Quotes on CIVIC ENGAGEMENT --FaCET

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The Following are the quotes on CIVIC ENGAGEMENT:

"In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free. "
-- Edward Gibbon, Unknown , Unknown

"Our ways of handling power differences and diverse points of view and cultures should be models of the civic life we wish to engender in our communities. Encouraging the articulation of differences, and then finding areas for collaboration, should be the norm rather than the exception."
-- Gamson, Z.F., Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, 2000

"The problem of education in tis relation to the direction of social change is all one with the problem of finding out what democracy means in its total range of concrete applications: domestic, international, religious, cultural, economic, and political...The trouble...is that we have taken democracy for granted; we have thought and acted as if our forefathers had founded it once and for all. We have forgotten that it has to be enacted anew in every generation, in every year, in every day, in the living relations of person to person, in all social forms and instituitons. Forgetting this...we have been negligent in creating a school that should be the contstant nurse of democracy."
-- John Dewey, Unknown , Unknown

"The work of history [is] to free the truth-to break down the walls of isolation and of class interest which hold it in and under. Truth only becomes free when it distributes itself to all so that it becomes the Commonwealth."
-- John Dewey, Unknown , Unknown

"There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream."
-- Archibald MacLeish, Unknown , Unknown

"When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungary, they called me a communist."
-- Dom Helder Camara, Unknown , Unknown

...some people do wait their whole lives for something, and it's only when that thing arrives that they find out that they've been waiting rather than living.
-- Jane Smiley, Moo. New York: Fawcett Columbine. P. 308, 1995

...the essence of America is free enterprise and human rights. It's why people come here in the first place.
-- Anna Quindlen, Newsweek, p. 78, May 15, 2006

...this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-- Mary Pickford, Unknown , Unknown

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
-- Bill Vaughan, Unknown , Unknown

A citizen, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
-- Richard Henry Lee, signer of Declaration of Independence, Unknown , 1732-1794

A college student at a recent OU football game challenged a senior citizen sitting next to him, saying it was impossible for their generation to understand his. "You grew up in a different world," the student said, loud enough for the whole crowd to hear. "Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, man has walked on the Moon, our spaceships have visited Mars, we even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing .... and uh.." Taking advantage of a pause in the student's litany, the geezer said, "You're right. We didn't have those things when we were young; so we invented them, you little twit! What are you doing for the next generation??"
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

A decent and manly examination of the acts of government should not only be tolerated, but encouraged.
-- William Henry Harrison, Unknown , Unknown

A different world cannot be built by indiffernt people.
-- Harace Mann, Unknown , Unknown

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

A free society is one in which it is safe to be unpopular.
-- Adlai Stevenson, Unknown , Unknown

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
-- Buddha, Unknown , 563-483 BC

A good leader cannot get too far ahead of his followers.
-- Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

A government that remembers that the people are its master is a good and needed thing.
-- George H. W. Bush, Unknown , Unknown

A great oak is only a little nut that held its ground.
-- Anonymous, Unknown , Unknown

A half truth is a whole lie.
-- Yiddish Proverb, Unknown , Unknown

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
-- Jackie Robinson, Unknown , Unknown

A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life's mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself.
-- Richard Nixon, Unknown , Unknown

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
-- Wiliam Burroughs, Unknown , Unknown

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
-- Joseph Joubert, Unknown , 1754-1824

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, Unknown , Unknown

A person is a person through other people.
-- Sotho, Lesotho Proverb, Unknown , Unknown

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
-- James A. Garfield, Unknown , Unknown

A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
-- Grace Murray Hopper, Unknown , Unknown

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up to make new trees.
-- Lawrence g. Lovasik, Unknown , 1913-1986

A technician is a man who understands everything about his job except its ultimate purpose and its place in the order of the universe.
-- Sir Richard Livingston, Unknown , Unknown

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
-- Henrik Ibsen, Unknown , Unknown

A tiny hole can empty a great big bucket.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Actions speak louder than words.
-- Theodore Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

All free goverments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
-- James A. Garfield, Unknown , Unknown

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

All work is empty save when there is love.
-- Kahlil Gibran, Unknown , Unknown

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
-- Helen Keller, Unknown , Unknown

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
-- John Quincy Adams, Unknown , Unknown

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, human rights invented America.
-- Jimmy Carter, Unknown , Unknown

America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.
-- George W. Bush, Unknown , Unknown

