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Everett Dirksen Quotes and Sayings
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I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

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There is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
- Everett Dirksen

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

When a member of the House moves over to the Senate,
he raises the IQ of both bodies.
- Everett Dirksen

 

But the basic difficulty still remains:
It is the expansion of Federal power,
about which I wish to express my alarm.
How easily we embrace such business.
- Everett Dirksen

I have said, with respect to authorization bills,
that I do not want the Congress or the country to commit
fiscal suicide on the installment plan.
- Everett Dirksen

We are becoming so accustomed to millions and billions
of dollars that "thousands" has almost passed out of the dictionary.
- Everett Dirksen

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We have been through this is biennial convulsion four
or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years,
and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again.
- Everett Dirksen

The oil can is mightier than the sword.
- Everett Dirksen

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion;
constitutionality is no match with compassion.
- Everett Dirksen

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength
of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires
of those who dwell there.
- Everett Dirksen

During a political campaign everyone is concerned with
what a candidate will do on this or that question if
he is elected except the candidate;
he's too busy wondering what he'll do if he isn't elected.
- Everett Dirksen

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Every man has his own courage,
and is betrayed because he seeks in himself
the courage of other persons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz


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