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Lion Feuchtwanger Quotes and Sayings

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An action doesn't have to be wrong just because it is not logical.
It doesn't have to be right just because it has its logic.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

I should add that it is open to debate whether what
we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Asking the author of historical novels to teach you
about history is like expecting the composer of a melody
to provide answers about radio transmission.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

After closely examining my conscience,
I venture to state that in my historical novels I intended
the content to be just as modern and up-to-date as
in the contemporary ones.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

 

There's only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous,
but there's no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

From depicting the past, so goes the suspicion,
it is a short step to glorifying the past.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses
facts to record the development of humanity.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

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Like the philosopher, the author views his task as
one of establishing a clear connection between life and history,
and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Ever since my youth it has disturbed me that of the
literary works that survived their own epoch,
so many dealt with historical rather than contemporary subjects.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

An author who sets about to depict events of the past
that have run their course is suspected of wishing
to avoid the problems of the present day,
of being, in other words, a reactionary.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

I have always made an effort to render every detail
of my reality with the greatest accuracy;
but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation
of historical facts was an exact one.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Both the historian and the novelist view history as
the struggle of a tiny minority,
able and determined to make judgments,
which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind,
who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb) PHOTO

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you want to do it,
Do It - TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
- Amelia Earhart

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable
to the terror of indecision.
- Maimonides

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

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Willingness without action is a fantasy.
- Anonymous

Give yourself the gift of forgiving
everyone you are angry with -
for every action you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, and service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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