Americans are always looking for a magic bullet.
-- William Castelli, M.D., Unknown , Unknown

An education that teaches you to understand something about the world has done only half of the assignment. The other half is to teach you to do something about making the world a better place.
-- Johnnetta Cole, Unknown , Unknown

An institution of higher education is what it rewards its people for being.
-- James A. Joseph, former Ambassador, speech at American Democracy Project Meeting "Higher Education and the Public Good", June 15, 2006

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country
-- John F. Kennedy, Unknown , Unknown

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
-- Albert Einstein, Unknown , 1879-1955

Ask why until you understand.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Attain deliverance in disturbances.
-- Kyong Ho, (1849-1912), Unknown

Be the change you want to see in the world.
-- Gandhi, Unknown , Unknown

Because learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.
-- Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose, Unknown

Being in Congress doesn't make you a leader any more than going to the garage makes you a car.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.
-- Lyndon Baines Johnson, Unknown , Unknown

Change has considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
-- King Whitney, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

Change is good. You go first.
-- Scott Adams., Dilbert cartoon., Unknown

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
-- Henry Brook Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, Unknown

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
-- Henry Ford, Unknown , Unknown

Constant change is here to stay.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
-- Jerry Garcia, Unknown , Unknown

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
-- Ambrose Redmoon, Unknown , Unknown

Crawling still gets you there.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple’s substitute for intelligence. It is the dishonest businessman’s substitute for conscience. It is the communicator’s substitute, whether he is advertising man or editor or writer, for self-respect.
-- Russell Lynes, Unknown , Unknown

Decency is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but it is a force stronger than crime.
-- Robert Heinlein, "This I believe" National Public Radio series, c1951

Democracy described in nine short words: Freedom and Responsibility Liberty and Duty That's the deal
-- John W. Gardner, Unknown , Unknown

Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.
-- James B. Conant, Unknown , Unknown

Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.
-- James B. Conant, Unknown , Unknown

Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.
-- James B. Conant, Unknown , Unknown

Democracy is the short hand we use for our problem-solving process.
-- Francis Lappe, Speech at American Democracy Project National Meeting: "Living Democracy: Feeding Hope", June 17, 2006

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Unknown , Unknown

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
-- Theodore Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.
-- Robert E. Lee, Unknown , 1807-1870

Doing the right thing is not the problem. Knowing what the right thing is, that's the challenge.
-- Lyndon Johnson, Unknown , Unknown

Doing what's right isn't the problem. It's knowing what's right.
-- Lyndon B. Johnson, Unknown , Unknown

Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
-- Mary Manin Morrissey, Unknown , Unknown

Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research. Its proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are economically, politically, socially, and culturally responsible.
-- Wendell Berry, "Thoughts In The Presence of Fear " http://www.orionsociety.org/pages/oo/sidebars/America/Berry.html, 2001

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
-- Paul Goodman, Unknown , Unknown

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

Every fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying.
-- Harry Anderson, Unknown , Unknown

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

Every piece of the puzzle that doesn't fit gets you closer to the answer.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.
-- E.W. Howe, Unknown , Unknown

Every time you swim out to the rock, it gets a little closer.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.
-- Clara Barton, Unknown , Unknown

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
-- Tolstoy, Unknown , Unknown

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Facing it, always facing it. That's the way to get through. Face it.
-- Joseph Conrad, Unknown , Unknown

Failures are divided into 2 classes those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
-- John Charles Salak, Unknown , Unknown

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
-- Theodore Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take up ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, for they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat
-- Theodore Roosevelt., Unknown , Unknown

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
-- Mohandas Gandhi, Unknown , Unknown

Flowers and pricker bushes grow out of the same dust.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
-- Ingrid Bengis, Unknown , Unknown

For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.
-- Lyndon B. Johnson, Unknown , Unknown

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
-- Abraham Lincoln, Unknown , MacKay, W, Ed. (2004.) White house wisdom: A book

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is ours by inheritence; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
-- Ronald Reagan, Unknown , Unknown

From what we get, we make a living; what we give however, makes a life.
-- Arthur Ashe, Unknown , Unknown

Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there; make it happen.
-- Lee Iacocca, Unknown , Unknown

Get your mind set…..Confidence will lead you on.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Getting lost teaches you how to read a map.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Government is not a reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
-- George Washington, Unknown , Unknown

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
-- Storm Jameson, Unknown , 1891-1986

