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Let this list of 7 quotations by the Irish poet James Stephens lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational death, lumps, fear sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it, said the Philosopher.
A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind;
and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.
Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.
Curiosity will conquer fear more than bravery will.
Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
I would think Until I found Something I can never find;
- Something Lying On the ground, In the bottom Of my mind.
Because our lives are cowardly and sly, Because we do not dare to take or give, Because we scowl and pass each other by, We do not live; we do not dare to live.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies.
I hear a sudden cry of pain! There is a rabbit in a snare.
My three-thousand mile walk through Ireland convinced me of one thing - the possibility of organising a proper movement for the independence of my native land.
Is it not possible that the ultimate end is gaiety and music and a dance of joy?
I came to the resolve that the attempt was not only worth trying, but should be tried in the very near future if we wanted at all to keep our flag flying; for I was sure as of my own existence that if another decade was allowed to pass without an endeavour of some kind or another to shake off an unjust yoke, the Irish people would sink into lethargy from which it would be impossible for any patriot . . . to arouse them . . .
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.