We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.
We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. It's profitable to scare women about birth. But let's stop it. I tell women: Your body is not a lemon.
Ina May Gaskin
'Let's quash the notion that childbirth is something to fear. Instead, let us embrace the fact that our bodies are capable of bringing forth new life with confidence.'
When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.
When the Almighty desires to pass judgment on a nation, He bestows upon them depraved leaders.
Give me blood and I will give you freedom!
Subhas Chandra Bose
Grant me vitality and I will provide you liberation!
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction.
...one cannot actively help a woman to give birth. The goal is to avoid disturbing her unnecsessarily.
...one cannot intervene to aid a female in labor. The objective is to abstain from interfering unnecessarily.
This world is like a mountain. Your echo depends on you. If you scream good things, the world will give it back. If you scream bad things, the world will give it back. Even if someone says badly about you, speak well about him. Change your heart to change the world.
God is a businessman. He is not going to do business with someone who shows no sign of potential return. He invests in people who demonstrate an ability to handle what He has given them.
T. D. Jakes
God is an investor. He will not risk His resources on someone without any prospect of reward. He entrusts His blessings to those who prove they are capable of utilizing them effectively.
Hate no one, no matter how much they've wronged you. Live humbly, no matter how wealthy you become. Think positively, no matter how hard life is. Give much, even if you've been given little. Keep in touch with the ones who have forgotten you, and forgive who has wronged you, and do not stop praying for the best for those you love.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
Donate one's effort and resources to assist others without an ulterior motive.
I don't give a damn how you feel about me, I sip lean pure codeine and I don't give a damn what you say about me.
'I could not care less how you perceive me, I partake in syrup of codeine and I couldn't be bothered by what you voice about me.'
Every single success you experience is a combination of two things: your effort and Allah's help. When you don't put in enough effort, Allah does not give His barakah. And sometimes you might put in a lot of effort but you may not see the result you expected. That, also, is Allah's barakah.
Nouman Ali Khan
Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: you must give, if you want to get.
Subhas Chandra Bose
Do not succumb to injustice and evil. Hold fast to the immutable truth: give freely if you desire to receive.
If life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. And try to find somebody who's life gives them vodka, and have a party.
If life throws you a curveball, you should make the best of it. And seek out someone whose situation offers an opportunity for celebration.
A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.
A faith that offers nothing, requires no investment, and entails no hardship is worthless.
The masses need something that will give them a thrill of horror.
The multitude requires something that will inspire a feeling of dread.
I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man.
I have devoted the prime of my life bringing people joy, facilitating their merriment, yet all I reap is maltreatment, living as a fugitive.
When you don't talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you. I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I've gone through a lot of changes, but they've allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us.
A person’s tongue can give you the taste of his heart.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
A person's speech can impart the essence of their soul.
Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Indulge in libations. This is everlasting bliss. These are all the joys that youth grants you. It is the occasion for spirits, blossoms and befuddled companions. Rejoice in this instant. This instant is your eternity.
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
Allow each day to have the potential to become the most remarkable day of your life.
Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
'Females constitute one half of the population that creates the other, thus essentially rendering them as the whole.'
Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.
Entrust all authority to the multitude, and they shall subjugate the minority. Entrust all authority to the elite, and they shall subjugate the masses.
Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work.
Regimen of exercise is intended to confer suppleness, poise, and dexterity which will be clearly manifested in your gait, performance, and labor.
Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Paul the Apostle
A lot of times when you keep it real with somebody, you can't expect them to keep it real with you. In this industry people just want to be famous and they forget how to keep it real and they forget to give credit to the people who helped them get to where they at.
Just do right. Right may not be expedient, it may not be profitable, but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguards can’t give you. So try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity.
Take up the battle. Take it up.
It’s yours. This is your life.
This is your world.
I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want.
I am merely a purveyor, supplying the populace with their desires.
It's better to show up than to give up.
Persevere rather than abandon.
Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.
Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Assuming accountability for all unsuccessful outcomes and giving credit where it is due.
There is nothing government can give you that it hasn't taken from you in the first place.
'No matter what the state provides, it has already extracted its due in return.'
There's something about having people around you giving you support that is - it's motivating, and once I got that support from people then I believed I could do anything.
Encouragement from others is invigorating, and when I had it I felt capable of achieving anything.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Reconciliation is the aroma the violet emits on the foot that has trampled it.
Friendship is one of the greatest gifts a human being can receive. It is a bond beyond common goals, common interests, or common histories. It is a bond stronger than sexual union can create, deeper than a shared fate can solidify, and even more intimate than the bonds of marriage or community. Friendship is being with the other in joy and sorrow, even when we cannot increase the joy or decrease the sorrow. It is a unity of souls that gives nobility and sincerity to love. Friendship makes all of life shine brightly.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
I want you to understand that your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and see that we care not just about ourselves but about others.
Madam C. J. Walker
I urge you to recognize that your primary responsibility is to our common humanity. I want others to witness us demonstrating consideration not only for ourselves, but also for the wider world.
God does not patch up the old life,
or make certain repairs on the old life;
He gives a new life, through the new birth.
God does not mend the past life, or effect modifications to the former life; He bestows a fresh existence, through regeneration.
Stop trying to change someone who does not want to change. Stop giving chances to someone who abuses your forgiveness. Stop walking back to the place where your heart ran from. Stop trusting their words and ignoring their actions. Stop breaking your own heart.
He who keeps his heart near God will find peace and tranquility, whilst he who gives his heart to the people will find restlessness and apprehension.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
He who keeps his soul close to God will find contentment and serenity, whilst he who entrusts his spirit to the masses will find unease and dread.
From the perfection of Allah's ihsan is that He allows His slave to taste the bitterness of the break before the sweetness of the mend. So He does not break his believing slave, except to mend him. And He does not withhold from him, except to give him. And He does not test him (with hardship), except to cure him.
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
I got my start by giving myself a start.
Madam C. J. Walker
I initiated my journey by taking the first step.
We are thinking about bad only those who are worse than we are, and those who are better than us ... I'm just not up to us ... One does not follow it than smell roses. Another of the bitter herbs will produce honey. Give bread to one - will remember forever. Another life donation - do not understand.
When the church hears the cry of the oppressed it cannot but denounce the social structures that give rise to and perpetuate the misery from which the cry arises.
When the church hears the lament of those suffering injustice, it must openly decry the systems that engender and maintain their anguish.
I’m single, I’m enjoying life. Being a boss. Like all true bosses, one day you gotta give it up.
'I'm unattached, relishing life. Being in control. As all authentic rulers, eventually you must relinquish it.'
Alas, how can the poor souls live in Concord when you preachers sow amongst them in your sermons debate and discord? They look to you for light and you bring them darkness. Amend these crimes, I exhort you, and set forth God's word truly, both by true preaching and giving a good example, or else, I, whom God has appointed his vicar and high minister here, will see these divisions extinct, and these enormities corrected...
Henry VIII of England
If you want to be holy, if you seek meaning in your life, start looking into your own life and attacking your pride in all of its many forms. God will give you extraordinary light and the ultimate reward of holiness. For your holiness relies not on what you do, but on what you allow God to do through you. Have courage. God will perfect you.
Carry your heart through this world like a life-giving sun
Bring your spirit through this life like a revitalizing ray of light.