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Stephen Roberts Quotes

I hope you find these Stephen Roberts Quotes inspiring and motivational.

I contend that we are both atheists.
I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Roberts

Related topics: Cynical Religion

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
- Baltasar Gracian

It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time,
which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann


 

I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,
but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
- Allen Klein

I contend that every woman has the right to feel beautiful,
no matter how scrambled her features,
or how indifferent her features.
- Marie Dressler

I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
- William Henry Harrison


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Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend!
It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
- Robert Herrick

War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting;
but in a tract of time,
wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.
- Thomas Hobbes

When people contend for their liberty they seldom get
anything for their victory,
but new masters.
- Edward F. Halifax

The real evil with which we have to contend is not
the physical evil of the Famine,
but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.
- Charles E. Trevelyan

One of the most difficult things to contend with in
a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff
that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
- Jean Kerr

I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate,
Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
- Tony Campolo

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools
of thought contend is the policy for promoting the
progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
- Mao Zedong

To pin your hopes upon the future is to consign those hopes to a hypothesis,
which is to say, a nothingness.
Here and now is what we must contend with.
- Angela Carter

I have had nothing to do in any way,
shape or form with the mailing of these anthrax letters,
and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or suggest that I have.
- Steven Hatfill

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend
and combine with thought,
as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
- Franz Liszt

Immortality: A toy which people cry for,
And on their knees apply for, Dispute,
contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right
proud Eternally to die for.
- Ambrose Bierce

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.
- Friedrich Schiller

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything:
familiarity.
- Honore de Balzac

I contend that it's impossible to read the Sermon on
the Mount and not come out against capital punishment.
- Tony Campolo

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire;
for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
- Heraclitus

The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury,
our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide
legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life.
The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless,
and they should be called marriages.
- Tony Campolo

I wish your increase in holiness, number,
love, religion, and righteousness; and wait you,
and cease to contend with these men that are gone from us,
for there is nothing that shall convince them but judgment.
- Donald Cargill

I contend that Bush would be a lot more moderate if
there weren't some fundamentalists breathing down his
neck every time he wants to establish the state of Israel,
every time he wants to do justice for the Palestinian people.
- Tony Campolo

At times those skills were really hard to do because
not only was I having to contend with the camera,
but I was having to learn these new skills and the
ball was always kind of doing what you didn't want it to do.
So it got a little bit frustrating at times but we got there.
- Parminder Nagra

Those issues are biblical issues: to care for the sick,
to feed the hungry, to stand up for the oppressed.
I contend that if the evangelical community became more biblical,
everything would change.
- Tony Campolo

It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon,
and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend
for the gradual degeneration of the human species,
that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
- Charles Dickens

We mostly feel fearful because we feel powerless.
We feel powerless, I contend, because of a style of
thinking that splits information in two poles that
makes us lose all the operative information we need to solve the problem.
- Patricia Sun

Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly
reports and profit margins -
the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability.
When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can
to assist the backbone of our economy.
- Ruben Hinojosa

The will is a beast of burden.
If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills;
if Satan mounts it,
it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider...
the riders contend for its possession.
- Martin Luther

One of the things I've really gotten past in the last
couple of years is the idea of being made uncomfortable
by the way things appear,
rather than how things are.
Clearly in this business you have to contend with a lot of that.
- Aimee Mann

I wish there were more true conversion,
and then there would not be so much backsliding,
and, for fear of suffering, living at ease,
when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause.
- Donald Cargill

But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man,
woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be
doing the same thing for every man,
woman, and child in the United States?
- Tony Campolo

Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort
facts in his own interests.
But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled
over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically.
Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better
off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?
- Robert Novak

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Rumi

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

Let's Roll.
- Todd Beamer

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill


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