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John Grierson Quotes and Sayings

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Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic:
the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums;
are,
wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty.
- John Grierson

The very effect of the education they were given...
was to make men think; and, thinking,
they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received.
- John Grierson

The life of the village became more and more affected
by strikes and lock-outs.
- John Grierson

We have built our State on the freedom of personal adventure.
- John Grierson

 

The cultivation of sensibility on purely personal lines may,
in fact, be the very worst training for a world where
only the corporate and the cooperative will matter.
- John Grierson

And, consequently, the art of propaganda or public
information becomes one of the most powerful forms
of directive statesmanship.
- John Grierson

The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes,
by repetition, the truth in the heart.
- John Grierson

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In fact, the individual outlook becomes less and less
valuable and more and more harmful unless it is transmitted
into the corporate outlook.
- John Grierson

When quick results are imperative, the manipulation
of the masses through symbols may be the only quick
way of having a critical thing done.
- John Grierson

Political conflicts distort and disturb a people's
sense of distinction between matters of importance and matters of urgency.
What is vital is disguised by what is merely a matter of well being.
- John Grierson

Such manifestations I account as representing the creative
leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation
which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore
of the pattern of human relationships in society.
- John Grierson

For three hundred years we have had our focus on the individual.
We have distinguished him from the objective world
as the Middle Ages did not think of doing.
We have given him the world and the universe as a playground
for exploration and discovery.
- John Grierson

It is often more important to act than to understand...
there are times...
when two conflicting opinions, though one happens to be right,
are more perilous than one opinion which is wrong.
- John Grierson

My view...
would be that we are entering upon a new and interim
society which is neither capitalist nor socialist,
but in which we can achieve central planning without
loss of individual initiative,
by the mere process of absorbing initiative in the function of planning.
- John Grierson

Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which
taught that all was for the common good and nothing
for oneself and have never,
in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything
other than an aberration of the human spirit.
- John Grierson

My personal view is that such total planning by the
state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good...
I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx -
though this undoubtedly will be suggested -
but from Fichte and Hegel.
- John Grierson

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates PHOTO

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the
ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw Lec

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.
- Warren Buffett

Beware the man who doesn't ask you any questions about
yourself on your first date.
- Merrill Markoe

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
- Margaret Fuller

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
- Edith Wharton

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
- Demosthenes

Beware of him that is slow to anger;
for when it is long coming,
it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
- Francis Quarles

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.
- John C. Calhoun

Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.
- Franz Liszt

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I must beware of the photo, get what I can of it and then go.
- Theodore Robinson

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.
- Donald Knuth

Beware prejudices.
They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps;
prejudices get in easily,
but it is doubtful if they ever get out.
- Lord Jeffrey

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall,
freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense,
of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
- Charles Baudelaire

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration;
they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly
by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something,
learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
- Kurt Vonnegut

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money,
and those who want to do everything with money.
- Indira Gandhi

Beware thoughts that come in the night.
- William Least Heat-Moon

Beware of the naked man who offers you his shirt.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure.
- Cass Gilbert

I think right about now we have to beware of marketed Malcolms and Martins.
Real people do real things.
- Chuck D. *q

Beware the fury of a patient man.
- John Dryden

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition
of one's own past failings.
- Cary Grant

Beware of your habits.
The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
- Holbrook Jackson

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too
close to the heels of an error,
lest you get your brains kicked out.
- Francis Bacon

Beware of men who cry.
It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings,
but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to
and in touch with are their own.
- Nora Ephron

I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names;
and I actually had some little fancy business cards
printed up to announce it,
'Count Basie.
Beware, the Count is Here.'
- Count Basie

Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation;
he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock.
- William Emerson

Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble,
and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.
- Langston Hughes

Beware thoughts that come in the night.
They aren't turned properly; they come in askew,
free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.
- William Trogdon

Beware of people carrying ideas.
Beware of ideas carrying people.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.
- William Feather

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences,
for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
- Francis Bacon

Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Beware of a man with manners.
- Eudora Welty

Beware of no man more than of yourself;
we carry our worst enemies within us.
- Charles Spurgeon

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

Beware of the person of one book.
- Thomas Aquinas

The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity
be a little unsure of himself.
It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything,
who is always with it, that we should beware of.
- Fred Hoyle

Beware the politically obsessed.
They are often bright and interesting,
but they have something missing in their natures;
there is a hole,
an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up.
It leaves them somehow misshapen.
- Peggy Noonan


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