Quotation Explorer - 'Perpetual'

Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In idleness there is a perpetual despair. - Thomas Carlyle
For even if we have the sensation of being always surrounded by our own soul, it is not as though by a motionless prison: rather, we are in some sense borne along with it in a perpetual leap to go beyond it. - Marcel Proust
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy. - Gustave Flaubert
Man's nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols. - John Calvin
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment! - Ellis Peters
This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other. - Brad Pitt
Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power. - Thomas Hobbes
The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision. - William Arthur Ward
I believe bending to the will or beliefs of one person and not being an individual will eventually lead to the perpetual destruction of society today as we know it! - Paul Lee
This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! - William Wilberforce
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. - George Bernard Shaw
The tragedy of sexual intercourse is the perpetual virginity of the soul. - W.B. Yeats
Living in a world where people measure their happiness by self-indulgence and decadence, Is like watching a whole society being pushed into the abyss of perpetual decay and aberrations. - Husam Wafaei
Perpetual peace is a futile dream. - Gen. George S. Patton
Problems arise when people act as if their "borlders" are daily loads, and refuse help, or as if their "daily loads" are boulders they shouldn't have to carry. The results of these two instances are either perpetual pain or irresponsibility. - Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. - Elbert Hubbard
in a worldfull oftemporary thingsyou area perpetual feeling. - Sanober Khan
Love transcends beyond eternity and it is perpetual as our own consciousness.. - Dave Zebian
To fight our fear each day is to live with the perpetual flame to conquer it. - Lisa Fantino "Shrouded in Pompei"
Mind's acres are forever green: Oh, IShall keep perpetual summer here; I shallRefuse to let one startled swallow die,Or, from the copper beeches, one leaf fall. - Stanley Kunitz
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. - Orison Swett Marden
Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time - the cemetery.
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived. - Jonathan Swift
I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles. - Anais Nin
The few individuals who are capable of spontaneous and joyous effort stand out. These are the select men, the nobles, the only ones who are active and not merely reactive, for whom life is a perpetual striving, an incessant course of training. - Ortega y Gasset José
Temporary extreme fear while saying the truth is easy to overcome than the perpetual fear of the unspoken truth. - Amit Kalantri
Some people live their lives being perpetual victims and finger pointers. To anyone who points a finger at someone else and lays all the blame at their feet instead of taking responsibility for their own behavior, I would say, "I see that finger and you know where you can put it? - Donna Lynn Hope
Those who neglect the demands of life, they live in perpetual pain and regret. - Sunday Adelaja
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Denison Prentice
Nothing is perpetual in this world. Not even your everlasting soul! - Munia Khan
[O]urs is a culture of the perpetual present, one that deliberately severs itself from the past that created us as well as the future we are shaping with our actions. - Naomi Klein
The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benediction: not indeed For that which is most worthy to be blest— Delight and liberty, the simple creed Of Childhood, whether busy or at rest, With new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast. - William Wordsworth
Life is Not a perpetual climb towards Greatness.For our family, ourselves, and friends,It is but sad Decay, so,Let every girl die after her Hebé (Ἥβη).And every man after his Aristeia(ἀριστεία). - Roman Payne
The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is a perpetual anxiety that we are far from being all we might be. - Alain de Botton
But one needs to bear in mind that things are not always what they seem and, contrary to the dead stillness of a photograph, reality is in a state of perpetual flux. - Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due. - Domitus Ulpian
When we stay locked up in the spectrum of unsolved life stories and keep hiding in an arcane prism, life remains a mystery behind perpetual tensions and a journey in a world beyond appearances. (Une femme peut en cacher une autre") - Erik Pevernagie
The singular truth and purpose of being alive- joy. Indestructible, perpetual joy. - Dipan Vaishnav
Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit. - Abbie Hoffman
There is enough mystery in human nature to keep the world stuck in a perpetual state of righteous speculation. Only the wise and compassionate will rise above it, with enough vision to see that inconsistency is a normal occurrence, during the spiritual battle of forgiveness and justice. - Shannon L. Alder
I don't know about you, but I practice a disorganized religion. I belong to an unholy disorder. We call ourselves "Our Lady of the Perpetual Astonishment - Kurt Vonnegut
There is an important sense in which government is distinctive from administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changeable. A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration. - Abraham Lincoln
Whoever thou art that, not content with a moderate condition, imaginest happiness in royal magnificence, and dreamest that command or riches can feed the appetite of novelty with perpetual gratifications, survey the Pyramids, and confess thy folly! - Samuel Johnson
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. - Robert Louis Stevenson
We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. - Thomas Jefferson
But we have reason to think that the annihilation of work is no less a physical impossibility than its creation, that is, than perpetual motion. - George Gabriel Stokes
We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow. - Henry John Temple Palmerston
The beauty of the past lies in-between the perpetual unhappiness of the future and of those who live it. - Daniele Mauro
You may kill a fire. And everything you know falls to dust and ash. Yet the remarkable treasure in this seemingly hopeless pile, is hidden deep within. The burning embers incarnate the perpetual desire to go from spark to flame. - Akilnathan Logeswaran
Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things. - Jean Baudrillard
The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.
Perpetual optimism is good for the mind.Perpetual hope is good for the heart.Perpetual faith is good for the heart. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier. - Colin Powell
I will say nothing... against the course of my existence. But at bottom it has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the whole of my 75 years, I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again forever. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Weakness employs many weapons in its perpetual war against strength. True strength does not attack; it is too busy enduring attacks, and defending itself against weakness. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Swirling in a squirrel cage of perpetual motion, the head-committee meets, argues, votes out the guidance available from emotions, and successfully keeps serenity at bay and chaos close at hand. - David W. Earle
In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.
I will say nothing against the course of my existence. But at bottom it has been nothing but pain and burden, and I can affirm that during the whole of my 75 years, I have not had four weeks of genuine well-being. It is but the perpetual rolling of a rock that must be raised up again forever. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This human body is the perpetual home of God’, what does it mean? Where God is visualized this body, not anywhere. So this human body is the perpetual home of God. What is happening for this reason? This human body is infinite and the world is also infinite. - Sri Jibankrishna or Diamond
Problems arise when people act as if their "boulders" are daily loads, and refuse help, or as if their "daily loads" are boulders they shouldn't have to carry. The results of these two instances are either perpetual pain or irresponsibility. - Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
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