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Jim Wallis Quotes and Sayings

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The left and right are not religious categories.
They're often not even value categories.
- Jim Wallis

We have got some mountains to move.
Three billion people - half of God's children -
are living on less than $2 a day.
- Jim Wallis

If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible,
then let's use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq.
And that was never done.
- Jim Wallis

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense.
But hope believed is history in the process of being changed.
- Jim Wallis

 

So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts
that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans,
we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'
- Jim Wallis

A billion dollars every week for Iraq,
$87 billion for Iraq.
We can't get $5 billion for childcare over five years in welfare reform.
- Jim Wallis

What is my calling? What am I supposed to do? I think running for office,
public office, can be a divine calling.
I mean, I've wrestled with that very question myself.
- Jim Wallis

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You can't be evangelical and associate yourself with
Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have
no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people.
- Jim Wallis

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

I'm often asked what I think about the faith of the
President George W. Bush.
I think it is sincere.
I think it's very real.
I think it's deeply held.
- Jim Wallis

The great thing about social movements is everybody
gets to be a part of them.
- Jim Wallis

Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.
- Jim Wallis

We are prophetic interrogators.
Why are so many people hungry? Why are so many people
and families in our shelters? Why do we have one of
six of our children poor,
and one of three of these are children of color? 'Why?'
is the prophetic question.
- Jim Wallis

But when we place God on our side of things,
that we are now ridding the world of evil -
that's very dangerous,
that one nation has this role to rid the world of evil.
What about the evil we have committed,
that we are complicit in?
- Jim Wallis

But when one believes that you've been appointed by
God for a particular mission in history,
you have to be very careful about that,
how you speak about that.
Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?
- Jim Wallis

I don't think we should discriminate against an organization
or congregation because they're religious,
if they're doing good work.
But government can't subsidize proselytizing or worship or religious activity.
It can't.
- Jim Wallis

I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin.
He spoke of his faith.
He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism,
for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
- Jim Wallis

When evangelical leaders can persuade the president
to be concerned about what's happening in Sudan,
or sex trafficking around the world,
or HIV-AIDS,
that's a very good thing.
I am completely supportive of that.
- Jim Wallis

I believe in the separation of church and state,
absolutely.
But I don't believe in the separation of public life from our values,
our basic values, and for many of us,
our religious values.
- Jim Wallis

Martin Luther King Jr. really understood the role of
the churches when he said,
'The church is not meant to be the master of the state.'
We don't sort of take power and grab the levers of
government and impose our agenda down people's throats.
- Jim Wallis

I think it's a good thing for a president or political
leaders to want to put their values or their faith into action.
Desmond Tutu did that in South Africa.
Martin Luther King Jr. did that here.
This is a good thing.
- Jim Wallis

No, we are not the master of the state,
said King.
We are not the servant of the state.
We are the conscience of the state.
The churches or the religious community should be,
I think, the conscience of the state.
We're not just service providers.
- Jim Wallis

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The Tao abides in non-action,
Yet nothing is left undone.
- Lao Tzu

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

Regrets are the tears of choices not made
and of good deeds left undone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

I rest in the light of forgiveness.
I forgive myself and others for that
which is done (and better left undone)
and also that which is not done (and better if done).
I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt.
I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Things may come to those who wait,
but only the things left by those who hustle.
- Abraham Lincoln

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
- John Donne

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
- John Ray

In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
- George Carlin

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
- Errol Flynn

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be
left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

A husband is what is left of a lover,
after the nerve has been extracted.
- Helen Rowland

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus

Love is always open arms.
If you close your arms about love you will find that
you are left holding only yourself.
- Leo Buscaglia

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

Because I believe that humans are computers,
I conjectured that computers, like people,
can have left- and right-handed versions.
- Philip Emeagwali

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It doesn't matter about money; having it,
not having it.
Or having clothes, or not having them.
You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
- Billy Idol

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

War does not determine who is right -
only who is left.
- Bertrand Russell

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet.
Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
- David Ogden Stiers

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
- William Congreve

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

Well, you know, I left Cuba as a kid when I was 6 years old back in 1971.
- Rafael Palmeiro

When I first met Sean Connery he was as charming and
wonderful as I first anticipated.
I left Rome thinking: even if I don't do this,
at least I have had a day with Sean.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones


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