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Smedley Butler Quotes and Sayings

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There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
- Smedley Butler

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War is just a racket...
I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
- Smedley Butler

My mental faculties remained in suspended animation
while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups.
This is typical with everyone in the military.
- Smedley Butler

War is a racket.
It is the only one international in scope.
It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned
in dollars and the losses in lives.
- Smedley Butler

 

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

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Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart 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

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy PHOTO

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt PHOTO

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

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

Love is the only force capable of
transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler


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