quote by Epictetus

Don't be concerned with other people's impressions of you. They are dazzled and deluded by appearances. Stick with your purpose. This alone will strengthen your will and give your life coherence.

— Epictetus

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People tend to think that in order to start a new business they have to come up with something new and dazzling, but that's a myth - and it's often propagated by venture capitalists.

Einstein's relativity work is a magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king... its exponents are brilliant men but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists.

I dressed my maids as Amazons and rode bare-breasted halfway to Damascus.

Louis had a seizure and I damn near died of windburn...but the troops were dazzled!

Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face.

But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.

O Hope! Dazzling, radiant Hope! What a change thou bringest to the hopeless;

brightening the darkened paths, and cheering the lonely way.

Zeus, the father of the Olympic Gods, turned mid-day into night, hiding the light of the dazzling Sun; and sore fear came upon men.

How many of us have been attracted to reason;

first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.

How many of us have been attracted to reason;

first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.

How many of us have been first attracted to reason, first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism from Rochefoucauld or La Bruyere.

Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I'm gazing at a distant star.

It's dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn't even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

European languages must not be considered diamonds displayed under a glass ball, dazzling us with their brilliance.

That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss.

Those remarkable, God-given eyes! That glorious, good-natured personality! Elijah's Frodo is a dazzling light in the doom and gloom of war and despair.

The sun penetrates crystal and makes it more dazzling.

In the same way, the sanctifying Spirit indwells in souls and makes them more radiant. They become like so many powerhouses beaming grace and love around them.

It's that mind-heart connection that I believe compels us to not just be attentive to all the bright and dazzling things but also the dark and difficult things.

Confit is the ultimate comfort food, and trendy or not, it is dazzling stuff.

For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem.

You must not let your life run in the ordinary way;

do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.

She is like a revolving lighthouse; pitch darkness alternating with a dazzling brilliancy!

Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you.

Dive and dive again, you will never come to the bottom of these depths. How many millions of dazzling pearls and gems are at this moment hid in the deep recesses of the ocean caves.

If you turn it over to the universe, you will be surprised and dazzled by what is delivered to you. This is where magic and miracles happen.

The power of death signifies that this real world can only have a neutral image of life, that life's intimacy does not reveal it's dazzling consumption until the moment it gives out.

With their tinted windows up, the cars of the rich go like dark eggs down the roads of Delhi. Every now and then an egg will crack open a woman's hand, dazzling with gold bangles, stretches out an open window, flings an empty mineral water bottle onto the road and then the window goes up, and the egg is resealed.

It's possible to dazzle a crowd if you really work at it.

But that is no qualification for leadership. Hitler was a master of crowds.

I am seventy years old, a gray age weighted with uncompromising biblical allusions. It ought to have a gray outlook, but it hasn't, because a glint of dazzling sunshine is dancing merrily ahead of me.

I've always just loved to play football, even if it was street football, like razzle-dazzle.

Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.

Tune into the presence of miracles, and in an instant, life can be transformed into a dazzling experience, more wondrous and exciting than we could even imagine.

The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling.

.. every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator.

At night... the streets become rhythmical perspectives of glowing dotted lines, reflections hung upon them in the streets as the wistaria hangs its violet racemes on its trellis. The buildings are shimmering verticality, a gossamer veil, a festive scene-prop hanging there against the black sky to dazzle, entertain, amaze.

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?

First, we are born in the same galaxy.

Born of the same spe­cies. Our life­times over­lap. The meet­ings between humans are so unlikely as to be mira­cu­lous. To laugh, to cry, and to fall in love. Every­one is made up of a col­lec­tion of 1% chances. Thus, I am dazzled by the fact that there are so many mir­acles in this world.

The common people are but ill judges of a man's merits;

they are slaves to fame, and their eyes are dazzled with the pomp of titles and large retinue. No wonder, then, that they bestow their honors on those who least deserve them.

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