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I told the students that we can exert pressure ...
by Abdurrahman Wahid

I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence,
and that we can move towards democracy without violence;
that way,
God will allow it.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I don't talk in ifs.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I do not like violence.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I am a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

 

Well, the most important thing about Islam is that
we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam.
The first one is the institution of Islam...
second, the culture of Islam.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam,
which teaches one to be lenient towards others and
to understand their value systems,
knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

If we cling to the institution of Islam,
then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it,
so because of this we see now that many people are defending states,
defending territories, defending everything institutional
in the belief that they defend Islam.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

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Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

In all of his bestsellers, the Divine has told the truth,
custom-tailored to the comprehension of the times.
- Ernest Holmes

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
- George Eliot

I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.
- Orson Welles

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

I've told my children that when I die,
to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated.
For me, death is a graduation.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

I want to have children, but my friends scare me.
One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours.
I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
- Rita Rudner

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It's not.
Mine had me trained in two days.
- Bill Dana

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a
good defense cannot beat a better offense.'
In other words a good offense wins.
- Dan Quayle

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'
- Sandra Bullock

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

I know that God made the whole world in 4004 BC.
I know because my preacher told me. He's a good man.
He's even saving up all the money we give him
to go to bible college someday.
- Anonymous Humor

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year.
I told him, "At my age, I don't even buy green bananas."
- Claude Pepper

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

The movies that influenced me were movies that told
their stories through pictures more than words.
- Sam Mendes

If you had told me 28 years ago that the largest organization
in the world touching the lives of gays and lesbians would be a church,
I would not have believed you.
- Troy Perry

He has so often told me he is madly in love with me,
but what does that mean when I haven't had a good word
from him in three months?
- Eva Braun

People would ask me why I was doing what I was doing -
but I always told them that I just loved to skate.
There was no other explanation.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.
- Elbert Hubbard

We're given the springboard of the text,
a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama,
and there's a group of people all ready to make a film
and it's a marvelous life.
- Albert Finney

Somebody told me once I wasn't Latin enough,
and that made me laugh.
- Chita Rivera

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles
dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty
of imagination and it's a big problem.
- Alex Cox

I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler.
- Jack Kirby

This was one of the places people told me to go,
it was one the big trips that you should see:
Alaska.
- Jeff Goldblum

But when 9/11 struck, I had a change of heart.
I knew the story had to be told because what happened
at 9/11 is a direct result of what the economic hit men are doing.
- John Perkins

My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist.
They have told me that when I was in my cradle,
I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.
- Toots Thielemans

Electricity can be dangerous.
My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug.
Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor.
I told him he was grounded.
- Tim Allen

I have sometimes been told that my music is 'difficult' for the listener.
- Roger Sessions

Who has sent you against me? Who has told you to do this thing?
- Roberto Calvi

If you had told me I'd be making 62 tomorrow,
I'd say you were lying.
- Aaron Neville

Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have
almost nothing in common except for the fact they've
been told they have lots in common.
- Doug Coupland

It's also possible to have two third person singular points of view,
as represented by two characters through whose eyes
the story is told in alternating chapters,
say.
- Arthur Herzog

There's immense fun to be had as long as you can sort of sneak it past DC.
I have been told on occasion that I need to have more
respect for these characters.
- Garth Ennis

I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk
tales being a woman's domain,
considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.
- Alice Hoffman

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one
who speaks without knowledge,
of things without parallel.
- Ambrose Bierce

Finally, I told them I'd drop out of the management
program if they'd give me an entry-level job in the
newsroom for union wages,
about fifty dollars a week.
- Andrea Mitchell

And I haven't met too many actors along the way that
haven't told me how much the show has meant to them.
It's one of the reasons they say they are doing what they're doing,
today.
- David Selby

A lot of people told me that I'm committing musical suicide with my sound.
- Kid Rock

I told my therapist I was having nightmares about nuclear explosions.
He said don't worry it's not the end of the world.
- Jay London

With regard to the moral and religious condition of the slaves,
I cannot, either from what I observe,
or from what is told me, consider it in any way gratifying.
- Frederick Law Olmsted

I vividly remember the stories my grandfather told
me about the carnage of the First World War,
which people tend to forget was one of the worst massacres in human history.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this,
that I have found it easier to read the mystery told
in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
- George William Russell

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators,
after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Coren

I'm probably the most introverted extrovert you'll ever meet.
Up until I got this show I was constantly told,
'She was really good, but she's just not cute enough.'
- Nikki Cox


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