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Vanish Quotes


"Hindsight bias makes surprises vanish." - Daniel Kahneman

"Our fears vanish as the danger approaches." - Seneca the Younger

"Men of ideas vanish when freedom vanishes." - Carl Sandburg

"When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. When thoughts vanish, then do all things vanish." - Huangbo Xiyun

"To vanish in the chinks that Time has made." - Samuel Rogers

"They also live Who swerve and vanish in the river." - Archibald Macleish

"If you can believe, worry and anxiety will vanish" - T. B. Joshua

"Artificial manners vanish the moment the natural passions are touched." - Maria Edgeworth

"If people reach perfection they vanish, you know." - T. H. White

"With the right attitude, self imposed limitations vanish" - Alexander The Great

"Men of ideas vanish first when freedom vanishes." - Carl Sandburg

"Infinity is a fathomless gulf, into which all things vanish." - Marcus Aurelius

"Pain and frustration vanish in the sunlight of your smile." - Frederick Lenz

"Darkness, that here surrounds our purblind understanding, will vanish at the dawning of eternal day." - Robert Boyle

"What is the ultimate impulse to write? Because all this is going to vanish." - James Salter

"Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away,but love stays with us. Love is God." - Lew Wallace

"The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you." - C S Lewis

"It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly." - Isaac Asimov

"If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot." - Emil Cioran

"Whatever separates you from the Truth, throw it away, it will vanish anyhow...." - Yunus Emre

"One should not believe too strongly in a life which can easily vanish." - James Salter

"Whatever separates you from the Truth, throw it away, it will vanish anyhow." - Yunus Emre

"Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away, but love stays with us. Love is God." - Lew Wallace

"All that in this world is great or gay, Doth, as a vapor, vanish and decay." - Edmund Spenser

"Summer friends vanish when the cask is drained to the dregs." - Marcus Horatius Barbatus

"When you release your expectations that the world should fulfill you, your disappointments vanish." - Dan Millman

"These are my daughters, I suppose. But where in the world did the children vanish?" - Phyllis Mcginley

"Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! That Youths sweet-scented Manuscript should close!" - Omar Khayyam

"All that in this world is great or gay, Doth, as a vapor, vanish and decay." - Edmund Spenser

"Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?" - Randy Pausch

"The little done doth vanish to the mind which forward sees how much remains to do." - Euripides

"Poverty must be eliminated or else the honour of humanity will vanish!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"People will always tell stories. The publishing industry might vanish, but not stories." - Aleksandar Hemon

"...the more accurate the calculations became, the more the concepts tended to vanish into thin air." - Robert S. Mulliken

"Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! That Youth's sweet-scented Manuscript should close!" - Omar Khayyam

"Courage and perseverance have a magic talisman, before which difficulties and obstacles vanish into air." - John Adams

"The Imam said that this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"This regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time." - Ruhollah Khomeini

"I have lost 18 kg. Now if I lose anymore weight, I will vanish," - Sanjay Dutt

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air." - John Quincy Adams

"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish." - Jean De La Fontaine

"If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot." - Emile M Cioran

"We are image-makers and image-ridden... We work until we vanish." - Philip Guston

"Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Delusion will vanish as the light becomes more and more effulgent, load after load of ignorance will vanish, and then will come a time when all else has disappeared and the sun alone shines." - Swami Vivekananda

"How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly?" - Paulo Coelho

"So many dreams, so many disappointments, so many promises. And in the end, they all just vanish." - Haruki Murakami

"Down the road someone is practicing scales, The notes like little fishes vanish with a wink of tails" - Louis Macneice

"serious difficulties don't vanish by themselves, they are standing around your bed when you open the eyes the next morning." - Vicki Baum

"Inaction will cause a man to sink into the slough of despond and vanish without a trace." - Farley Mowat

"Who wants to know that the person you love and need the most can just vanish forever" - Jandy Nelson

