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Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:09 PM

Some quotes that seem appropriate at this juncture

Last edited Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:53 PM - Edit history (1)

There are so many posts here that sap the hope and confidence we need to bring about change of any kind. I find these quotes to be a good antidote.

"Every great dream, begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
--Harriet Tubman


"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
-- Goethe


"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds."
-- Dinos Christianopoulos


"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled the humiliating question arises 'Why then are you not taking part in them?'"
-- H.G. Wells


"Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight."
-- Bob Marley


"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-- Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream."
--C.S.Lewis


"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
-- Samuel Adams


"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
-- Frederick Douglass


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
-- Helen Keller


"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
-- Helen Keller


"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
-- David Lloyd George


"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
--John Quincy Adams


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


"It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result."
-- Mahatma Gandhi


"The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists."
-- Martin Luther King Jr.

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Reply Some quotes that seem appropriate at this juncture (Original post)
pat_k Apr 2016 OP
merrily Apr 2016 #1
jwirr Apr 2016 #5
pat_k Apr 2016 #7
Fresh_Start Apr 2016 #2
pat_k Apr 2016 #8
Fresh_Start Apr 2016 #9
jillan Apr 2016 #3
pat_k Apr 2016 #12
oldandhappy Apr 2016 #4
pat_k Apr 2016 #13
oldandhappy Apr 2016 #14
lagomorph777 Apr 2016 #6
pat_k Apr 2016 #15
SwampG8r Apr 2016 #10
Punkingal Apr 2016 #11

Response to pat_k (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:13 PM

1. I have always loved the "seeds" quote. These are wonderful. Thank you.

I also have always loved the one from Thoreau, but it's not as compact and catchy. Imprisoned for failing to pay taxes because he was anti-war, Thoreau had a visit from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson asked, "Henry, what are you doing in there?" Thoreau's response: “Waldo, the question is what are you doing out there?”

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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:44 PM

5. I love them both but Thoreau was so right.

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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:03 PM

7. Me too.

When I feel immobilized and "buried" by the power of the opposition, the notion of seeds helps get me moving again. It's such a simple and compelling thought.

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Response to pat_k (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:19 PM

2. Much appreciated

May I donate a few others for consideration?

Every great dream, begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. C.S.Lewis

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:55 PM

8. Love them! Added to OP.

Harriet Tubman is now first.

C.S. Lewis after Dr. Suess.

John Quincy Adams before Anne Frank.

And see the Edit History for a big Thank You!

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Response to pat_k (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:59 PM

9. That was very kind. TYVM

They seemed very appropriate for this primary season in particular.
There is nothing wrong with having big dreams.

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Response to pat_k (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:23 PM

3. Amazing post pat!! Love each and everyone of these quotes.

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Response to jillan (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 07:54 PM

12. Thanks!

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Response to pat_k (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:28 PM

4. Thank you lots. Love the idea of 'seeds'.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 08:53 PM

13. As I replied...

.. to merrily above, when I feel immobilized and "buried" by the power of the opposition, the notion of seeds helps get me moving again. It's such a simple and compelling thought.

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Response to pat_k (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 08:55 PM

14. Yes. And water the roots well, smile.

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Response to pat_k (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 03:46 PM

6. These quotes are worth a whole lot more money than

all the paid Hill Shills in the world.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:41 PM

15. Yes they are!

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Response to pat_k (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 05:14 PM

10. K&r

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Response to pat_k (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 06:50 PM

11. K&R

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