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Alexander Cockburn Quotes and Sayings

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A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer
is a soul open to any religious infection.
- Alexander Cockburn

The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice,
rather than contradict it.
- Alexander Cockburn

They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty,
which is nonsense since it implies that in times of
peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.
- Alexander Cockburn

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost -
the lost valleys of the imagination.
- Alexander Cockburn

 

Be careful about Burma.
Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand,
or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
- Alexander Cockburn

The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier,
not the dagger of the assassin.
- Alexander Cockburn

Her face betokened all things dear and good,
The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep,
and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts,
like flowers would drift away.
- Jean Ingelow

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He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish
illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
- Isaiah Berlin

Every second is mapped out and he has this total childish
fascination with color and shapes and sequences.
- Meg White

Dare to err and to dream.
Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
- Friedrich Schiller

A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior.
Most great comics are doing such silly things;
you'd say,
'That's what a child would do.'
- Gene Wilder

To know God better is only to realize how impossible
it is that we should ever know him at all.
I know not which is more childish to deny him,
or define him.
- Samuel Butler

Dying people often become childish.
- Georg Buchner

When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest.
I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind,
before I had learned to read and write.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Acting is a nice childish profession -
pretending you're someone else and,
at the same time, selling yourself.
- Katharine Hepburn

The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion,
and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the
most childish pieces of folly.
- Matthew Hale

For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is:
childish dependency.
- Albert Ellis

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly.
We grow partially. We are relative.
We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
- Anais Nin

There is no explanation for evil.
It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe.
To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
- W. Somerset Maugham

You say he's childish, but he's very professional about business transactions.
- Martin Bashir

If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.
- Frederick Buechner

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

You can be childlike without being childish.
- Christopher Meloni

I count religion but a childish toy,
and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
- Christopher Marlowe

"Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant,
like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls.
- Craig Shirley

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover;
it is kept alive by hope and fear,
by childish faith, and by cowardice.
- Clarence Darrow

I loved to write when I was a child.
I wrote, but I always thought it was something that you did as a child,
then you put away childish things.
- Rita Dove

Age does not make us childish, as some say;
it finds us true children.
- James Anthony Froude

You can be childlike without being childish.
A child always wants to have fun.
Ask yourself, "Am I having fun?"
- Christopher Meloni

Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational -
but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?
- Judith Viorst

Send forth the child and childish man together,
and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state,
and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
- Charles Dickens

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest;
we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music.
Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Living in that childish wonder is a most beautiful feeling -
I can so well remember it.
There was always something more - behind and beyond everything -
to me,
the golden spectacles were very, very big.
- Kate Greenaway

There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour -
people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them -
but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.
- Adrian Edmondson

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you
should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well.
I did not think of them much at the time,
but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well,
good as new.
- John Steinbeck

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is my day to see in myself the face of god.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I See Spirit In The Face of Everyone I Meet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see God face to face every hour,
and know the savor of Nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

When the universal sacraments of compassion and joy
fill the vast cathedral of our being,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are the Face of God
- Karen Drucker

Look In The Mirror to See The Face Of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to see myself as the face of god:
my mind sparks, and my soul sparkles;
my peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life;
I am a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Today is your day to see in yourself the face of god.
Your mind sparks, your soul sparkles.
Your peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life.
You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever I look at a human face today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi


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