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Martin Sheen Quotes and Sayings

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I think the Church is a conduit to God.
The Church is not God.
And I think that from the very beginning Jesus taught us that.
- Martin Sheen

War at this time and in this place is unwelcome,
unwise, and simply wrong.
- Martin Sheen

George W Bush is like a bad comic working the crowd,
a moron, if you'll pardon the expression.
- Martin Sheen

The key word about The West Wing is show.
It is not a reality show.
It has nothing to do with reality.
- Martin Sheen

 

I don't think that people in America are really given
enough information about the Third World.
- Martin Sheen

I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics.
I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.
- Martin Sheen

Golf is fundamentally about being honest.
I see people hit eight shots and tell me they shot five.
I never say a word.
It is a reminder to me of what is at stake.
- Martin Sheen

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It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly
reflects our values and highest ideals.
- Martin Sheen

Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen

There's no way that I could be the president.
You can't have a pacifist in the White House...
I'm an actor.
This is what I do for a living.
- Martin Sheen

I started caddying when I was nine years old at a very
exclusive country club in Dayton,
Ohio.
And I saw how the other half lived, if you will.
- Martin Sheen

That is someone who follows the teachings of the nonviolent
Jesus and takes the gospel personally,
and then pays the price.
I fall into that category.
- Martin Sheen

I personally am opposed to abortion,
but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard
because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.
- Martin Sheen

Don't invade Iraq.
Inspections work, war won't.
- Martin Sheen

I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any
effect on the government.
I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.
- Martin Sheen

I have been accused of being a traitor,
and I have been accused of not supporting the military.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
- Martin Sheen

I never went to college when I was young and am looking
forward to giving it a try...
at age 65!
- Martin Sheen

We live in a very dysfunctional society,
and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration.
- Martin Sheen

I am not the President.
Instead, I hold an even higher office,
that of citizen of the United States.
- Martin Sheen

We are the generation that brought the bomb in.
We have got to be the generation that should take it out.
- Martin Sheen

I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic
human goodness present in all of us.
- Martin Sheen

I think President Clinton was probably the brightest
President of the 20th century.
- Martin Sheen

We (actors) don't really change the world.
We reflect it...
but Washington really changes the world.
- Martin Sheen

Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself.
- Martin Sheen

I am a very conscientious golfer.
I count every stroke.
I learned to play that way.
That is the only way I can play.
It taught me to be honest.
There is no greater virtue than honesty.
- Martin Sheen

My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice
was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
- Martin Sheen

You never know when you are doing something that is affecting someone.
- Martin Sheen

Well, I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of
faith is personal conscience.
I think it's between you and God, not you and the Church.
- Martin Sheen

I just think that the only way we come to ourselves is through each other.
- Martin Sheen

This Administration has led us into an area without vision.
Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens,
and the military is under his direction.
- Martin Sheen

On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables;
we are not trying to get people to become Democrats.
We are basically trying to encourage people to get
involved with public life so that politics isn't left
to the wealthy and privileged.
- Martin Sheen

We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth,
but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is
in the horrible poverty of the Third World...
and the poverty in the United States as well.
- Martin Sheen

It doesn't really matter how much of the rules or the
dogma we accepted and lived by if we're not really
living by the fundamental creed of the Catholic Church,
which is service to others and finding God in ourselves
and then seeing God in everyone -
including our enemies.
- Martin Sheen

And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now,
and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture
that a lot of things are showing up in our culture
that are making it impossible for us to focus on others.
We're so self-focused.
- Martin Sheen

No, no, I never despair, because George Bush is not running the universe.
He may be running the United States,
he may be running the military,
he may be running even the world, but he is not running the universe,
he is not running the human heart.
- Martin Sheen

When I reached adulthood, even now, I could afford
to belong to a country club.
But I could never belong to a private club because
of my experience as a child,
because it would isolate me from the whole of humanity.
- Martin Sheen

What we try to say is that it doesn't matter if you
are a Republican or a Democrat or conservative or independent.
You are equally responsible for your place in the culture,
and you must make a contribution, and you must accept
responsibility for what goes down on your watch.
- Martin Sheen

I do it because I can't seem to live with myself if I do not.
I don't know any other way to be.
It isn't something you can explain; it is just something that you do;
it is something that you are.
- Martin Sheen

Those years on the golf course as a caddie,
boy, those people were something.
They were vulgar, some were alcoholics,
racist, they were very difficult people to deal with.
A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor.
- Martin Sheen

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel


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