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Shadow Quotes

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

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

 

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
- C. Wright Mills

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
- George Foreman

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
- Arnold H. Glasow

It's very easy to say that something is a shadow of itself,
and it may be true in some senses.
- Sydney Schanberg

The earth together with its surrounding waters must
in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals,
for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our
Party the shadow of great and grave burdens.
- Janos Kadar

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that
a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty
was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
- Matt Blunt

Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will
endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
- E. M. Forster

The light of lights looks always on the motive,
not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
- William Butler Yeats

For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow.
It's a chance to really act emotionally,
because the situation is an extreme one.
- Ian McDiarmid

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that
pleasure that I find in Plato;
alas good folk,
they never felt what true pleasure meant.
- Jane Grey

I see the state of all of us who live,
nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
- Sophocles

Loss and possession, death and life are one,
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

The reputation of a man is like his shadow,
gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity,
and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment,
perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
- DeWitt Clinton

Getting out from under the shadow of Henry Fonda was difficult.
- Peter Fonda

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant;
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
- Paul Cezanne

Shadow owes its birth to light.
- John Gay

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
- Elizabeth Bowen

A human being is only breath and shadow.
- Sophocles

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
- Rudyard Kipling

How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy -
I want to talk about the movie in a second -
but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really
is a legend in his own time?
- Tavis Smiley

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
- Lucan

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
- Lucan

I'd come from the bottom of the barrel.
Just Owen Hart getting out of the shadow of Bret Hart's little brother.
Everyone figured, this is a joke, Owen's going to get squashed.
- Owen Hart

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under
the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
- Maurice Maeterlinck

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back
into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
- Ralph Ellison

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun,
that is the only safe and rational plan.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented,
interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose
existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
- Elizabeth Janeway

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow;
if I fail,
or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.
- Whitney Houston

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
- Oswald Chambers

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
- Samuel Smiles

Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
- Jerome K. Jerome

The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because
it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time,
and I think it comes from that shadow string,
the double strings.
- Rita Dove


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