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Dick Durbin Quotes and Sayings

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Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
- Dick Durbin

Related topics: Politics

We will have health care reform in America.
- Dick Durbin

Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important
revenues to many states facing their own deficits.
This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes.
- Dick Durbin

You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster.
The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death.
- Dick Durbin

 

It simply isn't fair for senators to cut to the front
of the line when seniors around the country have been
forced to wait for hours to get a flu shot.
- Dick Durbin

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes
to the humane treatment of detainees -
not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- Dick Durbin

Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day,
including me.
Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe.
It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.
- Dick Durbin

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We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices
made by our brave men and women in uniform.
But we must continue to provide them the tools they
need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face.
- Dick Durbin

These are men and women who are willing to risk their
lives in defense of their country.
And the fact that their orientation -
sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot
on our nation's reputation.
- Dick Durbin

We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is
safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments
don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets
and neighborhoods secure.
- Dick Durbin

If we do nothing, as the Republicans suggest,
we're going to see health care costs reach a point
where small businesses can't afford it and families can't afford it.
We're going to see people turned down from pre-existing conditions.
We're going to find the Medicare doughnut hole -
a gap in coverage that's going to hurt a lot of seniors.
- Dick Durbin

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois
rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay.
We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches,
parades and monuments.
- Dick Durbin

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

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

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

We are powerless to redesign the world,
but we have infinite power to create our appreciation of it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

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

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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