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Civic Quotes

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Voting is a civic sacrament.
- Theodore Hesburgh

Related topics: Politics

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

Everyone knows that our current system is kind of like legalized prostitution.
The corporate sector completely controls the civic sector.
- Peter Coyote

Civic education and civic responsibility should be
taught in elementary school.
- Donna Brazile

 

I'm a civic busybody and I've been blessed with an active career.
- George Takei

Each social formation, through each of its material activities,
exerts its influence upon the civic whole;
and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
- Patrick Geddes

It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that
could someday facilitate a police state.
- Bruce Schneier

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The reason the government sells the census as your
ticket to getting goodies -
rather than as your civic duty -
is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.
- Tom G. Palmer

The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic
institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system.
- Lee R. Raymond

People aren't as stupid as the politicians think.
More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote,
rejecting the role of compulsory constituent.
- Bob Black

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
- Norman Douglas

Our civic society is really all we have by way of nationhood.
- Cokie Roberts

There's a civic nationalism in Britain and dozens of other countries.
- Michael Ignatieff

Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry
are all categories of man's expression which are valid
only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering

The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment
was reached on the bright September morning when I
entered the public school.
- Mary Antin

The walls are raised against honest men in civic life.
- William H. O'Connell

Science, which is not so attached to 'truth' as it once was,
ut more to immediate 'effectiveness',
is now drifting towards a decline, it's civic fall from grace.
- Paul Virilio

I also helped write the five-page statement of principles
that Civic Forum issued in late November.
That was the first public expression of what the new government wanted to do.
- Vaclav Klaus

A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if
its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
- Phillip E. Johnson

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue,
gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity.
- Benito Mussolini

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration
for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor,
who was a friend of my family.
- Rene Cassin

We know these men are professionals whose services
are up for bid and whose bags are packed,
and yet we call them our own and take personal,
even civic pride in their accomplishments.
- John Thorn

We live in a world of increasing dependence on electronic records and retrieval,
unprecedented security and preservation concerns,
and insufficient attention to civic and democratic education.
- Allen Weinstein

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating
safety through education and civic activities in several
locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating
public throughout southern Pennsylvania,
the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay.
- Robert Brady

To me history ought to be a source of pleasure.
It isn't just part of our civic responsibility.
To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive,
just the way literature or art or music is.
- David McCullough

When Hegel later became a man of influence' he insisted
that the Jews should be granted equal rights because
civic rights belong to man because he is a man and
not on account of his ethnic origins or his religion.
- Walter Kaufmann

The fact that so many of your people are today residents
and citizens of the United States,
lending their influence to our civic and economic life,
which has meant so much to our development.
- Frank B. Kellogg

We know that if we're going to remain economically
competitive in the world,
and viable as a civic democracy, that we're going to
have to get more people educated to higher levels.
- Margaret Spellings

You learn about equality in history and civics,
but you find out life is not really like that.
- Arthur Ashe

I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of
Americans who took a civics class.
- Roger Ebert

The first lesson in civics is that efficient government begins at home.
- Charles Evans Hughes

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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