A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on chance, life, shame, and study

He walks abreast with his days and feels no shame in not 'studying a profession', for he does not postpone his life, but lives already. He has not one chance, but a hundred chances.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on force, good, shame, thought, and time

Tomorrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely what we have thought and felt all the time, and we shall be forced to take with shame our own opinion from another.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. Self-Reliance

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A Quote by Pythagoras on dawn, day, effort, excellence, gold, good, justice, mind, philosophy, shame, sleep, soul, suffering, and thought

Golden Verses So-called because they are "good as gold." They are by some attributed to Epicarmos, and by others to Empedocles, but always go under the name of Pythagoras, and seem quite in accordance with the excellent precepts of that philosopher. They are as follows: Ne'er suffer sleep thine eyes to close Before thy mind hath run O'er every act, and thought, and word, From dawn to set of sun; For wrong take shame, but grateful feel If just thy course hath been; Such effort day by day renewed Will ward thy soul from sin. E. C. B.

Pythagoras (c.582 - 507 BC)

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A Quote by Plutarch on shame


It is no disgrace not to be able to do everything; but to undertake or pretend to do what you are not made for, is not only shameful, but extremely troublesome and vexatious.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Plato on shame and victory

The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Pink Floyd on feeling, good, honor, nature, and shame

Good morning worm your honour The crown will plainly show The prisoner who now stands before you Was caught red handed showing feelings Showing feelings of an almost human nature Shame on him That will not do

Pink Floyd

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A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard on death, earth, joy, life, love, pain, pity, power, praise, sacrifice, shame, sharing, sorrow, and suffering

Alone thou goest forth, O Lord, in sacrifice to die; is this thy sorrow naught to us who pass unheeding by? Our sins, not thine, thou bearest, Lord; make us thy sorrow feel, till through our pity and our shame love answers love's appeal. This is earth's darkest hour, but thou dost light and life restore; then let all praise be given thee who livest evermore. Grant us with thee to suffer pain that, as we share this hour, thy cross may bring us to thy joy and resurrection power.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

Source: On The Atonement

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A Quote by Paul Klee on beauty, certainty, darkness, existence, relatives, shame, and women

Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.

Paul Klee (1879 - 1940)

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A Quote by Pablo Neruda on death, innocence, shame, time, and war

Perhaps this war will pass like the others which divided us leaving us dead, killing us along with the killers but the shame of this time puts its burning fingers to our faces. Who will erase the ruthlessness hidden in innocent blood?

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: The Watersong Ends

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on books, shame, and world

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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