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I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential. ...
by Shirley Chisholm

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.
- Shirley Chisholm

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society
just because that talent wears a skirt.
- Shirley Chisholm

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination,
perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.
- Shirley Chisholm

 

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent,
creative personality, for a fighter.
Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.
- Shirley Chisholm

Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.
- Shirley Chisholm

When morality comes up against profit,
it is seldom that profit loses.
- Shirley Chisholm

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You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines,
whimpering and complaining.
You make progress by implementing ideas.
- Shirley Chisholm

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time...
its idea of meeting a problem is to hold hearings or,
in extreme cases, to appoint a commission.
- Shirley Chisholm

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles
in my path than being black.
- Shirley Chisholm

It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict,
it is the need to escape from a harsh reality.
There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts,
more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts
in this country than there are narcotics addicts.
- Shirley Chisholm

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals
I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict.
When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted,
they excuse themselves.
- Shirley Chisholm

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.
- Marianne Williamson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Marianne Williamson

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

If self-validation were our
most significant societal measure -
we would give trophies to ourselves.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
- John Lennon

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

It is much more difficult to measure nonperformance than performance.
- Harold S. Geneen

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing,
peace is the measure.
- Phyllis McGinley

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top.
Then you will see how low it was.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
- Sallust

We must not measure greatness from the mansion down,
but from the manger up.
- Jesse Jackson

You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick
that measures the risk involved.
They go together.
- Earl Nightingale

The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength.
- Ninon de Lenclos

Man is the measure of all things.
- Protagoras

The measure of your quality as a public person,
as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.
- Ramsey Clark

To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire,
and measure the wind.
- John Lyly

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual
is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
- Ann Landers

Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things
the most important factor.
- Hesiod

One needs a Seer's Vision and an Angel's voice to be of any avail.
I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who
has those gifts in their most complete measure.
- Sarojini Naidu

There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule,
and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
- Leigh Hunt

City governments ought to be abolished,
if only as a public health measure.
- L. Neil Smith

Companies are starting to measure how effective their
customer service is and trying to understand what they
can do to improve the customer service process.
- Sanjay Kumar

Sometimes the way you respond to horrific,
evil deeds is the measure of one's self as a man,
as a nation, as people, as a community.
- James Woods

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken
as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro
family structure over the past generation in the United States.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
- Richard Bach

Whole areas of knowledge and information have been
defined into nonexistence because the system cannot know,
understand, control, or measure them.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

No man can in any measure resemble the scripture saints.
- Charles Simeon

In all human affairs there are efforts,
and there are results, and the strength of the effort
is the measure of the result.
- James Allen

Common sense is the measure of the possible;
it is composed of experience and prevision;
it is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

One measure of your success will be the degree to which
you build up others who work with you.
While building up others, you will build up yourself.
- James E. Casey

The method of magnitude estimation provided a direct measure of sensation.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes
for a measure than the man who forces them to think.
- Malcolm De Chazal

Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians!
I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.
- Anna Howard Shaw

How does one measure the success of a museum?
- Paul Getty

The ability to conduct is a gift of God with which
few have been endowed in full measure.
- Anton Seidl

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have the exact measure of the injustice and
wrong which will be imposed on them.
- Frederick Douglass

Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself,
it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically,
Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
- Walt Whitman


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