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Molly Ivins Quotes and Sayings

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I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that
a harmless perversion on my part,
and discuss it only with consenting adults.
- Molly Ivins

I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil.
And that no one knows the truth.
- Molly Ivins

I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.
- Molly Ivins

As they say around the Texas Legislature,
if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women,
take their money, and vote against 'em anyway,
you don't belong in office.
- Molly Ivins

 

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
- Molly Ivins

It is possible to read the history of this country
as one long struggle to extend the liberties established
in our Constitution to everyone in America.
- Molly Ivins

You can't ignore politics, no matter how much you'd like to.
- Molly Ivins

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Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not
be president of the United States,
please pay attention.
- Molly Ivins

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -
finest form of free entertainment ever invented.
- Molly Ivins

Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant -
it tends to get worse.
- Molly Ivins

The thing about democracy, beloveds,
is that it is not neat,
orderly, or quiet.
It requires a certain relish for confusion.
- Molly Ivins

You are our dearly beloved brothers,
and in a certain way,
it could be said that you are our elder brothers.
- Pope John Paul II

When you want something very dearly,
you make the time.
- Nana Mouskouri

I love both my parents dearly.
- Kevin Eubanks

Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes
us pay dearly for its instruction;
and often the profit we derive,
is not worth the price we paid.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

There is no way, believe me, despite my name being Winfield,
and loving the game dearly.
It wasn't in the cards.
I didn't know what it was going to take to get here.
- Dave Winfield

I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them.
- Francois Mauriac

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself -
an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
- Antisthenes

Those movies, Decline I and II and Suburbia,
are dearly loved, but they never made any money.
I didn't even have the rights for some of them.
- Penelope Spheeris

I have two delightful sons, who I love dearly.
- Charles Keating

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
- Hosea Ballou

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan
early cost the world dearly later on.
We dare not make the same mistake with China.
- Steve Forbes

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful
lessons from past errors,
and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
- George Washington

They're not willing to admit that I've also shed blood
and tears and often paid dearly for my success.
This makes me feel extremely sad.
- Zhang Ziyi

Rhetoric is cheap, evidence comes more dearly.
- John Fund

Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare,
adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our
veterans were promised and so dearly need.
We owe our heroes no less.
- Dan Lipinski

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures;
by this time,
I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
- Alice Walker

Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it.
- Alain Rene Le Sage

My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see
the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am
no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you.
- Wild Bill Hickok

I love my mother dearly, but it wouldn't be suitable
for me to live with her all the time.
- Keith Emerson

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly:
far too dearly to flatter you.
Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

I was just very interested in the American frontier
and the growth of capitalism -
those enormous fortunes that were being made,
more often than not, on the blood of poor people,
black people, Indian people.
They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes.
- Peter Matthiessen

The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US.
Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier
in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly.
We must not make this same mistake with China.
- Steve Forbes

But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property,
that I learned to love very dearly the right of free
expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago.
- John McCain

I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent
the implication that some of the places that I have
sung and some of the people that I have known,
and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical,
make me less of an American.
- Pete Seeger

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

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

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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