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Saturday, January 27, 2018

January 2018 Quotations (58)

"truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope"
~~ author Christopher J. Yates

"The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
~~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt [1882-1945], on 8 July 1938

“If the Republican Party had anything of value to offer the American voter, they would not need to lie and cheat and steal to win elections.”
~~ G.E. Nordell

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
~~ Ferris Bueller character, in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" [1986]

"The fear that the human race might not survive has been replaced by the fear that it will endure."
~~ author William H. Gass [1924-2017]

"If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them."
~~ mystery author Sue Grafton [1940-2017]

"It’s December 27th . . . Do you know what you’re getting your Valentine?"
~~ Heather Mills, on Facebook

“A very important thing is not to make up your mind that you are any one thing.”
~~ Gertrude Stein [1874-1946]

“I am silent in the club I am silent in the pub, I am silent on a bally peak in Darien / For I stuff away for life Shoving peas in with a knife / Because I am at heart a Vegetarian. / No more the milk of cows Shall pollute my private house / Than the milk of the wild mares of the Barbarian / I will stick to port and sherry, For they are so very, very / So very, very, very Vegetarian.“
~~ G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"It only gradually occurred to me that our wounds are far less unique than our cures."
~~ well-known author Jim Harrison

"RenĂ© Descartes [1596-1650] was correct in noticing that an individual's thinking creates the world that he/she lives in – up to a point. Where Descartes and the anti-thinking Republican Party got it wrong, however, is that the power of any thinking derives entirely from the degree to which that thinking is consistent with objective reality."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books."
~~ British author Julian Barnes

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”
~~ Hans Christian Andersen [1805-75]

"Beautiful things don't ask for attention."
~~ James Thurber [1894-1961]

"Doubt is the origin of wisdom."
~~ René Descartes [1596-1650]

“She had no tolerance for scenes which were not of her own making.”
~~ Edith Wharton [1862-1937]

"You cannot be lonely if you like the person [that] you're alone with."
~~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer [1940-2015]

"Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?"
~~ playwright Lillian Hellman [1905-84]

"If Jesus or anyone else is coming, they'd better step on it, because the way [that] things are going there may not be anyone here to meet them."
~~ 'Funky Winkerbean' comic strip, as drawn by Tom Batiuk

“In the general course of human nature, a power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.”
~~ Alexander Hamilton [1757-1804] - in 'Federalist Paper #79'

"No doubt, emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader."
~~ Jack Welch

"Being an atheist gives me an edge in every deal. Christians are too moral for business."
~~ Donald Trump, in "The Art of The Deal" [1988]

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
~~ Groucho Marx [1890-1977]

"Our nation was born into genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race ... Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68], in 1963

"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
~~ fantasy author Madeleine L'Engle [1918-2007]

"The President of the United States is a white supremacist. He is not just a defender or apologist for bigots and hatemongers. [Donald Trump] is one of them."
~~ civil rights activist Alan Jenkins

"Here in America we are descended in blood and spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare dissent from accepted doctrine. May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."
~~ Gen. Dwight D. 'Ike' Eisenhower [1890-1969]

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."
~~ C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]

“I can say with almost certainty that [cryptocurrencies] will come to a bad ending."
~~ Warren Buffett, in January 2018 as reported by C.N.B.C.

"When a hooker blows a politician it puts a lobbyist out of work."
~~ Bill Maher, February 2017

"The archetypal hero is the person whose eyes are open, and whose speech is true, and who faces the chaos of the unknown and the tyranny of the known and balances them – that's the meta-solution to the meta-problem (of Life)."
~~ Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

“Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.“
~~ primatologist Dame Jane Goodall

"Confident and unafraid, we labor on – not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace."
~~ John F. Kennedy [1917-63], in 1963

"Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner."
~~ Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu [IVth Century B.C.E.]

"Apparently Trump supporters think [that] God meant for marriage to be between a man, his third wife, and several porn stars."
~~ Occupy Democrats

"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you."
~~ Ovid [43 B.C.E. – 17 or 18 C.E.]

"You must have long range goals to keep from being frustrated by short range failures."
~~ Gen. Charles C. Noble [1916-2003]

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."
~~ Zora Neale Hurston [1891-1960]

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool [that] we all have."
~~ Oprah Winfrey

"F*ck political correctness. Let's make THE WORLD great (again)!"
~~ Straight-Line Business School Intl. [est. 2010] in Holland

"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until we become enslaved by it."
~~ Robert A. Heinlein [1907-88]

"News is what the powerful want to keep hidden."
~~ former TV news anchor Dan Rather

"It is enough that the people know [that] there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."
~~ Joseph Stalin [1878-1953]

"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
~~ Chairman Mao Tse-tung [1893-1976]

"There is only one way [that] you can fail, and that is to quit."
~~ Brian Hays

"Government is instituted for the common good: for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men."
~~ Founding Father John Adams [1735-1826]

"1984: if libs say Reaganomics will destroy the middle class, call'em commies. 2014: if the middle class has been destroyed, blame the libs."
~~ John Fugelsang

"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."
~~ civil rights activist Rosa Parks [1913-2005]

"Pursue some path. however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
~~ Henry David Thoreau [1817-62], 18 October 1855 'Journal' entry

"Failure is not fun. It can be awful. But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse."
~~ J.K. Rowling

"One more drink and I'd have been under the host."
~~ Dorothy Parker [1893-1967]

"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."
~~ W. Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]

"My tongue will tell the anger of mine heart. Or else my heart, concealing it, will break."
~~ William Shakespeare [1564-1616]

"Imagine what our children could do tomorrow, if they discover their greatness today."
~~ motivational speaker Darren August

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
~~ H.L. Mencken [1880-1956]

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
~~ Sun Tzu [544-496 B.C.E.]

"Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

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