A Quote by unknown on balance, control, disease, garden, life, nature, play, and seriousness

Bats are in serious decline nearly everywhere. Worldwide, there are almost a thousand different kinds of bats which comprise nearly one fourth of all mammal species. Of the 43 species living in the U.S. and Canada, nearly 40 percent are endangered or are candidates for such status. . . . Bats may eat their own weight in insects in a single night. They also control such garden pests such as ants, beetles and disease carrying mosquitoes. As the primary predator of night-flying insects, bats play an important role in this balance of nature.


Source: Texas Bat and Bird House Products

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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on control, learning, life, pain, pleasure, secrets, and success

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Thomas L. "Tom" Clancy, Jr. on change, control, country, destiny, and people

About forty percent of the people vote Democrat. About forty percent vote Republican. Of those eighty percent, most wouldn't change their votes if Adolf Hitler was running against Abe Lincoln - or against FDR. . . . That leaves twenty percent of the people who swing back one way or another . . . the true independents. . . . That twenty percent controls the destiny of the country.

Tom Clancy (1947 -)

Source: Executive Orders, 1996

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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on control, giving, government, men, power, and thought

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Unanimous opinion, guarantees right to have at home material, obscene if in public, 7 Apr 69

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A Quote by Thucydides on achievement, authority, constitution, control, democracy, excellence, funerals, justice, laws, life, obedience, oppression, play, privacy, reason, security, shame, spirit, and talent

Our constitution is named a democracy, because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes, and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement, not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another. . . . Open and friendly in our private intercourse, in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority, and to the laws, more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. II, Funeral Oration of Pericles, 37

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on control, discretion, education, exercise, people, remedies, society, and elightenment

I know of no safe repository for the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to increase their discretion by education.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on character, control, day, death, force, machines, mind, order, science, and war

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. What man's mind can create, man's character can control.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: newspaper interview, August 22, 1921

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A Quote by Tao Te Ching on control


He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Tao Te Ching on conflict, control, family, generosity, life, simplicity, present, thinking, and work

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Susan Sontag on control, death, mystery, and religion

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.

Susan Sontag

Source: Illness as a Metaphor

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