"If life were eternal, all interest and anticipation would vanish. It is uncertainty which lends it fascination." - Yoshida Kenko

"Good and bad, happy and sad, all thoughts vanish into emptiness like the imprint of a bird in the sky." - Chogyam Trungpa

"How easily a fathers tenderness is recalled, and how quickly a son's offenses vanish at the slightest word of repentance!" - Moliere

"I sit here in this chair, I pour myself some whiskey, and watch my troubles vanish into the air." - Randy Newman

"Many artists have said that when life itself becomes fully conscious, art as we know it will vanish." - Marilyn Ferguson

"If you want a glory that does not vanish, then do not glory in a glory that vanishes" - Ibn Ata Allah

"Power comes and goes. It can vanish in the twinkling of an eye, like smoke dissolving in the air." - Archie Fire Lame Deer

"I have no interest in being famous. I'd love to vanish from the public eye as soon as I can." - Nadya Suleman

"Many militarists would like to see California's votes vanish from the national electoral system, which would then become more Republican." - David Swanson

"They aren't obliged to vanish when we're gone. They don't have to be seen while sailing on." - Wislawa Szymborska

"If life were eternal all interest and anticipation would vanish. It is uncertainty which lends its fascination." - Yoshida Kenko

"How easily a father's tenderness is recalled, and how quickly a son's offenses vanish at the slightest word of repentance!" - Moliere

"When untouchability is rooted out, these distinctions will vanish and no one will consider himself superior to any other." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The hills are reared, the seas are scooped in vain If learning's altar vanish from the plain." - William Ellery Channing

"I'm afraid to speak or move for fear that all this wonderful beauty will just vanish... like a broken silence." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"I want to ride my motorcycle up the side of the Luxor to the light and vanish." - Criss Angel

"We try, we fail, we posture, we aspire, we pontificate - and then we age, shrink, die, and vanish." - George Saunders

"I do have a sense, and I've never not had it, of how easily things can vanish." - Doris Lessing

"Women have face-lifts in a society in which women without them appear to vanish from sight." - Naomi Wolf

"Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, - but it returneth!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"All obstacles now vanish from my pathway. Doors fly open, gates are lifted and I enter the kingdom of fulfillment, under grace." - Florence Scovel Shinn

"I've found that worry and irritation vanish into thin air the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess." - Dale Carnegie

"Such philosophy as shall not vanish in the fume of subtile, sublime, or delectable speculation but shall be operative to the endowment and betterment of man's life." - Francis Bacon

"The only problem facing you in life is the belief in separation from your Source. Solve that one and all the other ones will vanish." - John Randolph Price

"There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile." - Marcus Aurelius

"Everyone just keeps on disappearing. Some things vanish, like they were cut away. Others fade slowly into the mist. And all that remains is a desert." - Haruki Murakami

"The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space, and they will come back to us in due time." - Elif Safak

"They put up with such strenuous training, and where did their thoughts, their hopes and dreams, disappear to? When people pass away, do their thoughts just vanish?" - Haruki Murakami

"Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish." - Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

"Never allow weakness to overtake your mind. Remember Mahavira, remember the Divine Mother! And you will see that all weakness, all cowardice will vanish at once." - Swami Vivekananda

"Allow everything else to vanish Save and except your cherished dreams, For your cherished dreams Are treasured sleeplessly By God Himself." - Sri Chinmoy

"The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The moment that you give gratitude is the moment that you find happiness. The moment that you lose gratitude your happiness will vanish and slip through your fingers" - Rasheed Ogunlaru

"I walk away from him. It's enormously pleasing to me, this walking away. It's like being able to make people appear and vanish, at will." - Margaret Atwood

"We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language." - Henry David Thoreau

"War, when decisive, has a quick and practical philosophy of its own, and the difficulties that seem largest in its progress usually vanish at its close." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Twas but a dream, - let it pass, - let it vanish like so many others! What I thought was a flower is only a weed, and is worthless." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Gentle sleep! Scatter thy drowsiest poppies from above; And in new dreams not soon to vanish, bless My senses with the sight of her I love." - Horace Smith

