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Tony Benn Quotes and Sayings

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I am on the right wing of the middle of the road and
with a strong radical bias.
- Tony Benn

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment;
photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years,
you have a public library.
- Tony Benn

We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change
society and to define its finer values.
- Tony Benn

 

Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.
- Tony Benn

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what
happened in Stalin's Russia:
it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain.
- Tony Benn

It's the same each time with progress.
First they ignore you, then they say you're mad,
then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't
find anyone who disagrees with you.
- Tony Benn

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All war represents a failure of diplomacy.
- Tony Benn

A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for.
There is all the difference in the world.
- Tony Benn

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
- Tony Benn

Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence.
- Tony Benn

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller PHOTO

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock PHOTO

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

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

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

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

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground
as you reach for the stars.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)


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