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Footstep Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Footstep

Please enjoy these Footstep Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who
listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity,
for they shall live forever.
Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

There's a magical tie to the land of our home,
which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam.
- Eliza Cook

A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is,
regarded from its own point of view,
only a boring something made of wood.
- Franz Kafka

 

I watched what method Nature might take,
with intention of subduing the symptom by treading in her footsteps.
- Thomas Sydenham

I was sent to a school because my father was already
aware that his days were numbered,
and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education
and follow in his footsteps.
- Sigrid Undset

Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the
terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.
- Francis Scott Key

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Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Work alone will efface the footsteps of work.
- James Whistler

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone
who will one day follow my footsteps,
and preside over the White House as the president's spouse.
I wish him well!
- Barbara Bush

I am not surprised that they show no intention to follow in my footsteps,
although if I had a second chance myself,
I would certainly try to repeat my present career.
- Richard Ernst

Now that we are poor, we are free.
No white man controls our footsteps.
- Sitting Bull

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
- William Cowper

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old;
seek what they sought.
- Matsuo Basho

I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men...
in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided
to my illustrious predecessor.
- Martin Van Buren

I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May.
I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films.
- Illeana Douglas

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise.
Seek what they sought.
- Matsuo Basho

He followed in his father's footsteps,
but his gait was somewhat erratic.
- Nicolas Bentley

My advice to someone to follow in my footsteps is to have patience.
I've been doing this for twelve years.
- Christina Milian

I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept,
the torch that guided my footsteps.
- James Cash Penney

Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps,
it's so gratifying.
I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play
as I did of entertaining people myself.
- Bobby Hull

Writing is no dying art form in America because most
published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity
of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.
- Elizabeth George

Molecular collision dynamics has been a wonderful area
of research for all practitioners.
This is especially true for those who were following
the footsteps of pioneers and leaders of the field twenty years ago.
- Yuan T. Lee

My father was my main influence.
He was a preacher, but he was also a history and political science teacher,
and since he was my hero, I wanted to follow in his
footsteps and become a teacher.
- David Soul

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience
may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps,
and preside over the White House as the president's spouse.
I wish him well!
- Barbara Bush

I am a great admirer of Sen.
Frist, who is a nationally known heart surgeon and
well known in Nashville as a great family man who has
dedicated his life to helping others and,
in that regard, he has followed in his father's footsteps.
- John Jay Hooker

I was taking a nose dive somewhere between eleven and
twelve because my sister had died and I was practicing
something that siblings do which is follow in their
footsteps and die as well.
- Leo Kottke

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity,
by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic,
and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas
the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
- Louis Aragon

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed.
- Khalil Gibran

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not what we are,
nor do we treat or esteem each other for such,
but for what we are capable of being.
- Henry David Thoreau

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness.
The only ones who can forgive are dead;
the living have no right to forget.
- Chaim Herzog


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