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Nicolas Boileau Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Nicolas Boileau.

The dreadful burden of having nothing to do.
- Nicolas Boileau

The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one,
must not only shut himself up alone,
but must also break his looking-glass.
- Nicolas Boileau

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.
- George Santayana

 

This world of ours... must avoid becoming
a community of dreadful fear and hate,
and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on;
its delight is murder,
and its end is despair.
- Friedrich Schiller

Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
- Thomas Carlyle

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I'm a dreadful romantic.
No matter what I go through in life,
I want to fall in love with a man.
- Rachel Hunter

One travels to run away from routine,
that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and
all our capacity for enthusiasm.
- Ella Maillart

No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.
- Matthew Henry

I was living in Maryland and my first week was dreadful.
My first week I actually got into a fight at school.
- Christina Milian

Television doesn't want to admit it has those dreadful roach ads on anyway.
- Michael O'Donoghue

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor.
Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
- Jane Austen

It was dreadful.
They tried to put the little redhead in a cage.
- Sarah Ferguson

Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on,
and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone,
without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
- Albert Camus

My character and good name are in my own keeping.
Life with disgrace is dreadful.
A glorious death is to be envied.
- Horatio Nelson

After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk
of the most dreadful of deaths,
whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
- Albert Camus

Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows -
the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed
the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
- Ernie Pyle

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
- Stephen Ambrose

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect
decent music under these conditions.
- Alex North

As it happened, I had a friend who was a good person
who liked to present himself as a dreadful one.
Using him as a role model, I created the first Buck Godot strip.
- Phil Foglio

I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe
it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever,
how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
- Al Alvarez

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the
world's dreadful injustice.
- Jules Renard

The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present
a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling
and beautiful countryside.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

The worst thing about this war is the chance it gives
these dreadful little persons,
the chance to make themselves important.
- Arthur Wimperis

Loud roared the dreadful thunder, The rain a deluge showers.
- Andrew Cherry

If people take an interest in you and they think there's half a chance,
they might hang on.
It's dreadful.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice,
and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance
achieve success for themselves.
- Major Taylor

Nothing is more dreadful in life than the profound
thought that death may only greet you with eternal nothingness.
- Kim Elizabeth

There will always be that dreadful monster prejudice
to do extra battle against because of their color.
- Major Taylor

The dreadful truth is that when people come to see
their MP they have run out of better ideas.
- Boris Johnson

Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect,
and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences
which shall result from a government of events.
- Henry Knox

The root of the evil is not the construction of new,
more dreadful weapons.
It is the spirit of conquest.
- Ludwig von Mises

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
- Josh Billings

My junior high was dreadful.
I see a lot of my fellow alumni on America's Most Wanted.
- Yancy Butler

How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there's no help in the truth.
- Sophocles

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further
struggles into the working class where we belong,
and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared,
for, after all, we have nothing to lose.
- George Orwell

She gave me another piece of information which excited other feelings in me,
scarcely less dreadful.
Infants were sometimes born in the convent;
but they were always baptized and immediately strangled!
- Maria Monk

It took so long to make it in America.
The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers,
the record company told me.
So I starved.
I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it.
- Helen Reddy

My cameraman and I devised a method,
which we started using from my second film,
which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio,
where we used bounced light instead of direct light.
We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
- Satyajit Ray

I just think my body can't handle it any more.
I did try a little drink a while back,
and I was actually physically ill.
I went into an immediate depression,
and felt awful,
just dreadful.
So that's it.
I'm over it now.
- Ron Wood

People were already beginning to forget,
what horrible suffering the war had brought them.
I did not want to cause fear and panic,
but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to
stimulate people's powers of resistance.
- Otto Dix

The war is dreadful.
It is the business of the artist to follow it home
to the heart of the individual fighters -
not to talk in armies and nations and numbers -
but to track it home.
- David Herbert Lawrence

There are few things more dreadful than dealing with
a man who knows he is going under,
in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others.
Nothing can help that man.
What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
- James A. Baldwin

I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land,
and especially from that part of it for whom and with
whom I desired only to live;
yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming
upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence,
though more bitter.
- Donald Cargill

All travellers who had preceded me into the Barren
Grounds had relied on the abundant game,
and in consequence suffered dreadful hardships;
in some cases even starved to death.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

As in any war, there have been dreadful mistakes and civilian casualties.
The difference is when Israelis kill innocents they apologize;
when Hezbollah kills innocents they celebrate.
- J. D. Hayworth

In the World War nothing was more dreadful to witness
than a chain of men starting with a battalion commander
and ending with an army commander sitting in telephone boxes,
improvised or actual, talking, talking,
talking, in place of leading, leading,
leading.
- J. F. C. Fuller

I just love writing.
It's magical, it's somewhere else to go,
it's somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting.
Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world.
- Tanith Lee

Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say,
really do not know anything.
We can't talk about science, because our knowledge
of it is limited and unofficial,
and usually our fiction is dreadful.
- Philip K. Dick

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful,
for thou art not so.
For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow.
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
- John Donne

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling
a rock to the top of a mountain,
whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.
They had thought with some reason that there is no
more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
- Albert Camus

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha


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