Moses' Collection of Quotations

Acceptance of Others, Rights of Others, Believing in Others

A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should. Unknown

"All nature's difference keeps all nature's peace." Alexander Pope, (1688–1744), English poet

"During the campaign for president in 1880 even as James Garfield was not doing any of the campaigning . . . and speaking to the members of a singing group from an all-black university in Nashville, Tennessee after they sang to James Garfield in front of his modest farmhouse. “And I tell you now, in the closing days of this campaign, that I would rather be with you and defeated than against you and victorious." 20th USA President James A. Garfield

"Help each other be right, not wrong. Look for ways to make new ideas work, not for reasons they won't. Do everything with enthusiasm, it's contagious." Ian Percy (Which Ian Percy?)

"I join you with hand and heart." William Clark, (1770–1838), US explorer. With Meriwether Lewis, he commanded an expedition 1804–06 across the North American continent. This quote is from writing to Meriwether Lewis

"I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that I may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat." President James A. Garfield

"I was surprised to learn that my family had been present at important events, that we had once been players in a way we no longer were. This made me feel larger (I was related to famous people!). But it also made me feel smaller, a speck in a long ancestral line, not entirely free to be me because it had been ordained, long before I was born, that I was one of them." George Howe Colt, author of The Big House

"If we want to change something, we must begin with understanding. But if we want to love something, we must begin with acceptance." Eric Greitens, author, in The Heart and the Fist

"In every man there is something of which I may learn of him, and in that he is my teacher." Ralph Waldo Emerson, (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet

"I’ll love you even when I don’t like you." Lace Harper, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

"If you fall, you'll crack your skulls, and then we'll have to leave the both of you behind." An adult escort on the orphan train to one of the orphans who was carrying a 14 month-old baby; Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (As you can tell this quote is the opposite of accepting other.)

"It's a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test." Elbert Hubbard, (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher

"Lewis asks us to imagine an Englishman travelling abroad, fully persuaded of the superiority of English cultural values to those of the savages of Western Europe. Instead of seeking out the local culture, enjoying the local food, and allowing his own presuppositions to be challenged, he mixes only with other English tourists, insists on seeking out English food, and sees his 'Englishness' as something to be preserved at all costs. He thus takes his 'Englishness' that he brought with him, and 'brings it home unchanged.' "Taken from the book C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrathh; The point that C. S. Lewis was trying to make by using a familiar cultural stereotype of the English tourist is "that to understand the literature of the classical or Renaissance periods, it is necessary to 'suspend most of the responces and unlearn most of the habits' that result from 'reading modern literature' such as an unquestioning assumption of the innate superiority of our own situation.

"[My mother] said, 'If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, then they can learn to say Uzoamaka.' " Uzoamaka "Uzo" Aduba, actress

"Never give up on anybody." Hubert H. Humphrey, (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969.

"People is more important than anything, even grammar." Dan Harmon, (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969.

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804–81), British statesman; prime minister 1868 and 1874–80

"The sisters concentrated, instead, on loving their neighbors." Eric Greitens in The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. (Eric was doing short-term work in Mother Teresa's home for the destitute and dying in Calcutta and wrote, ". . when we see self-righteousness it is often an expression of self-doubt and self-hatred. In a place where people are able to accept themselves, love themselves, and know that they are loved, there is no need to criticize or compare, cajole or convince.)" Eric Greitens in The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens

"There is another way of visiting a foreign country, and a correspondingly different way of reading an older text. Here, the tourist eats the local food and drinks the local wine, seeing 'the foreign country as it looks, not to the tourist, but to its inhabitants.' As a result, Lewis argues, the English tourist comes home 'modified, thinking and feeling' in different ways. His travel has enlarged his vision of things." Taken from the book C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath; The point that C. S. Lewis was trying to make by using a familiar cultural stereotype of the English tourist is "that to understand the literature of the classical or Renaissance periods, it is necessary to 'suspend most of the responces and unlearn most of the habits' that result from 'reading modern literature' such as an unquestioning assumption of the innate superiority of our own situation.

"There is a place for everyone in the big picture. To turn your back on any one person, for whatever reason, is to run the risk of losing the central piece of your jigsaw puzzle." James St. Lyon, (Who is James St. Lyon?)

"Those who believe in our ability do more than stimulate us. They create for us an atmosphere in which it becomes easier to succeed." John H. Spalding, author(Thank You compiled by Dan Zadra)

"You can work miracles by having faith in others. To get the best out of people, choose to think and believe the best about them." Bob Moawad, (January 2, 1941 - January 13, 2007) author

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