Quotation Explorer - 'Sought'

There is greater clarity in the still waters of sadness, something not found in the babbling brooks of more sought after emotions. - Shaun Hick
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer
Seek for the endless life in the world, because with death, there remains neither the seeker nor the sought! The other world is altogether an illusion! Stop deceiving yourself; seek for the endless life in the world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought. - Dante Alighieri
In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.(Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.) - Thomas à Kempis
The term "totalitarian" was derived from Adolf Hitler's "Total State", which was a "craddle to grave" solution that sought to micro-manage all aspects of humanity. - A.E. Samaan
So remember those who win the gameLose the love they sought to gainIn debitures of quality and dubious integrityTheir small-town eyes will gape at youIn dull surprise when payment dueExceeds accounts received at seventeen - Janis Ian
I have sought spirituality of soul and well-being over all other things. - Lailah Gifty Akita
He sought an adventure but didn't find one. He was inexperienced and besides he didn't have too much imagination. - Raymond Queneau
If you sought to leave the world, don’t go alone. Since there are too many bad people you can take them too. - M.F. Moonzajer
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste. - William Shakespeare
THE DISAPPOINTED MAN SPEAKS.--I sought great human beings, I never found anything but the APES of their ideal. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Like other women who sought equality, the amount of trouble I cause is inversely proportional to my physical size. - Cassandra Duffy
The two brothers who sought to get their only family back, to feel her warmth, one lost his last family member and the other could never feel warmth again.The one who wanted her baby back lost chance of having one again,And the one who had a vision to see his country change became blind. - Hiromu Arakawa
Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better. - William Shakespeare
A devil on being caught for his evil thought and wrong doings gets the help sought of his buddies asking them to go into public with a mask of a civil to rebuke him first virulently and later on revoke all allegations and aspersions cast on him to give him a clean chit. - Anuj Somany
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many things I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste. - William Shakespeare
They sought the pain they knew so well and called it love. - David W. Earle
An expert is an ordinary person who consistently sought knowledge in a specific field and applied it. - Gugu Mona
By being natural and sincere, one often can create revolutions without having sought them. - Christian Dior
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others. - Theodore Roosevelt
It is this outer reach of existential abnegation the moment where subjective identity deserts itself and becomes enslaved without consciousness of its subjugated condition that Mirbeau consistently sought to decry with horror. - Emily Apter
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dreams can only become reality when they are sought after with the spirit of boldness. - Ellen J. Barrier
[Cornell University will be] an asylum for Science—where truth shall be sought for truth's sake, not stretched or cut exactly to fit Revealed Religion. - Andrew Dickson White
I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know. When I would have willingly displayed my knowledge, they sought to expose my ignorance. This sort of treatment had only one result: I did not do well in examinations - Winston S. Churchill
Perfection is, however, not to be sought in the future, as we are fully capable of experiencing it here and now, if we abandon ourselves into the present moment and allow the pleasure of Existence take us with it. - Frank Wanderer
The road to greatness is often sought, but if journeyed with kindness, it is sweetly paved. - Tom Althouse
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. - William Shakespeare
Counsel involving right and wrong should never be sought from a man who does not say his prayers. - Fulton J. Sheen
It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.al-Futûhât al-Makkiyya - Ibn Arabi
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought. - Bashō Matsuo
And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: 'I. - Ayn Rand
Nietzche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil; if it were so, we could not talk of surpassing or even falling short of them.
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child. - Jack Kerouac
If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light. - David Litwack
When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful. - Kahlil Gibran
Churchmen sought to introduce rational trial procedures and sophisticated legal principles in place of the superstition-based trial by ordeal that had characterized the Germanic legal order. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
He has been waiting for us, waiting in vain, and His fatherly heart was filled with grief. When He then sought to call us home through chastenings, we rebelled against Him and His actions and again refused to come home to the Father. What else should He do with us? - M. Basilea Schlink
Most of our addictions [shopping, food, bad relationships] as women flare up when we feel that we are not loved or sought after. - John Eldredge
You see, evil men, the likes of whom have sought to enslave their fellow man since the dawn of creation, took America not by might or strength of arms, but by deception and guile. - Eric J. Martindale
I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: "Go down again - I dwell among the people. - John Henry Newman
During my PhD, I was depressed for eight-months, state of deep-worry. The stressful life leads to neglect of spirituality and wellness. I recovered by inspiration of great souls, friends and family. Ever since, I have sought spirituality of soul and well-being over all other things. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I remember friends from wars all but we forgot. All of them distilled into each wound we caught. Those wounds are all painful places where we fought. Battles never left behind, ones we never sought. What is it that we spent and what was it we bought? - Frank Herbert
QUOTATION, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated. Intent on making his quotation truer, He sought the page infallible of Brewer, Then made a solemn vow that we would be Condemned eternally. Ah, me, ah, me! Stumpo Gaker - Ambrose Bierce
I have confidence that my prayers are answered because I sought God's will before I asked. - Davin Whitehurst
Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought. - Matsuo Basho
The stereotype is the Eternal Feminine. She is the Sexual Object sought by all men, and by all woman. She is of neither sex, for she has herself no sex at all. Her value is solely attested by the demand she excites in others. - Germaine Greer
Nevertheless, I sought counsel from my leaders and obeyed, even when I knew their advice would make my life more complicated. I decided it was not for me to question and that if some advice caused temporary pain for me, it must be something I should experience. - Gordon B. Hinckley
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer
Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one. - Thomas Jefferson
If you look through all the different cultures. Right from the earliest, earliest days with the animistic religions, we have sought to have some kind of explanation for our life, for our being, that is outside of our humanity. - Jane Goodall
Perhaps I occasionally sought to give, or inadvertently gave, to the student a sense of battle on the intellectual battlefield. If all you do is to give them a faultless and complete and uninhabited architectural masterpiece, then you do not help them to become builders of their own. - Carl-Gustaf Rossby
I wrote her story because she wanted to live forever and I loved her far more with every word, too much! Even in death her life sought out beauty, for her moments were consumed with love and I could never write such a story without her stars flaming in my heart. - Robert M. Drake
Control is never achieved when sought after directly; it is the surprising result of letting go. - James Arthur Ray
Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. - Abigail Adams
What I have sought is to understand what has been said. - Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
What if she'd sought God's Word for her pain? What if she'd resolved to forgive Rees for hurting her and trusted God to work that forgiveness out in her heart, so that she would have arrived in London with an attitude of humility and trust in God to lead her to the right person? - Axtell Ruth
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