darkness

A Quote by W. H. Hudson on animals, art, children, darkness, inventions, joy, life, mind, nature, and unhappiness

Bear in mind that the children of life are the children of joy; that the lower animals are only unhappy when made so by man; that man alone of all the creatures, has "found out many inventions", the chief of which appears to be the art of making himself miserable, and of seeing all Nature stained with that dark and hateful colour.

W. H. Hudson (1841 - 1922)

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on body, darkness, idealism, soul, and strength

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others. . . . One feels his two-ness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on darkness, justice, present, and world

The dark world is going to submit to its present treatment just as long as it must and not one moment longer.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Darkwater, 1920, The Souls of White Folk

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A Quote by Vladimir Nabokov on brevity, common sense, darkness, and existence

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

Source: Speak, Memory, 1947, ch 1.

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on darkness, good, time, and water

The large shiny black forehead of the first whale was no more than two yards from us when it sank beneath the surface of the water, then we saw the huge blue-black bulk glide quietly under the raft right beneath our feet. It lay there for some time, dark and motionless, and we held our breath as we looked down on the gigantic curved back of a mammal a good deal longer than the raft.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: To the Lighthouse

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A Quote by Virginia U. Jensen on christ, darkness, faith, jesus, and life

The light of Jesus Christ is stronger than any darkness we face in this life, if w have faith in Him, seek after Him, and obey Him.

Virginia U. Jensen

Source: Ensign, November 2000. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on darkness, death, existence, gloom, protest, purpose, questions, spirit, violence, and world

In a last violent protest against the hopelessness of imminent death, I sensed my spirit piercing through the enveloping gloom. I felt it transcend that hopeless, meaningless world, and from somewhere I heard a victorious "Yes" in answer to my question of the existence of an ultimate purpose. At that moment a light was lit in a distant farmhouse, which stood on the horizon as if painted there, in the midst of the miserable gray of a dawning morning in Bavaria. "Et lux in tenebris lucet"-and the light shineth in the darkness.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Dr. Victor E. Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p. 63-64.

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A Quote by unknown on belief, darkness, and learning

When we walk to the end of all the light we have, and take a step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe one of two things will happen: that we will land on something solid, or we will learn how to fly.

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A Quote by unknown on anger, arrogance, confusion, darkness, depression, doubt, fear, impatience, jealousy, pessimism, selfishness, unhappiness, and words

Words That Encourage Darkness and The Adversary: Angry, Antagonistic, Appetites, Arrogant, Confused, Contention, Covetous, Critical, Depressed, Domineering, Doubt, Easily Offended, Evasive, Fear, Frustrated, Harshness, Impatience, Ineffective, Irritable, Jealousy, Negative, Pessimistic, Possessive, Resentful, Secretive, Self-C entered, Selfish, Troubled, Uncontrolled, Unhappy, Vindictive,

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A Quote by unknown on darkness, grief, learning, life, mystery, power, and tenderness

Who never mourned hath never known What treasures grief reveals, The sympathies that humanize, The tenderness that heals. The power to look within the veil, And learn the heavenly lore, The keyword to life's mysteries So dark to us before.

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