We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Outward Quotes from Ani DiFranco, Rob Portman, Henry Gray, Alexis de Tocqueville, Francois de La Rochefoucauld. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The stronger I am in my personal life, the more energy I have to look outward, to address my society.
Out of college, I had two job offers. One was to be a canoe instructor for Outward Bound. And frankly, that would have paid better than the job I took, working on a policy commission in Washington that focused on immigration policy and refugees. But that decision made all the difference.
Descriptive Anatomy comprises a detailed account of the numerous organs of which the body is formed, especially with reference to their outward form, their internal structure, the mutual relations they bear to each other, and the successive conditions they present during their development.
Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
I was born in Rocky Mount, NC. The town of 24,000 proved a great place to spend the first 17 years of life. But, after that, onward, outward.
For its health, cricket needs to look outward to the sharpest minds, to people who sustain and nurture brands and often take hard but necessary decisions. Cricket cannot be bound by cricketing minds alone.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
You don’t want to let the other team feed off your outward physical demeanor. But at the same time, you can’t go out and play this game and not expect to just be angry and be competitive and be excited and have that fire in your belly.
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.
Seeing outward is equivalent to looking backward in time because the telescope’s mirror is capturing primeval light… galaxies that existed before our time.
I asked long ago,’What must I do to be saved?’ The Scripture answered, ‘Keep the commandments, believe, hope, love.’ I was early warned against laying, as the Papists do, too much stress on outward works, or on a faith without works, which as it does not include, so it will never lead to true hope or charity.
I’ve never been an outward rebel, but inside, I just rebel deeply.
Things have changed. Now it’s not the outward appearance, it’s the inward man that I’m trying to change. And that’s the message I bring to the people.
And yet you see the weakness of external evidence-and outward miracles; they were not sufficient to make true believers, or to make the Israelites believe that Jesus was their promised Messiah.
An inner process stands in need of outward criteria.
I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.
The cathedral, at its noblest, is the best outward symbol of the spiritual nature of man, as it is also the most suggestive measure and prophecy of the corporate life of man.
As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man’s external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe.
Great changes cannot take place in the minds of generations of men without a corresponding change in their external symbols. There must be a harmony between the inner and the outward condition of human beings, and the progress of the one must keep pace with the progress of the other.
The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself.
Women have a level of outward compassion that a lot of men don’t necessarily have. Guys feel as deeply as women, but they don’t share it as much.
A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
Our outward appearance is a reflection of what we are on the inside. Our lives reflect that for which we seek. And if with all our hearts we truly seek to know the Savior and to be more like Him, we shall be, for He is our divine, eternal Brother.
I want to be more selfless and look outward.
I’ve always thought that a good book should be either the entry point inward, to learn about yourself, or a door outward, to open you up to new worlds.
For me, the Immaculate Conception is the feast of ‘passive action,’ the action that functions simply by the transmission through us of divine energy. Purity, in spite of outward appearances, is essentially an active virtue, because it concentrates God in us and on those who are subject to our influence.
They’ve discovered that, where all the other galaxies are moving in one direction, ours is going in another. Now, the Big Bang theory says that we’re all moving outward.
It’s a really interesting situation, because when you make music at home all the energy goes into the process, and touring’s all about the energy going outward. I had to learn how to do that transition, but once I figured that out it’s so much fun.
I think there is something for all of us where you find a balance in your life, where you feel that everything you do isn’t about your own creature comforts or satisfying your own appetites. Some of it has to be directed outward and there is a huge satisfaction in that.
I was ready to give up football, but I lifted my head, and I went to Belo Horizonte with just the money for an outward ticket for the last trial I had, with America MG. If I didn’t make it, I had no money to get home to Espiritu Santo, 600 kilometres away. I gave my all that morning, and I passed.
Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are now in full career.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.
It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut.
The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. To my knowledge, they didn’t wait around for a return trip to Europe. You settle some place with a purpose. If you don’t want to do that, stay home. You avoid an awful lot of risks by not venturing outward.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.
Des Moines is like your typical American city; it’s just these concentric circles of malls, built outward from the city.
I think that’s the place ideally we’d like to get to as well, as queer people, where you can just judge the music for what it is and not just because it’s gay. I think it’s important that until we get to that place, statements have to be made, and we have to be loud and outward, so that’s where I’m coming from.
Parents learn the uses of power and its limits. They can insist on certain outward behavior but cannot change inner attitudes. They can require obedience but not goodness – and certainly not love.
The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
We learn this by the precepts that Jesus left. He observed that the people were looking outward, and assured them that the kingdom of God cometh not with outward observation; and for this reason, that it was only to be known in man.
A kiss is the outward visible sign of an inward fever.
There’s something weird about the Scots. We are a troubled, slightly tortured race – the sense of the respectable outward character and, inside, the turmoil of something darker.
On Halloween, kids get to assume, for one night the outward forms of their innermost dread, and they’re also allowed to take candy from strangers – the scariest thing of all.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.
Mars missions will require up to three years in reduced gravity, so we need to make sure astronauts can not only survive but thrive as they move outward to explore this new world.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Human improvement is from within outward.
Seriously, women have a level of outward compassion that a lot of men don’t necessarily have. Guys feel as deeply as women, but they don’t share it as much. Learning how to do that more has been a valuable add.
Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
Enthusiasm – a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.
In many ways, America is on the receiving end of a pendulum that has been swung with great force, and for a long time, outward into the world. The impact is a wake-up call on every level.
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.
The outward work will never be puny if the inward work is great.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
As a teenager, Tiger was self-assured and mature, yet also warm and charming. But the warm outward veneer gradually changed. When he pulled off his ‘win for the ages’ at the 1997 Masters, he already was sharing less of his softer, emotional side.
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.
We’re constantly morphing into different outward manifestations of ourselves. That’s what I find curious about people.
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.