quote by Francis of Assisi

What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.

— Francis of Assisi

Most Powerful Intoxicates quotations

Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine;

it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating!

Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief.

The roar of the crowd has always been the sweetest music. It's intoxicating.

What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine.

They are not wounds and blood and fever, spotted and low, or dysentery, chronic and acute, cold and heat and famine. They are intoxication, drunken brutality, demoralization and disorder on the part of the inferior... jealousies, meanness, indifference, selfish brutality on the part of the superior.

Chanting is a significant and mysterious practice.

It is the highest nectar, a tonic that fully nourishes our inner being. Chanting opens the heart and makes love flow within us. It releases such intoxicating inner bliss and enthusiastic splendor, that simply through the nectar it generates, we can enter the abode of the Self.

Those who desire to remain intoxicated by Reality do not require artificial intoxicants. Indulging in false things will only increase falsity, for every direction is indeed infinite. Those who desire the truly genuine Thing proceed of themselves with great intensity so as to progress in their sadhana.

There is no art without intoxication.

But I mean a mad intoxication! Let reason teeter! Delirium! The highest degree of delirium! Plunged in burning dementia! Art is the most enrapturing orgy within man's reach.. Art must make you laugh a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn't bore.

Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the Romance of the unusual.

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error.

It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.

Flowers really do intoxicate me.

Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared.

It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.

Japan is the most intoxicating place for me.

In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.

Beauty kindles love, and only the one who remains captivated by it, only the one who is intoxicated by it, only the one who remains a lover while he is investigating its essence, can hope to penetrate its essence.

The dullard finds even wine tasteless, while the sorcerer is intoxicated by the mere sight of water.

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk.

Agency has become a catch word. In a way, this intoxication with ‘agency’ is the product of liberal individualism. The ability of individuals to fashion themselves, to change their live, is given ideological priority over the relation within which they themselves are actually formed, situated, and sustained.

He who is intoxicated with wine will be sober again in the course of the night, but he who is intoxicated by the cupbearer will not recover his senses until the day of judgement.

Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?

In the United States all business not transacted over the telephone is accomplished in conjunction with alcohol or food, often under conditions of advanced intoxication. This is a fact of the utmost importance for the visitor of limited funds... for it means that the most expensive restaurants are, with rare exceptions, the worst.

We become intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors brighter.

I want to live in a society where people are intoxicated with the joy of making things.

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.

The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.

You think you can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity.

. . . . We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.

The person you have known a long tme is embedded in you like a jewel.

The person you have just met casts out a few glistening beams & you are fascinated to see more of them. How many more are there? With someone you've barely met the curiosity is intoxicating.

Up to one's last breath, one may retain the simple joys of childhood, the poetic ecstasies of the young person, the enthusiasms of maturity. Right to the end, one may intoxicate one's spirit with flowers, with beauty and with smiles.

When all is said and done, no literature can outdo the cynicism of real life;

you won't intoxicate with one glass someone who has already drunk up a whole barrel.

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!

Drugs are a bad habit, so why do it? Because, said Dimple, it isn't the heroin that we're addicted to, it's the drama of the life, the chaos of it, that's the real addiction and we never get over it; and because when you come down to it, the high life, that is, the intoxicated life, is the best of the limited options offered.

She's (Christy Martin) voluptuous and intoxicating no smear lipstick.

Here's a woman who pounds it out and her lipstick don't smear. Revlon should jump on that like white on rice, you know what I mean? Max Factor, Elizabeth Arden.

men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity.

for when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves, and are intoxicated by their success