Most people think that shadows follow precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words ideas desires deeds impulses and memories.
Who never doubted never half believed. Where doubt is there truth is - it is her shadow.
When virtue is lost benevolence appears when benevolence is lost right conduct appears when right conduct is lost expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth it is the beginning of disorder.
There is no budget for travel for a Shadow Foreign Secretary.
Time flies over us but leaves it shadow behind.
Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine but has also hurt it in many ways making it more impersonal expensive and dangerous. The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.
The source of my power and strength is God and I know it without a shadow of a doubt.
There are dark shadows on the earth but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
Go forget me - why should sorrow O'er that brow a shadow fling? Go forget me - and tomorrow brightly smile and sweetly sing. Smile - though I shall not be near thee Sing - though I shall never hear thee.
When we see the shadow on our images are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It's like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now when was then?
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow between science and superstition.
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light they say forgetful of the shadow's speed.
Manners are like the shadows of virtues they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
It is then by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy that we can by checking them as we go along and comparing them trace out finally the body that produced them.
The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
Inauthenticity is endemic in American politics today. The political backrooms where I spent much of my career were just as benighted as my personal life equally crowded with shadowy strangers and compromises truths I hoped to deny. I lived not in one closet but in many.
Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.
Every animal has his or her story his or her thoughts daydreams and interests. All feel joy and love pain and fear as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
I am not bound for any public place but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
I genuinely don't feel that anything that's been written or said about me has overshadowed my music and that's the most important thing as far as I'm concerned.