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William Bennett Quotes and Sayings

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Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one
you are trying to master and you will develop the powers
necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
- William Bennett

It is our character that supports the promise of our future -
far more than particular government programs or policies.
- William Bennett

For children to take morality seriously they must be
in the presence of adults who take morality seriously.
And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
- William Bennett

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett

 

If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious,
it is all too easy to make our peace with it.
- William Bennett

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
- William Bennett

America's support for human rights and democracy is
our noblest export to the world.
- William Bennett

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The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

All real education is the architecture of the soul.
- William Bennett

Our common language is English.
And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking
children learn this common language.
- William Bennett

Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al
Gore is not the man in the White House,
and never will be.
- William Bennett

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
- William Bennett

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it,
it will avoid you; it will never come.
But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business,
you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.
- William Bennett

Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963.
If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy,
give the people their money and let them educate themselves
and start their own schools.
- William Bennett

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

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

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Give yourself the gift of forgiving
everyone you are angry with -
for every action you resent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Never give up.
- Anonymous

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Circumstances don't defeat you -
you defeat yourself when you give up.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't get unless you give.
And you have to give without wanting to get.
- Theodore H. White

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.
- Michael W. Smith

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

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

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

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

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

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

Don't ever give up.
- Anonymous

Our world is magnificent - all of it.
Rejoice and give thanks.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that the greatest gift you can give the world is your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau


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