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Height Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Height

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

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top.
Then you will see how low it was.
- Dag Hammarskjold

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

 

Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a
prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
- Eugenio Montale

The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks,
thrust up to a great height above the sea-level.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

The greatest height of heroism to which an individual,
like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
- Miguel de Unamuno

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Censorship is the height of vanity.
- Martha Graham

If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy,
his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort.
He must relinquish it.
- Jean Cocteau

Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity.
- Jasmine Guy

Hair is also a problem.
I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at
the height of the civil war,
someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
- Kate Adie

Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves,
for greatness and for height.
- George Chapman

To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work,
poor performance, and unacceptable products is the
height of government waste and mismanagement.
- Jim Gibbons

You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any
more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height.
- Stephen Fry

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
- Woody Allen

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
- Casey Stengel

One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us,
taking a picture just as the machine had reached the
end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet.
- Orville Wright

I was told I would never make it because I'm too short.
Well, I'm still too short.
It doesn't matter what your height is,
it's what's in your heart.
- Kirby Puckett

I can tell when men are threatened by my height.
- Allison Janney

I first got involved in theater in 1968,
at the height of a social tumult.
I was a poet.
- August Wilson

Well, I don't know about the dizzy height,
but I always thought they were going to be pretty big.
- Brian Epstein

No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your
women are side by side with you.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.
- Jean Genet

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
- Robert Frost

I have the power of my height.
Growing up, it was a total drawback.
There was nothing good about it at all.
- Allison Janney

Whatever fortune has raised to a height,
she has raised only to cast it down.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Alas!
if the principles of contentment are not within us,
the height of station and worldly grandeur will as
soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
- Laurence Sterne

If you feel yourself to be above the mass,
speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument.
- George Henry Lewes

No, I'm at full height, I'm in the studio,
I can actually catch actors by the eye,
it's fantastic.
- John Leeson

In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection
of all love towards our neighbor.
- William Ames

Tall men come down to my height when I hit 'em in the body.
- Jack Dempsey

All the great political music was made at the height
of political confrontations.
- Billy Bragg

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and
still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
- Pliny the Elder

The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial
killer victims is their short height and low weight.
- Pat Brown

My appearance was always good and my ability to play on the piano,
especially ragtime, which was then at the height of its vogue,
made me a welcome guest.
- James Weldon Johnson

Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth
as well as height and is solid.
- Thomas Carlyle

Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into
a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
- Jean Houston

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation
often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I want to know what they look like, their height,
and colouring, physique and speech pattens.
- Colleen McCullough

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
- Novalis

Our system is the height of absurdity,
since we treat the culprit both as a child,
so as to have the right to punish him,
and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

At the height of the McCarthy period,
writers were being hounded.
- Irwin Shaw

Never respect men merely for their riches,
but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height,
but for its use.
- Gamaliel Bailey

Michael Owen isn't the tallest of lads,
but his height more than makes up for that.
- Mark Lawrenson

I certainly did feel inferior.
Because of class.
Because of strength.
Because of height.
I guess if I'd been able to hit somebody in the nose,
I wouldn't have been a comic.
- Dudley Moore

When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was
at the height of his brilliant career.
- Ernie Harwell

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thus I was able to make pioneering measurements of
the height and physical scale of plasma clouds in the
ionosphere and also to estimate wind speeds in this region.
- Antony Hewish

My favorite part of my appearance is my height.
I'm five foot one and I feel feminine being small.
- Alanna Ubach

Boy bands should be exploded from a great height.
They're just pretty people singing music written by others.
- Eddie Izzard

Wild Bill was a strange character.
In person he was about six feet and one inch in height.
He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word.
- Buffalo Bill

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation
who does not find therein...
scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
- Frederick Pollock

Form your life humanly, and you have done enough:
but you will never reach the height of art and the
depth of science without something divine.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.
- Edward Gorey

Tom and I didn't have a problem with the height differential but Paramount did,
so we tried to hide it.
- Kelly McGillis

I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when
I wrote an article and then a book about him and I
think at the time he came across as quite appealing,
it was probably the height of his popularity.
- Anthony Holden

Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there
wasn't plenty of fine music played.
It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it,
with the help of the audience, was less,
I felt, in the '90s.
- Phil Lesh

Americans enjoy uniformity in a way that the British don't;
they wanted everybody of a sort of nice chorus line height and here I was,
this person who was a good three inches taller than
anyone else on the end of the line.
- Jeremy Irons

When I was writing for children, I was writing genre fiction.
It was like making a good chair.
It needed four legs of the same length,
it had to be the right height and it had to be comfortable.
- Mark Haddon

Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height,
and there was a noticeable disproportion between the
long trunk of his body and his short legs.
His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs.
- Henry Villard

When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up,
that was at it's height and the War cemented that with
photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on,
by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue.
- Anthony Holden

A raised weight can produce work, but in doing so it
must necessarily sink from its height,
and, when it has fallen as deep as it can fall,
its gravity remains as before, but it can no longer do work.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate.
It is good exercise no matter what your age is.
If you want to be competitive, most start young.
But, I practice with many adult competitors.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which
I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture,
and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space.
- Max Beckmann

Invariably something happens at a U.S.
Open where the golf course gets out of control one day,
they have one pin that's out of control.
It always seems to happen.
But they've gotten better about the height of the rough.
- Payne Stewart

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
- Dorothy Height

The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you
are smaller than yourself,
but to stand at your real height against some higher
nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
- Phillips Brooks

Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation -
not because of the height of our skyscrapers,
or the power of our military, or the size of our economy.
Our pride is based on a very simple premise,
summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
- Barack Obama

According to String Theory, what appears to be empty
space is actually a tumultuous ocean of strings vibrating
at the precise frequencies that create the 4 dimensions you and I call height,
width, depth and time.
- Roy H. Williams

But even at the height of these scandals,
even at the time when our finances were at their worst,
the NAACP branches - the grassroots -
kept plugging away.
They kept doing what they do, and they do it well.
- Julian Bond


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