"Though thy slumber may be deep. Yet thy spirit will not sleep; There are shades that will not vanish, There are thoughts thou canst not banish." - Lord Byron

"We persist and linger longer than we think, leaving traces of ourselves wherever we go. If you take that away, then we all simply vanish." - Dinaw Mengestu

"All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish." - William James

"Each is like a river that leaves behind its name and shape, the whole course of its path , to vanish into the vast sea of God." - Richard Selzer

"The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity" - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

"For if one link in nature's chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish by piecemeal." - Thomas Jefferson

"When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish. I think it's a wonderful way to spend one's life." - Erica Jong

"Do not try to drive pain away by pretending it is not real. If you seek serenity in oneness, pain will vanish of its own accord." - Sengcan

"the days of our lives vanish utterly, more insubstantial than if they had been invented. Fiction can seem more enduring than reality." - Penelope Lively

"It's a good thing that dumplings are small because Lee Anne's goodies will make your willpower vanish as you reach for 'just one more'." - Roger Mooking

"If we could have but one generation of properly born, trained, educated, and healthy children, a thousand other problems of government would vanish." - Herbert Hoover

"Poems . . . are perfume bottles momentarily unstopped-what they release is volatile and will vanish, and yet it can be released again," - Jane Hirshfield

"Let the splendor of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever." - Rabindranath Tagore

"To attain eternal happiness one must suffer. He who has reached the state of self-sacrifice has true joy. Temporal joy will vanish." - Abdu'l-Baha

"We come from an inconceivable nothingness. We stay a while in something which seems equally inconceivable, only to vanish again into the inconceivable nothingness." - Peter Wessel Zapffe

"But the impressions which the morning makes vanish with its dews, and not even the most "persevering mortal" can preserve the memory of its freshness to midday." - Henry David Thoreau

"When we behold the face of God, all memories of pain and suffering will vanish. Our souls shall be totally healed." - R C Sproul

"If you intellectualize and examine the creative process too carefully it can evaporate and vanish. It's not only terribly difficult to talk about, it's also dangerous." - Edward Albee

"Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, - but it returneth!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world, Vanish like lightning, but they leave behind A voice that in the distance far away Wakens the slumbering ages." - Henry Taylor

"Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world, Vanish like lighting, but they leave behind A voice that in the distance far away Wakens the slumbering ages." - Henry Taylor

"And all sad scenes and thoughts and feelings vanish In that sweet sleep no power can ever banish, That one best sleep which never wakes again." - James Thomson (B.V.)

"God is true. The universe is a dream. Blessed am I that I know this moment that I have been and shall be free all eternity; ... that I know that I am worshiping only myself; that no nature, no delusion, had any hold on me. Vanish nature from me, vanish these gods; vanish worship; ... vanish superstitions, for I know myself. I am the Infinite. All these - Mrs. So-and-so, Mr. So-and-so, responsibility, happiness, misery - have vanished. I am the Infinite. How can there be death for me, or birth? Whom shall I fear? I am the One. Shall I be afraid of myself? Who is to be afraid of whom?..." - Swami Vivekananda

"Weave, weave, weave, you streaks of rain! I am dissolved and woven again... Thousands of faces rise and vanish before me. Thousands of voices weave in the rain." - Conrad Aiken

"By Crom, I do not like this place, where dead men rise, and sleeping men vanish into the bellies of shadows!" - Robert E Howard

"The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed; there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish, - all duties even." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He is dead who called me into being, and when I shall be no more the very remembrance of us both will speedily vanish." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"Footsteps in the snow suggest where you have been, point to where you were going: but when they suddenly vanish, never dismiss the possibility of flight..." - Diane Duane

"If I've done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene. I believe it is invasive of the work when you know too much about the writer." - Mary Oliver

