Quotations on Clouds

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Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Cheerfulness, Clouds, Mind, Mirth, Serenity)

It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor.
- Edward E. Barnard
(Keywords: Ideas, Clouds, Land, May)

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
- Ruth Bernhard
(Keywords: Nature, Clouds, Energy, Harmony, Plants)

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.
- Frank Borman
(Keywords: Work, Clouds, Lonely, Nothing)

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Clouds, Evening, Smiles, Storms, Tomorrow)

The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: War, Clouds, Myth, Production)

O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Wealth, Clouds, Sea, Water)

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Architecture, Clouds, Rules)

I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, tomorrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
- Abraham Crowley
(Keywords: Fear, Clouds, Fate, Night, Sun, Today, Tomorrow)

The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Poetry, Clouds, Ecstasy)

You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me.
- Black Elk
(Keywords: Power, Clouds, Earth, Rain)

The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
- Du Fu
(Keywords: Answers, Clouds, Weeping)

Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Genius, Clouds, Will)

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Education, Clouds, Darkness, Mind)

In London, the weather would affect me negatively. I react strongly to light. If it is cloudy and raining, there are clouds and rain in my soul.
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Keywords: Soul, Clouds, Light, London, Rain, Weather)

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.
- Mary Todd Lincoln
(Keywords: Truth, Clouds, Darkness, Day, Heaven, Justice, Will)

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock
(Keywords: Time, Lie, Clouds, Day, Idleness, Listening, Rest, Sky, Summer, Trees, Waste, Water)

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
- Martin Luther
(Keywords: God, Bible, Clouds, Flowers, Stars, Trees)

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden
(Keywords: Soul, Clouds, Existence, Flowers, Man, Rivers, Stars)

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Art, Beauty, Civilization, Clouds, Courtesy, Cruelty, Man)

Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of today, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
- Susanna Moodie
(Keywords: Life, Encouraging, Clouds, Smiles, Today)

Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity.
- Rick Perry
(Keywords: Opportunity, Clouds, Sky)

Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: God, Clouds, Mind, Poor, Wind)

I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
- Ernest Shackleton
(Keywords: Men, Clouds, Sky)

Human knowledge has been changing from the word go and people in certain respects behave more rationally than they did when they didn't have it. They spend less time doing rain dances and more time seeding clouds.
- Herbert Simon
(Keywords: Time, People, Knowledge, Clouds, Rain, Word)

I haven't had that good a time in ages. Since September 11, really. I just felt so happy, it was like the sun came out of the clouds for me. I love Italy.
- Bruce Sterling
(Keywords: Love, Time, Clouds, Italy, Sun)

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Keywords: Life, Clouds, Rain, Sky, Sunset)

I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
- Mike Tyson
(Keywords: Dream, Clouds, Stars)

Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.
- Ginny B. Waite
(Keywords: Design, Circumstances, Clouds, Fate, State, Visit)

I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
- William Butler Yeats
(Keywords: Love, Clouds, Fate, Fight, Hate)

The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
- Edward Young
(Keywords: Wisdom, Wealth, Clouds, May, Titles)

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