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Quote Left 'And Tomorrow' Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate. Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate. Today is built on tragedies which no one wants to face. Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced. Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air. Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares. Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops, knowing that my sanity content when I`m droped. But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new, built on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth. Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive. Quote Right
Quote Left Do not all charms fly at the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: we know her woof, her texture; she is given in the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings, conquer all mysteries by rule and line, empty the haunted air, and gnome mine unweave a rainbow. Quote Right
Quote Left The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. Quote Right
Quote Left Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall. Quote Right
Quote Left Grant us a common faith that man shall know bread and peacethat he shall know justice and righteousness, freedom and security, an equal opportunity and an equal chance to do his best not only in our own lands, but throughout the world. And in that faith let us march toward the clean world our hands can make. Quote Right
Quote Left It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Quote Right
Quote Left Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. Quote Right
Quote Left The automobile changed our dress, manners, social customs, vacation habits, the shape of our cities, consumer purchasing patterns, common tastes and positions in intercourse Quote Right
Quote Left The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind. Quote Right
Quote Left Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them. Quote Right
Quote Left Though a good motive cannot sanction a bad action, a bad motive will always vitiate a good action. In common and trivial matters we may act without motives, but in momentous ones the most careful deliberation is wisdom. Quote Right
Quote Left The dissolution of commercial animal farming as we know it obviously requires more than our individual commitment to vegetarianism. To refuse on principle to buy products of the meat industry is to do what is right, but it is not to do enough. To recognize the rights of animals is to recognize the related duty to defend them against those who violate their rights, and to discharge this duty requires more than our individual abstention. It requires acting to bring about those changes that are necessary if the rights of these animals are not to be violated. Fundamentally, then, it requires a revolution in our culture's thought about, and its accepted treatment of, farm animals... But prejudices die hard, all the more so when they are insulated by widespread secular customs and religious beliefs, sustained by large and powerful economic interests, and protected by the common law. To overcome the collective entropy of those forces against change will not be easy. The animal rights movement is not for the faint heart. Quote Right
Quote Left So, let us not be blind to our differences - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. Quote Right
Quote Left Many people hold onto a grudge because it offers the illusion of power and a perverse feeling of security. But in fact, we are held hostage by our anger. It is never too late to forgive. But you can forgive too soon. I am especially wary of what I call saintly forgiveness. Premature forgiveness is common among people who avoid conflict. They're afraid of their own anger and the anger of others. But their forgiveness is false. Their anger goes underground. I define forgiving as letting someone back into your heart. This returns us to a loving state -- and not merely within the relationship -- we feel good about ourselves and the world. True forgiveness isn't easy, but it transforms us significantly. To forgive is to love and to feel worthy of love. In that sense, it is always worthwhile. Quote Right
Quote Left It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak. Quote Right
Quote Left The common good of a collective -- a race, a class, a state -- was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men. Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism? Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle? The most dreadful butchers were the most sincere. The believed in the perfect society reached through the guillotine and the firing squad. Nobody questioned their right to murder since they were murdering for an altruistic purpose. It was accepted that man must be sacrificed for other men. Actors change, but the course of the tragedy remains the same. A humanitarian who starts with the declarations of love for mankind and ends with a sea of blood. It goes on and will go on so long as men believe that an action is good if it is unselfish. That permits the altruist to act and forces his victims to bear it. The leaders of collectivist movements ask nothing of themselves. But observe the results. Quote Right
Quote Left When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. Quote Right
Quote Left We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. Quote Right
Quote Left All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die. Quote Right
