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Sally Kirkland – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Sally Kirkland

 

My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.

– Sally Kirkland


I had no idea that he was going to write that, but I’ve always believed that insecurity was what would keep you always in your innocence, no matter what the business did.

– Sally Kirkland


So, I think that Marilyn, what she gave the world, and in many ways Kennedy too, was that they had dreams and they didn’t allow anybody to take away their dreams.

– Sally Kirkland


I’m on Governor Gray Davis’ California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools.

– Sally Kirkland


With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work on the California Alliance For Arts Education.

– Sally Kirkland


Everyone should have a moment with Ron Howard in their life to give you faith in our industry.

– Sally Kirkland


I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous one.

– Sally Kirkland


Our church has been legal since late 1960s. I’ve been involved since 1972. I was ordained in 1975.

– Sally Kirkland


I have married thriteen couples. I’m about to do a marriage next month.

– Sally Kirkland


I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.

– Sally Kirkland


I always told, Sandra Bullock was my student when she was younger, I always told her it’s important that we hold on to our insecurity, the wisdom of insecurity.

– Sally Kirkland



Sheryl Sandberg – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Sheryl Sandberg

 

I have a five year-old son and a three year-old daughter. I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home. And I want my daughter to have the choice to not just succeed, but to be liked for her accomplishments.

– Sheryl Sandberg


It’s easy to dislike the few senior women out there. What if women were half the positions in power? It would be harder to dislike all of them.

– Sheryl Sandberg


I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, ‘Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.’ I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it’s not that simple.

– Sheryl Sandberg


And what I saw happening is that women don’t make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.

– Sheryl Sandberg


For any of us in this room today, let’s start out by admitting we’re lucky. We don’t live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited.

– Sheryl Sandberg


If you ask men why they did a good job, they’ll say, ‘I’m awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?’ If you ask women why they did a good job, what they’ll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard.

– Sheryl Sandberg


The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home.

– Sheryl Sandberg


Women are not making it to the top. A hundred and ninety heads of state nine are women. Of all the people in parliament in the world, thirteen per cent are women. In the corporate sector, women at the top – C-level jobs, board seats – tops out at fifteen, sixteen per cent.

– Sheryl Sandberg


So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance.

– Sheryl Sandberg



Studs Terkel – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Studs Terkel

 

I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it.

– Studs Terkel


If solace is any sort of succor to someone, that is sufficient. I believe in the faith of people, whatever faith they may have.

– Studs Terkel


People are ready to say, ‘Yes, we are ready for single-payer health insurance.’ We are the only industrialized country in the world that does not have national health insurance. We are the richest in wealth and the poorest in health of all the industrial nations.

– Studs Terkel


That’s why I wrote this book: to show how these people can imbue us with hope. I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It’s like a tonic.

– Studs Terkel


I hope for peace and sanity – it’s the same thing.

– Studs Terkel


I think it’s realistic to have hope. One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing: ‘I despair. The world’s no good.’ That’s a perverse idealist. It’s practical to hope, because the hope is for us to survive as a human species. That’s very realistic.

– Studs Terkel


We use the word ‘hope’ perhaps more often than any other word in the vocabulary: ‘I hope it’s a nice day.’ ‘Hopefully, you’re doing well.’ ‘So how are things going along? Pretty good. Going to be good tomorrow? Hope so.’

– Studs Terkel


With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, ‘Studs, you’re an optimist.’ I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.

– Studs Terkel


I’ve always felt, in all my books, that there’s a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence – providing they have the facts, providing they have the information.

– Studs Terkel


I’m not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, ‘Yes, we are part of a world.’

– Studs Terkel


Religion obviously played a role in this book and the previous book, too.

– Studs Terkel


Nonetheless, do I have respect for people who believe in the hereafter? Of course I do. I might add, perhaps even a touch of envy too, because of the solace.

– Studs Terkel



Saint Teresa of Avila – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Saint Teresa of Avila

 

To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


God gave us faculties for our use each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people’s, if we are always criticizing trivial actions – which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.

– Saint Teresa of Avila


I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.

– Saint Teresa of Avila



Sydney Smith – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Sydney Smith

 

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession do not run after distinctions and rewards but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.

– Sydney Smith


A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.

– Sydney Smith


Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

– Sydney Smith


Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life let us swear eternal friendship.

