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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Vince Lombardi Quotes and Sayings

Vince Lombardi Quotes



The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Vince Lombardi

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vince Lombardi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi

I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Vince Lombardi

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Vince Lombardi

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Vince Lombardi

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Vince Lombardi

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Vince Lombardi

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Vince Lombardi

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Vince Lombardi

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.
Vince Lombardi

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Vince Lombardi

Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi

Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.
Vince Lombardi

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Vince Lombardi

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi

Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
Vince Lombardi

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Vince Lombardi
 
Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
Vince Lombardi

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi

If you can accept losing, you can't win.
Vince Lombardi

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.
Vince Lombardi

There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.
Vince Lombardi

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Vince Lombardi

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
Vince Lombardi

The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.
Vince Lombardi

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
Vince Lombardi

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Vince Lombardi

Success demands singleness of purpose.
Vince Lombardi

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Vince Lombardi

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Vince Lombardi

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Vince Lombardi

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
Vince Lombardi

Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result.
Vince Lombardi

Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.
Vince Lombardi

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.
Vince Lombardi

If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
Vince Lombardi

I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?
Vince Lombardi

Thomas Merton Quotes and Sayings

Thomas Merton Quotes



Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Thomas Merton

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
Thomas Merton

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.
Thomas Merton

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
Thomas Merton

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
Thomas Merton

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
Thomas Merton

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
Thomas Merton

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
Thomas Merton

We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.
Thomas Merton

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
Thomas Merton

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.
Thomas Merton

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.
Thomas Merton

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
Thomas Merton

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness.
Thomas Merton

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
Thomas Merton

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.
Thomas Merton

We have what we seek, it is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us.
Thomas Merton

To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.
Thomas Merton

If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell.
Thomas Merton

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
Thomas Merton

The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom.
Thomas Merton

The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
Thomas Merton

We do not exist for ourselves.
Thomas Merton

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation.
Thomas Merton

A daydream is an evasion.
Thomas Merton

October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful.
Thomas Merton

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.
Thomas Merton

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
Thomas Merton

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
Thomas Merton

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me.
Thomas Merton

Advertising treats all products with the reverence and the seriousness due to sacraments.
Thomas Merton

The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error.
Thomas Merton

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
Thomas Merton

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
Thomas Merton

Og Mandino Quotes and Sayings

Og Mandino Quotes



Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
Og Mandino

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
Og Mandino

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Og Mandino

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
Og Mandino

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.
Og Mandino

You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.
Og Mandino

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
Og Mandino

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
Og Mandino

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
Og Mandino

Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!
Og Mandino

There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.
Og Mandino

Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.
Og Mandino

I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
Og Mandino

To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
Og Mandino

It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Og Mandino

I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.
Og Mandino

The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.
Og Mandino

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes and Sayings

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes



It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
Niccolo Machiavelli

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Never was anything great achieved without danger.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot.
Niccolo Machiavelli

I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Niccolo Machiavelli

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Niccolo Machiavelli

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Niccolo Machiavelli

It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Niccolo Machiavelli

One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Before all else, be armed.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
Niccolo Machiavelli

There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.
Niccolo Machiavelli

For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
Niccolo Machiavelli

God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
Niccolo Machiavelli

It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
Niccolo Machiavelli

To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
Niccolo Machiavelli

War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms.
Niccolo Machiavelli

War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Niccolo Machiavelli

We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Martin Luther Quotes and Sayings

