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Thoughtless Quotes and Sayings
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To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

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A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person,
because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love never reasons, but profusely gives;
it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all,
and then trembles least it has done to little.
- Hannah More

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

 

For I have learned to look on nature,
not as in the hour of thoughtless youth,
but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
- William Wordsworth

The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is,
the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
- Desiderius Erasmus

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent
man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
- Johann Kepler

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Creative risk taking is essential to success in any
goal where the stakes are high.
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree
of worldly pleasures and its various fruits,
man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life,
and yields to the lust of the flesh,
not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophical animal...
one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
- Theophile Gautier

I'll never stop eating animals, I'm sure,
but I do think that for the benefit of everyone,
the time has come to stop raising them industrially
and stop eating them thoughtlessly.
- Mark Bittman

Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness
and vices of men that make it a necessary evil.
When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

There are people selling thoughtlessness with such casualty.
- Jewel

People who don't see their nature and imagine they
can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
- Bodhidharma

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male,
vindictiveness of the female.
- Cyril Connolly

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Moral authority is never retained by
any attempt to hold on to it.
It comes without seeking and
is retained without effort.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

A child miseducated is a child lost.
- John F. Kennedy

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

We will not learn how to live together in peace
by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are three species of government:
republican,
monarchical, and despotic.
- Charles de Secondat

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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