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I don't think just scaring people is enough.
by Alan Cranston

I don't think just scaring people is enough.
That worked during the freeze days to a major extent,
but we really didn't achieve that much even at that time.
You have to have more, you have to give people hope
and a vision of a better world.
- Alan Cranston

I don't think there's any one definition,
but to do effective political work you have to have vision and practicality,
and learn how to persuade people that what you feel
needs to be done does need to be done.
- Alan Cranston

Unless you have a sense of values that's shared by
people and turns them loose to do certain things on
their own within those sets of values,
the organization, whether a nation or corporation or citizen group,
just doesn't work very well.
- Alan Cranston

The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering
the world and witnessing great events,
having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders,
appealed to me greatly.
It was a very glamorous life in those days.
- Alan Cranston

 

There will always be nations.
The United States will last a long, long time,
I believe.
France and Germany and Japan, China,
other nations,
they're going to exist.
But they're losing their significance and ability to
deal with certain matters.
- Alan Cranston

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

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

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis


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