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I was not a member of the SS. ...
by Albert Speer

I was not a member of the SS.
- Albert Speer

I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured
tanks seems to have been more important to me than
the vanished victims of racism.
- Albert Speer

I would rather not tell you here things which every German has at heart.
- Albert Speer

In all my activities as Armament Minister I never once visited a labor camp,
and cannot, therefore, give any information about them.
- Albert Speer

 

No doubt concentration camps were a means,
a menace used to keep order.
- Albert Speer

It is certain that concentration camps had a bad reputation with us.
- Albert Speer

Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the
German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of
labor conditions in German factories.
Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess.
I gave up both these activities in 1941.
- Albert Speer

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All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect,
and that there was no respirator, and no protection
against them that we knew of.
So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves
against this gas in any way.
- Albert Speer

Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which
in my opinion was normal.
However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft
were telling the workers to feign illness,
and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it.
- Albert Speer

All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as
being utterly insane since,
in view of your superiority in the air,
it would not be long before it would bring the most
terrible catastrophe upon German cities,
which were completely unprotected.
- Albert Speer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

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

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 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

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

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

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

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

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker


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