He not busy being born is busy dying.
-- Bob Dylan, Unknown , Unknown

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.
-- Francis Bacon, Unknown , Unknown

He who stops being better stops being good.
-- Oliver Cromwell, Unknown , Unknown

Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.
-- Ralph Bunch, Unknown , 1904-1971

Hitting the kid with the ball might get you the ball, but it won't get you anyone to throw it to.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
-- Andrew Johnson, Unknown , Unknown

Honor lies in honest toil.
-- Grover Cleveland, Unknown , Unknown

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
-- Anne Frank, Unknown , Unknown

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
-- Anne Frank, Unknown , Unknown

I am afraid that too often our preachers entirely ignore what we, the silent faithful, expect to hear in a sermon...They address us as rebels whom they must subdue, as idlers whom they must shake up; as hardened sinners whom they must needs terrify; as the proud who require to be humiliated; as the self-satisfied who need to be disquieted..(They) are never done telling us of our duties and of our neglect of duty...The thing which is really difficult...is to give us a taste for our duties, and to awaken in us a wish to do them and to be generous in the doing.
-- unknown, Unknown , Unknown

I am because we are.
-- African Proverb, Unknown , Unknown

I am haunted by waters.
-- Norman Maclean, Unknown , 1976

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
-- Edward Everett Hale, Unknown , Unknown

I believe I have an unfair edge over most of my colleagues right now -- my mind works faster than my mouth does.
-- Tim Johnson, U.S. Senator from South Dakota,, at his first public appearance since recovering from a brain hemorrhage., Unknown

I belong to a greater whole so I am diminished when others are diminished by oppression or treated as though they were less than who they are. It is not I think, therefore I am. It is I am human because I belong. I participate; I share because I am made for community.
-- James A. Joseph, former Ambassador, Testimony: "What AmeriCorp Can Teach America", Sep 5, 2003

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
-- Abraham Maslow, Unknown , Unknown

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
-- Edward Everett Hale, Unknown , 1822-1909

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
-- Abraham Lincoln, Unknown , Unknown

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
-- Abraham Lincoln, Unknown , Unknown

I do not salute the flag because I have promised to do the will of God.
-- Billy Gobitas, 10 year old, w/reference to Exodus 20:4-6, letter to Minersville School District, PA, starting constitutional cases on freedom of speech vs national symbols, November 5, 1935

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
-- Albert Schweitzer, Unknown , Unknown

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones amoung you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
-- Albert Schweitzer, Unknown , Unknown

I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now...
-- William Penn, Unknown , 1644-1718

I get up every morning determined both to change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day difficult.
-- E.B. White, Unknown , Unknown

I have always been amoung those who believe that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.
-- Woodrow Wilson, Unknown , Unknown

I have always believed the thesis that one's politics and the character of one's intellectual work are inseparable.
-- Whitfield Diffie., Unknown , Unknown

I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
-- Harold Macmillan, Unknown , Unknown

I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
-- Thomas Jefferson, Unknown , Unknown

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
-- Ulysses S. Grant, Unknown , Unknown

I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enought to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.
-- Thomas Jefferson, Unknown , Unknown

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.
-- Thomas Jefferson, Unknown , 1820

I mistrust all systemisers and I avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1895

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's.
-- William Blake, Unknown , Unknown

I must study politics and war that my sons will have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
-- John Adams, Unknown , Unknown

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
-- Augusten Burroughs, Unknown , Unknown

I shall pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
-- Mahatma Gandhi, Unknown , Unknown

I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them....That's all the powers of the president amount to.
-- Harry S. Truman, Unknown , Unknown

I was born a citizen of a free state...however slight my voice may affect public affairs, my right to vote on them is enough to impose upon me the duty of learning about them.
-- Jean Jacques Rousseau, Unknown , Unknown

I would honor a man who would give to his country a good newspaper.
-- Rutherford B. Hayes, Unknown , Unknown

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
-- Bertrand Russell, Unknown , Unknown

I would rather believe something and suffer for it, than to slide along into success without opinions.
-- James A. Garfield, Unknown , Unknown

I'm convinced more than ever that man finds liberation only when he binds himself to God and commits himself to his fellow man.
-- Ronald Reagan, Unknown , Unknown

I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
-- Lilly Tomlin, Unknown , Unknown

If a free society cannot help the many that are poor; it cannot save the few that are rich.
-- John F. Kennedy, Unknown , Unknown

If a government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.
-- Gerald Ford, Unknown , Unknown

