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Chief Quotes

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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)

Related topics: Spiritual Live-By Unity

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

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.
- Groucho Marx

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

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

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

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness,
and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
- Hippocrates

I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women
will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above,
and that all people may be one people.
- Chief Joseph

A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker,
took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country.
- Chief Joseph

The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible
conscience and an inflexible politeness.
- Marguerite Gardiner

There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers,
that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us.
Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism,
displacing incompetence.
- Kingsley Amis

The chief reason for going to school is to get the
impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.
- Robert Frost

Soon after I returned to private practice,
former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger called me one day.
- Fred F. Fielding

I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing,
I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff
or chief of police somewhere,
either Miami or Orlando, I don't know yet.
- Shaquille O'Neal

After all, the chief business of the American people is business.
They are profoundly concerned with producing,
buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
- Calvin Coolidge

The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility;
he can never admit an error.
- Hannah Arendt

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

Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief.
- Oliver North

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself,
of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social
order with distinct values.
Chief among these values is honesty.
- Lance Loud

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on,
is action.
It is by action that an organism develops its faculties,
increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.
- Colin Powell

In Judaism, there are 613 biblical commandments,
and the Talmud says that the chief commandment of all is study.
- Norman Lamm

What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that
of chief mourner at a funeral.
- James Russell Lowell

All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief.
They are all brothers.
- Chief Joseph

He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief
power of wealth is to supply wants.
In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
- William Wirt

The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
- Menander

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

What this White House really needs is a chief of staff
who can read Machiavelli in the original Italian.
- Mack McLarty

The results of ethnic psychology constitute,
at the same time, our chief source of information regarding
the general psychology of the complex mental processes.
- Wilhelm Wundt

The chief difference between words and deeds is that
words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.
- Leo Tolstoy

I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him,
in the ordinary sense of the word.
I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
- Aleister Crowley

Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
- Oswald Chambers

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities
that gain esteem and praise,
are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
- Joseph Addison

The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses
as a leader is likely to be far more effective than
the one who remains blind to them.
- John Adair

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

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

I thought that the chief thing to be done in order
to equal boys was to be learned and courageous.
So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A man is simple when his chief care is the wish to be what he ought to be,
that is honestly and naturally human.
- Charles Wagner

With the greater part of rich people,
the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
- Adam Smith

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

Hope is itself a species of happiness,
and, perhaps, the chief happiness, which this world affords.
- William Samuel Johnson

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul;
for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses,
the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
- William Blake

Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon,
the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
- Rebecca H. Davis

My chief concern is to try to be an humble,
earnest Christian.
- Robert E. Lee

A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths
and have said they'd like to be chief.
There's been a change in the limits people see.
- Wilma Mankiller

Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral's flags,
on each side of the car.
His assistant would be there with his accordion,
playing, Hail to the Chief.
- Richard Widmark

I want to tell you that if the Great Spirit had chosen
anyone to be the chief of this country,
it is myself.
- Sitting Bull

Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement,
a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.
- Howard Mumford Jones

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

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
- William Shenstone

The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty
for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
- Sarah Bernhardt

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

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile
world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism
and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
- Abba Eban


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