World Quotes

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The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them. Anonymous
The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. Robert Louis Stevenson
Our roots are in the dark; the earth is our country. Why did we look up for blessing -- instead of around, and down? What hope we have lies there. Not in the sky full of orbiting spy-eyes and weaponry, but in the earth we have looked down upon. Not from above, but from below. Not in the light that blinds, but in the dark that nourishes, where human beings grow human souls. Ursula K. Le Guin
The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it. Lord Chesterfield
That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good. Samuel Johnson
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this. Woodrow T. Wilson
Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world. Richard Armour
The world is governed by opinion. William Ellery Channing
The year's at the spring; And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven, All's right with the world. Robert Browning
We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. Ronald Reagan
The sword is the axis of the world, and grandeur is indivisible. Charles De Gaulle
The Earth is the cradle of the mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle. Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky
Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it. R. Buckminster Fuller
When you deplore the conditions in the world, ask yourself, am I part of the problem or part of the solution? Anonymous
The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs. Anonymous
The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive. W. C. Fields
The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit -- not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic. Its throes will heave our exuviate from their graves. Henry David Thoreau
The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings. Martin Buber
The world remains ever the same. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the center of man's universe is the earth? Stephen Vizinczey
The world's a forest, in which all lose their way; though by a different path each goes astray. George Villiers
The world knows nothing of its greatest men. Sir Henry Taylor
I believe that the first step in the setting of a real external world is the formation of the concept of bodily objects and of bodily objects of various kinds. Albert Einstein
We can only change the world by changing men. Charles Wells
I have been in love, and in debt, and in drink, this many and many a year. Alexander Brome
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are. Robert Fulghum
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ''I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER.'' William S. Burroughs
The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value. Ben Elton
The world is in your hands, now use it. Phil Collins
If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires. Horace Traubel
The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours. William Wordsworth
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
The world is a fine place worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it. Ernest Hemingway
You do not reform a world by ignoring it. George Bush
All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players. William Shakespeare
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is. Zen Aphorism
The real world is not user-friendly. Kelvin Throop III
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, ''Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.'' Bob Dylan
For one man is my world of all the men this wide world holds; O love, my world is you. Christina Rossetti
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. Chief Seattle
We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us. One does not rape a sister. Mary Daly
The earth is the Lord s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. [Psalms 24:1] Bible
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just turning around as usual. Finley Peter Dunne
The mark of the man of the world is absence of pretension. He does not make a speech; he takes a low business-tone, avoids all brag, is nobody, dresses plainly, promises not at all, performs much, speaks in monosyllables, hugs his fact. He calls his employment by its lowest name, and so takes from evil tongues their sharpest weapon. His conversation clings to the weather and the news, yet he allows himself to be surprised into thought, and the unlocking of his learning and philosophy. Ralph Waldo Emerson
He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I tell you one thing -- if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own. Sri Sarada Devi
If this were a logical world, men would ride side saddle. Rita Mae Brown
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Everything done in the world is done by hope. Martin Luther
Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway? Barbara Ehrenreich
The world has narrowed to a neighborhood before it has broadened to a brotherhood. Lyndon B. Johnson
Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight. Thomas Hardy
Next to reasoning, the greatest handicap to the optimum development of Man lies in the fact that this planet is just barely habitable. Its minimum temperatures are too low, and its maximum temperatures too high. Its day is not long enough, and its night is too long. The disposition of its water and earth is distinctly unfortunate (the existence of the Mediterranean Sea in the place where we find it is perhaps the unhappiest accident in the whole firmament). These factors encourage depression, fear, war, and lack of vitality. They describe a planet, which is by no means perfectly devised for the nurturing or for the perpetuation of a higher intelligence. James Thurber
To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night -- brothers who see now they are truly brothers. Archibald Macleish
God owns heaven but He craves the earth. Anne Sexton
To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self. Albert Einstein
Spring will still come, without you. Fruit will still be on the trees, without you. The tide will still come in, without you. If they can do without you so can I. So go back in your shell -- I'll do bloody well without you. Anonymous
And that's the world in a nutshell, which is an appropriate receptacle. Stan Dunn
The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition. Hannah Arendt
The world does owe you a living, but it doesn't home deliver. Saunders
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death. Pythagoras
The world gels better every day -- then worse again in the evening. Kin Hubbard
God had created the world in play. Sri Ramakrishna
Like a ten-ton cake, the world is more than anyone can eat at one sitting. Select a piece of it, then enjoy the party. Samuel M Silver
The world in which we were called to exist was an absurd world, and there was no other in which we could take refuge. Albert Camus
It doesn't matter much what happens in this world, there's going to be somebody who'll tell you that he knew it would. Anonymous
The world is but a large prison, out of which some are daily selected for execution. Sir Walter Raleigh
What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence. Lord Byron
You're the best Mom in the whole, wide world. Beaver Cleaver
The world is a living image of God. Tommaso Campanella

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