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World Quotes


These are some of the best 'World' quotations and sayings.

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"The world," is a conventional phrase, which being interpreted, signifies all the rascality in it.

A good man and a wise man may at times be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no man was ever discontented with the world who did his duty in it.

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

All the world's ends, arrangements changes, disappointments, hopes, and fears, are without meaning, if not seen and estimated by eternity!

Believe everything you hear said of the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

But it does move.

Buying, possessing, accumulating, this is not worldliness. - But doing this in the love of it, with no love to God paramount - doing it so that thoughts of God and eternity are an intrusion - doing it so that one's spirit is secularized in doing it - this is worldliness.

Come, follow me, and leave the world to its babblings.

Contact with the world either breaks or hardens the heart.

Crates threw his gold into the sea, saying, "I will destroy thee, lest thou destroy me." If men do not put the love of the world to death, the love of the world will put them to death.

Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.

God hath not taken all that pains in forming, framing, furnishing, and adorning this world, that they who were made by him to live in it, should despise it; it will be well enough if they do not love it so immoderately as to prefer it before him who made it.

Good-bye, proud world! I'm going home; Thou are not my friend; I am not thine.

Half the world does not know how the other half lives.

He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.

Hell is God's justice; heaven is his love; earth, his long-suffering.

I have not loved the world, nor the world me; I have not flatter'd its rank breath, nor bow'd To its idolatries a patient knee.

I have run the silly rounds of pleasure, and have done with them all. I have enjoyed all the pleasures of the world, and I appraise them at their real worth, which is in truth very low; those who have only seen their outside always overrate them, but I have been behind the scenes, I have seen all the coarse pulleys and dirty ropes which move the gaudy machines, and I have seen and smelt the tallow candles which illuminate the whole decoration, to the astonishment and admiration of the ignorant audience. When I reflect on what I have seen, what I have heard, and what I have done, I can hardly persuade myself that all that frivolous hurry and bustle of pleasure in the world had any reality; but I look upon all that is passed as one of those romantic dreams which opium commonly occasions, and I do by no means desire to repeat the nauseous dose.

If there is one beast in all the loathsome fauna of civilization I hate and despise it is a man of the world.


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