Twenty Quotes to Give you Chills.

Via on Jun 5, 2014

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“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when we look back everything is different.” ~ C.S. Lewis

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ~ Mister Fred Rogers

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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss

Always be Batman.

“Give a man a mask, and he will show you his true face.” ~ Oscar Wilde

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“Airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches.”

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“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” ~ Walter Payton

National Nuclear Security Administration

“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.” ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer, after a nuclear test at Los Alamos.

>>> “Now we have weapons over 1000 times more powerful. So powerful in fact, that they use fission bombs, what he created, as a detonator.”

 

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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“I loved her, and sometimes, she loved me too.” ~ Pablo Neruda’s The Saddest Poem.

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“Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” ~ Serbian proverb

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“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” ~ Admiral Grace Hopper

the giving tree

“I am sorry,” sighed the tree. “I wish I could give you something…but I have nothing left.”

nuclear bomb

“Nuclear warfare is like two men standing in a pool of gasoline, one with five matches, the other with two.” ~ Carl Sagan

old man religion pray desk

“Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself.” ~ Rumi


Relephant:

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.”

~ Written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby

patriotism quote 9/11

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship… [V]oice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.” ~ Hermann Göring

Relephant, from a Vietnam soldier’s lighter:

“We the unwilling led by the unqualified to kill the unfortunate die for the ungrateful.”

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The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” ~ Steven Furtick

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Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” ~ Prophecy of the Cree Native American Tribe

 

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11 Quotes to Change your Life (a Little).

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