"Letters are just pieces of paper," I said. "Burn them, and what stays in your heart will stay; keep them, and what vanishes will vanish." - Haruki Murakami

"Although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert." - J K Rowling

"Poems . . . are perfume bottles momentarily unstopped-what they release is volatile and will vanish, and yet it can be released again," - Jane Hirshfield

"Questions appear real for as long as you consider yourself to be a person. When you realize you are the impersonal presence, all questions vanish." - Mooji

"Without artists, the order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish." - Guillaume Apollinaire

"Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them." - Aaron Hill

"Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit." - H G Wells

"At the end of the Middle Ages, nobody would ever have expected the monasteries to vanish from the scene within a generation - yet they did. Change does happen." - Rowan Williams

"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." - Thomas Jefferson

"Very soon he will vanish completely in the wings of his own wordless stanza. [ ] but his stanza is not completely empty [ * ]" - Mark Z Danielewski

"Man is only a moral being because he lives in society, since morality consists in solidarity with the group, and varies according to that solidarity. Cause all social life to vanish, and moral life would vanish at the same time, having no object to cling to." - Emile Durkheim

"To write? Because all this is going to vanish. The only thing left will be the prose and poems, the books, what is written down. Man was very fortunate to have invented the book. Without it the past would completely vanish, and we would be left with nothing, we would be naked on earth." - James Salter

"When I die, I shall be content to vanish into nothingness.... No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it." - H L Mencken

"That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss." - Gregory of Nyssa

"Death is but a transition from this life to another existence where there is no more pain and anguish. All the bitterness and disagreements will vanish, and the only thing that lives forever is love." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Whate'er thy joys, they vanish with the day: Whate'er thy griefs, in sleep they fade away, To sleep! to sleep! Sleep, mournful heart, and let the past be past: Sleep, happy soul, all life will sleep at last." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The entire life of the personal ego is continually in the grip of wanting, i. e., an attempt to seek fulfilment of desires through things that change and vanish. But there can be no real fulfilment through the transient things" - Meher Baba

"The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish." - Joseph Murphy

"But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day, If your Snark be a Boojum! for then You will softly and suddenly vanish away, And never be met with again!" - Lewis Carroll

"The creative element in the mind of man . . . emerges in as mysterious a fashion as those elementary particles which leap into momentary existence in great cyclotrons, only to vanish again like infinitesimal ghosts." - Loren Eiseley

"When one illusion vanishes, another shall appear, and, still leading me forward towards an horizon that retreats as I advance, the happy prospect of futurity shall vanish only with my existence." - Maria Edgeworth

"When it comes, you'll be dreaming that you don't need to breathe; that breathless silence is the music of the dark and it's part of the rhythm to vanish like a spark." - Wislawa Szymborska

"History may be servitude. History may be freedom. See, now they vanish. The faces and places, with the self which, as it could, loved them, to become renewed, transfigured, in another pattern." - T S Eliot

"When you lose all sense of self the bonds of a thousands chains will vanish. Lose yourself completely, return to the root of the root of your own soul." - Rumi

"How do you lose a word? Does it vanish into your memory, like an old toy in a cupboard, and lie hidden in the cobwebs and dust, waiting to be cleaned out or rediscovered?" - Amitav Ghosh

"For a second I feel a rush of sadness: for the horizons that vanish behind us, for the people we leave behind, the tiny-doll selves that get stored away and ultimately buried." - Lauren Oliver

"When a strong wind blows, the clouds vanish and blue sky appears. Similarly, when the powerful wisdom that understand the nature of the mind arises, the dark clouds of ego disappear." - Thubten Yeshe

"If you hold this feeling of 'I' long enough and strongly enough, the false 'I' will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent 'I', consciousness itself" - Ramana Maharshi

"Grass is the forgiveness of nature - her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal...Its tenacious fibers hold the earth in place and prevent its soluble components from washing to the wasting sea." - John James Ingalls