Burdens Quotes

Quotes tagged as "burdens" (showing 1-30 of 68)
Toni Morrison
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Robert Jordan
“Duty is heavy as a mountain, death is light as a feather.”
Robert Jordan

Jonathan Safran Foer
“...people with nothing to declare carry the most.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Christine de Pizan
“[A] person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light.”
Christine de Pizan, Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

Criss Jami
“Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Anthony Liccione
“Even a rock moves on.”
Anthony Liccione

Jana Oliver
“You can't carry the world on yer shoulders, broad as they are.”
Jana Oliver, Forbidden

John Bunyan
“Just as Christian came up to the Cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, fell from off his back, and began to tumble down the hill, and so it continued to do till it came to the mouth of the sepulchre. There it fell in, and I saw it no more!”
John Bunyan

Kamal Ravikant
“The things I carry are my thoughts. That's it. They are the only weight. My thoughts determine whether I am free and light or burdened.”
Kamal Ravikant, Live Your Truth

John Ajvide Lindqvist
“That's how you should be. Accept your burden and carry it, with joy.”
John Ajvide Lindqvist

Pierce Brown
“All my people sing of are memories. And so I will remember this death. It will burden me as it does not burden my fellow students -- I must not let that change. I must not become like them. I'll remember that every sin, every death, every sacrifice, is for freedom.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising

James Baldwin
“I know that people can be better than they are. We are capable of bearing a great burden, once we discover that the burden is reality and arrive where reality is.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Nema Al-Araby
“Make sure you don't carry the burden of the whole world on your shoulders, just in case someone needed them to cry.”
Nema Al-Araby

Stuart Hill
“Oskan, do you really believe that I don’t understand exactly what my soldiers are going through? Do you really think I’m a stranger to burdens?” She almost laughed at the bitter absurdity of it all, but she controlled herself, knowing that if she started, she wouldn’t be able to stop.

“They’re lucky, they only have to worry about a flogging if they break ranks and endanger their own lives again. But if I make a mistake, thousands could die, a country could be lost, and who knows what else could be inflicted on those unlucky enough to survive!” Her voice had slowly risen in strength as she spoke, and suddenly she let everything go in a glorious outpouring of emotion.

“Don’t talk to me about burdens, I drew up the plans for them! How many fourteen-year-olds do you know who rule a kingdom at war, who command an army, who keep together an alliance of more species than she can remember, who’s killed more people than she can count, who waits desperately day in, day out, every living blessed second, for the arrival of allies she’s terrified are going to let her down? Please tell me, Oskan, tell me her name. I’d like to have a cozy chat with her and compare notes! I’d like that, it might make me feel just a little less isolated, and just a little less afraid that at any minute the whole sorry, ludicrous, deadly, hellish mess is going to collapse around me, and everyone will finally find out that I don’t know what I’m doing and that I’m making it up as I go along!”
Stuart Hill, The Cry of the Icemark

Tim LaHaye
“All I know is that the closer I get to God, the deeper I get into the Bible, and the heavier the burden seems on my shoulders.”
Tim LaHaye, Tribulation Force

Paolo Bacigalupi
“Debts are a heavy burden. Throw them off, and you walk free.”
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

Lailah Gifty Akita
“When face with heavy burden, call on God, the Helper.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Dejan Stojanovic
“Say No! Accept the burdens of revenge.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Balroop Singh
“Real chains that we need to shed are the burdens of racial discrimination, economic disparity, religious dogmas, intolerance and social injustice, which still weigh heavily on our shoulders.”
Balroop Singh, Emotional Truths Of Relationships

Richard von Weizsäcker
“Wir lernen aus unserer eigenen Geschichte, wozu der Mensch fähig ist. Deshalb dürfen wir uns nicht einbilden, wir seien nun als Menschen anders und besser geworden. Es gibt keine endgültig errungene moralische Vollkommenheit - für niemanden und kein Land! Wir haben als Menschen gelernt, wir bleiben als Menschen gefährdet. Aber wir haben die Kraft, Gefährdungen immer von neuem zu überwinden."

[Ansprache am 8. Mai 1985 in der Gedenkstunde im Plenarsaal des Deutschen Bundestages]
Richard von Weizsäcker

Marc Secchia
“The heart breaks, but carries on. It can shoulder the most impossible burdens.”
Marc Secchia, The Onyx Dragon

Mehmet Murat ildan
“As long as you are stronger than the burden you carry, you will remain standing!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Jane Smiley
“I had a burden lift off me that I hadn't even felt the heaviness of until then, and it was the burden of having to wait and see what was going to happen.”
Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres

“Lifting my face toward the sun, I lift the weight of the world off my shoulders.”
Marty Rubin

Israelmore Ayivor
“God’s at work, lightening every load!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Six Words Inspiration

“Life only wants us to be happy. We impose these burdens on ourselves.”
Marty Rubin

Martina Boone
“Murder is always wrong, doesn’t matter who does the killin’. Hurtin’ someone else is always wrong. Everyone’s got their burdens. The way the world is, we need faith and hope and joyful praise more than ever to get through.”
Martina Boone, Illusion

“Don't miss your blessings while focusing on your burdens.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I have yet to learn that I am not designed to carry the burden of men. Rather, I am designed to carry the love of God so that I might soothe the burden of men.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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