Quotation Explorer - 'Splendid'

The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession. - Sallust
Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up. - Oprah Winfrey
To fall in love with someone's thoughts - the most intimate, splendid romance. - Sanober Khan
Some believe that every library looks like a splendid cemetery of human thoughts and ideas. Could librarians be called grave-diggers? However that may be, like a cemetery, a library will never stop being of use. - Lara Biyuts
She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure. - Steve Maraboli
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance - Bruce Barton
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a "common goal" of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music. - Lewis Thomas
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling. - Walt Whitman
To me there is something thrilling and exalting in the thought that we are drifting forward into a splendid mystery-into something that no mortal eye hath yet seen, and no intelligence has yet declared. - Edward Chapin
There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death. - Søren Kierkegaard
All terrific but the people. THE PEOPLE. Everyone looks so exalted, or so wretched, or so spiffy, so funny, so splendid. If you are ever bored or blue, stand on the street corner for half an hour. - Maira Kalman
He has a splendid repertoire of 500 words. Why does he insist on using only 150? - Abba Eban
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves. - Bruce Grocott
Scent is the soul of flowers, and sea flowers, as splendid as they may be, have no soul!
The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who'll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus. - Oprah Winfrey
How often have I painted a splendid picture of a journey marked by courageous ascents and daring desert crossings when all along all I’ve really been doing is running? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
...and his eyes had that splendid innocence, that opaque blue candour of the satanically fallen. ~ The French Lieutenant’s Woman - John Fowles
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. - John Maynard Keynes
Diogenes, filthily attired, paced across the splendid carpets in Plato's dwelling. Thus, said he, do I trample on the pride of Plato. Yes, Plato replied, but only with another kind of pride. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The exegetical foundations would appear to be weak, and one shouldn’t build huge theological edifices, no matter how splendid or consistent, on weak foundations. - Ben Witherington III
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the base of our splendid failure to do the impossible. - William Faulkner
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. - Winston S. Churchill
From the top of the bus she could see the vast bowl of London spreading out to the horizon: splendid shops with mannequins in the window, interesting people and already a much bigger world. - Julia Gregson
What a splendid head, yet no brain. - Aesop
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. - William Faulkner
Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world. - L. M. Montgomery
Without education what is man but a splendid slave, a reasoning savage vacillating between the dignity of an intelligence derived from God and the degradation of passion participated with brutes… - Chukwudifu Oputa
The imagination is the voyage of our thoughts in the endless ocean of the mind that searches for the splendid beaches of happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Reading stimulates the imagination and a good imagination can change the world in the most splendid of ways. - Meredith Wood
Think only of beautiful splendid. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The greatest undiscovered splendid wealth is hidden in the most exquisite palace in the never ending land of your mind. You just have to find the wealth. - Debasish Mridha
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. - George Bernard Shaw
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been. - Sophocles
Plots come to me at such odd moments, when I am walking along the street, or examining a hat shop…suddenly a splendid idea comes into my head. - Agatha Christie
SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus from a life on the ocean wave. Figuratively, any lady of splendid promise, dissembled purpose and disappointing performance. - Ambrose Bierce
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality... the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing—a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces. - George Bernard Shaw
Breathtaking, splendid, wondrous, sublime, all those words describe you, exactly as you are. You are a work of art! Enjoy your beauty! - Amy Leigh Mercree
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