Reading is at the threshold of the spiritual life; it can introduce us to it. It does not constitute it ... There are certain cases of spiritual depression in which reading can become a sort of curative discipline ... reintroducing a lazy mind into the life of the Spirit. - Marcel Proust
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. - Barack Obama
For some, the universe ends at the borders of their villages; even for others, at the threshold of their home doors. - Mehmet Murat ildan
We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educatability of man -- the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before.
I have been called the most powerful woman in the world, but I have on occasion lacked even the power of speech, because although we have crossed the threshold into a new century, there are still too many questions for which we have no answers.
Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
HopeSmiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'... - Alfred Tennyson
She's an array of undiscovered words, of feeling beyond my threshold. I'm just a man, trying to hold himself together in her wake. - Hubert Martin
Great mysteries inhabit the threshold of my being. - Fernando Pessoa
We're all latchkey kids a threshold from peace. - S. Kelley Harrell
The Gospel lives in conversation with culture, and if the Church holds back from the culture, the Gospel itself falls silent. Therefore, we must be fearless in crossing the threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place. - Pope John Paul II
Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. - Thomas Fuller
Have we raised the threshold of horror so high that nothing short of a nuclear strike qualifies as a 'real' war? Are we to spend the rest of our lives in this state of high alert with guns pointed at each other's heads and fingers trembling on the trigger? - Arundhati Roy
Happy people are those who use a lower threshold in order to label an event positive. - David Niven
Evil does not exist; once you have crossed the threshold, all is good. Once in another world, you must hold your tongue. - Franz Kafka
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.
It’s not that any sufficiently advanced technology is magic, it’s that any technology taking place beyond the threshold of our senses is. - Nick Harkaway
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. - Kahlil Gibran
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so,it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that gaurds the door,and this dragon is religion - Bertrand Russell