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If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
- Maya Angelou

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

When we lose one we love,
our bitterest tears are called forth
by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I have called this principle,
by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved,
by the term of Natural Selection.
- Charles Darwin

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I can do no other than be reverent
before everything that is called life.
I can do no other than to have compassion
for all that is called life.
That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
- Albert Schweitzer

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

It's called a pen.
It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
- Dale Dauten

So long as we have enough people in this country willing
to fight for their rights,
we'll be called a democracy.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power,
it is called a democracy.
- Charles de Secondat

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gold medals aren't really made of gold.
They're made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
- Dan Gable

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe,
they are in that conditions called war;
and such a war,
as if of every man, against every man.
- Thomas Hobbes

If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.
- Calvin Coolidge

The Lord called me to plant a church.
- Bobby Rush

In his holy flirtation with the world,
God occasionally drops a handkerchief.
These handkerchiefs are called saints.
- Frederick Buechner

You know, I have found a new way to get high and stay
spaced out for hours on end,
and the government can't stop me...
It's called senility.
- Robert Anton Wilson

It's called talent.
I just have it.
I can't explain it.
You either have it or you don't.
- Barry Bonds

I got the boot once from Stanley Donen.
The film was called The Little Prince.
- Julie Harris

In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision.
They really called them as they saw 'em.
- Honus Wagner

At 4, I joined a summer rec team called the Sugar Bears.
- Summer Sanders

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A name doesn't make the music.
It's just called that to differentiate it from other types of music.
- Art Blakey

I was dyslexic before anybody knew what dyslexia was.
I was called 'slow'.
It's an awful feeling to think of yourself as 'slow' -
it's horrible.
- Robert Benton

The amazing thing now is that most of those so-called
critics who were telling me to find my own voice seem to have lost theirs.
- Brian Lumley

The only substance properly so called is the soul.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Many years ago I was in another soap opera called The
Newcomers which was on twice a week for three years.
I really don't think I could do another stint like that again.
- Jeremy Bulloch

I am called repeatedly and insidiously prime and sole minister.
- Robert Walpole

Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid
drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities,
and then back again.
- Ruth First

I knew Anais Nin, who called me after I had been away for a few years.
She was seeking help because at that time no one would
give her a decent review.
She was made fun of.
- Marguerite Young

When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.
- Brian Aldiss

When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was
Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me.
I always think that leading actors should be called
the best supporting actors.
- Kevin Costner

I can't think of anyone who is up on evolutionary psychology
and related areas who is deluded enough to be called a utopian.
- Keith Henson

I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works.
And if you want to know about this thing called the
United States of America you have to know about the Civil War.
- Ken Burns

That's the reason they're called lessons,
because they lesson from day to day.
- Lewis Carroll

I was on the speech team, we called it forensics.
- Thomas Lennon

When fairy tales are written in the west,
they're known as folklore.
In the east, fairy tales are called religions.
- Paul Henderson

I wasn't with Joseph, but I believe him.
My faith did not come to me through science,
and I will not permit so-called science to destroy it.
- Thomas S. Monson

I was also the romantic lead in The Boston Strangler -
I was the only one that lived to tell the story -
so I called myself the romantic lead.
- Sally Kellerman

The so-called right to reproduce is not an unlimited right.
- Leon Kass

Dylan, myself and my father were in a two hour movie called The Sand Kings,
which started off the Outer Limits series.
It was sort of the two hour pilot movie.
- Beau Bridges

We used to play in a theater club in London called The King's Head.
When the theater let nut, around 10:00 P.M.,
we'd be ready to go and really get it on for about an hour or so.
- Mark Knopfler

What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is
mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out
of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called
me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
- Ray Liotta

The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human
imbecility for the guidance of future professors.
- Tristan Tzara

I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all,
I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills.
I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals,
propaganda in general, you know.
- Ben Shahn

Never play cards with a man called Doc.
Never eat at a place called Mom's.
Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
- Nelson Algren

The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
- Voltaire


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