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It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly.
by Robert Kennedy

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly.
The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity,
by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
- Robert Kennedy

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago:
to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.
- Robert Kennedy

I believe that, as long as there is plenty,
poverty is evil.
- Robert Kennedy

 

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
- Robert Kennedy

Progress is a nice word.
But change is its motivator.
And change has its enemies.
- Robert Kennedy

The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
- Robert Kennedy

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People say I am ruthless.
I am not ruthless.
And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless,
I shall destroy him.
- Robert Kennedy

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom,
not a guide by which to live.
- Robert Kennedy

I was the seventh of nine children.
When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.
- Robert Kennedy

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

Now I can go back to being ruthless again.
- Robert Kennedy

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves.
What is equally true is that every community gets the
kind of law enforcement it insists on.
- Robert Kennedy

I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack,
after all he's been through, never worried about it
I thought it would be me.
- Robert Kennedy

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity,
the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
- Robert Kennedy

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world,
but we don't.
And if our times are difficult and perplexing,
so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
- Robert Kennedy

What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists,
is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant.
The evil is not what they say about their cause,
but what they say about their opponents.
- Robert Kennedy

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we,
all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior,
and God is there, and we look up and He is not white?
What then is our response?
- Robert Kennedy

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself;
but each of us can work to change a small portion of events,
and in the total; of all those acts will be written
the history of this generation.
- Robert Kennedy

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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 mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

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)

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

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

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu


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