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Antonio Gramsci Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Antonio Gramsci.

Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
- Antonio Gramsci

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence,
but an optimist because of will.
- Antonio Gramsci

To tell the truth is revolutionary.
- Antonio Gramsci

I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn't know where to die.
- Antonio Gramsci

 

My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge
that if you beat your head against the wall it is your
head which breaks and not the wall -
that is my strength,
my only strength.
- Antonio Gramsci

The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions
and without becoming disillusioned.
- Antonio Gramsci

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pessimism is as American as apple pie -
frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
- George Will

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
- Golda Meir

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
- William James

One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
- Ian Mcewan

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism.
But I do not rule out optimism.
- Jim Leach

I don't believe in pessimism.
If something doesn't come up the way you want,
forge ahead.
If you think it's going to rain, it will.
- Clint Eastwood

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
- Bernard De Voto

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Optimism doesn't wait on facts.
It deals with prospects.
Pessimism is a waste of time.
- Norman Cousins

You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle
East existed in Northern Ireland,
but we stayed at it.
- George J. Mitchell

In securing the future of the planet,
we secure happiness for ourselves.
One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the
tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.
- Bob Brown

I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way.
We'd meet, they'd come and seek me out,
we'd talk about the future.
And I found that their depression and pessimism was
every bit as acute as mine.
- Wole Soyinka

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

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

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

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

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

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

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart


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