Keenest quotes:

  • The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. -- Sophocles
  • The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination. -- H. P. Lovecraft
  • To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived. -- Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. -- John Adams
  • Going to a restaurant is one of my keenest pleasures. Meeting someplace with old and new friends, ordering wine, eating food, surrounded by strangers, I think is the core of what it means to live a civilised life. -- Adam Gopnik
  • And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint. -- Algernon Blackwood
  • Would you hurt a man keenest strike at his self-love? -- Lew Wallace
  • The most intolerable pain is produced by prolonging the keenest pleasure. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • A knife of the keenest steel requires the whetstone, and the wisest man needs advice. -- Zoroaster
  • Sorrow for sin should be the keenest sorrow; joy in the Lord should be the loftiest joy. -- Charles Spurgeon
  • When you introduce into our schools a spirit of emulation, you have present the keenest spur admissible to the youthful intellect. -- Horace Mann
  • The function of comedy is to dispelunconsciousness by turning the searchlight of the keenest moral and intellectual analysisright on to it. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • But it is in storms that God does his finest work, for it is in storms that God has our keenest attention -- Max Lucado
  • Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion, and the surest of all guards against improbity. -- Jeremy Bentham
  • The keenest pangs the wretched find Are rapture to the dreary void, The leafless desert of the mind, The waste of feelings unemployed. -- Lord Byron
  • The art of life lies in taking pleasures as they pass, and the keenest pleasures are not intellectual, nor are they always moral. -- Aristippus
  • Reading enables us to see with the keenest eyes, to hear with the finest ears, and listen to the sweetest voices of all time. -- James Russell Lowell
  • Mr. Bennet's expectations were fully answered. His cousin was as absurd as he had hoped, and he listened to him with the keenest enjoyment. -- Jane Austen
  • In very truth it is the unattained which gives zest to the commonplace and brims the cup of our daily life with keenest joy. -- Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
  • Evil cannot and will not be vanquished by evil. Dark will only swallow dark and deepen. The good and the light are the keenest weapons. -- Nora Roberts
  • Of the few innocent pleasures left to men past middle life, the jamming of common sense down the throats of fools is perhaps the keenest. -- Thomas Huxley
  • Does not any limit imposed upon one inspire a desire to go beyond it? Does not our keenest suffering arise when our free will is crossed? -- Honore de Balzac
  • Joy is at its keenest when contrasted with sorrow, courage at its height when it follows fear, faith at its noblest when it grows from doubt. -- Alice Hegan Rice
  • Now a soldier's spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is only on returning to camp. -- Sun Tzu
  • Those who, from the desire of our perfection, have the keenest eye far our faults generally compensate for it by taking a higher view of our merits than we deserve. -- John Frederick Boyes
  • 'T is hers to pluck the amaranthine flower Of faith, and round the sufferer's temples bind Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower, And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind. -- William Wordsworth
  • Science has helped us to understand and master ourselves, creating an elevated new form of human life, the wealth and beauty of which cannot be pictured today by the keenest imagination. -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
  • The great lesson that nature seems to teach us at all ages is self-dependence, self-protection, self-support. In the hours of our keenest sufferings all are thrown wholly on themselves for consolation. -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man. -- Herman Melville