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Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. Gerard Way, singer
  • beyond

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • already

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. Henry Miller, author
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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. Marianne Williamson, author
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God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive. Ayn Rand, writer
  • faith

Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself. T. S. Eliot, poet
  • absolute

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
  • age

I love my children beyond all reason. They're my joy, even when they're wild with kid energy. Christopher Meloni, actor
  • beyond

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. Sun Tzu, philosopher
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Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms. Anthony Storr, author
  • accepted

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. Fletcher Knebel, author
  • beyond

Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal. Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist
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The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
  • beyond

The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us. Peter Ustinov, actor
  • ambition

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. Corita Kent, artist
  • beyond

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. John Hope Franklin, historian
  • beyond

My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered. Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist
  • altogether

When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. George Harrison, musician
  • beyond

No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy. Hilary Putnam, philosopher
  • believe

Politics is repetition. It is not change. Change is something beyond what we call politics. Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the means to bring into being. Kate Millett, activist
  • being

The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality. Charles Baudelaire, poet
  • beyond

Any artist should be grateful for a naive grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately. Saul Bellow, novelist
  • artist

Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. John Steinbeck, author
  • accomplishments

Because my love for you is beyond words, I decided to shut up. Nizar Qabbani, diplomat
  • beyond

I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection. Aaron Sorkin, producer
  • beyond

The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government. William O. Douglas, judge
  • beyond

Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within. Claudia Johnson, first lady
  • able

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. Charles Lindbergh, aviator
  • life

All I ever intended was to make a living at what I do. Everything I've achieved since then is above and beyond. Shania Twain, musician
  • achieved

Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express. T. S. Eliot, poet
  • alter

Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture. Helen Hayes, actress
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Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me. Zora Neale Hurston, dramatist
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The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. Anais Nin, author
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Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. Aristotle, philosopher
  • politics

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. John McCain, politician
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To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare. Kenko Yoshida,
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We simply must look beyond partisan goals and find common ground as Americans. It is imperative that the Members of Congress recognize that partisanship will not serve the American people. Michael Crapo, politician
  • american

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me. William Gaddis, novelist
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I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened. Fidel Castro, statesman
  • age

What girls do to each other is beyond description. No chinese torture comes close. Tori Amos, musician
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The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal. Richard Adams, clergyman
  • beyond

Number one, I absolutely love making chocolate chip cookies. I mean, it's fun. It's exciting. Beyond the fact that I love making them, I love eating them. Debbi Fields, businesswoman
  • absolutely

I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life. Wally Lamb, author
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Hollywood is horrible... it's beyond satire. Yahoo Serious, director
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Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent. Christiane Amanpour, journalist
  • accept

Even if my mother had no qualms of conscience concerning ownership of negroes, her sense of duty carried her far beyond the mere supplying of their physical needs, or requiring that they render faithful service. John Sergeant Wise, author
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To me, eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription. It's like makeup. It's the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance. Vera Wang, designer
  • accessory

Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge. Jeanne Moreau, actress
  • beauty

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism. Elliot Richardson, lawyer
  • apathy

Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places. Mary Renault, novelist
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Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised. Sallust, historian
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In order to move others deeply we must deliberately allow ourselves to be carried away beyond the bounds of our normal sensibility. Joseph Conrad, novelist
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Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. Ronald Reagan, president
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The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner. Ezra Pound, poet
  • admire

Disney's something to be a little alarmed about. It's not just a little theme park anymore. It's now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes way beyond central Florida. Carl Hiaasen, writer
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There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach. John S. Herrington, politician
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If you are ever going to move beyond where you stand at that moment you have to conjure a picture in your head of where you want to go. Deval Patrick,
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Starbucks represents something beyond a cup of coffee. Howard Schultz, businessman
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It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia. John Howard, statesman
  • asia

This is appalling. The idea that a person could be punished because of their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief. John Howard, statesman
  • appalling

This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy, faster than inflation, and far beyond our means to sustain it. Jim Nussle, politician
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My father is a man of impeccable character who has worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years. His integrity is beyond reproach. Kojo Annan, celebrity
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Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked. Abdus Salam, scientist
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We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government. Andrew Jackson, president
  • beginning

The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower. Audre Lorde, poet
  • academic

To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients' best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations. Anthony Hitt, businessman
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The sky, the sky beyond the door is blue. Ryan Stiles, actor
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If I had never ventured beyond being a stand-up comic, then I would be sitting in my house today working on my Leonardo DiCaprio impression. Jim Carrey, comedian
  • being

The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy. Bob Schieffer, journalist
  • ball

I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond the current for-profit system, to include a public option and an amendment to free the states to pursue single payer. Dennis Kucinich, politician
  • amendment

In some cases, managers and employees have secured pensions beyond their original base salary. It is wrong, the people doing it know it's wrong, and we have to put an end to it. Jerry Brown, politician
  • base

If we continue to allow the federal government to live beyond its means, we will all soon have to live beneath ours. Joe Miller, politician
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We put people of concern on the watch list or the no-fly list, so we have a number of layers of security beyond the airport checkpoint. We gather as much information about a passenger as the law allows without profiling. John Pistole, public servant
  • airport

