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I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Amid.

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
- David Hume

Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment,
and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it,
we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.
- Germaine Greer

 

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts;
not amid joy.
- Arthur Helps

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
- William Butler Yeats

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change
and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter,
there is always the chance that you may find comfort
and the promise of something good.
- Bob Greene

My wife was delighted with the home I had given her
amid the prairies of the far west.
- Buffalo Bill

Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth
from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.
- Friedrich Schiller

But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast,
amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
- James Thomson

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous
initiative of few individuals,
with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
- Tacitus

The rational mind of man is a shallow thing,
a shore upon a continent of the irrational,
wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world.
- Wilford O. Cross

Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse
than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
- Sophocles

I think the main influence has been living in New York City.
Aside from all the crap around 9/11,
I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.
- George Murray

I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour,
offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
- Robert Burns

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy;
many,
amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.
- Tacitus

Ask those who love Him with a sincere love,
and they will tell you that they find no greater or
prompter relief amid the troubles of their life than
in loving conversation with their Divine Friend.
- Alphonsus Liguori

Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South,
as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North,
and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance,
and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation.
- Angelina Grimke

My spine healed incorrectly.
There were long periods when I'd be perfectly all right,
and then there were many other times when I wasn't,
when my back would give out and throw me down to the
floor amid waves of nauseating pain.
- Dick York

The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a
military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare,
analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island,
that hopefully will end with a cease-fire.
- Jack Schwartz

Do you know that charming part of our country which
has been called the garden of France -
that spot where,
amid verdant plains watered by wide streams,
one inhales the purest air of heaven?
- Alfred de Vigny

An atmosphere of beliefs and conceptions has been formed
by the labours and struggles of our forefathers,
which enables us to breathe amid the various and complex
circumstances of our life.
- William Kingdon Clifford

I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare
is that my husband is my best friend.
He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can.
I want to hang out with him more than anyone.
- Faith Hill

If, amid the multitude of contending counsel,
you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself,
you have shrunk from the vast responsibility,
afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong,
what wonder?
- Robert Dale Owen

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line,
but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting
forces of right and wrong,
truth and error, justice and injustice,
cruelty and mercy.
- Kelly Miller

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

True believers just don't see things the way they are,
because if they did, they wouldn't be true believers anymore.
- Philip Caputo

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Where did you park the invisible car?
- the movie Megamind (2010)

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

The telephone is a 100-year-old technology.
It's time for a change.
Charging for phone calls is something you did last century.
- Niklas Zennstrom

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

I'm still very professional about my fitness.
I stay in trim as I always did.
- Peter Shilton

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen


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