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Shadow Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Shadow are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Sad Feeling-Down Worry

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

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

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity,
and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment,
perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
- DeWitt Clinton

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant;
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
- Paul Cezanne

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls,
our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
- Dale Turner

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

Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location.
I like the natural elements that abstract into light,
texture, shape and shadow.
- Herb Ritts

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
- Samuel Smiles

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it;
seek for duty,
and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.
- Tryon Edwards

A human being is only breath and shadow.
- Sophocles

Friendship is the shadow of the evening,
which increases with the setting sun of life.
- Jean de La Fontaine

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun,
that is the only safe and rational plan.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

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

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

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

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

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

Books are only the shadow and life the real thing.
I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold.
- Esther Forbes

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

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

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

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

It's very easy to say that something is a shadow of itself,
and it may be true in some senses.
- Sydney Schanberg

Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the
shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table.
- George Schultz

I am not the flag: not at all.
I am but its shadow.
- Franklin Knight Lane

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which
this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
- William Blake

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

A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
- Rudyard Kipling

The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast;
even so the greater is the goodness,
the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
- Lao Tzu

The light of lights looks always on the motive,
not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
- William Butler Yeats

There is a shadow on every page.
- Eugene Ormandy

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

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

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

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love,
fixed in permanent outline forever?
- Thomas Wentworth

The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over
the ball and hit it with the shadow.
- Sam Snead

Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you,
and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Getting out from under the shadow of Henry Fonda was difficult.
- Peter Fonda

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

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
- Arnold H. Glasow

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


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