A Quote by James Agee on education, environment, health, insanity, and needs

As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that "adjustment" to a sick and insane environment is of itself not "health" but sickness and insanity.

James Agee (1909 - 1955)

Source: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, with Walker Evans, 1941.

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on children, crime, and environment

Experts say that children are not born criminals, nor pampered parasites. They are made that way by the environment in which they live.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on belief, birth, children, creation, death, doubt, enemies, environment, existence, fatherhood, fear, god, home, ideas, life, men, mind, motherhood, needs, preparation, sister, spirituality, wonder, and world

Some men fear death, and sometimes they feel that it is an awful enemy; there are those who say they do not believe there is anything beyond the grave, that they think death ends conscious existence. I doubt very much if any man really believes that, as the idea of complete annihilation is one that cannot be entertained by the mind of man, when referring to himself. But men say they are afraid of that other world because they don't know much about it; they don't know what it will be like; and they fear the unknown. But really, brethren and sisters, do we not know as much about the world into which we are going as we knew about this one when we came into it? If an unborn babe could speak and it should be told that it must be bom into an unknown world, it would doubtless say, "I must not be separated from my mother or I will die. I depend upon her for my life. I must not be bom, as you call it, for that would be death," and yet, we know that if the child were not bom in due course it would die. The remarkable thing is that when it is bom the little child finds itself possessed of faculties and organs that begin to function only after birth-organs which were in process of creation during the pre-natal period but not intended to function until after birth. How wise our Heavenly Father is in making provision for the unborn babe to come into an environment where it can feel at home, and where its every need has been anticipated. I wonder whether we are now preparing-in this figuratively speaking pre-natal life-to be bom into the new and more glorious world. When we are born into that life, I think we shall find that God has prepared us for that birth-we shall find ourselves possessed of spiritual organs, so to speak, which will function fully as we become adapted to a purely spiritual environment. Then we shall refer to that transition as birth, not death. I am sure that he who made provision for our coming here has made provision for our going there.

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

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A Quote by Henry Eyring on earth, environment, eternity, god, heaven, honesty, knowledge, lies, life, men, relationships, religion, sons, spirit, and universe

. . . true religion was never a narrow thing. True religion concerns man and the entire universe in which he lives. It concerns his relationships with himself and his fellow men, with his environment, and with God his creator. It is therefore limitless, and as boundless as that eternity which it teaches lies ahead of every son of God. . . . Here is the spirit of true religion, an honest seeking after knowledge of all things of heaven and earth.

Henry Eyring (1901 - 19)

Source: Science and Your Faith in God

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A Quote by H. E. Townsend on colors, darkness, environment, and weakness

Everybody knows "blue" Monday. Sometimes we see "red." "Black" looks are disconcerting. Often the weak hearted show the "white" feather or a "yellow" streak. And that "dark brown" taste is not unknown. But if you want to keep in the "pink" of mental condition you mustn't let disturbing riots of color mess up your environment.

H. E. Townsend

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A Quote by E.F. Schumacher on attitude, environment, fulfillment, life, principles, wealth, and world

An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.

E.F. Schumacher (1911 - 1977)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on environment, exercise, learning, problems, and responsibility

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by David. J. Schwartz, PhD on body, day, environment, facts, feeling, force, gossip, guilt, men, mind, people, thinking, thought, and women

But there's another type of poison perhaps a little more insidious - thought poison - commonly called "gossip." Thought poison differs from body poison in two ways. It affects the mind, not the body, and it is more subtle. The person being poisoned usually doesn't know it. Thought-poison is subtle but it accomplishes "big" things. It reduces the size of our thinking by forcing us to concentrate on petty, unimportant things. It warps and twists our thinking about people because it is based on a distortion of facts, and it creates a guilt feeling in us that shows through when we meet the person we've gossiped about. Thought-poison is 0 percent right thinking: it is 100 percent wrong thinking. And contrary to lots of opinion, women have no exclusive franchise on gossip. Every day many men, too, live in a partially poisoned environment.

David. J. Schwartz

Source: The Magic of Thinking Big

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A Quote by Dan Quayle on environment, pollution, and water

It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

Dan Quayle (1947 -)

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A Quote by C. Smith Sumner on ability, automobiles, beauty, boldness, children, confusion, danger, environment, fatherhood, garden, god, indecision, life, pollution, and sharing

The Bee Story I want to share something with you. A few days ago, I was stopped at a large, busy intersection waiting for a long light. Not really looking at anything in particular, my eyes moved about until I noticed a honey bee on the street alongside the car. It was near a bold white line which was between my lane and the left turn lane. The bee was not flying in a lush garden among beautiful flowers and shrubs and trees, in the cool clean air with quietness and beauty all around it. Instead, it had lowered itself to walk on the hot pavement surrounded by noise, pollution, heat and great threats to its very life. It crawled onto the line and seemed to be pulled toward the other side. But then it resisted and wandered back. Back and forth it went, indecisive about whether it would cross over or not. The traffic was now moving in the left turn lane and presented a grave danger. Finally the little bee, perhaps confused, being in an environment to which it was not accustomed, and not using the abilities that God had given it, drifted over the line and headed directly into foreign territory. Two tires went by quickly without harming the bee although ruffling its wings a bit. It could see that it could stand up to any danger so it carried on. Then came a bus and, in a split second, its life was snuffed out. It perished on the wrong side of the line. This is a true story about one unfortunate bee. It has been acted out, set in different environments, in the lives of many of the children of our Heavenly Father.

C. Smith Sumner (1933 -)

Source: originally told to a seminary class, September, 19, Los Altos, California, 1983

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