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Abdurrahman Wahid Quotes and Sayings

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I don't talk in ifs.
- Abdurrahman Wahid

I do not like violence.
- 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 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

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

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

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Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

The less food, the more time to talk,
the more to talk about.
- Damon Wayans

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair

I'm very girly.
I love to talk about diets, exercise,
kids, make-up.
- Rachel Hunter

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Everyone should have at least two friends -
one to talk to and one to talk about.
- Anonymous

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?
- Donald E. Westlake

I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
- Howard Nemerov

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

We did talk about cheese on our first date.
- Jane Kaczmarek

There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who
wanted me to come talk to them,
and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences.
I can't tell you why.
- Jim Harrison

When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life,
but of all life on Earth and of the life which must
exist upon other planets throughout the universe.
- Clifford D. Simak

I think it's sort of disrespectful to the partner you're
having sex with to talk about it.
- Gretchen Mol

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time.
It's when you make your best friends -
I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to.
You get the best and the worst as a teen.
You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.
- Sophia Bush

I can walk down the street all day and people look at me,
but they don't talk to me or stop me.
- Scott Speedman

I'm a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me.
He would be cool.
He would talk to me.
- Mike Tyson

What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves!
Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.
- Augustus Hare

I can't talk about anything or write about anything
if I don't understand it.
So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of
the time that I spend is understanding.
- Alton Brown

I'd rather get back to making art than talk about it.
- Jock Sturges

I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films;
I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
- Michael Ironside

And what always struck me about that war period was
how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people's morale.
- Barbara Castle

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
- Franklin P. Jones

When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to
talk about being professional in IT.
Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about
sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way,
I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects.
- Anita Hill

If we had a hard time, my mother would sit me down
and we would talk about it,
and she kept talking and kept processing until we started to laugh about it.
- Liza Minelli

I always try to think before I talk.
- Margaret Chase Smith

To speak and to speak well, are two things.
A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
- Ben Jonson


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