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Ida Quotes and Sayings
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High value information came from interrogations in
which those methods were used and provided a deeper
understanding of the al Qa'ida organization that was attacking this country.
- Dennis C. Blair

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when
the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when
the negro woman is the accusing party.
- Ida B. Wells

Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin.
In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.
- Ida P. Rolf

Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and
murder a single individual,
so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
- Ida B. Wells

 

I had no desire to crash a man's world.
- Ida Lupino

The first and most imperative necessity in war is money,
for money means everything else - men,
guns, ammunition.
- Ida Tarbell

There is nothing we can do about the lynching now,
as we are out-numbered and without arms.
- Ida B. Wells

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The appeal to the white man's pocket has ever been
more effectual than all the appeals ever made to his conscience.
- Ida B. Wells

Often I pretended to a cameraman to know less than I did.
That way I got more cooperation.
- Ida Lupino

I'd love to see more women working as directors and producers.
- Ida Lupino

Our country's national crime is lynching.
It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury,
or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
- Ida B. Wells

Imagination is the only key to the future.
Without it none exists - with it all things are possible.
- Ida Tarbell

Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more
sinned against than sinning,
and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so.
- Ida B. Wells

The Afro-American is not a bestial race.
- Ida B. Wells

I didn't see myself as any advance guard,
or feminist.
- Ida Lupino

The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got
away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense.
- Ida B. Wells

The negro has suffered far more from the commission
of this crime against the women of his race by white
men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.
- Ida B. Wells

The white man's dollar is his god, and to stop this
will be to stop outrages in many localities.
- Ida B. Wells

A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it.
- Ida Tarbell

Any woman who wishes to smash into the world of men isn't very feminine.
- Ida Lupino

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom,
the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
- Ida B. Wells

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

The people must know before they can act,
and there is no educator to compare with the press.
- Ida B. Wells

The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character
nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect
himself against the white man or become his rival.
- Ida B. Wells

I just had to plod along without having any teaching,
which was a pity.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Keeping a feminine approach is vital -
men hate bossy females.
- Ida Lupino

Men have two ways of righting their wrongs,
by force and by the ballot.
Both are denied to women, one by nature,
the other by man.
- Ida A. Harper

I knew it would break his heart if I didn't go into the business.
- Ida Lupino

I used to find great difficulty in drawing feet.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.
- Ida B. Wells

I should have been a much better artist if I could
have studied more and amused myself less.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears,
toes, and fingers, strips off flesh,
and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
- Ida B. Wells

The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants,
and the very foundation of government,
law and order, are imperilled.
- Ida B. Wells

Whereupon, at the tender age of thirteen,
I set upon the path of playing nothing but hookers.
- Ida Lupino

The Afro-American is thus the backbone of the South.
- Ida B. Wells

There is something magical in seeing what you can do,
what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely
with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are
an actress or writer with power...
I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented
woman if the subject matter were right.
- Ida Lupino

An effective human being is a whole that is greater
than the sum of its parts.
- Ida P. Rolf

I came home every Friday afternoon, riding the six
miles on the back of a big mule.
I spent Saturday and Sunday washing and ironing and
cooking for the children and went back to my country
school on Sunday afternoon.
- Ida B. Wells

Although lynchings have steadily increased in number
and barbarity during the last twenty years,
there has been no single effort put forth by the many
moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put
a stop to this wholesale slaughter.
- Ida B. Wells

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this,
and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American
people to a demand for justice to every citizen,
and punishment by law for the lawless,
I shall feel I have done my race a service.
- Ida B. Wells

Thus lynch law held sway in the far West until civilization
spread into the Territories and the orderly processes of law took its place.
The emergency no longer existing, lynching gradually
disappeared from the West.
- Ida B. Wells

The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been
avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote,
the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied
and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
- Ida B. Wells

The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged,
that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won,
the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned,
was against me.
- Ida Tarbell

There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power,
than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the
idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness,
that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.
- Ida Tarbell

I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have
little or no school training should have something
coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple,
helpful way...
so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things
that concerned our people.
- Ida B. Wells

In fact, for all kinds of offenses -
and,
for no offenses - from murders to misdemeanors,
men and women are put to death without judge or jury;
so that,
although the political excuse was no longer necessary,
the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.
- Ida B. Wells

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

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Like an Eagle, I Soar High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

I soar on eagle wings,
high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the
dream in the seeking of it.
- William Faulkner

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut


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