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That sense of sacredness,
by Paul Tsongas

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

Related topics: Wisdom Nature Spiritual

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment.
Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.
- Paul Tsongas

Don't fear your mortality, because it is this very
mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy
to all the days that will be granted to you.
- Paul Tsongas

America is hope.
It is compassion.
It is excellence.
It is valor.
- Paul Tsongas

 

When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad,
he knew what he was doing.
- Paul Tsongas

It was a myth that's often perpetuated at commencement
that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe.
Don't worry, be happy.
Everything is fine.
- Paul Tsongas

Our destiny is greatness and we must return to its fulfillment.
- Paul Tsongas

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I want to deploy the leadership to meet the challenges
that face us and to restore America's greatness.
- Paul Tsongas

Let's try winning and see what it feels like.
If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.
- Paul Tsongas

Our only weapons in this war of your lifetime are the weapons of the mind.
- Paul Tsongas

America is the sum of all our journeys as we search
for our national community and our national culture.
- Paul Tsongas

My father's generation gave to my generation a land
of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.
- Paul Tsongas

You are Americans.
You love this country.
Together we are entrusted with the principles that
represent mankind's greatest political and social achievement.
- Paul Tsongas

Thinking in generations also means enabling our young
to have a decent standard of living.
- Paul Tsongas

A commencement is a time of joy.
It is also a time of melancholy.
But then again, so is life.
- Paul Tsongas

This land, this water, this air, this planet -
this is our legacy to our young.
- Paul Tsongas

I am an American.
I love this country.
- Paul Tsongas

I have pretty much made up my mind to do this.
- Paul Tsongas

That's a good question.
Let me try to evade you.
- Paul Tsongas

From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart,
from a clean environment to true equality for women,
from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood,
from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.
- Paul Tsongas

No one is immune from the larger events of his or her time -
the Depression,
World War II, civil rights, Vietnam,
the spring of 1989 in China.
These events intrude upon our lives and radically affect our directions.
- Paul Tsongas

In this era of the global village, the tide of democracy is running.
And it will not cease, not in China,
not in South Africa,
not in any corner of this earth, where the simple idea
of democracy and freedom has taken root.
- Paul Tsongas

We are a continuum.
Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values,
so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead
to our children and their children.
And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.
- Paul Tsongas

Seven and half years ago I began my own journey.
For me and my family it was a time of adversity.
But during that adversity I derived a deeper faith.
And born out of that adversity was a commitment to
devote myself to those people and to those issues that truly matter to me.
- Paul Tsongas

You are part of that horrid expression,
the best and the brightest.
It can be a terrible burden if you let it be,
but it is the great challenge of your time.
And being a warrior in that challenge should be wondrous.
- Paul Tsongas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

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

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

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll


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