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Wendell Willkie Quotes and Sayings

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A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.
- Wendell Willkie

Education is the mother of leadership.
- Wendell Willkie

And political parties, overanxious for vote catching,
become tolerant to intolerant groups.
- Wendell Willkie

We must honestly face our relationship with Great Britain.
- Wendell Willkie

 

Free men are the strongest men.
- Wendell Willkie

But we cannot just take this historical fact for granted.
We must make it live.
- Wendell Willkie

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations,
the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so
clear they can no longer be ignored.
- Wendell Willkie

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The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort.
If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger,
hard work and iron resolution.
- Wendell Willkie

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators
and concentrated government power.
Only the strong can be free.
And only the productive can be strong.
- Wendell Willkie

If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom
for others as well as ourselves,
and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside.
- Wendell Willkie

The defense of our democracy against the forces that
threaten it from without has made some of its failures
to function at home glaringly apparent.
- Wendell Willkie

No man has the right to use the great powers of the
Presidency to lead the people,
indirectly, into war.
- Wendell Willkie

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
- Wendell Willkie

A true world outlook is incompatible with a foreign imperialism,
no matter how high-minded the governing country.
- Wendell Willkie

History shows that our way of life is the stronger way.
From it has come more wealth, more industry,
more happiness, more human enlightenment than from any other way.
- Wendell Willkie

For now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront
of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the
liberties of those we hate,
we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
- Wendell Willkie

Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure.
It was an act of military necessity.
Manifestly it would have come without war,
in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
- Wendell Willkie

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring
this question of human freedom to a crisis,
and the process of striking the shackles from the slave
was accomplished in a single hour.
- Wendell Willkie

If the British Fleet were lost or captured,
the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany,
a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in
that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe.
- Wendell Willkie

It has been a long while since the United States had
any imperialistic designs toward the outside world.
But we have practised within our own boundaries something
that amounts to race imperialism.
- Wendell Willkie

Today it is becoming increasingly apparent to thoughtful
Americans that we cannot fight the forces and ideas
of imperialism abroad and maintain any form of imperialism at home.
The war has done this to our thinking.
- Wendell Willkie

It is, therefore, essential that we guard our own thinking
and not be among those who cry out against prejudices
applicable to themselves,
while busy spawning intolerances for others.
- Wendell Willkie

We cannot, with good conscience, expect the British
to set up an orderly schedule for the liberation of
India before we have decided for ourselves to make
all who live in America free.
- Wendell Willkie

But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the
present German trade policies,
we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form.
This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation.
- Wendell Willkie

Freedom is an indivisible word.
If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it,
we must be prepared to extend it to everyone,
whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not,
no matter what their race or the color of their skin.
- Wendell Willkie

In addition, as citizens, we must fight in their incipient
stages all movements by government or party or pressure
groups that seek to limit the legitimate liberties
of any of our fellow citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime
activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration,
with their impertinent and indecent searching out of
the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
- Wendell Willkie

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

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

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

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

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

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

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

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank


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