Quotation Explorer - 'Returns'

What do you do when your words aren't enough? What do you do when your actions have no effect? What do you do when all the fibers of your existence scream just to be heard? And yet, only the most deafening silence returns the echoes of your screams. Is there something beyond words and action? - Hubert Martin
While we read a novel, we are insane—bonkers. We believe in the existence of people who aren't there, we hear their voices... Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed. - Ursula K. Le Guin
True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise. - Shannon L. Alder
[The moon] ... is an example of practiced stability it wanes when it must, and reliably returns to full strength it is a humble model of reasonable potential that I can emulate, and follow. - Terry Crawford Palardy
UNSOPHISTICATEDI sing my merry songat first blush of daythis external peacetendered by the soft shadeof tidy clouds idly crossing places,a fresh note returns to mind:I am unsophisticated at heart. - Tara Estacaan
Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge, which is only returning evil for evil, while ingratitude returns evil for good. - William George Jordan
Sometimes the world puts a spin on life. When our equilibrium returns to us, we understand more because we've seen the whole picture.
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of? - William Shakespeare
It takes time, patience, productivity and persistence to 'pop the oil'; just keep digging. Worthy investments take time to show positive returns. - T.F. Hodge
Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns. - John Clarke
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
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family!
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And once the ripples still and the water returns to its unwavering calm, even the pebble that broke its surface will be forgotten. And the world will go on. - Hubert Martin
A borrower who doesn't returns is a beggar. - Amit Kalantri
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me. - Anatole France
God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever. - Vance Havner
Invest your money on ideas for fastest returns; invest your money on land for the safest return. - Debasish Mridha
It’s well known that he who returns never left - Pablo Neruda
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. - Publilius Syrus
Never lend books - nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. - Anatole France
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. - George Moore
An investment in knowledge still yields the best returns. - Benjamin Franklin
Every summer, like the roses, childhood returns. - Marty Rubin
If you're too busy being angry at the world, don't be surprised when the world returns serve. - Tony Curl
...all his thoughts were of how lucky he was to inhabit such a beautiful earth, how lucky he had been to solve his problems with music, and how pleasant it was to look forward to another night of sleep and another day tomorrow, and the fresh morning, and the light that returns with the day. - E.B. White
A woman in love respects and raises up her man. She is his constant source of support. She matches his heart and passions with her own. She sees the very best in him, even when he does not. She is his foundation; what he returns home to. - Elizabeth Bourgeret
Time is not money as it never returns. - Amit Abraham
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Mark Twain
Life turns, and returns death. Where death digs its claws into the grave only to pull out life, as a baby from a womb; and the recycle of air, the recycle of struggles that never achieve satisfaction, in a constant turning world, of an untuned universe. - Anthony Liccione
A criminal always returns home. - Ljupka Cvetanova
Wind has no home in the world,and therefore wanders everywhere.Light has no home in the universe,and therefore returns to God. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Sometimes doesn't mean behaving nice, means you will got the same answer, it never means that everything done in positive = returns positive.... sometimes comes and negative. - Deyth Banger
A reputation is like a shadow; it hides when you go to sleep, but always returns with the sun… - Nanette L. Avery
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. - Herman Wouk
A person travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. - George Moore
Lazy and indifferent the heron returns; the sky veils her stars; then bares them - Virginia Woolf
Inflation consists of subsidizing expenditures that give no returns with money that does not exist. - Jacques Rueff
The soul of him who has education is whole and perfect and escapes the worst disease, but, if a man's education be neglected, he walks lamely through life and returns good for nothing to the world below. - Plato
If you truly love someone, have the faith to 'let them go.' Encourage them to be the fullest measure of themselves, and you will be overwhelmed by the love that your spouse returns to you. - Seth Adam Smith
Time is not money because it never returns. - Amit Abraham
It turns out that what money buys has rapidly diminishing emotional returns ... As long as we're not destitute, happiness depends less on getting what we want than appreciating what we already have. - Robert B. Reich
Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
As we balance and become more and more identified with our spiritual nature, and the ego returns to its designated place, we again are led by the Spirit, but now in a conscious way. - Gerry Boylan
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