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If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious,
by William Bennett

If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious,
it is all too easy to make our peace with it.
- William Bennett

The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one
you are trying to master and you will develop the powers
necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
- William Bennett

America's support for human rights and democracy is
our noblest export to the world.
- William Bennett

 

All real education is the architecture of the soul.
- William Bennett

Our common language is English.
And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking
children learn this common language.
- William Bennett

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
- William Bennett

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Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al
Gore is not the man in the White House,
and never will be.
- William Bennett

For children to take morality seriously they must be
in the presence of adults who take morality seriously.
And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
- William Bennett

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

It is our character that supports the promise of our future -
far more than particular government programs or policies.
- William Bennett

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
- William Bennett

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it,
it will avoid you; it will never come.
But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business,
you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
- William Bennett

Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963.
If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy,
give the people their money and let them educate themselves
and start their own schools.
- William Bennett

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be
surrounded by loved ones.
- Kiana Tom

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded
by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up
because I had this horrible psycho father.
Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more.
- Courtney Love

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded
my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

I got into theatre very early, so yes I was surrounded
by gay people quite early and frequently.
- Judith Light

Life is not always like chess.
Just because you have the king surrounded,
don't think he is not capable of hurting you.
- Ron Livingston

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
- Don Marquis

I think I'm a better actress for having friends and
interests outside the theatre.
I wouldn't want to live my life surrounded by other actors all the time.
- Penelope Keith

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury,
that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
- Jean de La Fontaine

They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.
- Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.

We felt like we just got surrounded by this community of friends.
- Scott Wolf

I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
- Freddie Mercury

A mate of mine said recently said a lot of stuff sounds
like you're listening to it outside,
but also like you're surrounded by it,
and I think that's quite similar.
- Sean Booth

That industry expects you to prove yourself over and over again.
Do I stay doing this, or do I raise my daughter and
live surrounded by people who love me? Wasn't even really a choice.
- Lisa Bonet

A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence,
and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area.
And so it went with many country towns around Australia.
- Phillip Noyce

I like to be surrounded by harmonies and fullness and richness and vitality.
- Al Jardine

Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads,
and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are
both surrounded by enemies.
- James Stephens

Both the man of science and the man of action live
always at the edge of mystery,
surrounded by it.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people.
When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
- Natalie Portman

Cows are my passion.
What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm,
and live entirely surrounded by cows -
and china.
- Charles Dickens

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance.
As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
- John Archibald Wheeler

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

We were always surrounded by people who knew us very well and cared about us.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms
with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war.
People were being deluded by someone using the word peace.
- Thurston Moore

This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish.
Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage
of coal and fish at the same time.
- Aneurin Bevan

It is my goal to learn as much about the people I'm surrounded by.
I am slowly widening who I am close with,
and at the same time, growing further away from others.
- Josh Schwartz

I have been surrounded by some of the smartest,
brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing
to risk their lives for others,
by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can.
- Janet Reno

I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I
am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.
- Matt LeBlanc

Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits
know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
- Herbert Spencer

Honest pioneer work in the field of science has always been,
and will continue to be, life's pilot.
On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility.
This puts us under an obligation.
- Wilhelm Reich

I'm surrounded by very powerful women and very progressive men.
- Christie Hefner

I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
- Freddie Mercury

A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
- Francois Mitterrand

There was the joke about Switzerland being an island surrounded by land.
This was never true.
- Samuel Schmid

I'm at a point in my life where I have something solid now.
I'm a peaceful person, and I want to be surrounded
by peace no matter what I'm doing.
- Cheryl James

It's definitely a struggle to prove yourself just as a good human being.
I'm so proud of who I am and what I've become,
the morals I have, and the people that I'm surrounded by.
- Tina Yothers

I need to be surrounded by people as passionate and as dedicated as I am.
- Lauryn Hill

I wanted to become a champ - I was surrounded by champs
in my family and in my neighborhood -
and because of this stupid accident,
I lost my opportunity.
- Olivier Martinez

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.
- Jane Austen

Wherever we halted we were surrounded by wandering troops of Bedouins.
- Richard Francis Burton

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on;
science and art are as well.
- Anton Chekhov

While everyone I work with may not share my beliefs,
I have been surrounded by nothing but support.
- Clay Aiken

My childhood was safe and sane.
No abuse and no traumas.
I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught
me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
- Ronnie James Dio

They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded
by 100,000 unattached American men.
- James A. Michener

I was a late child from my parents, so I grew up surrounded
by people a lot older than me.
I think even when I was 21, I felt like I was a 70-year-old man.
- Jonathan Franzen

People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty.
But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?
- Imelda Marcos

The stage is close to being in the middle of the hall,
so that the performers are surrounded by the listeners.
I feel that we are all experiencing the music together.
- Emanuel Ax

Because of the lack of education on AIDS,
discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.
- Ryan White

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
- Ezra Pound

They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded.
Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and
went in the wrong direction,
we don't know.
- Hugh Shelton

It's a weird scene.
You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're
surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking
you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue

Not only did I enjoy the creative side of Playboy and
enjoy being surrounded by people who are curious about life,
but I also love the analytical and hard business side of it.
- Christie Hefner

You're surrounded by electronic music in New York.
I mean New York is one of the few places in North America
where electronic music is the prevalent form.
- Bob Mould

I was always surrounded by expectation from the very
first race I ran as a 5-year-old.
- Cathy Freeman

Balance is key: I need to be successful in my career to feel fulfilled,
be surrounded by people I care about to share it with,
and have my health to be able to do the things I love to do!
- Kiana Tom


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