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. - Sir Francis Bacon
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of summoning difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. - Samuel Johnson
I have not yet met with a sorrow that could not be borne, nor with one who's passing did not leave me stronger. - Kathryn L. Nelson
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. - Helen Keller
The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by passing series of draconian laws and it seems we are exactly imitating the same with the freedom of the internet by passing Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill. - Arzak Khan
George III was incapable of passing on a sense of mission to his son might a given some purpose to the crown prince's existence - Henrik Bering
Simply put, here amid the kingdoms of this world we have no continuing city. That’s why we dare not become attached to the passing values of any human culture. - Harold L. Senkbeil
In a sense, we are all crashing to our death from the top story of our birth ... and wondering with an immortal Alice at the patterns of the passing wall. This capacity to wonder at trifles - no matter the imminent peril - these asides of the spirit ... are the highest form of consciousness. - Vladimir Nabokov
The joy we feel to be together seems worthy of a fairy tale, from the moment our eyes met we felt the crush of love. This is not a passing infatuation, ours is love of truth. - Auliq Ice
Show me a mistress that is passing fair, what doth her beauty serve but as a note where I may read who pass'd that passing fair? - William Shakespeare
I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it. - Charles Bukowski
People observe the colors of a day at its beginnings and ends, but to me it's quiet clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. - Markus Zusak
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. - Earl Nightingale
We are not strong enough to stand up against endless grief, And yet pain is the constant drone of life. So if we are to have any happiness at all, it is only in the passing instant. - Charles Frazier
There is a stream of things entering into being, and time is a raging torment; for no sooner does each thing enter our sight than it has been swept away, and another is passing in it's place, and that too will be swept away.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this counrty is closely related with this. - Albert Einstein
I don't belong in this world, I am merely a traveller passing through, I repudiate to silence my thought, because they fear my light. - Nikki Rowe
At the end of the day all we ever need is something that helped pass the time and something that keeps time from passing. - Sanober Khan
Beauty remains,pain ends up passing - Paulo Coelho
In every person, there is a doer and a devil. With every passing days, the doer dies and a devil has to rise. - Santosh Kalwar
Who knew hitting my head and passing out would be so much fun? - P.C. Cast
But to her, libraries were like hotels: secret villages inhabited by passing strangers from a thousand different worlds brought together just for a few hours. - Simon Sebag Montefiore
Though we met at the same station,we were but passing trains;on parallel lines,destined to never meet. - Timothy Joshua
Dreams are like passing clouds but love makes the world stand still for something beautiful to happen. - Auliq Ice
Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin. - Hermann Hesse
The charms of a passing woman are usually in direct relation to the speed of her passing. - Marcel Proust
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? - Walt Whitman
no one sleeps more beautifully than you. But i am afraid that you will waken just now, and touch me with an indifferent glance, lightly passing, and commit the murder of beauty. - Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Muslim children should be raised with the understanding that once they hit puberty they are adults and Mukallaf (responsible for their actions). This understanding is crucial to assist them in passing the tests of youth. - Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar
What we believe is a matter of choice provided we have control over our thoughts. It’s no less than living in bliss with each passing moment when you can see your thoughts flowing in apt directions. - Taranpreet Singh
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