The entering into our exciting new millennium has inspired me to add this quotes page to my site. May it be a healthy, joyous and peaceful one for us ALL.
Since there is
such a huge
amount of quotes that I'm just dying to share with you guys, what do
say we get right to it without further adieu? Enjoy
"When one door
closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door
we do not see the one which has opened for us."
cannot be developed
in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can
soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a
doorway for the human spirit."
"Men have become
the tools of their tools."
darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love
can do that."
"We must learn
to live together
as brothers or perish together as fools."
"Nothing in the
more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity."
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an
network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever
one directly, affects all indirectly."
"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The choice is no longer between violence and non-violence. It is between non-violence and non-existence."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."
"You don't take
you make it."
"Why don't they
whole plane out of that black box stuff."
"A friend of
mine once sent
me a post card with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from
On the back it said, 'Wish you were here'."
put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time."
put an end
to war, or war will put an end to mankind... War will exist until that
distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation
and prestige that the warrior does today. If a free society cannot help
the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. Those
who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution
We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the
of the world - or to make it the last. And so, my fellow Americans, ask
not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in
Washington [D.C.] is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of
or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,
and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and
daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest
walls of oppression and resistance. Only those who dare to fail greatly
can ever achieve greatly. Some see things that are, and ask
I dream of things that never were and ask why not."
has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant
for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses.
It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class bespeaks an
unrelated to ancestors or money. Some extremely wealthy people have no
class at all, while others who are struggling to make ends meet are
with it. Class is real. You can't fake it. Class never tries to build
up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not attempt to
look better by making others look worse. Everyone is comfortable with
person who has class because he is comfortable with himself. If you
class, you've got it made. If you don't have class, no matter what else
you have, it won't make up for it."
you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make,
who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?"
do what your heart tells you."
"You may say I'm
but I'm not the only one, I hope someday you will join us, and the
will live as one."
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."
"Anyone who has
a mistake has never tried anything new.
"Why don't you
people can read?"
"Peace is not
just the absence
of conflict but also the presence of justice."
"The best index
to a person's
character is [a] how he treats people who can't do him any good, and
how he treats people who can't fight back."
"Action is the
Join the Army, see the world, meet
interesting people - and kill them.
<>"Blessed is he who makes his companions laugh."
dream it - be it."
the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the
you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to
your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come
you without leaving better and happier."
"If I could
reach up and
hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky
would be in the palm of my hand."
"Don't walk in
me, I may not follow - Don't walk behind me, I may not lead - Just walk
beside me and be my friend."
"A friend is
knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have
forgotten the words."
"The mind like a
functions only when open."
"Peace cannot be
through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
"The only way to
of a temptation is to yield to it. "
"I've had a
but this wasn't it."
"Outside of a
dog a book
is man's best friend - inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
"It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence... and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect."
<>"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. "
"War is much too
a matter to be entrusted to the military."
above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something."
"War will cease
refuse to fight."
"We look forward
time when the power to love of will replace the love of power. Then
our world know the blessings of peace."
"The fact is, I
see no compelling
reason why we should not unilaterally get rid of our nuclear weapons.
maintain them is costly and adds nothing to our security. I can think
no circumstances under which it would be wise for the United States to
use nuclear weapons, even in retaliation for their prior use against
What, for example, would our targets be? It is impossible to conceive
a target that could be hit without large-scale destruction of many
"There is no
any individual to have a computer in their home."
human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."
a wise saying and your name will live forever"
"Once I would have described myself as "non-violent" (in fact, once I was, to the point of never defending myself) -- but after a lot of consideration I have decided that what I am now is "nonaggressive."
Violence is the use of destructive force against an object, or a person who doesn't welcome it. Unfortunately, self-defense often involves violence.
cannot claim I am "non-violent" or "anti violence," because I am pro
self-defense. I simply believe that one should never INITIATE violence.
I believe that most people would describe themselves this way if you
put this distinction before them in those words."
"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I am with you kid. Let's go!"
"There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up."
"In violence we forget who we are."
- Mary McCarthy
"The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."
-Lydia Maria Child
"This above all; to thine own self be true"
"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts who you have become and still gently alllows you to grow."
"If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see."
-Henry David Thoreau
"It is never too late to give up your prejudices."
-Henry David Thoreau
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
-Henry David Thoreau
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."
"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."
-Michael J. Fox
"Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. Real courage is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose."
-Atticus Finch of the film,"To Kill a Mockingbird"
"If violence is answered by violence, the result is a physical struggle. Now, a physical struggle inevitably arouses in the minds of those directly and even indirectly concerned in it emotions of hatred, fear, rage and resentment. In the heat of conflict all scruples are thrown to the winds, and all the habits of forbearance and humaneness, slowly and laboriously formed during generations of civilised living, are forgotten. Nothing matters any more except victory. And when at last victory comes to one or other of the parties, this final outcome of physical struggle bears no necessary relation to the rights and wrongs of the case: nor in most cases, does it provide any lasting settlement to the dispute."
- Aldous Huxley
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
- Pablo Picasso
"We challenge the culture of violence when we ourselves act in the certainty that violence is no longer acceptable, that it's tired and outdated no matter how many cling to it in the stubborn belief that it still works and that it's still valid."
- Gerard Vanderhaar
"The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out."
- Chinese Proverb
"There have been periods of history in which episodes of terrible violence occurred but for which the word violence was never used.... Violence is shrouded in justifying myths that lend it moral legitimacy, and these myths for the most part kept people from recognizing the violence for what it was. The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed."
"The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence."
- Joan Baez