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William Jennings Bryan Quotes and Sayings

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Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

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The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

There is no more reason to believe that man descended
from some inferior animal than there is to believe
that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage.
- William Jennings Bryan

None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves,
as those who have nothing to do.
Only the active have the true relish of life.
- William Jennings Bryan

 

If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale,
I would believe it.
- William Jennings Bryan

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual
to protect his own rights;
American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
- William Jennings Bryan

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced
to the teaching of evolution.
- William Jennings Bryan

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Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest
spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest
guesses advanced in the name of science.
- William Jennings Bryan

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
- William Jennings Bryan

The humblest citizen of all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
- William Jennings Bryan

One miracle is just as easy to believe as another.
- William Jennings Bryan

I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
- William Jennings Bryan

There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion,
and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it.
- William Jennings Bryan

If we have to give up either religion or education,
we should give up education.
- William Jennings Bryan

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear,
but rather from heart to heart.
- William Jennings Bryan

Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right,
for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.
- William Jennings Bryan

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population
until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
- William Jennings Bryan

Destiny is no matter of chance.
It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

My place in history will depend on what I can do for
the people and not on what the people can do for me.
- William Jennings Bryan

Burn down your cities and leave our farms,
and your cities will spring up again as if by magic;
but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the
streets of every city in the country.
- William Jennings Bryan

The Imperial German Government will not expect the
Government of the United States to omit any word or
any act necessary to the performance of its sacred
duty of maintaining the rights of the United States
and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
- William Jennings Bryan

The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid
by their money shall rob their children of faith in
God and send them back to their homes skeptical,
or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.
- William Jennings Bryan

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat
can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections,
will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
- William Jennings Bryan

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all
around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments -
a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
- William Jennings Bryan

This is not a contest between persons.
The humblest citizen in all the land,
when clad in the armor of a righteous cause,
is stronger than all the hosts of error.
I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty -
the cause of humanity.
- William Jennings Bryan

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

The path to love ... is our spiritual destiny.
- Deepak Chopra

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny.
- Kamran Hamid

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
- Tony Robbins

The longest journey is the journey inwards.
Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started
upon his quest for the source of his being.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Whether it's destiny or fate or whatever,
I don't think I could do a French Laundry anywhere else.
- Thomas Keller

For success, the author must make the reader care about
the destiny of the principals,
and sustain this anxiety, or suspense,
for about 100,000 words.
- Ken Follett

God wants us to prosper financially,
to have plenty of money,
to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.
- Joel Osteen

Anatomy is destiny.
- Sigmund Freud

Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
- Fidel Castro

To be a Jew is a destiny.
- Vicki Baum

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
- Andre Malraux

No one is going to try to fill my mother's shoes,
what she did was fantastic.
It's about making your own future and your own destiny
and Kate will do a very good job of that.
- Kate Middleton

We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass.
Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny.
- Catherine Booth

The first duty of society is to give each of its members
the possibility of fulfilling his destiny.
When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
- Alexis Carrel

One of the things that's often forgotten about drug rehabilitation,
it's not a destiny.
It's a journey.
- Peter Hobson

One knows less about one's own destiny than about anything else on earth.
- Gabrielle Roy

Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure.
- Ambrose Bierce

Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game
that will last quite a long time.
This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

I am a hidden meaning made to defy.
The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny.
As living, revolutionary clay.
- Muhammad Iqbal

It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny.
- Jean Nidetch

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided.
It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

If you create an act, you create a habit.
If you create a habit, you create a character.
If you create a character, you create a destiny.
- Andre Maurois

I'm just steadily building myself up as Kelly Rowland,
not just Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child,
which is a blessing to be able to do that.
- Kelly Rowland

Sow an act and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit and you reap a character.
Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
- Charles Reade

Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business,
the logical destiny of bores.
- Barry Humphries

Black Power is giving power to people who have not
had power to determine their destiny.
- Huey Newton

The SA is, and remains, Germany's destiny.
- Ernst Rohm

Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for
him enslaved by another's might.
- Aeschylus

For the black man there is only one destiny.
And it is white.
- Frantz Fanon

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
- Jean de La Fontaine

America lives in the heart of every man everywhere
who wishes to find a region where he will be free to
work out his destiny as he chooses.
- Woodrow Wilson

At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country.
It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
- Paul Martin

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared
people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
- Norman Cousins

Destiny is a good thing to accept when it's going your way.
When it isn't, don't call it destiny;
call it injustice,
treachery, or simple bad luck.
- Joseph Heller

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille


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