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A sense of humor... is needed armor.
by Hugh Sidey

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

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A White House dinner is the American family assembled,
from labor leaders to billionaires, actors,
architects, academicians and athletes.
- Hugh Sidey

The problems seem so easy out there on the stump.
Deficits shrink with a rhetorical flourish.
- Hugh Sidey

The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want
to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for
the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget.
As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.
- Hugh Sidey

 

Kennedy did not have to run the risk of having his
ideas and his words shortened and adulterated by a correspondent.
This was the television era, not only in campaigning,
but in holding the presidency.
- Hugh Sidey

The prime minister found something hopeful in the man's eyes and manner.
The 30 or so people who run this world analyze one
another that way and then make decisions of life and death for us.
Scary, but true.
- Hugh Sidey

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere
in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass
to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great,
gray federal wilderness.
- Hugh Sidey

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A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

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

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message,
an advent of sense.
- Thomas Harrison

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
- Ralph Fiennes

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Commonsense is the realized sense of proportion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Common Sense is that which judges
the things given to it by other senses.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einstein

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous,
without being selfless.
- Mortimer Adler

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is
so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
- Thomas W. Higginson

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less
intelligence and more sense than we have.
- Don Herold

There is more of good nature than of good sense
at the bottom of most marriages.
- Henry David Thoreau

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell


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