Quotes About Treasures

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Oscar Wilde
“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
Oscar Wilde

Henry David Thoreau
“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own to plead, but while they enlighten and sustain the reader his common sense will not refuse them. Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Israelmore Ayivor
“Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a
known peace!

Whatever is designed against us will work for us!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Edward Gibbon
“My early and invincible love of reading--I would not exchange for the treasures of India.”
Edward Gibbon

Penelope Fitzgerald
“A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.”
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop

“The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.”
Confucius, The Ethics of Confucius

Herbert Spencer
“[L]et us not overlook the further great fact, that not only does science underlie sculpture, painting, music, poetry, but that science is itself poetic. The current opinion that science and poetry are opposed is a delusion. ... On the contrary science opens up realms of poetry where to the unscientific all is a blank. Those engaged in scientific researches constantly show us that they realize not less vividly, but more vividly, than others, the poetry of their subjects. Whoever will dip into Hugh Miller's works on geology, or read Mr. Lewes's “Seaside Studies,” will perceive that science excites poetry rather than extinguishes it. And whoever will contemplate the life of Goethe will see that the poet and the man of science can co-exist in equal activity. Is it not, indeed, an absurd and almost a sacrilegious belief that the more a man studies Nature the less he reveres it? Think you that a drop of water, which to the vulgar eye is but a drop of water, loses anything in the eye of the physicist who knows that its elements are held together by a force which, if suddenly liberated, would produce a flash of lightning? Think you that what is carelessly looked upon by the uninitiated as a mere snow-flake, does not suggest higher associations to one who has seen through a microscope the wondrously varied and elegant forms of snow-crystals? Think you that the rounded rock marked with parallel scratches calls up as much poetry in an ignorant mind as in the mind of a geologist, who knows that over this rock a glacier slid a million years ago? The truth is, that those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded. Whoever has not in youth collected plants and insects, knows not half the halo of interest which lanes and hedge-rows can assume. Whoever has not sought for fossils, has little idea of the poetical associations that surround the places where imbedded treasures were found. Whoever at the seaside has not had a microscope and aquarium, has yet to learn what the highest pleasures of the seaside are. Sad, indeed, is it to see how men occupy themselves with trivialities, and are indifferent to the grandest phenomena—care not to understand the architecture of the universe, but are deeply interested in some contemptible controversy about the intrigues of Mary Queen of Scots!—are learnedly critical over a Greek ode, and pass by without a glance that grand epic... upon the strata of the Earth!”
Herbert Spencer, Education, Intellectual, Moral, and Physical

Tad Williams
“Ah? A small aversion to menial labor?" The doctor cocked an eyebrow. "Understandable, but misplaced. One should treasure those hum-drum tasks that keep the body occupied but leave the mind and heart unfettered.”
Tad Williams, The Dragonbone Chair

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Imagine in vibrant, wonderful detail your heart’s desire—a reality only you can envision, an adventure only you can direct.
Then cradle your creation. Caress it. Mold it. Coddle it until it comes to life.
And when your precious treasure grows so grand as to steal your breath away, set it free for all the world to experience. For that is how you live your dreams.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave

Adam Nevill
“The greatest treasures were most often guarded by the slyest and cruellest dragons.”
Adam Nevill, House of Small Shadows

John Mark Green
“She is a wild, tangled forest with temples and treasures concealed within.”
John Mark Green

Debasish Mridha
“Be joyful and beautiful like a flower; then share your treasures with the universe.”
Debasish Mridha

Debasish Mridha
“The greatest gift that you can give to me is not your treasures but your love.”
Debasish Mridha

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The search for wisdom is like a search for gold.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“I am most thankful for what I don’t have, for had my life’s wish list been filled in the manner I had chosen I would be steeped in meaningless trinkets verses bathed in God’s treasures.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“Those who clamour for true greatness are not swayed by the glamour of its treasures”
Osho Samuel Adetunji

Israelmore Ayivor
“You plan to rob the world of its treasures if you decide to die with your potentials unleashed! The world needs your leadership influence; don’t take it raw to the cemetery!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Balroop Singh
“Memories are those endless treasures, which we can keep exploring till eternity and bask in their glory like a slow swinging hammock!”
Balroop Singh

Israelmore Ayivor
“The most wonderful pleasure on earth is in saving treasures in heaven... The most wonderful treasure lies in the pleasure of doing so... Live life so well!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Israelmore Ayivor
“The world will lose its treasures if everyone depends on someone to think for him/her! The world will lose its pleasures if everyone depends on someone to make him/her happy!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“The treasures in you must never be threatened by the gifts in others.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

Sarah Winman
“But what are we looking for?"
"You'll know when you find it.”
Sarah Winman, When God was a Rabbit

Carmela Dutra
“Sometimes the best books are hidden gems that you didn't even know were out there!”
Carmela Dutra

Israelmore Ayivor
“Low self-esteem is no better home to take a refuge. It does not keep you comforted from any danger; it keeps you confined away from your real belongings!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Lailah Gifty Akita
“All the great treasures of life are hidden in a book.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Elif Shafak
“Любовта може за един миг да се превърне в отломъци. Но именно сред тези развалини са скрити съкровища. Едно разбито сърце крие в себе си несметни богатства.”
Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

Marie Brennan
“One does not cease to treasure a gem simply because one owns another that is larger.”
Marie Brennan, The Tropic of Serpents

Barry  Webster
“In our lifetimes, we can only know a small portion of what exists. The world is endless and its treasures are inexhaustible.”
Barry Webster, The Lava in My Bones

Israelmore Ayivor
“People lose their pleasures because they "don't care". Others misuse their treasures because they "care less". If you'll win, you must care!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Debasish Mridha
“Be joyful and beautiful like a flower and share your treasures with the universe.”
Debasish Mridha

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