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Victor Navasky Quotes and Sayings

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What's bad for the country is always good for The Nation.
- Victor Navasky

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Judgment is discernment on a bad hair day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington PHOTO

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

I find that he is happiest
of whom the world says least, good or bad.
- Thomas Jefferson

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.
- Jim Horning

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
- George Burns

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful;
but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
- Clarence Day

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
- Cato

A humorist is a person who feels bad,
but who feels good about it.
- Don Herold

Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
- Roland Emmerich

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
- John Lothrop Motley

Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
- Leo Rosten

There is no odor so bad as that
which arises from goodness tainted.
- Henry David Thoreau

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Positive thinking has acquired a bad reputation -
which I believe to be totally undeserved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
- Albert Schweitzer

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- Anonymous

Judgment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Walter Wriston

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
- Edmund Burke

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Fred Brooks

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
- Oscar Wilde

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change.
If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.
- John A. Simone, Sr.

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
- Mel Brooks

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should
certain persons die before they sing.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain


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