Sentiment Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Sentiment

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I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
~By James Thomson ~


I am not here to parade my religious sentiments, but I declare I have too much respect for the faith in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of a political organization.
~By Wilfrid Laurier ~


In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level.
~By Pepper Schwartz ~


No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
~By William James ~


Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
~By Karl Kraus ~


I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
~By Rebecca West ~


Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


Quebec does not have Opinions, but only sentiments.
~By Wilfrid Laurier ~


I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments; I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name.
~By Hugh Mackay ~


It's good for you to see your friends arrested. It hardens you. There's no place in our New Order for sentimentalists.
~By Curt Siodmak ~


It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions.
~By Norman Mailer ~


Humans love truth and justice, and rejoice in ceremonies that honor those qualities. For that sentiment we should indeed thank God.
~By Alfred Day Hershey ~


Between Russia and the United States sentiments of good will continue to be mutually cherished.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


Sentimentalism is the working off on yourself of feelings you haven't really got.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Most people see through these issues but the corporate media doesn't reflect these sentiments.
~By John Hall ~


I'd never do a film that would hurt anyone's sentiments, be it Indian or not.
~By Akshay Kumar ~


Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


It's not good to make sentimental journeys. You see the differences instead of the sameness.
~By Mary Astor ~


When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
~By Louis Pasteur ~


Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family, admitted that I was hideous.
~By Sister Parish ~


All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
~By Sallust ~


Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
~By James Baldwin ~


I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment because they think audiences will reject it.
~By Leonard Maltin ~


Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions.
~By William Hamilton Maxwell ~


The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.
~By William F. Buckley, Jr. ~


The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
~By Frank Herbert ~


It's a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you would die if you didn't write, well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.
~By Sarah McLachlan ~


I don't ever want to be a sentimentalist. I prefer to be a realist. I'm not a romantic really.
~By James Earl Jones ~


These manly sentiments, in private life, make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
~By James Otis ~


I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game.
~By Roberta Williams ~


In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.
~By George Sand ~


All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence.
~By James Madison ~


No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself unless he has crystallized into expressive and original phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart.
~By Alfred de Vigny ~


The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children.
~By William Godwin ~


Actually, my correspondent's language is better than mine. He can put his sentiment into words.
~By Alfred Day Hershey ~


I invite you, from my sentiments, my convictions and my responsibilities, to work together in the construction of a Uruguay where being young is not suspicious, where aging is not a problem.
~By Tabare Vazquez ~


And if I have a strong point, it's that I like to believe it's not cheap or schmaltzy sentimentality.
~By Toots Thielemans ~


No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.
~By James Taylor ~


Obviously the first sentiment is disappointment that we didn't get the car home and more disappointment that at the time that it stopped the car was in the lead.
~By John Surtees ~


Without bureaus, committees, officials or emissaries to manufacture sentiment in his favor, without intrigue or effort on his part, Grant is the candidate whose supporters have never threatened to bolt.
~By Roscoe Conkling ~


A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


The poet must decide not to impose his feelings in order to write without sentimentality.
~By John Barton ~


The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
~By Helen Rowland ~


Sometimes it's a little bit like being a politician. We have work to do in understanding our users' sentiments.
~By Meg Whitman ~


Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Poetry does not consist of words alone; there must be sentiment and fancy, combination and arrangement.
~By Samuel Prout ~


From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
~By John Henry Newman ~


In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.
~By Ernest Renan ~


According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


What's the most important thing in the world? It's love, and I look at that as an energy, not a sentiment.
~By Eddie Albert ~


Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental, that they were pandering to the audience and trying to manipulate the audience. I had no use for practically any of the shows that were hits.
~By Richard Foreman ~


Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.
~By Alice Hamilton ~


Revenge is a way of life and definitely some thing that we identify with. We all feel cheated in some way about some thing and how nice it would be to do something about it. I mean ultimately it's not the most Christian of sentiments.
~By Radha Mitchell ~


Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.
~By Norman Mailer ~


No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
~By Bernard de Mandeville ~


It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
~By Daniel Webster ~


Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
~By Jean Cocteau ~


Intellectuals are too sentimental for me.
~By Margaret Anderson ~


I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.
~By Frances Burney ~


I don't know if I like being the sentimental favorite.
~By John Elway ~


It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
~By Barack Obama ~


Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


The important part of the present development is the anti-capitalist sentiment that is permeating our people.
~By Gregor Strasser ~


Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


I understand the harsh feelings and sentiments from my opponents and their supporters because I myself have been defeated twice in my political life in the past and I understand very well it is hard to accept your own failure.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment.
~By Judith Ellen Foster ~


He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


I came to feel very, very sentimental about those sets, which is ludicrous, because they represent everything which is transitory and insubstantial. It's absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas.
~By Patrick Stewart ~


It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there was a time when sentiments now become habitual, sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct, but the original metaphysic of living, were by no means altogether habitual.
~By Lascelles Abercrombie ~


Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community.
~By Larry Harvey ~


A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
~By Giuseppe Mazzini ~


There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.
~By Max Beckmann ~


I always say that I don't want to be sentimental, that the photographs shouldn't be sentimental, and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality.
~By Robert Frank ~


My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature.
~By Christopher Gadsden ~


I consider nothing low but ignorance, vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
~By William John Wills ~


I try to open up my heart as much as I can and keep a real keen eye out that I don't get sentimental. I think we're all afraid to reveal our hearts. It's not at all in fashion.
~By Paul Simon ~


The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq.
~By Bill Richardson ~


Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred.
~By Daniel De Leon ~


I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
~By Reinhold Niebuhr ~


The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
~By Norman Mailer ~


I think I avoid stepping into sentimentality by trying to be as truthful as possible with performances.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


I do not know whether there be, as a rule, more vocal expression of the sentiment of love between a man and a woman, than there is between two thrushes. They whistle and call to each other, guided by instinct rather than by reason.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
~By James Keller ~


When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause, I thought that was a delightful film. It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment.
~By Leonard Maltin ~


War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
~By John McCain ~


For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
~By Pierre de Coubertin ~


The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
~By Michael Lewis ~


I have strong sentiments toward Iran, since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people. I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
~By Moshe Katsav ~

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