– Sydney Smith


A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

– Sydney Smith


Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

– Sydney Smith


Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.

– Sydney Smith


What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!

– Sydney Smith


Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.

– Sydney Smith


Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.

– Sydney Smith



Stephen Gardiner – 14 Quotes

 

14 Quotes by Stephen Gardiner

 

French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture like Roman design, it looks to the community.

– Stephen Gardiner


Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community.

– Stephen Gardiner


Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest.

– Stephen Gardiner


The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.

– Stephen Gardiner


The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.

– Stephen Gardiner


The interior of the house personifies the private world the exterior of it is part of the outside world.

– Stephen Gardiner


The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.

– Stephen Gardiner


Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.

– Stephen Gardiner


What people want, above all, is order.

– Stephen Gardiner


Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design.

– Stephen Gardiner


The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.

– Stephen Gardiner


Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man’s first attempts to order his view of the outside world.

– Stephen Gardiner


Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.

– Stephen Gardiner


The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.

– Stephen Gardiner



Seamus Heaney – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Seamus Heaney

 

At home in Ireland, there’s a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.

– Seamus Heaney


Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.

– Seamus Heaney


Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.

– Seamus Heaney


A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups.

– Seamus Heaney


I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.

– Seamus Heaney


In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.

– Seamus Heaney


Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew.

– Seamus Heaney


Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.

– Seamus Heaney


The completely solitary self: that’s where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also.

– Seamus Heaney


The fact of the matter is that the most unexpected and miraculous thing in my life was the arrival in it of poetry itself – as a vocation and an elevation almost.

– Seamus Heaney


As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.

– Seamus Heaney


But that citizen’s perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based.

– Seamus Heaney



Saint Francis de Sales – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Saint Francis de Sales

 

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.

– Saint Francis de Sales


Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.

– Saint Francis de Sales


Those who love to be feared fear to be loved.

– Saint Francis de Sales


A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

– Saint Francis de Sales


Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.

– Saint Francis de Sales


Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.

– Saint Francis de Sales


Never be in a hurry do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

– Saint Francis de Sales


Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

– Saint Francis de Sales


When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

– Saint Francis de Sales



Stephen Leacock – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Stephen Leacock

 

Now, the essence, the very spirit of Christmas is that we first make believe a thing is so, and lo, it presently turns out to be so.

– Stephen Leacock


It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.

– Stephen Leacock


I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

– Stephen Leacock


Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.

– Stephen Leacock


Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

– Stephen Leacock


Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

– Stephen Leacock


Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.

– Stephen Leacock


It’s called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy.

– Stephen Leacock


Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it.

– Stephen Leacock


A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.

– Stephen Leacock



Sai Baba – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Sai Baba

 

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.

– Sai Baba


Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.

– Sai Baba


What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.

– Sai Baba


Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.

– Sai Baba


The life ahead can only be glorious if you learn to live in total harmony with the Lord.

– Sai Baba


Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. Then man can live in peace, instead of the state of turmoil he has created through his past ways of life, with all those material interests and earthly ambitions.

– Sai Baba


Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.

– Sai Baba


You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.

– Sai Baba


Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

– Sai Baba



Sallust – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Sallust

 

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

– Sallust


All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

– Sallust


The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.

– Sallust


The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.

– Sallust


To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.

– Sallust


A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

– Sallust


Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.

– Sallust


As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.

– Sallust


Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty.

– Sallust


It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.

– Sallust



Stockwell Day – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Stockwell Day

 

As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God’s design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings.

– Stockwell Day


If the Liberals’ law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will.

– Stockwell Day


I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.

– Stockwell Day


Our history is that we can very aggressively, if necessary, and openly and democratically discuss our differences. We have a democratic history in which we come together and vote on these things.

– Stockwell Day


Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives are right and the liberals are wrong.

– Stockwell Day


I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.

– Stockwell Day


Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.

– Stockwell Day


Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on.

– Stockwell Day


My parents did not have a perfect marriage. It was pretty good, but it was not perfect. My marriage is not perfect. My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect. However, that does not discount the fact that the definition of marriage must be defended and protected.

– Stockwell Day


Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone’s right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional.

– Stockwell Day


Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan.

– Stockwell Day



Spike Milligan – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Spike Milligan

 

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.

– Spike Milligan


How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.

– Spike Milligan


I can speak Esperanto like a native.

– Spike Milligan


My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.

