Quotation Explorer - 'Sentiment'

Law is the embodiment of the moral sentiment of the people. - William Blackstone
I don't play accurately-any one can play accurately- but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life. - Oscar Wilde
A joke is a good camouflage. Next best comes sentiment... But the best camouflage of all - in my opinion - is the plain and simple truth. Because nobody ever believes it. - Max Frisch
Les sentiments de l'effort, correspondant à l'accélération, le sentiment de la fatigue correspondant au freinage, le sentiment de souffrance ou d'angoisse qui correspond au recul, enfin le sentiment de la jouissance qui correspond à l'arrêt avec décharge. - Pierre Janet
Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life - Henry David Thoreau
ANTIPATHY, n. The sentiment inspired by one's friend's friend. - Ambrose Bierce
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history. - Woodrow Wilson
What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. - Edward Abbey
Love is not an idea, not a feeling, not a sensation, not a sentiment, not a passion, not even an emotion. It is becoming and being not... Ultimate nothingness! Complete self-annihilation! - Raheel Farooq
To be optimistic is NOT a blind sentiment in regard to the reality of life; but a hopeful view for the present moment - Quetzal
The philosophy that prepares a revolution and the sentiment that underpins the philosophy have, in every case the two pillars of nihilism and mysticism. - Yukio Mishima
The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated. - William Ellery Channing
PHILISTINE, n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned, frequently prosperous, commonly clean and always solemn. - Ambrose Bierce
She(Joan of Arc) put her dreams and her sentiment into her aims, where they ought to be; she put her practicality into her practice. Ine modern Imperial wars, the case is reversed. Our dreams, our aims are always, we insist, quite practical. It is our practice that is dreamy. - G.K. Chesterton
I seek to take my audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride, a journey of laughter and tears and every sentiment in between. - Marc Royston
Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment. - Samuel Johnson
When one heated exchange (in English) led a commenter to write "Go fuck yourself!" in Lojban, it turned into a lengthy discussion of why he hadn't said what he meant to say, and what the proper Lojban expression for the sentiment might be. - Arika Okrent
Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it. - Honoré de Balzac
The true value of a gift is the sentiment behind the gifting. - Radhe Maa
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. - Oscar Wilde
Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment. - Norman Mailer
Love is not a mere sentiment but an instrument of ability. - Debasish Mridha
[Beauty] exists merely in the mind which contemplates [things]; and each mind perceives a different beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others. - David Hume
Life is not a problem but an endless possibility.Love is not a mere sentiment but an instrument of ability. - Debasish Mridha
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. - Edward Abbey
Sentiment has never been unpopular except with a few sick persons who are made sicker by the sight of a child, a glimpse of a wedding, or the thought of a happy home. - Oscar Hammerstein II
The greatest testament of a life lived is to be missed when you are gone. It is not something you can plan for or buy ahead of time. It is a sentiment that comes freely from the lives you touch in positive ways. - Brian MacLearn
Love is not only the expression of emotion or the expression of sentiment, it is a real thing. It is the absolute reality, which influences all creation. - Debasish Mridha
To all the motherless daughters out there; may your heartache serve you in the best of ways. May your grief give you a better understanding of yourself, may your sentiment allow you to express and create, and may your love expand beyond what you ever thought possible. - Kayko Tamaki
One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world. Sentiment is a disgrace, instead of an ornament, unless it lead us to good actions. - Ann Radcliffe
The structure of a 'writing schedule' is only there as a frame. You provide the image, the emotion, and the sentiment in your own time. - Dr Margaret Aranda
In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions. - Abraham Lincoln
Love is a sentiment precipitated by an illusionary excitement which seldom fades away leaving the victims in utter hope and distraction to love and be loved in return - Moywaywa
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