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond. Hypatia, philosopher
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I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards. Amy Adams, actress
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In everyday life, my wife is the most wonderful. We're in love with each other beyond belief. Christian Bale, actor
  • belief

We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature. Robert Lanza, scientist
  • against

Poetry brings all possible experience to the same degree: a degree in the consciousness beyond which the consciousness itself cannot go. Laura Riding, poet
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When I first started, it was really an innocent response to the needs of women in rural areas. When we started planting trees to meet their needs, there was nothing beyond that. I did not see all the issues that I have to come to deal with. Wangari Maathai, activist
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Mr. President, prime ministers, let us have ambitions: ambitions to move beyond the violence and occupation, to the day when two states, Palestine and Israel, can live together side by side in peace and security. King Abdullah II, statesman
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I was inspired to create 'My Life' so I could finally share a personal part of my life beyond my music. Mary J. Blige, musician
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Our commitment to defence goes beyond this. It's a long-term commitment to make SA the home for Australian defence. It's a commitment to providing the right infrastructure and the right people. Jay Weatherill, politician
  • australian

I feel like my peers now are artists like Madonna and the Stones, Michael Jackson and Prince. These are people who were able to take their careers beyond the normal here-today-gone-tomorrow life span. LL Cool J, musician
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It was an unbelievable experience! The brakes, the g-forces and the power of the engine are beyond description. Thanks to BMW and WilliamsF1 for giving me this chance to test. The test team looked after me brilliantly and I learnt plenty. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity
  • beyond

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I've been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family. Trey Anastasio, musician
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Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don't think we can achieve something beyond what we're qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams? Simon Sinek, author
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I think 'Beyond the Blue Neon' is the best I've ever done. George Strait, musician
  • best

The film opens up the world beyond Katniss' point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow's rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story. Suzanne Collins, novelist
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We get very set in our ways and it's sometimes hard to look beyond what else is out there. Emilio Estevez, actor
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'Ludacris' is something that I made up. It just kind of describes me. Sometimes I have like a split personality. Sometimes I'm cool, calm, and collected, and other times I'm beyond crazy. Ludacris, musician
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Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process. Stephen King, author
  • act

It's beyond my control who's going to cast me or how you're going to pigeonholed, so for me, it's just I want to keep doing different things because I want to get better, so hopefully I'll be hired to do them. Bradley Cooper, actor
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By dismantling the narrow politics of racial identity and selective self-interest, by going beyond 'black' and 'white,' we may construct new values, new institutions and new visions of an America beyond traditional racial categories and racial oppression. Manning Marable, educator
  • america

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin. Hermann Hesse, novelist
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There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. Rod Serling, writer
  • between

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition. Orrin Hatch, politician
  • technology

You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination. Charles De Gaulle, leader
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We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. William Ralph Inge, clergyman
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No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character. John Morley, statesman
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To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short. Confucius, philosopher
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Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
  • appearances

The truth is an ambition which is beyond us. Peter Ustinov, actor
  • ambition

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired. Edward Young, poet
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Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information. Kingman Brewster, Jr., educator
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The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. T. S. Eliot, poet
  • communication

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else. Elie Wiesel, novelist
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Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life. Charles Scribner, Jr., publisher
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God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason. Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat
  • believe

Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do. Stephen Spender, poet
  • beyond

There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond. Jan Myrdal, author
  • beyond

We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses. Mario Cuomo, politician
  • american

Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer
  • strength

The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country. J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist
  • atomic

There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man's own observation what he finds good of and what he finds hurt of is the best physic to preserve health. Francis Bacon, philosopher
  • best

Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
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Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • beyond

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • strength

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke, writer
  • beyond

If you accept your limitations you go beyond them. Brendan Francis, playwright
  • accept

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
  • action

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. John F. Kennedy, president
  • beings

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • anything

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level. Alexander Haig, public servant
  • affirmation

Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them. Lawrence G. Lovasik, clergyman
  • able

It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them. Paul Claudel, dramatist
  • beyond

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. Virginia Woolf, author
  • beyond

Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers. Howard Thurman, educator
  • beyond

To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge. Phillips Brooks, clergyman
  • beyond

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity. Thomas Merton, author
  • act

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently. Harry A. Blackmun, judge
  • equality

The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation. Miriam Beard,
  • beyond

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see. Peggy Noonan, writer
  • beyond

Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals. Donald Rumsfeld, politician
  • amidst

Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
  • anything

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery. Horace Mann, educator
  • beyond

Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory? Charles de Lint, writer
  • beyond

Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom. Alan Paton, novelist
  • beyond

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • beyond

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either. Helen Keller, author
  • beyond

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad. E. B. White, writer
  • beyond

Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That's the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century. Mickey Mantle, athlete
  • bad

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death. Rollo May, psychologist
  • adult

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction. Samuel Butler, poet
  • appealing

Of course I'd like to get beyond the concrete. But it's really difficult. Very difficult. Krzysztof Kieslowski, director
  • beyond

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today. Thomas Gray, poet
  • alas

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own. George W. Bush, president
  • beyond

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience. Immanuel Kant, philosopher
  • begins

It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. Hunter S. Thompson, journalist
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