Substance Quotes

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Criss Jami
“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Abraham Lincoln
“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”
Abraham Lincoln

Haruki Murakami
“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Sanober  Khan
“depth and substance.
the two most exquisite qualities.
be it in a poem
or a person.”
Sanober Khan

“The human ego is the ugliest part of man. We lift up men who only show us darkness, and put down those brave enough to show us the light. Likewise, people engage in darkness when it is light outside, and acknowledge the light only when it is dark. We abandon those fighting for us to cheer behind those fighting against us. And, we only remember good people and God when it is convenient for us, and take them for granted because their doors are always open - only to chase after closed doors and personalities void of substance and truth.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Criss Jami
“The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Aesop
“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”
Aesop

Jean Rhys
“One realized all sorts of things. The value of an illusion, for instance, and that the shadow can be more important than the substance. All sorts of things.”
Jean Rhys, Quartet

Stephanie Lahart
“Women Empowerment Reminder of The Day. Always respect yourself as a woman. You attract what you are, so be very mindful of how you’re representing yourself. If you want respect, you must first learn how to respect yourself, first. Attracting negative attention is never a good thing. Be a woman of substance! Be a woman that both women and men respect, admire, and look up to. Don’t disrespect yourself by lowering your standards and accepting just anything that comes your way. It’s okay to be single! If you want a relationship of substance, you can’t keep entertaining people and things that mean you no good. Think about it! It’s all up to you.”
Stephanie Lahart

“True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you, not those around your neck.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Jessica Zafra
“Once you’ve read too many trashy best-sellers, you begin to look for something with substance, something that attempts to define the universe.”
Jessica Zafra, Womenagerie and Other Tales from the Front

John Dewey
“As long as politics is the shadow of big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.”
John Dewey

Haruki Murakami
“Or maybe that’s what it’s all about: this religion’s substance is its lack of substance.

In McLuhanesque terms, the medium is the message. Some people might find that cool.”

“McLuhanesque?”

“Hey, look, even I read a book now and then,” Ayumi protested. “McLuhan was ahead of his time. He was so popular for a while that people tend not to take him seriously, but what he had to say was right.”

“In other words, the package itself is the contents. Is that it?”

“Exactly. The characteristics of the package determine the nature of the contents, not the other way around.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

“If you're going to do anything make it meaningful.”
Akiroq Brost

“I was dying inside because I couldn't have the one I wanted and crying because he didn't want me and because he wasn't what I needed.

But I was living inside because I had the one I needed and smiling because I was what he wanted and because I was what he needed.

Once you realize that having what you need, is in what wants and needs you, and is where the real love is found, though embedded deeply in the mind body and soul of your other half ....like hidden jewels...precious stones, untrodden roads, hidden pathways, tranquil parks and undiscovered wonders of the world; by which you create bonds through life experiences, whereby the reward is happiness; you realize that you behold the beauty of what love really is.

You then know that you have something preeminent in the palm of your hand. And that revelation, that ephiphamy, is a sign of growth, in that you are ordained to a horizontal equivalent, by virtue of bountifully maturing enough into a quintessential frame of mind, where you have the mental capacity and obligatory wherewithal to handle the authority of love. You've truly arrived to the most profound place, because you now know that you do have what you want- because all we want is to love and to be love.

The substance is never found on the surface. Not the good substance. The only substance that sits in such a shallow place is more than likely something toxic.

The real substance is at the bottom of the sea. That's where the mystery unfolds. The deepest part of your heart is like the deepest part of the ocean, and when someone is brave enough to go there, it's worth sharing the treasures buried deeply within.”
Niedria Dionne Kenny, Love, Lust and Regrets: While the lights were off

Catherine Lacey
“(...) lost in the idea of a disembodied world, one where ideas could hold other ideas, where thoughts could see other thoughts and death couldn’t end thoughts, where one remained alive by thinking, and was not alive if not thinking. Somehow our bodies wouldn’t hold us back the way they do here. Somehow our bodies wouldn’t determine our lives, the lives of others, the ways in which one life could or could not meet the life of another. We would not have to sleep or slam doors or exist in these cells that eat other cells and die anyway, these cells we live in.”
Catherine Lacey, Pew

Jim Rohn
“Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance.”
Jim Rohn

“You can never get a moment back once it has passed. Are you trading your moments for something worthwhile, for something meaningful?”
Akiroq Brost

“There is nothing to say, and the proof is all the books in the world.”
Marty Rubin

Azadshah G.C
“If there is a substance, there is also time”
Azadshah Ganjali

“Never confuse having an opinion with having something to say.”
Marty Rubin

“Sensuality is the substance of all the things you desire and hope for.”
Lebo Grand

“All the Substantial commands explicit or implicit of former Covenants of Faith, are as obligatory and binding to us now under the New Covenant, as formerly they were to Gods people under any Covenant on whom they were first imposed. As former Promises are still Consolatory to us in regard of Covenant-Mercies from God: So former Commands Explicit or Implicit are obligatory to us in regard of Covenant-Duties to God. The Analogy and proportion betwixt these two is evident. Are not we as strongly obliged now under the New Covenant; To fight against the Serpent, that in Christ we may bruise his head; as well as Adam? To believe Gods word and warnings, and be Obedient to him in most difficult undertakings: as well as Noah? 3. To Walk before God in Faith and Obedience, To be perfect, To initiate our infant Children in the first initiating Token of the present Covenant of God, &c. as well as Abraham? To observe all the ten Commandments of the Moral Law; as well as the People Israel? To keep Gods Covenant and Testimony; as well as David and his seed? To remember our own evil wayes and doings which were not good, and loath ourselves in our own sight for our iniquities, and for our Abominations; To walk in Gods Statutes, &c. To be Gods Covenant-people, &c. as well as Gods Captives in Babylon? Doubtless these and like Command of the Substance of former Covenants, reach us, concern us, oblige us … as well as Gods people of old: for they were never abrogated, but rather most strongly reinforced and confirmed under the New Covenant.”
Francis Roberts, Mysterium & medulla Bibliorum the mysterie and marrow of the Bible

“The Mysterie and chief Matter of all the Covenants of Faith, whether Covenants of Promise or New Covenant, though for Accidents and Circumstances it be very variously represented, yet for essence and Substance it is only one and the same, viz. The Recovery of lapsed Sinners from Sin and Death, to Righteousness and life by JESUS CHRIST alone through Faith. The same CHRIST, the same Faith, The same Recovery of lapsed sinners by Christ through Faith is Revealed in all the Covenants of Faith, but in every of them diversly.”
Francis Roberts, Mysterium & medulla Bibliorum the mysterie and marrow of the Bible

Mick Jagger
“I took a certain pride in knowing I'd helped ruin his life enough to give him something substantial to write about.”
Mick Jagger

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Emptiness is the absence of some things, not the absence of everything.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Paul Kalanithi
“I thought back to med school, when a patient had told me that she always wore her most expensive socks to the doctor’s office, so that when she was in a patient’s gown and shoeless, the doctor would see the socks and know she was a person of substance, to be treated with respect.”
Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The world is relentlessly inundated with a deafening barrage of screaming voices that incessantly clamor for superiority over all of the other voices. However, God’s voice is not clamoring for anything. Rather, it’s simply waiting until you realize that there’s no substance to be discovered in the noise, because truth can only be found in His words.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Viktor E. Frankl
“Man's main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. That is why man is ever ready to suffer, on the condition, to be sure, that his suffering has a meaning.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

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