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I need quotes containing the word shadow(s) ... thanks a lot

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i dont know if u need a specific topic or anything, but this contains the word "shadows"....

"If you always face the sunshine, the shadows will always fall behind you." -Walt Whitman

hope it helps!

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"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby."
~ Ruth E. Renkel

"One's reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows."
~ Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand

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i found that quote somewhere long ago....and it said it was to walt whitman....but if ur not sure....than i suggest to you (profanititessuck) that you dont put walt whitman, unless u can prove it....im really sry if it is not walt whitman....
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Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop (~550 BC)

Word is a shadow of a deed.
Democritus (460 BC - 370 BC), Fragment 145

Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl Jung (1875 - 1961), "On the Psychology of the Unconciousness", 1917

What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story,
And the greatest good is little enough:
for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Life is a Dream

What is life? It is a 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.

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

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

If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose somber shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.
Fridjof Nansen

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe.
Whitney Houston, The Greatest Love Of All

It has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you miss 100% of the shots you do not take.
Wayne Gretski

lots of love and peace,

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. . . daydreams, as it were . . . I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
Grandma Moses (1860 - 1961) US folk painter
In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) US statesman, diplomat, inventor, printer

A walking shadow, a poor player,
that struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) English dramatist, poet
Macbeth, in "Macbeth," act 5, sc. 5.

A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880) English novelist
'Felix Holt'

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Pythagoras (582BC - 507BC) Greek mathemetician, pilosopher

All sins cast long shadows.
Irish Proverb

An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) US philosopher, poet, essayist
"Self Reliance."

As shadows attend substances, so words follow upon things.
Richard C. Trench (1807 - 1886) English archbishop, philogist, poet

Be born anywhere, little embryo novelist, but do not be born under the shadow of a great creed, not under the burden of original sin, not under the doom of salvation.
Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973) US author

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.
Robert Nathan (1894 - 1985) US novelist, poet
Beauty Is Ever to the Lonely Mind.

Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea.
Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964) US biologist, writer
"The Sea Around Us," pt. 1, ch. 1, 1951.

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow.
T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) US-English poet, critic, playwright
"The Hollow Men."

Beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting.

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop (620?BC - 560BC) Greek author
"Fables," 'The Dog and the Shadow'

Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.
William Hastie (1904 - 1976) US judge, politician
"Grace Under Pressure," 1984.

Discontent is something that follows ambition like a shadow.
Henry H. Haskins (1904 - 1976) US judge, politician

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) US civil rights leader, clergyman
"The Measure of the Man," 1958.

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BC - 3BC) Roman statesman, scholar, orator

Glory is the shadow of virtue.
Latin Proverb

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Chinese Proverb

He is gone, but his shadow still stands over all of us. It still dictates to us and we, very often, obey.
Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926 - ____) Russian-US political celebrity
"Twenty Letters to a Friend," ch. 2, 1967.

I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) Indian philosopher

If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers and scientists are keeping society together.
Rita Dove (1952 - ____) US poet, educator
The New York Times

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 (1672 - 1719) English poet, essayist, playwright

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) English dramatist, poet
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," V:2

If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
Chinese Proverb

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
William Blake (1757 - 1827) English poet, artist, visionary

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) US author, lecturer

Leave everything. Leave Dada. Leave your wife. Leave your mistress. Leave your hopes and fears. Leave your children in the woods. Leave the substance for the shadow. Leave your easy life, leave what you are given for the future. Set off on the roads.
Andre Breton (1896 - 1966) French poet, essayist, critic, editor
"Les Pas Perdus," "L chez tout!," 1924.

Love like a shadow flies when substance love pursues;
Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) English dramatist, poet
"The Merry Wives of Windsor," III. v. (13).

Man is his own star; and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
John Fletcher (1579 - 1625) English dramatist, author
"Upon an "Honest Man's Fortune."

Marred pleasure's best, shadow makes the sun strong.
Stevie Smith (1902 - 1971) English poet
"The Queen and the Young Princess," "Selected Poems," 1964.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) US philosopher, poet, essayist

Most people think that shadows follow, precede, or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses, and memories.
Elie Wiesel (1928 - ____) Romanian-US novelist

Narcissus so himself himself forsook,
And died to kiss his shadow in the brook.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) English dramatist, poet
"Venus and Adonis," 161.

Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.
Claude McKay
"Out of the War Years: Lincoln, Apostle of a New America," in "New Leader," 13 Feb 1943.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby
Ruth E. Renkel
In "National Enquirer"

No hill without gravestones, no valley without shadows.
South African Proverb

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
Elizabeth Bowen (1899 - 1973) Irish author
"The Heat of the Day," 1949.

One's reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand (1754 - 1838) French statesman

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) English statesman, orator

Reasoning against a prejudice is like fighting against a shadow; it exhausts the reasoner, without visibly affecting the prejudice.
Charles Mildmay (1729 - 1797) English statesman, orator

Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) US essayist, poet, naturalist
"Walden," "House-Warming," 1854.

Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (39 - 65) Spanish-Roman poet

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghost-like.
Ralph Ellison (1914 - 1994) US author

The best in this kind are but shadows, and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) English dramatist, poet
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," V. i. (215).

The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.
O. S. Marsden

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.
George Steiner (1929 - ____) French-born US literary critic, educator, scholar

The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959) US architect, writer
Closing words of The Living City, pt. 5, "Night is but a Shadow Cast by the Sun" (1958).

The shadow of a mighty Negro past flits through the tale of Ethiopia and of the Egypt the Sphinx. Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963) US writer, social reformer
"The Souls of Black Folk," ch. 1, 1903.

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Michelangelo (1475 - 1564) Italian painter, sculptor, architect, poet

There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories.
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek ( - ____) Chinese sociologist
In "New York Herald Tribune," 21 Mar 1938.

These great turning-days of life cast no shadow before, slip by unconsciously. Only a trifle, a little turn of the rudder, and the ship goes to heaven or hell.
Rebecca Harding Davis (1831 - 1910) US author, journalist, critic
"Life in the Iron-Mills," in "Atlantic Monthly," 1861.

Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
Jerome K. Jerome (1859 - 1927) English author

To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light.
Carl Gustav Jung (1875 - 1961) Swiss psychologist, psychiatrist

To the lack of incentive to effort, which is the awful shadow under which we live, may be traced the wreck and ruin of scores of colored youth.
Mary Church Terrell (1863 - 1954) US social reformer

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
New Zealander Proverb

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.
Buddha (563BC - 483BC) Indian religious leader

What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story,/And the greatest good is little enough:/for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600 - 1681) Spanish dramatist, poet
"Life is a Dream," 1635.

Who live under the shadow of a war,/ What can I do that matters?
Stephen Spender (1909 - ____) English poet, critic
Who Live under the Shadow."

Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is -- it is her shadow.
Philip James Bailey (1816 - 1902) English poet

Why came I so untimely forth
Into a world which, wanting thee,
Could entertain us with no worth
Or shadow of felicity?
Edmund Waller (1606 - 1687) English poet
To a very young Lady

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

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HOw about this on,

"What if life is simply shadows on the cave wall?"

Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but it is mostly cerimonial work

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shadows on a cave wall...thats plato, right? he was such a great mind
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