If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, Unknown , Unknown

If I saw someone coming with the express intention of doing me good I should run for my life.
-- Thoreau, Unknown , Unknown

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
-- Emma Goldman, Unknown , (1869-1940)

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
-- Noam Chomsky, Unknown , Unknown

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
-- FMEA, Stamatis, Unknown , Unknown

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
-- Harry S. Truman, Unknown , Unknown

If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway…The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway….give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
-- Mother Teresa, Meditations from a Simple Path, Unknown

If you ever need a helping hand, it is at the end of your arm. As you get older you must remember you have a second hand. The first one is to help yourself. The second hand is to help others.
-- Audrey Hepburn, Unknown , 1929-1993

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
-- Jimmy Carter, Unknown , Unknown

If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish you have fed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline is seized for development But if you teach me to organise! then whatever the challenges I can join together with my peers and we will fashion our solution.
-- Friends of Same - East Timor, flyer, Unknown , 15 Aug 2004

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
-- Mary Kay Ash, Unknown , Unknown

If you wait until you're really sure, you'll never take off the training wheels.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

If you want pancakes for breakfast, offer to help make them.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Unknown , Unknown

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
-- Woodrow Wilson, Unknown , Unknown

If you want to zoom down the expert slope tomorrow, you have to fall down the bunny slope today.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

If you wish to, you will have an opportunity.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Ignorance never settles a question.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Imagination is more powerful even than knowledge.
-- Albert Einstein, Unknown , Unknown

Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity. But improve man, you gain a thousandfold.
-- Gene L. Coon and Carey Wilbur, Unknown , Unknown

In politics, the middle way is no way at all.
-- James A. Garfield, Unknown , Unknown

It cannot be doubted that in the United States the instruction of the people powerfully contributes to the support of the democratic republic; and such must always be the case, I believe, where the instruction which enlightens the understanding is not seperated from the moral education which amends the heart.
-- Alexis d' Tocqueville, Unknown , Unknown

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have found that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
-- Ronald Reagan, Unknown , Unknown

It is a condition which confronts us-not a theory.
-- Grover Cleveland, Unknown , Unknown

It is a good time to start something new.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy; to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be fully possessed of the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardor of passion, the energy of action.
-- George Eliot, Middlemarch, p. 206-7, Boston: Houghton Miflin. 1956, 1872

It is far too late and things are far too bad for pessimism.
-- Dee Hock, Unknown , Unknown

It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.
-- Thomas Robert Gaines, Unknown , Unknown

It is hard: to forget, to apologize, to save money, to be unselfish, to avoid mistakes, to keep your temper at all times, to think first and act afterwards, to maintain a high standard, to keep on keeping on, to shoulder the blame, to be charitable, to admit error, to take advice, to forgive. But it is right to do these things.
-- 'Newsletter' Newsletter, Unknown , 1994, February

It is in the shelter of each other that people live.
-- Irish proverb, Unknown , Unknown

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
-- Descartes, Unknown , Unknown

It is not important to be the best…just do your best.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

It is not strange...to mistake change for process.
-- Millard Fillmore, Unknown , Unknown

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
-- Theodore Roosevelt, Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, "Citizenship in a Republic", April 23, 1910

It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
-- Charles Dudley Warner, Unknown , 1829-1900

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little--do what you can.
-- Sydney Smith, Unknown , 1771-1845

It is up to us to change our community by holding ourselves accountable, and the politicians we elect accountable, to making a positive difference in all our communities...Get involved. Stop blaming others. Look in the mirror and ask yourself: What have I done today to make this country better?
-- Sam Sanchez, commentary aired on WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C. and quoted in Feb 15, 1995, The Washington Spectator, Unknown

It's choice--not chance--that determines your destiny.
-- Jean Nidetch, Unknown , Unknown

It's easier to throw sticks on the campfire than to try to restart it when it goes out.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
-- Babe Ruth, Unknown , Unknown

It's only in our minds that we are separate from the rest of the world.
-- Gay Luce, Unknown , Unknown

It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong, not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich, not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned, and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.
-- Francis Bacon, Sr., Unknown , Unknown

Just because we cannot do everything for everyone does not mean we should do nothing for anyone.
-- Bill Clinton, Unknown , Unknown

