Quotation Explorer - 'Surrender'

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
To allow oneself to be carried awayBy a multitude of conflicting concerns,To surrender to too many demands,...To commit oneself to too many projects,To want to help everyone with everythingIs to succumb to violence. - Thomas Merton
Prayer implies surrender to the will of the giver, demand preconceives a right to receive. Pray, my dear, and you shall receive. - Zeina Glo in Beauty Cravings Prayer
Surrender is a choice, it is never a calling. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I crave the sweet surrender of sleep and my dreams' uncensored communication: no tiresome small talk, sucking up to impress, or tiptoeing around charged topics. Dreams are the naked truth; get ready for it. - Judith Orloff
Resentment is like a drug. Once you pick it up, it will only get worse and worse until you surrender and do the work to let it go. - Samantha Leahy
It reminds me that we are born innocent but ignorant, and that to remedy the second of these conditions we inevitably surrender the first. - Martha N. Beck
I surrender my soul to the Saviour. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The Darkness of the black night is commencing over the white wobbling flowers at the bay of the stream whose water is sparkling and is running down from those earthly mountains to surrender into your arms full of happiness and love....It cherishes your existence and so do i do... - AashiQi
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. - George Santayana
Surrender to the unknown and trust that the universe will lead you home. - Karen A. Baquiran
Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death. - Goldie Hawn
The mystery that surrounded how their souls were tied, would certainly make a great read in decades to come, but for the time being though, they had to surrender and observe, as destiny played chess with their lives, eager to prevent them from running away from it. - Pertunia Lehoka
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. - Henry Miller
Happiness is your responsibility, don’t saddle someone else with it, don’t postpone it until conditions suit your needs, and don’t surrender it when you notice something you don’t approve of. - D.S. Luca
My soldiers ask of me, why surrender a military advantage in the field ... I could not answer. - General Douglas MacArthur
God will give you more than you can handle because it is in your surrender that He gives you your victory! - Todd Stocker
when you are surrendering your all to God and if God is taking you somewhere, focus less where He is taking you to, For He will definitely take you somewhere. Only surrender - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Life is a battle, and you either enter it armed, or surrender immediately. - the TV show "Gilmore Girls"
Tomorrow's freedom is today's surrender. - Sons and Daughters
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender. - Emil Ludwig
464Joy is found in the breath of acceptance knowing that all is well in our world, if we surrender with grace. - Jennifer Lynch
Surrendering is intentionally laying down the power I possess. And have I considered that the power I lay down is often more powerful than that which I’m laying it down in front of? Therefore, I would be wise to recognize that surrender is less the absence of power and more the presence of fear. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
You had the whole world to reduce it to the ashes and surrender it to the wind but the tragedy is;You chose the one, you chose. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
If your repentance and God's forgiveness of your sin does not lead to total surrender to God, you should wonder if you truly repented. - Gail Davis
Suffering is just about the easiest of all human activities; being happy is just about the hardest. And happiness requires, not surrender to guilt, but emancipation from guilt. - Nathaniel Branden
Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another's keeping. - Theodore Roosevelt
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. - Atwood H. Townsend
Miracles can only inhabit the reality of our awareness when we surrender our need for the familiar to our desire for the limitless. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Don’t Freeze! Surrender to the Breeze like the Trees! -RVM - R.v.m.
Neuroanatomy, political history, and introspection all offer evidence that human beings are quite capable of resisting the urge to surrender to every impulse of reptilian core of brain. - Carl Sagan
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. - Isaac Asimov
To Be who you want to Be - Don't Wonder... Just Surrender! - - RVM
So, with my knees pierced by needles and my shoulder sewn together by the slender thread of endorphins, I keep to my genuflection and end my story the only way that really fits. As a prayer that seals surrender. World without end. Amen. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
Only if God IS ultimate reality, can he be our unconditional concern; only then can he be the object of surrender, obedience, and assent. Faith in anything which has only preliminary reality is idolatrous. - Paul Tillich
Failure to find the truth is perhaps an intellectual defeat, but failure to look for the truth is an intellectual surrender. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
The secret to happiness: resist nothing and surrender everything. - Maximus Freeman
It’s only the ego that wants to surrender the ego; the real meaning of surrender does not involve anything external. It means to surrender to your true nature. - Enza Vita
You can surrender without a prayer, but never really pray without surrender. You can fight without ever winning, but never ever win without a fight. - Neil Peart
I have faith that all is well, that all good things come to me in Divine timing. I can relax and surrender to the truth that I am divinely guided and cared for. - Eileen Anglin
When we have no choice of what is to come, we must find the strength to have trust in what lies ahead. SURRENDER. - Karen A. Baquiran
I can only begin the process of saving myself when I surrender to the reality that I can’t. And what greater place to surrender that reality than to an infant who surrendered Himself to me so that I might surrender myself to Him. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Whatever the challenge, never quit, never give up, never surrender. - Charles M. Grist
The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure....you are above everything distressing. - Baruch Spinoza
