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To give up the task of reforming society is to give
by Alan Paton

To give up the task of reforming society is to give
up one's responsibility as a free man.
- Alan Paton

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
- Alan Paton

There is only one way in which one can endure man's
inhumanity to man and that is to try,
in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.
- Alan Paton

But the one thing that has power completely is love,
because when a man loves, he seeks no power,
and therefore he has power.
- Alan Paton

 

You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient,
but if it is right.
- Alan Paton

God forgives us...
who am I not to forgive?
- Alan Paton

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

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I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in
which the world will take pride,
a nation in which each of many different groups will
be making its own creative contribution.
- Alan Paton

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that
is the inheritor of our fear.
Let him not love the earth too deeply...
For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
- Alan Paton

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
- Alan Paton

Who knows for what we live, and struggle,
and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand.
But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle,
is beyond all human wisdom.
- Alan Paton

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

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

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is to give light must endure the burning.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Our world is magnificent - all of it.
Rejoice and give thanks.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.
- Michael W. Smith

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

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Know that the greatest gift you can give the world is your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

Never give in - never, never, never, never.
- Winston Churchill

Never give up.
- Anonymous

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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