A Quote by James Allen on control, desires, environment, idealism, present, and vision

Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your Vision, your Ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by Jacques René Chirac on change, control, globalization, government, leadership, people, politics, progress, questions, science, and society

Everything there is to say has been said-and well said-about the tidal wave that is mingling the irreversible globalization of human activity with ever-faster scientific and technical progress. This worldwide process raises two crucial questions: How can people, and in the first place governments, maintain the necessary control over these changes? And, how can our societies keep pace with the precipitous course of change without damage to themselves? Every political leader is obliged to act to keep the pace and scale of this process under control, so that our peoples may reap its full benefits.

Jacques Chirac (1932 -)

Source: Reception for Ambassadors, at the Elysée Palace, 26, August 1999

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on children, common sense, control, decisions, desires, facts, friendship, goals, good, harmony, humor, idealism, integrity, life, love, loyalty, needs, parenthood, security, sense of humor, stability, time, truth, understandin

Hoover, of the FBI, explained that juvenile delinquents seldom come from homes in which: Parents try to understand their children and find time to cultivate their friendship and love. Parents of integrity face facts and live by the truth. Parents live within their means and give their children examples in thrift, security, and stability. Parents are industrious and teach their children that most of life's good things come only from hard work. Parents have worthwhile goals in life and seek to have their children join them in their attainment. Parents have common sense , a capacity for friendship and a sense of humor. Parents live in harmony with each other and do not quarrel in presence of their children Parents have ideals and a compelling urge to serve rather than to be served. Parents are unswervingly loyal to their own children, but can express righteous indignation and chastise them when necessary. Parents decisions are controlled, not by what their children desire, but by what they need.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by J. B. Hill on authority, belief, business, children, control, correction, direction, evil, existence, facts, faults, government, life, mankind, taxes, and welfare

Believe, if you will, that there may have been faults in our industrial system, yet the fact remains that the welfare of the average man has not so far advanced under any other form of government, and that whatever evil exists will not be corrected by delegating to government, with all its weaknesses, the authority to run and control all business and to control the daily lives and activities of laboring mankind. Nor will any existing waste and extravagance of government be eliminated or appreciably diminished until the average man realizes that the burden of paying its bills will, through direct or indirect taxation, ultimately fall upon him, his children or his children's children.

J. B. Hill

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on choice, control, destruction, endurance, eternity, ignorance, knowledge, learning, life, universe, and wonder

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: The New Hugo Winners

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A Quote by I. A. R. Wylie on control, courage, force, honesty, hope, justice, needs, and science

We need justice. We need toleration, honesty and moral courage. These are modern virtues without which we cannot hope to control the forces science has let loose among us.

I. A. R. Wylie (1885 - ?)

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on commitment, control, evil, feeling, men, and potential

Within me is the potential to commit every evil act I see being committed by other men, and unless I feel this potential, I can at any moment be controlled by these same urges. I am free from these urges only if I recognize when I am feeling them, and while feeling them and acknowledging them to be me, choose not to follow them. Only in this way can I begin to regain the disowned parts of me. And only in this way can I know what it is I am criticizing in others.

Hugh Prather

Source: (Notes)

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A Quote by Hugh Johnson on contentment, control, country, garden, ideas, individuality, nature, plants, purpose, and style

What, if anything, do the infinity of different traditional and individual ideas of a garden have in common? They vary so much in purpose, in size, in style and content that not even flowers, or even plants at all, can be said to be essential. In the last analysis there is only one common factor between all gardens, and this is the control of nature by man. Control, that is, for aesthetic reasons. . . . The essence is control. Without constant watchful care a garden - any garden - rapidly returns to the state of the country all around it.

Hugh Johnson

Source: The Principles of Gardening, 1979, p. 8.

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on agreement, control, justice, people, and trying

When someone disagrees with me, I do not have to immediately start revising what I just said. People don't want me to always agree with them. They can sense this is phony. They can sense I am trying to control them: I am agreeing with them to make them like me. They feel; "I don't want to exist to like you. I DON'T exist to like you."

Hugh Prather

Source: Notes

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A Quote by Herbert Spencer on control and self-control

The most important attribute of man as a moral being is the faculty of self-control.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

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