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Shadow Quotes
Sad Quotes about Shadow

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Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Sad Feeling-Down Worry

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau


 

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Swedish Proverb

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller



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Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
- C. Wright Mills

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
- Oswald Chambers

A little man often cast a long shadow.
- G. M. Trevelyan

There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
- Lucan

Loss and possession, death and life are one,
There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
- Hilaire Belloc

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now
in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
- Gary Busey

The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because
it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time,
and I think it comes from that shadow string,
the double strings.
- Rita Dove

Where love rules, there is no will to power;
and where power predominates,
there love is lacking.
The one is the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back
into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
- Ralph Ellison

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

Even in the valley of the shadow of death,
two and two do not make six.
- Leo Tolstoy

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's
also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.
- Jean Genet

You're like the girl who left her shadow in the drawer,
but when she went to get it, it wasn't there.
- Wayne Shorter

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Our sexual lives are maintained by the shadow side and the light side,
so the more we can understand and embrace enlightenment,
the less need there is for chemical enhancement.
- Kyan Douglas

When men yield up the privilege of thinking,
the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
- Thomas Paine

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
- George Foreman

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
- E. M. Forster

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

Shadow owes its birth to light.
- John Gay

Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented,
interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose
existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
- Elizabeth Janeway

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light.
Above all things reverence thyself.
- Pythagoras

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
- Lucan

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice.
The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find -
the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
- Elizabeth Bowen

I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back,
the continuous variations of light and shadow.
- Laurie Lee

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will
endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
- Neil Gaiman

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage
on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
- Walter Scott

When walking through the "valley of shadows,"
remember,
a shadow is cast by a Light.
- Austin O'Malley

How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy -
I want to talk about the movie in a second -
but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really
is a legend in his own time?
- Tavis Smiley

In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction
serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy.
- William Irwin Thompson

Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under
the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley

Men are the dreams of a shadow.
- Pindar

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The reputation of a man is like his shadow,
gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that
a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty
was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
- Matt Blunt

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored
it is a shadow over all of us,
and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least
and allow its evil effects to go on.
- Pearl S. Buck


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