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Edmond de Goncourt Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edmond de Goncourt

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If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less
of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years
to bring the world back to life.
Otherwise it would die of civilization.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Historians tell the story of the past,
novelists the story of the present.
- Edmond de Goncourt

 

Today I begin to understand what love must be,
if it exists...
When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves.
We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost.
That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Laughter is the mind's intonation.
There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins.
- Edmond de Goncourt

A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and
climbs it while playing a violin.
- Edmond de Goncourt

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People don't like the true and simple;
they like fairy tales and humbug.
- Edmond de Goncourt

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When one gets angry, it is always angry AT someone -
perhaps a friend or spouse, perhaps a stranger,
perhaps the nameless "they" - "those people at the bank wronged me,"
perhaps God, or perhaps oneself.
In any case, when one gets angry,
they want to find someone to be "responsible" for what happened.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

Gray hair is God's graffiti.
- Bill Cosby

God doesn't make junk.
- Anonymous

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

God Loves an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
So does Your Mother.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is something that each one of us has experienced -
some of us only occasionally, some almost daily.
Can we eliminate all anger? Probably not.
We will always have expectations,
and those expectations will often be unmet.
Disappointment is the principle cause of anger.
When we are disappointed, we look for someone to blame.
Declaring someone to be at fault is the nature of anger.
Anger is always directed at someone -
possibly toward God or the non-specific "they,"
but at some animate entity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stupidity is also a gift of God,
but one mustn't misuse it.
- Pope John Paul II

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends are God's apology for relations.
- Hugh Kingsmille

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

God is at play,
I am his modeling clay.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful,
for beauty is God's handwriting.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous


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