We Were Once Just Humans

Statistics.. The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
( Evan Esar )

Oppressors can tyrannise only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.
( James Madison )

Knowledge is often destroyed by censorship.

Some people will do you wrong then turn around and act like you did something to them.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
( John Adams, 04.12.1770 )

They will call you crazy until they find out you are right.

If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.
( Thich Nhat Hanh )

The past is a place of reference.. Not a place of residence.
( Rose Winfold )

When someone is mean, don’t listen.
When someone is rude, walk away.
When someone tries to put you down, stay firm.

May your neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you, and heaven accept you.
( Aubrey Drake )

Some days you need the music..
And some days you need the lyrics.

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
( Rabindranath Tagore )

May your shoes make happy tracks on many roads..
And may rainbows always touch your shoulders.
( Alfred Hookins, 1892-1956 )

Being human is given, but keeping our humanity is a choice.

Your whole life is on the other side of the glass, and there is nobody watching.
( Alan Bennett )

What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
( Andre Agassi )

It’s very sad that some of the kindest people in life are always the most mistreated.

Recession is when a neighbour loses his job.
Depression is when you lose yours.
( Ronald Reagan )

Being different doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )

A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.

The right to free speech and the unrealistic expectation to never be offended can not coexist.
( Philip Sharp )

The present is what slips by us while we are pondering the past and worrying about the future.
( Ziggy )

Be the reason someone smiles today.

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
( Thomas Jefferson )

Unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
( Noam Chomsky )

If you don’t know the whole story, you should remain silent.

The joy in life is to be used for a purpose.
I want to be used up when I die.
( George Bernard Shaw )

I only know two tunes..
One of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’ and the other isn’t.
( Ulysses S. Grant )

Many politicians are so arrogant, they fail to understand how stupid they are.

I don’t want you to think like me.. I just want you to think.
( Robert William Hutchison, 1922-2006 )

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
( Voltaire )

No amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education simply develops it.
( Rose Winfold )

A good life is when you smile often, laugh a lot..
And realise how blessed you are for what you have.

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
( William F. Halsey )

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
( Confucius )

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.
( Benjamin Franklin )

We were all once just simply humans..
Until some gave themselves labels and separated us..
Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, etc., etc.
( Rose Winfold )

What is success ?
It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.
( Paulo Coelho )

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.
( Alexander Woollcott )

Is there a God ?  I do not know. Is man immortal ?  I do not know.
One thing I do know, and that is, that neither hope, nor fear, belief, nor denial, can change the fact.  It is as it is, and it will be as it must be.
( Robert Ingersoll )

Listen to the wind, it talks.
Listen to the silence, it speaks.
Listen to your heart, it knows.

May the stars carry your sadness away.
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty.
May hope forever wipe away your tears.
And, above all, may silence make you strong.
( Chief Dan George )

We rise by lifting others.
( Robert Ingersoll )

I am who I am.. Your approval is not needed.

Sacrificing the earth for paradise is giving up the substance for the shadow.
( Victor Hugo )

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
( Alfred A. Montapert )

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
( Thomas Paine )

Stay away from negative people..
They have a problem for every solution.

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
( Alvin Toffler )

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.
( Carl Sagan )

What a different place this world would be if people listened with their hearts instead of their opinions.

The life of the Nation is secure only while the Nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.
( Frederick Douglass )

People that belittle others in order to sound clever do nothing more than prove their idiocy.

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth.
This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
( Laozi )

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
( Benjamin Franklin )

The behaviour of some people is shaped by social engineering.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
( Marianne Williamson )

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

Life always offers us a second chance.. It’s called tomorrow.

To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.
( Robert Ingersoll )

One day we will all be just a memory..
But only to some people.. So do your best to be a good one.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, I bet we would be quick to grab ours back.

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
( George Washington )

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.. It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile.
( Robert Ingersoll )

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