Cannot Quotes by Henry David Thoreau, Michel de Montaigne, Norman Cousins, Napoleon Bonaparte, Penelope Cruz, Miroslav Lajcak and many others.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else’s point of view.
We cannot prevent hurricanes or earthquakes, floods or volcanic eruptions. But we can ensure that both people and communities are better prepared and more resilient.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be.
The fact remains that secularism is inherent in the Indian system, in the Indian ethos and culture. India cannot but be secular.
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
North Korea cannot change because its people don’t realize that there is an alternative to their suffering.
If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
If you cannot learn to love real art, at least learn to hate sham art and reject it.
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand.
I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
Nothing cannot exist forever.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
I cannot look at modern buildings without thinking of historical ones.
It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us – dreamers and indolent… It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich – these are wholesome; but to begin it prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.
We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
You cannot travel within and stand still without.
We cannot pass our guardian angel’s bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can – that is their secret.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
Our people are ebbing away like a rapidly receding tide that will never return. The white man’s God cannot love our people, or He would protect them.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man’s making the best profit he can of the natural produce of his lands.
The pursuit of an extreme Brexit cannot come at the cost of peace in Northern Ireland.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the other.
There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation.
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Life is relationship, living is relationship. We cannot live if you and I have built a wall around ourselves and just peep over that wall occasionally. Unconsciously, deeply, under the wall, we are related.
We cannot be mere consumers of good governance, we must be participants; we must be co-creators.
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try and find something or someone that it cannot cover. Grace is enough.
The Special Olympics motto, ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,’ really speaks to me because it embodies exactly what I have pursued in my life. Really, that’s all any of us can hope for – a chance to be brave and to pursue a dream.
Sometimes I was sad, sometimes happy. Just on and off. Always I felt welcome. It’s just, you know, sometimes as a human being, you cannot always be happy. You do good things, you do bad things, people talk.
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
I’m just going to write because I cannot help it.
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
You watch enough TV, and very soon the inside of your head has become a vast, arid plain, across which you cannot detect the passage of a thought.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15.
The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
I think lawyers who engage in pro bono service to protect those who cannot help themselves are truly the heroes and the heroines of the legal profession.
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
You cannot steal somebody’s intellectual property. Law and justice protect.
We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.
Our bodies are held captive, but our pursuit of freedom cannot be contained.
I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
I like to think I play rugby as it should be played – there are no yellow or red cards in my collection – but I cannot say I’m an angel.
I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
Mime is an art beyond words. It is the art of the essential. And you cannot lie. You have to show the truth.
I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.
Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.
People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.
All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.
All religions accept that there is something called ‘criminality.’ And criminality cannot be excused by religious fervour.
The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordinary international cooperation. Effective international police actions require the highest degree of intelligence sharing, planning and collaborative enforcement.
Editing cannot be taught. Developing your own taste cannot be taught.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. We have to support the beauty, the poetry, of life.
Society cannot exist without law. Law is the bond of society: that which makes it, that which preserves it and keeps it together. It is, in fact, the essence of civil society.
If Alibaba cannot become a Microsoft or Wal-Mart, I will regret it for the rest of my life.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
The free man cannot be long an ignorant man.
Time is something that cannot be bought; it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply, Time is simply how you live your life.
We are more than just flesh and bones. There’s a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.
No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
Politeness and caring for each other cannot be a thing of the past.
Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.
Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed – chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Life cannot be without relationship, but we have made it so agonizing and hideous by basing it on personal and possessive love. Can one love and yet not possess? You will find the true answer not in escape, ideals, beliefs but through the understanding of the causes of dependence and possessiveness.
One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life.
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
How can any one paint who cannot grade colors? How can any one write poetry who has not learnt to hear and see?
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
I believe things cannot make themselves impossible.
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
I have always been very calm on the outside. I’m not too stressed now just because I’m in formula one. For me, tomorrow will be another day whether I finish first or last. I have to do the maximum and I cannot ask any more from myself.
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.
When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure.
I have learned the hard way to mind my business, without judging who people are and what they do. I am more troubled by the lack of space being provided for the truth to unfold. Humans cannot seem to wait for or honor the truth. Instead, we make it up based on who we believe people should or should not be.
Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not.
