Quotes of Being

“ There are a lot of empty seats that are about to be filled with corporatists surrounded by corporate hospitality suites funded by $13 million of taxpayers money. That's a pretty sickly witches' brew for a private convention where corporations have poured $100 million into it… ”

- Ralph Nader

“ There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed. ”

- Ray Goforth

“ All say, "How hard it is that we have to die" — a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. ”

- Mark Twain

“ "Hope" is the thing with feathers — That perches in the soul — And sings the tune without the words — And never stops — at all — . ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ Life does not cease to be funny when people die; any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought — particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things. ”

- Woody Allen

“ People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily. ”

- Zig Ziglar

“ There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. ”

- Josh Billings

“ Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. ”

- Dinah Shore

“ I think a lot of players from the USA could come to the premiership. They started there with a blank piece of paper, and have got it right. They have more kids playing Soccer, as they call it over there, than any other sport, but the major league soccer, will find it hard to compete with the likes of American Football, Basketball and Baseball. ”

- Richard Gough

“ A lot of people don't want to make their own decisions. They're too scared. It's much easier to be told what to do. ”

- Marilyn Manson

“ To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ''What does a woman want?''. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?". ”

- Brian Tracy

“ Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. ”

- Dennis Wholey

“ A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone. ”

- Robert Kiyosaki

“ People will not look forward to posterity who will not look backward to their ancestors. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise. ”

- George Orwell

“ While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. ”

- Eugene V. Debs

“ There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people. ”

- Hillary Clinton

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

- Mark Twain

“ We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now. ”

- George Sheehan

“ Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. ”

- James F. Byrnes

“ A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune. ”

- Jean de la Bruyere

“ There are two kinds of liberalism. A liberalism which is always, subterraneously authoritative and paternalistic, on the side of one's good conscience. And then there is a liberalism which is more ethical than political; one would have to find another name for this… ”

- Roland Barthes

“ A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal. ”

- Will Ferrell

“ A lot of people are going to speculate going into this weekend about events on Monday,... And you don't know what the questions are. We don't know what the questions are. You don't know what the answers are. We don't know what the answers are the president will give, what the president decides to say or decides not to say. ”

- Mike McCurry

“ Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. ”

- John Wesley

“ The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. ”

- Marilyn Ferguson
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