The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. - Julia Cameron
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. - Gail Sheehy
If you want to dance the dance then you better learn the steps, the world has enough pretenders. If you want to practice sex then you better find a partner, and to love you must surrender. - Carroll Bryant
If by studying Bhagavad-gītā one decides to surrender to Kṛṣṇa, he is immediately freed from all sinful reactions. - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. - Sir Winston Churchill
The greatness of the man's power is the measure of his surrender. - William Booth
[Your] dream will challenge, prod and haunt you until you surrender to its call. - Wayne Cordeiro
Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love. - Virgil
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender. - Tupac Shakur
Apathy is unconditional surrender where we are driven into hiding by unrealistic fear, and firmly held there by the misinformed belief that we are helpless to do anything other than hide. Therefore, apathy survives solely on lies and can be completely abated by truth. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I remember sitting and meditating beside a slow flowing river in India, and I got the feeling that this river could teach me all the secrets of the mystery of life. If we learn to surrender to a stone, a flower, to a man, to a woman, or a river, it becomes a door to the Whole. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Respond kindly even to unkind treatment.Respond prudently even to imprudent treatment.Respond justly even to unjust treatment.The world surrenders to an enlightened mind.The stars surrender to a joyful heart.The universe surrenders to a loving soul. - Matshona Dhliwayo
With rough hands and gentle heart, I'll seduce you. You will feel my power and surrender to desire. - John Mark Green
I don't know what the exact shape of my life will take--and what the days to come will bring--except i know that i am happy and my heart is still. I know that I have fallen in love with the word surrender and know that I can no longer live in disappointment - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness. - Anaïs Nin
When we surrender to a purposeless existence, we are surrendering to death way ahead of death’s actual arrival. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Allow yourself to let go, surrender, and breathe in the beautiful world that is waiting for you just outside of your comfort zone. - Leigh Hershkovich
Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them. - Franz Marc
One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime. - Elisabeth Elliot
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If failure has the strength to turn your life into bitterness itself, then patience has the strength to turn your life into the sweetest joy. Do not surrender to fate after a single failure. Failure, at most, precedes success. - Sri Chinmoy
Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of misguided notions of duty, people surrender themselves--their convictions and their aspirations--every day. There is nothing noble about it. It takes far more courage to fight for your values than to relinquish them. - Nathaniel Branden
If I see only my bias, I have surrendered to a single myopic lens through which to view the world. If I dare to surrender my bias, I will spend the rest of my life seeing the world and throwing away lenses. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Failure is part of life, but surrender is the end of life. - Debasish Mridha
What was life like ?deprivation and abundance, side by side like a miracle. surrender to them both .Poverty and sunshine, poverty and jewels in the sky .Drought and the gushing Nile Disease and clean hearts, stories from neighbours and relationships . - Leila Aboulela
We are quick to surrender that which we deem as long dead, when God is quick to restore that which He deems as never really having lived. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Surrender to your soul and spirit. - Lailah Gifty Akita
There comes a time when all that remains for us to do is to surrender to the idiosyncrasies of our nature. - Floriano Martins
Acceptance is an active response to a temporary situation; surrender is a passive reaction to a situation that you think will last forever.-Personal Revolutions - Oli Anderson
Never give up, but learn to surrender as well - Zain Baloch
If you are a real writer, then just surrender to the writer's life, all of it, even the bad stuff. When you do that, the beauty appears: the peace, the meaning, the joy, the fulfillment, the sense that you are doing what you were born to do and what could be better, in the end, than that? - Lauren B. Davis
Resist nothing, allow everything, and surrender that which persists. - Maximus Freeman
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. - Benjamin Franklin
The worth is in the act. Your worth halts when you surrender your will to change and experience life. But options are before you; choose one and dedicate yourself to it. The deeds will give you a new hope and purpose. ~ Eragon - Christopher Paolini
Surrender is not a weakness, but rather an empowering state of humility. - Bryant McGill
Surrender isn’t a one-time event but a moment-by-moment choice. - Paula Hendricks
You cannot stop the soul who refuses to surrender. - Lailah Gifty Akita
To become free from sinful life, there is only simple method: if you surrender to Kṛṣṇa. That is the beginning of bhakti. - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
He is fairer than the morning star, and whiter than the moon. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven. - Oscar Wilde
Like a feather in the air, like a leaf in the sea, I surrender to Thee, I surrender to Thee. - RVM
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. - Irving Wallace
The more we surrender to what cannot be, the better we control what can be. - Kamand Kojouri
When you accept discomfort of whatever moment that you are in. The power of that surrender, that letting go of desiring to be in a different situation than the one your in.........will set you free from the hell of your unconscious. - Matthew Donnelly
Never give up - never surrender! - Commander Quincy Taggart, Galaxy Quest
The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender nor retreat. - William Travis, at the Alamo
I felt despair. Though it seems to me now there's two kinds of it: the sort that causes a person to surrender and then the sort I had which made me take risks and make plans. - Erica Eisdorfer
Men will sooner surrender their rights than their customs.
