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The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. ...
by Abbie Hoffman

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
- Abbie Hoffman

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

I believe in compulsory cannibalism.
If people were forced to eat what they killed,
there would be no more wars.
- Abbie Hoffman

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
- Abbie Hoffman

 

Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.
- Abbie Hoffman

Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
- Abbie Hoffman

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- Abbie Hoffman

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Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman

Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life.
Make war on machines.
And in particular the sterile machines of corporate
death and the robots that guard them.
- Abbie Hoffman

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
- Abbie Hoffman

The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
- Abbie Hoffman

The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap,
sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
- Abbie Hoffman

To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars
of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
- Abbie Hoffman

Never impose your language on people you wish to reach.
- Abbie Hoffman

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.
- Abbie Hoffman

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
- Abbie Hoffman

Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.
- Abbie Hoffman

Understand that legal and illegal are political,
and often arbitrary, categorizations;
use and abuse are medical,
or clinical, distinctions.
- Abbie Hoffman

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,
not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
- Abbie Hoffman

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology,
nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade.
It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
- Abbie Hoffman

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain


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