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Our first responsibility is not to ourselves.
by Alan Keyes

Our first responsibility is not to ourselves.
Our first responsibility is to our country and to our God.
- Alan Keyes

One individual doesn't really accept the pro-life position of the party,
and the other...
says he supports it and takes a position that is logically inconsistent.
- Alan Keyes

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high
seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag,
it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.
- Alan Keyes

We must take away the government's credit card.
With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing,
the Federal government would finally be forced to get
serious about spending cuts.
- Alan Keyes

 

We need to get rid of the 16th amendment,
and return to the original system that funds government
with a variety of tariffs and duties.
- Alan Keyes

Christ would not vote for Barack Obama,
because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way that
it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved.
- Alan Keyes

I don't think that has to be our choice...
This party was born in principle.
This party will die if it doesn't stand by its decision of principle.
- Alan Keyes

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It's about time we all faced up to the truth.
If we accept the radical homosexual agenda,
be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives,
we are utterly destroying the concept of family.
- Alan Keyes

The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed.
Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago,
government had no claim to our income.
Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
- Alan Keyes

Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic.
Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure,
not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve.
The people are not masters of the bureaucracy,
but its clients.
- Alan Keyes

When we, through our educational culture,
through the media, through the entertainment culture,
give our children the impression that human beings
cannot control their passions,
we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.
- Alan Keyes

I frankly don't care if you agree with my stand on abortion.
I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles,
and no other standard is consistent with the will of God.
- Alan Keyes

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

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

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Our journey into consciousness of wealth
begins with the realization that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins


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