..we wear the mask that grins and lies, it hides our cheeks and shades our eyes- this debt we pay to human guile; with torn and bleeding hearts we smile.— Paul Laurence Dunbar
Wonderful Bleeding Heart quotations
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that 'violence begets violence.' I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure - and in some cases I have - that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.
When I look back on my past and think how much time I wasted on nothing, how much time has been lost in futilities, errors, laziness, incapacity to live; how little I appreciated it, how many times I sinned against my heart and soul-then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift, life is happiness, every minute can be an eternity of happiness.
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.
O captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done.
The ship has weather'd every wrack The prize we sought is won The port is near, the bells I hear The people all exulting While follow eyes, the steady keel The vessel grim and daring But Heart! Heart! Heart! O the bleeding drops of red Where on the deck my captain lies Fallen cold and dead.
The people do not complain because they have no voice;
do not move because they are lethargic, and you say that they do not suffer because you have not seen their hearts bleed.
The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness.
A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death.
I need a soul mate so that I can be who I am, naked.
I want there to be someone who picks up my heavy, bleeding heart and takes it somewhere safe and warm.
The trouble with socialists is that they let their bleeding hearts go to their bloody heads.
You have to go whole heartedly in anything in order to achieve anything worth having.
For people allergic to wool, one's heart can only bleed.
Permit me then to recommend from the sincerity of my heart, ready at all times to bleed in my country's cause, a Declaration of Independence, and call upon the world and the Great God who governs it to witness the necessity, propriety and rectitude thereof.
Making the ungrateful grateful will bring tears to your eyes, tears of blood bleeding from the heart.
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
When I look back at the past and think of all the time I squandered in error and idleness,... then my heart bleeds. Life is a gift... every minute could have been an eternity of happiness! If only youth knew! Now my life will change; now I will be reborn.
We wear the mask that grins and lies.
So loud was the wailing of the women and children that there was not one man among us whose heart did not bleed at the sound.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
And her sweet red lips on these lips of mine Burned like the ruby fire set In the swinging lamp of a crimson shrine, Or the bleeding wounds of the pomegranate, Or the heart of the lotus drenched and wet With the spilt-out blood of the rose-red wine.
Some say love it is a river that drowns the tender reeds.
Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your heart to bleed. Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower and you, its only seed.
Cold hearts don't bleed. Still they pray for eternity, never seeing tomorrow.
Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.
Choose your friends and mates, not by the money in their bank account, creed, ethnicity, or color; instead, choose character, actions, heart, and soul. When we bleed, we bleed the same color.
If the heart bleeds love, bare it, If the martyr's crown fits, wear it.
And I know these scars will bleed, but both of our hearts believe all of these stars will guide us home
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.
No matter how much I feel, I’m not going to let it out.
If I have to cry, I’m gonna cry on the inside. If I have to bleed, I’ll bruise. If my heart starts going crazy, I’m not gonna tell everyone in the world about it. It doesn’t help anything. It just makes everyone’s life worse.
If we didn't have strong feelings, how could we love or fight? When our flesh is cut, we bleed. When our heart is broken, we cry. There's nothing wrong with that. It only becomes a problem when it gets in the way of what you have to do. You can't crumble when others are counting on you.
A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing.
It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
I'm a 'bleeding-heart liberal,' one of those card-carrying Democrats that Rush Limbaugh thinks is a communist. And I'm proud of it.
Bleeding heart, he’d called her. Well. He should know. He’d been the first to rip it to pieces.
Weep I cannot; But my heart bleeds.
If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.
If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
So many people there are in politics that they're overly cautious about laughing at stuff. They're so damned concerned about what everyone else is thinking. What are they worried about? Nobody ever walked into a show as a bleeding heart liberal and had a comedian undo 30 years of life experience.
I appear at times merry and in good heart, talk, too, before others quite reasonably, and it looks as if I felt, too, God knows how well within my skin. Yet the soul maintains its deathly sleep and the heart bleeds from a thousand wounds.
Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.
Mr. Chairman, when I contemplate the evils of apartheid, my heart bleeds and I am sure the heart of every true blooded African bleeds.
It is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles; and yet when King Laugh come he make them all dance to the tune he play. Bleeding hearts, and dry bones of the churchyard, and tears that burn as they fall -- all dance together to the music that he make with that smileless mouth of him.
Society must take every means at its disposal to defend itself against the emergence of a parallel power which defies the elected power.
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men By strangers with a calm, judicial pen, And when the borders bleed we watch with dread The lines of ink across the map turn red.
What I compare bike lanes to is swimming with the sharks.
Sooner or later you're going to get bitten... Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds for them when I hear someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day.