The moral nature of man is more sacred in my eyes than his intellectual nature. I know they cannot be divorced — that without intelligence we should be Brutes — but it is the tendency of our gaping, wondering dispositions to give pre-eminence to those faculties which most astonish us. Strength of character seldom, if ever, astonishes; goodness, lovingness, and quiet self-sacrifice, are worth all the talents in the world.
She canoverpower, astonish, afflict, but she cannot win; her majestic presence and commanding features seem to disregard love, as a trifle to which they cannot descend.
Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
Liberty must be allowed to work out its natural results; and these will, ere long, astonish the world.james buchanan
What is there in 'Paradise Lost' to elevate and astonish like Herschel or Somerville?ralph waldo emerson
One does not want glory accepted as a matter of course. One wants to shock and astonish people with it.diana wynne jones
Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.mark twain
“It never fails to astonish me,” Carol said. “The tenacity of love.”robert charles wilson
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.maya angelou
It is the part of men to fear and tremble, When the most mighty gods by tokens send Such dreadful heralds to astonish us.william shakespeare
Great things astonish us, and small dishearten us. Custom makes both familiar.
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