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James Donald Quotes and Sayings

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Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote,
the left, myself among them, all knew that something
terrible was happening in Vietnam,
though most now claim to remember otherwise.
- James Donald

The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime
against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to
the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians,
but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant.
- James Donald

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes PHOTO

 

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein PHOTO

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

When the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.
- Albert Schweitzer

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

Life is like a roller coaster - scream Whee... on the way down,
and let the momentum carry you back up the next hill.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back.
Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.
- Charles Barkley

I love to swim for miles; I could just go back and forth.
- Jill Clayburgh

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
- Robert Orben

If your home is not a place where you can truly
kick-back and be yourself - both physically and emotionally -
consider making some changes in your way-of-life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family
waits till the rest of the family brings the car back.
- Earl Wilson

Looking back, I have this to regret,
that too often when I loved,
I did not say so.
- David Grayson

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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