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Henry Steele Commager Quotes and Sayings

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The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose,
for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

It's awfully hard to be the son of a great man and
also of a half-crazy woman.
- Henry Steele Commager

Censorship always defeats it own purpose,
for it creates in the end the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

Men in authority will always think that criticism of
their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies with patriotism,
and find criticism subversive.
- Henry Steele Commager

 

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

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Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded.
In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
- Winston Churchill

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the
refrigerator are so far apart,
some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
- Joey Adams

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact.
And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
- John Lennon

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the
fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
- Gerhard Schroeder

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

Every known fact in natural science was divined
by the presentiment of somebody,
before it was actually verified.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

It is a fact that cannot be denied:
the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness
because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
- Carl Jung

Belief creates the actual fact.
- William James

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time
to save money is when you have some.
- Joe Moore

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability
of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind,
and that state of the mind can only be described
by presenting that natural appearance as its picture.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth
can ever turn it into a fact.
- Honore de Balzac

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb
cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
- Dave Barry

The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the
one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue.
It has brought me deep happiness.
- Clayton Christensen

I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted
by acting and loves behaviour.
- Ben Kingsley

I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction.
This is not however to say that writing good fantasy
does not involve doing good research.
- Sarah Zettel

Johnny Depp is so special that he is like a Martian.
In fact, that's what I call him, Martian.
- Penelope Cruz

Whatever success I may have attained is due to the
fact that since I was old enough to work at all,
my ambition has never deserted me.
- Anna Held

One of the things I wanted to introduce in The Same
Sea beyond transcending the conflict,
is the fact that deep down below all our secrets are the same.
- Amos Oz

Parks are idealizations of nature, but nature in fact
is not a condition of the ideal.
- Robert Smithson

I think the thing is with a movie that has this much science fiction in it;
you need characters who are more science fact,
if you know what I mean, than they are human.
- Joe Morton

As it turns out, social scientists have established
only one fact about single women's mental health:
employment improves it.
- Susan Faludi

The fact is that even art is subject to fashion.
- Hugo Pratt

This season is a lot funnier, not as dark,
mainly because, well, she has accepted the fact that she is dead.
She knows she cannot go back to where she was when she was alive.
- Ellen Muth

Many people would sooner die than think;
in fact,
they do so.
- Bertrand Russell

Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have
almost nothing in common except for the fact they've
been told they have lots in common.
- Doug Coupland

It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can
earn much more money writing or talking about his art
than he can by practicing it.
- W. H. Auden

The President of the United States should strive to
be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party
best who serves his country best.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

I'm a fan of short horror fiction...
in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety...
but I have a hard time pulling it off myself.
- George Stephen

In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district,
they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work.
This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more.
- Norm Dicks

Whitney wanted to eradicate the idea that in the case
of a language we are dealing with a natural faculty;
in fact,
social institutions stand opposed to natural institutions.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

It is a question of fact, whether the influence of
motives be fixed by laws of nature,
so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
- Thomas Reid

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language,
while in fact language remains the master of man.
- Martin Heidegger

The fact remains that most of us are anesthetized to
the true cost and true value of long term care insurance.
- Michael Burgess

I think one of the most difficult things for anyone
who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe
the players today are playing just as well as ever.
- Ralph Kiner

The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities
have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary
fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong.
- Herbert Spencer

In fact, I would defend to the death their right to
express a different point of view.
- Martin McGuinness

I think the fact that I created something and had an
enormous influence is indisputable.
- La Monte Young

I had intended to have gone into Africa incognito.
But the fact that a white man, even an American,
was about to enter Africa was soon known all over Zanzibar.
- Henry Morton Stanley

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful,
and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Babies control and bring up their families as much
as they are controlled by them;
in fact the family brings up baby by being brought up by him.
- Erik H. Erikson


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