Kindness is always fashionable.
-- Amelia E. Barr, Unknown , 1831-1919

Knowledge is power.
-- Hobbs or Sir Francis Bacon, Unknown , Unknown

Leadership is the ability to lead oneself so effectively that others are inclined to follow.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Let us be heroes, or, if that's not in us, Let us find men to follow, honor-bright. For what is life but reaching for an answer? And what is death but a refusal to grow?
-- Mary Oliver, Unknown , Unknown

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
-- Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Unknown

Let your life speak.
-- Quaker saying, Unknown , Unknown

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people
-- John Adams, Unknown , Unknown

Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

Like Magellan, let us find our islands To die in, far from home, from anywhere Familiar. Let us risk the wildest places, Lest we go down in comfort, and despair.
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day.
-- William Arthur Ward, Unknown , 1921-1994

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way….you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
-- Aristotle, Unknown , Unknown

Most Americans welcome the voice that lifts them out of themselves. They want to be better people. They want to help make this a better country... What you can do is to awaken them to the possibilities within themselves. Awaken them to what they can do for their country, the country of their children and their children's children.
-- D.Henton, J. Melville, and K. Walesh, Civic Revolutionaries, 2004

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
-- James Harvey Robinson, Unknown , Unknown

My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician; and, to tell you the truth, there's hardly a difference.
-- Harry S. Truman, Unknown , Unknown

My commitment is to truth, not consistency.
-- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Unknown , Unknown

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
-- Indira Ghandi, in Carolyn Warner (ed.) (1992) The Last Word, lived 1917-1984

My natural rights, my civil rights, my political rights, my judicial rights, are all alike ignored. Robbed of the fundamental privilege of citizenship, I am degraded from the status of a citizen to that of a subject; and not only myself individually, but all of my sex, are, by your honor's verdict, doomed to political subjection under this so-called, form of government.
-- Susan B. Anthony, upon being convicted of voting without the right to do so by a judge who penned his decision before hearing the case, An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, 1872

Never accept the initial premise of the opposition.
-- John W. Campbell, Unknown , Unknown

Never do something you will have to lie about later. If you have to lie about it, you shouldn’t be doing it.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
-- Margaret Mead, Unknown , Unknown

Never underestimate your power to change yourself: never overestimate your power to change others.
-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
-- James A. Garfield, Unknown , Unknown

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
-- Aesop, Unknown , c. 6th century B.C.

No act of kindness, not matter how small, is ever wasted.
-- Aesop, Unknown , Unknown

No one can go back and make a brand new start. However, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
-- Author unknown, Unknown , Unknown

No one has learned the meaning of life until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow men.
-- Beran Wolfe, Unknown , 1900-1935

No writer or teacher or artist can escape the responsibility of influencing others whether he intends to or not, whether he is conscious of it or not.
-- Arthur Koestler, Unknown , Unknown

Nobody can pedal the bike for you.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

None of the secrets of success will work unless you do.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
-- G. C. Lichtenberg, Unknown , Unknown

Nothing worth gaining is ever gained without effort. The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live in a free community.
-- Theodore Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive.
-- Sir Walter Scott, Unknown , Unknown

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.
-- Henry David Thoreau, Unknown , Unknown

One man with courage makes a majority.
-- Andrew Jackson, Unknown , Unknown

One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time.
-- Ezra Pound, Unknown , 1885-1972

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment. If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

Only the educated are free.
-- Epictetus, Discourses, Unknown

Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right.
-- Carl Schurz, 19th century public official, author and journalist, Unknown , Unknown

Our differences are politics. Our agreements are principles.
-- William McKinley, Unknown , Unknown

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
-- Boston-NY AIDS Ride., Unknown , c2000

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.
-- William Shakespeare, Unknown , Unknown

Pardon is the choicest flower of victory.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

People need 1) someone to care for; 2) something to do; 3) something to hope for.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
-- Ronald Reagan, Unknown , Unknown

Practice random acts of intelligence & senseless acts of self-control.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

President Lincoln was once taken to task for his attitude toward his enemies. "Why do you try to make friends of them? You should destroy them." "Am I not destroying my enemies," Lincoln replied, "when I make them my friends?"
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

Recognizing and confronting our history is important. Transcending our history is essential. We are not limited by what we have done, or what we have left undone. We are limited only by what we are willing to do.
-- George W. Bush, Unknown , Unknown

Rescue the drowning and tie your shoestrings.
-- Thoreau, Unknown , Unknown

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
-- William O. Douglas, Unknown , Unknown

