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I've always shied away from conventional wisdom,
by Peter Jennings

I've always shied away from conventional wisdom,
though I know the power of it.
- Peter Jennings

Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
- Peter Jennings

As a journalist, one tends to think there's nothing off limits.
- Peter Jennings

Do I think I was put here on earth to be a journalist and to seek truth? No,
I don't.
- Peter Jennings

 

Do we elect a man because of what he stands for,
because of where he stands on the issues,
because how he makes the nation feel?
- Peter Jennings

I don't think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks
that we are a left-wing or a right-wing organization.
- Peter Jennings

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and
spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist.
- Peter Jennings

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I think you can be cynical about religion on occasion,
and certainly skeptical about the degree to which some
people use religion to manipulate other people.
- Peter Jennings

Al Gore has dedicated his life to detail.
George W. Bush has not.
He's the first to admit it.
- Peter Jennings

I'm not a slave to objectivity.
I'm never quite sure what it means.
And it means different things to different people.
- Peter Jennings

I'm a reporter.
I'm not a scholar.
- Peter Jennings

Whatever you may think of Mrs.
Clinton as a character, I think she believes quite
strongly in public service.
- Peter Jennings

Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters.
- Peter Jennings

I don't think a reporter should give advice or make predictions.
- Peter Jennings

I'm a little concerned about this notion everybody
wants us to be objective.
- Peter Jennings

Scholars will argue with each other about everything.
- Peter Jennings

The candidate out front on Labor Day has historically
been the one who stayed ahead in November.
- Peter Jennings

I think sometimes negative campaigning,
like so much, is in the eye of the beholder,
and I don't think we'll ever get rid of it.
- Peter Jennings

I'm a big fan of CNN.
I watched it from the beginning.
- Peter Jennings

If you tailor your news viewing so that you only get one point of view,
well of course you're going to think somebody else
has got a different point of view,
and it may be wrong.
- Peter Jennings

Every candidate goes into every debate hoping that
they can own a particular moment.
- Peter Jennings

I think it's impossible for any of us not to find television,
and the political process at its best on television,
compelling.
- Peter Jennings

I think Chris Matthews is a very bright guy.
I'd listen to him even if he didn't shout at people.
- Peter Jennings

It is essential for politicians to make a connection with us,
as Franklin Roosevelt did, as Teddy Roosevelt did,
as John F. Kennedy did, as Ronald Reagan did.
- Peter Jennings

I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution,
Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
- Peter Jennings

I was raised with the notion that it was OK to ask questions,
and it was OK to say, I'm not sure.
I believe, but I'm not quite so certain about the resurrection.
- Peter Jennings

A couple of weeks is a long time in American politics.
- Peter Jennings

I'm an immigrant and I've always wanted to write something about America.
- Peter Jennings

I think I am very mainstream - I'm committed to good works in my life.
- Peter Jennings

I have gone through a period of seeking to understand
what or how strong or what are the connections I have to God.
- Peter Jennings

I think I came to see Islam, or at least one part of Islam,
as an important defense mechanism against the commercialization of the world.
- Peter Jennings

Don't be confused that my interest in religion,
faith, and spirituality is driven by any sense of faith
or spirituality of my own.
- Peter Jennings

There's no such thing as an independent person.
- Peter Jennings

Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it.
And be courteous.
- Peter Jennings

George W. had a plan.
He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas,
which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam.
- Peter Jennings

The one thing that I have done really well in my life is be a father.
- Peter Jennings

We have been through a period where we see power leaching away from Washington.
Who is more important in the world today:
Bill Clinton or Bill Gates? I don't know.
- Peter Jennings

What's happened - in our country, anyhow -
is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall,
that tie - and - tails philharmonic image.
- Chuck Mangione

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

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

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The regrets and resentments etched in a heart
remain until they are cleansed away with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.
- Michael W. Smith

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
- Henry David Thoreau

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away.
- the movie Shrek 2


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