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Adrienne Clarkson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Adrienne Clarkson.

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column,
or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction
of something much bigger than ourselves.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes
us fearful or suspicious of others.
We can forget that most of the people that we know,
or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly.
- Adrienne Clarkson

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented.
This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which,
like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals,
you will have added your conception,
your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson

 

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into
the kind of statue likes,
and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
- Randolph Bourne

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly
that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
- Henri Matisse

Training is such a vital part of preparation for a game,
you really do train to play.
It tops up your ability, like sharpening a carving knife.
You can get away with not doing it for a while,
as long as you have reached a certain standard of fitness.
- Graeme Le Saux

I realized it wasn't necessary to work in the traditional
methods of carving and casting.
- Martin Puryear

A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not
carving the turkey in the kitchen.
- Kin Hubbard

What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job
of carving out their place.
- Tom Brokaw

Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
- Michelangelo

I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future.
Carving out new ways of looking at things.
- Herbie Hancock

The rule in carving holds good as to criticism;
never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
- Charles Buxton

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled
flow of words in an open forum.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes,
packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners,
and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
- Paul Sweeney

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom,
too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
- Boyd Rice

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
- A. Whitney Brown

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens,
who assemble and administer the government in person.
- James Madison

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

In my afternoon walk I would fain forget
all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection
of isolated family units.
- Valerie Solanas

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
- Charles de Secondat

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is good for society to have this introspection.
- Jacques Verges

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
- John W. Gardner

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from
human beings than it will get in practice.
- George Orwell

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
- Jean de la Bruyere

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking
about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
- Mignon McLaughlin

In every society some men are born to rule,
and some to advise.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to
truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

You can find your way across this country using burger
joints the way a navigator uses stars.
- Charles Kuralt

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
- Milton Friedman

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
- Timothy Leary

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your
eyes when you awake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg

Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that
can stay up all night and eat anything.
- Herb Caen

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan


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