Sam Houston's teaching career lasted one term. In March 1813, he gave up teaching to enlist in General Andrew Jackson's army to fight the Creek Indian War.
-- Kim Obrien, Tennessee Off the Beaten Path, 1990

Science, engineering, technology. All worthless unless they make you feel something.
-- BMW ad, Brill's Content, p. 16, 1998, November

Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life and not something to do in your spare time.
-- Marian Wright Edelman, Unknown , Unknown

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I'll show you a failure.
-- Thomas Edison., Unknown , Unknown

Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
-- James Madison, Unknown , Unknown

So those who have not succumbed to the contemporary disaffection and alienation must speak the world of life ot their fellow Americans. It is a question of whether we are goign to settle into a permanent state of self-absorption or show the vigor and purpose that becomes us. We don't want it said that after a couple of great centuries we let the American Experiment disintegrate.
-- O' Connell, Unknown , 1999

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
-- Sam Rayburn, Washingtonian, November 1978

Srebrenica's not simply another reminder of man's inhumanity to man, but how intelligent people can always come up with intelligent reasons to do nothing.
-- Scott Simon on the 1990 massacre of 8,000 over the course of 2 days that was watched by world governments via satellite and radio, commentary, National Public Radio Weekend Edition, June 16, 2005

Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at.
-- Carlos Urbizo, Unknown , Unknown

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Study men, not historians.
-- Harry S. Truman, Unknown , Unknown

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
-- Marianne Williamson, Unknown , Unknown

Teachers may think they are stuffing minds, but all they are ever affecting is the memory. Nothing can ever be forced into anyone's mind except by brainwashing, which is the very opposite of genuine teaching.
-- Mortimer Adler, The Paideia Proposal, Unknown

Teaching consists of causing people to go into situations from which they cannot escape except by thinking.
-- possibly William Sparke, Unknown , Unknown

Technology is the most subtle and the most effective engineer of enduring social change. Its apparent neutrality is deceptive and often disarming.
-- Robert MacIver, Unknown , Unknown

Tell us again, for we forget, that work done without love is stillborn, mindless, and lost in the very hour of its deliverance.
-- Ray Bradbury, Unknown , Unknown

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
-- Alfred North Whitehead, Unknown , Unknown

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
-- Homer, Unknown , 9th-8th century BC

The commonwealth requires the education of the people as the safeguard of order and liberty.
-- Boston Public Library, Boylston Street entrance inscription, Unknown , Unknown

The constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
-- John Ciardi, Unknown , Unknown

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment.
-- Robert Hutchins, Unknown , Unknown

The essential thing is not what I do but the significance that I attach to what I do. Once that happens, nothing is ordinary any more, and the most trivial reality is transfigured and takes on a divine and eternal dimension.
-- Boulad, All in Grace, Unknown

The free school is the promoter of that intelligence which is to preserve us as a nation. If we were to have another contest in the near future, of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason's or Dixon's, but between patriotism and intelligence on one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.
-- Ulysses S. Grant, Unknown , Unknown

The future is up for grabs. It belongs to any and all who will take the risk and accept the responsibility of consciously creating the future they want.
-- Robert Anton Wilson, Unknown , Unknown

The goal is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for... The one thing that can't be taken from us, even by death, is the love we give away before we go.
-- Rev. Dr. Forrest Church, Love & Death, Unknown

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
-- Benjamin Disraeli, Unknown , 1864-1881

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
-- Winston Churchill, Sir, Unknown , 1874-1965

The heart is as important as the head in learning
-- K. Patricia Cross, Motivation: Er...Will That Be on the Test?, The Cross Papers, Number 5,, 2001, February

The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.
-- Woodrow Wilson, Unknown , Unknown

The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality will always point in the right direction.
-- Harry S. Truman, Unknown , Unknown

The length of debate varies conversely with the complexity of the issue.
-- Robert Knowle, Unknown , Unknown

The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
-- Frederick Douglass, Unknown , Unknown

The modern university does not exist to teach alone...It exists also to serve the democracy of which it is a product and an ornament...The university rests on the public will and on public appreciation.
-- Nicholas Murray Butler, president, Columbia University, Unknown , 1908, 2 November

The most important political office is that of private citizen.
-- Louis Brandeis, Unknown , Unknown

The most powerful factors in the world are clear ideas in the minds of energetic men of good will.
-- J. Arthur Thomson, Unknown , Unknown

The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
-- Abraham Lincoln, Unknown , 1861

