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Emily Greene Balch Quotes and Sayings

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There is a great interest in comparative religion and
a desire to understand faiths other than our own and
even to experiment with exotic cults.
- Emily Greene Balch

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia
do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor,
the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.
- Emily Greene Balch

Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church
they have nevertheless a vast deal in common.
- Emily Greene Balch

The question whether the long effort to put an end
to war can succeed without another major convulsion
challenges not only our minds but our sense of responsibility.
- Emily Greene Balch

 

It is natural to try to understand one's own time and
to seek to analyse the forces that move it.
- Emily Greene Balch

We speculate as to what is in store for us.
But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them
or at least influence their course.
We have not only to study them but to act.
- Emily Greene Balch

The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as
struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
- Emily Greene Balch

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The future will be determined in part by happenings
that it is impossible to foresee;
it will also be influenced by trends that are now existent and observable.
- Emily Greene Balch

Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal
and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles,
face change full of courage, courage based on faith.
- Emily Greene Balch

The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as
has that of France and Britain;
Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
- Emily Greene Balch

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and
of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost
to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
- Emily Greene Balch

Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the
barriers of time and distance -
the telegraph and cable,
the telephone, radio, and the rest.
- Emily Greene Balch

A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism.
This is still spreading, affecting new communities,
more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
- Emily Greene Balch

Industrialization based on machinery,
already referred to as a characteristic of our age,
is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
- Emily Greene Balch

The First World War, and especially the latest one,
largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords,
especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.
- Emily Greene Balch

These wars appear also to have given its death blow
to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form,
under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions
to be economically exploited.
At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out.
- Emily Greene Balch

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental,
is the modern growth of population closely connected
with scientific and medical discoveries.
It is interesting that the United Nations has set up
a special Commission to study this question.
- Emily Greene Balch

As to judging our own time, and thereby gaining some
basis for a judgment of future possibilities,
we are doubtless not only too close to it to appraise
it but too much formed by it and enclosed within it to do so.
- Emily Greene Balch

Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition,
but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that
this is an era of particularly momentous change,
rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate.
- Emily Greene Balch

A third ideal that has made its way in the modern world is reliance on reason,
especially reason disciplined and enriched by modern science.
An eternal basis of human intercommunication is reason.
- Emily Greene Balch

A dark and terrible side of this sense of community
of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny
which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's
minds all around the globe.
- Emily Greene Balch

In listing these tendencies making for a new world,
we must not forget developments in the religious or
spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind,
where also we feel a strong unifying trend.
- Emily Greene Balch

A major one which no one can overlook is technological
and based on inventions and discoveries which have
altered the whole basis of production and deeply affected social relations.
- Emily Greene Balch

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

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

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye


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