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Edmund Halley Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edmund Halley

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Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
- Edmund Halley

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

 

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly,
and do every day what should be done,
and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
- Elbert Hubbard

Time and memory are true artists; they remould reality
nearer to the heart's desire.
- John Dewey

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If education, culture, the higher life were shining
things to be worshiped from afar,
he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them.
- Mary Antin

Pickett's lines being nearer, the impact was heaviest upon them.
- James Longstreet

The more determinedly I exist, as myself,
within the conditions of the time, the more clearly
I shall hear the language of the past,
the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life.
- Karl Jaspers

Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer,
recognize and protect and comfort each other.
- Han Suyin

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
- Simone Weil

Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
- Abbe Pierre

In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults.
- Jessamyn West

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over
poverty than is any other land.
- Herbert Hoover

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
- William Wordsworth

But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject
or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations.
It is nearer to utterance than history.
- Thomas Lynch

If you are looking down while you are walking it is
better to walk up hill the ground is nearer.
- Gertrude Stein

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners,
no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
- George Orwell

The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things
than the cool and slippery disputant.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

A beast does not know that he is a beast,
and the nearer a man gets to being a beast,
the less he knows it.
- George MacDonald

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now,
or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice,
selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
- Elihu Root

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality.
People have a lot of misconceptions.
- Jacqueline Bisset

On the floor I am more at ease.
I feel nearer, more part of the painting,
since this way I can walk around it,
work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
- Jackson Pollock

Nothing is further than earth from heaven,
and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
- David Hare

Believers, look up - take courage.
The angels are nearer than you think.
- Billy Graham

I lived in town until I was eight and then I moved nearer the farmland,
so I had a mixture.
- Stephen Sprouse

When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people,
we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer
to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
- Bell Hooks

If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea,
and never come nearer to humanity than that!
- Eleonora Duse

One sweetly solemn thought, comes to me o'er and o'er;
I am nearer home today,
than I ever have been before.
- Phoebe Cary

Aloneness is nearer God, nearer reality.
- Gwen John

I don't think kids have a problem with death.
It's us older ones who are nearer to it,
that start being frightened.
- Helena Bonham Carter

There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it;
that by so much the more we are possess'd of it,
by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
- Eliza Haywood

Nothing is farther than earth from heaven;
nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
- Augustus Hare

There are certain words which are nearer and dearer
to a man than any others.
- Nikolai Gogol

The nearer people approach old age the closer they
return to a semblance of childhood,
until the time comes for them to depart this life,
again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable.
However, they who aim at it, and persevere,
will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness
and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
- Lord Chesterfield

A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much
more as man is better than a beast:
and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions
are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those
that are rude and cruel are to devils.
- Margaret Cavendish

I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the
most correct of any book on earth,
and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get
nearer to God by abiding by its precepts,
than by any other book.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship.
Two men who have known each other for twenty years
find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before,
or else estrange them.
- Gilbert Parker

When I came there I found all my family gone,
for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place,
which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke
about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants,
which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place.
- Christopher Gist

No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the
forces of world change than the United States,
and few societies are more intellectually aware of
the nature of the issues that have to be faced.
- Christopher Dawson

The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance,
but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach,
and the thorns and briars become visible.
- Washington Irving

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you
to say disagreeable things to your intimates.
The nearer you come into relation with a person,
the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion,
there was no trace.
They vanished.
The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was
so great that they burned instantly to ashes -
except that there were no ashes.
- Wilfred Burchett

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us -
of becoming happy - is not attainable:
yet we may not -
nay,
cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization
of it by some means or other.
- Sigmund Freud

I really enjoy being single again.
I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end,
the more difficult it got.
You don't see things clearly as long as you're still involved.
- Dido Armstrong

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.
Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more
clearly visible to one passing through the valley than
to those who inhabit the mountain?
- Khalil Gibran

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Unsolicited Advice Is Always Meddling.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Death is a very dull, dreary affair,
and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good,
until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think
in your mind that the counsel is wise.
- Joan Rivers

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry


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