The answer is, who you are cannot be defined through thinking or mental labels or definitions, because it’s beyond that. It is the very sense of being, or presence, that is there when you become conscious of the present moment. In essence, you and what we call the present moment are, at the deepest level, one.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
We live in a world that is filled with filth and sleaze, a world that reeks of evil. You cannot afford that filthy poison to touch you. Stay away from it. Avoid it.
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
You cannot look at a person and judge him or her by the color of their skin.
In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.
These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.
Maybe it’s stress or anger or adrenaline or disillusionment or a bullying nature or simple fear of getting killed themselves, but there is a problem if a cop cannot tell the difference between a menacing gangster and the far more common person they encounter whose life is a little frayed and messy.
Souls cannot be saved without exertion.
You cannot separate the buildings out from the infrastructure of cites and the mobility of transit.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights’. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
We have to get it into our heads once and for all that we cannot settle disputes by eliminating human beings.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
You cannot step into the same river twice.
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save.
The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
I cannot command winds and weather.
We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
The past cannot be cured.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.
According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
Mexico has strict gun control. You cannot own a gun in Mexico.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Capitalism is at least tolerable, which cannot be said of Socialism or Communism.
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
If there is no word that means you don’t have the concept. In North Korea they eliminate the words: depression, stress, dictatorship, human rights. You cannot think of those. That’s why all the brainwashing was possible.
Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.
People cannot change their tidying habits without first changing their way of thinking.
Riches cannot be gathered without sin and evil means.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.
You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.
My hair grows and grows; you cannot stop it – that fellow grows, it grows wild.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.
If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
My job is making money, helping other people make money. I am spending money, trying to make sure more people get rich, because you cannot spend a lot of money, right? So my job is spending money, helping others. This is a headache.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill… it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, a sannyasi, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation.
Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies.
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.
You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.
Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.
We cannot change the political system, we cannot change the economic system, we cannot change the social system, until the people control the land, and then we take it out of the hands of that sick minority that chooses to pervert the meaning and the intention of humanity.
I firmly believe that unless one has tasted the bitter pill of failure, one cannot aspire enough for success.
A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I’ve had to accept that – that everyone cannot love me. Because when there’s love, there’s hate. When there’s light, there’s dark. But it was really hard to accept as an artist that there’s a lot of people that hate me, but on the other side, there are many more people who love me. I think everyone goes through that.
Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
We cannot embrace God’s forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.
I know, to banish anger altogether from one’s breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God’s grace.
There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.
One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.
We have got to move away from the concept of race and color because that is what apartheid is. We cannot end apartheid if we retain these concepts.
Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.
There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
In every truth, the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
When I get older, I don’t think I’ll like to have wrinkles, or a big jelly belly. I cannot have it.
In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
You cannot show people only the petals and not the thorns. It’s not fair to them.
There would be more sense in insisting on man’s limitations because he cannot be a mother than on a woman’s because she can be.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the ‘freedom of the press’ goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
The traveller who aspires to reach the highlands of Tibet from Kashmir cannot be borne along in a carriage or hill-cart. For much of the way, he is limited to a foot pace, and if he has regard to his horse, he walks down all rugged and steep descents, which are many, and dismounts at most bridges.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
When we believe in lies, we cannot see the truth, so we make thousands of assumptions and we take them as truth. One of the biggest assumptions we make is that the lies we believe are the truth!
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform.
A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him.
I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that we must get from our diets because our bodies cannot make them; they are crucial for early brain development, and there is much evidence that they promote cardiovascular health and cognitive function.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.
Tolerance always has limits – it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant.
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
A President cannot always be popular.
Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can’t disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
It is important that we relish the food we eat. If we cannot do this, but eat mechanically, our food does not do us that good it should, and we fail to be nourished and built up by it as we otherwise would be, if we could enjoy the food we take into the stomach.
We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.
For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.
Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
A hustler has to deal with danger and risk. It’s part of the game. You cannot control it all, nor would you want to. Chaos, unknown factors are not something to be anxious about.
The world is getting smaller and smaller every day. We cannot find ourselves dependent on somebody who is untrustworthy.
Taste cannot be controlled by law.
We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.
You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.
The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!
Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
So confident am I in the intentions, as well as wisdom, of the government, that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done, either cannot, or ought not to be done.
