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With manners comes insincerity.
by Bono

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Self Values

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

I'm not on this trip as a tourist.
- Bono

 

This is our moment, this is our time.
- Bono

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

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To carry each other is not a burden at all
but a kind of privilege.
- Bono

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

Inspire people to do things for themselves.
Inspire people to think for themselves.
- Bono

Above all else, my inspiration is friendship.
- Bono

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

I actually enjoy being out of my depth - I thrive on it.
- Bono

The right to be irresponsible is a right I hold dear.
- Bono

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not.
- Bono

Objectivity is the cure for depression.
- Bono

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

I'm a very loyal and unreliable friend.
- Bono

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
- Bono

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

I'm not religious at all,
but I believe in God very strongly.
- Bono

I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

I don't believe in wishful thinking.
- Bono

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

There are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

Religion can be the enemy of God.
- Bono

I feel exuberant. I don't pretend.
- Bono

It's hard to believe, hard to be a believer,
when you see the way the things are in the world.
But I am a believer!
- Bono

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth
are rotting when I listen to the radio.
- Bono

The less you know, the more you believe.
- Bono

Don't lie down. Get up.
- Bono

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

Music can change the world because it can change people.
- Bono

Religion often gets in the way of God.
- Bono

You have to open yourself up,
you have to be raw;
and you have to reveal yourself,
and sometimes it's very difficult.
- Bono

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

U2 is an original species...
there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

I come from Ireland and I've seen the damage of religious warfare.
I am a believer. I don't wear the badge on the outside
but it is on the inside.
- Bono

U2 is an original species...
there are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

We can, if we get up off our ass, change the world.
- Bono

Everywhere I look, I see the evidence of a creator.
But I don't see it as religion,
which has cut Irish people in two.
I don't see Jesus Christ as being
in any part of a religion.
Religion to me is almost like when God leaves -
and people devise a set of rules to fill the space.
- Bono

Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd.
In the past, U2 was trying to duck that.
Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss.
- Bono

People should be angry about a lot of things
and the peace-and-love thing
doesn't sit comfortably with me at all.
- Bono

So what we're talking about here is human rights.
The right to live like a human.
The right to live, period.
And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented
threat to human dignity and equality.
- Bono

What turns me on about the digital age,
what excited me personally, is that you have closed
the gap between dreaming and doing.
You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song,
you needed a studio and a producer.
Now, you need a laptop.
- Bono

Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind.
Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said,
'Would you take my son with you?' He knew,
in Ireland, that his son would live,
and that in Ethiopia,
his son would die.
- Bono

The fact is that ours is the first generation that
can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye,
look across the ocean to Africa, and say this,
and mean it.
We do not have to stand for this.
A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.
- Bono

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not.
The church is going to have to become the conscience
of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world -
and stop being its apologist.
- Bono

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice.
It makes a farce of our idea of equality.
It mocks our pieties.
It doubts our concern.
It questions our commitment.
Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa,
and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be
allowed to happen anywhere else.
- Bono

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
Now at what point does an unpopular conviction
interfere with your own human rights?
Forced female circumcision, for instance.
The Catholic Church's stance on contraception.
The list goes on. You know, God has some really weird kids,
and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.
- Bono

Africa is a continent in flames.
And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us,
we would all do more to put the fire out.
We're standing around with watering cans,
when what we really need is the fire brigade.
- Bono

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream.
But idealism allied with pragmatism,
with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit,
is very exciting.
It's very real.
It's very strong.
- Bono

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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