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Breyten Breytenbach Quotes and Sayings

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The predominant yardstick of your government is not
human rights but national interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian,
dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for
the sake of America's interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even
if counting under one's breath.
- Breyten Breytenbach

I think it's an area that one writes from that is curious
because it is not a clearly defined partisan one.
- Breyten Breytenbach

 

It would be a tragic mistake for us out here to imagine
that Bush represents the hearts and the minds of the
majority of your countrymen.
Many of your black and other compatriots must be just as anguished as we are.
- Breyten Breytenbach

In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert,
while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency,
even though the ultimate objective is clear.
- Breyten Breytenbach

It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances -
but the criteria of human rights kick in,
surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and
the situation is abnormal.
- Breyten Breytenbach

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Dangerous because your present Administration and its
specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint
in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America,
and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.
- Breyten Breytenbach

Better still - your history has shown how powerful
a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance
to injustice can sometimes be;
I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War.
- Breyten Breytenbach

People are predominant in my paintings.
Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence.
- Ralph Allen

The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Time has the same effect on the mind as on the face;
the predominant passion and the strongest feature become
more conspicuous from the others' retiring.
- Mary Wortley

Addressing global resentment cannot be put off.
If we do not learn to use our predominant power with great restraint,
we will antagonize the world.
- Lee H. Hamilton

In a republic this rule ought to be observed:
that the majority should not have the predominant power.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

For when it is the good that is under consideration,
and the ethical object is predominant,
truth must be considered more in reference to art than science,
if, that is, unity is to be preserved in the work generally.
- Friedrich Schleiermacher

The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life.
It's always been there.
But there's also an incredible passion connected to it;
it's not just a dry investigative process.
I have been extremely emotional about it,
and that comes out in the songs.
- Cat Stevens

While approximately one in every 400 children and adolescents have Type I diabetes;
recent Government reports indicate that one in every
three children born in 2000 will suffer from obesity,
which as noted is a predominant Type II precursor.
- Tim Holden

It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me,
I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant
concern in shooting one of those things is production values -
or as they would say,
seeing it all up there on screen.
- Atom Egoyan

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

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison


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