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.
Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.
Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon… The book has been thoroughly tested, and it’s very hard to see how it could be improved on for its current purposes.
The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.
When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.
One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
Day and night cannot dwell together. The Red Man has ever fled the approach of the White Man, as the morning mist flees before the morning sun.
Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
The fighter is born. He cannot be made.
There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.
It has not yet become obvious to me that there’s no real problem. I cannot define the real problem; therefore, I suspect there’s no real problem, but I’m not sure there’s no real problem.
I appreciate a lot in this life; the things you cannot buy. Life is only once. I am happy being here and all the things that are a risk I normally avoid.
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
I’m not interested in dating. I like being with my own best friend, me. Certain women, particularly older women, cannot believe I like going to a social event by myself. But I do.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
If you don’t lose, you cannot enjoy the victories. So I have to accept both things.
We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
Science will explain how but not why. It talks about what is, not what ought to be. Science is descriptive, not prescriptive; it can tell us about causes but it cannot tell us about purposes. Indeed, science disavows purposes.
He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Oprah’s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.
Football is a game you cannot play without making mistakes.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
The truth is, you cannot run a political campaign like a tech startup. Technology is a field that fetishizes disruption. The old ways are suspect, and we place an almost irrational trust on new tools. That’s fine for developing games, but it was a failing playbook for politics.
I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
The most lively fancy aided by the strongest description cannot equal the reality of the opera.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
I cannot possibly conceive of my planet Earth as the centre of a three-tiered universe. I know rather that the sun, around which my planet Earth revolves, is a middle sized star in a galaxy called the Milky Way that has over a hundred billion other suns or stars within it.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.
It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.
You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
Man cannot live by incompetence alone.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
Elimination of child labour and access to education are like two sides of one coin. One cannot be achieved without the other.
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.
We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another – until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.
It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will.
There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.
A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.
You can be taught so much, but the sense of anticipation cannot be taught.
Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.
No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations.
Immigrants provide skills that we simply cannot afford to do without. They have contributed hugely to Britain’s success.
What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
You cannot defeat an enemy you do not admit exists.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
I have steadily endeavoured to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as facts are shown to be opposed to it.
A kid cannot learn with an empty stomach.
When a law is in its nature a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law cannot divest those rights.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are: if you cannot create harmony – even vicious harmony – on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
You cannot have the same kind of character again and again in every season or every stage of your life. You change, people change.
We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Even the Soviet Union, with its huge nuclear arsenal, was a threat that could be deterred by the prospect of retaliation. But suicide bombers cannot be deterred. They can only be annihilated – preemptively and unilaterally, if necessary.
Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution.
Peace is a never ending process… It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests. It requires us to work and live together.
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.
If imperialism is not banished from the country, China will perish as a nation. If China does not perish, then imperialism cannot remain.
The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
As God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt from this duty, and small though it be, I too have a mission to fill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellowmen.
Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Reports in Washington show that our reasoning was just like that of your physicists. With all this information available, at least to privileged persons, I cannot understand why it is generally held in the United States that we completely missed the basic principle of the bomb until after Hiroshima.
It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race.
We cannot, as a country, improve economically, socially, and culturally without quality education.
The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers.
You’ve got to be one that, wherever you are, like a flower, you’ve got to blossom where you’re planted. You cannot eliminate darkness. You cannot banish it by cursing darkness. The only way to get rid of darkness is light and to be the light yourself.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
In football, the worst things are excuses. Excuses mean you cannot grow or move forward.
No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the intensity only gets stronger and stronger. We cannot escape these spiritual hungers.
Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really.
One cannot separate the spider web’s form from the way in which it originated.
We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
Well, I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
I would say it simply: No one can give that which he doesn’t personally possess, which means we cannot transmit the Holy Spirit in an effective way, render the Spirit perceptible, if we ourselves aren’t close to the Spirit.
As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.
We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.
Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative.
Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
You know people talk about federal money as if it falls from heaven. You know we thank heaven for it, but it came out of people’s pockets – and I’ve driven all over Washington, D.C., I cannot find the money tree.
We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.
Among a people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist.
We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
You can plan, but what happens on a football field cannot be predicted.
We also cannot allow Wall Street banks to rewrite the Second Amendment just because they’re too big to fail.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.