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Shadow Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Shadow

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

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

 

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot (Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890)

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
- C. Wright Mills

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
- Carl Sandburg

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

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears,
when benevolence is lost right conduct appears,
when right conduct is lost, expedience appears.
Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth;
it is the beginning of disorder.
- Lao Tzu

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

There is a shadow on every page.
- Eugene Ormandy

The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over
the ball and hit it with the shadow.
- Sam Snead

Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented,
interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose
existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
- Elizabeth Janeway

Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls,
our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
- Dale Turner

Friendship is the shadow of the evening,
which increases with the setting sun of life.
- Jean de La Fontaine

When walking through the "valley of shadows,"
remember,
a shadow is cast by a Light.
- Austin O'Malley

I am not the flag: not at all.
I am but its shadow.
- Franklin Knight Lane

A little man often cast a long shadow.
- G. M. Trevelyan

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
- Oswald Chambers

The earth together with its surrounding waters must
in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals,
for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
- Samuel Smiles

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back
into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
- Ralph Ellison

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to
us while we walk in the sunshine,
but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now
in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
- Gary Busey

I'd come from the bottom of the barrel.
Just Owen Hart getting out of the shadow of Bret Hart's little brother.
Everyone figured, this is a joke, Owen's going to get squashed.
- Owen Hart

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over
the ball and hit it with the shadow.
- Sam Snead

The black shadow cares for itself, not for you.
- Julius Streicher

Shadow owes its birth to light.
- John Gay

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
- George Foreman

There stands the shadow of a glorious name.
- Lucan

The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because
it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time,
and I think it comes from that shadow string,
the double strings.
- Rita Dove

Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you,
and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The United States and our allies are determined:
we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.
- George W. Bush

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun,
that is the only safe and rational plan.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Alas for the affairs of men!
When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow;
and if they are unfortunate,
a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
- Aeschylus

The world is all a carcass and vanity,
The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word,
just nothing.
- Michel de Montaigne

The light of lights looks always on the motive,
not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
- William Butler Yeats

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it;
seek for duty,
and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.
- Tryon Edwards

I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
- Sophocles

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice.
The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find -
the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli

What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love,
fixed in permanent outline forever?
- Thomas Wentworth

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which
this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
- William Blake

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand.
The man of genius casts light.
- George Steiner

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Even in the valley of the shadow of death,
two and two do not make six.
- Leo Tolstoy

You're like the girl who left her shadow in the drawer,
but when she went to get it, it wasn't there.
- Wayne Shorter


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