Quote Left For example, there is a species of butterfly, a night-moth, in which the females are much less common than the males. The moths breed exactly like all animals, the male fertilizes the female and the female lays the eggs. Now, if you take a female night moth----many naturalists have tried this experiment---the male moths will visit this female at night and they will come from hours away. From hours away! Just think! From a distance of several miles all these males sense the only female in the region. One looks for an explanation for this phenomenon but it is not easy. You must assume that they have a sense of smell of some sort like a hunting dog that can pick up and follow a semmingly imperceptible scent. Do you see? Nature abounds with such inexplicable things. But my argument is: if the female moths were as abundant as the males, the latter would not have such a highly developed sense of smell. They've acquired it only because they had to train themseleves to to have it. If a person were to concentrate all his will power on a certain end, then he would achieve it. That's all. And that also answers your question. Examine a person closely enough and you know more about him than he does himself. Quote Right
Quote Left It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination... If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed. Quote Right
Quote Left In the fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter fly along in v formation, one might consider what science has discovered as to why geese fly this way. Each bird flaps its wings creating uplift for the bird immediately following. A flock has a greater flying range in formation than a single bird would have on its own. When a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly rejoins the formation. The goose takes advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those flying up front to keep their speed. When a goose gets sick or wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese will fall out of formation with that goose to follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with that fallen goose until it is able to fly or it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with their flock. People, who share a common direction and sense of community, can reach a goal more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. It is harder to do something alone than together. It is beneficial to take turns doing demanding work. By sharing leadership and depending upon others in a group, there is a chance to lead and an opportunity to rest. Quote Right
Quote Left There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life. Quote Right
Quote Left Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. Quote Right
Quote Left And first Satan's endeavours have ever been, and they cease not yet to instill a belief in the minde of man, There is no God at all. . . . that the necessity of his entity dependeth upon ours, and is but a Politicall Chymera. . . . Where he succeeds not thus high, he labours to introduce a secondary and deductive Atheisme; that although, men concede there is a God, yet . . . that he intendeth only the care of the species or common natures, but letteth loose the guard of individuals, and single existencies therein: That he looks not below the Moon, but hath designed the regiment of sublunary affairs unto inferiour deputations. To promote which apprehensions or empuzzell their due conceptions, he casteth in the notions of fate, destiny, fortune, chance and necessity. . . . Whereby extinguishing in mindes the compensation of vertue and vice, the hope and fear of heaven or hell; they comply in their actions unto the drift of his delusions. . . . Quote Right
Quote Left It is in fact hard to find a single, common solid neoplasm [cancer] where management and expectation of cure has been markedly affected by animal research. Most human cancers differ from the artificially produced animal model Quote Right
Quote Left More than 20 years ago, President Kennedy defined an approach that is as valid today as when he announced it. So let us not be blind to our differences,'' he said, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.''Well, those differences are differences in governmental structure and philosophy. The common interests have to do with the things of everyday life for people everywhere. Just suppose with me for a moment that an Ivan and an Anya could find themselves, oh, say, in a waiting room, or sharing a shelter from the rain or a storm with a Jim and Sally, and there was no language barrier to keep them from getting acquainted. Would they then debate the differences between their respective governments? Or would they find themselves comparing notes about their children and what each other did for a living?Before they parted company, they would probably have touched on ambitions and hobbies and what they wanted for their children and problems of making ends meet. And as they went their separate ways, maybe Anya would be saying to Ivan, Wasn't she nice? She also teaches music.'' Or Jim would be telling Sally what Ivan did or didn't like about his boss. They might even have decided they were all going to get together for dinner some evening soon. Above all, they would have proven that people don't make wars.People want to raise their children in a world without fear and without war. They want to have some of the good things over and above bare subsistence that make life worth living. They want to work at some craft, trade, or profession that gives them satisfaction and a sense of worth. Their common interests cross all borders. Quote Right
Quote Left America is not like a blanket -- one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt -- many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread. Quote Right