Martin Luther Quotes



Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
Martin Luther

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Martin Luther

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
Martin Luther

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Martin Luther

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Martin Luther

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Martin Luther

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Martin Luther

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Martin Luther

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
Martin Luther

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
Martin Luther

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Martin Luther

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
Martin Luther

Pray, and let God worry.
Martin Luther

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
Martin Luther

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
Martin Luther

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.
Martin Luther

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
Martin Luther

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
Martin Luther

To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Martin Luther

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
Martin Luther

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Martin Luther

Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
Martin Luther

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
Martin Luther

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
Martin Luther

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Martin Luther

You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
Martin Luther

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.
Martin Luther

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
Martin Luther

Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Martin Luther

People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
Martin Luther

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Martin Luther

Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
Martin Luther

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Martin Luther

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.
Martin Luther

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Martin Luther

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
Martin Luther

The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.
Martin Luther

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
Martin Luther

Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
Martin Luther

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
Martin Luther

Forgiveness is God's command.
Martin Luther

When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
Martin Luther

I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.
Martin Luther

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
Martin Luther

When schools flourish, all flourishes.
Martin Luther

If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
Martin Luther

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
Martin Luther

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
Martin Luther

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.
Martin Luther

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
Martin Luther

Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
Martin Luther

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Martin Luther

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Martin Luther

The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
Martin Luther

Reason is the enemy of faith.
Martin Luther

Marilyn Monroe Quotes and Sayings

Marilyn Monroe Quotes



I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
Marilyn Monroe

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
Marilyn Monroe

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Marilyn Monroe

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
Marilyn Monroe

We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.
Marilyn Monroe

I restore myself when I'm alone.
Marilyn Monroe

If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
Marilyn Monroe

The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes - or just by staring into space.
Marilyn Monroe

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Marilyn Monroe

I remember when I was in high school I didn't have a new dress for each special occasion. The girls would bring the fact to my attention, not always too delicately. The boys, however, never bothered with the subject. They were my friends, not because of the size of my wardrobe but because they liked me.
Marilyn Monroe

A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.
Marilyn Monroe

It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Marilyn Monroe

No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.
Marilyn Monroe

A smart girl leaves before she is left.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.
Marilyn Monroe

I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that's not easy.
Marilyn Monroe

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Marilyn Monroe

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
Marilyn Monroe

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
Marilyn Monroe

The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Marilyn Monroe

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
Marilyn Monroe

Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer. You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever.
Marilyn Monroe

A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful.
Marilyn Monroe

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
Marilyn Monroe

Dogs never bite me - just humans.
Marilyn Monroe

Friends accept you the way you are.
Marilyn Monroe

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Marilyn Monroe

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.
Marilyn Monroe

A man is more frank and sincere with his emotions than a woman. We girls, I'm afraid, have a tendency to hide our feelings.
Marilyn Monroe

One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel.
Marilyn Monroe

Fame doesn't fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners.
Marilyn Monroe

Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered... to feel she is the most important thing in someone's world. Only a man can paint this picture.
Marilyn Monroe

I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.
Marilyn Monroe

We should all start to live before we get too old.
Marilyn Monroe

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
Marilyn Monroe

Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don't have that?
Marilyn Monroe

I know I will never be happy, but I know I can be gay!
Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
Marilyn Monroe

I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that I was fooling somebody - I don't know who or what - maybe myself. I have feelings some days where there are scenes with a lot of responsibility, and I'll wish, 'Gee, if only I had been a cleaning woman.'
Marilyn Monroe

A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.
Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.
Marilyn Monroe

A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.
Marilyn Monroe

I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
Marilyn Monroe

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
Marilyn Monroe

I think that sexuality is only attractive when it's natural and spontaneous.
Marilyn Monroe

Like any creative human being, I would like a bit more control so that it would be a little easier for me when the director says, 'One tear, right now,' that one tear would pop out.
Marilyn Monroe

I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.
Marilyn Monroe

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
Marilyn Monroe

I am not a victim of emotional conflicts. I am human.
Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character.
Marilyn Monroe

With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself - for survival and living day to day with what comes up.
Marilyn Monroe

There are many times when a woman will ask another girl friend how she likes her new hat. She will reply, 'Fine,' but slap her hand to her forehead the minute the girl leaves to yipe, 'What a horror!'
Marilyn Monroe

At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox.
Marilyn Monroe

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
Marilyn Monroe

It's not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do - everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.
Marilyn Monroe

A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
Marilyn Monroe

The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Marilyn Monroe

When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.
Marilyn Monroe

A woman can't be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can't do it by herself.
Marilyn Monroe

A career is born in public - talent in privacy.
Marilyn Monroe

I like to feel blonde all over.
Marilyn Monroe

Someone said to me, 'If fifty percent of the experts in Hollywood said you had no talent and should give up, what would you do?' My answer was then and still is, 'If a hundred percent told me that, all one hundred percent would be wrong.'
Marilyn Monroe

There is a need for aloneness, which I don't think most people realise for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting. But everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like sort of a chunk of you.
Marilyn Monroe

It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
Marilyn Monroe

I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.
Marilyn Monroe

For a long time I was scared I'd find out I was like my mother.
Marilyn Monroe

It's nice to be included in people's fantasies but you also like to be accepted for your own sake.
Marilyn Monroe

