Quotes About Treasures

Quotes tagged as "treasures" (showing 1-30 of 31)
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

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

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

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“if only these treasures were not so fragile as they are precious and beautiful.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

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

“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me:
If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures,
life and living need not be so hard.”
Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

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

Ashly Lorenzana
“Nothing in the tangible word that isn't living has any value beyond a dollar amount. Considering that dollars can only buy more tangible and inanimate objects, it would seem a far more worthwhile goal to instead learn to place value on the treasures of the mind. Memories, knowledge and skill together are the only things we will ever actually own.”
Ashly Lorenzana

“Everyone defends his treasure, and will do so automatically.The real questions are, what do you treasure, and how much do you treasure it? Once you have learned to consider these questions and to bring them into all your actions, you will have little difficulty in clarifying the means. The means are available whenever you ask. You can, however, save time if you do not protract this step unduly. The correct focus will shorten it immeasurably.”
Helen Shucman, A Course in Miracles, Combined Volume: Text, Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers, 2nd Edition

Regina O'Melveny
“...it was my father who had taught me to love books for themselves, the smell of the vellum and paper, the rare authority of the pages. "Here, do you see this marvelous book, the skins of 182 sheep," he once pronounced as he slapped his hand down on the stamped leather cover boards. "The book is a flock, a jewel, a cemetery, a lantern, a garden, a piss pot; pigments ground of precious minerals, charred bone, lamp soot, rare plants and insects. Pigments formed at the corrosion of copper plates suspended above urine.”
Regina O'Melveny, The Book of Madness and Cures

Anusha Atukorala
“Jesus asks me to loosen my grip on the things that matter to me. It’s only then He can fill my hands with His own treasures.”
Anusha Atukorala

Habeeb Akande
“Women are pleasured treasures.”
Habeeb Akande

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Do not always run away from the darkness! Remember the beautiful lakes which are hidden inside the dark caves! In the least expected places, there exist the most beautiful treasures!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Israelmore Ayivor
“Money should not direct you to what to do and what not to do; the giver of the money is responsible for playing that role.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Karanlıktan her zaman kaçma! Karanlık mağaraların içinde gizli harika gölleri hatırla! En az beklenilen yerlerde en güzel hazineler vardır!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Bryant McGill
“Our value is mirrored back to us through success only when we share the treasure we already are.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Crowd is a gold mine, you can find many treasures over there; solitude is a gold mind, you can find many treasures over there. As long as you are determined to find treasures, the right place to look for them is everywhere!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Good health and happiness are life’s most precious treasures. Those who possess them are blessed.”
Ellen J. Barrier

Syrie James
“To my amazement, miraculously, the lid suddenly loosened and slid all the way open, revealing its hidden cargo: A stack of small paper booklets. Dozens and dozens of them. Booklets made of ordinary sheets of white writing paper, folded in half, and hand-stitched along the spine. Booklets in remarkably pristine condition, all covered in a small, neat handwriting that I instantly recognized. The hair stood up on the back of my neck. I could hardly breathe.”
Syrie James, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

“Thou shalt not search with desire; because the real treasures, they, will remain forever hidden from you.”
Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Here are the real jewels of mankind: Breathing, smiling, walking, watching the sunrise, listening to the birds, smelling the forests… Know thy true treasures!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Paulo Coelho
“Quando temos os grandes tesouros diante de nós, nunca os reconhecemos”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Bryant McGill
“We are all wealth. We are all treasure. We are the abundance of all things. Spend yourself completely.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The greatest treasure of all times, the love of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Todd Stocker
“In prayer, God doesn’t want your words, he wants your heart. He doesn’t track your eloquence, he treasures your soul.”
Todd Stocker

Saul Bellow
“You’re used to difficult women. To struggle. Perhaps you like it when they give you a bad time.” “Every treasure is guarded by dragons. That’s how you can tell it’s valuable.… Do you mind if I unbutton my collar? It seems to be pressing on an artery.”
Saul Bellow

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