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February 2016 Quotations (60)

"[Bernie's] message has such power that Clinton has chosen to recycle parts of it."
~~ Robert Borosage

"People don't write music. It's given to them."
~~ Hank Williams [1923-53]

"The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"I figured out my main health issue: premature aging. I'm too young to be this old."
~~ G.E. Nordell

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty."
~~ Frank Herbert [1920-86], in "Dune" [1965 novel]

"No Gains Without Pains" :: title of circa 1870s book by Helen Cross Knight [1814-1906]

"Out beyond right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there."
~~ Persian poet & mystic Rumi [1207-73]

"What the imagination can't conjure, reality delivers with a shrug."
~~ screenwriter Dalton Trumbo [1905-76]

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."
~~ Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

"America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief: it has advanced human happiness and it has prospered."
~~ Justice Louis D. Brandeis [1856-1941]

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
~~ Cheshire Cat, as written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [1832-98]

"It is said that science fiction and fantasy are two different things. Science fiction is the improbable made possible, and fantasy is the impossible made probable."
~~ Rod Serling [1924-75]

“Is there anything better than coffee? Chocolate, maybe, and sex ranks very close I suppose.”
~~ A.R. Miller

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
~~ Greek philosopher Plato [427-347 BCE]

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."
~~ Elbert Hubbard [1856-1915]

"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become."
~~ Harold Taylor

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will."
~~ Aiden Wilson Tozer [1897-1963]

"Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
~~ Alexander Graham Bell [1847-1922]

"A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.”
~~ James A. Madison [1751-1836]

“Issue of currency should be lodged with the government and be protected from domination by Wall Street. We are opposed to…provisions [which] would place our currency and credit system in private hands.”
~~ Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]

“Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history.”
~~ Karl Marx [1818-83], in "The Communist Manifesto" [1848]

“Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal – that there is no human relation between master and slave.”
~~ Count Leo Tolstoy [1828-1910]

"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are."
~~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin [1755-1826]

"Remember, if you don’t like it, you’re wrong."
~~ Amos Vernon

"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything."
~~ artist George Lois

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated thru you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique."
~~ dancer Martha Graham [1894-1991]

"Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
~~ Vince Lombardi [1913-70]

"There is nothing higher-class than real craftmanship, diversity, originality, and the service of skilled human hands."
~~ Bryant McGill

"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened."
~~ Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph [1940-94]

"Desire is the key to motiviation, but it is determination and commitment to an unrelenting goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success [that] you seek."
~~ racecar driver Mario Andretti

"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude."
~~ Gen. Colin Powell

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."
~~ golfer Gary Player

"We don't want equal injustice for all."
~~ Kevin Alexander Gray

"Make no mistake, the Paris Agreement establishes the framework [that] the world needs to solve the climate crisis."
~~ President Barack Obama

“I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.”
~~ British author Virginia Woolf [1882-1941], in her diary (entry dated 17 February 1922)

"Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry."
~~ suffragist Susan B. Anthony [1820-1906]

"Work is not a curse. It is the prerogative of intelligence, the only means to manhood, and the measure of civilization."
~~ Calvin Coolidge [1872-1933]

"What I've told Speaker Boehner directly is: If you're really concerned about my taking too many executive actions, why don't you try getting something done thru Congress?"
~~ President Barack Obama, in 2014

"There's nothing like real love. Nothing."
~~ Shirley Temple {Black} [1928-2014]

"I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something while [Congress is] doing nothing."
~~ President Barack Obama, in 2015

"When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is."
~~ philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all."
~~ Coco Chanel [1883-1971]

"Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too."
~~ Anton Chekhov [1860-1904]

"Cutting libraries in a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague."
~~ Eleanor Crumblehulme

Coffee: Starter fluid for the morning impaired. :: recent poster

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something [that is] completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
~~ Douglas Adams [1952-2001]

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
~~ Abraham Lincoln [1809-65]

"Love is not affectionate feeling but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained."
~~ C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]

"An actor has to burn inside with an outer ease."
~~ Michael Chekhov [1891-1955]

"I understand the concept of optimism, but I think [that] with me what you get is a lack of cynicism."
~~ actor Tom Hanks

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
~~ diarist Anne Frank [1929-45]

"San Francisco has only one drawback –'tis hard to leave."
~~ Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]

"You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul."
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"I found [that] I was repeating myself. It is the beginning of the end when you discover [that] you have style."
~~ Dashiell Hammett [1894-1961]

"Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray."
~~ Persian poet & mystic Rumi [1207-73]

"Frame thy mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms, and lengthens life."
~~ William Shakespeare [1564-1616]

"Always be a little kinder than necessary."
~~ playwright J.M. Barrie [1860-1937]

"Learning is a gift. Even when pain is your teacher."
~~ Maya Watson

"Everyone's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
~~ Hans Christian Anderson [1805-75]

"Talk is cheap. . . It is the way [that] we organize and use our lives every day that tells what we believe in."
~~ César E. Chávez [1927-93]

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

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February 2016 Quotations (60)


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