Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; And all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
The more you join in with people in their joys and their sorrows, the more nearer and dearer they come to be to you… But it is sorrow and trouble that brings you the nearest.
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (Matthew 24:33-34)
The church is near but the road is icy, the bar is far away but I will walk carefully.
Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.
If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand
A near-hit bolt of lightning can create a lot more Christian thinking than a long-winded sermon.
Slight not what’s near through aiming at what’s far.