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Witnessing Quotes

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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

I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction
of a people's ability to survive.
It's horrifying.
- Rachel Corrie

From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts,
we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history.
- Marco Rubio

"It worked." (said after witnessing the first atomic detonation).
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

I think that witnessing ecological problems visible
from space is one of the new and essential roles of astronauts.
- Philippe Perrin

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.
It is bound up with hatred, jealousy,
boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence.
In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first
story had I not been a lawyer.
I never dreamed of being a writer.
I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
- John Grisham

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Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism
such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly
novel in the history of human culture.
- Johan Huizinga

What we are witnessing now is a clash of civilisations,
not just between states but within them.
- Pim Fortuyn

I just try to touch people's hearts in a way through skating,
so they're not just witnessing a performance,
they're feeling a performance and they're a part of it.
- Scott Hamilton

The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took
the form of a slave and became obedient to death.
So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life,
possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives
are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom.
- Arthur Middleton

The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God,
to overcome that sin with sacrifices,
good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing,
giving all kinds of things.
It never worked.
- Keith Miller

We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms.
We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't
see this is probably hoping it isn't true.
If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries,
if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes,
then we will be in default.
This great America will become a paralyzed nation.
- Jon Voight

The idea of being a foreign correspondent and wandering
the world and witnessing great events,
having adventures and covering the activities of world leaders,
appealed to me greatly.
It was a very glamorous life in those days.
- Alan Cranston

Well, when I was a kid, if my father was witnessing
something that he thought was particularly outrageous
or he was looking at some sort of a question that he
thought lacked proper definition,
he would say, Well, at least Jesse James had the honor to wear a mask.
- Richard Neal

The witnessing soul is like the sky.
The birds fly in the sky but they don't leave any footprints.
That's what Buddha says, that the man who is awakened
lives in such a way that he leaves no footprints.
He is without wounds and without scars; he never looks back -
there is no point. He has lived that moment so totally
that what is the need to look back again and again?
He never looks ahead, he never looks back, he lives in the moment.
- Osho

Life without a friend is like death without a witness.
- Spanish proverb

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
- Pontius Pilate

I was sent there by the Free Congress Committee,
headed by Paul Weyrich.
Fred Smith and I were sent down as observers,
with reporters' credentials, so we could witness the events.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Jim Bakker came along.
He said, Jessica Hahn, listen.
You're a virgin.
As God as my witness.
He said, We need a girl that we can trust.
- Jessica Hahn

Journalism allows its readers to witness history;
fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
- John Hersey

The body is an instrument, the mind its function,
the witness and reward of its operation.
- George Santayana

That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits
of God will be a lasting witness against them and the
same will it be against Christians.
- William Blake

We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to
the community by the institution of premiums,
held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics.
- Joseph Lancaster

None of us is guaranteed against failure or corruption of any kind;
witness what's going on in the world in this moment,
the follies of human nature and the failures of human nature.
- Morris West

It makes me so desperately sad to witness just how
unforgivably wretched our world has become.
- Ralph Steadman

There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers;
we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which
we do not actually witness.
- William Godwin

Art is that which comes to a man, and stands between
himself and an implacable witness:
the work.
- Eduardo Chillida

For God is my witness that I neither preached,
affirmed, nor defended them, though they say that I did.
- Jan Hus

I have made my living bearing witness to some of the
most horrific events of the end of our century,
at the end of the 20th century.
- Christiane Amanpour

Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness.
And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness.
- Dar Williams

Billing and cooing to me is worse to witness an execution.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing
witness to the world we live in.
To some extent I think of all of us as artists,
because we have voices and we are each of us unique.
- Jane Rule

Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not
limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers
to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.
- Paul Ricoeur

As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law.
There's nothing you can do to us.
You're just a church secretary.
- Jessica Hahn

You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand.
- Mary Harris Jones

God as my witness, may He strike me down if this allegation is true.
- Paul Crouch

Answerest thou nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee.
- Pontius Pilate

Well, you know, one lawyer says I'm the only witness and I'm not credible.
Another lawyer says this witness - there's tons of
evidence that's been available for years.
- Patty Hearst

I was not inside the bank.
But I am still not the only witness.
- Patty Hearst

If we are lucky, and George W. Bush is right, we are
about to witness the War of the Happy Iraqis.
- Howard Fineman

There are times not to flirt.
When you're sick.
When you're with children.
When you're on the witness stand.
- Joyce Jillson

Please call your second witness, and then call your mother,
she worries.
- Colin Mochrie

When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself,
though there is no witness.
- Ausonius

That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal
honour out of it but I was a witness to it.
- Laurie Lee

There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful
as conscience which dwells within us.
- Sophocles

If we don't bear witness as citizens,
as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed.
There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
- Jane Rule

I wonder: when a Jehovah's Witness dies and goes to Heaven,
does God hide behind the door and pretend He's not home?
- Brian Celio

Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace,
but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener
in the lap than the strong one.
- William Gurnall

Whenever we witness art in a building,
we are aware of an energy contained by it.
- Arthur Erickson

My father is a Jehovah's Witness, and he raised us
under a very strict hand.
- Damon Wayans

Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue.
Good art can NOT be immoral.
By good art I mean art that bears true witness,
I mean the art that is most precise.
- Ezra Pound

These are hallowed moments, when every American has
reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that
it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn.
- Nelson A. Miles

And these things are pretty much foundational:
thou shall not kill,
steal, bear false witness.
All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
- Pat Robertson

One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
- Jean Giraudoux

In so many and such important ways, then,
do the planets bear witness to the earth's mobility.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

My witness is the empty sky.
- Jack Kerouac

His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.
- Charles Stanley

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career.
He was real and he bore witness to it.
The things he said to you, he lived them.
- Terence Stamp

Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information.
Television makes us a witness to such misery.
- Gates McFadden

I want to thank you for taking time out of your day
to come and witness my hanging.
- George W. Bush

A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order
to invigorate our downtown and,
simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness
that we can get things done.
- Alan Autry

When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program,
everything is witnessed.
I weigh in once a week with a witness.
I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries.
- Kirstie Alley

A man is not primarily a witness against something.
That is only incidental to the fact that he is a witness for something.
- Whittaker Chambers

I was brought up in the War.
I was an adolescent in the Second World War.
And I did witness in London a great deal of the Blitz.
- Harold Pinter

And here in Los Angeles, once again,
I'm going to go down and be a witness.
There's a guilty plea.
I don't mind being on the witness stand,
but I think they mind it a lot.
- Patty Hearst

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered
in the presence of a witness.
- Margaret Millar

It's nice to witness these discoveries at first hand.
- Michael Aspel

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering.
Swearing on the other hand, is invoking,
only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
- John Ruskin


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