Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.
I think there is a sense of being forced at this time to look at America's really large shadow and that's not all that bad.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no death the way we understood it. The body dies, but not the soul.
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives; who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves?
The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.