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I would not wish to imply that most industrial ...
by William Lyon Mackenzie King

I would not wish to imply that most industrial accidents are due to intemperance.
But, certainly, temperance has never failed to reduce their number.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Self-denial and self-discipline, however,
will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Let it be remembered, too, that at a time of war,
nearly every one is under great strain.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

From the outset of the war, the Canadian people have
clearly shown that it is their desire to help in every
way to make Canada's war effort as effective as possible.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

 

Workers in industry are the partners in war of the fighting forces.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Few would venture to deny the advantages of temperance
in increasing the efficiency of a nation at war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The increased consumption of alcoholic beverages in
Canada since the outbreak of war is one evidence of this.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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The greatly increased consumption of alcoholic beverages
is very largely a direct result of the increased purchasing
power created by wartime expenditures.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

As to the advantages of temperance in the training
of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members
of the forces themselves,
there can be no doubt in the world.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be,
temperance is something against which,
at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I really believe my greatest service is in the many unwise steps I prevent.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Every hour of useful work is precious.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Once a nation parts with the control of its credit,
it matters not who makes the laws.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol
and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other
single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits,
are essentially a temperate people.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that
counts most in Government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Where there is little or no public opinion,
there is likely to be bad government,
which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Each year, therefore, a dollar spent on alcoholic beverages
has purchased a smaller quantity.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Usury once in control will wreck the nation.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

For one cause or another, it has become necessary to
impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities,
including not a few of the necessities of life.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

There can be little doubt that absence from work,
and inefficient work, are frequently due to intemperance.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and
progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and
daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the
physical dangers they may encounter.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Only the man who disciplines himself strictly can stand
for long the terrific pace of modern war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed,
the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and
urgently strive toward a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Temperance is essential, if the services of men and
women are to be employed to the best and most useful effect according,
to the physical capacity and ability of each.
Nothing less will assure a total effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Just when we most need to be clearheaded,
in order to face the hard facts before us,
there is all too frequently a very real inclination
to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit
is restored to government and recognized as its most
conspicuous and sacred responsibility,
all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

On behalf of the federal government,
I wish now publicly to appeal to the provinces to lend
their co-operation in furthering our country's war
effort by effecting at as early a date as may be possible
this much needed restriction.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak;
of war,
the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported
released for sale in Canada,
amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what
the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages
in wartime means in increased risk,
and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country
a steady increase in the consumption of spirits,
wine and beer.
It is estimated that in dollar volume,
the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

When gasoline and rubber are rationed,
electric power and transport facilities are becoming increasingly scarce,
and manpower shortages are developing,
it is difficult for people to understand their increased
use for other than the most vital needs of war.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to
members of our armed forces,
it is because we are all especially concerned for the
welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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