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Founders Quotes and Sayings
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The rich and the well-born, according to the Federalist Papers,
was greatly feared by the founders.
- John Jay Hooker

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

But, neither of these educational scenarios worked for us,
so when we started a family, we wanted a different school for our children.
And the other founders felt the same way.
- Daniel Greenberg

The challenge is always before us.
Whenever we lose sight of the principles that mattered
to our founders we run into trouble.
- Jesse Helms

 

Our founders did not oust George III in order for us
to crown Richard I. - Ralph Nader

Their way of Dancing, is nothing but a sort of stamping Motion,
much like the treading upon Founders Bellows.
- John Lawson

I am one of the founders of Hip-Hop along with my brothers
Kool DJ Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
- Afrika Bambaataa

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What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers,
the House and the Senate, but you have simply,
majoritarian, absolute power on either side.
And that's just not what the founders intended.
- Barack Obama

When tillage begins, other arts follow.
The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
- Daniel Webster

Our country's founders cherished liberty,
not democracy.
- Ron Paul

Our Founders always wondered about how long it would last.
The price of liberty is everlasting vigilance.
You've got to be on your guard every minute or you will lose it.
- Michael Novak

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration
of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God,
not from government.
- Paul Ryan

I was one of the founders in, in that,
the three of us all had the, had the founder's stock.
- Arthur Rock

In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War,
the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders
hoped and trusted they would do.
- Hugo Black

The founders were very worried that if parties developed in America,
you might have something like the modern Italian system,
where you have 20 different parties that divide Congress
and the country and can't govern.
- Michael Beschloss

We cannot improve on the system of government handed
down to us by the founders of the Republic.
There is no way to improve upon that.
But what we can do is to find new ways to implement
that system and realize our destiny.
- Barbara Jordan

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it,
and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes.
As the ultimate icon of America's storied history,
the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
- Joe Barton

I believe the two biggest mistakes made by the Founders
were giving Federal judges life-time appointments and
permitting them to be confirmed without the agreement
of two-thirds of the members of the United States Senate.
- John Jay Hooker

I think people would actually be surprised by what we put out.
Unfortunately the shadow that the original founders
cast was that they were just artists that can't write
books so people swept the whole of Image with that paintbrush.
- Todd McFarlane

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human
virtue and happiness they might originally project,
have invariably recognized it among their earliest
practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery,
and another portion as the site of a prison.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Our Founders warned against this.
They said don't...
that your liberty is only as secure as the people are.
Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves
entitlements from the largesse of the government,
liberty is done; freedom is over with.
We were warned.
We are there.
- Sharron Angle

Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth
is the most important labor of man.
When tillage begins, other arts will follow.
The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.
- Daniel Webster

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati.
- Adam Weishaupt

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard
the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
- Richard Le Gallienne

This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan.
- Paracelsus

The theory of founder effects does not explain how
novel features like plumage traits arise.
- Peter R. Grant

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I did not claim that speciation occurs only in founder populations.
- Ernst Mayr

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone
was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

I mean I wasn't a founder in the sense that I contributed
anything scientifically but in the sense that I signed
the corporation papers and,
and owned founder's stock.
- Arthur Rock

Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass.
And none shall speak his name.
- Karl Shapiro

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most
lives strike and founder.
- Frederick William Faber

And I'm comfortable being who I am, so I think a lot
of people who take over from a founder worry about
how they compare to the founder;
I worry about doing the best I can.
- Sanjay Kumar

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the
most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread,
populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists,
but in small founder populations.
- Ernst Mayr

Indeed, one of the most successful and influential
religious organizations in history,
the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along
military lines by its founder,
Ignatius Loyola.
- Robert Shea

As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River
Congressional task force,
I have long sought to preserve the river's health and
historical multiple uses,
including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife,
for the benefit of future generations of Americans.
- Ron Kind

Our co-founder and company president,
Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and
understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products.
So the video game business went from absolutely zero
designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion.
- David Crane

I am ever mindful of the legacy of my grandfather,
the founder of this Kingdom, who had said to me that
he perceived his life as a link in a continuous chain
of those who served our nation and that he expected
me to be a new and strong link in the same chain.
- King Hussein I

Another important historical factor is the fact that
this already very simple religion was further simplified
and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China.
Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism;
and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
- Hu Shih

I play a nice crazy lady whose morals are right but
who is really foundering.
- Mary Crosby

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

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- 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

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
- Eva Gabor

Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
Oh my luve is like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
- Robert Burns

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

Life doesn't play favorites.
- Anonymous

Life's a game, all you have to do is know how to play it.
- Anonymous

It's work only if I say it's work,
but it's play if I say it's fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

It's foggy and it's gray - let's play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I skip on the beach, and play with the waves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

God is at play,
I am his modeling clay.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
- Chinese Proverb

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein


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