If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers!
Marilyn Monroe

All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I'd worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: 'Don't hide these things from me. I'd rather you ask me these things straight out, and I'll answer all your questions.'
Marilyn Monroe

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
Marilyn Monroe

The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves.
Marilyn Monroe

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
Marilyn Monroe

Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.
Marilyn Monroe

There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.
Marilyn Monroe

We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.
Marilyn Monroe

Nothing's ever easy as long as you go on living.
Marilyn Monroe

My public is growing up just as I am. After all, I'm not 19 anymore and if I stick with the sex bit, who will be paying to see me when I'm 50?
Marilyn Monroe

If there is only one thing in my life that I am proud of, it's that I've never been a kept woman.
Marilyn Monroe

Someday I want to have children and give them all the love I never had.
Marilyn Monroe

I wish I knew why I am so anguished.
Marilyn Monroe

I enjoy acting when you really hit it right.
Marilyn Monroe

I want to be an artist, not... a celluloid aphrodisiac.
Marilyn Monroe

Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.
Marilyn Monroe

What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers.
Marilyn Monroe

Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either.
Marilyn Monroe

Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I'm invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who'll play the piano after dinner, and I know you're not really invited for yourself. You're just an ornament.
Marilyn Monroe

It's all make believe, isn't it?
Marilyn Monroe

A man makes you feel important - makes you glad you are a woman.
Marilyn Monroe

You know, most people really don't know me.
Marilyn Monroe

I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.
Marilyn Monroe

I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.
Marilyn Monroe

In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo.
Marilyn Monroe

What good am I? I can't have kids. I can't cook. I've been divorced three times. Who would want me?
Marilyn Monroe

The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
Marilyn Monroe

I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that sometimes I was fooling somebody; I don't know who or what, maybe myself.
Marilyn Monroe

I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
Marilyn Monroe

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.
Marilyn Monroe

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation.
Marilyn Monroe

I never wanted to be Marilyn - it just happened. Marilyn's like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane.
Marilyn Monroe

I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn't mean I want them to stop looking.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people.
Marilyn Monroe

I love a natural look in pictures.
Marilyn Monroe

Why is it you always meet people when you look your worst?
Marilyn Monroe

I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll be a great actress.
Marilyn Monroe

I always have a full-length mirror next to the camera when I'm doing publicity stills. That way, I know how I look.
Marilyn Monroe

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?
Marilyn Monroe

I'm looking forward to becoming a marvelous - excuse the word marvelous - character actress. like Marie Dressler, like Will Rogers.
Marilyn Monroe

Marriage destroyed my relationship with two wonderful men.
Marilyn Monroe

I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror.
Marilyn Monroe

What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman?
Marilyn Monroe

There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.
Marilyn Monroe

When I was a youngster I lived with different families. I nearly always felt closer to the man of the house. Maybe because I always dreamed of having a father of my own.
Marilyn Monroe

Consider the fellow. He never spends his time telling you about his previous night's date. You get the idea he has eyes only for you and wouldn't think of looking at another woman.
Marilyn Monroe

If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.
Marilyn Monroe

If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.
Marilyn Monroe

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
Marilyn Monroe

I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
Marilyn Monroe

Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.
Marilyn Monroe

To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
Marilyn Monroe

First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.
Marilyn Monroe

The thing I want more than anything else? I want to have children. I used to feel for every child I had, I would adopt another.
Marilyn Monroe

Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
Marilyn Monroe

Black men don't like to be called 'boys,' but women accept being called 'girls.'
Marilyn Monroe

I'm one of the world's most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.
Marilyn Monroe

A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.
Marilyn Monroe

There isn't anybody that looks like me without clothes on.
Marilyn Monroe

It is wonderful to have someone praise you, to be desired.
Marilyn Monroe

I just got to feel that whoever I marry has some real regard for me.
Marilyn Monroe

How do I know about a man's needs for a sex symbol? I'm a girl.
Marilyn Monroe

I have been told my eating habits are absolutely bizarre. But I don't think so.
Marilyn Monroe

I learned to walk as a baby, and I haven't had a lesson since.
Marilyn Monroe

Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.
Marilyn Monroe

I myself would like to become more disciplined within my work.
Marilyn Monroe

Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.
Marilyn Monroe

Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world.
Marilyn Monroe

The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know.
Marilyn Monroe

Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.
Marilyn Monroe

Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it.
Marilyn Monroe

When I was 11, the whole world was closed to me. I just felt I was on the outside of the world.
Marilyn Monroe

