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Jacques Ellul Quotes and Sayings

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For the word is dialectical in itself and at the same
time is integrated into the whole of existence.
By this I mean that the word is intended to be lived.
- Jacques Ellul

It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible
the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
- Jacques Ellul

Mass media provides the essential link between the
individual and the demands of the technological society.
- Jacques Ellul

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly
pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
- Jacques Ellul

 

Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation.
It makes history possible.
- Jacques Ellul

The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit
alone can establish this link with one's neighbor.
- Jacques Ellul

The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform
opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.
- Jacques Ellul

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Thinking has become a superfluous exercise...
purely internal, without compelling force,
more or less a game.
- Jacques Ellul

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization,
the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency
is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
- Jacques Ellul

The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous,
lasting and total environment renders the influence
of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because
it creates a constant environment.
- Jacques Ellul

All human language draws its nature and value from
the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and
is chosen by God to manifest himself.
But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible,
beyond the bounds of reason and analysis.
- Jacques Ellul

The intellectual who wants to do her work properly
must today go back to the starting point:
the woman whom she knows,
and first of all to herself.
It is at that level, and at no other,
that she ought to begin to think about the world situation.
- Jacques Ellul

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz PHOTO

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy PHOTO

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

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A broken bone can heal, but the wound
a word opens can fester forever.
- Jessamyn West

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
- Anne Stevenson

No man is truly married until he understands
every word his wife is NOT saying.
- Anonymous

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
- Augustine Birrell

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

The secret of my success is a two word answer:
Know people.
- Harvey S. Firestone

The only power you have is the word no.
- Frances McDormand

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

Bill Gates is a very rich man today...
and do you want to know why? The answer is one word:
versions.
- Dave Barry

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Marriage: A word which should be pronounced "mirage".
- Herbert Spencer

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

I said what I said before Congress because I meant every word of it.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out
and you want to catch it and bring it back.
You can't do that.
It's gone, gone forever.
- Dan Quayle

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state.
When did history become a bad word?
- John Guare

I've always thought of fat as just a descriptive word.
- Camryn Manheim

The word was enough.
It ran like fire along the line, from man to man,
and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy,
now not 30 yards away.
- Joshua Chamberlain

Every man of courage is a man of his word.
- Pierre Corneille


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