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One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
by Cal Thomas

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

Related topics: Politics

Sometimes people need a kick in the pants to get them
to do what they would be doing if government weren't
there as a perpetual parent.
- Cal Thomas

Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States doesn't lead it -
sometimes imperfectly,
but mostly with honor - who will?
- Cal Thomas

In violent streets and broken homes,
the cry of anguished souls is not for more laws but
for more conscience and character.
- Cal Thomas

 

America's most dangerous diseases have developed an immunity to politics.
We suffer not from a failure of political organization or power,
but a failure of love.
- Cal Thomas

Politicians have limited power.
They can't impose morality on themselves.
How can they impose it on the country?
- Cal Thomas

No power on earth is greater than a mind and soul reawakened.
Our Constitution begins 'we the people',
not 'us the government'.
- Cal Thomas

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The difference between the more traditional sports
clubs and Congress is that Congress doesn't really
compete against another team.
- Cal Thomas

People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers.
It does not alter the immorality of the act when the
income transfer is carried out by government.
- Cal Thomas

Government has a legitimate function,
but the private sector has one too, and it is superior.
In other words, people are better than institutions.
- Cal Thomas

In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people.
If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways.
Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence.
They are a reflection of it.
- Cal Thomas

As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security,
pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and
infirm to 'free up' more money for the 'fit' and those
who contribute more than they take from society.
- Cal Thomas

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

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

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

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

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- 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

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

One bold inspiration choreographs a dance with promise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous (attributed to Bill Wilson, Brandi Snyder and others)

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson


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