The 'public' scares me, but people I trust.
Marilyn Monroe

I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.
Marilyn Monroe

I'll think I have a few wonderful friends and all of a sudden, ooh, here it comes. They do a lot of things. They talk about you to the press, to their friends, tell stories, and you know, it's disappointing.
Marilyn Monroe

The working men, I'll go by and they'll whistle. At first they whistle because they think, 'Oh, it's a girl. She's got blond hair and she's not out of shape,' and then they say, 'Gosh, it's Marilyn Monroe!'
Marilyn Monroe

I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.' But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.
Marilyn Monroe

I have noticed... that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women.
Marilyn Monroe

An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
Marilyn Monroe

Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.
Marilyn Monroe

I am alone; I am always alone no matter what.
Marilyn Monroe

I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.
Marilyn Monroe

If I'm a star, then the people made me a star.
Marilyn Monroe

I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.
Marilyn Monroe

I read poetry to save time.
Marilyn Monroe

What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?
Marilyn Monroe

I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity, and that includes all kinds of parts.
Marilyn Monroe

I defy gravity.
Marilyn Monroe

I've found men are less likely to let petty things annoy them.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.
Marilyn Monroe

Fame may go by and - so long, I've had you.
Marilyn Monroe

In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.
Marilyn Monroe

Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met.
Marilyn Monroe

An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument.
Marilyn Monroe

I've always wanted a baby.
Marilyn Monroe

When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't look at myself as a commodity, but I'm sure a lot of people have.
Marilyn Monroe

I think I have always had a little humor.
Marilyn Monroe

When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress.
Marilyn Monroe

The public doesn't mind people living together without being married, providing they don't overdo it.
Marilyn Monroe

Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.
Marilyn Monroe

I don't digest things with my mind.
Marilyn Monroe

I want the world to see my body.
Marilyn Monroe

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.
Marilyn Monroe

I've always felt toward the slightest scene, even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say, 'Hi,' that the people ought to get their money's worth and that this is an obligation of mine, to give them the best you can get from me.
Marilyn Monroe

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation, but I'm working on the foundation.
Marilyn Monroe

Margaret Mead Quotes and Sayings

Margaret Mead Quotes




Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
Margaret Mead

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
Margaret Mead

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Margaret Mead

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
Margaret Mead

A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
Margaret Mead

I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
Margaret Mead

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
Margaret Mead

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

The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Margaret Mead

I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.
Margaret Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Margaret Mead

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
Margaret Mead

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
Margaret Mead

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
Margaret Mead

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.
Margaret Mead

I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.
Margaret Mead

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
Margaret Mead

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
Margaret Mead

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
Margaret Mead

Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
Margaret Mead

Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
Margaret Mead

Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
Margaret Mead

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
Margaret Mead

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
Margaret Mead

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
Margaret Mead

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
Margaret Mead

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
Margaret Mead

Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
Margaret Mead

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.
Margaret Mead

The way to do fieldwork is never to come up for air until it is all over.
Margaret Mead

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.
Margaret Mead

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

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.
Margaret Mead

The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
Margaret Mead

Malcolm X Quotes and Sayings

Malcolm X Quotes



Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Malcolm X

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Malcolm X

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Malcolm X

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X

I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
Malcolm X

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
Malcolm X

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Malcolm X

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
Malcolm X

Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
Malcolm X

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Malcolm X

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.
Malcolm X

I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.
Malcolm X

I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence.
Malcolm X

The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities - he is only reacting to 400 years of the conscious racism of the American whites.
Malcolm X

If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Malcolm X

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
Malcolm X

America preaches integration and practices segregation.
Malcolm X

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Malcolm X

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
Malcolm X

You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
Malcolm X

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, even eaten with people who in America would have been considered 'white,' but the 'white' attitude had been removed from their minds by the religion of Islam.
Malcolm X

Segregation is that which is forced upon an inferior by a superior. Separation is done voluntarily by two equals.
Malcolm X

I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
Malcolm X

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
Malcolm X

My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Malcolm X

You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself.
Malcolm X

No, we are not anti-white. But we don't have time for the white man. The white man is on top already, the white man is the boss already... He has first-class citizenship already. So you are wasting your time talking to the white man. We are working on our own people.
Malcolm X

