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Everett Dirksen Quotes and Sayings

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I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

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A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
- Everett Dirksen

The oil can is mightier than the sword.
- Everett Dirksen

 

When a member of the House moves over to the Senate,
he raises the IQ of both bodies.
- Everett Dirksen

But the basic difficulty still remains:
It is the expansion of Federal power,
about which I wish to express my alarm.
How easily we embrace such business.
- Everett Dirksen

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength
of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires
of those who dwell there.
- Everett Dirksen

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I have said, with respect to authorization bills,
that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit
fiscal suicide on the installment plan.
- Everett Dirksen

We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions
of dollars that "thousands" has almost passed out of the dictionary.
- Everett Dirksen

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion;
constitutionality is no match with compassion.
- Everett Dirksen

During a political campaign everyone is concerned with
what a candidate will do on this or that question if
he is elected except the candidate;
he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected.
- Everett Dirksen

We have been through this is biennial convulsion four
or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years,
and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again.
- Everett Dirksen

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

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.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

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

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour


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