Quote Left America is sick. It's a country that worships basketball players and supermodels as deities and treats the poor as an enemy. You can see a human being shot to death on network television, but a human breast is too obscene to make the cut. We love war, we love our country, but we hate each other. Our entire society is structured around making money, often at the expense of another, and 'entertainment' assures us that it's all normal. Families are almost nonexistent, and the only safe neighborhoods are patrolled by armed guards with attack dogs. In short, we're heading for a huge Crash. Crash Site is attempting to accelerate the decline any way it can, and hopes to position itself somewhere in the middle of the New Republic once America is rebuilt. We're not conservatives, we're not liberals. We're Common Sense Hardliners. Quote Right
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Quote Left Majority of people believe they have nothing in common with the rest of the world They seem to ignore only one fact; THE PLANET THEY LIVE ON Quote Right
Quote Left Most the mistakes that we make is that weather is a political phenomenon for common life like common sense. Quote Right
Quote Left Power can be sweet, But Without the confidence of the common man, Your claim to power is just a mere illusion, When Power does not have the trust of men of the lower ranks, It is Tyranny Quote Right
Quote Left Goodness is always doubted. Commonly known as shrewdness, cleverness and show off. But we instantly and willingly believe negative gossips about others, we don't seek any justification and clarification on such feed backs.. Why? Quote Right
Quote Left If you want to be considered intelligent apply more common sense, if not, become president intelligence nor common sense are required Quote Right
Quote Left Crazy is not uncommon...they (you know who they are...) just want us to think it is... Quote Right
Quote Left “If humanity had the exalted intelligence we are called to have, we would recognize in our brothers and sisters what we share in common, on the most profound levels, and the petty differences that seek to destroy us would melt away into a global harmony that would stun the very angels themselves." * JOHN LARS ZWERENZ Quote Right
Quote Left The Brain's Energy vs Key Energy vs Divine Energy 1.We common people use our thought and the brain's energy. 2.Those who possess key energy are somewhat different. They can demonstrate iron body stunts and a few of them can hypnotize. 3.Wondrous divine energy is not from the sky. It's an updated version of thought and a superior form of the brain's energy. Quote Right
Quote Left Mortal... Do not measure, love by, time. Real feelings have no gauge in the scales of common men. Quote Right
Quote Left On Your Knees It is the higher thought found only in uncommon prayer that addresses man’s shortcomings. Quote Right
Quote Left Writer's block: The new and somewhat uncommon use of the word is... too many ideas, thoughts, feelings together at the same time to allow a free flow of words to be written or even spoken, in order to be recorded, often brought on by high emotions. Quote Right
Quote Left A community is a group of people who have a lot in common and aren't afraid to stand up to wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left You can be like all the rest and fit in or you can be your own person like Elvis Jacko Madonna or Eminem, you won't be common or like the rest, you'll just be you at your best!! Quote Right
Quote Left "Common sense is like loose change; most people leave it at home!" Quote Right
Quote Left "When you cut through all the BULLTWANG, what it really comes down to is, as always, shining through all your fermenting piles of detritus - the common quest, of every man, woman and child - the quest for pure LOVE fulfilled and returned. There is your LIGHT to walk towards and douse yourself in". Quote Right
Quote Left A swear word to one generation can be highly offensive the same word to the next generation is used so often it becomes common and loses its offensive quality and words offensive to a group by generation stay offensive in general but are not linked direct to that particular group. Language evolves Quote Right
Quote Left Though we may all have something in common, at the same time, we are each as uniquely individual as snowflakes, and sometimes just as fragile. Quote Right
Quote Left "If you can't communicate effectively with your followers and be able to pass information in a manner they will understand, then you aren't their Leader. Leadership is the conscious act of relationship and effective communication between a leader and the lead culminating in attainment of a common goal". Quote Right
Quote Left 'Always try to fly against the Phoenix,but don't forget the common touch of the topsoil below. ' By - Surjendra Das. Quote Right
Quote Left common goal of ordinary people to rejoice.Actually it is existing only in collaboration with friendship,it multiplies the good in life and divides its evils.Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is good donation or blessing. Quote Right
Quote Left "I find it strange "common sense' has undoubtedly, different meanings to everyone? Not so 'common', I guess...." Quote Right
Quote Left Doing common things with the fail to hide in a society is ''taboo'' Quote Right
Quote Left The unprecedented vitriol of the latest election causes people to behaving in a baffled manner. Just as light is trapped in a baffle, election campaigning is trapped in the minds of the public against all common sense. November 13, 2016 Quote Right
Quote Left There is one thing common to us all, death the end of our means, Salah Quote Right
Quote Left Wife is common man's victory against the world! Quote Right
Quote Left To hell with common anything, with the characterless we will go to war! Quote Right
Quote Left " common sense is not common anymore." Quote Right
Quote Left Don't follow common, let other copy you. Quote Right
Quote Left Procrastination; of human behavior "the common cold." Quote Right
Quote Left A wise man is not one who seeks common sense, but rather one who seeks total sense. Quote Right
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