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Benjamin FranklinA false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Wolfgang GoetheThere is strong shadow where there is much light.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Abraham LincolnPerhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

Immanuel KantBut only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.

—  Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, German philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonMost of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Antonio PorchiaThe shadows: some hide, others reveal.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Martin Luther KingEverything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement


Quotes in Verse

T. S. EliotBetween the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948


Funny Quotes

Steven WrightI got a new shadow. I had to get rid of the other one – it wasn’t doing what I was doing.

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

PindarMan is the dream of a shadow.

Σκιάς όναρ άνθρωπος.

—  Pindar, 522-438 BC, Ancient Greek lyric poet

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