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Lent Quotes

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

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

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At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn't think
of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped-and
I haven't had a cigarette since.
- Ethel Merman

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by
chance for an uncertain time,
and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Jazz has borrowed from other genres of music and also
has lent itself to other genres of music.
- Herbie Hancock

 

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

I get a little behind during Lent, but it comes out even at Christmas.
- Frank Butler

I liked the name Frog Brigade because it lent itself
to a lot of cool imagery with the whole frog thing.
- Les Claypool

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I am not a member of any organization listed by the
Attorney General as subversive.
In any instance where I lent my name in the past,
it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive.
I have always been essentially and foremost an American.
- Judy Holliday

The Question to be considered is, Whether the Government have reason by a Law,
to prohibit the taking more than 4 l. per cent Interest
for Money lent, or to leave the Borrower and Lender
to make their own Bargains.
- Dudley North

The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow,
since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices
have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.
- Marcel Proust

Continuing a Lenten series on prayer:
Prayer is co-operation with God.
It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us -
an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker
to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
- E. Stanley Jones

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence,
is a continuing imperative.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Networks don't want a show with a continuing story.
There's no backend potential.
- William Devane

This continuing spike in gas prices is bad for consumers,
bad for our economy, and bad for all other businesses.
It is hurting us and costing us jobs.
- Jodi Rell

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue,
and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Well physically preparing for the role,
definitely and then continuing to stay physically fit throughout filming,
getting up, 4.00 4.30 in the morning.
- Brandon Routh

Now that our media companies and it appears are policies are traded for cash,
what is there to check the continuing consolidation
of power and diminishing of democracy?
- Joichi Ito

But that is a valid, continuing service that that music -
which is,
in some cases, 80 or 90 years old - is rendering.
And proving its own timelessness.
- Dwight Yoakam

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
By a continuing process of inflation,
governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere,
a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value.
For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.
- Lawrence Lessig

We see portability in electronics being a continuing requirement,
higher functionality, better battery life,
requiring lower power for the actual electronics.
- David Milne

At heart, this job is about continuing to make great
theatre for the people of Sheffield -
a city I've known and loved since childhood.
- Samuel West

I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full,
rich life, and I am incidentally gay.
- Portia de Rossi

Today, bilateral relations with Britain are excellent,
with cooperation in many areas and both countries continuing
to work on strengthening these ties.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

We choose what attitudes we have right now.
And it's a continuing choice.
- John C. Maxwell

I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that
a text displays for continuing to generate different readings,
without ever being completely consumed.
- Umberto Eco

There must be a beginning of any great matter,
but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly
finished yields the true glory.
- Francis Drake

No state should be allowed to profess partnership with
the global coalition against terror,
while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

By a continuing process of inflation,
government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved,
an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
- John Maynard Keynes

What makes a book great, a so-called classic,
it its quality of always being modern,
of its author, though he be long dead,
continuing to speak to each new generation.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

The passage of time is a continuing thing.
At 18, you're going to live forever,
and you are definitely not at 52,
so that is a recurring topic.
I still think it's the main stuff.
- Peter Hammill

After my first visit to Japan, in 1960,
to work on a joint model building project at Osaka University,
I maintained a continuing interest in the country and the entire Far East.
- Lawrence R. Klein

I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended,
continuing and perfecting childhood drawing -
without the traditional interruption of academic training.
- Saul Steinberg

The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
- Juliette Lewis

You've either got to find a way to make your continuing
characters insteresting without making them maudlin or overwrought,
or you've got to put more emphasis on the suspects.
- Jane Haddam

Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the
continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap
between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
- Nadine Gordimer

If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not,
it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike,
with whatever of violence that involves.
- John Bates Clark

Put simply, the Bush administration policy in the Middle
East is continuing to fail.
- Jerome Corsi

I'm continuing to produce and will start a new record soon,
as well.
- Kenneth Edmonds

Continuing economic growth requires both recruitment
of new companies and expansion of existing businesses.
- Phil Bredesen

The states are not free, under the guise of protecting
maternal health or potential life,
to intimidate women into continuing pregnancies.
- Harry A. Blackmun

I believe in the battle-whether it's the battle of
a campaign or the battle of this office,
which is a continuing battle.
- Richard M. Nixon

Russia has gone through eight years of continuing economic pain.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper
and more important cause of international tensions,
of the conditions that can produce war,
than previously.
- Lester B. Pearson

Well, I think the global economy is in the position
for continuing good growth with inflation well in check.
- John W. Snow

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting
his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
- Alan Perlis

And one of our points of continuing conversation with
our trading partners is the urgency of their taking
steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance.
- John W. Snow

Past Olympians have a continuing role within the Olympic family.
- Bill Toomey

Life is to be lived, not controlled,
and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
- Ralph Ellison

But I am committed to keeping this city a strong and
viable center for commerce and industry,
for continuing to make it a place of opportunity for its citizens.
- Jane Byrne

I can see me continuing to make the best music I can,
and let the chips fall where they may.
- Lee Ann Womack

No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.
- Louis L'Amour

The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear
that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history.
They declared that He had created the universe.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway,
continuing to become more and more popular.
- David Neeleman

It starts with a single sound.
If there's something in that sound, then it's worth continuing.
- Steve Lacy

If my musical tastes are continuing to grow up,
and I am not really too interested in the music that my kids listen to,
then I assume that the audience is doing the same.
- Rick Derringer

We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation.
America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity,
and freedom still reigns.
- Ben Nelson

Yet, our achievements also mask many continuing failings
and seem to expose more future dangers.
- Hun Sen

The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain,
disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday.
- Theodor Adorno

I don't feel guilty about expressing myself in French;
nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs,
continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time
I'd probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show.
- Casey Kasem

There is no need for me continuing unless I'm able to improve.
- Knute Rockne

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading,
to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs,
is good for him.
- Maya Angelou

Analyses of the movie marketplace points to an interesting phenomenon:
High-profile movies are continuing to do well year-to-year in the U.S.
and overseas - this past summer, for example,
the top 10 movies registered at the same level as in '04.
- Peter Bart

Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought,
threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires.
Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse
conditions in the agriculture industry.
- Michael McCaul

Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience
and a record company that allows me to do music.
So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new
music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion.
- Al Jarreau

The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you.
And if you're really lucky, they really believe in
you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it.
- Mark Ruffalo

I believe that history has shape, order,
and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces,
produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty,
nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
- Camille Paglia

Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle
must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact,
but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human,
social, economic, political and religious relationship.
- A. Philip Randolph

Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high,
not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives,
Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in
the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this
war is provoking around the globe.
- John Conyers

And our big theme has been, you have made so much progress,
we urge you on with the openings and market openings that have occurred.
They clearly work and continuing on that path will
produce further growth and further opportunities for the Indian people.
- John W. Snow


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