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Surpasses Quotes

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Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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He who surpasses or subdues mankind,
must look down on the hate of those below.
- Lord Byron

This is not writing at all.
Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether,
if I knew what I meant.
- Virginia Woolf

If somebody has a better idea than me,
I'll take it if it surpasses what we have on the page
because at the end of the day,
it's me that takes the credit anyway!
- Guy Ritchie

 

Nothing surpasses the beauty and elegance of a bad idea.
- Craig Bruce

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

Among these temples there is one which far surpasses all the rest,
whose grandeur of architectural details no human tongue is able to describe;
for within its precincts,
surrounded by a lofty wall, there is room enough for
a town of five hundred families.
- Hernando Cortes

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

There was no race - but to the extent that there was an arms competition,
it was almost entirely on the Soviet side,
first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans.
- Herman Kahn

Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal,
which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
- Todd Gitlin

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant
striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
- Denis Waitley

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -
I well know.
For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
- Georges Clemenceau

Honestly achieved results surpass all others.
- Michael Diamond

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself,
and yearns for the impossible.
- Eric Hoffer

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise
general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their
achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge.
- Sun Tzu

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
- Arthur Ashe

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others,
and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately
produce the general population of America.
- Ezra Stiles

To supervise people, you must either surpass them in
their accomplishments or despise them.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
- Franz Grillparzer

I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense.
Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to
provide for the common defense of our nation.
- Joe Lieberman

And there have certainly been movies I wanted to be
in and milestones I wanted to surpass that did not happen.
- Thomas Haden Church

Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
- Ovid

The One, the Good, the True, and the Beautiful,
these are what we call the transcendental attributes of Being,
because they surpass all the limits of essences and
are coextensive with Being.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

And if, happy in the lot of no created thing,
he withdraws into the center of his own unity,
his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God,
who is set above all things, shall surpass them all.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

In sports, people reach their peak very early.
You have to move on.
I don't know if I will ever surpass what I did at the Olympics,
but I'm still doing the work I always wanted to do.
- Greg Louganis

How individuals of the same species surpass each other
in these sensations and in other bodily faculties is universally known,
but there is a limit to them, and their power cannot
extend to every distance or to every degree.
- Maimonides

I am such a pessimist that every project has surpassed what I envisioned.
- Colin Mochrie

This is not bad, but the pace of globalisation has
surpassed the capacity of the system to adjust to new
realities of a more interdependent and integrated world.
- Anna Lindh

In fact, we just surpassed our first 1 million simultaneous users online.
- Niklas Zennstrom

Being able to fantasize for a couple of days at being
a rock singer surpassed most things I've done on stage.
- Gary Cole

My talent is such that no undertaking,
however vast in size...
has ever surpassed my courage.
- Peter Paul Rubens

The day before the anniversary of D-Day,
we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed
by none as a leader in the cause of freedom:
Ronald Reagan.
- Mac Thornberry

It is commonly said that a teacher fails if he has
not been surpassed by his students.
There has been no failure on our part in this regard
considering how far they have gone.
- Edmond H. Fischer

This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.
- Steven Squyres

China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively
building its own economic infrastructure.
Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S.
and the European Union in global market power.
It already has surpassed us in population.
- Jo Ann Emerson

This is going to sound completely absurd,
but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards
ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't
ever surpassed the joy of doing the work,
of making it.
The doing it is really the bit I'm there for.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Right now, a majority of the debt is owed to foreign interests,
Japan being the largest purchaser of government debt today,
soon to be surpassed by China as the number one purchaser
of our debt in this Nation.
- Ron Kind

I had found English audiences highly satisfactory.
They are the best listeners in the world.
Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English,
but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.
- John Philip Sousa

We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of
the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined -
the impression was overwhelming.
- Howard Carter

Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.
- Thomas Aquinas

The gracious, eternal God permits the spirit to green
and bloom and to bring forth the most marvelous fruit,
surpassing anything a tongue can express and a heart conceive.
- Johannes Tauler

It was a sight surpassing all precedent,
and one we never dreamed of seeing.
- Howard Carter

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself;
if all it does is maintain itself,
then living is only not dying.
- Simone de Beauvoir

When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky,
I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy.
There had never before been any star in that place in the sky.
- Tycho Brahe

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole


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