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Foundations Quotes

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If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

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If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

 

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air.
They are where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty -
not marble floors and foundations.
- Martin H. Fischer

I think it's really terrifying that a country based
on the foundations and ideals of God,
is now systematically removing God from everything.
Everything!
- Stephen Baldwin

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The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that
arise from improbable foundations.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Corruption has its own motivations, and one has to
thoroughly study that phenomenon and eliminate the
foundations that allow corruption to exist.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

The foundations of democratic transition should be
laid in accordance with a sincere and committed strategy
that is supported by various policy tools,
and implemented wisely.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We cannot build foundations of a state without rule of law.
- Mahmoud Abbas

Vary the pace...
is one of the foundations of all good acting.
- Ellen Terry

Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations
of compassion and justice.
- Mike DeWine

We are laying the foundations of a government,
which we hope may outlast the Pyramids.
- Caleb Cushing

However well organized the foundations of life may be,
life must always be full of risks.
- Henry Ellis

If you ask me to summarise our mission,
I would put it this way: We were a military regime
that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and
liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The Roaring Twenties were the period of that Great
American Prosperity which was built on shaky foundations.
- Paul Getty

I tell fundamentalists that there is no question of
them attacking our Republic's foundations.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

By providing outstanding economic leadership,
this country can wage its attack successfully -
and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.
- James Forrestal

Furthermore, the unearned increment from land appears
in the United States as a gain to the first comers,
who have here laid the foundations of a new State.
- William Graham Sumner

I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid,
and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.
- Henry David Thoreau

All my musical foundations go back to the age of 3.
My family tell me that I used to listen to the old crystal set,
then go to the piano and pick out the tune that I just heard.
- George Shearing

We must get back to a very strong Christianity...
Christianity shaped America and England,
and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
- George Carey

We have now gone beyond 100 in number,
and the desire to join seems rather to increase,
though it was thought the foundations would retard it,
it seems quite otherwise.
- Catherine McAuley

Once you understand the foundations of cooking -
whatever kind you like,
whether it's French or Italian or Japanese -
you really don't need a cookbook anymore.
- Thomas Keller

The world must be made safe for democracy.
Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
- Woodrow Wilson

We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between
the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.
- Jean Baudrillard

There were certain questions about the foundations
of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated.
- Leon Kass

In the present epoch of struggle between two worlds
the two opposing and antagonistic trends penetrating
the foundations of nearly all branches of biology are
particularly sharply defined.
- Trofim Lysenko

In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T.
we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should,
in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations,
lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe.
- Leon Jouhaux

The violent reaction on the recent development of modern
physics can only be understood when one realises that
here the foundations of physics have started moving;
and that this motion has caused the feeling that the
ground would be cut from science.
- Werner Heisenberg

The main foundations of every state,
new states as well as ancient or composite ones,
are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms,
and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society.
It's their work that I'm supporting.
So it's not me doing it.
But I can empower them.
I can support them, and I can help them.
- George Soros

Neutrality is a negative word.
It does not express what America ought to feel.
We are not trying to keep out of trouble;
we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
- Woodrow Wilson

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings,
but they cannot touch the foundation of America.
These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the
steel of American resolve.
- George W. Bush

Poetry is not only dream and vision;
it is the skeleton architecture of our lives.
It lays the foundations for a future of change,
a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
- Audre Lorde

World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and
continued access by all nations to the resources they
need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous
plenty and of permanent peace.
- Gifford Pinchot

It is a beneficent incident of the ownership of land
that a pioneer who reduces it to use,
and helps to lay the foundations of a new State,
finds a profit in the increasing value of land as the new State grows up.
- William Graham Sumner

It was a superb agreement to end a war,
but a very bad agreement to make a state.
From now on, we have to part company with Dayton and
try to build a modern democratic state,
for which I have tried to lay the foundations.
- Paddy Ashdown

A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last.
The same principle applies to man, otherwise he too
will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed
up by the world of illusion.
- Sai Baba

At the time, my personal research objectives were to
provide Keynesian economics with more rigorous foundations
and to tighten and elaborate the logic of macroeconomic and monetary theory.
- James Tobin

I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout
the world promoting Open Society.
My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society.
It's their work that I'm supporting.
So it's not me doing it.
- George Soros

Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq,
a peace built on more secure foundations than are found
today in the Middle East.
Even more important, they will fight for two human
conditions of even greater value than peace:
liberty and justice.
- John McCain

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being.
Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric?
Think first about the foundations of humility.
The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
- Saint Augustine

Somebody who was born in this country who visited China
would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA.
We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese
against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law.
- Iris Chang

I ask every Communist individually to set an example,
by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy
of a man and a Communist,
in restoring order, starting normal life,
in resuming work and production, and in laying the
foundations of an ordered life.
- Janos Kadar

There should be a sympathy with freedom,
a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas,
but upon the long experience of many generations within
the shores of this happy isle,
that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
- William E. Gladstone

We've already gotten a significant grant from the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, and a university consortium.
I think the whole sector of Foundations,
potentially with government support,
is promising -
more than promising,
I think, it's substantial.
- Mitch Kapor

We went around and looked and talked to a lot of foundations
with those charities and decided upon the Children's Hospital.
They had a golf tournament at the time,
but it was a small event that didn't raise a significant amount of money.
- Tom Kite

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship,
we must love our friend for their sakes
rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living.
It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built.
Where trust is, love can flourish.
- Barbara Smith

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning,
not the result of ignorance or accident,
its children will become the foundation of a new race.
- Margaret Sanger

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

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.
- Robert E. Lee

The foundation of family - that's where it all begins for me.
- Faith Hill

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at;
its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
- David Allan Coe

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
- Thomas Kempis

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about
your life should be made.
- Darren L. Johnson

Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization
is a sound state of mind.
- E. M. Forster

It is no secret that the Golf Foundation has had its difficulties.
- Peter Dawson

Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It began as hackers' rights.
Then it became general civil liberties of everybody -
government stay away.
- Esther Dyson


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