Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quotes For Today...

Because you cannot know who you are until you know where you come from. ~ Catch shrase NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. ~ Maureen Dowd

You've got to rattle your cage door. You've got to let them know that you're in there, and that you want out. Make noise. Cause trouble. You may not win right away, but you'll sure have a lot more fun. ~Florynce Kennedy

You always miss 100% the shots you don’t take. ~ Gretsky

If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. ~ Jim Hightower

Every great achievement was once considered impossible. ~ H.J. Brown

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. ~ Robert F. Kennedy

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

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not deter us from support of a cause we believe to be just. ~ A. Lincoln

Rebels and dissidents challenge the complacent belief in a just world, and...they are usually denigrated for their efforts. While they are alive, they may be called "cantankerous", "crazy", "hysterical", "uppity", or "duped". Dead, some of them become saints and heroes, the sterling characters of history. It's a matter of proportion. One angry rebel is crazy, three is a conspiracy, fifty is a movement. ~ Carol Travis

You do not become a "dissident" just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society. ~Vaclav Havel

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Anonymous said...

He who trains his tongue to quote the learned sages will be known far and wide as a smart ass.
Howard Kandel

Mirah Riben said...

Good one!

Howard Kandel
Author of Stoned like a statue: A Complete Survey of Drinking Cliches, and The Power of Positive Pessimism: Proverbs For Our Times

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