The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
-- Albertt Schweitzer, Unknown , 1875-1965

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
-- Eugene McCarthy, Unknown , Unknown

The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, Unknown , Unknown

The past sharpens perspective, warns against pitfalls, and helps to point the way.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower, Unknown , Unknown

The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrput, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.
-- James A Garfield, Unknown , Unknown

The people, when they have been unchecked, have been as unjust, tyrannical, brutal, barbarous, and cruel as an king or senate possessed of uncontrollable power. The majority has eternally, and without exception, usurped over the rights of the minority.
-- John Adams, Unknown , Unknown

The price of freedon is eternal vigilance.
-- George Washington, Unknown , Unknown

The purpose of life is not to be happy--but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
-- Leo Rosten, Unknown , 1908-1997

The purpose of politics is to give people tools to make the most out of their lives.
-- Bill Clinton, Unknown , Unknown

The right to vote...is the primary right by which other rights are protected
-- Thomas Paine, Unknown , Unknown

The school is the manufactory of humanity.
-- Comenius, Unknown , Unknown

The secret of the universe is this: the universe doesn’t care. That part of the job is yours.
-- David Gerrold, Unknown , Unknown

The secret to living a full life with no regrets and to staying young is to figure out what you believe in and fight for it. If you lose, don't give up. If you win, raise the bar, and then rare back and do something else. And remember that, with the accumulation of years, our responsibilities to the future grow greater, not less.
-- Bill Clinton, Newsweek, p. 52, January 23, 2006

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
-- John Dewey, Unknown , Unknown

The trouble...is that we have taken our democracy for granted; we have thought and acted as if our forefathers had founded it once and for all. We have forgotten that it has to be enacted anew in every generation, in every year and day, in the living relations of person to person in all social forms and intitutions.
-- John Dewey, Unknown , Unknown

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

The world is not going to be saved by legislation.
-- William Howard Taft, Unknown , Unknown

The world is run by those who show up.
-- unknown, Unknown , Unknown

The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
-- David Starr Jordan, Unknown , Unknown

The [U.S.] Constitution was the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
-- Sir William Gladstone, British Prime Minister, Unknown , Unknown

Their message is committed
To hands I cannot see.
-- Emily Dickerson, Unknown , Unknown

There are three ways to handle change. You can fight it and die; accept it and survive; or, lead it and prosper.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.
-- John Adams, Unknown , Unknown

There has been something crude and heartless and unfeeling in our haste to suceed and be great. Our thought has been 'Let every man look out for himself, let every generation look out for itself,' while we reared giant machinery which made it impossible that any but those who stood at the levers of control should have a chance to look out for themselves.
-- Woodrow Wilson, Unknown , Unknown

There is a 4-word formula for success that applies equally well to organizations or individuals--make yourself useful.
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

There is an immense difference between training to do something and trying to do something.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it.
-- Niven's Law # 16, Unknown , Unknown

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
-- John Andrew Holmes, Jr., Unknown , 1841-1935

There is no reason why good can’t triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
-- Harry S. Truman, Unknown , Unknown

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America
-- Bill Clinton, Unknown , Unknown

They said it couldn't be done, but that doesn't always work.
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Ben Franklin, Unknown , Unknown

This government is not a democracy. It is not a republic. It is an odious aristocracy; a hateful oligarchy of sex...which ordains all men sovereigns, all women subjects, carries dissension, discord, and rebellion into every home of the nation.
-- Susan B. Anthony, upon being indicted on voting without having a lawful right to vote., appendix in An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, 1872

Those who won our independence believed... that the greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a politcal duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government.
-- Justice Louis Brandeis, Unknown , 1927

Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become character. Character is everything.
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

Three hops get you just as far as one leap.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Throughout history, attempts to micromanage casual conversation have only incited distrust. They have invited people to look for an insult in every word; gesture; action. And in thier own Orwellian way, crusades that demand correct behavior crush diversity in the name of diversity.
-- George H. W. Bush, Unknown , Unknown

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
-- Benjamin Disraeli, Unknown , Unknown

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
-- Theodore Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
-- George Washington, Unknown , Unknown

To laugh often, to win the affection of children, to find the best in others, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (possibly), Unknown , Unknown

To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.
-- Michael Hanson, Unknown , Unknown

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
-- Somerset Maugham, Unknown , Unknown

Treat people as if they are what they ought to be, and help them become what they are capable of being.
-- Alice Walker, Unknown , Unknown

