We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.
It’s hard for the donkeys to win the race if they’re going to carry the elephants on their backs.
We must accept what science tells us, that man was born from the earth. But, more logical than the scientists who lecture us, we must carry this lesson to its conclusion: that is to say, accept that man was born entirely from the world – not only his flesh and bones but his incredible power of thought.
The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can’t do it all by themselves.
Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever.
If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.
I don’t think the British carry a historical consciousness either.
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment.