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To hear some men talk of the government,
by Wendell Phillips

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Related topics: Government

Responsibility educates.
- Wendell Phillips

To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
imitation is not discipleship.
- Wendell Phillips

What the Puritans gave the world was not thought,
but action.
- Wendell Phillips

 

One on God's side is a majority.
- Wendell Phillips

Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.
- Wendell Phillips

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Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm,
living public opinion.
- Wendell Phillips

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
- Wendell Phillips

You can always get the truth from an American statesman
after he has turned seventy,
or given up all hope of the Presidency.
- Wendell Phillips

The heart is the best reflective thinker.
- Wendell Phillips

If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
- Wendell Phillips

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities.
The loved and the rich need no protection:
they have many friends and few enemies.
- Wendell Phillips

The labor movement means just this: it is the last
noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
- Wendell Phillips

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is
preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress.
- Wendell Phillips

Insurrection of thought always precedes insurrection of arms.
- Wendell Phillips

Power is every stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

What is defeat? Nothing but education.
Nothing but the first step to something better.
- Wendell Phillips

Physical bravery is an animal instinct;
moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
- Wendell Phillips

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
- Wendell Phillips

Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth
filtered through the moods,
the blood, the disposition of the spectator.
- Wendell Phillips

The keener the want the lustier the growth.
- Wendell Phillips

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow,
and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
- Wendell Phillips

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty;
power is ever stealing from the many to the few.
- Wendell Phillips

Debt is the fatal disease of republics,
the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
- Wendell Phillips

Agitation is the atmosphere of the brains.
- Wendell Phillips

If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion,
let it crack.
- Wendell Phillips

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
- Wendell Phillips

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
- Wendell Phillips

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

Today it is not big business that we have to fear.
It is big government.
- Wendell Phillips

Every step of progress the world has made has been
from scaffold to scaffold,
and from stake to stake.
- Wendell Phillips

Aristocracy is always cruel.
- Wendell Phillips

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep,
but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Wendell Phillips

Two kinds of men generally best succeed in political life;
men of no principle,
but of great talent; and men of no talent,
but of one principle - that of obedience to their superiors.
- Wendell Phillips

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

When I hear a man preach,
I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader


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