The worst defeat of all is to surrender without having been defeated. And it is Christmas that obliterates both. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I must stay alone and know that I am alone to contemplate and feel nature in full; I have to surrender myself to what encircles me, I have to merge with my clouds and rocks in order to be what I am. Solitude is indispensible for my dialogue with nature. - Caspar David Friedrich
If the baser instinct of rampant self-preservation adamantly refuses to surrender itself to the infinitely greater call of self-sacrifice, in attempting to save our lives we will have in reality completely destroyed our lives. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Surrender to love to feel the joy of life. - Debasish Mridha
Don’t surrender your life to a Face, a Farce, a Fence or a Force. Don’t be a Slave, be Brave. - RVM
The true felicity of a lover of books is the luxurious turning of page by page, the surrender, not meanly abject, but deliberate and cautious, with your wits about you, as you deliver yourself into the keeping of the book. This I call reading. - Edith Wharton
Learn to surrender, because sometimes, when there is no way, surrender is the way. - RVM
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Vince Lombardi
Nobody can feel better than the man who is completely taken in. To be intelligent may be a boon, but to be completely trusting, gulible to the point of idiocy, to surrender without reservation, is one of the supreme joys of life. - Henry Miller
Don’t Freeze! Surrender to the Breeze like the Trees!-RVM - R.v.m.
Like the bud of a flower, change forces you to surrender to growth. It makes you vulnerable. It requires you to enlarge, expand and become bigger. Like the oxygen provided with each breath, we are denied its benefits until we relax and breathe in. - Stella Payton
What really alarms me about President Bush's 'War on Terrorism' is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? How is 'Terrorism' going to surrender? It's well known, in philological circles, that it's very hard for abstract nouns to surrender. - Terry Jones
The future is unlimited for you right now, no one can knows what you capable of. Do not surrender! Only you are capable to change the world. - Kamal Khanzada
What we really need is only a heart of surrender & always trust what God has plan for our life. So we do our best, God shall take the rest. That's what I called FAITH. - Olivia Sinaga
Sacrifice demands the surrender of things we cherish above all else. Only out of the agony of those loses can a new resolution be born. An undying devotion to a cause greater than one’s self, and a moral duty to see a journey through to its absolute completion. - Emily Thorne
Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world. - Marianne Williamson
Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
On the surface, reality may appear the same each day, but in essence, we are new every moment of our lives. The potential for change and growth is unlimited if we allow ourselves to surrender to the flow. - Dorit Brauer
The decision as to whether to risk one’s actual life or to surrender the ideal self-conception is a decision about who one is.(from The structure of desire and recognition) - Robert B. Brandom
I surrender my life to the Saviour, Jesus Christ. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. - John F. Kennedy
Never Give up, never surrender. - Nancy J. Cohen
You have to surrender to the fact that you are of too many in a highly competitive field where it is difficult to stand out. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it and keep working. - Lisa Kudrow
...and awakening, at that moment, to the thrilling prospect of complete surrender, not just of one’s lips but of one’s entire body to a lover’s mercy, we recognized that the gap between compassion and surrender is love’s darkest, deepest region. - Orhan Pamuk
Mantra: My swirling mind becomes peaceful, and my body releases all tension. I surrender to the love of the universe, which heals me totally. - Jay Woodman
When we are unable to change an event that has already been written in the stars, we are always presented the opportunity to surrender to the heart and find a new pathway to peace. Understanding Divine Reason allows us to honor God’s Divine Plan. - Molly Friedenfeld
Don't despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don't - surrender to events with hope. - Alain de Botton
People think needing a man is weak. I believe what is truly weak is not ALLOWING ourselves to surrender to our deepest desire to have a protective, strong, caring, masculine man in our life. - Renee Wade
Men… I huffed. No guts, no glory…Do you guys stop to consider the insanity of all of it, or do you just charge ahead without a second thought?This from the woman who would surrender her own life without a moment’s consideration?He had me there. - M.A. George
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash...Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. - Miguel De Cervantes
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual. - Octavio Paz
No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders. - Samuel Adams
Surrender to the ridiculous - Killian B. Brewer
Just surrender to the story. - A.D. Posey
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