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George F. Kennan Quotes and Sayings

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The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to
let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
- George F. Kennan

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
- George F. Kennan

The accords were fig leaves of democratic procedure
to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship.
- George F. Kennan

One sometimes feels a guest of one's time and not a member of its household.
- George F. Kennan

 

The best an American can look forward to is the lonely
pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly
and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before,
where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
- George F. Kennan

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader.
Without a generation of civilized people to study history,
to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and
relate them to its own problems,
history, too, would lose its meaning.
- George F. Kennan

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

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Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

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 PHOTO

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

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

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best is yet to come.
- Ernest Holmes

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Do your best, and always accept life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous


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