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Bernadette Devlin Quotes

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To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
- Bernadette Devlin

Yesterday I dared to struggle.
Today I dare to win.
- Bernadette Devlin

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had,
Mother Church ranks at the very top,
a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom.
She has been a force for conservatism...
to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
- Bernadette Devlin

It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors
of letting an urchin into Parliament.
- Bernadette Devlin

 

Basically, I have no place in organized politics.
By coming to the British Parliament,
I've allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top
and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom.
- Bernadette Devlin

I got quite bored, serving in the bar.
Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women,
and with half their subject matter denied them,
it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.
- Bernadette Devlin

One American said that the most interesting thing about
Holy Ireland was that its people hate each other in
the name of Jesus Christ.
And they do!
- Bernadette Devlin

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My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament:
it is to get something done.
- Bernadette Devlin

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We Gain All Genuine Insight From Questions and Experiments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

The natural progress of things is for liberty
to yield and government to gain ground.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness
in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn
sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment,
the other for all time.
- Chilon

Already, China has undermined U.S.
foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan.
We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil.
- Jo Ann Emerson

Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin.
- Hesiod

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
- Jessica Savitch

No voice teacher can be all things to all people.
You have to gain information from whatever sources you can.
You have to listen.
- Renee Fleming

You learn so much from competition you gain confidence
every time you have to step up and perform.
- Natalie Gulbis

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict
pain and get away with it -
short-term pain for long-term gain.
- George Will

I worked hard.
I worked late.
I went in early.
I did everything I could to gain an advantage.
- Joe Theismann

It is a proof of our natural bias to evil,
that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good;
but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of.
- Augustus Hare

I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history
is largely a history of inflation,
usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

But recently it seems that each time I vote,
I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals
and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for
the benefit of political gain.
- Jeff Miller

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror.
I can take the next thing that comes along."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us;
ordinary men gain much.
- Walter Savage Landor

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain,
for economic advantage, for ideology.
- Ronald Reagan

Between each album I try to gain a new insight that
I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about
something that I've written about before,
but from a fresh viewpoint.
- Don Henley

He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

By his own efforts man could never gain the true and desired riches.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Swaziland is a small part of south-east Africa,
the last country in the continent to gain its independence.
- Richard Grant

Masculinity is not something given to you,
but something you gain.
And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
- Norman Mailer

As I've been able to once again gain the benefits of speed work,
I'm enjoying my running more and more.
- Frank Shorter

Satirists gain the applause of others through fear,
not through love.
- William Hazlitt

I certainly believe that we gain through open trade and liberalisation.
- Peter Mandelson

Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships
commensurate with their percentage of the population,
feminists scream discrimination.
- Marvin Olasky

All myths that are something more than fancies gain
rather than lose in value with time,
by reason of the accretions of human experience.
- Richard Le Gallienne

It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain.
But lessons were learned.
And they were the right lessons.
- Tom Clancy

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning
a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
- E. O. Wilson

To say that an artist sells out means that an artist
is making a conscious choice to compromise his music,
to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
- Ken Burns

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly
lucrative investment for those with a talent for making
money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

By use you possess gain; by disuse you decline and lose.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
- Erwin Rommel

The mandate you go with is intimidating and also is
a source of respect that you gain,
because you have come with this mandate from the United Nations.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities
that gain esteem and praise,
are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
- Joseph Addison

A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept
from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
- William Faulkner

Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain,
Like other farmers, flourish and complain.
- George Crabbe

There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom
but you lose spontaneity.
- Kenny Rogers

One of the ways I think I gain fodder for characters is by watching people.
- Edie Falco


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