– Spike Milligan


And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.

– Spike Milligan


Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

– Spike Milligan


I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge.

– Spike Milligan


It was a perfect marriage. She didn’t want to and he couldn’t.

– Spike Milligan


All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.

– Spike Milligan


Money couldn’t buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.

– Spike Milligan



Stephen Jay Gould – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Stephen Jay Gould

 

With copious evidence ranging from Plato’s haughtiness to Beethoven’s tirades, we may conclude that the most brilliant people of history tend to be a prickly lot.

– Stephen Jay Gould


Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

– Stephen Jay Gould


Contrary to current cynicism about past golden ages, the abstraction known as ‘the intelligent layperson’ does exist – in the form of millions of folks with a passionate commitment to continuous learning.

– Stephen Jay Gould


If I don’t make it, I’ll be very sad that there are things I didn’t do, but I’m happy that I’ve done what I have.

– Stephen Jay Gould


Goethe died in 1832. As you know, Goethe was very active in science. In fact, he did some very good scientific work in plant morphology and mineralogy. But he was quite bitter at the way in which many scientists refused to grant him a hearing because he was a poet and therefore, they felt, he couldn’t be serious.

– Stephen Jay Gould


I don’t think academic writing ever was wonderful. However, science used to be much less specialized.

– Stephen Jay Gould


In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

– Stephen Jay Gould


Science is an integral part of culture. It’s not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It’s one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.

– Stephen Jay Gould


Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information. It is a creative human activity, its geniuses acting more as artists than as information processors.

– Stephen Jay Gould


I love the wry motto of the Paleontological Society, meant both literally and figuratively, for hammers are the main tool of our trade: Frango ut patefaciam – I break in order to reveal.

– Stephen Jay Gould



Sarah Jessica Parker – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Sarah Jessica Parker

 

One of the things that’s great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making.

– Sarah Jessica Parker


I have a lot of responsibilities outside myself. I have a large family. I want to know I can always be helpful.

– Sarah Jessica Parker


I’m very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I’m worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government.

– Sarah Jessica Parker


I never wanted to be a celebrity I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way.

– Sarah Jessica Parker


I remember when I came home from the hospital after having my son, I wore a Narciso Rodriguez black coat. Then, I was using this fragrance that I had created. I walk by that coat, and it still smells like that fragrance. It takes you right there.

– Sarah Jessica Parker


When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.

– Sarah Jessica Parker


I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.

– Sarah Jessica Parker


In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?

– Sarah Jessica Parker


My job requires me to put on a little dress and run around the streets of New York in heels. But I also had the financial means to hire a yoga teacher to come to my house while my sitter watched the newborn. For 95 percent of the world, that’s not realistic.

– Sarah Jessica Parker



Samuel Wilson – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Samuel Wilson

 

It is important to consider whether the sample size selected by the Environmental Genome Project will provide sufficient power to discover most alleles relevant to gene-environment interactions.

– Samuel Wilson


Moreover, environmental health at the local level has become narrowly focused, very much defined around regulations and the attendant regulatory debates.

– Samuel Wilson


One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions.

– Samuel Wilson


The infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should.

– Samuel Wilson


We all recognize that in recent decades, many important achievements have helped create a cleaner, healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental health are not being fully met.

– Samuel Wilson


While the Environmental Genome Project does not seek to assign allele frequencies, we are aware of the importance of accurate allele frequency estimates for future epidemiologic studies and the large sample sizes such estimates will require.

– Samuel Wilson


To maximize our potential to enhance our health and our knowledge, we should remain open to new understanding and evolving technology or resources that might inspire a change in our approach to these important questions.

– Samuel Wilson


I completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1984.

– Samuel Wilson


I spent some time at White Memorial Medical Center as a senior medical student doing a rotation in surgery however, I felt I wasn’t getting enough time assisting.

– Samuel Wilson


I would like the Medical Society to be one of the resources for information about the influences that have an impact on our patients and our practices.

– Samuel Wilson


I would like to promote the concept of a partnership of insurance companies, physicians and hospitals in deploying a basic framework for an electronic medical records system that is affordable.

– Samuel Wilson


One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of information technology in our practices.

– Samuel Wilson



Saul Williams – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Saul Williams

 

I am hoping for peaceful transition into a new age. Obama has already played a great role in initiating us into that vision. If he were to be harmed in any way, it would spawn the birth of a million Obamas.

