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John Burns Quotes and Sayings

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I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster
impressed upon me three cardinal virtues;
cleanliness in person,
cleanliness in mind; temperance.
- John Burns

The Gentlemen of England serve under the greatest cad in Europe.
- John Burns

For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me,
forward action not come my way.
- John Burns

I am depressed rather at the wave of brutality sweeping over the country.
- John Burns

 

The Thames is liquid history.
- John Burns

You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars.
I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners,
clean morals and clean characters.
- John Burns

Why four great powers should fight over Serbia no fellow can understand.
- John Burns

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I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course,
and that the hour to construct has come.
- John Burns

I am not ashamed to say that I am the son of a washerwoman.
- John Burns

Don't hustle old people.
- John Burns

I believe, however, that impending events will call
us and we must respond but where,
with whom, and how?
- John Burns

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to
cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it.
- John Burns

Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their
persistent labour for sure if slow progress.
- John Burns

Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all.
- John Burns

I am only doing now what I have ever done;
and ever will continue to do -
that is adapting past experience to present reform
in the light of high ideals and future objects.
- John Burns

I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the
man with a desire of sympathy,
to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves.
- John Burns

I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing.
- John Burns

My duty is clear and at all costs will be done.
- John Burns

In this work I have received the opposition of a number
of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the
immediately possible is beyond their moral courage,
administrative ability, and their political prescience.
- John Burns

The men who made the war were profuse in their praises
of the man who kicked the P.M.
out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal,
dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
- John Burns

I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice,
that Socialism to succeed must be practical,
tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with
Progressive forces running,
if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal.
- John Burns

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

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"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

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
for then both parties nobly are subdued,
and neither party loser.
- William Shakespeare

I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist,
and neither one would take the garbage out.
- Lee Grant

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate.
The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we.
Set small goals and build upon them.
- Lee Haney

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

The unpredictable and irregular happenings
of life's cycles are an inherent part of their nature.
There are droughts and heat waves, injuries occur.
The lion eats the zebra -
one is nourished, one dies - neither failed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell,
it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln

Prayer does not use up artificial energy,
doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute.
Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
- Margaret Mead

Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither -
these make the finest company in the world.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in
a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.
- Patrick Campbell

The Democratic Party is like a mule.
It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
- Ignatius Donnelly

And what my constitutional values are are wholly irrelevant to the job,
and so neither you nor anyone else will know what they are.
- Elena Kagan

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man,
who is neither capable of receiving pleasures,
nor sensible of conferring them on others.
- William Temple

As this world was not intended to be a state of any
great satisfaction or high enjoyment,
so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
- Joseph Butler

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods,
choose both.
- Tryon Edwards

And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out,
a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons,
which is neither entertaining nor great literature.
- Jerry Pournelle

The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding
star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly,
neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
- Gustav Mahler

Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they
have discovered that they are fools.
- William Lamb Melbourne

You want a lesson? I'll give you a lesson.
How about a geography lesson? My father's from Puerto Rico.
My mother's from El Salvador.
And neither one of those is Mexico.
- Jennifer Esposito


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