Tag: Quotes

Thought for the day 01-10-13

Thought for the day 01-10-13

We want ___________ !   We want ___________ !   We want ___________ ! 

How about “I will do something so that we can have what we want” for a change?

If we keep submitting to others to give us what we want, we will always be slaves.

Bob Marley said in a song:

“Neva mek a politician grant you a fava, they will always want to control you foreva.”

Malcolm X asked:

“How can someone give you what is already yours?”

Quotes of the day 06-13-12

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
– Albert Einstein

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
– Mark Twain

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
– J.K. Rowling

“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
– Malcolm X

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
– Mark Twain

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
– Mark Twain

“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.”
– André Gide

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
– C.S. Lewis

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
– Albert Einstein

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
– Mother Teresa

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
– Albert Einstein

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”
– Terry Pratchett

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
– Helen Keller

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
– E.E. Cummings

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
– Mark Twain

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

Quotes of the day – Dec 21

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
– Thomas Jefferson

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
– Winston Churchill

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
– Mohandas Gandhi

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’m always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
– John F. Kennedy

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
– Maya Angelou

Tupac Shakur Quotes

Tupac Amaru Shakur was an inspiration to millions.

While  2Pac was most famous for his rap career,  he was also a gifted actor, poet and thoughtful while outspoken advocate for the poor and the overlooked in America. During his life, he produced an immense amount of artistic work, which included studio albums, major Hollywood feature films, and published works.  He was most prolific in the music industry, selling over 75 million albums.2Pac’s unapologetic lyrics were relevant, important, and reflective of the hard lives led by many. His music earned attention and respect through a poetic style that embraced street vocabulary while being innovative. Today, 2Pac is still considered by many to be one of the biggest influences on modern hip-hop.

[Cite: 2Pac.com]

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Quotes of the day – Oct 16

Why do we want to test people for drugs and alcohol? Why don’t we start testing them for stupidity and greed? Stating with the politicians. The whole world would be better.

A good teacher is like a candle, consuming itself to light the way for others.

The most important thing you wear is the expression on your face

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
Paul Hawken

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.
Thomas Fuller

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
Emile Zola

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
Emile Zola

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
Peter Marshall

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Robert Fripp

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
Carl Jung

Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes.
Todd Tiahrt

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
Ron Taffel

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Quotes of the day

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

 

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.

 

Liberty and equality…will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost

– Aristotle

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