– Saul Williams


The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art. I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins, downsizes, and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals.

– Saul Williams


Hip-hop is still cool at a party. But to me, hip-hop has never been strictly a party it is also there to elevate consciousness.

– Saul Williams


Why shouldn’t rap be esoteric, able to take in current events, history and criticism? I guess it’s this old idea of containment – that rappers, because they’re black, can’t and shouldn’t aspire to look outside the ghetto for influence.

– Saul Williams


I think it’s a mistake where rap music is these days. It doesn’t seem to be able to look out of the ghetto and that’s ultimately unfortunate, because it defines our limitations.

– Saul Williams


I think we fool ourselves and really negate a great deal of history if we think that the oral history of poetry is shorter than the written history of poetry. It’s not true. Poetry has a longer oral tradition than it does written.

– Saul Williams


I was always making up rhymes. But I never thought that poetry would become my life.

– Saul Williams


More people than ever are slowly but surely turning their ears toward poetry.

– Saul Williams


My father’s a preacher, my mother’s a teacher, thus I rhyme.

– Saul Williams



Samuel Smiles – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Samuel Smiles

 

Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.

– Samuel Smiles


Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.

– Samuel Smiles


The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.

– Samuel Smiles


It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

– Samuel Smiles


We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

– Samuel Smiles


The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.

– Samuel Smiles


Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.

– Samuel Smiles


Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

– Samuel Smiles


Hope… is the companion of power, and the mother of success for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.

– Samuel Smiles


Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession – a property entirely our own.

– Samuel Smiles


Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.

– Samuel Smiles


The wise man… if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.

– Samuel Smiles


I’m as happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!

– Samuel Smiles


The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

– Samuel Smiles


Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

– Samuel Smiles



Samantha Morton – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Samantha Morton

 

I have worked very hard on being aware of my childhood but moving forward and not letting it bring me down emotionally. That is a hard thing – especially when you have children of your own and you remember what happened to you at that age.

– Samantha Morton


Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are.

– Samantha Morton


Catholicism played such a huge part in my life, I would not have survived without my faith.

– Samantha Morton


It’s more important for me to feel content than to be famous.

– Samantha Morton


It’s fantastic to strive towards a nice life where you eat nice organic food and your children go to a nice school and you can afford nice clothes and nice perfume and the hypoallergenic make-up. But there’s never a day goes by, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that I don’t think about where I’m from.

– Samantha Morton


The truth is I had lots of rehab and now I have a clean bill of health.

– Samantha Morton


I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you’re constantly putting yourself in an environment where you’re checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don’t really have a day off.

– Samantha Morton


The thing with me is, if I wake up one morning and I’m not happy working as an actress, I’ll stop. It’s not something I have to do. It’s not a vocation.

– Samantha Morton


I’m not a writer. I think I can write short stories and poetry, but film writing, brilliant film writing, is a talent – you can’t just do it like that.

– Samantha Morton


It’s like I understand images and some people understand poetry.

– Samantha Morton


I respond very well to well-written material and women who have had an effect on society, something tragic or monumental has happened to them.

– Samantha Morton


My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today’s society.

– Samantha Morton


You’ve got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society.

– Samantha Morton


When you’ve been raised in care, rap music isn’t just about guns and sexism. They’re talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It’s not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.

– Samantha Morton


Some directors cast you because they trust you to do the performance – but then they forget to direct you.

– Samantha Morton



Sargent Shriver – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Sargent Shriver

 

As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn’t occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.

– Sargent Shriver


If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.

– Sargent Shriver


Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.

– Sargent Shriver


Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?

– Sargent Shriver


Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.

– Sargent Shriver


I don’t have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed.

– Sargent Shriver


I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an alternative to the draft that life may well be easier at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.

– Sargent Shriver


In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.

– Sargent Shriver


The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we’re not apologetic about it.

– Sargent Shriver


The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.

– Sargent Shriver


Does politics have to be injected into everything?

– Sargent Shriver


Respect for another man’s opinion is worthy. It is the realization that any opinion is valuable, for it is the sign of a rational being.

– Sargent Shriver


Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.

– Sargent Shriver


It is precisely our job as Catholics to speak the truth as plainly and precisely as we can.

– Sargent Shriver


The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.

– Sargent Shriver