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Melvin Maddocks Quotes and Sayings

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Nothing is more idealistic than a journalist on the defensive.
- Melvin Maddocks

To choose art means to turn one's back on the world,
or at least on certain of its distractions.
- Melvin Maddocks

Journalists do not like to report on uncertainties.
They would almost rather be wrong than ambiguous.
- Melvin Maddocks

It is one test of a fully developed writer that he
reminds us of no one but himself.
- Melvin Maddocks

 

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a
little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.
- Melvin Maddocks

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors,
at a pedigree show.
In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.
- Melvin Maddocks

Once we thought, journalists and readers alike,
that if we put together enough "facts" and gave them a fast stir,
we would come up with something that,
at least by the standards of short-order cooks,
could be called the truth.
- Melvin Maddocks

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The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz) PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

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

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie PHOTO

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor PHOTO

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
- Socrates

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Nothing is missing - Lack is an illusion.
We always have everything we truly need.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
- Confucius

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

Know nothing. For to know nothing is to know everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates


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