Saturday, June 21, 2008

Very special frases



Collected by João Cruzué

"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King Jr.

"The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." Martin Luther King Jr.

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.

"It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality." Martin Luther King Jr.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King Jr.

"When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr.

"I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law." Martin Luther King Jr.

"I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller.

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller.

"Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." Helen Keller.

"People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant." Helen Keller.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart." Helen Keller.

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." Helen Keller.

"The highest result of education is tolerance." Helen Keller.

"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." Helen Keller.

"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish." Albert Einstein.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge..." Albert Einstein.

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein.

"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population." Albert Einstein.

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity." Albert Einstein.

"A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." Eleanor Roosevelt

"I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on." Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward." Franklin D. Rosevelt.

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." Franklin D. Rosevelt.

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth." Franklin D. Rosevelt.

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Franklin D. Rosevelt.

"We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization." Franklin D. Rosevelt.

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." Franklin D. Rosevelt.

"A friend is one before whom I may think aloud." Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer." Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"Character is higher than intellect..."Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think." Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me." Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"God enters by a private door into every individual." Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good." Ralph Aldo Emerson.

"If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend." Abraham Lincoln.

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

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." Abraham Lincoln.

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Abraham Lincoln.

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Abraham Lincoln.


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