I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.
Malcolm X

Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
Malcolm X

The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery. The last name of my forefathers was taken from them when they were brought to America and made slaves, and then the name of the slave master was given, which we refuse, we reject that name today and refuse it. I never acknowledge it whatsoever.
Malcolm X

If, if a white man puts his arm around me voluntarily, that's brotherhood. But if you - if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that's not brotherhood, that's hypocrisy.
Malcolm X

The black man in Africa had mastered the arts and sciences. He knew the course of the stars in the universe before the man up in Europe knew that the earth wasn't flat.
Malcolm X

History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
Malcolm X

If ballots won't work, bullets will.
Malcolm X

You have to realize that up until about 1959, Africa was dominated by the colonial powers. And by the colonial powers of Europe having complete control over Africa, they projected Africa always in a negative light - jungles, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized.
Malcolm X

Stumbling is not falling.
Malcolm X

I just don't believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from under that oppression.
Malcolm X

Good education, housing and jobs are imperatives for the Negroes, and I shall support them in their fight to win these objectives, but I shall tell the Negroes that while these are necessary, they cannot solve the main Negro problem.
Malcolm X

In the Bible, God offered the Pharaoh freedom if he would just let the oppressed people free to go to the land of milk and honey. But the Pharaoh disobeyed, and he was destroyed.
Malcolm X

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
Malcolm X

You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution.
Malcolm X

To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
Malcolm X

Nobody should teach the black man in America to turn the other cheek, unless someone is teaching the white man in America to turn the other cheek.
Malcolm X

Power doesn't back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It's not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power.
Malcolm X

When we see that our problem is so complicated and so all-encompassing in its intent and content, then we realize that it is no longer a Negro problem, confined only to the American Negro; that it is no longer an American problem, confined only to America, but it is a problem for humanity.
Malcolm X

The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot and George Washington - wasn't nothing non-violent about old Pat or George Washington.
Malcolm X

The goal of Dr. Martin Luther King is to give Negroes a chance to sit in a segregated restaurant beside the same white man who had brutalized them for 400 years.
Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
Malcolm X

When ghetto living seems normal, you have no shame, no privacy.
Malcolm X

If it's lawful to have a rifle club to kill pheasants, it should be just as lawful to have one to kill wolves or dogs that are being sicked on little black babies. In fact, it's constitutional. Article Number Two of the constitution guarantees the right of every citizen to own a rifle or a shot gun.
Malcolm X

In the past, the greatest weapon the white man has had has been his ability to divide and conquer. If I take my hand and slap you, you don't even feel it. It might sting you because these digits are separated. But all I have to do to put you back in your place is bring those digits together.
Malcolm X

It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.
Malcolm X

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.
Malcolm X

Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad.
Malcolm X

If you turn the other cheek, you can be enslaved for 1,000 years.
Malcolm X

There is no more apartheid in South Africa than in the United States.
Malcolm X

History is not hatred.
Malcolm X

What I want to know is how the white man, with the blood of black people dripping off his fingers, can have the audacity to be asking black people, 'Do they hate him?' That takes a lot of nerve.
Malcolm X

My black brothers and sisters - of all religious beliefs, or of no religious beliefs - we all have in common the greatest binding tie we could have. We are all black people!
Malcolm X

My father didn't know his last name. My father got his last name from his grandfather, and his grandfather got it from his grandfather who got it from the slavemaster.
Malcolm X

Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
Malcolm X

You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
Malcolm X

America is the first country... that can actually have a bloodless revolution.
Malcolm X

I did a lot of things as a Muslim that I am sorry for now.
Malcolm X

The white man, in his press, is going to identify me with 'hate.'
Malcolm X

For me, my 'X' replaced the white slave master name of 'Little' which some blue-eyed devil named Little had imposed on my parental forebears.
Malcolm X

Integration will not bring a man back from the grave.
Malcolm X

History proves that the white man is a devil.
Malcolm X

I want to take Negroes out of the ghetto and put them in good neighborhoods in good houses.
Malcolm X

We who follow the Honorable Elijah Muhammad feel that when you try and pass integration laws here in America, forcing white people to pretend that they are accepting black people, what you are doing is making white people act in a hypocritical way.
Malcolm X

My father didn't know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master.
Malcolm X

