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I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked,
by Pete Seeger

I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked,
especially under such compulsion as this.
I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it.
- Pete Seeger

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

But I decline to say who has ever listened to them,
who has written them, or other people who have sung them.
- Pete Seeger

One of the things I'm most proud of about my country
is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties.
- Pete Seeger

 

I believe that my choosing my present course I do no dishonor to them,
or to those who may come after me.
- Pete Seeger

Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung,
because singing is my business.
- Pete Seeger

I feel that my whole life is a contribution.
- Pete Seeger

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Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

Historically, I believe I was correct in refusing to answer their questions.
- Pete Seeger

I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater.
He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax.
- Pete Seeger

Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who
came to America over three hundred years ago.
Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties.
- Pete Seeger

I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost
every religious group in the country,
from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy
Rollers and Revival Churches.
- Pete Seeger

I still call myself a communist, because communism
is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity
is what the churches make of it.
- Pete Seeger

I fought for peace in the fifties.
- Pete Seeger

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived
in small villages and took care of each other.
- Pete Seeger

I decline to discuss, under compulsion,
where I have sung, and who has sung my songs,
and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known.
- Pete Seeger

I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers,
and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody.
- Pete Seeger

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion,
and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience,
no matter what religion or color of their skin,
or situation in life.
- Pete Seeger

I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent
the implication that some of the places that I have
sung and some of the people that I have known,
and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical,
make me less of an American.
- Pete Seeger

I am not going to answer any questions as to my association,
my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs,
or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.
- Pete Seeger

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried
by various establishments throughout the world.
They force people to get involved in the kind of examination
that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.
- Pete Seeger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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

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

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- 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

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

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

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

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

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

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain


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