A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on balance, disaster, failure, life, misfortune, survival, women, and worth

If we put the emphasis upon the right things. If we live the life that is worth while, and then fail, we will survive all disasters, we will out-live all misfortune. We should be so well balanced and symmetrical, that nothing which could ever happen could throw us off our center, so that no matter what misfortune should overtake us, there would still be a whole magnificent man or woman left after being stripped of everything else.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Ordway Tead on democracy, dictatorship, individuality, personality, personality, purpose, sacrifice, satisfaction, self-sacrifice, society, survival, value, and vision

Sooner or later a democracy which is to survive has to be able to rely upon that enlargement of vision and purpose of those individuals who compose it, which means that their craving for devotion and self-sacrifice is satisfied in a democratic society on a nobler level, and with a finer recognition of the value of individual personality than is true of a national purpose of a totalitarian state under a dictator.

Ordway Tead

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A Quote by Ordway Tead on anthropology, common sense, day, economics, history, love, neighbors, and survival

More and more clearly every day, out of biology, anthropology, sociology, history, economic analysis, psychological insight, plain human decency and common sense, the necessary mandate of survival that we shall love all our neighbors as we do ourselves, is being confirmed and reaffirmed.

Ordway Tead

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A Quote by O. P. Kretzmann, DD. on age, atoms, faith, fear, history, hope, life, love, men, survival, and world

If we are to survive the Atomic Age, we must have something to live by, to live on, and to live for. We must stand aside from the world's conspiracy of fear and hate and grasp once more the great monosyllables of life: faith, hope and love. Men must live by these if they live at all under the crushing weight of history.

O. P. Kretzmann

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on citizenship, education, individuality, knowledge, needs, order, preparation, relationships, schools, survival, time, and world

Fortunately or otherwise we live at a time when the average individual has to know several times as much in order to keep informed as he did only thirty or forty years ago. Being "educated" today requires not only more than a superficial knowledge of the arts and sciences, but a sense of inter-relationship such as is taught in few schools. Finally, being "educated" today, in terms of the larger needs, means preparation for world citizenship; in short, education for survival.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

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A Quote by Muriel Spark on death, friendship, survival, and war

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amoungst the dead and dying on a battlefield.

Muriel Spark

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on men, reputation, and survival

How many valiant men we have seen to survive their own reputation!

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Maya Angelou on ignorance and survival

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on body, christ, conscience, crime, enemies, environment, extremism, god, goodness, injustice, jesus, justice, kindness, love, men, nations, questions, slavery, survival, and truth

Was not Jesus an extremist for love - "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you." Was not Amos an extremist for justice - "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ - "I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus." Was not Martin Luther an extremist - "Here I stand; I can do none other so help me God." Was not John Bunyan an extremist - "I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience." Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free." Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." So the question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be. Will we be extremists for hate or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice - or will we be extremists for the cause of justice? In that dramatic scene on Calvary's hill, three men were crucified. We must not forget that all three were crucified for the same crime -the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thusly fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963)

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A Quote by Marjorie Harris on compassion, earth, existence, garden, imagination, life, meaning, population, survival, time, and work

Soil is a resource, a living, breathing entity that, if treated properly, will maintain itself. It's our lifeline for survival. When it has finally been depleted, the human population will disappear. . . . Project you imagination into the soil below you next time you go into the garden. Think with compassion of the life that exists there. Think, the drama, the sexuality, the harvesting, the work that carries on ceaselessly. Think about the meaning of being a steward for the earth.

Marjorie Harris

Source: the Garden, 1995

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