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Bob Goodlatte Quotes and Sayings

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The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree.
It is truly a part of our national heritage and it
merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree.
- Bob Goodlatte

Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes,
farms and small businesses to make way for shopping
malls or other developments.
- Bob Goodlatte

The visa lottery system poses a national security threat.
Under the program, each successful applicant is chosen
at random and given the status of permanent resident based on pure luck.
- Bob Goodlatte

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

 

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

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When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall,
but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
- Thomas Carlyle

While the hollow oak our palace is, Our heritage the sea.
- Allan Cunningham

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down
and it's not what they expect Florida to be,
the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean.
- David Jones

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut,
that held its ground.
- David Icke

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A young man, be his merit what it will,
can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oak,
twine himself round some man of great power and interest.
- Philip Stanhope

In creating, the only hard thing is to begin:
a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
- James Russell Lowell

And Seaman, just like a falling oak,
manages to change direction.
- John Motson

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
- George Herbert

So they all went away from the little log house.
The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go.
It stayed there inside the log fence,
behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime
had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our success in this matter is important to all Americans.
Whether you are in the forest land business or just
enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn,
we all have an interest in this important issue.
- Leonard Boswell

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg,
and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
- James Allen

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

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

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

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

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

Only when life is difficult,
are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Our world is magnificent - all of it.
Rejoice and give thanks.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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