We Muslims believe that the white race, which is guilty of having oppressed and exploited and enslaved our people here in America, should and will be the victims of God's divine wrath.
Malcolm X

We are not anti-white. But we don't have time for the white man. The white man is on top already, the white man is the boss already... he has first-class citizenship already. So you are wasting your time talking to the white man. We are working on our own people.
Malcolm X

You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
Malcolm X

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Malcolm X

America in its entirety is segregationist and is racist. It's more camouflaged in the north, but it's the same thing.
Malcolm X

The true Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against blacks.
Malcolm X

White America is in the minority.
Malcolm X

When we say Afro American, we include everyone in the Western Hemisphere of African descent. South America is America. Central America is America. South America has many people in it of African descent.
Malcolm X

Do you know what integration really means? It means intermarriage. That's the real point behind it. You can't have it without intermarriage. And that would result in disintegration of both races.
Malcolm X

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says that we should be separate, all right, but in this separate state or separate existence, the black man should be given the opportunity and the incentive to do for himself what the white man has done for himself.
Malcolm X

The American Negro has no conception of the hundreds of millions of other non-whites' concern for him: he has no conception of their feeling of brotherhood for and with him.
Malcolm X

If you have a dog, I must have a dog. If you have a rifle, I must have a rifle. If you have a club, I must have a club. This is equality.
Malcolm X

The White man pays Reverend Martin Luther King so that Martin Luther King can keep the Negro defenseless.
Malcolm X

I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca.
Malcolm X

Not one black man is prominent in Brazil. The Negroes there are still at the bottom.
Malcolm X

We won't organize any black man to be a Democrat or a Republican because both of them have sold us out. Both of them have sold us out; both parties have sold us out. Both parties are racist, and the Democratic Party is more racist than the Republican Party.
Malcolm X

It's hard for anyone intelligent to be nonviolent. Everything in the universe does something when you start playing with his life, except the American Negro. He lays down and says, 'Beat me, daddy.'
Malcolm X

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that God, now, is about to establish a kingdom on this earth, based upon brotherhood and peace. And the white man is against brotherhood, and the white man is against peace.
Malcolm X

There is nothing in our book, the Koran, that teaches us to suffer peacefully. Our religion teaches us to be intelligent.
Malcolm X

What is a Dixiecrat? A Democrat. A Dixiecrat is nothing but a Democrat in disguise.
Malcolm X

All I held against Jews was that so many Jews actually were hypocrites in their claim to be friends of the American black man.
Malcolm X

Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner. You must be eating some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American.
Malcolm X

In the Muslim world, I had seen that men with white complexions were more genuinely brotherly than anyone else had ever been. That... was the start of a radical alteration in my whole outlook about 'white men.'
Malcolm X

Karl Marx Quotes and Sayings

Karl Marx Quotes



History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Karl Marx

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
Karl Marx

Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
Karl Marx

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!
Karl Marx

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
Karl Marx

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
Karl Marx

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Karl Marx

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
Karl Marx

Democracy is the road to socialism.
Karl Marx

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
Karl Marx

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Karl Marx

Religion is the opium of the masses.
Karl Marx

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Karl Marx

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
Karl Marx

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx

The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Karl Marx

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Karl Marx

Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
Karl Marx

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
Karl Marx

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx

History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Karl Marx

If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.
Karl Marx

The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Karl Marx

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
Karl Marx

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
Karl Marx

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
Karl Marx

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Karl Marx

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Karl Marx

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.
Karl Marx

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
Karl Marx

The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggles.
Karl Marx

In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
Karl Marx

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
Karl Marx

Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
Karl Marx

We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.
Karl Marx

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Karl Marx

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
Karl Marx

Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
Karl Marx

Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
Karl Marx

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
Karl Marx

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
Karl Marx

The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
Karl Marx

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Karl Marx

On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
Karl Marx

Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.
Karl Marx

The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.
Karl Marx

Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Karl Marx

The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.
Karl Marx

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
Karl Marx

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
Karl Marx

It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
Karl Marx

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
Karl Marx

The worker of the world has nothing to lose, but their chains, workers of the world unite.
Karl Marx

The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.
Karl Marx

There is a specter haunting Europe, the specter of Communism.
Karl Marx

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
Karl Marx

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
Karl Marx

A specter is haunting Europe - the specter of communism.
Karl Marx

The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
Karl Marx