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Michael Beschloss Quotes and Sayings

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To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

Related topics: History

First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution,
so you begin American history with not only no political
conventions but also no parties.
- Michael Beschloss

The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America
had become so divided and factionalized.
- Michael Beschloss

From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions
in the 1830's really through the 1950's,
you had conventions that actually did real business.
- Michael Beschloss

 

As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century,
you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses
made up of party members in Congress.
- Michael Beschloss

You have had presidential candidates over the last
30 years who would have had a very hard time getting
nominated under the old system.
One example is John Kennedy.
- Michael Beschloss

So the result was that as one approached a political
convention for most of the 19th century and for most
of the 20th century until the 1960's,
part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know
ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
- Michael Beschloss

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So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system,
Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the
Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected
by all those people who had worked with him in Washington.
- Michael Beschloss

The founders were very worried that if parties developed in America,
you might have something like the modern Italian system,
where you have 20 different parties that divide Congress
and the country and can't govern.
- Michael Beschloss

Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business,
you had situations where the delegates were divided
and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee.
- Michael Beschloss

Then you get to the last half of the 20th century,
Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions,
and another place that is affected is parties and conventions.
- Michael Beschloss

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

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

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

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

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

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

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

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

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage


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