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Dick Murphy Quotes and Sayings

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I don't think that politics attracts the best and the brightest of America.
It doesn't attract the most sincere people.
- Dick Murphy

You have the biggest impact on controlling,
on affecting local lives as mayor.
It's so much more important than being a state legislator.
- Dick Murphy

I'm convinced that unless you have some public financing of elections,
you are never going to remove the power of wealthy
interests over elected officials.
- Dick Murphy

At least I make decisions based on what I think is right,
not who my friends might be.
- Dick Murphy

 

Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God.
Your second is to your family.
And your third is to your community.
And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life.
- Dick Murphy

My belief is the majority of people in politics are
just interested in pursuing this career in politics,
and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected.
And if that happens to coincide with the public good,
great.
But if it doesn't, the public good loses out.
- Dick Murphy

I'm not going to rule out running for a second term.
But, I think you have to be psychologically prepared
to walk away from the job after four years.
It's the only way that you cannot be influenced by those special interests.
- Dick Murphy

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

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

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

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

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

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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