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Sam Houston Quotes and Sayings

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I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate
of the Indians and their rights,
I shall stand very much alone.
- Sam Houston

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations.
It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.
- Sam Houston

A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of
other people or improve the system they live under.
- Sam Houston

Texas, to be respected must be polite.
Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas;
Santa Anna dead,
would just be another dead Mexican.
- Sam Houston

 

Whether his policy was right or wrong,
he built up the glory of the nation.
- Sam Houston

I would give no thought of what the world might say of me,
if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.
- Sam Houston

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge,
generally diffused through a community,
are essential to the preservation of a free government.
- Sam Houston

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Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression,
come from what source it may.
- Sam Houston

All new states are invested, more or less,
by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always
in favor of rash and extreme measures,
but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
- Sam Houston

In the name of the constitution of Texas,
which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends,
it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous
man to take up arms against a woman.
- Sam Houston

I would not be gotten into a schoolhouse until I was eight years old.
Nor did I accomplish much after I started.
I doubt if I had gone to school six months in all when my father died.
I was fourteen at the time.
- Sam Houston

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Belief fuels our decisions -
even when we are not clearly aware of those beliefs.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

If I have a style, I am not aware of it.
- Michael Graves

There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
but,
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain
which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is
to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the
greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that
which makes you more joyous, fulfills you,
gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent.
One reason is that more and more people are so painfully
aware of the alternative.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness;
and knows that yesterday is but today's memory
and tomorrow is today's dream.
- Khalil Gibran

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from
counting without being aware that it is counting.
- Gottfried Leibniz

When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done,
what I wanted to do next.
I'm having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do.
- Kurt Russell

I am an American Jew and aware of the sensitivities
involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Steven Spielberg

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away.
What I thought was fifty years away,
was only ten years away.
And what I thought was ten years away...
it was already here.
I just wasn't aware of it yet.
- Bruce Sterling

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process
that you are hardly aware of its existence,
until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
- Donella Meadows

There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer,
not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly.
- John Irving

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone,
the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
- Thornton Wilder

The world is shrinking as we see more and more of it in the media,
and the more we see of the world, the smaller we are,
the more aware we are of how insignificant any one of us is.
- Jock Sturges

I tried to stick to my game plan, which was always
being aware of what my A story was -
the love story between a father and his son,
and that son and his daughter.
- Ted Demme

The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware;
this to me is the most astounding fact.
- William Hurt

I have been aware, from the age of 6,
that I had talent.
- Dennis Potter

Every mind which has given itself to self-expression
in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious
control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'.
- Norman Lindsay

I don't think there was really a time when I have not been politically aware.
- Bianca Jagger

We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band.
- Ed O'Brien

I'm aware of the fact that a lot of talented people
out there will never get this chance.
- Brad Paisley

As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist,
because I was creating something that was made to be sold,
marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.
- Tom Ford

I'm very aware that to reach the same level and have
the same amount of success will be extremely difficult.
- Laurent Jalabert

I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my
own designs as part of my thinking on this matter.
- Kenzo Tange

The work gets more political as I become older and more aware,
I guess, of power and justice issues.
- Francesca da Rimini

To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
- Walter Benjamin

I have lived in Cornwall from the age of 4,
so I have always been aware of the artistic heritage that the county has.
I feel very proud to be able to connect to this.
- John Dyer

We are well aware of the task ahead of us in what will
be a very difficult match but which we all dream of playing.
- Zinedine Zidane

It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us,
to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
- William Glasser

When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun.
And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art,
I think that's all right.
- Arne Jacobsen

As we are all aware, Special Operations Forces,
SOF, are playing an increasingly essential role as
we continue to fight and,
more importantly, win the war on terror.
- Robin Hayes

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by
pretending not to be aware of it.
- Oliver Herford

John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of.
As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks.
- Carter Burwell

I am tired.
My arm aches.
My head boils.
My feet are cold.
But I am not aware of any weakness.
- Zane Grey

A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story.
He's supposed to be completely immersed,
submerged in the environment.
- Jack Vance

I have never been aware before how many faces there are.
There are quantities of human beings,
but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

To me, living in the present means being aware of your
conscious choice to focus on the past,
present or future - it is not necessarily having to focus on the present.
- Bo Bennett

One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become
aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.
- Franz Kafka

I'm always aware of the camera and it feels like that's the audience.
- Alan Rickman

Jim, I'm not aware of any formal requests from the
Senate Judiciary Committee for these kinds of documents.
- Alberto Gonzales

The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
- James Anthony Froude

I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of
how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is.
- Martin C. Smith

Two hundred or more years ago most people on the planet
were never aware of any reality other than the one
into which they were brought up.
- Chaim Potok

I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be
aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
- Ellen Muth

Trust:
Perhaps you trust your doctor,
your lawyer, your boss - perhaps not.
Perhaps you trust in a "Higher Power" - perhaps you don't.
Trust is something that we become aware of in unusual situations,
such as a once-in-a-lifetime ride on a zip-line,
but most of the time, we become oblivious
to the trust we have, or don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess I'm not that aware of such a big fan base.
I have a few core people who write me no matter what I'm doing,
but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door!
- Julie Bowen

When law and duty are one, united by religion,
you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself.
You are always a little less than an individual.
- Frank Herbert

The thing is David is also aware of everything and
it's not like you're going somewhere the director is not.
- William Hurt

I'd never try to be that distinctive from the Bee Gees' sound.
I'm very proud of being a Bee Gee and am always aware
that I'll be identified as a Bee Gee.
- Robin Gibb

I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences,
premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature,
magic.
- Isabel Allende

Rural towns aren't always idyllic.
It's easy to feel trapped and be aware of social hypocrisy.
- Bill Pullman

I was born in 1942, so I was mainly aware of Howard
Hughes' name on RKO Radio Pictures.
- Martin Scorsese

Be aware that the more often a child hears the word no,
the greater his need to say no himself.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and
most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness
of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
- Omar Bongo

It is a very lonely life that a man leads,
who becomes aware of truths before their times.
- Thomas Reed


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