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Everett Dirksen Quotes

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

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


 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

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

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

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

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

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

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

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

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

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

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Do not hire a man who does your work for money,
but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

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

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

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

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

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

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

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


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