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Whittaker Chambers Quotes and Sayings

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The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian
Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power.
- Whittaker Chambers

Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies.
- Whittaker Chambers

A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory.
- Whittaker Chambers

Political freedom is a political reading of the Bible.
- Whittaker Chambers

 

I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side,
but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism.
- Whittaker Chambers

I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches
a man who seems unworthy of it.
- Whittaker Chambers

In 1937, I began, like Lazarus, the impossible return.
- Whittaker Chambers

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I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time.
- Whittaker Chambers

Every man is crucified upon the cross of himself.
- Whittaker Chambers

A man is not primarily a witness against something.
That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.
- Whittaker Chambers

On that road of the informer, it is always night.
I cannot ever inform against anyone without feeling something die within me.
I inform without pleasure, because it is necessary.
- Whittaker Chambers

The Communist vision is the vision of man without God.
- Whittaker Chambers

A witness, in the sense that I am using the word,
is a man whose life and faith are so completely one
that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith,
he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences.
- Whittaker Chambers

My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the
Hiss Case will brush you.
In every pair of eyes that rests on you,
you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter,
the memory of your father - dissembled in friendly eyes,
lurking in unfriendly eyes.
- Whittaker Chambers

For in this century, within the next decades,
will be decided for generations whether all mankind is to become Communist,
whether the whole world is to become free,
or whether, in the struggle, civilization as we know
it is to be completely destroyed or completely changed.
- Whittaker Chambers

At issue was the question whether this man's faith
could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was
that this society is sick beyond saving,
and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction
and replacement by another.
- Whittaker Chambers

It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world.
It is in fact a crisis of the whole world.
Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis,
is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis.
- Whittaker Chambers

At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society,
which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity
still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great
that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good,
including life, to defend it.
- Whittaker Chambers

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children.
You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs
always upon the cross of himself.
And when you know that this is true of every man,
woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
- Whittaker Chambers

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks,
in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime,
violence, infamy, even at the cost of life.
The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
- Whittaker Chambers

On a scale personal enough to be felt by all,
but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time -
Communism and Freedom -
came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.
- Whittaker Chambers

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
- Chief Seattle

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
- Chief Seattle

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.
- Groucho Marx

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
- Hugh Blair

The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
- Pablo Picasso

The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as
the first Allied correspondent to reach the city.
- Wilfred Burchett

The press is our chief ideological weapon.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Our chief justices have probably had more profound
and lasting influence on their times and on the direction
of the nation than most presidents.
- Richard M. Nixon

The three chief virtues of a programmer are:
Laziness,
Impatience and Hubris.
- Larry Wall

My Irish passport makes me look like a chief of staff for the Provisional IRA.
- Jack Higgins

But the federal government, our collective government,
has responsibilities that none of these other levels
of government can fulfill;
and chief among these is national defense.
- Don Nickles

In action a great heart is the chief qualification.
In work, a great head.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be
judged by my performance as its chief executive.
- Jane Byrne

All men who have turned out worth anything have had
the chief hand in their own education.
- Walter Scott

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

We need a little more 'Hail to the Chief.'
- Robert Teeter

I am here by the will of the Great Spirit,
and by his will I am chief.
- Sitting Bull

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal,
particularly in women.
Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.
- P. J. O'Rourke

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought
is its massive proof that God is a bore.
- H. L. Mencken

I yearn to see other chief executives throughout the nation follow suit,
so that as a people we may hasten the elimination of
barbarism as a tool of American justice.
- Winthrop Rockefeller

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
- Thomas A. Edison

The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's
nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the
court and the American people exponentially.
- Ralph Neas

The coast of British Columbia was one of the three
chief centers of aboriginal America.
- Ellsworth Huntington

A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is
the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

Don't blame the marketing department.
The buck stops with the chief executive.
- John D. Rockefeller

I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director.
And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!
- Howard Hawks

The chief concern of the French Impressionists was
the discovery of balance between light and dark.
- Stephen Gardiner

That so few now dare to be eccentric,
marks the chief danger of the time.
- John Stuart Mill

Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
- W. H. Auden

Every man is his own chief enemy.
- Anacharsis


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