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Imperative Quote of the Day

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Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence,
is a continuing imperative.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement
for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests.
We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction
of international tensions and would open the way
to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


We must make it clear that a platform
of "I hate gay men and women'
is not a way to become president of the United States.
- Jimmy Carter

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America,
the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry,
and of criminal inquiry too.
- Thomas Jefferson

The United States has to move very fast to even stand still.
- John F. Kennedy

 

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill
a president of the United States, he can do it.
All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
- John F. Kennedy

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections,
they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia.
But when we have elections, they want observers.
- Nelson Mandela

India is a geographical term.
It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
- Winston Churchill

For me, one of the greatest things about living in the United States
is that we have a national holiday - Thanksgiving Day -
dedicated to honoring gratitude.
Having gratitude is one of the keys to a happy life.
Let every day be a day of profound thanksgiving.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the United Nations once admits that international disputes
can be settled by using force,
then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization
and our best hope of establishing a world order.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

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

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

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

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability.
One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
- Stephen Hawking

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

A leader is not one who says, "Follow me."
A leader is one who says, "I'll go first."
- Neale Donald Walsch

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.
Not to dare is to lose oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky


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