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Barbara Castle Quotes and Sayings

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If you've got unemployment, low pay,
that was just too bad.
But that was the system.
That was the sort of economy and philosophy against
which I was fighting in the 1930s.
- Barbara Castle

I remember people who'd had a lot of hardship during the war.
They'd thought we'd won.
- Barbara Castle

You see, another reason for nationalization was that
private ownership meant fragmentation.
- Barbara Castle

Britain in the 1970s was undoubtedly an economic mess
because of the oil price explosion.
- Barbara Castle

 

In politics, guts is all.
- Barbara Castle

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

And that had a powerful appeal, particularly to those
who had been denied the choice to stay on at school,
to go to university, to be something else,
other than going down the pit.
- Barbara Castle

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Why not pool your resources? And so we broke into the
concept of the sacredness of private property.
- Barbara Castle

I remember a big meeting with the hosiery trade in
Harold's ministerial room.
- Barbara Castle

That was not what men and women fought for during the war.
- Barbara Castle

It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time.
Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few
people to rule the lives of everybody else.
- Barbara Castle

He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit,
his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit,
and of course he would go down the pit.
- Barbara Castle

Those were the ideals that drove us to nationalization of the health service.
- Barbara Castle

And that will increasingly dawn on people.
The demand for controlling the commanding heights will grow.
- Barbara Castle

What we set out to do was to ensure that this system
of fair shares and the planning and controls continued after the war,
and when we won, that's what we did.
- Barbara Castle

Another example of that was that even during the economic
problems of the 1945 government,
we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals.
Through the establishment of national parks,
for instance.
- Barbara Castle

Then, with lots of people doing that without ever looking
over their shoulders to see how they were affecting anybody else,
it couldn't work, and it didn't work,
and it just came to a standstill.
- Barbara Castle

It is true that they paid much more attention to the
trade unions because the trade unions were after all
speaking for the rights and conditions of working men
and women in their employment.
- Barbara Castle

It might have been offset for us if the revenue from
our own oil and natural gas that was just developing
had been available to the Labor Government,
but the oil revenues were just coming in when Labor fell in '79.
- Barbara Castle

There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law -
that was all the state provided.
It was very degrading, very humiliating.
And there was a means test for receiving poor relief.
- Barbara Castle

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)


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