Quotation Explorer - 'Strikes'

Do you wish to take control of your life? Begin by focusing on steering the storm, rather than where the lightening strikes. - Gary Hopkins
It strikes me as unfortunate that this approach - affording the same dignity to and investing in the same quality for a poor child as you would for your own - is so often received as provocative. - Jacob Lief
Light is invisible until it strikes an object. So is your love until you share it. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.
Everyone hungers for a foretaste of heaven. The word "heaven" strikes a note in everyone's heart, for all men are Adam's children, driven out of paradise, but still cherishing a deep desire for the lost paradise. - M. Basilea Schlink
When a man strikes another man, he better have a good reason. There is never a good reason for a man to strike a woman. - Dixie Waters
Some fail to bear in mind that everyone is sentenced to death. Death is a treacherous virus that strikes randomly. The only truth is that nobody is going to make it out alive. We are all living on probation and our expiry date is indefinite. ( Living on probation ) - Erik Pevernagie
Slander is a vice that strikes a double blow; wounding both him that commits, and him against whom it is committed.
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument. - Chinese Proverb
[T]hat's the way of torturers of every age, to put the blame on the victim, especially when he strikes back. - Orson Scott Card
Doctrine once sown strikes deep its root, and respect for antiquity influences all men. - William Harvey
Job is an optimist. He shakes the pillars of the world and strikes insanely at the heavens; he lashes the stars, but it is not to silence them; it is to make them speak. - G.K. Chesterton
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. - Winston S. Churchill
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong-these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. - Sir Winston Churchill
Lifeboats are decked out on the sides of a ship waiting for when disaster strikes, faith on the other hand is a part of you for whenever. - Unarine Ramaru
The twinkling of an eye. That is the most wonderful expression. I've thought from time to time it was the best thing in life, that little incandescence you see in people when the charm of a thing strikes them, or the humor of it. 'The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart.' That's a fact. - Marilynne Robinson
To delight the ear and the eye is a mere sensual indulgence;—true poetry strikes at the soul. - Samuel Egerton Brydges
I've never been able to understand 'faith' myself, nor to see how a just God could expect his creatures to pick the one true religion out of an infinitude of false ones - by faith alone. It strikes me as a sloppy way to run an organization, whether universe or a smaller one. - Robert A. Heinlein
I go into ecstasies every time I see the naked figure of a woman, such as Venus, for example. It strikes me as so wonderful and exquisite that I have difficulty in stopping the tears rolling down my cheeks. - Anne Frank
The voice of jealousy strikes from those who aim to hurt you, not those who love you! - Dee Waldeck
I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp. - W. Somerset Maugham
What now strikes as remarkable about the new moneyed class of the nineteenth century is their complete irresponsibility;they see everything in terms of individual success, with hardly any consciousness that the community exists. - George Orwell
Truth strikes us from behind and in the dark, as well as from before and in broad daylight. - Henry David Thoreau
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. - Robert F. Kennedy
It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that, whenever we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation—of loneliness, poverty, and misery, the end and extreme of things—the thought of God comes into one's mind. - Vincent Van Gogh
Ah, we shall never have a real aristocracy while this plebeian reluctance to live upon a parent or a wife continues the animating spirit of our youth. It strikes at the foot of the feudal system! - Howells William Dean
Cancer gave me an understanding of the point of all this. To survive. Most of our lives it is easy but for the moments when it becomes difficult, when accident or sickness or sadness strikes, it's just about remembering one thing. You must simply survive. - Shaun Hick
Tick Tock Tick Tock...The clock strikes two ... still haven't got a clue. - Knisztina
Very much of the literature of economics strikes me as rationalization after the event. - John H. Williams
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