Longing / Searching

Thoughtful quotes about longing and searching.

Words of Wisdom

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"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." (Henry David Thoreau)

"You can never have enough of that which we really do not want." (Eric Hoffer)

"Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart." (Harry Truman)

"One should never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." (Helen Keller)

"Adventure is not outside; it is within." (David Grayson)

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." (Marcel Proust)

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and learn to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live with them." (Rainer Maria Rilke)

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" (Robert Browning)

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time." (Thomas Edison)

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2009, January 11). Longing / Searching, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 18 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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