Truth fears no questions.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

Truth is the glue that holds government together.
-- Gerald Ford, Unknown , Unknown

Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
-- Henry van Dyke, Unknown , Unknown

Versatility is one of your outstanding traits.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
-- Paulo Freire, Unknown , Unknown

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Unknown , Unknown

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Unknown , Unknown

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, differnt dreams.
-- Jimmy Carter, Unknown , Unknown

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at each other; until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.
-- Richard M. Nixon, Unknown , Unknown

We cannot swing up a rope that is attached only to our own belt.
-- William Ernest Hocking, Unknown , Unknown

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
-- Jose Ortega Y Gasset, Unknown , Unknown

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

We don't know who we are until we see what we can do.
-- Martha Grimes, Unknown , Unknown

We have not...convinced our youth that the important thing about a degree is what they learn.
-- Wayne Willis, Lexington Herald Leader, p. A9,, 1996, October 4

We have nothing to fear but fear itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed effort to convert retreat into advance.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Unknown , Unknown

We must be the change we wish to see.
-- Mohandas Gandhi, Unknown , Unknown

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
-- Edward R. Murrow, Unknown , Unknown

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
-- Marian Wright Edelman, Unknown , 1939

We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?
-- Lee Iacocca, Unknown , Unknown

We, and all we can see, are at most a tiny dot in an unimaginably large sea of space and time
-- Leonard Susskind, Unknown , Unknown

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
-- Thomas Jefferson, Unknown , Unknown

What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
-- James Buchanan, Unknown , Unknown

What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us.
-- Henry David Thoreau, Unknown , Unknown

What we believe in is what works.
-- Bill Clinton, Unknown , Unknown

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
-- Albert Pike, Unknown , 1809-1891

What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, Unknown , Unknown

What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?
-- Unknown , Unknown , Unknown

When a man is singing and cannot lift his voice, and another comes and sings with him, another who can lift his voice, the first will be able to lift his voice too. That is the secret of the bond between spirits.
-- Hasidic saying, Unknown , Unknown

When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, ALWAYS.
-- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Unknown , 1869-1948

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
-- Abraham Joshua Heschel, Unknown , 1907-1972

When you see ten troubles rolling down a road, if you don't do anything, nine of them will roll into a ditch before they get to you.
-- Calvin Coolidge, Unknown , Unknown

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
-- Mark Twain, Unknown , Unknown

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty.
-- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Unknown , Unknown

Where there is no guidance, a nation falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
-- Unknown , Bible, Old Testament, Proverbs 11:14, Unknown

Whiners usually play alone.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
-- Andrew Johnson, Unknown , Unknown

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
-- General William Westmoreland, Unknown , Unknown

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
-- Dorothy I. Height, Unknown , Unknown

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life...It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
-- Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Unknown , 1912-

Work has to include our deepest values and passions and feelings and commitments, or it's not work, it's just a job.
-- Matthew Fox, Unknown , Unknown

Work to make a living; serve to make a life.
-- Will Rogers, Unknown , Unknown

Yes, reading history will make you a better citizen and more appreciative of the law, and of freedom, and of how the economy works or doesn't work, but it is also an immense pleasure--the way art is, or music is, or poetry is. And it's never stale.
-- David McCullough, "Rethinking Washington," Newsweek, p. 40, May 23, 2005

You always know the right times to be assertive or to simply wait.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

You are a victim of the rules you follow.
-- Unknown, Unknown , Unknown

You are contemplating some action which will bring credit upon you.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

You are faithful in the execution of any public trust.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

You are soon going to change your present line of work
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

You believe in the goodness of mankind.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

You can either keep peddling, get off the bike or fall over.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

You can go wrong by being too skeptical as readily as by being too trusting.
-- Robert A. Heinlein, Unknown , Unknown

You cannot stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it.
-- Harry S. Truman, Unknown , Unknown

You cannot win a battle in any arena merely by defending yourself.
-- Richard M. Nixon, Unknown , Unknown

You don't get to decide your part in the school play, but you do get to decide whether or not you play it well.
-- Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Really important stuff my kids have taught me, 1994

You have a natural grace and great consideration for others.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

You will be fortunate in everything you put your hands to.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

Young people say, 'What can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?' They cannot see that we can only lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time; we can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment.
-- Dorothy Day, Unknown , Unknown

Your principles mean more to you than any money or success.
-- Fortune Cookie, Unknown , Unknown

 


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