TOP 10 BEST T.E. LAWRENCE QUOTES

Discover the Top 10 Best T. E. Lawrence Quotes.

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

~ T. E. Lawrence

The greatest commander is he whose intuitions most nearly happen.

~ T. E. Lawrence

Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.

~ T. E. Lawrence

The desert is an ocean in which no oar is dipped.

~ T. E. Lawrence

The literature of disease is more interesting to me than all the healthy books.

~ T. E. Lawrence

The dreamers of the day are dangerous… for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

~ T. E. Lawrence

There is an ideal standard somewhere and only that matters and I cannot find it. Hence the aimlessness.

~ T. E. Lawrence

You wonder what I am doing? Well, so do I, in truth. Days seem to dawn, suns to shine, evenings to follow, and then I sleep. What I have done, what I am doing, what I am going to do, puzzle and bewilder me. Have you ever been a leaf and fallen from your tree in autumn and been really puzzled about it? That’s the feeling. (T.E. Lawrence to artist Eric Kennington, May 1935 )

~ T. E. Lawrence

Your success will be proportioned to the amount of mental effort you devote to it.

~ T. E. Lawrence

He was old and wise, which meant tired and disappointed…

~ T. E. Lawrence

 

Misery, anger, indignation, discomfort-those conditions produce literature. Contentment-never. So there you are.

~ T. E. Lawrence

Cling tight to your sense of humor. You will need it every day.

~ T. E. Lawrence

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.

~ T. E. Lawrence

This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.

~ T. E. Lawrence

Yet when we achieved, and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to remake it in the likeness of the former world they knew. Youth could win, but had not learned to keep: and was pitiably weak against age. We stammered that we had worked for a new heaven and a new earth, and they thanked us kindly and made their peace.

~ T. E. Lawrence

Do not try and do too much with your own hands. Better the Arabs do it tolerably than you do it perfectly. It is their war, and you are to help them, not win it for them.

~ T. E. Lawrence

To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one’s tail.

~ T. E. Lawrence

The Bedouin of the desert, born and grown up in it, had embraced with all his sour this nakedness too harsh for volunteers, for the reason, felt but inarticulate, that there he found himself indubitably free.

~ T. E. Lawrence

The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor.

~ T. E. Lawrence

I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands/and wrote my will across the sky in stars

~ T. E. Lawrence

I haven’t got a heart: only the former site of one, with a monument there to say that it has been removed and the area it occupied turned into a public garden, in pursuance of the slum-clearance scheme.

~ T. E. Lawrence

I’ve been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I’m quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I’m one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.

~ T. E. Lawrence

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.

~ T. E. Lawrence

They taught me that no man could be their leader except he ate the ranks’ food, wore their clothes, lived level with them, and yet appeared better in himself.

~ T. E. Lawrence

To me an unnecessary action, or shot, or casualty, was not only waste but sin.

~ T. E. Lawrence

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